Muscle College Radio
Muscle College Radio is a podcast featuring Dr. Layne Norton and Dr. Jake Wilson. I have followed Dr. Layne Norton for quite some time and really believe in his approach to all things bodybuilding. He has a no-bs approach to things. He will not simply buy into the common approach to things like training and nutrition.
Before we discuss the podcast and whether or not you should be listening in regularly, let's find out who these guys are.
Dr. Layne Norton
Dr. Norton holds a BS in Biochemistry from Eckerd College with honors. He also holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from University of Illinois with honors. He works as a bodybuilding/physique/figure coach, helping others get into incredible contest ready shape.He is also a natural professional bodybuilder.
Dr. Jake Wilson
Dr. Wilson is the President and co-founder of abcbodybuilding.com. He is also a skeletal muscle physiologist and researcher in the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
What makes Dr. Wilson's research so unique is that he has successfully bridged the gap between science and the sport of bodybuilding. Indeed, when Dr. Wilson founded abcbodybuilding.com, he saw a chasm between bodybuilders – who relied heavily on experience and anecdotal evidence – and scientists, who relied purely on laboratory research. Therefore, he engaged on a personal mission to apply everything he learned in the lab, directly to his training in the gym; and likewise, everything he has learned in the gym, he applies directly to his research in the lab. It is this combination of science and application that makes the recommendations given on abcbodybuilding.com so unique and effective.
Muscle College Radio
Muscle College Radio is one of those rare podcasts that grab my attention in so many different ways. So far they have discussed everything from cardio training to protein synthesis. They even did a Q&A session for their 4th episode. Both hosts are knowledgeable about the sport of bodybuilding and the science that is behind it. They try to teach their listeners how to figure things out for themselves. In one episode Dr. Norton discusses how he has read studies and from the summary (the part most people read) he agrees with the conclusion, but upon reading the entire study and all the included data, he has to admit that the conclusion is most likely wrong.
I particularly like that these men are experts in their field, but admit that they can and do make mistakes. They are human. It is refreshing to hear experts who admit they are fallible. I also enjoy the scientific discussions as they relate to bodybuilding.
If you are interested in the science behind bodybuilding this is the podcast for you. You will find so much information and will be better informed at the end of the day. If you have not already, I strongly suggest that you subscribe to Muscle College Radio now.