Manage episode 203181932 series 1932955
Do you want to go to the gym but have no idea what you're doing? How can you go from fat Chris Pratt to sexy Chris Pratt with the least amount of effort? What should you do to make your butt good enough for Instagram? I ask all the dumb health questions you’re afraid to ask in this special two-part interview with scientist and fitness expert Dr. Stephanie Buttermore. In this second part, we talk all things exercise – how to get started, keys to improving, and getting the most bang for your buck. And yes, we talk about Dr. Buttermore's...butt - to an impressive level of detail.
4:33 Exercise goals
6:53 Figuring out a training regimen that works for you
11:09 Dr. Buttermore’s workout plan for beginners
12:35 Efficiently using your time at the gym
17:31 Deciding on starting weight, reps
20:12 ‘Progressive overload’ – strategically improving weight, reps, and tempo
25:27 When to increase or decrease reps outside of normal ranges
27:47 Optimizing muscle recovery and the ‘repeated bout effect’
30:32 Supplements that claim to aid recovery
33:20 Dr. Buttermore’s butt – an in-depth analysis
36:15 How to keep things exciting at the gym
39:24 How Dr. Buttermore stayed committed while doing a PhD.
40:56 Assessing your progress
42:50 Physical activity outside of the gym (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)
47:08 Supplementing weight loss with exercise
52:06 Hey asshole. Yeah, you. You’re probably not training hard enough. Do better.