Nov 20, 2018
Over the last couple years, several authors (PhD types) have asserted that hypertrophy and strength are not related. Yeah we think it is pretty ridiculous too ;) In this episode we talk with Dr. Mike Israetel about this absurd assertion. You don't want to miss this episode!
A cofounder of Renaissance Periodization, Dr. Mike Israetel holds a PhD in Sport Physiology from East Tennessee State University. Formerly a professor of Exercise and Sport Science in the School of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia, Mike has taught several courses, including Nutrition for Public Health, Advanced Sports Nutrition and Exercise, and Nutrition and Behavior.
Originally from Moscow, Russia, he has worked as a consultant on sports nutrition to the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, TN, and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific and performance/health conferences worldwide, including nutritional seminars at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. Mike has coached numerous athletes and busy professionals in both diet and weight training, and is himself a competitive bodybuilder and professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappler.
If you needed any more evidence that hypertrophy is indeed related to strength, here are a few articles. Or, you could just walk into any health club or weight room on the face of the planet and find an answer.
Here are a few articles presenting the case that hypertrophy is disassociated from strength. Regardless of the number of times these authors repeat the same bullshit, well, it's still bullshit.
What could be more important than hypertrophy and strength? Well, economics. Seriously, learn some! At the end of the episode we asked Mike about a few of his favorite economists; other than Thomas Sowell that is.
I wish these last three were still walking among us so they could give our politicians and the general public a good lashing! Hypertrophy and economics! Yes please.