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Nov 24, 2017

Hello, and welcome to this episode of SBS Radio.

In this episode, I’m talking to Jens Andersen of Run Repeat dot com. Jens founded RunRepeat.com to help you find your next pair of running shoes in a neutral, unbiased and transparent way. Every month +1 million runners visit RunRepeat.com and take advantage of their 0-100 Runscore that summarizes opinions from experts and users into one simple score for each model of running shoe.

We’re discussing:

  • recent hypes and the future of running shoes,
  •  what makes a popular running shoe, and/or a good running shoe (not the same!)
  • general running shoe advice - how often to buy, what to buy, what to avoid, buy online vs local etc
  • some of the studies Jens and the team did on marathon running

The De Novo Nutrition Black Friday sale is now live! From Friday until Monday, get 50% off all De Novo Amazon stock. Go to shreddedbyscience.com/dn/ to get the offers sent direct to your Facebook messenger inbox.

 

Nov 15, 2017

Welcome to this week’s SBS Radio episode - My Life With Anorexia.

A report in 2015 estimated that more than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, with roughly 75-90% of those being female.

BEAT, a UK-based eating disorder charity, estimates that of those with eating disorders, 10% were anorexic, 40% were bulimic and the rest fall into the EDNOS category which included BED.

Concrete statistics are hard to come by - but what is clear is that eating disorders can be devastating, are on the rise, and are still not very well-understood. Whilst this podcast episode is by no means going to be a comprehensive guide to anorexia, I wanted to have an open, candid discussion with a couple of people regarding their experiences with anorexia and other eating disorders.

First, we have Polly Hale of the Fit Mum Formula, who was hospitalised 3 times between the ages of 18 and 22 due to her anorexia. In the second half of the podcast we’ll hear from Matt Stranberg, a registered dietitian and strength and conditioning specialist who currently is working with the Walden GOALS programme, who treat competitive athletes experiencing disordered eating behaviours.

I just wanted to thank her for being so candid and open with me. What you’re about to hear covers a particularly painful part of Polly’s life - so her willingness to discuss it on record doesn’t go unnoticed.

More about Polly: http://www.thefitmumformula.com/

 


Another interview regarding trainers and helping clients: https://www.jessihaggerty.com/blog/screenandrefer
 
Eating Disorder Organisations 
MEDA (US): http://www.medainc.org/
NEDA (US): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

If you’d like to reach out to Matt directly, you can email him at MStranberg@WaldenBehavioralCare.com and you can also download a guide for athletes and eating disorders.
 
If you'd like to reach out to me, my email is lawrence@shreddedbyscience.com 
 
If you'd like to contact Polly, her email is polly@thefitmumformula.com
 
Nov 15, 2017

Welcome to this week’s SBS Radio episode - My Life With Anorexia.

A report in 2015 estimated that more than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, with roughly 75-90% of those being female.

BEAT, a UK-based eating disorder charity, estimates that of those with eating disorders, 10% were anorexic, 40% were bulimic and the rest fall into the EDNOS category which included BED.

Concrete statistics are hard to come by - but what is clear is that eating disorders can be devastating, are on the rise, and are still not very well-understood. Whilst this podcast episode is by no means going to be a comprehensive guide to anorexia, I wanted to have an open, candid discussion with a couple of people regarding their experiences with anorexia and other eating disorders.

First, we have Polly Hale of the Fit Mum Formula, who was hospitalised 3 times between the ages of 18 and 22 due to her anorexia. In the second half of the podcast we’ll hear from Matt Stranberg, a registered dietitian and strength and conditioning specialist who currently is working with the Walden GOALS programme, who treat competitive athletes experiencing disordered eating behaviours.

I just wanted to thank her for being so candid and open with me. What you’re about to hear covers a particularly painful part of Polly’s life - so her willingness to discuss it on record doesn’t go unnoticed.

More about Polly: http://www.thefitmumformula.com/

 


Another interview regarding trainers and helping clients: https://www.jessihaggerty.com/blog/screenandrefer
 
Eating Disorder Organisations 
MEDA (US): http://www.medainc.org/
NEDA (US): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

If you’d like to reach out to Matt directly, you can email him at MStranberg@WaldenBehavioralCare.com and you can also download a guide for athletes and eating disorders.
 
If you'd like to reach out to me, my email is lawrence@shreddedbyscience.com 
 
If you'd like to contact Polly, her email is polly@thefitmumformula.com
 
Nov 8, 2017

This is an abridged version of an interview with Polly of The Fit Mum Formula about her experiences with Anorexia. The full episode, including the extended chat with Polly as well as the medical opinion of a Registered Dietician, will be coming next week - so stay tuned! 

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Nov 1, 2017

Rebroadcast from July 2017

Today Lawrence is joined by three guests. Daniel Gritzer and James Kenji Lopez-Alt from Serious Eats and Dr. Stephan Guyenet.

We're talking food, flavour, sugar addiction and neurochemistry in this episode - I hope you aren't hungry, because you will be soon!

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @lawrence_sbs on Instagram.

Also, the Eat, Train Progress group on Facebook is full of lovely people! Join us!

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

On to the show!

04:50: What's the best cut of beef for stew?

08:24: Fitness people love minimising fat intake, can you reduce the fat content of this recipe?

10:09: What's the difference between flavour and taste?

13:14: Why can we only taste five different types of taste?

17:16: How do we detect each of these tastes?

21:07: How do flavours interfere and interact with each other?

28:12: How can you get more flavour out of your food without adding too many calories?

36:22: Where did James' love of food experimentation come from?

45:41: Why do we eat some food and not others?

55:30: What differences can we see in obese individuals and non-obese individuals when it comes to their bodies' reactions to food?

01:03:04: Is it likely that our neurochemistry will change over time to adapt to our new, modern environment? 

01:12:34: Is sugar addictive?

01:19:00: What advice do you have for those trying to maintain lower weight after fat loss?

Oct 25, 2017

In this episode Lawrence is joined by the man behind Sigma Nutrition himself, Danny Lennon.

The two talk all about the best ways to cut weight, and how you can do it safely.

Subscribe to Sigma Nutrition Radio here.

And you can find Danny online at www.SigmaNutrition.com

While you're listening you can find SBS on Instagram and Snapchat @ShredByScience, the Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

If you're interested in the SBS Academy you can get more information and sign up for early bird offers below.

http://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 

Oct 18, 2017

Our final episode in the fitness dogma series tackles powerlifting specific dogma! Chalk up, and let's go 9/9 on these. 

  •  "Lower your hips" on deadlift critiques
  • You should care about bodyweight-based strength goals
  • Powerlifters do not need any kind of cardiovascular training.
  • Lifting weights faster = cardio
  • Certain exercises ccannotbe performed for higher reps. Front squats and deadlifts especially
  • The idea that focusing on assistance stuff is (with exceptions of rare cases) should be 75% of the work out and the actual competitive movements only 15-25%
  • People that immediately recommend 5/3/1 or 5x5 without any knowledge of a person's training history.
  • Your total on the big 3 is the only measure of fitness that really matters. 

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Oct 11, 2017

Episode number 2 in our Fitness Dogma mini-series, and we move onto general training dogma!

In this semi-bumper episode, we examine the following statements: 

  • You should only deadlift once or twice per week, max.
  • You shouldn't train two days running.
  • Bro splits are the best way to train.
  • Every person should train particular movements. 
  • Hip hinge movements are magical.
  • Cardio is ONLY for fat loss.
  • Squats and deadlifts are all you need for your core training.
  • If your form isn't PERFECT you need to go back to an empty bar and learn how to move.
  • Your knees shouldn't go past your toes when squatting. 

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Oct 4, 2017

The first in a new mini series of podcasts, Lawrence and Patrick are looking once again at dogmas.

We had a bonus episode in May asking for some of the worst dogmatic beliefs you've heard in the industry and we've decided to bring it back.

This first episode is going to be more about nutrition, general fitness will be episode two and the third episode will be more strength sports based.

Hold on to something tight, because this is about to get wild.

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

Also, the Eat, Train Progress group on Facebook is full of lovely people! Join us!

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

Here's the lowdown on this episode!

01:55 - Sara Jones says "one piece of dogma you see a lot that shouldn't be used as a blanket statement is you cannot gain muscle in a calorie deficit"

10:05 - Bas' has heard people saying "you need one or more grams per pound of bodyweight to gain or maintain muscle"

16:43 - Bas comes back with another dogma "you can't get strong on a vegan diet"

21:40 - Zachary says some people say "one macronutrient is the issue for fat gain in America"

52:26 - Jer Chapman brings the dogma "people who say calories in v calories out is all that matters"

 

Sep 27, 2017

The boys are back in town! The fire is hot, the smoking jackets are on and the armchairs are drawn close.

Join us dear listener as Lawrence and Patrick gather around the fireside to answer some questions from the Eat, Train, Progress Facebook page.

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

Also, the Eat, Train Progress group on Facebook is full of lovely people! Join us!

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

00:55 - Hyok Lee asks "What's the recommended approach when you're not chasing PR's?"

14:24 - Jer Chapman asking about muscle gain rates and the guy's thoughts on that.

24:45 - Ryan asks "Machines vs freeweights - specifically for muscle hypertrophy?"

31:30 - Derek asks about working around injuries.

40:24 - Juliette Fox Jordan asks "is an increase in resting heart rate an indicator you need to dial training back?"

 

Sep 20, 2017

Lawrence and Patrick are back in the saddle taking on questions once again.

In this episode the two look at:

- Being overweight in the powerlifting community

-How and when does it make sense to include Pause Squats, Deficit Deadlifts and lifts with chains or bands.

- Tips on how to warm up properly before squats and other heavy lifting AND how to correct a poor squat

- Self-awareness and when to pull back and make time for yourself

Sep 14, 2017

Lawrence is joined by Dr. Nova Deighton-Smith, Leah Boepple and Andrea Valdez in this week's SBS Radio.

This episode's topic is a very serious one. Dr. Nova Deighton-Smith's research looked into Fitspiration. The kind of posts that flood social media and how they can be so destructive. Leah Boepple discusses a study looking into how pro-anorexic websites can make people feel worse about themselves and research into Thinspiration websites.

In the second half of this episode Lawrence speaks to Andrea Valdez of 3DMJ who looks at this topic through the lense of being a bodybuilding coach.

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

Here's the lowdown on this episode!

03:40 - Why do you think that the Internet and in particular Social Media has become such a prevalent source of imagery and inspiration to change one's body?

09:15 - Are there any particular groups of people particularly susceptible to body image related media?

15:08 - Dr. Nova Deighton-Smith and her research into Fitspiration

19:15 - What were the sort of images found in the research?

20:38 - What stood out as particularly shocking?

23:24 - Why are destructive mantras so common?

25:12 - How does Fitspiration fit into Objectification Theory?

30:50 - Is there a healthy way to balance self objectification and self subjectification?

33:00 - What advice would you give to people on Instagram regarding their own mental health if they're likely to see Fitspiration?

36:23 - Leah Boepple and her experimental study.

40:18 - How did you go about finding these websites?

42:00 - Did any of the content you saw made you feel particularly shocked or troubled?

44:21 - How do Thinspiration and Fitspiration websites compare when it comes to content and themes?

45:38 - What is the impact of Fitspiration tags becoming so huge?

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Sep 8, 2017

ESG is back yet again, for another riveting discussion on all things protein. 

We chat about what might be influencing your ability to build muscle, what the research shows when it comes to higher protein intakes, and we discuss why bodybuilders might err on the side of a higher protein intake regardless. 

Don't forget that today (8th September, 2017) is the LAST day that the SBS Academy can be purchased at the early-bird discounted price! 

To get it before we put the prices up, go to academy.shreddedbyscience.com

Sep 6, 2017

Lawrence is joined by Imogen Parfitt in this episode.

Imogen is the first Influencer to ever feature on SBS Radio, a point Lawrence makes a couple of times in the episode. She wears that title very well and has some incredible stories to tell. 

Also - the SBS Academy is opening its doors again. We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

If you've got a specific question for us, you can now ask us that here.

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

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Aug 27, 2017

Luke Johnson returns to the podcast to discuss all things Facebook. 

We discuss our views on: 

  • The best way to advertise your PT services on Facebook 
  • Whether you should use Facebook groups for your business 
  • The rise of the Messenger Bot 

...and lots more in this in-depth guide to Facebook for the Personal Trainer. 

Also - the SBS Academy is opening its doors again TOMORROW (August 28th, 2017). We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

If you've got a specific question for us, you can now ask us that here.

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

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Aug 23, 2017

We've all had difficult clients. The ones who never check in, the ones who check in WAY too much, the ones who seem to think we can deliver the earth and aren't satisfied when we don't. 

But does there ever come a point where you can fire a client? That's what we're discussing today, alongside some questions about your clients going to other people for advice and squat/bench/deadlift variations for powerlifters.

Also - the SBS Academy is opening its doors again on August 28th. We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

If you've got a specific question for us, you can now ask us that here.

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

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Aug 20, 2017

In this episode, I talk to Tristan Baker from Performance Ground about a method of training that's commonly misapplied and misinterpreted - plyometrics. 

It's a great quick-fire guide on how to not screw up plyo work, and there are some juicy discounts on Performance Ground courses at the end, so listen out!

Check out the PG workshops here: https://trainwithpg.com/workshops/

Use SBS10 for a 10% discount. 

Also - the SBS Academy is opening its doors again on August 28th. We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

If you've got a specific question for us, you can now ask us that here.

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

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Aug 16, 2017

Today, I'm joined by Dr Mike Zourdos and Eric Helms as we discuss Stress, Exercise Oncology and RPE-Velocity Relationships. We chat about:

1. How your body sees exercise as a stressor, and what things can alter that.

2. How autoregulation can be used for cancer rehabilitation.

3. How RPE relates to your bar velocity, and how you can use that to tweak your own training. 

Also - the SBS Academy is opening its doors again on August 28th. We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

If you've got a specific question for us, you can now ask us that here.

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

Find us on Instagram

Watch us on YouTube

Join the Eat, Train, Progress Facebook group

 

Aug 13, 2017

Happy Sunday, folks. Here's a bonus episode I recorded recently with John Fawkes - he's a writer, an online coach and someone who loves running experiments on himself. We love a bit of science at SBS, and I think that John's approach to fitness is something you could learn a lot from. 

You can find out more about John at johnfawkes.com 

Don't forget that the SBS Academy is opening its doors again on August 28th. 

We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

Find us on Instagram

Watch us on YouTube

Join the Eat, Train, Progress Facebook group

 

Aug 9, 2017

We're baaaaack!

I know, it's been over a month since you last had the chance to catch up with all things Judd and Umph. It's also been about a month since we actually recorded a podcast together - so we had a lot to catch up on. 

In this episode, we have a good old catch up on the most recent developments in our lives - namely Patrick's hernia, and my trip to Vietnam. We also chat about training around these; what did we do, how, and why? 

Also - the SBS Academy is opening its doors again on August 28th. We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

Find us on Instagram

Watch us on YouTube

Join the Eat, Train, Progress Facebook group

 

Aug 2, 2017

Friend of the podcast, Emma Storey-Gordon is back!

A question you don't often think to ask is the subject of today's episode: when is training more not the answer?

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @lawrence_sbs on Instagram.

Also, the Eat, Train Progress group on Facebook is full of lovely people! Join us!

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

 

Jul 19, 2017

Today Lawrence is joined by three guests. Daniel Gritzer and James Kenji Lopez-Alt from Serious Eats and Dr. Stephan Guyenet.

We're talking food, flavour, sugar addiction and neurochemistry in this episode - I hope you aren't hungry, because you will be soon!

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @lawrence_sbs on Instagram.

Also, the Eat, Train Progress group on Facebook is full of lovely people! Join us!

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

On to the show!

04:50: What's the best cut of beef for stew?

08:24: Fitness people love minimising fat intake, can you reduce the fat content of this recipe?

10:09: What's the difference between flavour and taste?

13:14: Why can we only taste five different types of taste?

17:16: How do we detect each of these tastes?

21:07: How do flavours interfere and interact with each other?

28:12: How can you get more flavour out of your food without adding too many calories?

36:22: Where did James' love of food experimentation come from?

45:41: Why do we eat some food and not others?

55:30: What differences can we see in obese individuals and non-obese individuals when it comes to their bodies' reactions to food?

01:03:04: Is it likely that our neurochemistry will change over time to adapt to our new, modern environment? 

01:12:34: Is sugar addictive?

01:19:00: What advice do you have for those trying to maintain lower weight after fat loss?

Jul 12, 2017

We're pulling an episode from the darkest depths this week.

In this episode Lawrence is joined by Darko Botic.

His story is incredible and we are so grateful he shared it with us.

01:58 - Darko tells us when he realised he was about to die. 

07:00 - Lawrence asks how it felt to see the scale that high.

08:47 - Lawrence asks what made Darko turn to lifting.

10:11 - Darko tells us what was it like lifting for the first time.

15:07 - Lawrence asks did it help not having a target weight.

16:21 - What did Darko's regime look like, aside from the lifting? 

24:05 - Lawrence asks was the almost self-punishing training Darko took on an extension of internal feelings.

27:09 - Darko's attitude towards himself has changed and improved. What about other people's?

29:11 - With what Darko's gone through, does he think that his maintenance calorie input is different to someone else his weight? 

31:46 - Has Darko's self indentity change? 

37:00 - Lawrence asks if Darko ever gets the punitive urges that he did before.

39:15 - What was the hardest part of Darko's jounery? 

42:41 - Lawrence asks what would Darko's advice be to anyone looking to lose a large amount of weight,

While you're listening you can find SBS on Instagram and Snapchat @ShredByScience, the Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

If you're interested in the SBS Academy you can get more information and sign up for early bird offers below.

http://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 

Jul 5, 2017

Want to learn from Eric Helms and Dr Mike Zourdos up-close and personal? On July 8th, the 2 will be presenting a Strength & Physique masterclass in London - get your tickets for just £69 from shreddedbyscience.com/conference

Readjusting his bullwhip and hat Lawrence has returned deep from an ancient tomb from which he brought this episode from the archives.

 

Lawrence and Patrick are discussing a few big questions today as they look at your first powerlifting meet.

This episode should be a great help whether you're a trainer or a competitor, so get your notebook out and get comfy.

01:18 - Should I cut weight?

04:10 - How should I change my programming?

07:27 - What should I pack?

22:29 - Attempt Selection 101

29:57 - Wake up in the morning and...

40:10 - How to warm up

44:52 - Actually lifting something

55:34 - Don't change anything!

58:28 - What if you miss an attempt?

While you're listening you can find SBS on Instagram and Snapchat @ShredByScience, the Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

Jun 28, 2017

The gruesome twosome are back. Patrick and Lawrence have gathered around their microphones to discuss Gym Fail videos and memes that target people who are just trying their best in the gym.

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

Also, the Eat, Train Progress group on Facebook is full of lovely people! Join us!

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

Don't forget, as Lawrence said in this episode, The 2017 Strength and Physique Conference is in July, it features Eric Helms and Dr Mike Zourdos and you can get your tickets from shreddedbyscience.com/conference.

On to the show!

 

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