Strength Myths and REAL Protein Requirements (w/ Dr. Jim Stoppani)

Today I’m talking to legendary fitness researcher and bodybuilding Dr. Jim Stoppani. When it comes to influencers in the space, Dr. Stoppani’s resume is almost unparalleled. He’s an active research scientist who has also spent decades in fitness publishing. And he’s a straight shooter, not afraid to separate fact from fiction and to admit when the research is still coming up short on topics in strength. Stoppani joins us to talk about everything from training myths to protein requirements as we age. Don’t miss out on this conversation with one of the most knowledgeable people in strength.

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Jim Stoppani

In this episode of The BarBend Podcast, David Thomas Tao and Dr. Jim Stoppani discuss: 

  • The fitness and muscle-building myths that just refuse to die (2:20)
  • Bodybuilding splits and International Chest Day (6:30)
  • We can’t prevent decline with aging — but here’s what we CAN do (11:00)
  • The easy math of protein intake, according to Jim (14:00)
  • Under-studied populations in strength research (19:00)
  • The changing world of fitness content, including life pre-internet (22:00)
  • What did CrossFit really change? (25:10)

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