Episode 42: Dr. Bryan Chung, MD and PhD researcher, talks about evidence-based fitness, problems with the fitness and nutrition industry, the issue of calories, metabolic advantages of certain diets, psychology of dieting and game-changing research on the relevance of muscle protein synthesis as a proxy measure for hypertrophy.
Guest BioDr. Bryan Chung, MD, PhD
Bryan Chung is an MD and PhD researcher and methodologist in musculo-skeletal health. He is a regular peer-reviewer and editorial board member for one of the top sport medicine journals in the world.
By trade he is a hand and wrist surgeon but he blogs on research methodology, sports medicine, nutrition and fitness over at EvidenceBasedFitness.net
In this episode we discuss:
- Dr. Chung’s work, interests and mission.
- The importance of being evidence-based
- Relevant practical experience vs. irrelevant anecdotes
- The problem with lack of professionalism in the fitness industry
- How to determine what sources of information are trustworthy
- Calorie debates and the idea of certain diets holding a metabolic advantage based on their macronutrient breakdown
- The psychology behind failed dieting
- Muscle protein synthesis as a proxy measure for muscle hypertrophy: Is it relevant?