Christopher B. Scott PhD is a Professor of Exercise, Health & Sport Sciences at the University of Southern Maine. As a working exercise physiologist, Professor Scott continues a 35-year career in fitness, science, medicine and academia. His current teaching priorities reside within the Exercise Science program at the University of Southern Maine with a research agenda that focuses primarily on the estimation of the energy costs of strength, speed and power related exercise and activities. He has published over 60 research-related articles in peer-reviewed journals, mentoring dozens of students in the process. His findings on how exercise best contributes to weight loss are unique and informative, being presented both in the United States and International venues.
Chris Scott is a leading contributor to the field of exercise physiology and is the author of a textbook on the subject, “A Primer for the Exercise and Nutrition Sciences: Thermodynamics, Bioenergetics, Metabolism” (Human Press, 2008). His research agenda focuses primarily on the energy costs of strength, speed and power-related activities.
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Contact Chris via email: cscott [at] maine [dot] edu
In this episode we cover:
- The amount of energy different exercise activities actually expend
- How exercise may be able to help prevent long-term fat gain
- The massive health benefits derived from HIT/HIIT and why it’s the most important exercise activity to undertake
- and much more
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- How do Chris’s methods for measuring energy expenditure differ compared to traditional models? [4:50]
- The response and criticism Chris has received from the scientific community [10:10]
- How different exercise modalities have varied energy expenditure [12:20]
- Can you increase your metabolic rate with regular exercise? [17:20]
- How exercise may be able to prevent long-term fat gain [19:15]
- What exercise protocols expend the most energy? [25:10]
- How many calories do specific exercises burn? [29:55]
- The outcomes from an insane weighted squat energy expenditure study [41:00]
- What has Chris changed his mind about regarding exercise in recent memory [47:10]
- Research funding challenges [50:25]
- Chris’s current projects [52:20]
- How to contact Chris [57:00]
- Final thoughts [58:50]
Selected Links from the Episode
- Afterburn Effect: Burn 500+ Calories from 10 Minutes of Exercise? (Builtlean.com)
- Oxygen Costs Peak after Resistance Exercise Sets: A Rationale for the Importance of Recovery over Exercise
- Smith machine
- High intensity training
- Body by Science: A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week by Dr Doug McGuff and John R. Little (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- Discover Strength
- Tabata Training
- The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists — Dr. Martin Gibala
- A Primer for the Exercise and Nutrition Sciences: Thermodynamics, Bioenergetics, Metabolism by Christopher Scott PhD (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- James Steele PhD (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
- Antoine Lavoisier
- Dr Doug McGuff (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
- Gary Taubes (Listen to our podcast here)
- James Fisher PhD (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
- Luke Carlson (Listen to our episodes here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)
- Martin Gibala