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April 22, 2023

Women are Not Small Men

with podcast guest

Dr. Stacy Sims


Stacy T. Sims, Ph.D., is an applied researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions. During Stacy’s tenure at Stanford, she had the opportunity to translate earlier research into consumer products and a science-based layperson’s book, ROAR, written to explain sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan.

In this episode, we talk about how women’s and men’s bodies respond differently to exercise and sports training, how we should be exercising, popular diet trends and why they are problematic, the effect of the contraceptive pill on muscle gain, her top supplement recommendation for everyone, and so much more!

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  • How Stacy became a leading authority on training and exercising with female physiology
  • Why Stacy coined the term “women are not small men”
  • Stacy’s top tips for fueling your body in and around training
  • The shocking research about intermittent fasting and training for women
  • How the ketogenic diet might be negatively impacting your cycle and exercise goals
  • Signs that you’re not fueling your body enough
  • Simple steps to start fuelling your body appropriately
  • The benefits of using branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)
  • The impact of oral contraceptives on athletic performance
  • Unpacking common myths around periods and exercise
  • Distinguishing between performance and training
  • Why does Stacy recommend creatine for supplementation?
  • What you need to know about iron supplementation
  • Exciting changes in the Femtech space


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