SNR #268: Luke Leaman – Physiology, Nutrition From First Principles & Prioritising Health

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Luke Leaman

Throughout recent years, Luke Leaman has become a prominent figure in the health and fitness industry. With a mantra of “Health Over Everything,” his teachings, research, and knowledge boldly reflect that.

Luke has spent the last 9 years educating coaches, trainers, and health professionals around the world on biochemistry and physiology, with a large focus on the application of this knowledge.

Earlier on in his career, Luke sought out the best in their fields to internship with, learn from, and work alongside. Luke has mentored under world-renowned Strength Coach Charles Poliquin, as well as Dr James Lavalle formally of the Lavalle Metabolic Institute, and author of Cracking the Metabolic Code.

Over the years, Luke has focused his learning and education on the stress response in relation to fat gain, metabolic disruption, and performance. Through his knowledge, he has been able to help hundreds of clients get back to peak health when all hope had previously been lost.

In September 2015 he began his mission with Muscle Nerds. His focus is to bring health back to the health and fitness industry, to help mould critically thinking, educated coaches, and to do so in a positive, encouraging, and enthusiastic manner.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • Why better health will lead to better performance
  • Knowing the fundamentals of physiology to be a better coach
  • Understanding nutrition and training from first principles
  • The problem with relying on research without understanding basic physiology
  • When diets stop working
  • Tweaking dietary intake with increasing training workload
  • Tracking simple metrics: resting heart rate, HRV, blood pressure, sleep, fasting blood glucose

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