Carbohydrate requirements & how to improve your willpower [Podcast]

Siim Land did a 2-part interview with me on carbohydrate requirements and willpower improvement. We went into our last systematic review on the effect of carbohydrate intake on your performance in the gym and my book.


Part 1: Carbohydrate requirements


  • 01:47 Menno et al.’s New Meta-analysis
  • 06:50 Strength vs Muscle Growth
  • 08:55 Muscle Glycogen Resynthesis Without Carbs
  • 13:08 Could You Go Zero Carb?
  • 15:45 Carbs & Willpower
  • 20:45 Carb Intake Timing
  • 23:55 What Carbs to Eat
  • 27:10 Carb Cycling For Plateaus?


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Part 2: Improving your willpower


  • 04:55 Is Willpower Like a Muscle?
  • 09:40 Tips for Productivity
  • 11:53 Willpower and Weight Loss
  • 18:20 Is It Harder to Take One Bite or None At All?
  • 20:10 How to Get Back on Track
  • 21:44 Is Sugar Addictive?
  • 25:07 How Long to Improve Your Self-Control?
  • 30:20 Belief in Self-Control


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About the author

Menno Henselmans

Formerly a business consultant, I've traded my company car to follow my passion in strength training. I'm now an online physique coach, scientist and international public speaker with the mission to help serious trainees master their physique.

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