This week’s guest is Dr Bill Sukala – a consulting clinical exercise physiologist based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked in the fitness industry for 26 years, starting out as a personal trainer before studying to be an exercise physiologist and then becoming a university lecturer and researcher. For the last 20 years he has been actively involved as a consumer health advocate speaking out against misinformation in lectures, seminars, and workshops, plus regularly interviewed by major media outlets around the world as the "voice of reason" on trends and fads (ruining all the fun with science!).
In this episode we’ll discuss why is science on trial? (i.e., people reluctant to believe compelling evidence that goes against their beliefs) Why do people believe what they believe? We’ll examine the shady methods used by companies to promote unscientific misinformation: cherry picked science, how they create distrust of authoritative institutions, crying conspiracy, citing dodgy testimonials, using cite animal research as conclusive evidence of efficacy, bro science and image (via social media) etc. Bill also sheds light on many current popular crazes and heated nutrition topics sweeping Instagram and the tabloid newspapers: is sugar toxic? Is HIIT cardio the best thing for you? Should be eat organic? What’s wrong with juice cleanses and lots more.
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James Fell is an internationally syndicated fitness columnist for the Chicago Tribune and he has written for the LA Times, Time Magazine, AskMen and a tonne of other fitness publications. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach and his book - Lose It Right – has won numerous praise from reviewers on Amazon and from fellow authors.
James loves to lift and he loves to run so in this episode we examine the old “cardio vs weights” debate. Each has its own merits but what are some of the lesser known advantages and differences between the two? We know that weight training is great for building muscle and getting stronger, but do you know the effect lifting has on the diet? What does weight training do to your eating habits? Is it better for fat loss than running? James explains all.
On the other hand we’ve got cardio. James shares why it’s badass for increasing calorie expenditure, why it allows for more dietary freedom and why there are more profound physiological benefits than weights in terms of its ability to suppress appetite. But does it cause muscle loss and is it a smart option for obese folks? All is revealed in this show.
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Max Shank is a trainer and coach who has a passion to not just get people stronger but to help them move better, become more flexible, have more fun training and improve all aspects of their life.
Aside from being able to do a host of incredible gymnastic feats, Max has excelled at a range of sports from Highland Games, to wakeboarding, to tennis, all the way to jiu jitsu. In this episode you’ll learn about Ultimate Athleticism and Max’s philosophy to training and why fun is an often forgotten element of a successful training plan.
Max explains his 5 minute flow and why it’s a great way to start the day, why the handstand is a great exercise and how you can learn to do one, ways to gauge your own strength, other fun exercises you can try that are a bit different, how to minimise injury and prevent boredom with training and why juggling, yes juggling can be a great addition to a training programme.
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Yvette ‘SciBabe’ d'Entremont is a science blogger, speaker and former analytical chemist with a background in both forensics and toxicology. When she isn’t speaking at conferences, writing for magazines or battling health gurus, she runs her website full time where she busts pseudoscience with a great mix of humour, real life stories and science.
In this episode we’ll chat about why some people often become emotionally attached and harbour illogical and unsubstantiated fears over seemingly insignificant issues. Why do some nutrition and health issues stimulate such emotional responses? If someone eats gluten and drinks diet coke, is it that big a deal? What’s with the dietary tribalism.
We’ll look the suggestion that pharmaceutical companies are keeping cures from the general public, Yvette explains why all studies aren’t sponsored by multinational corporations, exactly what are ‘toxins’ and why they’re everywhere and her thoughts on ‘biohacking’ – is it legit or pseudoscientific BS?
Yvette also talks about her experiments with homeopathy and she’ll shed some light on many other exaggerated, unscientific crazes that people love to get sucked into.