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Fitness, marriage, food, sex.... and fart jokes. Drop the fat pants and join us – fitness writers Chris and Dani Shugart – for a variety show. Hear the latest research. Play a game. Check out our weird discoveries. And find out what to grab at the store. We've got a combined 25 years of editing and interviewing the experts (doctors, coaches, and nutrition specialists) and have written some of the highest-read fitness-related articles on the internet.

Fitness, marriage, food, sex.... and fart jokes. Drop the fat pants and join us – fitness writers Chris and Dani Shugart – for a variety show. Hear the latest research. Play a game. Check out our weird discoveries. And find out what to grab at the store. We've got a combined 25 years of editing and interviewing the experts (doctors, coaches, and nutrition specialists) and have written some of the highest-read fitness-related articles on the internet.

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United States

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Podcasts

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Fitness, marriage, food, sex.... and fart jokes. Drop the fat pants and join us – fitness writers Chris and Dani Shugart – for a variety show. Hear the latest research. Play a game. Check out our weird discoveries. And find out what to grab at the store. We've got a combined 25 years of editing and interviewing the experts (doctors, coaches, and nutrition specialists) and have written some of the highest-read fitness-related articles on the internet.

Twitter:

@DaniShugart

Language:

English

Contact:

325-829-7179


Episodes

The 8 Am Workout Advantage, Health Vs Paranoia & The Wedding Ring Paradox

1/11/2021
On Our Minds A person could go crazy being scared of every potential toxin and pollutant in the world. But are there some things worth avoiding? We get into the details of a few products we avoid and why. And if you'd like to take a deeper dive, check out these articles: The New Chemicals That Make You Store Fat The T-Killing Toxins Quiz This week's quiz is all about marriage and health... and healthy marriage. See if you can get all the answers correctly! Here are the topics we...

Duration:00:40:38

8 Ways to Beat The Sads, The 32-Hour Metabolic Fix & Toxic Coffee Cups

1/4/2021
On Our Minds (0:45) Feeling a little down is SO common this time of year that there's a term called, "the January blues". Can you relate? If so, you're in good company. Luckily there are a ton of ways to fight it. Here are the 8 things we discussed. 1. Vitamin D 2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids 3. Breakfast 4. Red Meat 5. Magnesium 6. Low Testosterone 7. Negative Thoughts 8. Alcohol Clearly there more things that could go on this list like nature, exercise, dogs, etc. So make your own or...

Duration:00:36:26

Nature's Female Viagra, A Two-Minute Heart Test & The Ultimate Sex Lamp

12/28/2020
On Our Minds (0:44) Can women rev up their sex drive with one common vitamin? Dani shares what happened when she was trying to improve her immunity. This discovery could mean one of these two things: 1. Filling a deficiency may make women's sexual health better. OR 2. This vitamin has special properties that can make the average woman get a case of "the hornies" when intake is bumped up on occasion. For more info on the female libido, check out Dani's new article, More Sex, Better Sex...

Duration:00:35:16

Best Of: Quizzes!

12/21/2020
Test your knowledge (or just your memory) by playing along with some of our favorite quizzes! And if you're able to get all of the questions right, drop us a note. Find Chris on Twitter, find Dani on Instagram. Or head over to fitpantspodcast.com to leave a comment and see the full show notes!

Duration:00:35:56

How to Stay Sexy During a Layoff & The Truth About Training Obsession

12/14/2020
On Our Minds What can you do to keep from gaining fat during a layoff? We answer a listener's question about staying lean while recovering from surgery. But this info applies no matter what's keeping you from getting your regularly-scheduled workouts. Quiz Can you pass our quiz on insane celebrity transformations? If you've been keeping up with entertainment news, you'll probably ace this. (Or at least beat Dani.) Newsflash A recent study shows that there are two types of runners: Those...

Duration:00:41:30

The New Spot Reduction, Big Ass Calves & The Silent Muscle Killer

12/7/2020
On Our Minds: Is spot reduction impossible? That's what most people say, but it seems like there's a little more to it. Check out our experiences and what a few (more progressive) coaches are saying. Quiz: It's all about exercise science. How does HIIT affect your sleep if you do it before bed? What do big calves have to do with life expectancy? What's the best way to isolate the hamstrings? Test your knowledge, then get the details on these questions and more! Newsflash: You constantly...

Duration:00:44:41

How to Keep Fat off Forever, Happiness Science & How to Tell if He'll Cheat

11/30/2020
On Our Minds: We delve into some of the worst fitness advice ever and counter it with what will really work for long-term leanness. Quiz: What are the commonalities among happy people? How often do they have sex, what kind of music do they listen to, how spontaneous or routine are their lives, and what activities do they participate in? Take the quiz and find out! Newsflash: How does your voice affect your sex life? Well, according to new research, if you're a dude, you're more likely to...

Duration:00:44:42

Power Abs, No-Diet Food Rules & The Ugly Science of Beauty

10/26/2020
• What's the best solution if you struggle with workout consistency? Hear what ab-building program Dani is using to build, not just abs, but consistency. • Who diets more: women with good looking husbands or men with good looking wives? Take this quiz on physical beauty and "very ugly" populations according to actual researchers! • Will nutrition rules destroy your life... or lead to a lean, healthy body? We discuss a survey, a study on weight loss success, the nutrition rules that work...

Duration:00:52:21

Burn 4 Pounds of Belly Fat, Beat the Friend Zone & Lift Like a Woman

10/19/2020
• Listener question: What are the best strategies that'll help you break out of the friend zone? We get to the bottom of it. • Game time: How should women train differently than men? Take this quiz that covers women's fitness and other lady-centric stats. • Newsflash: What type of cardio can burn up to 4 pounds of fat (in only three workouts per week)? Hear about the study that compared this type of workout to long distance cardio. • The Shugart Cart: What sugar-free dipping sauce rivals...

Duration:00:42:01

Full Body Workouts Vs. Splits, Assertiveness Lessons & All Kinds of Drugs

10/12/2020
• How can you get what you want without being a turd? We get into the differences between assertiveness, passiveness, aggressiveness.... and passive aggressiveness. • What infamous drug was called "mommy's little helper" and what drug are mommies using today? Take our quiz on drugs throughout history. • Do full body workouts actually build more muscle than body part splits? Chris found a study showing that it just might. • What book will help you win any argument? We discuss the art of...

Duration:00:40:47

The Whole Foods Fiasco, Weight Training Ouchies & Relationship Red Flags

10/5/2020
• Is obesity caused by ignorance and poor choices? Hear about the controversial statements the CEO of Whole Foods made, and the backlash that came from it. Plus, get our take! • What strength sport causes the most injuries and what old advice are experts telling people to ignore now? Take our quiz on athletic injuries! • What five questions can determine whether or not your relationship will last? Answer these somewhat uncomfortable things with me and hear what psychologists are saying. •...

Duration:00:52:19

The Best Exercise for Getting Jacked & Three Signs She's Flirting With You

9/28/2020
• What exercise trains your full body from head to toe? Hint: You pick up the weight and walk. Get the details on our favorite ways to do it. • Can you pass our quiz on the latest studies in health, fitness, relationships and psychology? Give it a shot! • What are the three signs someone is flirting with you? Hear what researchers had to say. • How good are you at accepting compliments? Find out how it affects the way people perceive you. • Does your skin need a little glow? We've got...

Duration:00:47:27

The 20-Reps Method, Poop Pills for Weight Loss & Steamy Movie Scenes

9/21/2020
• What's a fun way to get strong and build work capacity at the same time? Try the 20-reps method for a crazy challenge that'll help with both goals. • What sex and romance scenes do people most want to recreate in their own lives? Take the quiz and see if you can beat my score! • Could a fecal transplant help you keep weight off? Hear about a recent study researchers did on dieters and their gut microbiome. • What zero-carb sugar substitute do you need to grab at the store? It's great...

Duration:00:40:05

Discipline Overload, Creepy Phobias & The Riskiest Pill

9/14/2020
• At what point does discipline become disordered and are diets really a bad thing? We get into the details. • Is it fear or phobia? See if you can pass our quiz on the crazy things people run from. • What common over-the-counter drug can cause you to take bigger risks and lower your sense of empathy? Bonus: It might be the perfect solution for the risk-averse. • What weird plush toy do you need to buy for the millennial in your life? • And what training gadget do you need to add to your...

Duration:00:45:51

Hip Dip Deception, The Big D & Symptoms of Female Hysteria

9/7/2020
• Is the "hip dip" a real problem and should you try to fix it? We have an in-depth discussion on butts: genetic factors, body fat distribution, societal obsession, and more. • What weird and terrible things did doctors prescribe to women who were diagnosed with female hysteria? Take our quiz on archaic cures of the past. • Can you have low vitamin D levels even if you're supplementing with it? Yep. Find out why you may not be absorbing the vitamins and minerals you're taking. • What...

Duration:00:47:20

Women Packing Heat, Spuds For a Leaner Body & The Supplement for Wood

8/31/2020
• Why are more people than ever heading to their local gun store? We discuss the uptick in gun ownership, the sport of shooting, and the most literal form of women's empowerment. • What tree-extract gives men wood? Take our quiz on health supplements and get the details on pills and potions designed for muscle growth, life extension, erections, and more. • How do potatoes lead to a leaner body? Well, they don't directly cause fat loss, but research shows how they can keep you from...

Duration:00:39:58

5 No-Brainer Carb Strategies, Master Any Skill Faster & Lifts of Legends

8/3/2020
• What are the best ways to manipulate carbs without trying that hard? We discuss a few of our favorite strategies. • How well do you know your exercises? Take a quiz on lifts named after the icons who came up with them. • What's the fastest way to learn any physical skill according to research? Find out so you can dominate your next challenge. • Speaking of challenges, when's the last time you did 60 deadlifts? Hear about the half-hour deadlift challenge, then give it a shot. Got...

Duration:00:43:18

The Main Personality Trait of Winners & The Big Fat Inclusivity Hoax

7/28/2020
• Do fitness websites need to show more "relatable" looking bodies? As the CCO of T-Nation.com, Chris keeps getting asked why average bodies aren't featured more often. So we get into the details. • Does having a lower voice make a woman more attractive... or less? Take this relationship/nutrition/psychology quiz and see if you can beat Dani's score! • What personality trait keeps you from quitting? Navy seals and marines were studied to see what makes people the most resilient. And the...

Duration:00:53:14

The Happy Pill, Cardio Timing & The Science-Backed Body Image Booster

7/20/2020
• Is inflammation the REAL reason everyone's pissed off these days? We talk about how combatting it (with this stuff) will make you a happier, more relaxed person. • If muscle growth is your main goal, when should you do cardio? Take the quiz on exercise, fitness, lifting and weed. • What's the best science-backed solution for feeling better about your body? Hint: it won't just brainwash you with baseless affirmations, it'll turn you into a stronger, more confident, sexier beast. • What...

Duration:00:37:27

How to Have Constant Energy, Dogs vs. Sex & The Dinner that Makes You Fat

7/14/2020
• Which common problem makes 20% of women feel drained? And what's making men over 40 so tired these days? • How does owning a dog affect your sex life and how many people choose their canine companions over their partners? • Can dinnertime affect your metabolism? We get into the latest research. • And what workout accessory will build your back and spare your joints? Find out about the Bazooka bar and why we're loving it. Got questions, comments, ideas, or feedback? Find us on social!...

Duration:00:40:24