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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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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

How to Boost Muscle Growth in 3 Weeks & The Color of Winning

6/8/2021
A discussion on "trusting the experts", what to do to increase muscle growth, the real way to beat stress, and the color that'll rev you up the most during workouts. On Our Minds What does "trust the experts" even mean when they turn out to be wrong later on or when experts disagree with one another? We get into it. Quiz • Stress, Thinking, and Petting Dogs: Study • Hot Bath and Health: Study • Pink Drinks: Study • Sad Movies and Music: Study • Married Sex: Study Newsflash Have you...

Duration:00:54:48

Why Supplement-Haters are Liars & How Exercise Really Affects Your Appetite

5/25/2021
The inside story about supplements, breaking news about mental health, and the only fun way to control your diet. On Our Minds There's nothing more controversial than supplements... at least in the world of fitness. And it's easy to see why. There are a lot of worthless products on the market that can't do what a healthy diet can do, and there are a lot of people looking for a quick fix rather than improving their nutrition and lifestyle. But there are a lot of nutrients that you simply...

Duration:00:51:57

Avoid This 2-Hour Testosterone Killer, Weirdo Fitness Stalkers & Nipple Science

5/11/2021
The food that significantly drops testosterone, how cute animal pictures affect your feelings toward your significant other, the sex robot study, the story about CrossFit stalkers, and how your coworkers and friends could be ruining your nutrition. On Our Minds Chris shares an article from The Morning Chalk Up that's so creepy, he can't get it off his mind: ARTICLE So we discuss that as well as the ins and outs of social media, why it's exhausting, and how fit pros use it. Quiz This...

Duration:00:43:45

The Anti-Aging Life Hack, Antibodies & Broken Heart Syndrome

4/27/2021
The easiest way to slow aging, our experience with covid, flying poo particles, broken heart cures, and more! On Our Minds We finally caught the virus everyone's been talking about. So here's how long science says we'll be immune to it: STUDY And here's what researchers say about how long your immunity lasts should you choose to get the jab: INFO There's so much contradicting info that we'll be the first to admit that we know nothing... except that sunlight appears to helpful in fighting...

Duration:00:45:13

The Woke Want Us Fatter & Unexpected Turn-Ons

4/7/2021
What happens when nutrition advice goes woke? The unhealthy dish out bad advice. We talk about one eye-rolling example, then get into the cognitive effects of steroid use and some really weird places to get horny. On Our Minds (1:37) We discuss the cookbook (diet book?) we've been working on for those who want lean, muscular bodies. Then we address an article about a cookbook author who seems to believe that those who lower the fat or carbs in a recipe are fat-phobic. Check out both the...

Duration:00:41:48

Partial Reps, Deadlift Fixes & Photogenic D-Pics

2/15/2021
On Our Minds (0:48) We start with a correction on last week's one-kettlebell workout, an update on the tuna at Subway, and a promotion for my (Dani's) new T-Nation article: How Fat Are You? Let's Find Out! Plus, we get into some deadlifting strength standards, and why my one rep max has stalled out... but I'm not sure if I should care. Quiz (12:08) This week's quiz is all about the edgy terminology young, single people use when they're talking about dating and sex. Is it raunchy? Yes....

Duration:00:37:22

The One-Kettlebell Workout, Erection Perfection & Avocado Science

2/8/2021
On Our Minds (0:42) If you only had one kettlebell or dumbbell, could you figure out a way to have a great workout? We share what we'd do and talk about Coach Dan John's epic article from 2004, The One Dumbbell Workout. Also... check out the model in those old photos. (It's Chris!) Quiz (11:48) This week's quiz is a hodgepodge of health and relationship science. If you'd like to take a closer look at the topics we discussed, here they are: • Spouses and TV Time • Spoiled Pets • Brain...

Duration:00:39:41

The Biggest Lesson for Hardcore Lifters & Food for Higher T Levels

2/1/2021
On Our Minds (0:45) Do we need to make our future selves disabled in order to prove how "hardcore" we are now? We dive into this topic and discuss solutions for getting off what Seth Godin calls the hedonic treadmill. Listen here. We also talked about how dopamine affects motivation and why that could be the reason people continue chasing goals and letting those goals wreck them. Here's a scholarly article on dopamine. Quiz (11:50) This one's on all things food, fat loss, romance, and...

Duration:00:37:18

Can Weed Boost Testosterone & Is Self-Esteem a Health Hoax?

1/18/2021
On Our Minds (0:41) If you have high self-esteem does that automatically make you healthy? That's what Cosmo magazine seems to be saying. The publication shared 11 women's stories, and then labeled them all as healthy on their magazine cover. In big bold font. Check it out. What they didn't include in the article was any valid health markers. There were no blood tests, heart rate metrics, nor was there any real proof of physical wellness: just stories about self esteem. So what is it that...

Duration:00:43:36

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