James Steele, PhD is a lecturer in Applied Sport Science at Southampton Solent University and is one of the leading experts in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and resistance training.
Still only in his mid-twenties, James is no less than brilliant, and has already published a number of game-changing research papers on exercise. We covered a broad range of topics related to health and fitness that, for me at least, have helped answer a lot of questions. This one is a must listen. Enjoy.
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Is there no such thing as cardio?
How do different activities trigger hypertrophy?
Why resistance training is likely to be a superior mode of exercise
When to use single-joint exercises
Does the big 5 strengthen the lower back effectively?
Is there an optimal time under load for strength and hypertrophy?
Is it worthwhile including additional exercise into one’s HIT regimen?
James Steele’s personal exercise regime
Does high intensity interval training increase human growth hormone?
What is mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) and can we use it to our advantage?
There is no such thing as a non-responder to resistance training
“Strong people are harder to kill”
Do the general public actually want to do HIT?
Does Occam’s Protocol really work?
The truth about muscle growth
The function of muscle glycogen stores and intramuscular fat
The Pros and Cons of being a PhD in exercise
Why hasn’t HIT infiltrated elite level sport?
A further investigation into the treatment of chronic lower back pain
What does “core” really mean?
How to exercise the lower back muscles effectively
The relationship between gait and lower back strength
A detailed look into James Steele’s exercise regime and diet (body weight vs machines)
James’s mentors and journey into evidence-based exercise
How to self-educate effectively
Income vs passion
The importance of critical thinking (absorb what’s useful and discard what isn’t)
How to get the information you want from the experts
Books and Research Papers
Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week by Dr Doug McGuff and John R. Little
High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way by Mike Mentzer
Dragon Ball Z (James’s childhood inspiration)
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