In 5 Minute Physiology I tackle exciting physiology, nutrition, and human performance questions in 5 minutes or less, roughly. This short format allows me to skip the nonsense and get straight to the answer! If you're looking for a quick fix or some fun physiology facts, 5 Min Physiology is perfect for you!
The Secret Behind Why Muscle Grows, Shrinks, Repairs, and Dies!
Why do some people grow muscle faster than others?
Why are some training programs more effective than others?
Why do some people recover faster than others?
What does "fiber-type" have to do with how I train or coach?
In this video, learn what we know and don't know about muscle regulation...and what you can do to help!
What Lactate Is & What It ACTUALLY Does...
In this episode of 5 Minute Physiology, I tackle: Lactate. I cover common myths, what it actually is, what it actually does, and what's coming in the future of lactate research. Intended for all backgrounds & education levels. If this enticed your appetite for knowledge, check out the extended 25 Min or 55 Min Physiology on Lactate!
The Physiology of Fat Loss
In this episode, I break down the basic physiology of fat loss. Understanding this will improve the likelihood of achieving your (or your client's) weight loss goals! If I caught your wonder, be sure to check out my follow up videos: 25 Min & 55 Min Physiology of Fat Loss. Questions? Send them to me on Twitter or Instagram @DrAndyGalpin
How To Know What "Good" Technique Is For Any Exercise
In this episode of 5 Minute Physiology I cover the rules I use to determine what "Good Technique" is for every exercise. If this enticed your appetite for knowledge, check out the extended 25 & 55 Min Physiology to hear expanded discussions of this topic!
The Physiology of Getting Stronger
Most coaches & trainers understand the mechanics of getting people stronger. At minimum, most have a decent understanding of what exercises to pick, how heavy to go, how often to rest, etc. However, very few understand the underlying Physiology of Strength. I'll give you the jist of it here, so you don't make incredibly silly mistakes (one of which I point out here...).
The Basics of Muscle Fiber Types
We've all heard of people with "fast-twitch" muscles. Well, there's actually much more to it than some people being fast-twitch and some being slow. Here I give you the breakdown of what Human Skeletal Muscle fiber types actually are. I also answer the famous question: am I born with it, or can this be changed with training? Much, much more to come on this topic...
Selecting The Right Exercise
In this episode of "5 Minute Physiology" I give you 11 things to consider when selecting exercises. Understanding this will improve your likelihood of achieving your (or your client's) goals, while reducing the chances of injury! I also give a quick test to determine if you have a quality (or phony) coach/trainer. If I caught your wonder, be sure to check out my follow up videos: 25 Min & 55 Min Physiology of Selecting the Right Exercise. Questions? Send them to me on Twitter or Instagram @DrAndyGalpin
The Basics of Your "Energy Systems"
What does making a camp fire and your energy systems have in common? I explain here. Be sure to check out the cameo from my pooch, GhostFace Killah. If you like or have questions, let me know
Are Straps, Belts, and Swingin' Cheatin'?
Ok, so maybe this episode is more like 10 Min Phys. My bad, I got excited. Here we quickly discuss whether or not using things like straps, braces, bands, or using momentum, bouncing, or swinging when you're lifting is "cheating". We also highlight 1 major give away to tell the difference between a trainer/coach who really knows what they're doing, and one that's faking it! Enjoy!