South Loop Strength & Conditioning Podcast
About This Show
From interviews with CrossFit Games coaches, CrossFit Games athletes, underground musicians, and start-up CEOs to discussions on best practices in training for elite athletes, high school sports stars, and every day people hoping to look good and feel good, we're sharing everything we know.
We're learning a lot, and we hope you will, too.
Most Recent Episode
Cutting Through the Hype: Brandon Heavey & Nicole Latimer of Evidence Based Athlete
5 days ago
If you have any interest in the fitness industry – for health, performance, weight loss, or otherwise – you’ve seen some sensational headlines.
“I tried the ketogenic diet and lost 15 pounds in three weeks – all while adding 30 pounds to my one rep max deadlift!”
“My squats had stalled out for years, until I tried this Russian squat program that the Soviets used for their most elite level weightlifters. I was sore for a month, but ended up adding 45 pounds to my one rep max!”
“Personal trainers hate him…”
“I’ve got the number one miracle in a bottle to burn your fat…and it’s raspberry ketones.” Congress even got involved in this one, when they held hearings investigating Dr. Oz’s somewhat unscrupulous claims.
So, what’s a person who wants to burn belly fat or add fifty pounds to their squat to do?
Well, turn to the evidence of course.
Problem is – as anyone who has tried to read the scientific literature – evidence is messy. Evidence is convoluted. Evidence has all kinds of issues like p value hacking (using advanced data mining techniques to find statistically significant correlations in large amounts of data) and the repeatability crisis (a shocking number of studies don’t show the same results when other experimenters attempt to replicate them) – not to mention the challenges of setting up truly randomized, controlled studies when attempting to investigate complicated, mulit-variate, emergent systems that actually affect our health and wellness.
Fortunately, folks like Brandon Heavey and Nicole Latimer are willing and able to spend their time digging through the scientific literature while simultaneously coaching people in the real world, which gives them unique insight into both best practices as supported by evidence, as well as a filter for what actually