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A Podcast Designed to Bridge the Gap Between Macros, Metabolism, and Functional Medicine. Here we focus on translating complex concepts into leverage for your health, fitness, and nutrition goals with a special emphasis on content for coaches & health professionals. Sam Miller is a best-selling author in the field of nutrition and metabolism has more than 15 years of experience as a health, fitness, and nutrition coach. His programs help coaches and health professionals improve their clients ...
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What is psoriasis. How is it related to other skin issues like eczema, acne, and Rosacea. What is causing the body to overproduce skin cells as a protective measure. What lab tests likely need to be ordered to see immune disfunction and root causes. Topical treatments that help manage symptoms vs. addressing root cause. Are the skin issues the firs…
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A recent study showed some surprising statistics when it comes to female vs male physician performance, mortality, readmission rates, and surgical outcomes. What was even more surprising is both males and females may benefit more from having a female physician. Does this mean you should immediately dump your male physician? There's many factors to …
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A concerning amount of studies and data have come out recently to show the presence of micro-plastics in testicles. How big of a deal is this issue? In today's episode, I'm going to breakdown a few recent studies on the topic, explain how to minimize your exposure to these items in question and what to be weary of, and whether or not this is major …
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Christopher Fry is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition and the Co-Director for the Center for Muscle Biology at the University of Kentucky. Chris completed a B.S. in Biology at Baylor University (2006), Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB, 2011) an…
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We've all heard the advice around comparison to others and why, in most cases, it's the thief of joy but there's another type of comparison we need to be aware of as health and nutrition coaches and that is self-comparison. In this episode, I want to explain the psychological concept of the hedonic treadmill and why moving the goalpost further and …
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Depending on your age, you might remember in 2007 Blackberries dominating the cell phone marketplace. Fast forward a few years later, they fell to 0.1% of the market share and the health and nutrition coaching industry is seeing a similar trend. What was once novel with macro coaching and exercise plans is now a commodity and can be accessed on hun…
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In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, we'll be discussing the various factors that impact brain health and exploring strategies for optimizing brain function. First, we'll be discussing the impact of exercise on brain health. Research has shown that regular exercise can help to improve brain function, enhance cognitive performance, and even reduc…
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Timothy J. Suchomel, PhD, CSCS*D, RSCC is an associate professor of exercise science and program director of the Sport Physiology and Performance Coaching master's program at Carroll University. In addition, Dr. Suchomel serves as the director of the Carroll University Sport Performance Institute and as a human performance coach with Carroll athlet…
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Almost every woman has a vendetta against cellulite as 87% - 98% of women have some form of cellulite regardless of body fat percentage. In today's episode, we're going to discuss potential reasons for this including gut health and no, I will not be recommending some quick fix cream. You know I am lifestyle, nutrition, and training focused when it …
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In today's episode of Barbell Shrugged the team digs into liver health, biomarkers, and optimization. The liver is a remarkable organ that performs numerous essential functions necessary for our overall well-being. Maintaining a healthy liver is vital, and understanding the role of biomarkers and optimization can help us achieve that goal. Our life…
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An often overlooked topic when it comes to health and fitness is the area of joint pain and its potential causes and considerations. In today's episode, we'll look at this area from a training perspective, cover Osteoarthritis, potential supplementation avenues, gut health considerations, and more. Topics include: - Joint Pain Issues - Resistance T…
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Matt is a life long educator and has a reputation as a provocative thought leader in education and personal development practices. He is a two-time featured TEDx speaker and he was named Corporate Trainer of the Year at Stanford University, having spoken to over 250,000 people. He is Co Founder of Apogee Strong. Apogee is a specialized mentorship p…
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A popular topic right now in the overall health realm but more specifically the mental health space is the role of trauma and our overall health. How does trauma affect the body and overall health? What are the mechanisms going on as coaches that we should be aware of? We'll dive into specifics around this topic including discuss PTSD, the fight or…
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Is it possible to improve IBS symptoms without going straight to nutrition and following an elimination diet? In this episode, I'm going to explain how that is possible without any drug intervention either. We'll take a look at the role stress plays with IBS, the benefits of CBT and brain interventions, recent studies on the effectiveness of CBT, a…
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L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative that plays a crucial role in energy metabolism within the human body. It is synthesized in the liver and kidneys from the amino acids lysine and methionine. L-Carnitine is primarily involved in the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles wi…
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If you want a long sustainable career as a coach, investing in skills for your future self is a must. In today's episode, I want to explain what happens to most coaches after they pass their initial certification, get a few clients, then come across a few more advanced client cases that can lead to self doubt and imposter syndrome trying to solve t…
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Kevin A. Murach, Ph.D., received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned the Ronald Hyatt Scholarship in Exercise Science. After graduating, Dr. Murach completed a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at James Madison University at Harrisonburg, Virginia, then earned his Ph.D. in Human Bioene…
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You've probably heard of GLP-1 agnostics (Ozempic) when it comes to weight loss and weight management but emerging research could point to an additional use for this class of drugs. In today's episode, we're going to look at GLP-1 use for neurodegenerative disease and it's potential treatment effects. I'll also discuss my history around this topic,…
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Two of the most popular and efficacious dieting styles for fat loss and body composition are argued to be the Mediterranean Diet and a high protein diet but is one better than the other? What if we combined the best of each? In today's episode, we're going to examine a recent female focused study looking at the differences between these two dieting…
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In today's fast-paced world, optimizing our health and performance has become paramount. Sleep, recovery, and performance are integral aspects of our well-being, and understanding and improving them is crucial. This is where the Ōura Ring comes into play. This revolutionary wearable technology aims to unlock your potential by providing insights and…
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A recent poster presentation has sparked some controversy around social media and the implications around intermittent fasting and cardiovascular disease risk. Is there cause for concern? I'll end the suspense: no. In today's episode, I'll explain why these conclusions are highly skeptical, reasons the data shows what it did, who I believe intermit…
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Dr. Matt Otteman, DC, is the co-owner of KinActive Kids, a globally renowned pediatric intensive clinic that combines physical therapy and chiropractic care to help children reach developmental milestones. As a chiropractor and former Major League Baseball player for the Seattle Mariners, Dr. Otteman combines his sports-focused foundation of the hu…
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I wanted to bring back a oldie but goodie when it comes to segments on this show and that is overrated or underrated and I wanted to specifically talk about one test in particular and that is A1C. Helping students troubleshoot this blood marker in Metabolism School, there are a few considerations I want you to understand when it comes to this numbe…
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A popular topic over the past few years is the impact of natural and artificial sweeteners on many of our bodily functions and goals and which sweetener is best for our overall health. In today's episode, we'll be looking at a recent 2024 study looking at Stevia specifically and it's surprising impact and results. Topics include: - Artificial Sweet…
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In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged Dan Garner dives into how you can start to analyze your yearly bloodwork for performance. Standard blood tests can be ordered around the globe, in every country, and are the gold standard for understanding basic health. The normal reference ranges, however, are not giving you the answers you are looking for wh…
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With the increasing popularity of CGM's as consumer products, tracking and awareness around blood sugar regulation has increased tremendously in popularity as well and while it's helpful to understand, it can easily be taken too far. In today's episode, we'll look at the flatline blood glucose myth when it comes to fat loss and whether or not this …
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Victoria Felkar is a doctoral candidate conducting interdisciplinary research on women’s health, reproductive function, and pharmaceutical steroid hormones. With a unique background in both the hard sciences and humanities, her work offers a novel and critical perspective into the use of drugs for health and performance purposes within the female a…
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I am joined by a special guest on today's episode and you'll get to hear her experience within the Functional Nutrition & Metabolism Specialization program. Hannah is now a Mastery student but came to us actually as an assistant coach looking to improve her expertise and became so confident in her abilities, she went off on her own and starting her…
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Does hormonal birth control play role in hindering exercise recovery? In today's episode, we're going to look at a new 2024 study on this very topic with trained individuals which is a big plus. We'll look at the study details, results, and why eliminating hormonal birth control isn't the "overnight success" strategy it may appear to be. Topics inc…
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Something I see a lot in the coaching industry and something I've struggled with as well in the industry is the difference between incremental and exponential growth. We obviously need those daily deposits and I'm a big fan of the compound effect. What about the big picture though? What actions could lead to massive expansion? I'll share this and m…
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Dr. Alexis Cowan received her PhD in molecular biology from Princeton University, specializing in the metabolic effects of nutritional and exercise interventions. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania studying microbiome-diet interactions in both health and disease (i.e., cancer). Alexis is passionate ab…
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After spending nearly 2 decades in this industry being mentored by some of the greats and observing thousands more, I've noticed some common patterns and trends among them. What I see newer coaches do is get these 4 traits I'm about to share with you backwards and I don't want you to be one of them. In today's episode, I'll share the 4 traits, why …
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While several factors go into optimizing muscle growth, one advanced way is tracking certain biomarkers or biometrics and in today's episode, we'll be looking at the top 5 biomarkers you should be looking at if you want to optimize muscle growth for you or your clients. We'd be here for several hours if I went over every single one so we'll cover t…
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Does sleeping with your partner help or hurt when it comes to getting a restorative night's sleep? This topic varies widely depending on who you ask but is there any data or studies that lean one way or another? In today's episode, we'll look at a survey on sleep divorce, discuss attachment style considerations when it comes to co-sleeping, evidenc…
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Peter Ballerstedt is a prominent figure in the fields of forage agronomy, ruminant nutrition, and sustainable agriculture. With a background in forage production and utilization, Ballerstedt has dedicated his career to promoting the importance of forage-based agriculture in supporting healthy ecosystems and livestock production systems. He holds a …
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