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Physique Formula Podcast| Paleo, nutrition, longevity, crossfit, training

The Physique Formula podcast is about making gains, in life and the gym. This infotainment fitness and nutrition podcast will drop knowledge and humor and a little bit of science on everything from the paleo diet, to crossfit to anti-aging and longevity to nutrition.
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Feb 24, 2017

Almost everyone I know in the research world assumes that coffee raises cortisol production. Does it? Let's talk about caffeine, cortisol and coffee with your goals.

 

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 Watch my video about branched chain amino acids with glutamine

Feb 22, 2017

How you wake up is VITAL to your daily success

 

 

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Do yourself a favor tomorrow. Pay attention to the first 30-60 minutes when you wake up. What do you do? What do you drink? How we wake up may be more important than anything we do except sleep.

 

Watch our video on BCAAS

Feb 16, 2017

Everyone fears gluten. Everyone hates gluten and I completely understand why but often times, gaining muscle is a calorie game.Your belief systems can severely limit your actually results.

 

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New video: Paleo, Primal and Whole 30 approved smoothie

Feb 13, 2017

Most people like to tell you that hunger signals are a bad thing but are they a key that you should be listening to? Let's jump into it.

 

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I've got a new Brooke Ence training video up.

Feb 12, 2017

Today we're going to talk about cardiovascular disease and nutrition. Specifically we're going to jump into a big percentage that can save your life. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast.

 

I have a new video up about why you should use BCAAS with glutamine.

 

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Feb 9, 2017

Often times how we recover is just as important as what we do, what we eat or how we diet. Recovery can be the KEY factor to increasing our recovery in various types of training. Crossfit athletes train multiple times a day, bodybuilders once. It's all the same.

 

Here's how to do it in simple terms. Oh, check out my new video on branched chain amino acids.

 

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Jan 30, 2017

A lot of people debate nutrition and types of food but they ignore a KEY concept.

You see nutrition needs to be made simple. As health professionals we have to stop talking about marcos and good versus bad foods. We need establish better habits and better focus on good nutrition habits.

We'll also talk about your ideal diet template. Let's face it, you do the same things every single day. You need to find the issues with your nutrition then adjust. Change your habits.

 

We'll also talk about supplements and going gluten free. Beyond paleo and how to execute your lifestyle.

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Dec 30, 2016

Rhodiola has long been used for increasing athletic performance, stress management and fat loss. How much of it should you take and what else can it do for you?

 

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Dec 29, 2016

There's a lot written about the smoke point of olive oil. Stop stressing out, you CAN cook with olive oil, it's fine. I go over the research here.

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Dec 28, 2016

This is important. There's a lot of supplement brands in today's world so what makes The Physique Formula supplement line different? This is why I made it an all natural brand.

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Dec 26, 2016

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Dec 22, 2016

Let's talk about probiotic supplements and how they can help your digestion, hormones, brain health and more.

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Dec 21, 2016

What does Robb Wolf have to say about performance nutrition and nutrition for athletes? Here's a 10 minute podcast clip.

 

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Dec 20, 2016

Let's talk about metabolism, how long you can diet for and what to do if your metabolism slows down.

 

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Dec 15, 2016

Today we talk about Figure Competition Training, HMB vs BCAAs, Adrenal Herbs & Male Pattern Baldness

 

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Dec 8, 2016

Do You Really Need BCAAs If You Just Have Whey Protein? It has long been debated but I use facts and real logic to discuss the topic.

 

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Nov 25, 2016

In This Thanksgiving 2016 edition we talk about how to optimize your health for a hotter body!

 

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Nov 17, 2016

What do you do after you've gained weight after a figure show? Jimmy tackles that plus why you should slowly raise carbohydrates, ideal cortisol spikes and gut health.

 

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Nov 8, 2016

Is IIFYM a fad? We jump into that and we discuss what "normal" blood work really means in the first place?

 

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Nov 4, 2016

How do you thyroid, your diet and your training interact?

Why are athletes dealing with all types of hormone issues?

Individual X trains multiple times per week, some times twice per day and they eat a very healthy but low calorie diet. On top of their time at work, they have an above average stress level.  Throw all of this into a pot and you have some tired athlete with high cortisol. They visit their doctor who tells them that they have a hypo-thyroid (slow thyroid) and their Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is very high. As a result, their MD wants to put them on thyroid medication.

Now I'm not a doctor and I don't play one on the internet but I know about hormones and exercise. Let's take a look under the "hood" and why I always recommend a TSH blood test.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is produced by the pituitary gland in you brain that then signals your thyroid, that butterfly sized gland, in your neck to produce both T3 and T4,

If T3 is not converted to T4 your brain will tell your thyroid gland to produce MORE TSH than normal to uptick the T3-T4 conversion.

But why doesn't anyone stop to ask why the T3-T4 conversion is sluggish or less than optimal? 

Why are thyroids burning out?

 

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Oct 30, 2016

Small Intestinal bacteria Overgrwoth can rob you of your energy, stall your fat loss and more. Let's discuss it and some quick fixes

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Oct 25, 2016

Alison Held On Healing From Within and overcoming mental food triggers.

 

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We all experience stress.  Finding ways to deal with it, overcome it and transform it can help improve your well-being. It is a fact that stress contributes to headaches, ulcers, and sleep issues. Often your stress is an opportunity to learn and grow. When you are in it, it can be tough. When you can learn from it and move past it, it is truly miraculous!

When you are stressed it is often over a situation, person, diagnosis, medical condition, body pain, etc. There are many chemical reactions that can happen in your body.  One of the most well-known is the increase of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone.  The overload of hormones that can happen as a result of stress have been shown to have far-reaching effects.  Unfortunately these effects have shown to contribute to a host of illnesses.

The stressful state seems impossible to get out of because it is over something that you just can not stop thinking about. The emotional attachment is monumental. You have lost control.

You can find ways to temporarily deal with it.  Going for a walk, talking with a friend, taking a bath, taking deep breaths, or surrounding yourself with something or someone you love are all ways we cope.

When you experience stress, you experience a state of disarray in both your body and mind. Being that your body and mind are connected, you can indeed help your body by working at the level of the mind.  Once the mind is ‘corrected’ you can then start to see how that impacts the rest of your body. One of the main processes that I use in my own life and with my clients, takes the negative impacts of stress and flips it on it’s head.

Oct 21, 2016

In this Facebook Live Friday edition we talk about a new protein study, BCAAs for muscle growth and my own training.

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This article was originally published on September 3, 2009 and expired on March 3, 2010. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

Any diet will do? Not if you want to lose fat instead of muscle. Not if you want to lower your triglyceride levels so you'll be less likely to develop diabetes and heart disease. Not if you want to avoid cravings that tempt you to cheat on your diet. And not if you want to keep the weight off long-term.

"Our latest study shows you have a better chance of achieving all these goals if you follow a diet that is moderately high in protein," said Donald Layman, a University of Illinois professor emeritus of nutrition. The research was published in the March Journal of Nutrition.

Layman's new study followed the weight-loss efforts of 130 persons at two sites, the U of I and Penn State University, during 4 months of active weight loss and 8 months of maintenance. Two previous studies had looked at short-term weight loss; this one was designed to look at long-term effects, he said.

Although both plans were equal in calories, half the group followed a moderate-protein diet (40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, 30% fat) while the other followed a diet based on USDA's food-guide pyramid (55% carbohydrates, 15% protein, 15% fat).

"Persons in the first group ate twice the amount of protein as the second group," said Layman.

And the difference in protein made all the difference in improved body composition and body lipids, he said.

Although the amount of weight lost in both groups was similar, at 4 months participants in the protein group had lost 22 percent more body fat than members of the food-pyramid group. At 12 months, the moderate-protein dieters had lost 38 percent more body fat.

"The additional protein helped dieters preserve muscle. That's important for long-term weight loss because muscle burns calories--if you lose muscle, and you used to be able to consume 2,000 calories without gaining weight, you'll find that now you can only eat, say, 1,800 calories without weight gain," he said.

What were the effects on lipids? Although at 4 months the food-guide pyramid appeared to be more effective in lowering LDL and total cholesterol levels, at 12 months LDL levels came back up until both diets were equally effective, Layman said.

"This is the first study to show that short-term changes in LDL cholesterol are not maintained with long-term weight loss. Most scientists believe that high cholesterol is more a factor of genetics than of diet," he said.

But the moderate-protein diet had by far the bigger effect on lowering triglycerides, and that lasted as long as individuals remained on the diet, he said.

"Of the two types of lipid problems, high triglycerides pose a greater risk for heart disease. Approximately twice as many people have high triglycerides, and people with this condition are approximately four times more likely to die from heart disease," the scientist said.

To ensure compliance, participants met every week for weigh-ins and nutrition instruction. "We taught participants how to follow their diet, how to grocery shop, and how to prepare the meals. They also measured everything they ate three days a week," he said.

"Studies that report there is no difference among diets also report that subjects were not carefully following the diets," said Layman. "It's very important to realize the difference between diet compliance and diet effectiveness."

The protein diet was easier to follow and maintain long-term, with 64 percent of the moderate-protein dieters completing the study compared to 45 percent of dieters using the high-carbohydrate diet, Layman said.

"Subjects on the moderate-protein diet reported that they weren't as interested in snacks or desserts, and they didn't have food cravings. When you eat protein, you feel full longer," he said.

Average weight loss for the protein group was 23 percent higher than the food-pyramid group, with 31 percent of "completers" in the protein group losing more of than 10 percent of their initial body weight versus 21 percent of the food-pyramid group.

Co-authors of the study are Ellen Evans of the U of I Department of Kinesiology and Public Health; Donna Erickson, Jennifer Seyler, and Judy Weber of the U of I Department of Food Science and Human

Nutrition; and Deborah Bagshaw, Amy Griel, Tricia Psota, and Penny Kris-Etherton of The Pennsylvania State University Department of Nutritional Sciences. It was funded by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, The Beef Checkoff, and Kraft Foods.

Oct 19, 2016

Anaerobic flexibility athlete and former America's Got Talent contestant Jon Michael Call stops by to talk flexibility, eating a lot of food and so much more.

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Oct 13, 2016

I answer 3 questions about fixing a broken diet, starting a paleo diet and sleep deprivation leading to ADHD.

 

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