Podcast with Prof. Darryn Willoughby
Darryn S. Willoughby is a Professor of health, human performance and recreation and directs Baylor University's Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory. He studies molecular physiology and biochemistry of exercise and nutrition, cellular and molecular physiology of muscle, exercises and sport nutrition, neuromuscular exercise physiology and strength training and sport conditioning.
After receiving his bachelor's degree in health and fitness from Tarleton State University in 1986, he earned his master of education degree there in 1989. He earned his doctoral degree in neuromuscular exercise physiology and biochemistry from Texas A&M University in 1993.
Prof. Willoughby specifically researches the effects of training and nutritional intervention on the physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle strength, hypertrophy and atrophy in athletes. He has published articles on his findings in Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and Journal of Medicinal Food.
Prof. Willoughby is a certified sport nutritionist, exercise physiologist, nutrition specialist and strength and conditioning specialist. He is a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, the American Society of Exercise Physiologists and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has been on the Baylor faculty since 2002. He is also a GBO professional bodybuilder competing at the master's level.
In this podcast, Prof. Willoughby and I discussed fasted cardio. Some of the things we discussed are:
1.What is the proposed benefit of doing cardio fasted?
2.Why do you think low intensity fasted cardio is popular amongst bodybuilders and in the fitness industry?
3.Does substrate utilisation during exercise have an effect on body composition?
4.You recently conducted a study on fasted cardio. Can you tell us more about that?