The Stronger By Science Podcast

Q&A: Beltless Training, Leucine, and the Health Benefits of Strength

Episode Summary

In Episode 3, Greg and Eric answer listener questions about performance and recovery as you age, leucine, spinal loading and joint health, beltless training, the heath benefits of getting stronger, Terry Tao, and the reproducibility of exercise science research.

Episode Notes

Stronger By Science will now be releasing an episode every single week. Every other episode will be a “Question & Answer” (Q&A) episode, in which Eric and Greg answer questions submitted by listeners. If you want your questions answered on a future episode, please submit them using any of the following links:

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1:30 Should you change the way you train as you approach the age of 40 (and beyond)? How and why do performance and recovery change as we age?

11:42 Considering the result of this 2014 study, would you see similar long-term results from eating a normal amount of a whole protein source, or a smaller protein dose that is supplemented with extra leucine?

Article on dietary amino acid balance and hyperphagia.

19:53 What’s your take on long-term effects of heavy lifting on spine and joint health?

31:47 Any recommendations for lifters with spinal loading issues?

43:27 For an advanced lifter, is beltless training useless?

49:02 At what point do you see diminished returns when it comes to the health benefits of getting stronger?

56:40 What would happen if Terry Tao started studying exercise science? What kind of progress would the field make?

1:07:47 A few scientific fields have recently identified issues with replication, reproducibility, and transparency in research. How prevalent are these issues in exercise science?