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

Shortcomings of Body Composition Assessments, and Fitness-Related Applications of Mindfulness and Meditation

In today’s episode, Greg discusses what common body composition devices actually measure, how accurate (or inaccurate) they are for individuals (rather than groups), and some better strategies for monitoring progress toward fitness goals. After that, Eric steers others toward the Road to Enlightenment with a segment on the fitness-related applications of mindfulness and meditation.

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.

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