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Episode from the podcastThe Stronger By Science Podcast

Protein, Lactate, and Strength Phases to Boost Hypertrophy

Released Thursday, 10th December 2020
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Today’s episode features some Good News and Feats of Strength, followed by a huge Research Roundup to get you all caught up on recent happenings in the world of exercise science and sports nutrition. Topics covered include optimal protein intake, essential amino acids, meal timing, lactate, relationships between sleep and hunger, and muscle memory. Greg also discusses a recent study suggesting that adding strength phases to your training may promote greater hypertrophy. This study has made the rounds on social media and been widely discussed in the evidence-based fitness world, but there are some important details to consider before drawing conclusions on the topic. Finally, to play them out, Eric and Greg discuss some major food controversies that have shaken Eric to his core.


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Time Stamps

Intro/Announcements (0:01:00). 

Good news: COVID vaccines, open science (0:04:12). 

Feats of Strength (0:17:16). 

Research Roundup (0:24:33). 

Optimal Protein Intake (0:25:15). 

Essential Amino Acids (0:35:39). 

Meal Timing (0:42:55). 

Preceding a Hypertrophy Phase with a Strength Phase (0:52:22). 

Sleep and Hunger (1:13:45). 

Lactate (1:22:23). 

Muscle Memory (1:40:07). 

To Play Us Out: Major food conspiracies (1:49:15).
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