Episode 4: Protein, Diet and Exercise – Dr Lee Hamilton

Podcast with Lee Hamilton

Dr Lee Hamilton from Stirling University chats with Dr Richard Mackenzie about what happens to your muscles with muscle mass, growth and breakdown when you eat and exercise. They take a look at how muscles change with age and explain protein synthesis, protein breakdown and amino acids for non-scientists.

More in details, some of the key topics are:

How it is possible to prevent muscle mass loss as we age and what is the best strategy to stay above the disability threshold;

What protein synthesis and breakdown means and the role of amino acids in muscle mass.

Are supplements useful to gain mass? Is there a specific time window when it is best to get your proteins supplements/meals to optimize muscle gain?

The role of mTOR and AMPK pathways in muscle growth

The role of type two fibers linked to muscle power


Episode 2: Diet, exercise and diabetes risk – avoid the confusion ! with Dr Duane Mellor

Dr Duane Mellor unpacks the debates about macronutrients and what should people consume, avoid or neither. He also takes us through HIT exercise and its effectiveness among different populations.

Transcript (pdf)

Duane Mellor links:

Frank Booth

Episode 1: All about muscle – hypertrophy, protein synthesis and muscle mass with Professor Nick Burd

Welcome to the first podcast of the Human Performance and Health series.

Our aim is to help bridge the gap between hard science and its application. How we use the data and the literature that’s out there to improve our knowledge and understanding but more importantly to use it out in the real world.

We’re very pleased to welcome Professor Nick Burd from the The Nutrition and Exercise Performance Research Group at University of Illinois:

Transcript: DrNickBurd