#54 - Female Sex Hormones, Muscle Proteins, and Human Performance w/ Dr. Irene Tobias

Inside The Mind with Misbah Haque

Aug 22 2017 • 1 hr 18 mins

Dr. Irene Tobias joins us this week to drop more science! She is a PhD Biochemist and an MIT alumna who is a part of Dr. Andy Galpin’s team. In this episode, we dig into her specialty of research, which includes the study of a molecule called AMPK.

We also have some dialogue around female sex hormones and how it relates to performance and training. She shares a personal story about preserving fertility for those who are trying to pursue a career while balancing the idea of having kids. Her passion for science shines through in this conversation, which made this such an enjoyable conversation.


Show Notes:

  • (8:25): Studying high performers
  • (12:25): Challenges with funding for research
  • (16:54): Technology to measure protein in single muscle fibers
  • (24:41): Women in studies
  • (31:51): “Window of Gains”
  • (36:18): Female sex hormones and how it relates to training and performance
  • (41:27): Preserving your fertility


Resources we may have talked about:

  • AMPK: The Master Metabolic Regulator That’s Activated By Exercise
  • The Body Of Knowledge
  • http://www.andygalpin.com


How to Connect with Irene Tobias:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrIreneTobias
CrossFit: https://games.crossfit.com/athlete/89213


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