Episode 187: Dr. Andy Galpin - Life, Fibre Typing, and Sport Science

This episodes guest is Dr. Andy Galpin.

Andy is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton.

Andy has a degree in Exercise Science, a Masters degrees in Human Movement Sciences, and a PhD  Human Bioenergetics.

He now focuses his attention on teaching classes (Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Designing Exercise Programs, Applied Strength and Conditioning, Athlete Assessment and Measurement, etc.) and running the BMEP lab (which studies the acute responses and chronic adaptations of human skeletal muscle in response to high force/velocity/power and fatiguing exercise from the whole body, down to the individual muscle fiber and even into the individual DNA. The team does this by taking muscle biopsies from non-athletes and elite athletes from different backgrounds (e.g. normal college student, MMA fighter, Boxer, Weightlifter, etc.) and use highly sophisticated laboratory techniques and equipment to address questions about single fiber "type", size, function, protein quantity, diameter, mitochondria, and myonuclear function. You can get all of our published research here.

On this episode Andy and I discuss:

  • Andy's background & Influences 
  • Andy and I discuss having perspective and context in life
  • What are the good and not so good things that Andy currently see's with the physical preparation and sport science professions, and what solutions would he offer for the not so good things he is seeing
  • I ask Andy what are the biggest myths that he consistently hears within Sport Science
  • I ask Andy to discuss everything around Fibre typing
  • Andy and I discussed experience vs expertise
  • I ask Andy about Fibre type transition 
  • I ask Andy - what have been the biggest lessons he has learned so far in his life
  • I ask Andy - How does his learn?
  • I ask Andy for his top resource
  • I ask Andy for his top life advice
  • I ask Andy for his top and current book recommendations
  • I ask Andy if he only had 1 year left on Planet Earth - how would he spend that year and why?
  • I ask Andy if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?


This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,



Show Notes:

Website - andygalpin.com

Facebook - Andy Galpin

Twitter - @DrAndyGalpin 

Instagram - drandygalpin

YouTube - Andy Galpin


Books Mentioned:

Demon Haunted World


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People and Resources Mentioned:

Eric Cressey

Ben Bruno

Mike Robertson

Bret Contreras

Mike Boyle

Brad Schoenfeld

Greg Nuckols

Mike Israetel

Carl Sagan

Carol Dweck

Shrugged Collective

Chris Moore

Doug Larson

Mike Bledsoe

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