Posted on February 22 2018
This week, we chat to Greg Nuckols - owner of strongerbyscience.com and part of the team behind MASS - Monthly Applications in Strength Sport.
I'll warn you now - we get deeply nerdy on this episode. We talk research methods, statistics, and about the philosophies of the scientific method. However, we do finish up with a discussion on beer and burgers - two of Greg's favourite things possibly ever.
Questions in this episode:
- One thing that you and the MASS team do exceptionally well is acknowledge the shortcomings of scientific research when it comes to fitness. A lot of people display a fairly black and white view when it comes to science - either a study is brilliant, or it's useless and it wasn't worth publishing... why do you think that is, and what would you say to people with that point of view?
- One of the main aims of science is to test hypotheses - what was the most surprising fitness-related hypothesis that you've seen either supported or scuppered after scientific investigation?
- Do you have any favourite studies out of all the ones you've reviewed for MASS?
- What would you advise for someone looking to become more 'evidence-based' with their fitness?
- What are the top lessons that 'gym-bros' could learn from 'lab geeks', and vice-versa?
- We live in an era (rightly so) where context is king. Can you think of any advice that you think could apply to any lifter, no matter what context?
- What beer and burger combination is best following breathing paused squats?