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Welcome to the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast, bridging the gaps between the fields of nutrition, fitness, functional medicine and entrepreneurship to help upgrade your mental, physical and professional performance. This free weekly podcast brings you in-depth conversational interviews with expert PhDs, doctors, athletes, researchers, entrepreneurs, strength coaches, musicians and actors, who share their stories and insights so that you can uncover the secret tips, tactics and strategies to perform at the top of your game. Have a listen below and check out my show notes too for the clearest, simplest and most efficient path to success.

Welcome to the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast, bridging the gaps between the fields of nutrition, fitness, functional medicine and entrepreneurship to help upgrade your mental, physical and professional performance. This free weekly podcast brings you in-depth conversational interviews with expert PhDs, doctors, athletes, researchers, entrepreneurs, strength coaches, musicians and actors, who share their stories and insights so that you can uncover the secret tips, tactics and strategies to perform at the top of your game. Have a listen below and check out my show notes too for the clearest, simplest and most efficient path to success.
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Welcome to the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast, bridging the gaps between the fields of nutrition, fitness, functional medicine and entrepreneurship to help upgrade your mental, physical and professional performance. This free weekly podcast brings you in-depth conversational interviews with expert PhDs, doctors, athletes, researchers, entrepreneurs, strength coaches, musicians and actors, who share their stories and insights so that you can uncover the secret tips, tactics and strategies to perform at the top of your game. Have a listen below and check out my show notes too for the clearest, simplest and most efficient path to success.

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English


Episodes

S2E41 // Impacts of Sleep Loss On Pain, Injury-Risk & Neurocognition w/ Norah Simpson PhD

10/26/2018
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Season 2 Episode 41, Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Norah Simpson PhD from Stanford University School of Medicine to talk all things sleep. In this episode, Norah discusses why so many people and athletes still struggle with poor sleep quality and quantity despite all the emphasis on sleep in the last 5 years, as well as her recent paper, “Optimizing sleep to maximize performance: implications and recommendations for elite athletes”. She dives into how lack of sleep impacts pain tolerance, injury...

Duration:00:46:50

S2E40 // Breakfast vs Fasting, Weight Loss & Personalized Nutrition w/ Dr. Javier Gonzalez PhD

10/18/2018
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Season 2 Episode 40, Dr. Bubbs interviews expert Dr. Javier Gonzalez PhD to talk all things breakfast. Is it really the most important meal of the day? Does eating breakfast improve ability to lose weight and how does that compare to fasting? How does exercise in a fasted-state, or after breakfast, impact this whole story? Javier will share his research in this area. He’ll also discuss how eating breakfast impacts your energy balance the rest of the day, compare the effects of fructose...

Duration:00:46:20

S2E39 // Building Athletes, Problem Solving & Training for Your Age w/ Mike Robertson MS

10/12/2018
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Season 2 Episode 39, Dr. Bubbs sits down with renowned strength coach Mike Robertson of Robertson Training Systems to chat about his model of Position/Pattern/Load/Express for increasing athleticism and performance, as well as how to build physical qualities when movement quality is poor. Mike also shares his thoughts on conditioning programs, the importance of lateral acceleration, in-season training considerations, and how things change in the post-season. He also provides some of his...

Duration:00:50:43

S2E38 // NBA Pre-Season, The Athlete Heart & Cardiovascular Disease w/ Tony Manci MS

10/4/2018
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Season 2 Episode 38, Dr. Bubbs talks heart health, cardiovascular screening and the “athlete heart” with clinical physiologist Tony Manci MS. In this episode, Tony will discuss hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and sudden cardiac death in athletes, the difference between “athlete’s heart” and heart disease, and outlines an NBA pre-season cardiovascular screen. Tony also discusses the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on heart and vascular health, highlights modifiable risk factors to reduce...

Duration:00:42:00

S2E37 // HIIT Science, Physiology First & Weapons of Mass Destruction w/ Prof. Paul Laursen PhD

9/28/2018
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Season 2 Episode 37, Dr. Bubbs interviews renowned sport scientist and coach Professor Paul Laursen PhD to discuss the science and application of HIIT training. In this episode, Prof Laursen outlines his new collaborative project HIIT Science and dives into key principles for programming HIIT training for individuals and team sport athletes. He kicks things off by addressing the importance of understanding the demands of the sport and the athlete profile. Laursen then shares the three main...

Duration:00:44:48

S2E36 // Fueling Endurance Athletes & Periodizing Body Composition w/ Dr. Trent Stellingwerff PhD

9/21/2018
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Season 2 Episode 36, Dr. Bubbs interviews renowned physiologist Dr. Trent Stellingwerff PhD to discuss Eliud Kipchoge's record-breaking performance at the Berlin Marathon and the fueling strategies of elite marathoners. He also talks about the role of glycogen availability as a training regulator and the purposeful application of low carb availability training sessions in elite performers. As well, Trent dives into his past research into body composition periodization in endurance athletes...

Duration:00:53:17

S2E35 // Sport Psychology, Energy Management & The Champion’s Mindset w/ Dr. Peter Jensen PhD

9/13/2018
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Season 2 Episode 35, Dr. Bubbs interviews renowned sport psychologist Dr. Peter Jensen PhD. In this episode, Dr. Jensen will discuss his first experiences working at the Olympic Games, what stood out and how sport psychology has evolved over the last three decades. He’ll also discuss the key role of energy management in elite performance: what it is, why it’s important and how it plays a fundamental role in your ability to react and respond to stress. He’ll outline how energy management is...

Duration:00:45:07

S2E34 // Nutritional Strategies for Elite Bodybuilders & Building Muscle w/ Dr. Andrew Chappell PhD

9/7/2018
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Season 2 Episode 34, Dr. Bubbs interviews nutrition expert and 5x British Bodybuilding champion Dr. Andrew Chappell PhD to discuss his research in elite male and female bodybuilders. In this episode, Andrew will discuss the overall energy intake and macro breakdown of elite bodybuilders: how much protein they consume, key differences in carb consumptions between bodybuilders who place in the top-5 versus the rest of the pack, and how fat intake differs between USA and British bodybuilders....

Duration:01:00:36

S2E14 // The Opioid Epidemic, Meditation & Managing Chronic Pain w/ Dr. Abhimanyu Sud MD

4/5/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 14, Dr. Bubbs sits down with expert Dr. Abhimanyu Sud MD to talk about managing chronic pain and today’s opiod crisis. In this episode, Dr. Sud will share staggering statistics on the scope and intensity of today’s opioid epidemic, what’s driving the opioid crisis, the research evidence supporting the use of opioids for treating long-term pain, as well as the impact of opioids in sports – in particular contact sports like hockey and the NFL – and how meditation can...

Duration:00:40:38

S2E13 // Bodyweight Training & Overcoming Gravity w/ Dr. Steven Low DPT

3/31/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 13, Dr. Bubbs sits down with movement expert Dr. Steven Low to talk bodyweight training. Over the past decade gymnastic-based training has surged in popularity and in this episode, Dr. Low will discuss the principles of bodyweight training, exercise progressions and training frequency for beginners, intermediate and advanced, how to overcome roadblocks and plateaus in bodyweight training, How to perform a 1-arm push, 1-arm chin-up and awesome tips for achieving a free...

Duration:00:49:24

S2E12 // Assessing Body Composition, Performance Metrics & Biomarkers w/ Dr. Shawn Arent PhD

3/21/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 12, Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Shawn Arent PhD, Director of the Center for Health & Human Performance at Rutgers University. Shawn dives into why body composition testing is important for athletes, compares DEXA/Bodpod/BIA/Calipers, and talks about the importance of consistency and tracking. He also discusses the use of performance metrics to assess athlete development and then takes a deep dive into lab biomarkers for health and performance. Great stuff from one of the...

Duration:00:54:11

S2E11 // How To Apply Sleep Science Into Practice With Athletes w/ Cheri Mah MS

3/15/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 11, Dr. Bubbs interviews world-renowned sleep expert Cheri Mah MS, consultant to professional sports teams in all four major leagues. In this episode Cheri discusses the physiology of sleep, her early research on sleep in collegiate athletes, impacts of jet lag and crossing time zones, why pro baseball teams are sleeping in during spring training, the infamous NBA nap and her NBA Schedule Alert project with ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, as well as her key tips for supporting...

Duration:00:47:21

S2E10 // The Impacts of Caffeine On Sleep & Circadian Rhythms in Athletes w/ Dr. Ian Dunican PhD

3/9/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 10, Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Ian Dunican PhD to talk about the use of caffeine in pro sport and how it impacts sleep duration and efficiency. Ian shares his insights on caffeine use and habits of athletes, how caffeine use impacts sleep on game days, the fact many athletes are unaware of the amount of caffeine they consume overall, as well as his research on jet lag and sleep disorders in athletes. Terrific insights and actionable tips from Dr. Dunican! Check out...

Duration:00:49:51

S2E9 // Strongman Training & Nutrition Strategies w/ Dain Wallis

3/1/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 9, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Canadian Strongman Champion Dain Wallis to talk about his preparation for competition; training periodization, importance of technical proficiency, nutrition for hypertrophy, sleep and recovery strategies, the psychology of competition as well as applications of Strongman training for the recreational athlete. Great tips from Dain!

Duration:00:52:39

S2E8 // Ketone Supplements & Endurance Exercise Performance w/ Dr. Brianna Stubbs PhD

2/21/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 8, Dr. Bubbs interviews ketone expert Dr. Brianna Stubbs PhD to discuss the impact of supplemental ketones on endurance exercise performance. In this episode, Brianna explains the differences between endogenous and exogenous ketosis, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of ketones, and the impact of ketone supplements on blood glucose and lactic acid levels, as well as endurance time-trial performance. She also discusses research on exogenous ketone effects on...

Duration:00:55:24

S2E7 // Nutrition For Bodybuilders, Hypertrophy and Physique-Focused Athletes w/ Dr. Eric Helms PhD

2/15/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 7, Dr. Bubbs chats with expert strength and hypertrophy researcher Dr. Eric Helms PhD to talk nutritional strategies for bodybuilders and physique-focused athletes. In this episode, Eric outlines how protein requirements shift depending on training phase, effective weekly targets for weight loss, the key role of carbohydrates for bodybuilders and suggested intake ranges, as well as how contest prep impacts testosterone levels, evidence-based supplements to potentially add...

Duration:01:01:29

S2E6 // Strength Training for Women - CrossFit, Olympic & Powerlifting w/ Isabel Lahela

2/7/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 6, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Canadian National Powerlifting Record Holder and Olympic Weightlifter Isabel Lahela to talk training for women. Isabel shares her insight on CrossFit, Olympic lifting and Powerlifting, the benefits of adding lean muscle for women’s physique, as well as talking about her background in dance, and previous battles with an eating disorder while in the dance community. Her message is to promote positive body image, self-love, and confidence through...

Duration:00:35:48

S2E5 // Hydration & Heat Acclimatization in Athletes w/ Dr. Stavros Kavouras PhD

2/1/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 5, Dr. Bubbs sits down with world expert hydration researcher Dr. Stavros Kavouras PhD who runs the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas. In this episode, Stavros discusses how dehydration can impact athletic performance, differences between endurance and strength or team-sport athletes, the impacts of water loss on athletes trying to make weight, strategies for assessing for dehydration, if drink to thirst is sufficient for elite athletes, performing in...

Duration:00:50:35

S2E4 // Zero-Carb Carnivore Diet, Health and Performance w/ Dr. Shawn Baker MD

1/24/2018
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In Episode 4 of this season, Dr. Bubbs chats with Dr. Shawn Baker MD, an orthopedic surgeon, former competitive athlete and a man following an all-meat diet. Check out drbubbs.com/podcast for my show notes on this remarkable episode.

Duration:00:52:24

S2E3 // Vitamin D, Immunity & Supplementation in Athletes w/ Brian St. Pierre MS RD

1/18/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 3, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Brian St-Pierre MS, Director of Performance Nutrition at Precision Nutrition, a world leader in nutrition education and coaching. Brian talks functions of vitamin D in the body, its key role in immunity, how much vitamin D you can get from the sun, if you should supplement with vitamin D, lab values for supporting health and athletic performance, vitamin D rich foods and much more. Fantastic insights from Brian, who also shares his experiences...

Duration:00:48:02