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Science, Strength, and the Gut Biome w/ Dr. Jimmy Bagley, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson — Barbell Shrugged #406

Dr. Jimmy Bagley is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, and Director of the Muscle Physiology Lab, Co-Director of the Exercise Physiology Lab, and Research Director of the Strength and Conditioning Lab at SF State. Dr. Bagley teaches exercise physiology courses and his research interests include: muscle physiology, advanced cellular imaging techniques, and sport performance enhancement.

Dr. Bagley earned a PhD in Human Bioenergetics from the Human Performance Lab at Ball State University, MS in Kinesiology from Cal State University, Fullerton (CSUF), and BS in Kinesiology from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo). Additionally, he spent one year as a Visiting Scholar in the Biochemistry & Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory at CSUF prior to joining the faculty at SFSU. Dr. Bagley has published over one dozen peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Physiological Society (APS), and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Follow him on Instagram/Twitter: @MusclePhysLab

Minute Breakdown:

0-10 – Is virtual reality fitness real?

11-20 – Cell physiology and gut biome 

21-30 – Supplementing gut bacteria

31-40 – Metabolic Flexibility

41-50 – Measuring muscle fibers in sedentary and active people

51 -60 – Ideal muscle fiber for CrossFit

Dr. Jimmy Bagley on Instagram

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