Dr. Andy Galpin Muscle Fiber Type Training

Coming to you from the Fitness Business Summit in San Diego we have Dr. Andy Galpin. Dr. Galpin is a researcher at Cal State Fullerton who is leading the conversation on muscle fiber type training as well as a cohost of the Barbell Shrugged Podcast. His lab is biopsying and analyzing muscle fibers one at a time. Today on the Muscle Expert Podcast Dr. Galpin gives us a crash course on influencing your muscle fiber type, how muscle fiber nuclei influence your gains, bias in research and MUCH more!

Time Stamps:

4:00- How Dr. Galpin’s research is changing the way that we think about fiber types.
8:00- Training your muscle fiber types. How you can change your training regimen to influence your dominant fiber type.
12:10- Testosterone use and how it influences your muscle’s nuclei.
14:30- How Dr. Galpin’s research is changing the way we think about muscle building.
17:10- The difference between how muscle fiber types react to stimulus.
21:30- How Dr. Galpin is challenging the paradigm in fiber type research. 24:00- An example of the bias of research. How group findings can be skewed by outliers.
29:00- Dr. Galpin’s philosophy on influencing the fitness industry and coaching.
31:00- A crash course on AMPK and mTOR. How each of those proteins influences muscle growth and fat loss.


38:50- Dr. Galpin’s book Unplugged: Evolve from Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance, and Consciousness. His “Nothing Mindless” philosophy on your goals.
40:00- Adaptation vs Recovery. How optimizing recovery prohibits adaptation and which to pursue your goals.
46:00- How much time do you need to recover from really hard training?
48:00- Embracing the suffering. Andy’s advice on adaptation, don’t over optimize, take some days to struggle through as your not peak self.
50:45- What is lactate and how does it influence your training? Is it responsible for fatigue and soreness?
56:35- Does Carnitine supplementation work?

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