17 Sep 2021


Ep. 171 - #AuthenticAF P1 | Metabolic Damage & Adaptation, Is It Real?

Today we are kicking off a new series where we’ll dive into all the industry myths out there and break through them one at a time.

With the initial goal to get through five topics today, we instead spent an hour dissecting metabolism, specifically talking about metabolic damage, whether it’s real, what really happens physiologically and psychologically, and the realities of metabolism during dieting.

This is a deep dive that will continue to evolve in more episodes, and I can’t wait for you to hear the first of many myths getting slayed.

“We know what works, and it’s hard work and consistency. But it’s a lot easier to blame metabolism.”

- Ed Pilkington


00:00 – Intro

01:58 – Metabolic myths

06:35 – Age and hormones

08:05 – Muscle gaining myths

12:05 – The facts on cardio

20:46 – Spiking metabolism and refeeds

25:25 – Taking yourself to the extreme

27:27 – The benefits of being lean

31:11 – The importance of pushing yourself

33:50 – Bodyweights and calories

39:16 – Fat cells and rebounding

40:33 – Emotional and psychological weight gain

43:51 – The origin of metabolic rumours

47:06 – Down regulation

49:48 – BMR and expenditure myths

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