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The Science of Weight Training

Season 6, Ep. 12

The team is joined by Professor Stuart Phillips from the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University and one of the leading experts on resistance training. Phillips is the Director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE), the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise and Health Research and Lab Lead for the Exercise Metabolism Research Group. In this episode Phillips explains the amazing benefits of weight training, why even a little can reap big benefits for everyone and what sort of training suits best depending on your age, sport and goals.


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Stuart's recent paper on the coming of age of resistance training as a primary form of exercise for health

A previous article on Stuart's resistance training research from his university

A few of the specific papers on strength training that were discussed on the show:

Instagram handle for Avery Faigenbaum, Professor of Pediatric Exercise Science, who Stuart mentioned as a good source of information

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