212: Bill Campbell – The Science of Refeeds


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Dr Bill Campbell is a Physique Scientist and lives the bodybuilding lifestyle. He is an exercise science professor and director of the Performance and Physique Enhancement Laboratory. His mantra and goal is to help people optimise their physiques within a maintainable lifestyle. We dig into some of his background and research into non-linear dieting including the first bodybuilding refeed study.

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  • 01:07 What made Bill got into exercise science
  • 04:26 Bill’s current goal with bodybuilding
  • 07:21 Refeed study
  • 15:24 How to avoid that it wasn’t flawed data due to glycogen, etc.
  • 19:12 Theory behind the retention of muscle mass in comparison to the non refeed group
  • 23:54 Who’d benefit from refeeds?
  • 25:11 Possible outcomes of longer timeframes
  • 26:49 Why carbs and not fats?
  • 28:32 Refeeds and their impact on the menstrual cycle
  • 30:31 Refeeds back-to-back vs splitting it up
  • 34:14 Refeeds vs. diet breaks
  • 39:22 Prescription for refeeding? How did the participants eat/track
  • 42:35 Caloric adjustments to refeed calories?
  • 43:42 Is a surplus/Refeed advantageous?
  • 53:05 What’s to come in the near future?

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