The Ripped Body Podcast

S4E21: Eric Trexler on the Metabolic Changes When Dieting

October 31, 2023 Season 4 Episode 21
The Ripped Body Podcast
S4E21: Eric Trexler on the Metabolic Changes When Dieting
Show Notes

Today, I’m speaking with Eric Trexler. Eric has a PhD,  and is a pro bodybuilder,  coach, co-owner of the MASS Research Review, and a metabolism researcher at Duke University.

In this conversation, we talk about the physiological changes that happen when weight cycling (i.e. going through diet and bulk phases) and what this means for us when chasing our physique goals.

We’ve been friends for a number of years now, and it was great to catch up with him. 

In this episode, we discuss:

πŸ‘‰πŸ» What Eric is currently researching at Duke University.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» The physiological changes he experienced while dieting for bodybuilding shows.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» The truth about starvation mode and metabolic adaptation.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» How to help clients manage their fitness and health during busy seasons of life.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» And more.

I hope you enjoyed our conversation. To keep in touch with Eric, feel free to follow him on his Instagram.

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