Podcast 152: Andrew Chappell – Evidence Based Recommendations for Bodybuilding


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Andrew is a Pro Natural Bodybuilder who has been training and competing for over 10 years.

He competes with the Drug-Free Athletes Coalition in professionally sanctioned contests and is previously a five-time British Champion with the British Natural Bodybuilding Federation as well as a World amateur champion. Andrew also has judged physique contests for over 7 years and has judged at British and World Finals. He also regularly competes in Strongman and Powerlifting events.

Andrew holds a PhD from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health and is a Dr of Nutrition. He also holds a BSc (honours) degrees in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Human Nutrition and Metabolism. He is a published author and that is something we did into in today’s episode, going over some of his findings relating to natural bodybuilding diets and peaking strategies.

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Time stamps:

  • 01:08 Andrew starts off with talking about his background
  • 08:08 Andrew talks about how bodybuilding changed him
  • 14:44 Andrew continuous with talking about the limitations on bodybuilding studies
  • 18:44 Andrew speaks about his papers and what successful bodybuilders do
  • 27:47 Andrew elaborates on nutritional strategies of the successful athletes vs. “unsuccessful”
  • 35:28 Genetic impact or overall muscle mass?
  • 41:05 Andrew shares a slight peak into common training modalities and cardio
  • 48:39 Andrew further talks about training splits
  • 53:38 How much pepsi max does some competitors drink?

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