Episode 47: Jaime Tartar on the Brain, The Body, and Sleep For Chronic Stress Reduction & Longevity

Episode 47 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Neuroscientist, Ph.D Jaime Tartar, Professor at Nova Southeastern University and President of the non-profit, “Society for NeuroSports”.

Jaime joins us to discuss sleep and stress in the context of general health and performance. Jaime begins the show by defending the body’s stress response: “It works perfectly fine”, says Jaime. “Sometimes we come down too hard on stress, the stress response, and cortisol when, in fact, they’re doing what they’re supposed to do.”

What becomes problematic for our health and performance, however, is chronic stress and rumination. Jaime explains how, as with our muscles, we can train the brain to better overcome its inherent negativity bias—one that kept our ancient ancestors alive, but that can potentially have a negative affect on our modern lives.

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Kyle Clechenko
Episode 46: - Eric Trexler on Metabolic Adaptation, Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT), and a Cross-Comparison of Aerobic Training, Resistance Training, and HIIT for Fat Loss

Episode 46 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Phd of Human Movement Sciences and Stronger by Science Director of Education, Eric Trexler.

This episode expands upon the topic discussed with prior guest, Jackson Peos: metabolic adaptations to dieting. Eric explains how, when dieting, hormonal changes in the body create increased energy efficiency, increased hunger, and decreased energy expenditure. 

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Kyle Clechenko
Episode 44: John Gilliam on Abnormal Imaging in Pain-Free Populations & Client Expectations on Outcomes

Episode 44 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features John Gilliam, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

John discusses two primary topics on the show. The first topic involves a literature review of abnormal images on MRI in asymptomatic subjects. Simply speaking, he talks about how someone can get a picture that looks bad, but whose function is great.

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Kyle Clechenko
Episode 43: Dr. Andy Galpin on the Evolution of Strength & Conditioning, Fiber Type Changes, and Concurrent Training

We’re joined by Dr. Andy Galpin in Episode 43 of the Strength Ratio Podcast. Andy, who holds a PhD in human bioenergetics, is the founder and director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Laboratory at California State University, Fullerton. He is also the author of “Unplugged”, which educates readers how to “evolve from technology to upgrade your fitness, performance, & consciousness”.

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Zachary Greenwald
Episode 42: Alex Harrison on Concurrent Training (Part 2) and HIIT "High Intensity Interval Training"

Alex Harrison, Science Consultant of Renaissance Periodization, joins us again to discuss Concurrent Training. Alex references the graph below, from the symposium review “Concurrent exercise training: do opposites distract?” by Coffey and Hawley, to explain the interference effect for both trained, and untrained populations.

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Episode 29: Markers of Performance

In Episode 29 of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we discuss how you can both qualitatively and quantitively measure performance over time so as to gauge the effectiveness of your training. We also offer practical programming benchmarks for weightlifters, powerlifters and Crossfitters in the context of a competitive macrocycle.

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