Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss — Dr. Rhonda Patrick (#237)

Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss — Dr. Rhonda Patrick (#237)

“Avoiding all stress isn’t the answer to fighting aging; it’s about building resilience to environmental stress.”  – Rhonda Patrick Rhonda Patrick, PhD, (@foundmyfitness) is an American biochemist and scientist. She first appeared on this podcast back in episode twelve, and whether you want to extend life, inexpensively buy a stem cell “insurance policy,” or guard …

The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists — Dr. Martin Gibala (#217)

The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists — Dr. Martin Gibala (#217)

“Life is an interval workout.” – Dr. Martin Gibala Martin Gibala, Ph.D. (@gibalam) is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research on the physiological and health benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage. Martin has published more than …

Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More (#213)

Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More (#213)

“People tend to abandon the good system they’ll follow in search of the perfect system that they will quit.” We’re going to kick off the year with an in-betweenisode where I answer the most popular questions you’ve submitted. If you’re wondering what you can do to ask a question that gets answered in the future, these …

Charles Poliquin on Strength Training, Shredding Body Fat, and Increasing Testosterone and Sex Drive (#91)

Charles Poliquin on Strength Training, Shredding Body Fat, and Increasing Testosterone and Sex Drive (#91)

“The rule is: the basics are the basics and you can’t beat the basics.” – Charles Poliquin Charles Poliquin (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has trained elite athletes from nearly 20 different sports, including Olympic gold medalists, NFL All-Pro’s, NHL All-Stars and Stanley Cup champions, and IFBB bodybuilding …

Spot Reduction Revisited: Removing Stubborn Thigh Fat

Spot Reduction Revisited: Removing Stubborn Thigh Fat

Is it possible to remove fat from specific areas of the body? (Photo of low-fat legs: Kirikiri) (Preface: This is one of the “bonus chapters” for The 4-Hour Body. My sincerest apologies for the confusion! All bonus materials can be found here. Enjoy! New forums and more coming very soon…) I’m allergic to food. Every …

THE NEXT BOOK: From Rapid Fat Loss to Strongmen: A Guide to Becoming Superhuman

THE NEXT BOOK: From Rapid Fat Loss to Strongmen: A Guide to Becoming Superhuman

(Photo: vramak) It’s finally time to tell you all. My next book will be a hacker’s guide to the human body. The working title is “From Rapid Fat Loss to Strongmen: A Guide to Becoming Superhuman.” It has actually been planned for more than two years. I’ve recorded almost every workout I’ve done since age …

Real Life Extension: Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting? (Part 2)

Real Life Extension: Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting? (Part 2)

There are options for extending your life, but is it worth it? (Photo: Megan*) This is the second half of our two-part article on real experiments (and successes) in life extension, authored by Dr. Michael Eades. Part 1 covers supporting research for caloric extension (CR) and intermittent fasting (IF). — Dr. Eades continued from Part …

Real Life Extension: Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting? (Part 1)

Real Life Extension: Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting? (Part 1)

Can you slow the sands of time? The research say yes… but what’s the best option? (Photo: Thomas Ellis) Most people don’t want to die. Since even before Ponce de Leon and his search for the fountain of youth, man has been on a quest to achieve immortality. Some people think we’re getting closer. In …

The Science of Fat-Loss: Why a Calorie Isn't Always a Calorie

The Science of Fat-Loss: Why a Calorie Isn't Always a Calorie

Calorie counting can work, but it’s often based on pseudo-science. I’ve examined before how people can lose 20+ lbs. of bodyfat — or gain 34 lbs. of lean mass — within four weeks, replete with measurements and photographs, but there is still a chorus: “That’s impossible! You’d need to have a 4,000-calorie daily deficit” or …