Latest Podcast Episodes

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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What is (Dietary) Fat and Why Does It Make Everything Delicious? with Eric Helms, PhD

Episode 4 Notes: Our fourth episode takes a look at the final macronutrient: fat. We spend a few minutes discussing the documentary “Transformer” about Janae Marie Kroczaleski…and our small part in it. We also discuss streaming services and how hard it is to get everything we want to watch in one place these days. Then,…

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