Get stronger to live longer with Professor Stuart Phillips

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In Episode 190 I sit down with Professor Stuart Phillips to discuss the importance of exercise, nutrition and recovery in building muscle and improving strength. A pursuit that’s not only important to bodybuilders and athletes, but all of us wishing to maintain a high quality of life as we age.

In this episode we cover:

  • The importance of fitness and resistance training for healthy ageing
  • What’s happening at the cellular level during resistance training and muscle growth
  • The key aspects of recovery
  • What is protein and why it’s important for building muscle
  • How amino acids work
  • The optimum amount of protein we should be consuming
  • Risks associated with overconsumption of protein
  • How important protein source is (animal versus plant)
  • and plenty more


  • The previous episode with scientist Hamilton Roschel that we referred to in this episode comparing animal to plant protein in a group of young healthy adults performing resistance training
  • Previous episode with Dr Matthew Nagra on protein
  • Connect with Dr Phillips on Twitter
  • Dr Phillips’ published papers

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