Month: July 2019

How do you do a weight cut and still be at your best for competition? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

The existence of weight classes and coefficients drive many people to do last minute weight cuts, but many don’t make the best choices when making these cuts. If competition is about being your best, are you setting yourself up for a sub-par performance? There are many ways to cut, but which ways are optimal? We…

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Should everybody be bodybuilders? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

Once again, we take on this question with that help of guests Eric Helms and Omar Isuf. With the known injury rates of many sports…including or maybe especially strength sports…maybe we should all just…be bodybuilders? Unpacking this question inevitably leads to more questions: Can you actually call bodybuilding a sport? Is bodybuilding style training actually…

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Does your gut microbiome affect your fitness? w/Dr. Jimmy Bagley

Our digestive system has all kinds of stuff living in it that we can’t see with the naked eye – and even if we could, it would still be inside of us so… Anyway, does any of this stuff we’re carrying around affect how fit we are? Dr. Jimmy Bagley is an Assistant Professor of…

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How do you spot a gimmick (before you waste your money or your time on it)? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

We take on this question with that help of previous guests Eric Helms and Omar Isuf, who joined us in studio. Eric holds a BS in fitness and wellness, an MS in exercise science, a second masters in sports nutrition, a PhD in strength and conditioning, and is a research fellow for AUT at the…

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Why would anyone choose a carnivore diet? w/Jason Phillips

When weight-loss diets work, they work by creating a caloric deficit and not through any other magic. We’ve established that with our experts on the show already. We’ve also established that cutting out a whole category of nutrient — like cutting carbs in a ketogenic diet – can accomplish a calorie reduction. But what if…

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