The RippedBody Podcast

S1E22 Pt2: Greg Nuckols on Benching, Blueberries, and Protein

August 07, 2017 Andy Morgan
The RippedBody Podcast
S1E22 Pt2: Greg Nuckols on Benching, Blueberries, and Protein
Show Notes
This is the second of a multi part interview with Greg Nuckols of StrongerbyScience.com.Greg answers reader questions and we cover three key things:Protein timing recommendations - are smaller people eating too little when they set their protein intake based on bodyweight?Misapplication of science to push agendas and how to treat people with opposing points of viewHilarity of consuming too many blueberries.If you wish to skip past the funnies and straight to the first question covering why Greg doesn’t bother with Youtube, jump to the 8 minute mark.Pineapple on Pizza? Greg thinks, yes. Andy’s odd Japan pizza experiences. [1:45]Ben Carpenter vs. Greg Nuckols. Is Greg really in Andy’s “Top 3?” [2:45]Beard Care. Genetics is really what’s responsible for a great beard, according to Greg. [3:45]Greg’s blueberry intake. Greg usually has one pint of blueberries per day, but it is not the secret to his intelligence. Greg warns not to eat too many blueberries. [4:45]Is there anything Greg does not know? Greg is really good at steering a conversation into things he knows a lot about. [7:30]Why did Greg stop posting on YouTube? Greg feels that the YouTube fitness industry is “cancerous.” He thinks the reason is due to the highly visual nature of the content and the audience’s knowledge. [8:00]Greg on Protein Intake Articles: Jorn Trommelen vs. Eric Helms. Greg speaks to the differences between “Perfecting Protein Intake in Athletes” by Jorn Trommelen and “Reflecting on Five Years of Protein Research” by Eric Helms. The difference really boils down to what research you are looking at and how you balance the research. The newest research has shown that muscle protein synthesis does not show different recommended amount of protein based on lean body mass. Jorn will add an addendum to the article to clarify that if you get enough lucine to trigger muscle protein synthesis. [11:45].Could a protein study work for lighter powerlifters? Greg would want to see if a study would work above and below the normal range. [24:15]Japan’s Powerlifters. Andy and Greg talk about Powerlifters in Japan and their amazing bench pressing technique. [25:45]Misapplication of science to push agendas, GMO vegetables, and wide-squats. Greg thinks you should treat information and people differently. You don’t always need to agree with people, but you should treat them with respect. [27:45]Show LinksStrongerbyscience.com - Greg’s website:https://strongerbyscience.com/Gregnuckols.com - Greg’s blog:http://gregnuckols.com/MASS - Greg’s research Review:https://www.strongerbyscience.com/mass/“Perfecting Protein Intake in Athletes” - Article on Greg’s website by Jorn Trommelen:https://www.strongerbyscience.com/athlete-protein-intake/“Reflecting on Five Years of Protein Research” - Article on Greg’s website by Eric Helms:https://www.strongerbyscience.com/reflecting-on-five-years-studying-protein/Listen on iTunes and Stitcher: ↳ iTunes: goo.gl/sH8g8s↳ Stitcher: goo.gl/zDLA1t