Episode 50: Mel Davis on Goal Setting: A Human Approach
Episode 49: Alan Flanagan Defends the Science of Nutrition
No matter how much you know, no matter how much experience you have, no matter how steadfast or disciplined or committed you are, you’re human. And, as Dr. Mel Davis, Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, and Renaissance Periodization Coach explains, that’s a critical thing to recognize. It’s the key to reaching your aesthetic, athletic, and health goals.
Episode 48: Bryce Lewis on the Modern Coach-Athlete Relationship
When it comes to nutrition, there’s an elephant in the room. Actually, a few. And Alan Flanagan, former legal practitioner, M.Sc. and Ph.D. candidate studying chrono-nutrition, joins us on Episode 49 to confront them.
Episode 47: Jaime Tartar on the Brain, The Body, and Sleep For Chronic Stress Reduction & Longevity
As Bryce Lewis, IFP Champion, Drug-Free Powerlifting Coach, and founder of The Strength Athlete, puts it, “The whole relationship between a coach and an athlete is hinged upon success or failure in making the athlete better.” So how can we ensure this relationship will lead to success? On Episode 48 of our Podcast, Bryce Lewis helps us answer this complex question.
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 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.
Episode 45: Jackson Peos on Intermittent Dieting vs. Continuous Dieting for the Athlete
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.
Episode 44: John Gilliam on Abnormal Imaging in Pain-Free Populations & Client Expectations on Outcomes
Episode 45 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features PhD Candidate Jackson Peos. We welcome Jackson on the show to discuss his latest literature review, titled “Intermittent Dieting: Theoretical Considerations for the Athlete”.
Episode 43: Dr. Andy Galpin on the Evolution of Strength & Conditioning, Fiber Type Changes, and Concurrent Training
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.
Episode 42: Alex Harrison on Concurrent Training (Part 2) and HIIT "High Intensity Interval 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”.
Episode 41: James Hoffmann on Volume Landmarks for Hypertrophy, Power, and Strength
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.
Episode 40: Eric Helms on Microcycle Progressions for Volume & for Strength
James Hoffmann, consultant for Renaissance Periodization, joins us again to discuss the volume landmarks of training. In Episode 31, James discussed the volume landmarks in the context of field sports and CrossFit. In this episode, however, James focuses on recoverable abilities for hypertrophy, power, and strength.
Episode 39: Mike Tuchscherer on "Emerging Strategies"
Episode 40 welcomes Eric Helms, PhD in Strength and Conditioning and author/coach for 3D Muscle Journey.
Episode 38: Max Aita of Juggernaut Training Systems
Episode 39 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features acclaimed powerlifter and coach, Mike Tuchscherer. Mike is also the founder of Reactive Training Systems (RTS). Reactive Training Systems is an online coaching, programming, and content provider for powerlifters.
Episode 37: Mike Molloy of M2 Performance Nutrition
Episode 38 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Coach Max Aita, who has spent nearly two decades in both Weightlifting and Powerlifting. Max has produced numerous senior national medalists in Weightlifting, as well as world record holders in Powerlifting.
Episode 36: Mattie Rogers & Danny Camargo
Mike Molloy, owner of M2 Performance Nutrition, joins us for Episode 37 of the Strength Ratio Podcast.
Mike, who has worked as a nutrition coach for nearly a decade, explains how his one-on-one coaching has evolved from writing macro prescriptions, alone, to now involving lifestyle and behavioral coaching to better address the psycho-social influences of dieting.
Episode 35: Zach & Kyle's Reflection Episode
Episode 36 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features World Championships Silver Medalist, Mattie Rogers, and her coach, Danny Camargo, who’s earned Level 5 Senior International Distinction.
Episode 34: Alex Harrison - A Journey from Power To Endurance
In Episode 35 of the Strength Ratio Podcast, Zach & Kyle review the major talking points of the latest five episodes. The topics discussed in this episode include the gut microbiome, athlete monitoring, and the relative frequency of high versus low intensity exercise in a concurrent training plan.
Episode 33: Jacob Reed on Athlete Monitoring
Episode 34 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features yet another team member of Renaissance Periodization, Alex Harrison. Alex received his Ph.D in Sports Performance from East Tennessee State University.
Episode 32: Jeff Nichols (CSCS*D, TSAC-F*D) on "Purpose, Process, and Love"
Episode 33 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features another team member of Renaissance Periodization, Jacob Reed. Alongside his peers, Dr. James Hoffmann (Episode 31) and Dr. Mike Israetel (Episode 18), Jacob received his Ph.D in Sports Performance from East Tennessee State University.
Episode 31: James Hoffmann on Volume Landmarks for Sport
Jeff Nichols, former Navy Seal and Strength & Conditioning coach of roughly twenty years, joins us to discuss his shared views on sustainable training as well as process-based perspectives and mental toughness.
James Hoffmann, who holds a PhD in Sports Physiology, is a consultant for Renaissance Periodization. Jame's contributions to the field of exercise science have had a notable impact on our education in, and programming for, sports performance.