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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