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97 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Episode 635 IronRadio - Guest Guillermo Escalante Topic What It Takes to be a Pro Bodybuilder
In this mega-episode, the guys first cover science news on new carb-monitoring tech and how carbs affect aging. What does it all mean for lifters? After the mid-show break, Dr. Nelson interviews top bodybuilder Dr. Guillermo Escalante about what it takes to break into the pros. It's a long episode for those into extra content! Come on in!
50 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Episode 634 IronRadio - Topic All Aboard the Q and A Train
Early episode coming down the tracks! This replaces, in advance, the coming weekend's usual episode. With Dr. Lowery hurtling across the Midwest on a train, Coach Stevens and Dr. Nelson offer question-and-answer sessions with topics ranging from training partners, to super-high-volume reps in the squat over 12-hour periods, to ways of programming and keeping track of recovery. Come on in!
53 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
Episode 633 IronRadio - Topic Lifting and Self Confidence
After a fun discussion on the week's science news, ranging from personal trainers' appearance, to carbs in paleo diets, to food and mood, the guys share thoughts about how the progressive nature of lifting builds self-confidence. Lastly, mighty thanks to our strong supporters like Joel Tony, Kara, and the Steak-n-Hoagie shop. You are appreciated!
65 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Episode 632 IronRadio - Topic The Show Must Go On
With Dr. Lowery working this weekend, the guys offer individual recordings because the show must go on! Dr. L shares science news on which music leads to the biggest bench, how sex affects response to ketogenic dieting, and whether fish oils can help your carb metabolism. Phil ranges from sandwich meats, to travel, to summer training, and Dr. Nelson does a great summary of the recent ISSN annual meeting. Come on in!
52 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Episode 631 IronRadio - Topic Sleeping and Napping
After covering listener mail and science news on recovering from tendon ruptures and on new compression shorts with sensors embedded, the guys revisit sleeping and napping, with new insights, suggestions, and evidence. Also, hearty thanks to Fred, Joel, Robert, and Thomas for their strong support. You are appreciated!
50 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode 630 IronRadio - Topic Individual Takes
A technical glitch, combined with travel, leaves the guys offering some individual blurbs. Lonnie gives an update on how coffee may help nervous system recovery, Phil drops knowledge bombs during a Q-and-A, and Dr. Nelson gives actionable tips on physiologic flexibility. Come on in!
50 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Episode 629 IronRadio - Topic The Science of Hard Gainers
After mail and news covering a portable metabolism-measuring device, using heavy negatives, and what happens to fast-gainers during detraining, the guys talk about hard gainers - to what extent they exist and what to do with them. Lastly, thank you to strong supporters Joe, Joseph, John, and Tony. You are appreciated!
56 minutes | May 30, 2021
Episode 628 IronRadio - Topic Recent Buys and Whys
After analyzing some nutrition science news on nitrate and iron, and how they relate to exercise, the guys talk about recent purchases of training and food equipment and why they bought them. Lastly, thank you to strong supporters Neil, Tyler, Steven, and the Outdoor Alliance Company. You are appreciated!
53 minutes | May 23, 2021
Episode 627 IronRadio - Guest Wendi Irlbeck Topic Nutrition and Body Composition
With Phil off in the wilderness, Mike and Lonnie nerd out with nutritionist Wendi Irlbeck on topics like high-protein intakes, how to increase veggies in the diet, and the methods and benefits of obtaining and carrying high muscle mass. Special note regarding the power of digestion - reportedly just 20 percent of the unchewed swallowed shrew's bones made it into the subject's poo... tune in to the second half for that weird discussion! Lastly, thank you to strong supporters Marek, Monique, Joe, and Travis. You are appreciated!
61 minutes | May 16, 2021
Episode 626 IronRadio - Guest David Barr Topic Recovery
After offering some news on vitamin D and COVID-19, and on gene therapy's ramifications for lifters, the intrepid trio chat with industry insider, author, and scientist David Barr. The topic is recovery and it comes with real gold nuggets about both neural and muscular "returns to baseline". Come on in! Lastly, thank you to strong supporters Douglas, Jacob1, Isaac, and Cale. You are appreciated!
65 minutes | May 9, 2021
Episode 625 IronRadio - Topic Annual Graduation Patchwork Episode
With Dr. L off at his annual medieval ceremony, each cohost individually shares news and views. Topics range from the immune system and muscle growth, to big competitive lifts, to cold water immersion. Come on in! Note that introductory comments about real jobs are NOT a slight against legitimate online fitness professionals! Lastly, thank you to strong supporters Korey, Matthew, Chris, Jon, and John. You are appreciated!
67 minutes | May 2, 2021
Episode 624 IronRadio - Topic Costs of Aggressive Bulking
Ever go all-in on massive weight gain? Ever wonder what is was doing to your body aside from the muscular gains? Join in for a discussion on the less healthy aspects of the war of the knife and fork, including exclusive chat about what Rutgers researchers saw in Phil's intestinal microbiota! Lastly, thank you to strong supporters Kurt, Steven, Ryan, Jill, and Prasan. You are appreciated!
65 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Episode 623 IronRadio - Topic Lifting Career Stages, Advice
Have you ever reflected on the stage you presently hold in your lifting career? Or how your training philosophy may have evolved? Tune in for a discussion on how the cohosts view necessary life phases and how they get addressed by coaches. Also check out the chat about how COVID-19 has altered the fitness landscape, maybe forever. Lastly, mighty thanks to new supporter, Robert. You are appreciated!
59 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Episode 622 IronRadio - Topic Nutrition for Self Care Top Three
Do you eat like an adult? Join the intrepid trio as they offer top tips for nutritional self-care. Sometimes it's not about performance, but rather giving a little thought to career longevity and well-being. Also tune in for science news on blueberries, antioxidant vitamins, and coffee! Lastly, big thanks to strong supporters Fred, Jacob2, Isaac, Cory, and Rey. You are appreciated!
60 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Episode 621 IronRadio - Topic Social Gym Irritations
Gyms continue to reopen more broadly and despite the advantages, that means a return to dealing with certain... irritations. Tune in as the guys talk about their experiences with annoyingly bad behaviors, from poor hygiene to wasteful chit-chat, to camping out on a piece of equipment, to unwanted advances, tough guys and more. Also check out the news on the upper limit of exercise, unusal testosterone risks, and things you may not know about the mineral magnesium. Lastly, big thanks to strong supporters Wyatt, Michael, Joseph, and Tom. You are appreciated!
64 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Episode 620 IronRadio - Topic Photobiology, Testosterone Therapy and Lifters
Listener mail leads to analysis of a few existing studies, lay journalism, and subjective observations regarding light therapy and hormone replacement in general. What should a young or old male or female expect from various approaches? Also, huge thanks to recent major donor Anthony as well as strong regular supporters Tony, Austin, Nicholas, and Kara. You are appreciated!
67 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Episode 619 IronRadio - Topic Hormone, Food, and Muscle News
Dr. L and Coach Stevens discuss breaking science news on androgens and COVID-19, the Dirty Dozen foods list, and a few new papers on the best choices of sets and reps to max-out size versus strength. At the end, Dr. Nelson is back on the road - this time covering a cool neural conference. Check it out! Lastly, huge thanks to strong supporters Tyler, Neil, Steven, Kurt, and Stephen. You are appreciated!
65 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Episode 618 IronRadio - Topic Which Body Shape is Strongest
First, Phil shares a good story about his powerlifting meet! Then, a listener question ignites a brief lit review and in-the-trenches discussion of which body shapes and features do best in various lifts. Weight-for-height, mesomorphy, percent fat, and various limb lengths all contribute to varying degrees. Of course, no single feature dictates how well you'll perform. Pull up a bench and get in on this! Lastly, huge thanks to strong supporters Joe, David, Monique, Nathan, and Marsh. You are appreciated!
54 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Episode 617 IronRadio - Guest Trisha VanDusseldorp Topic Professional Memberships
After a follow-up regarding the nutritional details of plant-based meats hitting the big time, Drs. Nelson and Lowery chat with Dr. Trisha VanDusseldorp, ISSN President, about the best memberships for science-loving lifters. Apologies for the poor Skype connection in this one. Also, huge thanks to strong supporters Christopher, Rey, Andrew, Philip, and Douglas. You are appreciated!
59 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Episode 616 IronRadio - Guest Sam Pogue Topic Ways to Overload
Some brief news on plant-based meats entering the fast food world is followed by a discussion with businessman, trainer, and entrepreneur Sam Pogue. The discussion is on all things overload. How does one do it wisely? What are the options? Get in on the conversation!
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