Ep. #1024: Spencer Nadolsky on Reasons to Use and Avoid Weight Loss Drugs
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by Michael Matthews
19h ago
Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on YouTube There’s a weight loss drug revolution happening right now. Medicines containing semaglutide (like Ozempic and Wegovy) used to treat diabetes have recently gained FDA approval for obesity, and many people are turning to drugs to help them lose weight. Weight loss drugs aren’t new—previous medications like fen-phen turned out to be dangerous, and even taken off the market. However, these newer drugs appear much safer and even more effective. So, are these medications the solution to the obesity epidemic, an unfair “easy-out” for p ..read more
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Ep. #1023: The 10 Absolute Worst Exercise Myths and Mistakes
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by Michael Matthews
3d ago
Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on YouTube Is calories in versus calories out “bad science”? Are all calories the same? Will dieting damage your metabolism? Do you have to eat big to get big? Does sugar make you fat and unhealthy? Does eating carbs at night cause weight gain? Answers to all those questions and more in this podcast. In this podcast, I’m sharing an excerpt from the audiobook version of the latest fourth edition of my bestselling book, Bigger Leaner Stronger. In case you’re not familiar with it, Bigger Leaner Stronger is a fitness book for men who want to g ..read more
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How Janice Used Thinner Leaner Stronger to Lose 21 Pounds and 6% Body Fat
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by Michael Matthews
4d ago
The post How Janice Used Thinner Leaner Stronger to Lose 21 Pounds and 6% Body Fat appeared first on Legion Athletics ..read more
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Ep. #1022: Q&A: Liver King Scandal, Home Saunas, Hip Thrust Hype, Overcoming Strength Plateaus, and More
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by Michael Matthews
6d ago
Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on YouTube Are home saunas worth it? Should you wear a glucose monitor? What are my thoughts on the Liver King scandal? Tips on reducing muscle soreness and beating a strength plateau. Why am I not more jacked? Do hip thrusts live up to the hype? All of that and more in this Q&A podcast. Over on Instagram, I’ve started doing weekly Q&As in the stories, and it occurred to me that many podcast listeners might enjoy hearing these questions and my short answers. So, instead of talking about one thing in an episode, I’m going to cover a ..read more
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Ep. #1021: The 10 Absolute Worst Diet Myths and Mistakes
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by Michael Matthews
1w ago
Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on YouTube Is calories in versus calories out “bad science”? Are all calories the same? Will dieting damage your metabolism? Do you have to eat big to get big? Does sugar make you fat and unhealthy? Does eating carbs at night cause weight gain? Answers to all those questions and more in this podcast. In this podcast, I’m sharing an excerpt from the audiobook version of the latest fourth edition of my bestselling book, Bigger Leaner Stronger. In case you’re not familiar with it, Bigger Leaner Stronger is a fitness book for men who want to g ..read more
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Are Glute Activation Exercises Necessary?
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by Michael Matthews
1w ago
Nowadays, you can’t scroll through socials long before hearing someone tout the benefits of “glute activation exercises.” According to activation advocates, doing specific exercises to warm up your butt before lower-body workouts helps you engage your glutes more effectively than if you went into your workouts “cold.” This, they claim, is important because it boosts performance and helps you better develop your butt. Is this true, though? Are glute activation exercises necessary? Or do they just delay you from getting to more productive training? Get evidence-based answers to these questions a ..read more
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Ep. #1020: The Truth About Menopause Weight Gain and How to Beat It
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by Michael Matthews
1w ago
Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on YouTube Is weight gain during menopause unavoidable? Most women gain weight during menopause, but does menopause actually cause fat gain? What changes occur in the body that make it easier to pack on the pounds during this hormonal shift? How can you prevent weight gain during menopause and how can you lose the belly fat gained while going through it?  You’re going to learn all that and more in this podcast. Press play to listen to the science of menopause and weight gain. Timestamps: 0:00 – Try Phoenix today! Go to https://buyleg ..read more
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Research Roundup #31: Music and Athletic Performance, Incontinence and Weightlifting, and Late-Night Eating
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by Michael Matthews
1w ago
It’s estimated that there are over 2+ million scientific papers published each year, and this firehose only seems to intensify. Even if you narrow your focus to fitness research, it would take several lifetimes to unravel the hairball of studies on nutrition, training, supplementation, and related fields. This is why my team and I spend thousands of hours each year dissecting and describing scientific studies in articles, podcasts, and books and using the results to formulate our 100% all-natural sports supplements and inform our coaching services.  And while the principles of proper eati ..read more
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Ep. #1019: The Best of Muscle For Life: Time-Efficient Training, Best Workout Split, & Stockdale Paradox
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by Michael Matthews
1w ago
Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on YouTube In this installment of the Best of Muscle For Life, you’ll hear hand-picked clips from three popular MFL episodes: an interview with Brad Schoenfeld on the science of time-efficient training, a monologue on the “best” workout split for gaining muscle, and a Motivation Monday episode on how the Stockdale Paradox can change your life.  Some people—my favorite people—listen to most or even all of my podcasts, but my wizbang analytics tell me that while many listeners tune in on a regular basis, they don’t catch every installme ..read more
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Does Nigella Sativa Boost Health and Weight Loss?
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by Michael Matthews
2w ago
Nigella sativa is a seed used in traditional medicine cultivated across the Mediterranean, Africa, and Asia. It’s recently caught on in the health and fitness space because some evidence suggests it boosts mental and physical health, defends against disease, and aids weight loss. Should you believe the hype, or is “the industry” embellishing its benefits? Here’s what science says. (Or if you just want to know if you should take nigella sativa or a different supplement to reach your goals, take the Legion Supplement Finder Quiz, and in less than a minute, you’ll know exactly what supplements ar ..read more
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