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Episode from the podcastThe Stronger By Science Podcast

Protein, Fish Oil, Glycogen, and What Limits Muscle Growth

Released Thursday, 24th December 2020
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This is the final episode of 2020, and it’s a science-heavy episode packed full of information. After some Good News and Feats of Strength, Eric revisits a couple of previous segments and social media posts about optimal protein intakes and the potential benefits of fish oil. Greg got some new information about a paper evaluating the use of strength blocks to increase hypertrophy, so he revisits that topic as well. Finally, Greg and Eric share some new research reviews about the importance of muscle glycogen depletion for lifters and biological factors that may limit the growth of muscle fibers, followed by a sincere “thank you” to close out the year.

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Intro/Announcements (0:00:41). 

Good news (0:01:08). 

Feats of Strength (0:06:16). 

Clarifications, Rigid Defensiveness, and Aggressive Counter-Attacks (0:16:28). 

Protein (0:16:55): 

Fish oil (0:46:41): 

Strength blocks to enhance hypertrophy (1:00:51): 

Research Review (1:04:59). 

Modest Glycogen Depletion May Impact Lifting Performance More Than You Think (1:06:06). 

Biological factors that may limit muscle fiber growth (1:21:51 ). 

To Play Us Out: Thank you (1:57:55).
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