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The Shred with Science Podcast with Dr. Chris Spearman

Dr Chris Spearman

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The Shred with Science Podcast with Dr. Chris Spearman

The Shred with Science Podcast with Dr. Chris Spearman

Dr Chris Spearman

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From a Ph.D in Cancer Research to a global Cover Model, Dr. Chris Spearman is one of the world’s leading Online Fitness Coaches helping men from all over the World get Cover Model ready. The Shred with Science Podcast gives a simple, easy to understand dive into the depths of the complex world of building a body you love and living your best life. From weekly scientific topics & interviews with some of the worlds leading experts in scientific fields such as health, fitness, nutrition and sleep, this podcast aims to help you get in Cover Model ready using evidence based science.

Latest Episodes

140 - DEEP DIVE: "Mastering Exercise execution For Beginners"

We all want results yesterday but when you try and rush something, it tends to go the other way. Join Chris today, as he gives the facts about how you can master exercise execution especially if you are just starting on your fitness journey. He also brings up the importance of frequency, patience, efficiency, and why you should learn that everything you do in the gym has a purpose. “Frequency in training is so important. However, there is no point training something more frequently if you are not training it correctly in the first place.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · How to determine what is in your skill circle · What’s on top does the work · The importance of identifying the purpose of each exercise you do Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Model Arm Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freecovermodelarmguide) FREE Bikini Model Glute Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://bik...

21 min22 h ago
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140 - DEEP DIVE: "Mastering Exercise execution For Beginners"

BONUS EPISODE: Gym's Re-opening Thoughts

In this episode, Chris presents his thoughts about the gyms reopening across the UK. Whether you have a frozen account or a canceled one and you plan on going back, the challenge for gym-goers is to verify if the commercial gyms have considered reopening safely. Tune in and hear what he has to say about your next move. At the end of the day, this is your life. Whatever you guys do, stay safe and enjoy! “If you are out there and you don’t have someone that’s looking out for you, then maybe it’s time to change your facility.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Why you should reassess what is available to you · What you should do if you are going back to the gym this weekend · Take not on aligning yourself on what is best suited for you Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Model Arm Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freecovermodelarmguide) FREE Bikini Model Glute Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://bikinimodelblueprint.com/freebikinimodelgluteguide) FREE Cover Model Community Access: ACCESS HERE (www.facebook.com/groups/covermodelacademy) APPLY To Work With Us: APPLY HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/application) Connect with Dr. Chris Spearman: Instagram - www.instagram.com/covermodelacademy Are You A Personal Trainer or Online Coach? Listen To The Fitness Coach Freedom Podcast: CLICK HERE TO LISTEN All Inquiries please contact: chris@spearmanfitness.com "Make the most of today, you will not get this day again."

23 min3 d ago
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BONUS EPISODE: Gym's Re-opening Thoughts

139 - DEEP DIVE: "Hormonal Biochemistry To Optimise Fat Loss"

We are often exposed to fad diets with no real scientific backing. Every day on social media, people share their diets and "how to lose weight fast" strategies, but the truth is, there is no shortcut to fat loss. In this deep dive, Chris speaks about the different hormones that affect fat loss. Plus, he dishes out how you can optimize these hormones in facilitating fat loss instead of fat storage. The leaner you get, the more efficient the regulation of these hormones is. “Knowing how these hormones are going to be affected is what’s important but the psychological aspect is often overlooked.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Let’s talk about all things insulin · Is cortisol fat burning or fat storing? · Why your thyroid hormones are important in regulating your basal metabolic rate · Chris’ rules around cheat meals Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Model Arm Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (ht...

32 min6 d ago
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139 - DEEP DIVE: "Hormonal Biochemistry To Optimise Fat Loss"

138 - DEEP DIVE: "The Science of Metabolic Flexibility"

In today’s episode, Chris addresses a topic that has been spoken about, although a lot of people are still struggling to get their heads around it. It is metabolic flexibility. Did you know that you can train your body to adapt and become more efficient at utilizing various fuel sources? If you answered no, then you best listen in! Chris is not here to give the basics that you already know, he is here to add a little bit of spice to the science of what’s going on and help you become a little more educated in the process. “Metabolic flexibility is your ability to flip between one to the other and still have a better or more efficient impact on your energy systems.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Understanding metabolic flexibility · How metabolic flexibility affects your body’s ability to use glucose · Taking a peek into what goes on during caloric excess · How intermittent fasting improves metabolic flexibility Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred D...

27 min1 w ago
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138 - DEEP DIVE: "The Science of Metabolic Flexibility"

137 - DEEP DIVE: "DOMS - Delayed Onset Of Muscle Soreness Explained"

Have you ever experienced waking up a day after doing a workout and you feel like some parts of your body or worse, every part of your body is sore? That is what you call Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness. In comparison to acute muscle soreness, where you feel a burning sensation during a workout, DOMS symptoms generally occur 12-24 hours after a workout. Tune in as Chris gives a deep dive about everything you should know about DOMS. “A moderate amount of DOMS is good to a degree.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Understanding Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness · Difference between eccentric and internal tension · What causes a sarcolemma? · Ways to prevent DOMS Resources: FREE Supplement Blueprint: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freesupplementprotocol) COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Model Arm Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freecovermodelarmguide) FREE Bikini Mo...

27 min2 w ago
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137 - DEEP DIVE: "DOMS - Delayed Onset Of Muscle Soreness Explained"

136 - DEEP DIVE: "Pre & Intra-Workout Biochemistry"

Are you spending money on pointless areas? With the right perspective in place, you can make a better decision when it comes to supplementation. In today’s episode, Chris addresses pre and intra-workout nutrition and some principles when taking supplements. He shares his views on the least common supplements that can affect your workout and help you achieve your body goals. Every day there are 1,440 minutes where you have an opportunity to make the day the best possible version of how you want your day to be, regardless of where you are. “You need to fuel your body efficiently, effectively, and equally.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · When do you need to take creatine? · Let’s talk about smaller supplements · Why you should integrate electrolytes in your intra-workout · The benefits of taking sodium Resources: FREE Supplement Blueprint: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freesupplementprotocol) COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https...

30 min2 w ago
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136 - DEEP DIVE: "Pre & Intra-Workout Biochemistry"

135 - DEEP DIVE: "Intra-Workout Carbohydrate Utilisation & Optimisation"

If you have never utilized carbohydrates before intra or post-workout or if you are a hard gainer and you’re struggling to put on size, this episode is made for you! Most of you join a program and are very cautious when it comes to carbohydrates. In today’s deep dive, Chris explores the world of carbohydrates and why it can be the most beneficial macronutrient around your workout. Join Chris as he also goes into discussing the science behind highly-branched cyclic dextrin. “What you have first thing in the morning, before you go to bed, whatever it may be, is never going to be as beneficial as what you have in and around your workout perimeter.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Let’s talk about everything dealing with dextrose · One really good supplement for carbohydrates · How much carbohydrates should you have intra-workout? · Powdered versus solid carbohydrates Resources: FREE Supplement Blueprint: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freesupplementprotocol) ...

26 min3 w ago
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135 - DEEP DIVE: "Intra-Workout Carbohydrate Utilisation & Optimisation"

134 - DEEP DIVE: "Carb Backloading Scientific Rationale"

Let’s talk about your energy system! A lot of people who are into losing fat and gaining muscle wonder if carb cycling is really necessary. The answer to this question is no. You can do whatever suits your lifestyle. Today, Chris points out the scientific value of carb backloading. He also talks about how you can structure your food intake so that you can still have a cheat meal. It Is not rocket science, but it is important to be aware of how your body responds to glucose, refeeds, rest days, and glucagon pathways. “Different times of the day dependent on what your activities are like will dictate where your food should be structured.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Learning about glucose and what it does to your body · What happens when you grow or lose muscles · The two reasons why you are not losing weight · How to structure your food routine Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Mod...

46 min3 w ago
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134 - DEEP DIVE: "Carb Backloading Scientific Rationale"

133 - DEEP DIVE: "Testosterone Myths De-Bunked"

133 - DEEP DIVE: "Testosterone Myths De-Bunked" Whether you are a male or female, you are producing a certain level of testosterone. In this episode, Chris throws light on some of the testosterone myths. He mentions several studies that have been done to straighten out misconceptions about the effects of training, taking performance-enhancing substances, and nutrition on the production of testosterone. Tune in to learn more, and by the end of the episode, Chris invites you to join the Facebook group. He wants to help you through this period of lockdown and try to empower, educate, inspire, and motivate you as much as possible. Join the community now! “Taking performance enhancing drugs is not the be all and end all and will cause a lot of detrimental effects if you are not training correctly, efficiently, and effectively.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Does resistance training increase testosterone? · The 1996 study that got published in the New England Journal of Medicine...

31 minNOV 5
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133 - DEEP DIVE: "Testosterone Myths De-Bunked"

132 - DEEP DIVE: "Training Volume & Diminishing Returns - The Science"

132 - DEEP DIVE: "Training Volume & Diminishing Returns - The Science" Is there such a thing as overtraining? In today’s episode, Chris answers a question that is not frequently asked by clients - what is the right amount of volume to use during training in order to achieve their body goals? Join Chris as he also mentions the relationship between resistance training volume and muscle mass, how RPE or rate of perceived exertion affects your training, and the importance of why we should try to find a good baseline when it comes to using volume in training. “Training frequency is really important. It’s not really the volume but how it is applied.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · What hypertrophy and volume in general looks like · Studies about the effects of increasing volume in training · The importance of frequency in training · Increasing repetitions versus increasing volume Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy...

19 minNOV 3
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132 - DEEP DIVE: "Training Volume & Diminishing Returns - The Science"

Latest Episodes

140 - DEEP DIVE: "Mastering Exercise execution For Beginners"

We all want results yesterday but when you try and rush something, it tends to go the other way. Join Chris today, as he gives the facts about how you can master exercise execution especially if you are just starting on your fitness journey. He also brings up the importance of frequency, patience, efficiency, and why you should learn that everything you do in the gym has a purpose. “Frequency in training is so important. However, there is no point training something more frequently if you are not training it correctly in the first place.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · How to determine what is in your skill circle · What’s on top does the work · The importance of identifying the purpose of each exercise you do Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Model Arm Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freecovermodelarmguide) FREE Bikini Model Glute Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://bik...

21 min22 h ago
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140 - DEEP DIVE: "Mastering Exercise execution For Beginners"

BONUS EPISODE: Gym's Re-opening Thoughts

In this episode, Chris presents his thoughts about the gyms reopening across the UK. Whether you have a frozen account or a canceled one and you plan on going back, the challenge for gym-goers is to verify if the commercial gyms have considered reopening safely. Tune in and hear what he has to say about your next move. At the end of the day, this is your life. Whatever you guys do, stay safe and enjoy! “If you are out there and you don’t have someone that’s looking out for you, then maybe it’s time to change your facility.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Why you should reassess what is available to you · What you should do if you are going back to the gym this weekend · Take not on aligning yourself on what is best suited for you Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Model Arm Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freecovermodelarmguide) FREE Bikini Model Glute Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://bikinimodelblueprint.com/freebikinimodelgluteguide) FREE Cover Model Community Access: ACCESS HERE (www.facebook.com/groups/covermodelacademy) APPLY To Work With Us: APPLY HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/application) Connect with Dr. Chris Spearman: Instagram - www.instagram.com/covermodelacademy Are You A Personal Trainer or Online Coach? Listen To The Fitness Coach Freedom Podcast: CLICK HERE TO LISTEN All Inquiries please contact: chris@spearmanfitness.com "Make the most of today, you will not get this day again."

23 min3 d ago
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BONUS EPISODE: Gym's Re-opening Thoughts

139 - DEEP DIVE: "Hormonal Biochemistry To Optimise Fat Loss"

We are often exposed to fad diets with no real scientific backing. Every day on social media, people share their diets and "how to lose weight fast" strategies, but the truth is, there is no shortcut to fat loss. In this deep dive, Chris speaks about the different hormones that affect fat loss. Plus, he dishes out how you can optimize these hormones in facilitating fat loss instead of fat storage. The leaner you get, the more efficient the regulation of these hormones is. “Knowing how these hormones are going to be affected is what’s important but the psychological aspect is often overlooked.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Let’s talk about all things insulin · Is cortisol fat burning or fat storing? · Why your thyroid hormones are important in regulating your basal metabolic rate · Chris’ rules around cheat meals Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Model Arm Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (ht...

32 min6 d ago
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139 - DEEP DIVE: "Hormonal Biochemistry To Optimise Fat Loss"

138 - DEEP DIVE: "The Science of Metabolic Flexibility"

In today’s episode, Chris addresses a topic that has been spoken about, although a lot of people are still struggling to get their heads around it. It is metabolic flexibility. Did you know that you can train your body to adapt and become more efficient at utilizing various fuel sources? If you answered no, then you best listen in! Chris is not here to give the basics that you already know, he is here to add a little bit of spice to the science of what’s going on and help you become a little more educated in the process. “Metabolic flexibility is your ability to flip between one to the other and still have a better or more efficient impact on your energy systems.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Understanding metabolic flexibility · How metabolic flexibility affects your body’s ability to use glucose · Taking a peek into what goes on during caloric excess · How intermittent fasting improves metabolic flexibility Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred D...

27 min1 w ago
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138 - DEEP DIVE: "The Science of Metabolic Flexibility"

137 - DEEP DIVE: "DOMS - Delayed Onset Of Muscle Soreness Explained"

Have you ever experienced waking up a day after doing a workout and you feel like some parts of your body or worse, every part of your body is sore? That is what you call Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness. In comparison to acute muscle soreness, where you feel a burning sensation during a workout, DOMS symptoms generally occur 12-24 hours after a workout. Tune in as Chris gives a deep dive about everything you should know about DOMS. “A moderate amount of DOMS is good to a degree.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Understanding Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness · Difference between eccentric and internal tension · What causes a sarcolemma? · Ways to prevent DOMS Resources: FREE Supplement Blueprint: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freesupplementprotocol) COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Model Arm Guide: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freecovermodelarmguide) FREE Bikini Mo...

27 min2 w ago
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137 - DEEP DIVE: "DOMS - Delayed Onset Of Muscle Soreness Explained"

136 - DEEP DIVE: "Pre & Intra-Workout Biochemistry"

Are you spending money on pointless areas? With the right perspective in place, you can make a better decision when it comes to supplementation. In today’s episode, Chris addresses pre and intra-workout nutrition and some principles when taking supplements. He shares his views on the least common supplements that can affect your workout and help you achieve your body goals. Every day there are 1,440 minutes where you have an opportunity to make the day the best possible version of how you want your day to be, regardless of where you are. “You need to fuel your body efficiently, effectively, and equally.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · When do you need to take creatine? · Let’s talk about smaller supplements · Why you should integrate electrolytes in your intra-workout · The benefits of taking sodium Resources: FREE Supplement Blueprint: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freesupplementprotocol) COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https...

30 min2 w ago
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136 - DEEP DIVE: "Pre & Intra-Workout Biochemistry"

135 - DEEP DIVE: "Intra-Workout Carbohydrate Utilisation & Optimisation"

If you have never utilized carbohydrates before intra or post-workout or if you are a hard gainer and you’re struggling to put on size, this episode is made for you! Most of you join a program and are very cautious when it comes to carbohydrates. In today’s deep dive, Chris explores the world of carbohydrates and why it can be the most beneficial macronutrient around your workout. Join Chris as he also goes into discussing the science behind highly-branched cyclic dextrin. “What you have first thing in the morning, before you go to bed, whatever it may be, is never going to be as beneficial as what you have in and around your workout perimeter.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Let’s talk about everything dealing with dextrose · One really good supplement for carbohydrates · How much carbohydrates should you have intra-workout? · Powdered versus solid carbohydrates Resources: FREE Supplement Blueprint: DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/freesupplementprotocol) ...

26 min3 w ago
Comments
135 - DEEP DIVE: "Intra-Workout Carbohydrate Utilisation & Optimisation"

134 - DEEP DIVE: "Carb Backloading Scientific Rationale"

Let’s talk about your energy system! A lot of people who are into losing fat and gaining muscle wonder if carb cycling is really necessary. The answer to this question is no. You can do whatever suits your lifestyle. Today, Chris points out the scientific value of carb backloading. He also talks about how you can structure your food intake so that you can still have a cheat meal. It Is not rocket science, but it is important to be aware of how your body responds to glucose, refeeds, rest days, and glucagon pathways. “Different times of the day dependent on what your activities are like will dictate where your food should be structured.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Learning about glucose and what it does to your body · What happens when you grow or lose muscles · The two reasons why you are not losing weight · How to structure your food routine Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy.com/vip21day) FREE Cover Mod...

46 min3 w ago
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134 - DEEP DIVE: "Carb Backloading Scientific Rationale"

133 - DEEP DIVE: "Testosterone Myths De-Bunked"

133 - DEEP DIVE: "Testosterone Myths De-Bunked" Whether you are a male or female, you are producing a certain level of testosterone. In this episode, Chris throws light on some of the testosterone myths. He mentions several studies that have been done to straighten out misconceptions about the effects of training, taking performance-enhancing substances, and nutrition on the production of testosterone. Tune in to learn more, and by the end of the episode, Chris invites you to join the Facebook group. He wants to help you through this period of lockdown and try to empower, educate, inspire, and motivate you as much as possible. Join the community now! “Taking performance enhancing drugs is not the be all and end all and will cause a lot of detrimental effects if you are not training correctly, efficiently, and effectively.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · Does resistance training increase testosterone? · The 1996 study that got published in the New England Journal of Medicine...

31 minNOV 5
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133 - DEEP DIVE: "Testosterone Myths De-Bunked"

132 - DEEP DIVE: "Training Volume & Diminishing Returns - The Science"

132 - DEEP DIVE: "Training Volume & Diminishing Returns - The Science" Is there such a thing as overtraining? In today’s episode, Chris answers a question that is not frequently asked by clients - what is the right amount of volume to use during training in order to achieve their body goals? Join Chris as he also mentions the relationship between resistance training volume and muscle mass, how RPE or rate of perceived exertion affects your training, and the importance of why we should try to find a good baseline when it comes to using volume in training. “Training frequency is really important. It’s not really the volume but how it is applied.” - Chris Spearman In this episode: · What hypertrophy and volume in general looks like · Studies about the effects of increasing volume in training · The importance of frequency in training · Increasing repetitions versus increasing volume Resources: COVER MODEL SECRETS: 21 Day Cover Model Shred DOWNLOAD HERE (https://covermodelacademy...

19 minNOV 3
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132 - DEEP DIVE: "Training Volume & Diminishing Returns - The Science"
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