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Exercise scientist @HarborUCLA. Author, The Skeptic’s Guide To Sports Science. Columnist @SkeptInquirer/@UltrarunningMag. ''Dogged pseudoscience debunker.''
May 17, 2023 5 tweets 4 min read
If you're training for #muscle strength, power, or hypertrophy, STOP ice bathing after your sessions. It's almost certainly diminishing your returns. 1/5
#strength #training Evidence summary -> Image Exhibit 1. Cold-water immersion blunts the muscle's anabolic response to strength training. @JPhysiol @LlionARoberts 2/5 Image
Feb 15, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
Our new case study highlights why it's important for physicians to better understand the body's response to #exercise #training. 🧵1/5

🔓… #medicine #liver #physiology @theliverdr In Oct 2021, I had a routine blood test that revealed elevated liver enzymes. A later blood test with a different doctor showed the liver panel was "elevated and worsening", more than double the normal range for some variables. 2/5
May 28, 2022 13 tweets 6 min read
𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 #vitaminD paper.
"The originally-published data are inaccurate and a complete set of corrected data is not available."

Here's a thread to outline the worrying data irregularities that led to this retraction.
#exercise #science #nutrition #research 🧵1/13 First and foremost, you can read here the full EIC retraction notice: ♾…

♾And my "Letter to The Editor" in which I describe in more detail the most serious/perplexing issues:
Oct 14, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
I was asked recently to provide some examples of health and fitness marketing that makes false claims and/or exploits human biases. I came up with a billion examples. Here are just 6:

#science #skepticism #criticalthinking #exercise #health 1/6. All-natural #wheyprotein. It exploits the irrational cognitive bias towards natural products.
Oct 12, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
The official #Olympics website endorsing #cryotherapy as an effective form of post-exercise recovery. Despite the fact the literature is very unimpressive, littered with low-quality studies, and tiny effects. #IOC

#science #pseuodscience #sport #exercise… A Cochrane review says it concisely: ImageImage