Episode Number: 996
Episode Guest: Dr. Andy Galpin
Original Airdate: August 9, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Dollar Shave Club, CW Hemp, Onnit
Guest Bio: Dr. Andy Galpin is a professor of kinesiology at the Center for Sport Performance at California State University, Fullerton. He has a Ph.D. in human bioenergetics and is the founder and director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Laboratory. His new book Unplugged is available now on Amazon.
Topics Discussed: What he does; how fast does science change; fallacy of authority; The Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding book; strength and conditioning; there is no right solution that would apply to everyone; talk about working with MMA fighters and how each one is different; training a guy for walking out to the cage; Dennis Bermudez vs. Darren Elkins talk; why do some fighters come up short in important fights; how he works with a fighter; he works with fighters as a hobby; how he decides what a fighter needs; Helen Maroulis talk; you have to push your ego aside to work with others; issues with Helen Maroulis; talk about vitamins and probiotics; zinc messes up iron absorption in the body; what food was like at the Olympics; what is the first thing he does when working with an athlete; measuring the force of an athlete; speeding up the force of an athlete; how much is genetics of an athlete; talk about measuring two twins, one an athlete, one a truck driver; muscle quality; leg strength predicts how long someone lives; foot speed; you can’t do one thing to be healthy, you have to do many types of exercises; Unplugged book; more talk about working with a fighter; optimization vs. adaptation; ice after workouts; icing after an injury; cryotherapy; ice baths; there’s no diet that’s right for everyone; MMA nutritionists; more talk about diet; some cancers thrive on fats; carbohydrates vs. ketones; he works with athletes who are on fat-based diets; (1:00:00) athlete who lost weight after eating carbs; people online who disagree with him after reading a social media post from someone who isn’t an expert; could you turn an athlete in one sport into an athlete in another; muscle fiber types change; hyperplasia happens in humans but we can’t measure it due to limits in technology; it’s almost always better for a fighter to go up in weight rather than down; Kelvin Gastelum talk; Michael Bisping vs. Luke Rockhold talk; Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le talk; more Bisping talk; Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping talk; GSP vs. Johny Hendricks talk; what happened to Johny Hendricks; stamina; fatigue; what type of cardio does he suggest athletes do; swimming is good for cardio; Airdyne bikes, vertical climbers, and rowing machines are good for cardio; hill running; it’s important to do cardio without getting sore afterwards; different types of exercises are important; focus on what the goal is; overtraining and measuring the heart rate; planning so an athlete doesn’t overtrain; box jumps for power or conditioning; strength is a skill; don’t exercise to failure; Louie Simmons; lift things for 5 or fewer repetitions; you’re better doing 10 reps of 3 rather than 3 reps of 10; MMA training is still in its infancy; problems of athletes; can you be too tough during your training; Andy doesn’t think sugar is bad for you, but excess/processed/added sugar is; different people want different information; food talk; he doesn’t tell people he works with to avoid anything; people think there’s one solution for them; vegetables; alkaline water is bullshit; Training Mask talk; breathing through the diaphragm; Bas Rutten’s O2 Trainer; more breathing talk; (2:00:00) the body produces more carbon dioxide when you breathe through the nose; saunas; he doesn’t recommend athletes use saunas; training at hot temperatures; train for the environment you will compete in; working with athletes is fun for him; science is about reducing uncertainty; Evander Holyfield talk; talking about retirement with a fighter; he’s worked with some athletes for as long as six years; muscle fiber talk; muscle memory; talk about his book Unplugged; impact of nature on the body; Radiolab podcast episode “Why Isn’t the Sky Blue?”; detaching from our constant exposure to technology and modern life.
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