In episode 33 of The Muscle Engineer Podcast I am joined by one of the nicest – and smartest – guys in our industry, Greg Nuckols.
Greg has over a decade of experience under the bar and a B.S. in exercise and sports science. He is currently enrolled in the exercise science M.A. program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s held three all-time world records in powerlifting in the 220lb and 242lb classes. Greg is also one-third of Monthly Applications in Strength Sport (MASS), a monthly research review he runs with Eric Helms and Mike Zourdos and is the main writer at StrongerByScience.com, a website dedicated to providing you with practical, evidence-based information and resources to help you get strong, jacked, and sexy.
Topics discussed with time stamps:
3:35 Greg’s first day in the gym -how much did he bench and other stories from his younger years
18:40 The influence of the environment you grow up in on your baseline strength level and the propensity for heavy lifting
27:45 Why are some people just baseline stronger than others?
43:40 The inability for people to accept that some are just more “gifted” when it comes to lifting weights
59:45 Instagram and balancing accurate information vs fishing attention for likes
1:05:18 The impact of structure (anthropometry) on lifts
1:21:30 Key ideas of this episode
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