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WHAT DR. MIKE'S CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“Really really enjoyed this, Mike. To be honest it has been a revelation in terms of movements working off a split, single leg, and asymmetry. I already feel better for it, and excited to see how things go as I progress.” -Tom, Trainer, UK

There is no doubt I will work with Dr. Mike again when the time permits. I cannot wait to have the opportunity to shake his hand someday. He is a stand-up guy and provides a great service and knows his sh*t when it comes to exercise and nutrition. Just look at his track record.

I’d recommend anyone to Dr. Mike who is looking for a great coach to help change their lives in many ways and learn how to do it the right way. And most of all, learn how to do it for life.” -Samuel Johnson

Thank you for all your help and for not running for the hills after our first virtual session! (I would have just found you again anyway LOL!) Thank you so much for all you did and giving my daughter a mother and my husband a wife.” – Gloria Johnson

“Mike has been a great sounding board for all of my questions. I can use the information he gives each week and integrate it into what I am already doing. Mike is very personal and I feel like even though this class is online, that it is very personal! Thanks, Mike.” -Laurie

RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST INTERVIEWS

Episode 597-Iron Radio Stephanie Stepp Path to CrossFit

*from www.ironradio.org After sharing some science news on how to prevent muscle loss during deconditioning (hint: fish oils may help!), the guys chat with exercise physiology grad and CrossFit enthusiast, Stephanie Stepp. Tune in for topics like what attracted an educated woman into that...

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A Science Based Guide to Met Flex on NBT podcast

Huge thanks to my friend, Chris Kelly, who asked me to be a guest on the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast. It’s an honor to be asked back to chat about nerdy science. >>NBT podcast: A Science-Based Guide to Met Flex<< Listen in! And nerdy science...

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Iron Radio Episode: Welcome to the Gun Show

Huge thank you to everyone who enrolled in this round of the Flex Diet Cert! Wahooo! Super stoked for all of you and I am excited to help you out with the material. In addition to yours truly nerdy having an epic 28+ miles...

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S_2_EP_15: All About Coaching: Interview with Jeb and Dean from Stronger U

Dr. Mike T Nelson interviews Jeb and Dean from Stronger U to provide practical tips for both fitness trainers and fitness enthusiasts. Episode Notes Jeb explains his background, including a stint as a celebrity hairstylist Dean talks about his experience teaching and how that...

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S_2_EP_14: Flex Diet Certification Open Now and My Secret Goal

The writer of one of Dr. Mike’s favorite books of 2020, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art,” James Nestor joins the Flex Diet podcast this week to talk about everything from breathing, work that he’s done regarding changes to facial structure, ADHD,...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 EP16: Protein, Metabolism and Research: Interview with Eric Williamson from Unlocked Fitness

  S2_EP_16: Protein, Metabolism, and Research: Interview with Eric Williamson from Unlocked Fitness I outline the Flex Diet Certification course and explain the secret goal I wanted to accomplish when creating the cert. Episode Notes: Eric’s background and how he got into protein metabolism...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 13: Interview with James Nestor, author of “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art”

The writer of one of Dr. Mike’s favorite books of 2020, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art,” James Nestor joins the Flex Diet podcast this week to talk about everything from breathing, work that he’s done regarding changes to facial structure, ADHD,...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 12 Interview with Dr Mike T Nelson -Steve Turns the Tables and Interviews Me Today

Stephen Horney from Integrated Health Sciences turns the tables on Dr. Mike T Nelson and interviews him for this episode of the Flex Diet Podcast. Stephen’s questions allow us to get to know Dr. Mike and follow his journey to where he is today....

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 11 How To Improve Your Breathing – an Interview with Rob Wilson from Shift Adapt

Dr. Mike T Nelson and Rob Wilson from shiftadapt.com talk about breathing, CO2 vs. Oxygen, nasal breathing, good places to start, anti-fragility, mental resilience, and kiteboarding ) Dr. Mike’s all-time favorite subject). After 5,000 years breathing is “sexy” again! We discuss: Breathing from an...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 10 Isometrics, Patellofemoral Pain, Collagen, and More: Interview with Jake Tuura

Jake Tuura, creator of The Jacked Athlete website and Podcast, and Dr. Mike T Nelson discuss knee pain and how you can speed up the healing process. They take a look at injury, pain, tendons, collagen, and isometrics, as well as Reflexive Performance Reset...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 9 Gut Health and Exercise: Interview with Dr. Sara Campbell

Dr. Mike and Dr. Sara Campbell take an in-depth look at gut health and exercise. Topics include everything from the microbiome, nutrition, what foods may be useful – what foods to avoid. Also, how the gut is related to all sorts of things –...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 8 Gym Openings and COVID-19 Safety: Interview with Mario Mavrides

This episode of Flex Diet Podcast covers the difficulties with gym openings and COVID-19 safety. Mario tells what he’s doing to get clients back through the door and address their concerns over disinfection and proper distancing. We discuss: The most commonly asked questions regarding...

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All About Bro-Science (really?)

Yep, the crew at Iron Radio did a whole episode about “How To Do Bro-Science” Pic source We also covered some brand new data on which oils are best and the effects of NSAIDs on muscle and performance. >> How To Master Bro-Science << new Iron Radio Let...

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The Ready State Podcast Discusses Flex Diet with Dr Kelly and Juliet Starrett

Check out The Ready State Podcast I did with Dr. Kelly Starrett and his wonderful wife Juliet all about the Flex Diet! >> The Ready State Podcast w Dr. Mike T Nelson << Listen in. We covered everything from . . . Metabolism My MS thesis...

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Episode 583 Iron Radio: Guest Dean Guedo – Topic Metabolic Flux

*from www.ironradio.org After covering some quick health science news on a new way to look at dietary protein, the guys are joined by former powerlifter and online coach Dean Guedo to talk about metabolic flux. Learn all about metabolic flux for body composition changes....

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Mental skills for fitness pros with Dr. Lisa Lewis

Greetings from Montana where the wonderful wifey and I are in the process of heading to Hood River OR with a stopover in Bozeman MT for about 36 hours. Before my food gets here, I wanted to drop you a note that Dr. Lisa...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 7 Female Athletes and Eating to Fuel Performance with Dr. Susan Kleiner

I was thrilled to interview my good friend Dr. Susan Kleiner about the importance of fueling your training for a long and meaningful athletic career, especially females. If you are a trainer/coach, learn how to coach your athletes to overcome fears/obstacles regarding food. We...

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Deep Dive on Metabolic Flexibility (Podcast)

Hola from South Dakota where the wonderful wifey and I are visiting her family. Feels weird that this is our first trip since March 23. …and speaking of odd, many in the fitness world (not you, you know what is going on), view using...

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Top 3 Superfoods

Yep, I am talking superfoods. My definition of a superfood is one that is very nutrient-dense. No, it does not have to be some exotic fruit, harvested by a pygmy with 2 piranhas stuck to his ass from the Amazon Rainforest under a red...

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Flex Diet Podcast: Dr. Dom D’Agostino on Red Light, Ketones, Fasting, Zapping Monkeys and More

Last week, I had tons of fun at the neurologist as we played with lasers, Gyrostim, and other fun tools to help my eyeballs. Just realized that this theme of light continues with my latest episode of the Flex Diet Podcast. My good friend...

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All About Light with Thaddeus Owen from Primal Hacker

Greetings from Minnesota where I’m spending the week with Dr. Schmoe at The Functional Neurology Center. More to come on that later… For now, take a listen as I geek out with Thaddeus Owen about all things light-related: colors, physiologic effects, circadian rhythm, and...

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Insulin and Glucose Myths & more – Podcast with Dr. Tommy Wood

Good evening, from Sunny Minnesota. I thought we could geek out together while discussing common insulin and glucose myths. Listen in as I interview Dr. Wood . . . coming to you from the jungle of Costa Rica to discuss the role of insulin...

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Episode 578 Iron Radio: Quick Fire This-or-That Questions

*from www.ironradio.org Follow along this week with your own answers to these quick questions posed to the co-hosts. What are YOUR preferences when it comes to categories like food, supernatural phenomena, daily life, and running a gym? Also, tune in for a coffee tangent...

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Episode 577 Iron Radio: Top Three Circuit Training Exercises

*from www.ironradio.org After covering weekly listener mail and news, on desiccated liver tablets and on NAD boosters, the guys offer their top 3 circuit training exercises to include in circuit training programs. Enjoy! Dr Mike miketnelson.com http://www.ironradio.org/Audio/577IronRadio_Top_3_Exerc_Circuit_Training.mp3  

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Episode 576 Iron Radio – News on Nutrition & Training

*from www.ironradio.org Listener mail and sports nutrition science news are again building up. Stay abreast! Topics include: chicken vs. beef protein for muscle gain how to take or not take branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) considerations if checking your blood glucose daily weight fluctuations...

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Training for maximal gainZ w Dr Eric Helms

Dr Eric Helms and I talk about setting up your training for maximal gainZ on the podcast today! We chat about how to set up training around goals, periodization and start off with our adventures getting home from Costa Rica as airports and borders...

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Flex Diet Podcast – Season 2 Begins

I’m back! Join me for Season 2 of the Flex Diet Podcast – formerly known as Not Another Fitness Podcast….for fitness geeks only. I also have a tip on how to use aerobic training to maximize performance and body composition, even if you only...

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Episode 575 Iron Radio – The Guys Talk Diet Characterization

*from www.ironradio.org After news concerning lab-grown meats and microbe-synthesized dairy (casein), the guys reflect on what characterizes their diets. Macronutrient focus, food groups, supplementation, seasonal changes, timing, and kitchen skills all get attention. http://ironradio.org/Audio/575IronRadio_Characterize_Your_Diet.mp3 Rock on! Dr Mike miketnelson.com

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Control Your Response to Stress…Kryptonite to your Gainz

During this time when everything is “different” than life before COVID  19, every chance I’ve had to think and talk about managing stress . . I take it. We may be feeling more worry and anxiety than ever, but there are some simple ways...

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Episode 574 Iron Radio: Guest Kory VanWyck – strength & conditioning coach vs COVID 19

Strength and conditioning coach Vs Covid 19… *from www.ironradio.org Are ketotic diets problematic for obese people? And can low testosterone make you more vulnerable to COVID-19? The guys share science news with strength coach Korey VanWyk, then check in with him for gold nuggets...

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MindStrong Project — Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics with Dr. Mike

*from mindstrongproject.com Harvey Martin from MindStrong Project interviewed me about exercise physiology and biomechanics. Always love talking science and fitness. Listen in! Enjoy! Dr Mike miketnelson.com

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Metabolic Flexibility, Sleep, HRV & More with Sam Pogue of True Coach

Recently,  Sam Pogue of True Coach interviewed me. In it, we went deep on metabolic flexibility, the Flex Diet Cert, sleep, HRV and much more. PS – I do love True Coach and use their software for all my 1-1 M3 online clients. If...

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Episode 569 Iron Radio – Eating During the Lockdown

Eating during the lockdown was the topic on this week via the Iron Radio podcast. *from www.ironradio.org Myself, Dr Lonnie Lowery, and coach Phil discuss what are doing personally and with our clients during this time of being inside starting at the walls. We...

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Episode 566 Iron Radio – Dan John – KISS Exercise at Home

KISS exercise at home *from www.ironradio.org Stuck at home with no gym or worse, stuck in bed? After sharing some news on slowing muscle loss, the guys interview friend-of-the-show Dan John about keeping your training simple and effective at home. http://www.ironradio.org/Audio/566IronRadio_Dan_John_KISS_at_Home.mp3 Rock on! Dr...

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Ep 50: Daily – Selenium: Micronutrients to Watch Out For

Selenium This week we’ve been talking about micronutrients that you may potentially be too high in or at least things to watch out for, especially if you are a trainer or coach. We covered Vitamin A to iron to iodine. And today we are...

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Ep 49: Daily – Micronutrients to Watch Out For – Iodine for Thyroid

Iodine for Thyroid This week we’re talking about some micronutrients that you want to potentially watch out for, and today is all about iodine for thyroid. They can be more toxic or at least carry with them an increased risk if you’re going crazy...

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Ep 48: Daily – Micronutrients to Watch Out For – Iron For Men

On today’s show, we were talking about iron as a supplement, and specifically how it can offer negative returns for men. Now, I alluded to this last week but it’s rare to see iron being too high in women. I think I’ve only seen...

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Ep 47: Daily – Micronutrients to Watch Out For – Vitamin A in Retinol Form

This week, we’re talking about micronutrients you want to watch out for. I’m not a herbologist, I’m just looking at what we have for published research related to micronutrients that you may be getting too much of in specific circumstances. The item for today...

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Ep 46: Daily – Micronutrients to Watch Out For – Overview of What is Toxic / Quality of Supplements

This week, we’re talking about micronutrients that you may want to re-consider, not necessarily avoid, but to keep an eye on. There are micronutrients that could potentially be toxic. Now I know the word toxic gets thrown around a lot and it gets really...

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Ep 45: Daily – Micronutrients – Gender Effects, Zinc, and Iron

Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex Diet Certification only opens 4x a year. Get on the waitlist to get notified for the next class. References: McDonald R, Keen CL. Iron, zinc and magnesium nutrition and athletic performance. Sports...

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Ep 44: Daily – Micronutrients – Essential Fats: Fish Oil

Want to know your own levels of essential fatty acids and if your fish oil intake is ok? Go to the link below to get a test you can do at home and an analysis of your results by your favorite nerd – me!...

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Ep 43: Daily – Micronutrients – Magnesium

Get the Magnesium Special report free at www.miketnelson.com/magnesium Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex Diet Certification only opens 4x a year. Get on the waitlist to get notified for the next class. References: Adriana Sarah Nica, Adela Caramoci,...

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Ep 42: Daily – Micronutrients – Vitamin D

“Worrying about Vit D overdose is like worrying about water intoxication while crossing the dessert” -Dr. John Cannell (personal conversation ACSM 2009) Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex Diet Certification only opens 4x a year. Get on the...

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Ep 41: Daily – Micronutrients – Multivitamin Blend

Mike’s Favorite Multivitamin Supplement: www.miketnelson.com/multivitamin 15% off Disclosure  code: DrMike Things like natural disasters are large stressors to a big group of people all at once and is one way to look at the effects of putting everyone under the same massive stressor. Many...

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Muscle for Life podcast – HRV to Improve Recovery & Training

*from Muscle for Life podcast. Incredibly honored to be interviewed by Mike Matthews on Muscle for Life podcast about one of my all time fav topics, HRV. Even though he was originally skeptical of HRV as some weird biohack, Mike wanted me to tell...

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Ep 40: Daily – Met Flex for Fuel – Lactate (aka Lactic Acid)

We’re wrapping up our series on an in-depth look at the main fuels (fats and carbs) and their friends (lactate and ketones). Today, we’ll be focusing on lactate – otherwise known as lactic acid. Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level....

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Ep 39: Daily – Met Flex for Fuel – Carbohydrates for Fuel

Continuing on today on our week’s theme of fuel, we’re going to talk about carbohydrates from more of a bioenergetics standpoint. Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex Diet Certification only opens 4x a year. Get on the waitlist...

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Ep 38: Daily – Met Flex for Fuel – Ketones

Today we’re going to talk about ketones – a by-product of fat metabolism and an awesome secondary fuel source for your body. Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex Diet Certification only opens 4x a year. Get on the...

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Ep 37: Daily – Met Flex for Fuel – Fat As Fuel

Today we’re talking about Metabolic Flexibility (as you know a favorite topic of mine which I’ve been researching for 12 years now). More specifically today’s topic is fat, why it’s a very good fuel source and when and when not to depend on it....

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Ep 36: Daily – Met Flex 4 Fuels – Metabolic Flexibility Overview

This week we’re taking a deeper dive into Metabolic Flexibility and the different fuels (fat, ketones, lactate, and carbs) that your body uses for exercise. Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex Diet Certification only opens 4x a year....

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Ep 35: Daily – Acute 4-day training study – My Big #1 Take Away and What I Did to Prep for the Study

Well, today marks the final episode in our week on this awesome study in Costa Rica. I’ll be sharing with you my top finding from the study… and it’s a good one. Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex...

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Ep 34: Daily – Acute 4-day training study – Velocity on Compound Lifts and Use for Performance vs Hypertrophy

Today, we’re continuing to discuss the training study that I helped with and was the subject of in Costa Rica. Dr. Ben House, Dr. Tommy Wood, and many other people put their lives on hold for a week to go down to the jungle...

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Ep 33: Daily – Acute 4-day training study – How I Felt and Changes in my HRV and Sleep

This week, we are talking about the acute four-day study that I helped with and was also a subject of down in Costa Rica where we took a bunch of meatheads and had them repeat about a two-hour session for four days in a...

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Ep 32: Daily – Acute 4-day training study – A surprise early finding from the study

One of the big things that jumped out to me was that almost everyone in the study (again, I’m being vague a little bit on purpose because I haven’t seen all the raw data. And, as I said, we’re in the process of publishing...

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Ep 31: Daily – Acute 4-day training study – Set and Setting of the study in Costa Rica

This week we are talking about my involvement in a very cool study in Costa Rica at the Flow Retreat Center with my buddy Dr. Ben House. This is a sneak peek at some of the data and generalities because we are submitting this...

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Ep 30: Daily – Fasted Cardio – Fat Use is a Marker of Health

When you’re doing fasted cardio, you’re burning a higher amount of fat for fuel. As you become less metabolically flexible, then you’re getting closer to a disease state. Fat use is a marker of metabolic health. Seem too simple? Listen in to learn more....

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Ep 29: Daily – Fasted Cardio – It’s Easier to Do Fasted Cardio

Sometimes something being easy is a benefit in itself! Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex Diet Certification only opens 4x a year. Get on the waitlist to get notified for the next class. References: Study 1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5366043/ Study...

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Ep 28: Daily – Fasted Cardio – Long Term Effects of Fasted Cardio

Today, we’re going to talk about what some of the more long term benefits of fasted cardio are… based on studies! Right off the bat, just know this is not a review of every single study in this area, nor are we going to...

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Ep 27: Daily – Fasted Cardio – Why You May Suck at Using Fat as a Fuel

On this week’s topic of fasted cardio, we’re today going to talk about an important reason why I believe doing fasted cardio is beneficial for performance and body composition. Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex Diet Certification only...

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Ep 26: Daily – Fasted Cardio – Fasted vs Fed cardio for fat loss and health

This week, we’re going to talk about the controversial realm of fasted cardio which I’m sure if you’ve been in the fitness space for a while, you’ve heard about. You’ll learn if there’s a use for it, what my biased opinion is about it...

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Ep 25: Metabolic Flexibility and Energy Flux – Keys to Long-term Weight Loss Success

Once you’ve lost weight, how do you keep it off? How does Metabolic Flexibility fit into energy flux? We cover all of this in today’s episode.  Visit www.flexdiet.com. Finally, understand nutrition on a whole new level. The Flex Diet Certification only opens 4x a...

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Ep 24: Why Walking More and More Will Not Help (Week’s Topic: Long Term Weight Loss)

If I all of a sudden just take up walking like a madman and walk all day, am I going to cover my exercise requirements? Will I get significantly leaner? The answer is… kind of. We cover the research and findings in today’s episode....

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Ep 23: Energy Flux Concept – Low vs High – Adherence (Week’s Topic: Long Term Weight Loss)

What is the #1 key to long term weight loss? Our argument is that its exercise and even more specifically is looking at the concept of energy flux. Can you pull more energy through the system? And based on the research… is that it’s...

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Ep 22: The misunderstood role of muscle and calories burned (Week’s Topic: Long Term Weight Loss)

What are one of the misunderstood keys to long term weight loss? If you look at the statistics, most people are good at achieving short term weight loss but they’re horrible at maintaining it. In the fitness world, I see an over focus on...

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Ep 21: Why Exercise and not just cut calories? (Week’s Topic: Long Term Weight Loss)

This week, we’re talking about a concept called g-flux. The first time I heard about this was from Dr. John Berardi in the early 2000s. G-Flux represents the relationship between the amount of energy you ingest through your diet and the amount of energy...

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Ep 20: Myth 5: Eating Too Much Protein Makes You Fat

Let’s just jump right into the last protein myth of the week. I’m going to cover some very interesting, massive, protein overfeeding studies where they’ve tracked the effects of consuming a high protein diet for body composition. Listen in for all of the details....

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Ep 19: Protein Myth 4: There is No Data That Says Athletes Need More Than the RDA for Protein

We’re covering another zombie myth of protein that just won’t die today. Now it appears that protein itself is considered a negative thing in some circles. Yikes. I was at the ancestral health society meeting this past August presenting – it was super fun....

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Ep 18: Protein Myth 3: As You Age, You Need Less Protein

One of my favorite shows on TV, other than Seinfeld which most of my students don’t even know existed… which is crazy, was MythBusters. Myth #3 is “as you age, you need less protein. This is false. From studies that we’ve seen, your protein...

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Ep 17: Protein Myth 2: Too Much Protein Will Damage Your Kidneys

Too Much Protein Will Damage Your Kidneys? For the average healthy person listening in, this is not true. You need to understand the difference between “work” and “damage”. It is true that if you have more protein coming in, your kidneys will do more...

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Ep 16: Protein Myth 1: You Can Only Use 30 Grams of Protein per Meal

This week, we’re talking all about protein. If you’re into fitness, this is a topic I’m sure you have heard about before. But what I wanted to do today is give you a primer on why/how it’s important and for the rest of the...

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NAFP Ep 15: Cardiac Adaptations – Concentric vs Eccentric Hypertrophy

Wrapping up our week here on exercise and, specifically, exercise adaptations. Hopefully, everyone’s not too pissed off about the aerobic thing we did yesterday. But if they are, they will probably not be happy about the one we’re doing today then either. But that’s...

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NAFP Ep 14: Why you cannot just lift weights faster and call it cardio

During this episode, I chat about about exercise and mitochondrial madness. So mitochondria appear to be the new sexy topic in exercise physiology. While you’ll commonly hear them called the powerhouse of the cell, it’s kind of technically true, but they do a lot...

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NAFP Ep 12: Exercise vs Recreation

As of this recording, you may hear some different noises in the background. I’m in South Padre Texas doing some kiteboarding. You’re probably wondering what kiteboarding has to do with the topic of exercise this week (other than it is a very good exercise)....

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NAFP Ep 11: Doc & Doc – Interview with Dr. Andy Galpin

Today I have something super cool for you. This is an interview with my good buddy Dr. Andy Galpin from Cal State Fullerton. If you’ve been listening to some of my stuff for quite a while, or possibly some of Andy’s stuff for quite...

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Episode 550 Iron Radio – Minimums are Maximal

*from www.ironradio.org I have to admit that travel is epic, but it is great to be back home! Even if you don’t travel, I know you have times in your life that stress gets crazy.  How do you keep your fitness routine going? What...

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NAFP Ep 10: Research on Sleep and Pre-Bed Protein