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Greg Nuckols and Eric Trexler from Stronger By Science share evidence, anecdotes, and incoherent ramblings on training, nutrition, science, and life in general.

Individual Responses to Training and Protein Quality

In today’s episode, Greg discusses the substantial amount of inter-individual variability observed in responses to training interventions, and how to navigate training decisions in light of these hard-to-predict differences among individuals. After that, Eric discusses protein quality: what it is, what affects it, and how much it does (or doesn’t) matter from a practical perspective.

Bonus Live Q&A: MacroFactor One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Today’s episode is a celebration of the one-year anniversary of launching MacroFactor. It was recorded with a live YouTube audience on September 16, 2022. In this episode, Greg and Eric answer some viewers’ questions that are specific to MacroFactor, but they also answer several unrelated questions about a wide range of training and nutrition topics.

Stretch-Mediated Hypertrophy and Reverse Dieting

Greg discusses the research behind how resistance training range of motion impacts muscle growth, with a special focus on stretch-mediated hypertrophy. After that, Eric dives deep into the topic of reverse dieting, which is often touted as a remedy for metabolic adaptation and a strategy to facilitate easier and more sustainable weight loss.

Restoring Motivation, Issues in Research, and Walking for Weight Loss

In today’s episode, Eric kicks things off by answering two questions from listeners. The first is about proper mixing and storage of creatine, and the second is about rediscovering and restoring motivation to work out. Next, Greg provides a research-packed answer to a listener’s question about whether or not there is a point of diminishing returns when it comes to weight loss and walking. After that, Eric discusses a few issues in the world of research and academic publishing that should impact the way we interpret some scientific research papers.

Intuitive Eating, Plyometrics for Hypertrophy, and a Sauna Update

In today’s episode, Eric shares a sauna update that explores the effects of sauna bathing on exercise recovery and training adaptations. Next, Greg presents a research review segment that covers the surprisingly positive effects of plyometric exercises on muscle hypertrophy. After that, Eric answers a listener’s questions related to intuitive eating, mindful eating, and health at every size. Finally, to play out the show, Eric revisits the topic of cultural life in Ohio.

Cheat Meals, Sauna, and Time Off From Training

In today’s episode, Eric discusses his newest article that describes the drawbacks of “cheat meals” while recommending some more advisable alternatives. After that, Greg presents a Research Review about the time course of detraining when you take some time off from the gym. Finally, Eric answers a listener’s question about the potential health benefits of sauna bathing, then closes out the show with some bluegrass music recommendations.

Turkesterone, Carb Overfeeding, and Commonly Neglected Muscles

Eric revisits the topic of beta-ecdysterone and turkesterone supplementation in light of some controversy within the supplement industry. Greg discusses the newest Stronger By Science article by Cameron Gill, which explores the most commonly neglected movements and muscles. That’s followed by a Coach’s Corner segment in which Eric discusses carbohydrate overfeeding in the context of bulking diets, and directly compares it to fat overfeeding.

Cognitive Effects of Creatine, Nasal Breathing, and Current Trends in Science

Today’s show begins with a recap of results from the women’s division of the IPF world champions. After that, Greg shares a hybrid Article Discussion/Tech Support segment about a new article covering MacroFactor’s revamped food logging system, which makes it (objectively) the fastest food logger on the market. After that, Greg and Eric debut the “Armchair Scientist’s Corner,” a spinoff of the Coach’s Corner segment, in which they discuss some unfavorable trends in the scientific literature. That’s followed by a Q&A segment.

Fatigue Mechanisms, HIIT Programming, and Sex Disparities in Research

In today’s episode, Greg and Eric revisit the topic of buffering supplements and fatigue as Eric presents a Research Review about the mechanisms driving neuromuscular fatigue. After that, Greg discusses his new article about sex disparities in research. Next, Eric shares a Coach’s Corner segment about programming high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and sprint interval training (SIT) for lifters.

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