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

Q&A: Dreamer Bulks, Concurrent Training, Recovery Modalities, and Valuing Research (Episode 17)

In today’s episode, Greg and Eric field listener questions about the optimal rate of weight gain while bulking, rep ranges for hypertrophy, soreness, concurrent training, recovery modalities, and more. To finish off the episode, Greg and Eric explain why research should still broadly be valued and utilized, despite the likelihood that there’s some pretty low-quality research hiding within the overall body of literature.

Changing Your Mind, Internet Arguments, Metabolic Adaptation, and Leigh Peele (Episode 16)

In this episode, Eric has some grievances to get off his chest, and Greg and Eric team up on “Feats of Strength” to highlight some impressive lifts and pay tribute to a legend. Eric has a Coach’s Corner segment about some practical aspects of metabolic adaptation during weight loss, and a new “Question of the Day” segment challenges Eric and Greg to share some ideas they’ve changed their mind about throughout their careers. Finally, Greg shares some cooking tips for making macro-friendly (but flavorful) stews, and Eric and Greg share predictions for the forthcoming college football season. Greg and Eric also interview Leigh Peele, who tells us about the early days of the evidence-based fitness movement, weight loss, and metabolic adaptation.

Q&A: Keto, Rapid Fat Loss, Deadlifts, and Faulty Movement Patterns (Episode 15)

In today’s episode, Greg and Eric field listener questions about the keto diet, rapid fat loss, carryover between squat and deadlift, corrective exercises for faulty movement patterns, and much more. To finish off the episode, Greg and Eric share some great reading materials for trainers looking to expand their training knowledge, and some tips for students hoping to excel academically.

Sleep, Response Heterogeneity, and Dr. Brandon Roberts (Episode 14)

In this episode of the Stronger By Science Podcast, Greg and Eric split the “Feats of Strength” duties, then take a deep dive into some research on how sleep affects performance and body composition. Finally, Eric takes a trip to Flavortown and shares six easy, delicious chicken recipes for the calorie counters out there. Greg and Eric also interview Dr. Brandon Roberts, who tells us about his current bodybuilding prep, why some people respond better to training than others, and why sleep is so important for lifters.

Bench Press, Intermittent Fasting, Body Composition Testing, and Dr. Grant Tinsley (Episode 12)

In this episode of the Stronger By Science Podcast, Greg shares some bench press tips, Greg and Eric discuss intermittent fasting, and Greg answers a listener’s question about mistakes to avoid when coaching beginners. Greg and Eric also interview Dr. Grant Tinsley, who tells us about some of his research on body composition, physique athletes, intermittent fasting, and determining which fruit your body is shaped like.

Coaching Cues, Fat-Free Mass Index, Non-Responders, and Dr. Brad Dieter (Podcast Episode 10)

In this episode of the Stronger By Science Podcast, Greg shares a coaching tip on using exaggerated cues for lifting technique, then Greg and Eric discuss a ton of new studies that came out this month. Topics include fat-free mass index, dietary nitrate, caffeine, sleep, statistics, grape kool aid, and more. Eric also interviews Dr. Brad Dieter, who tells us about research on artificial sweeteners, processed foods, body fat set points, and much more.

Q&A: Hormonal Contraceptives, Rates of Weight Loss/Weight Gain, Timeline of Training Adaptations (Episode 9)

In today’s episode, Greg and Eric field listener questions about how birth control and the menstrual cycle affect periodization, optimal rates of weight loss, adjusting calorie intake while bulking, how long it takes muscles and connective tissues to adapt to resistance training, a quick tip to turn a good hypertrophy program into a good strength program, and much more.

Drug Testing, New Supplement Research, Squat Science, and Dr. Eric Helms (Podcast Episode 8)

In episode 8, Greg and Eric settle the dispute about who truly started the first ever fitness podcast. They go on to discuss advancements in athlete drug testing, research pertaining to protein and overfeeding, a surprising new study on ecdysterone supplementation, and which muscle groups are really targeted by the back squat. Then they interview Dr. Eric Helms about all things bodybuilding, including macro tracking, optimal training frequency, and management of training intensity and volume.

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