Dr. Tim Allerton (email: timallerton [at] gmail [dot] com) is a postdoctoral fellow for the National Institute of Health and Pennington Biomedical Research Center conducting research on metabolic resiliency. Tim earned his bachelor degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University thereafter he earned his master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Tim earned his PhD in Exercise Physiology from LSU where his research focused on metabolic flexibility in response to acute bouts of exercise. He was recently named a National Scholar for the American Kinesiology Association and is also an experienced trainer with over 10 years of experience working with clients and corporations. Tim is the founder of HIT Lab, inc – a metabolic testing and consulting service.
- The effect that HIT/HIIT has on metabolic flexibility and fat loss
- The benefits of HIT over and above strength and muscle hypertrophy
- How to increase the rate of fat loss
- And much more!
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- Tim’s background [05:55]
- What is metabolic flexibility? [10:05]
- How effective is HIIT/HIT for fat loss? [15:20]
- How to refine workouts over a training career for optimal outcomes [18:33]
- The benefits of HIT over and above strength and muscle hypertrophy [23:50]
- How does HIT improve insulin sensitivity? [27:05]
- Is there any benefit to fasting after HIT? [29:30]
- Are there any downsides to a short fast after HIT? [34:30]
- The effect of regular movement on fat loss [38:35]
- Tim’s personal workout regimen [43:45]
- Tim’s thoughts on training frequency [47:30]
- Tim thoughts on effective training protocols for untrained populations [58:30]
- Tim’s thoughts on effective diet interventions [59:54]
- How to increase the rate of fat loss [1:03:20]
- How I’ve managed to improve my body composition with diet [1:05:20]
- Tim’s diet [1:08:55]
Selected Links from the Episode
- Krebs cycle
- High Intensity Training
- High intensity interval training
- Doug McGuff’s Big 5
- Body By Science by Dr Doug McGuff and John R. Little (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Tim Ferriss (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- Frequency: The Overlooked Resistance Training Variable for Inducing Muscle Hypertrophy?
- The Real Truth About Maximizing Muscle Gain
- Pretreatment fasting plasma glucose and insulin modify dietary weight loss success: results from 3 randomized clinical trials
- Ketogenic Diet
- Part 1 – How A 50-Year-Old Is Using A Zero-Carb Diet To Break Two World Records On The Same Day
- Part 2: How A 50-Year-Old Is Using A Zero-Carb Diet To Break Two World Records On The Same Day
- Ryan Hall (Listen to our episodes here: Part 1 and Part 2)
- Arthur Jones
- Tim Ferriss
- Ted Naiman (Listen to our podcast here)
- Dr Doug McGuff (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
- Brad Schoenfeld (Listen to our episode here)
- Jeremy Loenneke (Listen to our episode here)
- James Steele PhD (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
- Shawn Baker MD (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1 and Part 2)
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