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Podcast #16 – Christmas Special Research Review with Dr. Darren Player

Podcast #16 – Christmas Special Research Review with Dr. Darren Player

On today’s episode of the Well Traveled Wellness Podcast we dish out the Christmas science with Dr. Darren Player in our second research review. We discuss the application of 10,20,30 HIIT, what type of protein is most optimal post workout and nutritional strategies for training low! Want to know how to easily implement HIIT in […]

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The Essentials of Muscular Contraction: Part 1 – Skeletal Muscle Structure & Function

The Essentials of Muscular Contraction: Part 1 – Skeletal Muscle Structure & Function

There is no two ways about it, the following two part series is going to be an absolute nerd fest of classic muscle physiology. At WTW we pride ourselves on actionable-advice, however sometimes it is important to go back to basics and outline exactly what is happening when we are trying to achieve our performance […]

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Podcast #15 – The Current Role of mTOR in Hypertrophy with Dr. Keith Baar

Podcast #15 – The Current Role of mTOR in Hypertrophy with Dr. Keith Baar

On today’s episode of the Well Traveled Wellness Podcast we get molecular with Dr. Keith Baar of the functional molecular biology lab at UC Davis. We discuss the difference in research methods; humans, animals & cells, as well as getting the current perspective on molecular hypertrophy. Want to know how to analyse research amongst the […]

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The Power of The Tribe: Beyond The Bubble

The Power of The Tribe: Beyond The Bubble

It is not who you know, it is what they are willing to do for you Focus on the strength of relationships… not simply positioning Greetings from London’s Heathrow airport. Yesterday I graduated with my Master of Science Degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, strolling across the stage (moments after Rowan, who picked up his MSc […]

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Top 5 Phrases to avoid on the Internet – Reveal those ABS-olute bullshiters

Top 5 Phrases to avoid on the Internet – Reveal those ABS-olute bullshiters

Whattsssss up! Today’s dose of Saturday Science is going to follow a slightly different tact to normal, as we outline some my favourite marketing/bullshit phrases on the Internet and why these should be avoided at all costs. 1. Fat Strippers BAM… Straight in at the deep end – Fat loss supplements do not work ladies […]

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Podcast #14 – The Importance of Glute Strength and Hip Extension In Athletic Training with Bret Contreras

Podcast #14 – The Importance of Glute Strength and Hip Extension In Athletic Training with Bret Contreras

On today’s episode of the Well Traveled Wellness Podcast we talk glute activation and about the importance of hip extension in athletic training with Bret Contreras. We also get down into some of the fundamental issues within Strength and Conditioning Research. Want to know some of the best exercises for glute development? Ever wondered what research […]

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Do You Even Lift, Bro?! Why Heavy Resistance Training is an Essential Part of Life For Everyone

Do You Even Lift, Bro?! Why Heavy Resistance Training is an Essential Part of Life For Everyone

I don’t want to hear it if you’ve tried a dozen times to get into a routine of going to your local GloboGym and using the machines for a dozen sets in an effort to “tone up”. I don’t want to hear it if you’ve attended a handful of BodyPump classes with your friends but […]

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Caffeinated Curiosity Part Three: Caffeine vs. Coffee ~ The Battle of the Heavyweights

Caffeinated Curiosity Part Three: Caffeine vs. Coffee ~ The Battle of the Heavyweights

DING DING!!   As we have previously eluded to, you can ingest caffeine from a variety of dietary sources, the most prevalent of which being coffee. But will they all result in the same ergogenic effect? Interestingly few studies, however, have shown a positive effect of coffee on exercise performance. Coffee has been documented to […]

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Podcast #13 – Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training with Dr. Jeremy Loenneke

Podcast #13 – Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training with Dr. Jeremy Loenneke

On today’s episode of the Well Traveled Wellness Podcast we get down with some serious science, talking with Blood Flow Restriction Training master Dr. Jeremy Loenneke!  This week the boys talk how to utilise BFR in your training, the gap between theory and practice when using these methods and how this type of intervention can […]

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The Rise and Fall of Expertise: Respecting the Niche, How to Reach, and the Power of “I Don’t Know”

The Rise and Fall of Expertise: Respecting the Niche, How to Reach, and the Power of “I Don’t Know”

This past week I completed a feature section, a mega-article, for Oceania’s most popular Triathlon magazine. The subject? Heat-Training and Heat-Adaptation. Last year’s hipster topic has graduated to the big-time, and people want to know all about it. WTW signed a partnership deal with the excellent Thanyapura Sports Resort in Phuket because of the outstanding […]

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