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Iron Culture

Sep 21, 2020

Chris Barakat MS, ATC, CSCS is a natural bodybuilder, coach, and researcher studying body composition manipulation at the University of Tampa. In “evidence-based” circles, we like to think we’re immune to the echo chamber effect because what we say is based on data. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The statement “gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time is impossible unless you’re on drugs, high in body fat or a novice” is often repeated without a thorough understanding of the underlying science. Chris recently authored a publication titled “Body Recomposition: Can Trained Individuals Build Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time?” which challenges this belief. Join us in this episode as he breaks down the science for our understanding.