Dr. Andy Galpin: Optimal Nutrition & Supplementation for Fitness | Huberman Lab Guest Series

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In this episode 6 of a 6-part series on fitness, exercise and performance with Andy Galpin, PhD, professor of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton, he explains optimal nutrition, hydration and supplementation to achieve your fitness goals. We cover macronutrient guidelines, when to eat relative to training and training fasted versus fed. Dr. Galpin describes proper hydration for before and during exercise, how dehydration and/or low electrolyte concentrations impede physical and mental performance. He discusses what supplements work best for fitness and performance, how to decide which to take, if any, and when to take them. He also shares high-impact, lower-cost supplements and nutrition recommendations to benefit performance, recovery, and sleep. This episode also includes an audience Q&A. Overall, it is an in-depth but clear discussion of nutrition strategies and supplements that can help anyone improve their level of fitness physical and mental performance.

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00:00:00 Nutrition & Supplementation
00:05:16 Creatine Supplementation, Muscle & Cognitive Function, Loading Phase
00:16:51 Momentous, Levels, LMNT
00:20:31 Dehydration, Overhydration, Night Urination
00:35:37 Tool: Hydration, Caffeine & Electrolytes
00:41:22 Tool: Sweating, Salt & Performance
00:48:57 AG1 (Athletic Greens)
00:49:49 Galpin Equation for Hydration & Exercise, Focus
00:55:28 Tool: 5 Steps to Optimize Hydration, Sipping Water, W.U.T. Status, Salt
01:10:58 Electrolytes, Carbohydrates & Exercise
01:15:44 InsideTracker
01:16:47 Training Fasted versus Fed, Caffeine, Carbohydrate Timing
01:25:13 Caffeine & Endurance
01:31:20 Citrulline, Beet Root Juice & Performance; Alpha-GPC & Focus, Nootropics
01:35:43 Rhodiola, Cortisol & Fatigue
01:39:55 Tool: Supplement Formulations
01:47:31 Supplements, Dependency & Root Cause; Foundational Behaviors
01:57:44 Acute vs. Chronic Effects, Supplements & Gut Microbiome
02:02:33 Tool: Sleep Environment, Absolute Rest
02:11:03 Tools: Sleep & Disturbances, Inositol
02:20:03 Tool: “Fitness Fatigue” Model, Taper, Anti-Inflammatory Supplements
02:26:33 Exercise Recovery: Curcumin, Omega 3s, Glutamine, Nutrition, Vitamins
02:39:27 Intermittent Fasting, Training & Keto Diets; GABA
02:43:39 Carbohydrate Loading; Amino Acid Supplements; “Anabolic Window”
02:47:23 Garlic; Tart Cherry Extract;
02:51:50 Fitness Testing, Training Programs; Exercise Recovery
03:04:13 Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Neural Network Newsletter

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