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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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Aug 5, 2022

Welcome to Episode 30 of the Dr. Mike Show!

One of the hardest things to do when it comes to nutrition is to “listen to our bodies.” What make this so hard is that there are a myriad of signals related to hunger, fullness, and our drive to eat that we don’t consciously register or know about.

In this episode I reflect on an incredible conversation that I once had with Dr. Barbara Roll (link to PSU profile) where we discuss feelings of satiety, how you can maximize them to curb excess calorie consumption, and what people are missing out on when it comes to eating and fullness.

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Be sure grab your copy of Men's Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing. book 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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Jul 29, 2022

Welcome to Episode 29 of the Dr. Mike Show!

Our body’s and behaviors have memories. Oftentimes when we want to make a change with our nutrition or activity, we have the urge to start from scratch. Throw everything out and replace it with a completely new diet or workout plan. This is a mistake! By doing this you are ignoring valuable and personal insights to unlocking long term changes.

In this episode I show you how to deploy the “Look-Back Method” which will help you avoid making this mistake while also giving you a leg up on accelerating and sustaining change.

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Jul 22, 2022

Welcome to Episode 28 of the Dr. Mike Show!

One of the most powerful tools that we have for changing our nutrition, habits, and body is looking at our current behaviors and improving on them. It is so tempting liquid everything that we are doing in order to adopt the “newest secret” in nutrition. This makes solidifying long term changes in our diet very difficult as we are essentially starting everything from scratch.

Instead, we are better served to look at our current nutrition habits, see what is working and what needs work. I call this the Diet Audit and it will fast track your long term success with your nutrition plan.

In this episode of the Dr. Mike Show I walk you through exactly how to go through the Diet Audit process.

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Feb 17, 2021

Welcome to Episode 27 of the Dr. Mike Show!

Should you eat this food or that food? Which food is the superest superfood? Should I eat this food and avoid that food? These sorts of questions facing one food off against another are all too common. I want to help you get answers and clarity once and for all in this episode that I call - Food Face Off!  

In This Episode We’ll Look at the Following Foods and Discuss the nutritional merits of each - so you know which one you should choose (or if it doesn’t matter!). 

  • Beef vs. Chicken
  • Salmon vs. Tuna
  • Eggs vs. Egg Whites
  • Blueberries vs. Wild Blueberries
  • Almond Milk vs. Regular Milk
  • Brown Rice vs. Quinoa
  • Yogurt vs. Kefir 

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Jan 22, 2021

Welcome to Episode 26 of the Dr. Mike Show.   

The new year is a great time to take advantage of all the positive momentum around change. This makes it an ideal time for setting new goals.  How you set these goals matter. In this episode we discuss the 5 key aspects to setting new year’s resolutions will stick and propel you towards long term success. 

In This Episode You’ll Learn About

  • The importance of focusing on actions when it comes to goal setting.
  • The danger of starting from scratch with your new year resolution. 
  • How to use focal point challenges to drive long term results.
  • Why context matters when it comes to picking a goal to work towards.
  • How to accelerate your results by becoming a coach for someone else.

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Sep 21, 2020

  • Factors that impact why we eat and how much we eat can be hidden and counterintuitive. Today we discuss a perceived positive that can have negative effects on your behaviors.

    • What makes you select certain foods to eat?
    • Because they are healthy?
    • Because they are for people that are fit?
    • Because athletes eat them?

    A new research study showed that Fitness and health branded foods might actually lead you to eat more. How could this be true? We discuss on today's episode.

    This episode we discuss:

    • Restrained vs. Unrestrained Eaters.
    • How Health Halos can impact our eating habits.
    • Why is Gatorade sold at gas stations!?

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Apr 2, 2020

In order to lose weight controlling and managing hunger is a key skill that you need to master. ⁣

Unfortunately it is very hard to tell why you are hungry. Hunger can be divided into 2 main areas - Hedonic and Physiologic. The later is due to your body actually needing calories; the former is not.⁣

To further complicate the situation - you can’t sense how many calories you have eaten (that is a skill you lose after you leave infancy). 

Sounds bleak but I have your back with some tried and true ways to master hunger so that you can reach your weight loss goal.

This episode we discuss:

  • The difference between physiologic and hedonic hunger.
  • Strategies for trying to tease out the difference between the two.
  • The 6 drivers of hedonic hunger
  • The importance of energy density and how you can use it to hack your hunger signals.

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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!

Apr 2, 2020

When we eat certain types of foods (e.g. carbohydrates) during the day will impact how or body metabolizes those foods.

Today we discuss a reader question about when to eat and what steps he can take to lower his blood pressure.

This episode we discuss:

  • Is time-restricted eating a good weight loss strategy?
  • Why you should consider the position of the sun when thinking about how much to eat.
  • Tips for controlling sodium.
  • Science backed exercise plans for lowering blood pressure.

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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!

Apr 2, 2020

Our currently accepted view on metabolism and calorie burning is generally flawed.

Today we discuss two constructs for calorie burning and metabolism.
We then also explore common fat loss mistakes related to metabolically optimized fat loss and what you can do to avoid them.

This episode we discuss:

  • The difference between the additive and constrained theory of total energy expenditure.
  • Common fat loss mistakes and how to avoid them.

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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!

Apr 2, 2020

If you understand that getting a stomach bug isn’t the best way to lose weight then you fundamentally understand the dangers of ‘resulting’

In this episode we explore the importance of making the right fat loss decisions, how to make them automatically, and how it impacts your long term success.

This episode we discuss the importance of:

  • Making the right fat loss decisions.
  • How to make them automatically.
  • How your ability to make the right fat loss decisions impacts your long term success.

We also discuss my core diet and exercise template for successful fat loss.

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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!

Apr 2, 2020

Child author Mo Willems started doing a daily video of drawing an QnA in an effort to bring people together during this social isolation. This is my contribution to that movement.

This episode we discuss:

  • The fitness class that I started using with the kids (you can steal this template for your own use - I use it too)
  • The importance of nutrition during this time of social isolation.
  • Resulting and how it is hurting your weight loss success.

Jan 15, 2019

 

Celebrating the new year often comes with making new year’s resolutions, and for decades the most popular resolution is weight loss. Since it’s the number one resolution, you can bet it’s also among the resolutions that get broken year after year.

 

Why do people struggle with weight loss and, more importantly, their nutrition?

 

What are they doing wrong on an annual basis?

 

In this episode, I discuss the concept of anti-resolutions and how having this mindset can help set you up for long term nutritional success. I share why the food you eat is not the entire problem when it comes to nutrition. I describe the Stages of Nutrition and at what stage most people operate best. I also explain why I’m against counting calories as well as share tips on snacking and how to prevent overeating.

 

 

“Don't date your nutrition plan; be married to it.”

 

 

 

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • What are anti-resolutions?
  • The one part of nutrition that most diets generally focus on.
  • The Stages of Nutrition and what each stage is about.
  • Food logistics and the changes you can apply realistically.
  • Advice on making a diet program easier to manage.
  • Thoughts on counting calories and getting into the details of nutrition.
  • Preventing night-time overeating and snacks that help with food cravings.

 

 

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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!

 

Oct 31, 2018

Losing weight has become synonymous with being healthy, and decades of diet and fitness trends as well as weight loss programs support this idea. The general idea a lot of programs and websites tell you is you only need to increase your metabolism to lose weight. It sounds about right until you realize we have a lot of people who go on all these crazy weight loss programs, lose a ton of weight, only to have it all come back a few years later.

Does our metabolism tank after losing weight, or is it just a myth?

In this episode, I share the findings of a recently published study about the effects of weight loss on our metabolism. I discuss the reasons why drastic weight loss leads not just to weight rebounds, but also hormonal repercussions. I describe the case of another study involving participants of a popular weight loss show and its mind-blowing findings. I also provide some tips on how you can lose and maintain weight without any metabolic consequences.

 

“How you choose your behaviors is going to impact how your metabolism changes." - Mike Roussell

  

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

  • Our resting metabolic rate and how it affects energy expenditure.
  • How weight loss changes our metabolic rate.
  • Adaptive Thermogenesis and why it makes weight loss efforts difficult.
  • What a 2016 Biggest Loser study tells us about the effects of drastic weight loss on our body composition.
  • How you can prevent your metabolism from slowing down after weight loss.
  • The importance of knowing the type of study done to understand the research.
  • Why body composition should not be glossed over when it comes to weight loss studies.

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

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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.

 

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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 the book Men’s Health The MetaShred Diet: Your 29-Day Rapid Fat-Loss Plan. Simple. Effective. Amazing.  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!

Oct 17, 2018

 Almost eight years ago, I wrote an article about the 100g Carb Cure at T Nation. I’ve been recommending this dietary approach for the longest time, and I’m glad to say even with the latest research, the blog holds on its own. However, eight years is a long time, and with the way nutrition research has progressed over the last few years, I have a few tweaks to make regarding my simple yet effective dietary practice.

 

In this episode, I discuss the idea behind the 100g Carb Cure and why it’s my favorite. I explain the principles of this type of diet, why the magic number is 100, and why it’s not as hard as it sounds. I also discuss how it can help you optimize your diet and workouts as well as share sample food servings and tips on how you can make this benchmark work for your fitness and nutrition goals.

 

 

“No matter what dietary method you follow, you're going to have nutrients of concern."

 

 

 

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • What is the 100g Carb Cure?
  • What I would change now regarding this benchmark.
  • What happens when you set your carb benchmark to 100 grams max?
  • Why I chose to use 100 grams as the standard.
  • How this carb cure can support your fitness efforts.
  • What is the "Autoregulation Effect?”
  • Tips in maintaining this dietary practice.
  • How you can fit this practice into your carb cycling routine.
  • Sample foods and their respective servings to fit 100g of carbs.

 

 

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!

Oct 3, 2018

Todd Bumgardner is a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer whose robust clientele include NFL linebackers, young athletes, and the average fitness enthusiast. Some of his specialties include football and basketball training, powerlifting, weight loss, and muscle building. Todd is the founder of Strength Faction and provides online coaching, Skype consultations, and fitness and wellness seminar services. He holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science from the California University of Pennsylvania and a Masters degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from the New York Chiropractic College.

 

Todd joins me to share his vast experience and expertise in exercise, longevity, and long-term fitness. He explains the importance of consistency over intensity as well as doing exercises your body is comfortable with. He explains why he had to change his fitness goals at his age and describes his current weekly program and goals. He also shares tips on how to properly do some of the basic yet critical exercises.

 

 

“The goal of the week is to do something every day.” -Todd Bumgardner

 

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • How Todd trains his clients for long-term
  • Why consistency is better than intensity in both exercise and nutrition.
  • What it means to periodize yourself to manage your work.
  • Why you should avoid the words "Perfect" and "Profound" in fitness.
  • How you can put your body in the best possible fitness position.
  • The problems he finds in most clients with regards to various exercises and how he fixes them.
  • His exercise recommendations for different client needs.
  • His personal health guidelines and fitness goals.
  • Why he is no longer chasing after breaking past his physical limits.

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

 

Connect with Joe Dowdell:

 

 

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.  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 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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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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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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!

Aug 29, 2018

 

Greg Hammond is the director of Motor and Action Sports at Concept2, a sports and fitness manufacturing company based in Morrisville, Vermont and most recognized for their rowing and “erg” products. He was first introduced to the company and the erg products while attending college to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Since 1996, he has worked closely with the motocross, mixed martial arts, and CrossFit markets as well as multiple police and fire departments.

 

Greg joins me today to share his journey into CrossFit and using BikeErgs and SkiErgs to improve his workout routine. He shares how he became inspired to start his fitness journey and what it was like to attend one of the first Level 1 CrossFit seminars. He also shares why it’s important for people to remain diligent and dedicated to getting fit and healthy - even if they do not see the immediate results they desire - as well as how new athletes and fitness enthusiasts can easily incorporate fitness into their lifestyle to improve their health.

 

“Everyone’s got to find what their goal is and use that to get them started, then maybe shift it to something that is more appropriate later.” - Greg Hammond


This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

 

  • His experience with CrossFit training.
  • The history of Concept2’s rowing products.
  • How he became interested in fitness.
  • The impact that CrossFit enthusiasts have had on the growing popularity of rowing machines and SkiErgs.
  • His experience with attending one of the first Level 1 CrossFit seminars.
  • How his fitness goals and perspective have evolved over the years.
  • Lessons he has learned from working with high-performing athletes.
  • Unique characteristics of top performing athletes.
  • The importance of striving to improve y our health and fitness - even if you don’t achieve all of your fitness goals.
  • The origin story of the SkiErg.
  • How the SkiErg gained popularity throughout the fitness industry.
  • Why he enjoys using the SkiErg during his workouts.
  • Types of workouts you can do while using the SkiErg and BikeErg.
  • Tips for fitness beginners using the SkiErg and BikeErg products.

 

Connect with Greg Hammond:

 


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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