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The Peter Attia Drive

Apr 22, 2019

In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter answers a wide range of questions from readers and podcast listeners. Bob Kaplan, Peter’s head of research, asks the questions. If you’re listening on a podcast player, you’ll be able to hear a preview of the AMA.

If you’re a subscriber, you can watch or listen to this full episode on our website at the AMA #5 show note’s page.

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Questions are pulled from the AMA section on the website ( Any subscriber is welcome to submit questions.

We discuss:

  • Coronary calcium score: what it means and how to interpret your results [1:15];
  • How to train for the “centenarian olympics” [18:00];
  • Explaining the blood glucose response to various types of exercise [35:30];
  • The Tabata protocol [43:15];
  • Exercising on a ketogenic (or low-carb) diet: performance, muscle glycogen, adaptation, and more [49:30];
  • The work of Dr. Gabor Maté and its impact on Peter [54:15];
  • What's the best book you've read in the past year? [55:45];
  • What is “pattycakes?” [59:00];
  • What is the latest and greatest of egg boxing [59:30]; and
  • More.

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