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Episode from the podcastThe Stronger By Science Podcast

Q&A Extravaganza

Released Thursday, 20th May 2021
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Topics include the relative impact of lifting and protein intake on muscle protein synthesis (3:03), strategies for dealing with suboptimal sleep patterns (35:18), how to handle anti-lifting advice from your doctor (20:03), nutrition strategies that may or may not reduce muscle loss during detraining (29:13), how hard you should train (45:39), studies they’d like to see completed (1:19:46), topics where their opinions are firmly against the common wisdom (1:38:46), and more.

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Intro/Announcements (0:00)

How does MPS caused by protein consumption compare to the magnitude of MPS caused by resistance training? (3:03)

Why don’t researchers start tracking sleep and including it in their analysis? (9:17)

How would you personally respond to a medical professional that tells you to stop squatting because it’s bad for your knees?  (20:03)

I have an upcoming surgery that will require 3-4 weeks without training. How should I eat to maintain my gains? How quickly can I return to lifting? (29:13)

For people with sporadic sleep issues, what are some strategies to avoid detrimental impacts on performance, recovery, and body composition? (35:18)

How hard should you train? (45:39)

You’ve already met your calorie intake target for the day, but you haven’t reached your protein target yet. Should you eat more protein and go over your calorie target? (56:56) 

How do you periodize bodybuilding training? (1:10:56)

If ethics and money were no concern, what’s a study you’d love to see? (1:19:46)

How do excessively low body-fat percentages impact strength and hypertrophy gains? (1:32:03)

What are some (fitness) topics where your opinion is firmly against the common wisdom and why? (1:38:46)

How much does fasted training impair performance? How much does this actually matter for goals related to health and body composition (rather than performance goals)? (1:47:46)

Correlation doesn’t imply causation. But what does? (1:55:52)

Can breakfast cereal be categorized as a soup? (2:07:36)
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