Advanced fitness science geeking podcast [Interview]

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I assumed being interviewed for Ketogeek would entail talking mostly about ketogenic diets, but that was not the case at all. We mostly talked about more advanced fitness topics and how to interpret scientific literature (with concrete examples, don’t worry).


Listen to the podcast here (start 10m40s).

12:11 – How to understand a scientific paper

15:54 – Who are “Intermediatories”, “synthesizers” and “revolutionaries”

18:00 – How to figure out which educator, writer or influencer is credible or not

20:10 – Uncertainty of nutrition science & how you can tell if a nutrition study is bunk

30:58 – What is the optimal protein intake for strength trainees?

33:16 – Pros and cons of nitrogen balance and measuring muscle protein synthesis

36:47 – Does food processing impact the thermic effect of food?

39:40 – Why it’s not really correct to talk about ‘protein intake’

42:44 – Factors that drive maximum protein synthesis

47:21 – Why does it seem like you lose muscles so quickly when you take a break from gym?

50:45 – Protein intake, gluconeogenesis and nutritional ketosis

54:31 – Discussion about food satiety & why protein is not more satiating than carbs and fats

1:07:09 – Why consuming liquid calories isn’t a smart idea

1:10:49 – How to gather correct information from studies that have conflict of interest

1:18:18 – Why don’t all of the extra calories you eat turn immediately into stored fat?

1:23:41 – Why there is no such thing as “metabolic damage”


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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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