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  • Relationship between SVJ and training sensitivity and relationship between squat/DL

    1. What is the relationship between SVJ and “training sensitivity”? It intuits well that there’s at least some correlation, but how robust do you think it is? Is it possible for someone with a 20 inch SVJ to be very training sensitive and have both higher athleticism ceiling and a lower athleticism floor than someone with a 30 inch SVJ who is not training sensitive?

    2. True or False: It is not possible to increase the deadlift without increasing the squat (at least, not past the very early novice phase), because it is not possible to accumulate enough stress to the relevant muscle groups by deadlifting only while avoiding blunting one’s progress by over-fatiguing the lower back.

    3. Why is it important that macronutrient content be distributed evenly across each of the 3-5 meals a day? As long as each meal has enough leucine content to trigger MPS, why does it matter wether someone eats Meal 1: 80g protein, meal 2: 20g protein (one scoop of whey) meal 3: 20g protein, meal 4: 80 g protein vs. 4 50g protein meals. On on-workout days, why is it important that carbs are distributed evenly? Just digestion?

    As always, thank you all for your patient, thoughtful replies.

  • #2
    Hey Evanther,

    Thanks for the post.

    1) I'm not sure. I haven't seen this addressed anywhere specifically in the literature so I'd just be guessing. I actually think you'd see quite a bit of heterogeneity amongst good responders to strength training, as those who are strong or who will become strong are not always extremely explosive. This suggests there are other traits- genetic and environmental- that go into being very responsive to training. I would suggest that those who are very strong are probably above average, but not necessarily outliers.

    2) False.

    3) It doesn't really.
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    • #3
      Evanther I recommend two papers regarding question 3

      Recent Perspectives Regarding the Role of Dietary Protein for the Promotion of Muscle Hypertrophy with Resistance Exercise Training, 2018

      They wrote a similar paper in 2015, be sure to get the latest one. This paper answers your protein question extensively, about how much protein you should eat, and why is that. How to distribute protein intake during the day to get 'optimal' result

      International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: Diets and Body Composition

      By Alan Aragon and Brad Schoenfeld, big names and really comprehensive paper, this paper should answer most dietary questions from Jordan's IG live, like keto and intermittent diet etc.