May 28, 2017
The Ketogenic Diet has been explored for several therapeutic and health benefits but what about performance optimization and human longevity? The research is still relatively new and Ryan Lowery and his crew at ASPI (Applied Science & Performance Institute) are currently pushing the boundaries and in this episode he shares his knowledge with us while inspiring a change in the world through science and innovation.
In this podcast, we talk about Ryan’s journey to the keto lifestyle, fruition and vision of ASPI, creating simplified content from complicated scientific papers, challenges of having your research published, reliable platforms where public can access research papers, countering misleading information in mainstream media, dealing with criticism while pushing the boundaries of research, gaining muscle and losing fat on a ketogenic diet, discussion behind their recent controversial study on “The Effects of Ketogenic Dieting on Body Composition, Strength, Power and Hormonal Profiles in Resistance Training Males”, challenges of doing a feeding study, traits of a good researcher, latest researches in longevity and optimizing performance in elite athletes, problems with research using individuals who aren’t fat adapted, potentially extending the active lifespan of athletes in contact sports and mitigating traumatic brain injuries, why cycling carbs may not be optimal, implications of being in ketosis during Crossfit and potential of Targeted Ketogenic Diet in MMA, thinking of ketones as a fourth macronutrient, athletic performance using exogenous ketones, specific improvements in both non-ketogenic and ketogenic diets while supplementing with exogenous ketones, signaling and potentially anti-aging properties of ketones, future concerns with the exogenous ketone hype, varying effects of ketones in different people, different isomers of ketones, finding quality exogenous ketones in a sea of products, potential synergy of other supplements alongside exogenous ketones, the complicated definition of fat adaption, future ketogenic researches on the horizon, the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people, understanding perspective and adopting positivity and lastly, the vision and importance of changing lives with science and innovation.
Ryan Lowery earned his BS and MS in human exercise physiology and exercise and nutrition science from the University of Tampa and is currently finishing his PhD work in Health and Human Performance. Ryan was also a national champion baseball player during his time at UT. Wanting to chase a bigger vision and dreams of impacting people’s lives on a global scale, Ryan co- founded and currently serves as the President at Applied Science and Performance Institute. To date, Ryan has published over 100 papers, abstracts, and book chapters on human performance, sports nutrition and supplementation. Ryan has received numerous academic and research awards and has spoken both nationally and internationally on a variety of sports nutrition related topics.
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