Buffering Strategies, Calorie Counting, and Estimating TDEE

Today’s episode begins with a spoiler in the Feats of Strength segment, as we discuss the winner of this year’s World’s Strongest Man competition. After that, Eric presents a Research Roundup segment about buffering strategies. The segment is mostly about new research on beta-alanine and a couple of related ingredients (carnosine and anserine), but also includes discussions about hyperventilation and the mechanisms involved with various buffering strategies. After that, Greg discusses his newest article on the MacroFactor website, which is called “The Problems with Calorie Counting.”


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Time Stamps

Intro/Announcements (0:00)

Road to the Stage / Road to Athens (3:18)

Feats of Strength (4:26)

Research Roundup: Buffering strategies (6:36)

Beta-alanine (7:34)

Mechanisms (17:41)

Hyperventilation (23:41 )

Carnosine and Anserine (30:55)

SBS Article Discussion: The Problems with Calorie Counting (43:20)

Issues with generic calorie targets (46:53)

Issues with wearables for estimating energy expenditure (54:05)

Issues with common TDEE estimation equations (1:00:56)

 To Play Us Out: Wilco and Lichens (1:19:21)

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