Month: January 2019

Is Olive Oil the Best Oil? w/Mike’s Mom Maria

Episode 9 Notes: Mike’s mom, Maria Farr, is a certified olive oil judge and sensory panelist. With all the recent focus on fats in our diets, we decided to bring her on to help educate us – and you – on a particularly tasty fat. Our questions went something like this: What does “extra virgin”…

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Vertical Jump/Box Jump: Can you improve & should you try? w/Jacob Ross

Episode 8 Notes: Vertical jump has become a test of athleticism, but is it something you can train? Box jumps have come around again in popularity, but are they an important training tool…or just a cool trick? What contributes to being good at either or both? Can you make significant improvement with training?  Our good…

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Blood Flow Restriction Training: Is it all it’s pumped up to be? w/Layne Norton, PhD

Episode 7 Notes: You can call it Blood Flow Restriction (BRF), occlusion, or Kaatsu, but the idea is all the same: Keep some extra blood in the muscles of your arm or leg and get a massive pump. But is this superior to working out the regular way? When should you use it, and does…

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Is Sports-specific Training a Gimmick? w/Jacob Ross

Episode 6 Notes: Can activities in the gym that are built around the requirements of a specific sport actually help athletes get better at that sport? Our good friend, Jacob Ross —  an athletic performance coach and consultant who currently works with Luol Deng of Minnesota Timberwolves – joined us as our expert to answer…

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Is All the Fake Sugar Hate Just Fake News? w/Layne Norton, PhD

Episode 5 Notes: We get started by talking about what’s becoming a pretty uncommon experience for a lot of people: Actually leaving your house to watch a movie. Wrapping up a run of nutrition and diet-related episodes, we talk about a group of substances that are common in a lot of people’s diets at this…

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