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Sep 27, 2021

It’s all downhill when you hit <insert 40 or 50> years old!” is one of the most heard phrases by not yet middle-aged lifters at family events. But is that true? In this episode we address “metabolic myths” related to energy expenditure changes over the lifespan, so-called “differences” between the sexes,...


Sep 20, 2021

We are back with another question and answer episode! This one includes a deep dive into exercise selection, execution, and ways to maximize time efficiency as it relates to exercise selection, covering both strength and physique goals, those who have both goals, and other nuances on these topics that people often...


Sep 13, 2021

Testosterone. The obsession of the lifting world. Previously on Iron Culture, we’ve had Roundtables on PEDs (taking supraphysiological levels of testosterone, synthetic testosterone, and other performance-enhancing drugs), and we’ve had experts on to discuss the history of PEDs, their long term effects, and how...


Sep 6, 2021

For better or worse we committed to the Iron Culture mission statement of being “for all lifters”…even for endurance athletes who lift. Yes, you heard that right, endurance athletes. In this episode we are joined by Professor Sara Mahoney, who has her Ph.D. in exercise physiology, researches nutrition for...


Aug 30, 2021

Natty limits, genetic potential, everyone talks about these concepts, but most people truly get it wrong. You’ve heard the tropes, “you reach 80% of your muscular potential in your first X years of effective training.” It sounds great in theory, but it is the exception rather than the rule when it plays out this...