27. Apr


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 creatine. Some of the topics we discussed where:

1.What is creatine?
2. What are the advantages to supplement with creatine on performance?

3. Are there any benefits to general health?

4. What is the best form of creatine?

5.Dosage, timing, loading and absorption. 

6.We also discussed creatine supplementation and satellite cells.




About the author:

Juma Iraki

Juma Iraki is a certified Personal Trainer and holds a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Sciences. He has also completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition through the International Olympic Committee and is currently doing his Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at The University of Stirling.

He is the CEO of Iraki Nutrition AS and Head of Nutrition at AFPT where he lectures in Sports Nutrition. He also works as a business consultant for Proteinfabrikken in Norway and as a sports nutritionist for the National Judo Federation in Norway.