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The Dr. Mike Show

Nutrition, weight loss, and healthy eating advice from national renowned nutrition expert Dr. Mike Roussell. Dr. Mike is a nutrition advisor for both Men’s Health and Shape Magazines and has authored multiple nutrition and weight loss books. On The Dr. Mike Show, along with his co-host Chris Dominello, Dr. Mike interviews nutrition and fitness experts and researchers from across the country - giving you the practical health, nutrition, and wellness tips that you need to optimization your health journey. Visit mikeroussell.com for links to everything mentioned in each show along with additional free nutrition and fat loss resources.
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Sep 26, 2018

Joe Dowdell is a personal trainer and strength coach who is also one of the most highly sought-after fitness experts in the industry. He owns Dowdell Fitness Systems, an online coaching platform that seeks to help clients get to the next level of their fitness journey. He has helped CEOs, supermodels, celebrities, musicians, and athletes get healthier bodies that changed their lives forever. His robust clientele is only matched by his robust certifications that include certificates from the NSCA, NASM, USAW, and ACE.

 

Joe joins me today to share his wisdom on fitness and how we can improve on what we currently know about it. He discusses the importance of looking at fitness from a client’s perspective and why recommending a training program involves logistics and a practical mindset. He explains the difference between how men and women look at exercise and strength and the difference between training and working out. He also shares his thoughts on group fitness classes, how programs like CrossFit has changed the fitness scene and offers tips on getting more out of your program without overtraining.

  

“There's a lot of psychological positivity that comes from being stronger.” - Joe Dowdell

  

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • How Joe trains women and why it's more effective than most approaches.
  • The difference between how men and women look at fitness.
  • How he introduces new training methods and concepts to clients.
  • His definition of significant weight resistance.
  • The most important factor for fat loss training.
  • How he tailors exercises to his clients' needs.
  • Why people aren't getting the results they want with some programs.
  • The difference between working out and training.
  • How to recover from missing out on training and overtraining.
  • The importance of knowing what you want to do when you step into the gym.
  • CrossFit and the effects of group fitness classes.
  • How his training evolved over the years and his current fitness routine today.
  • Longevity and what Joe recommends to live a long and healthy life.

 

 Resources Mentioned:

 

  • SPARK book by Dr. John J. Ratey

 

Connect with Joe Dowdell:

 

 

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Thanks for tuning into the Dr. Mike Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to iTunes to leave us a rate and review. Subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.

 

Be sure grab your copy of Men’s Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing. a book, join the LeanOS fitness coaching program, or visit our website for even more tips and strategies to quickly and effectively lose weight while optimizing your health, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Sep 19, 2018

 Michael Easter is a professor of journalism at the University of Nevada. Before becoming part of the academy, Michael has built a career writing and editing for online magazines like Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Vice, and New York. He has extensive experience writing about health, fitness, nutrition, supplementation, and ideas that impact health and performance. Due to his expertise and real-world experiences, he is a known resource when it comes to anything related to health and fitness.

 

Michael joins me to share his thoughts and ideas about the vast world of health and fitness writing. He describes the state of the industry today and why there are a lot of loud articles that don’t really say anything. He explains why a lot of blogs are misleading or inaccurately relay information and how this affects consumers on a daily basis. He also describes his fitness routine as well as share his thoughts on popular exercise programs.

 

 

“Being able to push a little bit more each workout not only leads to better physical transformation but also mental.” - Michael Easter

 

 

 

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • His career as an online journalist and why he transitioned to teaching.
  • The problems with health writing today and how consumers are affected.
  • The difference between political writing and scientific writing.
  • How he helps his students interpret studies and journals.
  • His thoughts on the best way to become fit.
  • His fitness routine and the different types of training he uses.
  • What is Rucking and its benefits?
  • His thoughts on Crossfit and other training programs.

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

 

Connect with Michael Easter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love the show? Let us know!

 

Thanks for tuning into the Dr. Mike Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to iTunes to leave us a rate and review. Subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.

 

Be sure grab your copy of Men’s Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing. book, join the LeanOS fitness coaching program, or visit our website for even more tips and strategies to quickly and effectively lose weight while optimizing your health, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Sep 12, 2018

 

In part 1 of this series, I discussed how my views changed regarding pre-workouts and low-carb diets. I shared the importance of looking back on “old” studies and why I’m not quick to discard research just because something newer came along. I also described some of the supplements I currently take every day and explained why some diets don’t work.

 

On today’s episode, I’m discussing the remaining nutrition facts I no longer believe. I explain the concept of proteins and what makes BCAAs different. I share my thoughts on the “No calorie” label on foods and why it’s not actually calorie-free and discuss post-exercise carbs and my perspective on the post-exercise window. I discuss the importance of sleep and why it can often be the most vital part of improving your fitness and review the facts around steady state cardio and how it relates to High-Intensity Interval Training. I also elaborate on the science around fasting for weight loss and why it’s not ideal.

 

 

“You can eat in a variety of ways, but you can't ignore your biology.” - Dr. Mike Roussell

 

 

 

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • Where we've gone wrong with BCAAs
  • Why "no calorie foods" are not actually calorie-free
  • My varying relationship with post-exercise carbohydrates.
  • The post-workout window and why it's not true.
  • Why sleep can be just as important, if not more, than exercise.
  • An ideal way to know when you need to sleep.
  • Steady state cardio and why you should not avoid it.
  • Is fasting really the best way to lose weight?

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

 

 

The Dr. Mike Show is Brought to You by Neuro Coffee

 

Neuro Coffee is a high octane brain supplement infused into great coffee.

 

It contains a patented extract from the coffee fruit, which has been clinically shown to increase levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) after taking. BDNF acts to grow and repair neurons in the brain and the body. As we age, BDNF decreases. Age related diseases of the brain (e.g. age related memory loss) are often associated with low levels of BDNF. Aging in general, stress, and lack of sleep also negatively impact BDNF.

 

Coffee drinkers never miss their morning cup of coffee, and now with Neuro Coffee you can enjoy that morning ritual even more knowing that it is helping your brain health. Neuro Coffee is roasted in small batches. Click here to start getting your monthly supply of Neuro Coffee. Dr. Mike Show listeners can use the coupon code DRMIKE10 to save 10% on their first order.

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!

 

Thanks for tuning into the Dr. Mike Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to iTunes to leave us a rate and review. Subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.

 

Be sure grab your copy of Men’s Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing. book, join the LeanOS fitness coaching program, or visit our website for even more tips and strategies to quickly and effectively lose weight while optimizing your health, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Sep 5, 2018

 

Whether you’ve just started taking your health and fitness journey more seriously or you’ve been working out and eating right for decades - there’s always something new to learn and explore in the health and wellness industry. As technology and science continue to improve, some of the old “best practices” are no longer relevant - and some are simply incorrect.

 

On today’s episode, I’m discussing two of the top seven nutrition facts I no longer believe regarding pre-workout supplements and carbohydrate-restricted diets. I share my experience with pre-workout supplements, the research behind some of the most popular supplements, and what I currently use as part of my pre-workout supplement routine to maximize my performance. I also discuss why some diets that restrict carbohydrates - such as the ketogenic diet - may work for some individuals but not work for others as well as why we should not consider older health and nutrition research studies as invalid or less important than newer research.

 

 

 

“Just because a study was published in 2006 doesn’t make it any less valid than a study that was published in 2008.” - Dr. Mike Roussell

 

 

 

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • The validity and importance of outdated research.
  • My experience with pre-workout supplements.
  • What research shows about taking Citrulline Malate to increase workout performance.
  • Supplements I currently use to improve my workout performance.
  • The pros and cons of Beta-Alanine.
  • My current views on carbohydrate restrictions.
  • Can you gain weight with the ketogenic diet?
  • Why some diets work for some people, but not for others.

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

 

 

The Dr. Mike Show is Brought to You by Neuro Coffee

 

Neuro Coffee is a high octane brain supplement infused into great coffee.

 

It contains a patented extract from the coffee fruit, which has been clinically shown to increase levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) after taking. BDNF acts to grow and repair neurons in the brain and the body. As we age, BDNF decreases. Age related diseases of the brain (e.g. age related memory loss) are often associated with low levels of BDNF. Aging in general, stress, and lack of sleep also negatively impact BDNF.

 

Coffee drinkers never miss their morning cup of coffee, and now with Neuro Coffee you can enjoy that morning ritual even more knowing that it is helping your brain health. Neuro Coffee is roasted in small batches. Click here to start getting your monthly supply of Neuro Coffee. Dr. Mike Show listeners can use the coupon code DRMIKE10 to save 10% on their first order.

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!

 

Thanks for tuning into the Dr. Mike Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to iTunes to leave us a rate and review. Subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.

 

Be sure grab your copy of Men’s Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing. book, join the LeanOS fitness coaching program, or visit our website for even more tips and strategies to quickly and effectively lose weight while optimizing your health, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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