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Fat Loss





February 2018
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Kattarina Makkaiova has lost 33kg and kept it off with the help of #TeamScience. Mike interviews her about her journey. 

Direct download: RNR23_Kate_mp3.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:35pm UTC

Martin & Mike speak to Dr Rob Yeung who is a psychologist, coach & researcher in the field of goal achievement to discuss why people struggle with following nutritional or exercise advice and what can be done to help nudge people in the right direction. Tune it to discover: 

  • Is Mike on drugs?
  • Are dietitians still the food police
  • Mike being bought out by Big Steak 
  • Martins world tour 
  • Why persuasion and influence is important 
  • Martins fantasies about being a jacked superhero 
  • Are men pressured to look good? 
  • How do you get your clients to do what they said they would? i.e. follow the program etc
  • Why setting goals doesn't really work very well and what to do instead
  • Approach Vs Avoidance & how to use it to your advantage 
  • How high and low goals could improve your results
  • What willpower is, how to train it and use it to your advantage
  • plus a ton more!


Direct download: RNR_Rob_Yueng.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:22pm UTC

  1. Anonymous - Is it "bad" (whatever bad means) to eat the same meals everyday? (I love oats and eat them every single morning). Also, is it harmful for that matter to consume the same veggies and proteins everyday?
  2. Anonymous - In your experience (both personal and with coaching), what is the single most important factor towards achieving optimal performance in weightlifting? - What would be your first piece of nutritional advice to someone who wants to achieve optimal performance in weightlifting or sport (rugby as an example)?
  3. Tony Cottenden - The best ways you've found challenging dietary misreporting?
  4. Ross Coundon - What are the main techniques and tools you use to create sustainable change for your clients?
  5. Rob Turner - Could you discuss the potential negative effects of counting calories and how this may be unsuitable for certain clients (I'm thinking obsessive/ addictive personality types that may become slightly neurotic about tracking every last calorie, which may impact on quality of life). How do you make this judgement, and what alternative methods do you use to help people achieve their goals? Many thanks.
  6. Anonymous - Is fruit a good choice for a carb-up or re-feed food choice?
  7. Peter Ginger from Hertfordshire - When I do train, I want to train hard and effectively make up for lost time. My strength and size are still present. But my recovery is awful. Last Monday I did a Neil @ genetic arm workout. It was awesome. But my arms hurt for seven days straight. Even then they weren't fully recovered. My nutrition is fine. I believe it is my cns complaining. I've read that all I can do is reduce volume a lot and slowly build it up over time. Have you experienced this? Any help you and Martin can give would be awesome.
  8. James Kew - Would be interested to hear your thoughts on the somewhat controversial topic of reverse dieting. If you don't advocate it, what would be your nutritional recommendations for a physique competitor transitioning into the off-season? Maybe a period at maintenance calories to normalize some of the metabolic slowdown before jumping into a lean gaining phase?
Direct download: RNR_EP21_Listener_Qs_Pt_3.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:35am UTC

Everything you know about insulin is wrong. 

Following his Epic Fitness Presentation James Krieger talks about: 

  • The carbs = insulin resistance myth 
  • Ferarri's, not making a living in fitness, working with Microsoft 
  • The single most important thing when it comes to your diet  
  • Why even if you're diabetic (& insulin resistant) you still don't need to avoid carbs
  • Everything you know about glucagon is wrong 
  • The evidence based that negates the carbs/sugar = body fat theory 
  • Low blood sugar doesn't make you hungry, James explains why..
  • How & why low carb diets really work (hint: its nothing to do with insulin) 

and much much more! 

Direct download: Kreiger_RNR_mp3.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:20pm UTC

Cambridge University geneticist Giles Yeo spills the beans on genetic testing in the fitness industry. 

Find out: 

  • How a geneticist stays sane 
  • Whether or not you can really use genetic testing to prescribe diets 
  • Will Mike survive the podcast? 
  • Why your DNA & how it affects you is like playing poker
  • What does ‘high genetic risk’ actually mean? 
  • Dirty tactics of some genetic testing companies 
  • Wet science Vs iron man 
  • Nutrigenomics - why we aren’t there yet 
  • How to really interpret & apply results from genetic studies 
  • Do your genetics control your destiny? 
  • The simple truth that genetic testing companies do not want you to know 
  • Quinoa Vs Personal Trainers 

and much much more! 


Direct download: RNR_Giles_Yeomp3.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:38pm UTC

Richard Lovatt created the Epic Fitness Summit to make evidence based science sexy & engaging. In this episode I chat to Martin about his experiences of the event and then we get Richard on to talk about the event, happenings over the weekend, whats coming in 2016 and more.

Note: Skip to 1hr 4mins if you want to hear Richard only! 

Direct download: EPIC_roundup_showmp3.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:15pm UTC

In this episode we focus on protein with Stu Phillips and chat about: 

  • Stu's relationship to hollywood 
  • why the RDA for protein should be doubled
  • hairdressing in london?
  • Testosterone replacement therapy
  • How much protein does the protein guy eat?
  • thoughts on EPIC fitness 
  • any basis for alkaline diets?
  • Why Martin nearly quit nutrition
  • the psychology of extremism 
  • academics and monty python 
  • The China Study & T Colin Cambpell 
  • protein causes kidney problems?
  • and much more!


Direct download: Stu_PhillipsRNRmp3.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:55am UTC

Listen in as we talk to Dr Lee Hamilton about: 

  • Drugs for muscle gain & preventing muscle loss
  • When is mouse research applicable to humans?
  • Staying credible in the supplement industry
  • What are evidence based fakers?
  • How to misrepresent study data to 'prove' anything you want
  • Gut health and weight loss
  • Boxing, food & making weight
  • Should you use HMB or myostatin inhibitors?
  • Transdermal delivery of supplements
  • Does endurance training blunt effects of weight training?
  • And so much more!
Direct download: Ep15_Lee_Hamilton.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:55pm UTC

Diabetes 101:

  • why low-carb zealots are damaging diabetes care instead of helping
  • find out who is the fitness industries answer to Mariah Carey
  • Zealotism in diabetes 
  • why the daily mail inspired this show 
  • Martin is kenyan? wtf?
  • why the world is confused about low-carb diets
  • low Vs lower Vs keto Vs VLKCD diets gobbldegook
  • 82% fat diet for diabetes?  
  • how to get a punch in the face from a dietitian 
  • carbs = insulin = bad? 
  • how researchers are avoiding being labeled zealots 
  • why low-fat can work as well as low-carb
  • what things are linked to diabetes?
  • why obesity Vs central obesity is important
  • sleep deprivation & diabetes
  • and much much more!
Direct download: RNR12_diabetes_showmp3.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:26am UTC

Exposed: Gluten Free & Ketogenic Performance Fallacies. Also covered in this epic interview with Trent Stellingwerff:

  • is low carb useful for athletes?
  • the dreadlock story you haven't heard yet
  • The carb continuum & why its important
  • how big of a difference does doping make anyway?
  • the very real limitations of ketogenic performance
  • are canadians the nicest people on the planet?
  • using placebo to boost performance
  • what the future of performance enhancement looks like
  • what a high gluten diet does to inflammation & performance
  • dose response placebo?
  • and a whole bunch more
Direct download: Ep11_Trent_Stellingwerffmp3.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:07am UTC