Body IO® FM #19 | Bret Contreras

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Why do some exercises work better for others? Is genetics involved with building muscle?
In today’s episode of Body IO FM we invite Bret Contreras, The Glute Guy, to speak about performance and building muscle. We also talk about his current research and what it’s like training his clients. Bret Contreras is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on glute training. His is also well-versed in most things Sports-Science related.
To learn more, please visit:
1. Bret Contreras’s Website


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Physicist turned nutrition and performance scientist. Currently considered one of the industry’s leading experts on human metabolism.

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  • 98% of my body structure is from Bret (strong curves) and Keifer (carb nite and carb backloading). This is a dream podcast!

  • Love the show great insight and looking forward to the new carb nite. Always look forward to the new shows. Could we have a show on shockwave.
    Many thanks

  • Guys, this “interview” is a fantastic reason to, here on out, starting with a written-down list of topics and sticking to it barring compelling reason to do otherwise. Especially when you have guests wont to go on chatty — and ultimately uninformative — tangents as does Contreras. Really, this interview was such a haphazard fireside chat that I’m hard pressed to remember just wtf you talked about :-/

  • @i9ax: agreed, but I didn’t find it as bad. Bret will make the perfect old person; he already has the rambling tangents down. The good part is that he is funny and all his tangents have great insight.

    I had to work a little harder to extract the salient points, however I still enjoyed the conversation.

  • Best podcast I’ve heard in a long time. “i9ax” must have ADD because I learned a lot from the “ultimately uninformative ” tangents.

  • Which / who’s work should I read if I wanted to learn more the functioning of the body on the mytochondrial level upwards?

  • I love Keifer and Bret! The internet can be a real piss off, but honestly without the internet and podcasts we would never find these guys!! Thanks so much for all you do. I survived advanced stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 18 years ago. I’ve been in remission 18 years because I made my health priority one. I don’t get my health info from mass media. I get it from smart guys like Keifer and Bret. My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 12 and now, at 19, he takes hardly any insulin and has remarkable body composition. Again, I dismissed the ridiculous protocol taught by the various diabetes associations and taught him THE TRUTH about health. Amazing podcast and website Keifer. I’m soooooo grateful!!


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