The Stronger By Science Podcast

Coaching Cues, Fat-Free Mass Index, Non-Responders, and Dr. Brad Dieter

Episode Summary

In this episode of the Stronger By Science Podcast, Greg shares a coaching tip on using exaggerated cues for lifting technique, then Greg and Eric discuss a ton of new studies that came out this month. Topics include fat-free mass index, dietary nitrate, caffeine, sleep, statistics, grape Kool-Aid, and more. Eric also interviews Dr. Brad Dieter, who tells us about research on artificial sweeteners, processed foods, body fat set points, and much more.

Episode Notes

0:00:41 The Stronger By Science Media Empire expands to SoundCloud, joining the likes of Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump, and Takeshi 6ix9ine

0:01:27 Feats of strength

0:10:32 Coach’s Corner: Using over-exaggerated cues. The MASS article that was referenced. The research article it was based on.

0:22:50 Research Roundup

0:23:14 Fat-free mass index. Studies discussed: one, two.

0:34:45 Dietary nitrate. Studies discussed: one, two.

0:44:11 Caffeine. Studies discussed: one, two.

0:53:09 Statistics. Studies discussed: one, two.

1:06:00 Eric and Greg rant about effect sizes

1:15:44 Sleep. Study discussed.

1:19:47 To Play Us Out: Kool-Aid is egregiously labeled as “fruit punch”

Study: “Putting out the fire – Efficacy of common beverages in reducing oral burn from capsaicin”.

1:22:28 Interview with Dr. Brad Dieter, PhD

1:23:02 Contrary to Fake News rumors, Brad isn’t that handsome

1:24:54 Brad’s background and current projects

1:29:35 A recent paper came out stating that people who drink diet soda are more likely to have a stroke... is this actually true? Are there any legit concerns about artificial sweeteners?


1:47:57 Recently, a study was published that was designed to examine the effect of processed food on total daily calorie intake. What did it find?


1:56:13 There was recently a debate between Gary Taubes and Stephan Guyenet. To use the prompt from this debate… What is the REAL cause of obesity?

2:04:50 What is a “set point” for body fat or body weight? Can we reset it?

An article about “set point theory” by Brad

2:09:32 A discussion about metabolic adaptation to weight loss

2:19:12 Where to find/follow Brad

2:20:28 Does Brad do anything (or recommend anything) that isn’t necessarily evidence-based?