Eric Trexler

Eric Trexler – Metabolic Adaptation

Episode 255

Key Takeaways


The Metabolic Manual - https://www.strongerbyscience.com/metabolic-adaptation/

Muscle and Strength Pyramids - https://amzn.to/2NmuifZ


Creatine Monohydrate - https://amzn.to/2tiE0Jq

Coaching - https://boomboomperformance.wufoo.com/forms/boomboom-performance-strategy-call/



Today, we have the one and only Eric Trexler on the show. “Eric is a pro natural bodybuilder and a sports nutrition researcher. Eric has a PhD in Human Movement Science from UNC Chapel Hill, and has published dozens of peer-reviewed research papers on various exercise and nutrition strategies for getting bigger, stronger, and leaner. In addition, Eric has several years of University-level teaching experience, and has been involved in coaching since 2009.” To summarize this… he’s a smart dude in the bodybuilding space and he brings A LOT of knowledge to today’s show!

Follow him on instagram @trexlerfitness

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Show notes

3:05 – Eric’s Story

5:25 – Research backed supplementation

11:08 – Citrulline Malate and it’s legitimacy

14:56 – The most interesting studies in Eric’s career

21:40 – Is “Starvation mode” real?

35:25 – Diet based metabolic and hormonal adaptation

45:30 – Multi day refeeds vs. diet breaks

49:00 – Length/duration of a prep and/or cutting phase

52:10 – What it takes for hormonal adaptation to occur.

55:25 – The diet after the diet (reverse vs. recovery, diets).

1:13:40 – NEAT and other lifestyle oriented caloric expenditures.

1:19:40 – Where can listeners find out more about Eric and all his content

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