Mar 29, 2018, Podcast: 383 – Why Branched Chain Amino Acids Don’t Work, How To Get A Better Score On A VO2 Max Test, Does Intermittent Fasting Lower Hormones, and How To Maximize Your Stem Cell Health.
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-May 5-6, 2018: Montana Beast and Sprint Weekend, Bigfork MT. Join Spartan Race and Discover Kalispell as we attempt to make history by breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for most people performing burpees at one time.
-May 26, 2018: Train to Hunt / Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out West, or past your prime, we want to make you a better hunter through fitness.
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–June 28 to July 22, 2018: Mind Valley U / Tallinn, Estonia.
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Why Branched Chain Amino Acids Don’t Work [00:23:24]
Robert says: I have a question about Branch Chain Amino Acids. You say that you have concerns about their insulinogenic or glycemic effects but Dominic D’Agostino says that Leucine is a more of a ketogenic amino acid and that it didn’t have much effect on blood sugar. I take up to 5 grams of Leucine before a workout, especially if have been fasting to help reduce muscle loss. If you can dig into this, that would be awesome.
How To Get A Better Score On A VO2 Max Test [00:31:22]
Andrew says: I have a Vo2 Max, incline, weighted fitness test coming up that I need to do for a fire department recruitment process. I was wondering if you have any tips, potential biohacking or training protocols that I can start using in preparation for this test. I will be wearing about 60lbs of gear, walking at a 12% incline for 12 – 15 minutes. Any help would be great!
Does Intermittent Fasting Lower Hormones? [00:54:29]
Andrew says: Would a 12-16 hour fast be safe for someone who is experiencing hyperthyroid and borderline testosterone issues? There is a study circulating that shows intermittent fasting can raise cortisol and lower testosterone.
How To Maximize Your Stem Cell Health [01:06:06]
Jason says: I am having stem cell treatment to address an old rotator cuff tear. I am wondering if there is anything specific that I can do pre and post surgery to maximize its effectiveness. I will follow my doctor’s instructions but was wondering if there is anything I can do via diet, training or biohacks to maximize the treatment’s effectiveness. It ain’t cheap, so I want to do all I can do.