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#121 - Dr. Andy Galpin On Muscle Science, The Right Diets & Disproving Nutritional Myths

Andy is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. He focuses his attention on teaching classes and running the BMEP lab. He is also a co-host of the Barbell Shrugged podcast.

Kicking it into gear with Andy’s background, his main focus, and what got him into his field. The boys talk about lifting and compare stats for a bit, then the convo gets thrown towards what life is like at California State for Andy, as well as the athletes he’s worked with.

The topic shifts towards nutrition and diet programs, and later on the boys bring up intermittent fasting and pick Andy’s brain on it. There is talk of hormones, and Andy gives us insight into hitting goals, as well as shares what the future looks like for him.

Great show, guys! Plenty of interesting points that you all can take away, especially about dieting and nutrition. Tune in and enjoy!

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Show Notes:

  • Tommy’s Tribute. [4:01]
  • Andy gives us his background. [5:32]
  • Doc asks Andy what got him into being a muscle scientist. [6:22]
  • Doc asks Andy what sport he was mainly focused on. [7:23]
  • Comparing lifting stats. [8:03]
  • Doc asks Andy about what life is like working at California State. [8:46]
  • Andy on the athletes he’s worked with. [10:04]
  • Andy on handling the needs of a combat sport athlete. [11:14]
  • Doc asks Andy about his nutrition programs. [14:14]
  • Andy elaborates on the need for a changing diet. [20:03]
  • Andy explains his current diet. [22:36]
  • Doc asks Andy about intermittent fasting. [24:28]
  • Andy on fasting for increase in growth hormone & testosterone. [30:12]
  • Finding a diet that is best for you. [33:01]
  • Andy’s objections to false claims & lack of evidence in nutrition. [34:12]
  • Tommy’s assumptions on hormones & Andy’s rebuttal. [35:28]
  • Tommy gives Andy an example scenario and how he would work with it. [38:58]
  • Tommy asks Andy about how these “fads” get started. [41:22]
  • Andy on there being no single diet that works for everyone. [43:28]
  • Identifying what’s stopping you from hitting your goals. [46:43]
  • Doc asks Andy what the future looks like for him. [49:00]
  • 6 From 6. [50:30]
  • What is Andy’s favorite travel destination? [50:39]
  • What is Andy’s dream travel destination? [52:02]
  • What books does Andy recommend? [53:44]
  • What does Andy like to do when he has free time? [56:18]
  • Who does Andy look up to? [57:46]
  • If Andy could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be? [59:38]

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Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.