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Episode from the podcastThe Stronger By Science Podcast

Beta-Alanine, Training Frequency, and Strength for Hypertrophy

Released Thursday, 3rd June 2021
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In today’s episode, Greg and Eric announce the hiring of two new SBS coaches and provide some exciting updates about the diet app that is currently in development (1:26). After that, Eric shares a Research Roundup segment with fascinating new findings related to beta-alanine supplementation (25:08), and Greg presents a Research Roundup covering topics including training frequency, sticking points, non-nutritive sweeteners, the effects of strength on hypertrophy potential, and more (1:00:57). Eric also shares some practical tips for modifying your pressing exercises in the presence of elbow and shoulder discomfort in a Coach’s Corner segment (1:44:35). Finally, Greg and Eric wrap up the show by answering a few questions from listeners (1:50:40). 

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Good news: New SBS coaches, updates on the diet app! (1:26)

Feats of Strength (20:25)

Research Roundup: Beta-Alanine (25:08)

Research Roundup (several topics) (1:00:57):

Effects of strength on hypertrophy potential (1:01:14)

Squat sticking point (1:10:35)

Training frequency (1:20:23)

History of strength training research (1:24:05)

Impact of COVID-19 on training behaviors (1:33:33)

Effects of non-nutritive sweeteners on body weight (1:38:12)

Coach’s Corner: Modified pressing variations in response to shoulder/elbow discomfort (1:44:35)

Q&A (1:50:40):

What's the most ludicrous programming or workout you've ever heard of or seen with your own eyes? (1:50:49)

Can you HIIT yourself into marathon shape? (2:02:37)

Best tendon strengthening protocol? (2:11:45)

If you could redesign the Presidential Fitness Test to be science-based, what exercises would you select to assess physical fitness? (2:14:45)

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