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Dec 30, 2015

Another solo pod from Lawrence this episode, following on from our last episode on why smart people believe stupid stuff, Lawrence is looking at human's herd mentality.

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"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Dec 5, 2015

Lawrence is all alone this time around - well he was until he drafted in three guest speakers.

In this episode Lawrence asks what advice trainers would give themselves if they could go back to when they started their fitness journeys.

He then looks at why blindly believe information that we really should be checking.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Nov 28, 2015

Lawrence and Emma are joined by Dr Nadolsky for this bumper episode.

Carrying on the weight discussion from last episode the big question is finally raised. Is obesity a disease?

You can find Dr Spender Nadolsky online:

http://docswholift.com/

http://drspencer.com/

And keep an eye out for his new book that'll be launching soon.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Nov 25, 2015

Lawrence and Armi tackle a big question in this episode, Can You Gain Weight in a Calorie Deficit?

You tend to think that if you burn more calories than you consume you're set to lose weight, but are you?

This episode was kicked off by the article Lawrence wrote with Eric Helms.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Nov 19, 2015

Emma takes the helm and is joined by Lawrence in this pod, Armi is nowhere to be found as he was asleep at time of recording - some say he still is.

This episode the two talk about Carb Back-Loading. Emma shares her experience of the diet and says it's quite sociable - but should you do it? There's only one way to find out.

The guys mentioned John Kiefer and his books on carb back-loading as well as James Krieger's series of articles on insulin from Weightology.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Nov 17, 2015

It's a big question today with Lawrence and Emma.

Fresh out of a lecture on the topic, Emma leads this episode with some really great points on in which cases people should be medically treated for obesity.

There's also a crash course in Leptin. What is it? Can you take it to reduce your appetite?

As ever, listen to find out.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Nov 3, 2015

A team member down, Armi and Lawrence strive to hold the podcast together without Emma.

The guys tell you what to measure and how often to keep track of your progress properly.

Lawrence will tell you how to combat your Diet Brain, too.

Also, we do apologise but due to technical difficulties, this podcast includes free bonus content of Lawrence's mouse clicking.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Oct 30, 2015

The gang's all here. Armi, Lawrence and Emma gather around the Internet microphone to discuss how applicable research is to real world dieting.

Don't feel too bad about that can of Coke, or that chocolate bar - Emma says we naturally find and eat high calorie foods.

There's also a great segment in this episode where the gang talk about the difference between real addiction and when your friends tell you you're addicted to the gym.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Oct 28, 2015

 

In this episode Lawrence and Armi chat about the world's best drug.

The boys will let you know whether you should be worried about caffeinated beverages dehydrating you - ignore what your mother told you, these guys have science behind them.

Buckle up - Lawrence is pretty sharp when it comes to defending coffee.

Mentioned in the show:

Alan Aragon's Research Review: http://www.alanaragon.com/researchreview

Caffeine and diuresis during rest and exercise: A meta-analysis: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25154702

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Oct 18, 2015

The gang's back together for this episode. Armi, Lawrence and Emma sit around the microphone to discuss your Training Protocols and when you need to mix them up.

Can you just keep adding weight?

Do you need more reps per set?

As ever, it's never a black and white answer.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Oct 11, 2015

In this episode Lawrence apologises for the clickbait title before Emma tells us all about brown fat.

The two also try not to scaremonger, but talk about the very dangerous side effects to DNP.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Oct 10, 2015

Lawrence and Emma gather around the microphone to talk about vegetarianism this episode. 

The discussion is kicked off by this study on vegetarian diets and mental disorders and it has some very interesting results. 

Are some people vegetarian just to label an obsessive eating disorder?

Does fish count?

And, in Germany, does chicken count?

All this and more in this episode.

 

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Oct 2, 2015

Armi, Lawrence and Emma discuss how much weight you can lose in a week this episode. 

As ever, the answer isn't a simple one.

In this episode Lawrence mentioned this study: Metabolic adaptation to caloric restriction and subsequent refeeding: the Minnesota Starvation Experiment revisited.

Armi then mentioned this book: Great Starvation Experiment: Ancel Keys and the Men Who Starved for Science.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Sep 28, 2015

In this episode Lawrence and Emma discuss muscle dysmorphia or Bigorexia.

The discussion was kicked off by this piece on the BBC website.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Sep 24, 2015

Lots of long words are thrown around in this episode by Armi and Lawrence. The big discussion is on aesthetics and whether you need to squat, bench and deadlift for that shredded bod.

Get your thinking caps on. Lawrence is about to get detailed.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Sep 22, 2015

In this episode  Armi and Lawrence discuss the question sent in from one of our listeners: How much of a difference do steroids make to a physique?

The short answer is one word long, find out in the episode.

Armi mentions Lyle McDonald's article on Anabolic Steroids and Muscle Growth by bodyrecomposition.com.

Lawrence also talks about Grindsmith's coffee shop in Manchester. 

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Sep 16, 2015

In today's episode Armi, Emma and Lawrence tackle a question that touches a nerve for some people.

Should you hire an out of shape personal trainer?

Does their body image matter as long as they can help you achieve your goals?

Is their physique their business card?

All these questions and more are answered in the next 20 minutes.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Sep 14, 2015

Armi, Lawrence and Emma are answering the questions that everyone wants the answer to in this Episode - How do we make something a habit, and how long does that process take? 

Armi discusses how it's harder to start doing something than stop doing it, Emma reveals some strategies for dealing with going on holiday, and why the week you're away isn't necessarily why your routine changes after a holiday, and Lawrence has some penguins on his pants.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

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The music in this episode was:

 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Sep 11, 2015

In this episode Armi, Emma and Lawrence tackle the big question, does eating extra protein cause extra muscle growth?

As ever, it's not just a yes or no.

In this episode we mention George A Bray's study: Effect of Dietary Protein Content on Weight Gain, Energy Expenditure, and Body Composition During Overeating.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

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The music in this episode was:

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Sep 9, 2015

The debate has raged for years - bodybuilders say yes, others say no... 

Is there any benefit to training fasted from a fat loss perspective?

Well the answer is yes and no. In this episode we'll tell you everything you need to consider before deciding whether or not to add fasted training to your workouts.

In this episode Emma mentions this study on Using Molecular Biology to Maximize Concurrent Training by Keith Baar. 

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

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The music in this episode was:

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Sep 7, 2015

Milkshakes in supermarket fridges can sometimes be packed with a little extra protein, but they also have little extra sugar. Are they still alright to drink?

And if you are going to have a sugary milkshake or a bag of sweets, do you have to have them post workout? Not really. We explain why in this episode.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

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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/

Sep 4, 2015

Since you were little, you've heard that eating too much salt can be bad for you. You've heard that you should avoid "salty" foods or that foods high in salt are "bad."

But you're still not sure what counts as a "high salt" diet. You also work out, and you know that you lose some salt through sweat. So is it okay to eat more?

Will adding a little salt to your diet increase your risk of heart disease? No, not really, and we explain why in this podcast. You'll learn why people think eating lots of salt is bad for you, and what the evidence really says.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

Sep 3, 2015

You can't build muscle forever. Eventually, you start gaining a lot more fat, and the gains just aren't worth it. But does that mean you should always cut body fat before trying to build muscle? That's what one of our listeners asked:

"I have often heard that no matter what your long term goal is, you would benefit from "getting lean first". From what I have picked up this has to do with better insulin sensitivity, lower inflammation, better hormone balance = better nutrition partitioning.
 
Is this something you would support? If so, could you point me to somewhere I can read more about this?"
There is some merit to the idea of getting lean before you bulk, but it's not the best idea in all circumstances. You'll learn why in this podcast.
 
Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.
Sep 2, 2015

You're leaner than you've been in a long time.

Now that you can see your abs, you're ready to think about gaining muscle.

You know you have to eat more calories than you burn to grow. But you've heard horror stories of people "eating to get big" and packing on thirty pounds of fat in the process.

You've heard that if you use the right nutrient timing strategies and eat the right combination of macronutrients, you can "lean bulk." You like the idea of adding muscle while losing fat or keeping the same body fat percentage.

The problem is that it doesn't really work. At all. You'll learn why people think this is a good idea, and why it really isn't, in this podcast.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

Sep 2, 2015

The science is clear - people who weigh themselves regularly lose more weight and keep it off better.

But, it's easy for this healthy, normal habit to become something you dread. It becomes a constant reminder that you're not doing well at something that's important to you. It puts your focus on losing weight when you may want to think about more important things.

So, how do you use the scale to lose weight in a healthy way without driving yourself nuts? That's what you'll learn in this episode of SBS Radio.

Want to get our free guides on dieting and powerlifting and a copy of our monthly research review, Shreducation? Click here.

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