Episode 216: Dr. Tommy Wood - Optimizing health and longevity

This episodes guest is Dr. Tommy Wood from Nourish Balance Thrive and Physicians for Ancestral Health.

Tommy Wood is a Senior Fellow in the Pediatrics Department at the University of Washington, and Chief Scientific Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes.

Tommy was born in the US to Icelandic and British parents (which means he has three passports in two different names). He was predominantly raised in the UK, but also spent periods of time at school in Iceland, Germany, and France. Tommy received a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge before studying medicine at the University of Oxford. He worked as a junior doctor in central London for two years after medical school, and then moved to Norway to complete a PhD in physiology and neuroscience at the University of Oslo.

Tommy is currently President-elect of Physicians for Ancestral Health, he is a director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Icelandic Health Symposium, and is on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance. Tommy has also coached and competed in multiple sports including rowing, CrossFit, powerlifting, and ultra-endurance racing. Alongside his career in medicine and research, Tommy has published and spoken on multiple topics surrounding functional and ancestral approaches to health, including examining the root causes of multiple sclerosis and insulin resistance.

On this episode Tommy and I discuss:

  • Tommy's background
  • We discuss the difference between health and performance
  • I ask Tommy can an individual still attain a high level of athletic performance and overall health?
  • I ask Tommy about nutrition's role for fat loss, hypertrophy, sports performance, and health and how it will differ between there goals
  • We discuss the importance of circadian biology in health optimization 
  • We discuss the importance of peripheral circadian regulators such as meal timing, exercise, social interactions
  • We discuss mitochondria's role in health and disease 
  • I ask Tommy if electrons from different foods go through different complexes inside the mitochondria
  • I ask Tommy if light increases metabolism?
  • We discuss seasonal eating within an evolutionary framework
  • We discuss EMFs
  • I ask Tommy about Physicians for Ancestral Health?
  • I ask Tommy - what is the best bang for buck test to get an insight into someones health status
  • I ask Tommy for his thoughts on SprectraCell testing
  • I ask Tommy about Phat Fibre and Hormetea
  • What are the biggest lessons Tommy has learned in his life.
  • I ask Tommy how does his learn?
  • I ask Tommy for his life advice
  • I ask Tommy if there is anything his does on a daily basis that is essential to his day?
  • I ask Tommy for his top and current book recommendations
  • I ask Tommy, if he only had 1 year left on planet earth,how would he spend that year and why?
  • I ask Tommy, 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,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - ancestraldoctors.org

Facebook - Nourish Balance Thrive

Twitter - @DrRagnar

Instagram - drtommywood

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Nourish Balance Thrive Podcast

Joe Rogan Experience #1109 - Matthew Walker

ATSW - Episode 210: Greg Potter - Circadian Rhythm masterclass

Stem Talk: Episode 47: Dr. Tommy Wood talks about neonatal brain injuries and optimizing human performance

Stem Talk: Episode 48: Dr Tommy Wood, part 2, discusses insulin resistance and the role of diet in athletic performance

 

Books Mentioned:

Why zebra's don't get ulcers

Pilgram

Red Sparrow

Behave

Unsheltered

Flight Behavior

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Chris Froome

Ben Greenfield

Joe Rogan

Jeff Volek

Steve Phinney

Jason Fung

Ancel Keys

Mattew Walker

Jack Kruse

Greg Potter

Gary Taubes

Stem Talk

Doug Wallace

Robert Sapolsky

Bryan Walsh

Bryan Walsh - Mitochondria Course

Dan Pardi

Ben House

Joseph Chilton Pearce 

Malcolm Kendrick

Peter Attia

Thomas Dayspring

Chris Masterjohn

Feast Buffet - Renton, WA, USA

John Nash

Ken Ford

Barack Obama

Richard Feynman

 

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Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

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Episode 215: Chris Korfist, Cal Dietz, and JL Holdsworth - Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR)

This episodes guests are Chris Korfist, J.L. Holdsworth, and Cal Dietz.

Unlike most facilities who are staffed by young coaches who rely on their recent playing career and “cool” factor, Slow Guy Speed School is staffed by Chris Korfist, a “sprint guru” with an international following.

With over 55 all-state sprinters and countless other high school all-state athletes, and over 20 years experience, he knows what is appropriate for the athlete in the room and not so concerned about what the pros are doing or someone else journey to where they got.

In fact, the methods have been so effective, Chris has consulted NFL teams, Big 10 Universities, Olympic team and U.S. Special Forces.

JL Holdsworth is a world champion powerlifter, published author and former University of Kentucky strength and conditioning coach. With over 30,000 hours of practical experience and competition best lifts of a 905 lb. squat, 775 lb. bench press, and a 804 lb. deadlift, JL is no doubt one of the strongest and most experienced strength and conditioning coaches in the industry.

JL has been the official speed and performance coach for the Major League Lacrosse, Ohio Machine, for the past 3 seasons. He is a highly sought after speaker and has presented internationally on many topics relating to human performance. He regularly consults with major collegiate, NFL and NHL programs such as The New York Jets, St. Louis Blues, University of Clemson & The Ohio State University.

In 2010 he founded The Spot Athletics and has built that small private training facility into two 20,000sq. ft. locations in the Columbus, OH area. Along with his facilities, JL is the Co-Founder of Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR), an injury prevention and performance system being used by many top sports organizations around the world.

 

Cal Dietz has been an Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. During his tenure, Dietz has trained athletes that have achieved 400+ All-American honors, Teams that have won 33 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and 10 NCAA Team Champions. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, MMA and Professional Boxing.

On this episode guys and I discuss:

  • I the guys to introduce themselves
  • I ask Cal when TriPhasic 2 is coming out
  • RPRs origins 
  • What is RPR?
  • What evidence is there to support RPR?
  • Where can people find out more about RPR and the new RPR level 1 online course
  • I ask the guys if RPR will be hosting any seminars in Europe
  • I ask the guys where people can find out more about them
  • I ask the guys what are they currently reading?

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - www.reflexiveperformance.com

Online course - RPR - Level 1

Chris Korfist:

Website - slowguyspeedschool.com

Facebook - Chris Korfist

Twitter - @korfist

Instagram - korfist1

YouTube - korfist

J.L. Holdsworth:

Website - www.thespotathletics.com

Facebook - J.L. Holdsworth

Twitter - spotathletics

Instagram - coach_jl

YouTube - The Spot Athletics - Grandview

Cal Dietz:

Website - triphasictraining.com

Facebook - Cal Dietz

Twitter - @Caldietz

Instagram - cal.dietz

YouTube - Calvin Dietz

 

Videos Mentioned:

Finding Strength: Dr. Tyrel Detweiler and Reflexive Performance Reset

Books Mentioned:

Triphasic Training II A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance (Volume 2)

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 15th Edition 

Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

How to Win Friends & Influence People

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Mike T Nelson

Douglas Heel

Dan Fichter

Dave Tate

Dr. Nick Riviera

Dr. Michael Kucera

Sean Donnelly 

Thomas Edison 

Nikola Telsa

Dr. Eric Serrano

Dr. Doug Wallace

Kelly Starrett

Mike Boyle

James Smith

American Heart Association

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Dr. Tyrel Detweiler

Keir Wenham-Flatt

Track and Football Consortium

Dr. Ben House

Paul McIlroy

Carrick Institute

Z-Health 

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Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

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Episode 214: Mladen Jovanović - HIIT training, unpredictability, and agile periodization

This episodes guest sees the reuturn of Mladen Jovanović from complementarytraining.net.

Mladen is a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia, grew up in Pula, Croatia (which he considers his home town). He was involved in physical preparation of professional, amateur and recreational athletes of various ages in sports, such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, martial arts and tennis.

In his free time he trains Boxing/MMA and lift (sometimes heavy), along with reading about statistics and learning R programming language. Some consider him an Excel wizard. He is also interested in predictive analytics/machine learning.

Mladen was on the ATSW podcast back in episode 146.

On this episode Mladen and I discuss:

  • We talk about his HIIT Maunal
  • I ask Mladen why did he decide to write about HIT and agile periodization for his first book?
  • I ask Mladen to explain what the term satisfice
  • I ask Mladen to discuss Leonard Jimmie Savage's small world vs large world
  • I ask Mladen to outline his endurance map
  • I ask Mladen to explain what are maximum sprint speed (MSS), maximum aerobic speed (MAS), and the anaerobic speed reserve (ASR)
  • Mladen outlines what tests his likes to use to get an idea of an individuals MSS, MAS, and ASR
  • I ask Mladen to explain what is a sensitivity analysis 
  • I ask Mladen what are the best way's to estimate an individuals MSS
  • I ask Mladen to discuss the different HIT methods outlined in the manual
  • I ask Mladen to outline his tempo running method and how he individualizes its prescription
  • I ask Mladen can you estimate an individuals 100m time from a flying 10?
  • I ask Mladen why total time of repeat sprints is a better indicator repeated-sprint-ability (RSA) than a fatigue drop index 
  • I ask Mladen to discuss the importance of having heuristics when planning and organizing training to navigate uncertainty 
  • I ask Mladen regarding the planning of training - What should be done? When should it done? How to minimize being wrong? Which are 3 concepts he outlines in his manual
  • I ask Mladen to discuss - Phenomenological analysis, mechanistic (or performance) analysis, and physiological analysis
  • Mladen and I discuss how principles from economics can be applied to planning the training process
  • Mladen outlines his 3 heuristics for planning training - 1). Make it simple, 2). Decrease the downside, 3). Increase the upside
  • I ask Mladen what fields outside of sports preparation did he research for the manual
  • I ask Mladen to discuss iterative planning vs up-front planning
  • Mladen and discuss "criteria-based" programming
  • I ask Mladen whats he reading?

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - complementarytraining.net

Facebook - Mladen Jovanović

Twitter - @Physical_Prep 

Instagram - physical_prep

YouTube - Mladen Jovanović

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

ATSW: Episode 146: Mladen Jovanovic - Training Philosophy, Periodization, Uncertainty in Planning, VBT and so Much More!

Rugby Strength Coach Podcast #37: Sport science, stats & skin in the game with Mladen Jovanovic

Videos Mentioned:

 

Books Mentioned:

HIIT Manual: High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization

Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training: Solutions to the Programming Puzzle

Principles 

Money: Master the game

Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, 3rd Edition

People and Resources Mentioned:

EliteFTS 

Westside Barbell

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

Tai Lopez

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Leonard Jimmie Savage

Peter Weyand 

Martin-Buchheit

Gerd Gigerenzer

A.S. Prilepin - Chart

Charlie Francis

James Smith

Ray Dalio

Tony Robbins

Boris Sheiko

Keir Wenham-Flatt

Al Vermeil

Gerald Pollock

Mike Tuchscherer

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Scott Cochran

Coursera

The Data camp

Mike Cazayoux

Jordan Peterson

HIT card Builder

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Complete Youth Training

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Episode 213: Maggie Downie - Movement as medicine

This episode guest is Maggie Downie from Personal Euphoria

Maggie Downie is a Pilates Instructor and the owner of Personal Euphoria. She has a B.A in history from Eastern Connecticut State

University and has studied Pilates since 2002. She is certified in Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Mat Pilates through STOTT Pilates. Maggie has trained in Pilates for breast cancer rehabilitation and Pilates for pre and post-natal clients, Pilates Equipment as well as injuries and special populations. She has also taken classes and trained under Pilates Elders Mary Bowen, Ron Fletcher, Jay Grimes, and Lolita San Miguel. She thinks it is a privilege to work with different bodies- whether athletes or someone doing post rehab. She has been a guest on NPR and Better CT to share and discuss her knowledge of fitness. Her enthusiastic, upbeat personality is effective in helping students become energized about health and wellness.

On this episode Maggie and I discuss:

  • Maggies background
  • What is pain?
  • I ask Maggie how she works with clients that are in pain
  • I ask Maggie who's work and research in pain has influenced her the most
  • I ask Maggie what in her opinion are the leading factors to many individuals pain
  • I ask Maggie why she wrote her book?
  • I ask Maggie about the importance of language when dealing with clients and pain
  • I ask Maggie about how she deals with individuals who really self identify with their pain
  • I ask Maggie what are the biggest things her has learned in her life and career
  • Maggie and I discuss the difference between sport and health
  • I ask Maggie what a typical day in her life is like?
  • I ask Maggie for you top resources
  • I ask Maggie for her top and current book recommendation?
  • I ask Maggie for her top life advice
  • I ask Maggie, if she only had one year left on planet earth, how would she spend that year and why?
  • I ask Maggie, if she could invite 5 people to dinner, dead and alive, who would she invite and why?

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - www.personaleuphoria.com

Facebook - Personal Euphoria Pilates

Twitter - Personal Euphoria

Instagram - personaleuphoria

YouTube - EuphoriaPilates

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

OPEX Podcast #051 - Quinn Henoch Founder of Clinical Athlete

 

Videos Mentioned:

TEDxAdelaide - Lorimer Moseley - Why Things Hurt

Lorimer Moseley Pain Research Video

Pain, the brain and your amazing protectometer - Lorimer Moseley

The Mars Generation | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Robert Sapolsky -Human Behavioral Biology course 

Books Mentioned:

Keep Moving

The Sensitive Nervous System

High Performance Training for Sports

Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Behave

Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance

Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

The Four Agreements

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Adriaan Louw

Liz Cooke

Gil Hedley

David Bulter

NOI Group

Lorimer Moseley

Greg Lehman

Stuart McGill

Jack Kruse

Precision Nutrition

San Diego Pain Summit

David Joyce

Daniel Lewindon

GWS Giants

Quinn Henoch

Bill Knowles

Robert Sapolsky 

Sean Mcgarrity

Jack White

Meg White

The White Stripes

Karl Newells - Constraints Led Approach Model

Mount Kilimanjaro

Stott Pilates 

Joseph Pilates 

Katy Bowman

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Thomas Edison 

Benjamin Franklin

Jim Al-Khalili

Eric Helms

Precision Nutrition

Lyle McDonald

Renaissance Periodization 

Elon Musk

Alan Watts

George W. Bush

Mark Twain

Michelle Obama

Ben House

Abraham Lincoln

Jacque Fresco

Martin Luther King Jr

Nelson Mandela

Jesus

Adolf Hitler

Joseph Stalin

Paul Chek

John F. Kennedy 

Teddy Roosevelt 

Jack Kruse

Pat Davidson

Functional Medicine Costa Rica

 

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Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

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Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

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Episode 212: Greg Lehman - Pain Science

This episodes guest is Greg Lehman.

Greg is a  physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model.

Greg currently teaches two 2-day continuing education courses to health and fitness professionals through out the world. Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science and Running Resiliency have been taught more than 60 times in more than 40 locations world wide.

You can read Greg's full bio here.

On this episode Greg and I discuss:

  • Greg's background 
  • Why Greg went back to physiotherapy school after becoming a chiropractor 
  • Greg's influences 
  • I ask Greg what is Pain?
  • I ask Greg where an evolutionary perspective falls within his practice?
  • I ask Greg how does he treat individuals who really self identify with their pain
  • I ask Greg about his assessment and treatment process
  • I ask Greg about health practitioners acting as long-term consultants 
  • I ask Greg for his definition of pain
  • I ask Greg about his thoughts on posture
  • I ask Greg about the use of language within rehabilitation 
  • I ask Greg about how much importance he puts on sleep, nutrition, and other lifestyle factors when dealing with pain?
  • I ask Greg for his thoughts on manual therapy and its role within the rehab puzzle
  • I ask Greg what are the biggest things he has learned in his life and career
  • I ask Greg how he learns?
  • I ask Greg for his top life advice
  • I ask Greg for his top and current book recommendations
  • I ask Greg if there is anything he does on a daily basis that is essential to his day and what a typical day looks like in his life?
  • I ask Greg how he mitigates the detrimental impacts of all the travel he does?
  • I ask Greg, if he only had one year left on planet earth, how would he spend that year and why?
  • I ask Greg, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead and 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,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - greglehman.ca

Twitter - @GregLehman

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Synapse Performance - Episode 43 – Dr. Greg Lehman – What is Pain? Is Good Posture Over-rated? Is Myofascial Release Just a Fad?

Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Greg Lehman

Videos Mentioned:

Jesus Turns Water into Funk

Books Mentioned:

Recovery Strategies eBook

Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain

Robert Jordan Books

Brandon Sanderson Books

Steven Erickson Books

The Tell-Tale Brain

Suggestible You

The Sports Gene

Endure

The Power of Habit

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Paul Chek

David Nolan

Doug Kechijian

James Fitzgerald

Dr. Stuart McGill 

Dan Pfaff

Stu McMillan 

J. Kim Ross

Maggie Downie

Lorimer Moseley

Florence Kendall

Paul Kirwan

Dr. Kieran O’Sullivan

functionalanatomyseminars.com

Andreo Spina

David Joyce

Dave O'Sullivan

Mike Leahy - ART

Donald Trump

Karl Newells - Constraints Led Approach Model

Adam Meakins

Jesus

Pablo Picasso

F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

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Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

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Episode 211: Derek Hansen - The life of a high performance sport consultant

This episodes guest is Derek Hansen from sprintcoach.com and strengthpowerspeed.com

Derek is an International Sport Performance Consultant that has been working with athletes of all ages and abilities in speed, strength and power sports since 1988. His coaching career started in Track and Field, providing instruction to sprinters of all ages eventually working with collegiate sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. His career evolved rapidly working closely with some of the top performers in the world as a coach and a consultant – including Olympic medalists, world record holders, Canadian National team athletes, and professional athletes from numerous sports. He worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Simon Fraser University for 14 years, the first non-US member of the NCAA. He also serves as a performance consultant to numerous professional teams in the NFL, NBA, MLS and NHL, as well as major NCAA Division 1 programs throughout North America, specializing in speed development, strategic performance planning, return-to-competition protocols and neuromuscular electrical stimulation programming. Derek is asked to speak on speed development and high performance training on a regular basis for major events around the world and has also authored a number of books, chapters and journal articles on these subjects.

On this episode Derek and I discuss:

  • Whats new with Derek
  • I ask Derek - What is the role of a sports performance consultant?
  • I ask Derek what is his process when he consults
  • I ask Derek how does he deal with any staff who perceive him as a treat to their role?
  • I ask Derek how does he stay in communication with his clients
  • I ask Derek does he seek feedback on his own performance as a consultant?
  • I ask Derek about what strategies he puts in place tm manage his circadian rhythms, sleep, nutrition, and exercise when his travels?
  • I ask Derek about executing some high CNS stimuli on the low days of the high/low model
  • I ask Derek what, if any, objective feedback measurements did he use when applying the High/Low model
  • I ask Derek how did Charlie develop the High/Low model?
  • I ask Derek what is he currently reading?
  • I ask Derek if there is anything he does on a daily basis that is essential to his day?
  • I ask Derek what are the biggest things he has learned since we last spoke in 2015
  • I ask Derek how he learns
  • I ask Derek how can you decide if someone is an expert?
  • I ask Derek if he wasn't Canadian, where would be like to have been from?
  • I ask Derek how he time in NYC with Pat Davidson and Doug Kechijian
  • I ask Derek, if he only had one year left on planet earth, how would he spend that year and why?
  • I ask Derek, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead and 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,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - sprintcoach.com

Website - strengthpowerspeed.com

Facebook - Derek M. Hansen

Twitter - @DerekMHansen

Instagram - derekmhansen

YouTube - Derek M Hansen

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

ATSW: Episode 197: Tim DiFrancesco - Professional sports, coaching burn-out, happiness, and fulfillment

Videos Mentioned:

Family Guy - Peter asks Macgyver for help

Books Mentioned:

High Performance Training for Sports

Game Changer

The System: Soviet Periodization Adapted for the American Strength Coach

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Mike Boyle

Fergus Connolly

Bill Hartman

Alwyn Cosgrove 

David Joyce

Daniel Lewindon

Tim DiFrrancesco

fatiguescience.com

Jeff Zeilstra

Buddy Morris

Charlie Francis

Dan Pfaff

Chris Korfish

Greg Rutherford

Stu McMillian

ALTIS

Val Nasedkin

Omegawave

Marlon Brando

Benicio del Toro

Stella Adler

Jack Nicholson

Vladimir Issurin 

Daniel Kahneman

Angie Coon

Al Vermeil

Rob Panariello

Johnny Parker

Al Miller

MacGyver

Richard Dean Anderson

Jack White

Doug Kechijian

Pat Davidson

Bruce Lee

Jim Croce

 

 

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National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

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Episode 210: Greg Potter - Circadian Rhythm masterclass

This episodes guest is Greg Potter from Humanos.me

Greg Potter's PhD work at the University of Leeds on sleep, diet, and metabolic health was featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. Greg has a BSc and an MSc in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University, where he coached a sprinter to four gold medals at the European Championships. Greg has also worked with groups such as The United States Naval Special Warfare Command on health and performance optimisation.

Greg also likes science, mountains, diving, sunshine, techno, and fish pie!

On this episode Greg and I discuss:

  • Greg's background 
  • I ask Greg how he got into circadian biology research
  • I ask Greg to explain what is a circadian rhythm?
  • I ask Greg how detrimental is artificial light, central heating within homes, and available of out of season foods on our health
  • I ask Greg to explain the concept of "social jet lag"
  • I ask Greg about the use of rodent models for sleep research and inferring these results to humans
  • I ask Greg would ape models be better to use for sleep research?
  • I ask Greg about Blind peoples circadian regulation 
  • I ask Greg about peripheral clocks and their influences
  • I ask Greg about the detrimental impact of misalignment between the central and peripheral body clocks
  • I ask Greg for his top and current book recommendation
  • And, finally I ask Greg about future topics I want to discuss with him when we do our next podcast - these include - circadian regulation and the microbiome, indoor lighting, light therapy, behaviour change, circadian rhythms impact on blood chemistry and CBC panels, and chronotypes

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - humanos.me 

Facebook - HumanOS.me

Twitter - @humanOS_me

Twitter - @GDMPotter

Instagram - humanos.me

Instagram - gdmpotter

YouTube - humanOS.me

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Underground Wellness Radio

Revolution Health Radio - Why Most People Are Sleep-Deprived and What to Do about It

Interview with Carl Lanore at Superhuman Radio

Sunlight And Fat Metabolism: A New Discovery. Podcast with Peter Light

Sigma Nutrition Radio 213: Greg Potter – Chronobiology & Chrononutrition (Research Breakdown)

Humanos Radio

 

Research and Articles Mentioned:

Sleep Strategies for Strength, Speed, and Size

Restricted feeding uncouples circadian oscillators in peripheral tissues from the central pacemaker in the suprachiasmatic nucleus

Circadian disruption: What do we actually mean?

High Caloric intake at breakfast vs. dinner differentially influences weight loss of overweight and obese women

Afternoon exercise is more efficacious than morning exercise at improving blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes: a randomised crossover trial

 

Books Mentioned:

The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush

Behave

A Short Introduction into Economics 

Why Evolution is True

Sex at Dawn 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Patrick Ward

Dan Pardi

Sean Croxton

Carl Lanore

Peter Light

Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

Prof. Dr. Till Roenneberg

Steven W. Lockley, PhD

Professor Debra J. Skene

Christopher J. Morris

Francesca Damiola

Céline Vetter

Ian MacDonald

Danny Lennon

Joe Rogan

Andrew Weil

Robert Sapolsky

Stephan Guyenet

 

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

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ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

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Episode 209: Dr. Ian Dunican - Sleep and Performance - Part 2 - sleep cycles, caffeine, and sleep disorders

This episodes is Part 2 of my discussion with Dr. Ian Dunican from Sleep4Performance.com.

For Part 1: Click here 

Ian has over 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and improvement within military, mining, rail, oil & gas and utilities. His work draws on his background in the military, the resources sector, utilities, rail industries and with elite sporting organisations.

Ian has worked with major mining companies to develop fatigue risk management strategies and systems requiring the quantification, analysis and interpretation of multiple data streams to support health, safety, financial strength and productivity. Ian has led and guided projects all over the world including Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, USA, Australia and Mongolia.

He is currently the Director of Melius Consulting/Sleep4Performance and has recently completed a PhD with the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he worked with elite sporting organisations/athletes to optimise performance. Ian is highly sought after with professional athletes, working with Olympic and elite athletes with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and professional teams in Super Rugby, Basketball, Australian Rules Football (AFL) and martial arts (judo, boxing, grappling).

On this episode Ian and I discuss:

  • We discuss 90 minute sleep cycles 
  • We discuss human biases and instant gratification 
  • We discuss caffeine and its effects on human health and performance
  • I ask Ian about caffeine effects on adenosine and sleep pressure
  • I ask Ian for his thoughts on meal timing
  • We discuss sleep disorders
  • I asked Ian about this thoughts on meal composition its effects on sleep

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - sleep4performance.com.au

Website - meliusconsulting.com.au

Facebook - Sleep4Performance

Twitter - @sleep4perform

Instagram - sleep4perform

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

 

Research and Articles Mentioned:

Caffeine use in a Super Rugby game and its relationship to post-game sleep.

The impact of meal timing on performance, sleepiness, gastric upset, and hunger during simulated night shift

Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Players in the National Football League: A Scoping Review

Prevalence of sleep disorders and sleep problems in an elite super rugby union team.

 

Books Mentioned:

Behave

The Circadian Code

People and Resources Mentioned:

Mattew Walker

Amy Bender

Dominic D'agostino

Robert Sapolsky 

Pat Davidson

Peter Kay

Greg Potter

Satchin Panda

Dr. Jack Kruse

Siobhan Banks

 

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

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ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

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Episode 208: Dr. Ian Dunican - Sleep and Performance - Part 1

This episodes guest is Dr. Ian Dunican from Sleep4Performance.com.

Ian has over 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and improvement within military, mining, rail, oil & gas and utilities. His work draws on his background in the military, the resources sector, utilities, rail industries and with elite sporting organisations.

Ian has worked with major mining companies to develop fatigue risk management strategies and systems requiring the quantification, analysis and interpretation of multiple data streams to support health, safety, financial strength and productivity. Ian has led and guided projects all over the world including Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, USA, Australia and Mongolia.

He is currently the Director of Melius Consulting/Sleep4Performance and has recently completed a PhD with the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he worked with elite sporting organisations/athletes to optimise performance. Ian is highly sought after with professional athletes, working with Olympic and elite athletes with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and professional teams in Super Rugby, Basketball, Australian Rules Football (AFL) and martial arts (judo, boxing, grappling).

On this episode Ian and I discuss:

  • Ian's background 
  • I ask Ian how did he get into working with coal mining?
  • I ask Ian how he get into sleep research?
  • I ask Ian to share with us strategies to decrease jet jag
  • I ask Ian about entraining athletes body clocks to the time when they are going to compete 
  • I ask Ian about chronotypes and sport performance 

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - sleep4performance.com.au

Website - meliusconsulting.com.au

Facebook - Sleep4Performance

Twitter - @sleep4perform

Instagram - sleep4perform

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Sigma Nutrition Radio #145: Ian Dunican, PhD – Sleep, Training Timing & Performance in Elite Athletes

Sigma Nutrition Radio #244: Ian Dunican, PhD – Sleep & Impact of Weight Cutting

Joe Rogan Experience #996 - Dr. Andy Galpin

 

Videos Mentioned:

Sleep in... and win! | Ian Dunican | TEDxPerth

 

Research Articles Mentioned:

Nutrition for Travel: From Jet lag To Catering.

Books Mentioned:

Lights Out - TS Wiley

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Danny Lennon

Melius Consulting

TS Wiley

Dan Pardi

Dr. Kirk Parsley 

Mattew Walker

Shawn Stevenson

Dr. Jack Kruse

Dr. Shona Halson

Dr. Louise Burke

Andy Galpin

Joe Rogan

Valter Longo

Nick Littlehales 

Dr. Amy Bender

Fatigue Science

 

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

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ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

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Episode 207: Pat Davidson - Allostasis, sport vs health, humans and our animal instincts, and 2019 and beyond!

What more do I need to say....?

He's back - Enjoy!

On this episode Pat and I discussed:

  • Whats new with Pat
  • We discuss how humans allostatic ability has decrease in the modern world leading to an increase risk of injury, disease, and sickness
  • I ask Pat to share his thoughts on sport vs health, and what does he define as health?
  • I ask Pat how he measures V02max
  • I ask Pat for his thoughts psychological health
  • I ask Pats for his thoughts on why humans need to be able to express their wild/ animal nature to maintain balance and overall health
  • I ask Pat to share with us his highlights of 2018 and also fills us in on what he has going on in 2019
  • I ask Pat what is he currently reading

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - drpatdavidson.com

Facebook - Pat Davidson

Instagram - dr.patdavidson

Books:

- MASS
- MASS 2

Online Seminar Recordings:

- The Reckoning
- The Reckoning - Part Deux
- Rethinking The Big Patterns

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

GYMLAIRD 32 – Dr. Pat Davidson

Joe Rogan Experience #968 - Kelly Brogan


Books Mentioned:

Spark

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

People and Resources Mentioned:

Dr. Ben House

Ethan Grossman

Bill Hartman

Bill Belichick

Tom Landry

Kelly Brogan

Joe Rogan

Jordan Peterson

The epic of Gilgamesh

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Dalai Lama

Hype Gym

Wheeler Ranch Retreat 2019

Mike Israetel & Pat's Seminar 

Mike T Nelson

RPR Level 1 and Level 2 at Hype Gym - Taught by Mike T Nelson

Ben Houses Costa Rica Retreats - Nutrition & Training

The Revolution - Pure Performance

Zac Cupples

Seth Oberest

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ronald Reagan

Jesse Ventura - Predator Movie

Melding of the Minds

Jim Laird

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com

ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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