“I’m expecting it to be low because they’re sick,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. #152: Vitamin D with Dr. Austin Baraki

This latest episode of the Barbell Medicine Podcast features Dr. Austin Baraki sharing his current understanding about the accumulated research on the relationships between vitamin D and health and the value (or not) of vitamin D supplementation. And if I were to summarize his main point, it is that reduced vitamin D is associated withContinue reading ““I’m expecting it to be low because they’re sick,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. #152: Vitamin D with Dr. Austin Baraki”

Fitness Professionals: Why you should care about anti-fat bias

There’s a type of trainer out there who walks around assuming that folks who are fatter and less fit than themselves simply aren’t motivated enough. I’ve heard many podcasts with the type, and their interviews always amount to a tough love kind of style–no one but me is going to tell you the hard truthContinue reading “Fitness Professionals: Why you should care about anti-fat bias”

Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

Does everyone already have a favorite tomato-based pasta sauce recipe? No question, a basic spaghetti sauce was one of the first dinners I learned to cook as a teen. But just in case you’ve been making-do with the jarred stuff and want to up your game a bit, here’s a good starting place. Give itContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce”

“Like a sac of worms,” Iron Culture Podcast, Episode 136–All About Testosterone & TRT (Yeah We Go There)

This episode of Iron Culture features “Mr. Doctor” Ben House and an in depth conversation about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), which is apparently a recently booming business in the males-in-mid-life demographic. As not a male, nor a female seeking to go on T, honestly, this conversation left a lot to be desired. I appreciate theContinue reading ““Like a sac of worms,” Iron Culture Podcast, Episode 136–All About Testosterone & TRT (Yeah We Go There)”

“A more painful take than just about anything I’ve ever seen,” Stronger By Science Podcast, Episode 64: Constrained Energy, Modeling Hypertrophy, and Effects of Aging on Performance

Last week’s Stronger By Science podcast was apparently a “live event” on youtube. I missed the excitement, but now I’ve gotten a chance to listen the old-fashioned way, I wanted to be sure to update the conversation about the constrained energy expenditure model. If you’re new this topic, it began with the publication of HermanContinue reading ““A more painful take than just about anything I’ve ever seen,” Stronger By Science Podcast, Episode 64: Constrained Energy, Modeling Hypertrophy, and Effects of Aging on Performance”

Making the Most of Minimal Training

A few weeks ago, I wrote about figuring out how much training we need to do in order to continue to progress. That post was focused on the theoretical boundaries of load and volume because the reality is how much we need to do and see progress will be different for each of us. However,Continue reading “Making the Most of Minimal Training”

Weekend Food Prep: Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake

I don’t always have time to cook my eggs fresh in the morning, but I still want to be sure to get my breakfast protein. Balancing my breakfast with sufficient protein has dramatically improved how satiating my morning meals are–I can easily go the 4 or so hours necessary until my lunch break without becomingContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake”

“I’m done being a hater,” Eat Train Progress Radio, Ep. 6–Kiwis on Pizza and New Year’s Resolutioners

We’re going to dig into the podcast archives for this one. I am a member of the ETP Facebook group, and I love the community that Patrick Umphrey has created there. This appears to be the final episode of Eat Train Progress Radio (January 25, 2020), and it’s a fun combination of pizza talk, beardContinue reading ““I’m done being a hater,” Eat Train Progress Radio, Ep. 6–Kiwis on Pizza and New Year’s Resolutioners”

“Take a step back and look at the big picture,” Alan Thrall, Ten Tips for Novice Lifters

I went down an Alan Thrall Youtube wormhole this weekend. It started with someone I know sharing this video on how to respond to pain in the gym. I found it nuanced and informative, and off I went to chase other video titles! The video I want to talk about today is from 2018, andContinue reading ““Take a step back and look at the big picture,” Alan Thrall, Ten Tips for Novice Lifters”

How to Feel Full, part 2

CW sort of: I want to start this post with a caveat that I’m writing about food and eating behaviors. My intended audience are people who already have a pretty healthy, non-disordered relationship with food, and mostly folks who are interested in the cross-section of physique sport, performance and body size. As Jen recently saidContinue reading “How to Feel Full, part 2”