Podcast with Greg Nuckols
Greg Nuckols has over a decade of experience under the bar, and a BS in Exercise and Sports Science. He’s held 3 all-time world records in powerlifting in the 220 and 242 classes.
He’s trained hundreds of athletes and regular folks, both online and in-person. He’s written for many of the major magazines and websites in the fitness industry, including Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, T-Nation, and Schwarzenegger.com. Furthermore, he’s had the opportunity to work with and learn from numerous record holders, champion athletes, and collegiate and professional strength and conditioning coaches through his previous job as Chief Content Director for Juggernaut Training Systems and current full-time work for Stronger By Science. Recently, Greg launched MASS with Dr.Mike Zourdos and Eric Helms which is monthly research review spesifically aimed at strength and physique sports.
His passions are making complex information easily understandable for athletes, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts, helping people reach their strength and fitness goals, and drinking great beer.
In this podcast, Greg and I discussed genetics. Some of the things we discuss are:
1.It is often claimed that if you put in the hours of work you can reach your sports performance goals. Is this true or is it predetermined by our genetics?
2.If 99,9 % of our genetics are similar, how can we be so different regarding potential for strength and muscle growth?
3.When we talk about genetics, we often hear about “nonresponders”. Can you explain a bit about this and how common is this?
4. Could you explain the relationship between muscle growth and myostatin?
5. What is the take home message?
Make sure to also check out Gregs articles on genetics: https://www.strongerbyscience.com/genetics-and-strength-training-just-different/