On March 12, 2010, Coach Greg Glassman and a small crew visited Dr. Scott Connelly in the Los Angeles offices of Progenex. The intent was to tap into Dr. Connelly’s vast knowledge of metabolism, particularly as it relates to long-term fitness and health.
The result was over 90 minutes of education about the relationships among glucose, insulin, ATP, protein, body weight and health. This is a dense, fast-moving presentation worthy of multiple viewings. Topics include:
* Why a calorie is not just a calorie.
* How insulin resistance was evolutionarily beneficial.
* How “dieting” can make you fatter.
* What happens when you hit the calcium wall.
Part 1 - 34min 56sec
Part 2 - 30min 14sec
Part 3 - 36min 7sec
About Dr. Connelly (from Progenex):
A summa cum laude graduate in neuro-physiology from Boston University, Dr. Scott Connelly went on to obtain his medical degree and subsequent post-graduate training in the allied disciplines of internal medicine, anesthesiology and intensive-care/cardiovascular medicine from teaching hospitals at both the Harvard and Stanford university schools of medicine. While working with critically ill intensive-care patients at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Connelly began researching products that would help prevent their loss of muscle mass. It was while working as a senior fellow at Stanford University that he created a protein powder that he dubbed “Metamyosyn,” the base ingredient of MET-Rx.
MET-Rx pioneered a new category of bodybuilding supplements that became known as “meal-replacement powders,” or MRPs. Dr. Connelly eventually sold MET-Rx in 1999 to focus on his research into specific whey protein fractions that would create the ultimate nutritionally based formula that speeds healing, hastens recovery and improves strength. His new company, Progenex, and its subsequent sports formulations, are the culmination of that research.
Dr. Connelly is the namesake of UCLA’s Connelly Laboratory for Applied Nutritional Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Nutrition, and is the author of Body RX: Dr. Scott Connelly’s 6-Pack Prescription.