Ruck Training: Science, Some Observations, and a Template for Training

Ruck Training:  Science, Some Observations, and a Template for Training

This video summarizes a NATO report on the science of load bearing marches.  I also provide some additional observations and lay out a basic ruck training program based on the science.  

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Omega 6 to Omega 3 fat Ratio and Inflammation

Omega 6 to Omega 3 fat Ratio and Inflammation

This is a short lecture explaining how the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio may impact inflammation.  It also provides a bit of contradictory evidence and makes a couple of simple recommendations.  

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Complementary Proteins: Why you don’t need complete proteins at every meal.

Complementary Proteins:  Why you don’t need complete proteins at every meal.

This short lecture explains why the old bodybuilding myth that you need to eat complete proteins at every meal or you compromise protein synthesis is false.  This is a really short one with a relatively simple explanation.  This is especially relevant for vegan athletes.

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Lipoprotien Metabolism: Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Lipoprotien Metabolism:  Cholesterol and Triglycerides

This is an overview of how cholesterol particles and chylomicrons (lipoproteins) are metabolized.  It includes both the endogenous and exogenous pathways.  

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Ketosis: Ketone production and metabolism.

Ketosis:  Ketone production and metabolism.

This is a short video  lecture covering the basics of ketone production and metabolism.  It is a “big picture” overview only.  It will give you a firm understanding of why ketones are produced and how they are metabolized for energy.

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