#295: Ben House, PhD – How Much of a Surplus Do Advanced Lifters Need for Optimal Muscle Gain?

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Guest Bio

Ben House, PhD

Ben House has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. Ben has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Nutritionist since 2006. He is currently the owner and founder of Functional Medicine Costa Rica, where he hosts courses, mentorships and retreats. House has numerous publications in peer reviewed scientific journals such as The International Journal of Obesity, has presented his work at multiple international conferences, and lectures regularly on health and nutrition at The University of Texas.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • Ben’s “lean bulking study”
  • Well-trained vs. “really” well-trained vs. those close to muscular potential
  • The really interesting, nuanced questions are incredibly difficult to answer with resources available within sports science
  • Current data looking at this topic: Garthe, Ribeiro, Helms
  • Value of lifting weights across the lifecourse

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