December 24, 2017

#7 Eric Trexler, MSc - The Fat Free Mass Index (FFMI) and the human drug free muscular potential

In this episode I'm joined by Eric Trexler to discuss the origins of the Fat Free Mass Index (FFMI) and some of the issues with the Kouri et al paper, the common belief that a 25 FFMI is the highest you can achieve naturally, the results of Eric’s FFMI paper and how you can use your own FFMI to determine how should you approach your muscle gain periods, plus much, much more.

Eric is a PhD student at UNC Chapel Hill, under Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan, with a research focus on how exercise and nutrition affect metabolism, performance, and body composition. Eric comes from a background in natural bodybuilding, powerlifting, and strength coaching, and currently holds certifications in sports nutrition (CISSN) and strength and conditioning (CSCS).

Greg Nuckols’s FFMI article

Greg Nuckols’s article on assessing your muscular potential

Eric’s FFMI paper

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