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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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Episodes

S2E25 // Workload Monitoring & Player Development in the NBA w/ Ramsey Nijem MSc

6/21/2018
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Season 2 Episode 25, Dr. Bubbs interviews Ramsey Nijem MS, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. In this episode, Ramsey will discuss workload monitoring in team sport, the acute to chronic ratio and the relationship that exists between workload, fatigue, and injury. He’ll share his insights on the fine balance between pushing athletes too hard and not hard enough, how to balance out workloads in team sports when players are logging vastly different...

Duration:00:41:40

S2E24 // Blood Tests & Biomarkers for Health & Longevity w/ Dr. Richard Maurer ND

6/15/2018
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Season 2 Episode 24, Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Richard Maurer ND, author of The Blood Code to talk about the top blood tests and biomarkers for health and longevity. In this episode, Dr. Maurer discusses measures of insulin resistance and how it may impact your health and nutrition choices, the value of the Tg/HDL ratio in heart health and how it compares to more conventional markers, thyroid markers, key micronutrients and the role of inflammation in health and longevity. Dr. Maurer shares...

Duration:00:54:56

S2E23 // Nutrition for Figure Competition Prep and Getting Lean w/ Alicia Bell

6/9/2018
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Season 2 Episode 23, Dr. Bubbs chats with figure competitor, fitness model and former track and field coach Alicia Bell to discuss prep for figure competition. In this episode, Alicia talks nutrition, training and supplement strategies she uses to beat the competition: how far out from competition she starts dieting, her macro splits and percentage calorie drops from week to week. She discusses her preferred cardio, from steady-state to HIIT, as well as her favourite recovery strategies...

Duration:00:38:27

S2E22 // Flow-State, The Athletic Brain & Overcoming Over-Thinking w/ Amit Katwala

6/1/2018
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In season 2 episode 22, Dr. Bubbs interviews award-winning writer Amit Katwala to discuss how the athletic brain impacts performance. In this episode, Amit discusses how the art of anticipation and high-speed decision making sets elite athlete’s brains apart from the rest of us, describes what happens in the brain when athletes overthink during competition, reviews the connection between brain neuroplasticity, BDNF and dopamine, how to get into a flow-state, strategies for performing under...

Duration:00:43:07

S2E21 // Periodization, Concurrent Training & Nutrition for Powerlifters w/ Greg Nuckols MS(c)

5/24/2018
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Season 2 Episode 21, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Greg Nuckols MS(c), exercise physiologist with special research interest in strength development and former world-record holding powerlifter. In this episode, Greg talks about the history and theory of periodization, and where theory meets practice in the application of the concept. He outlines concurrent training, the interference effect and factors to consider for strength and team sport athletes, as well as finding the root cause of an...

Duration:00:52:58

S2E20 // Fasting Glucose, Inflammation, Keto & HIIT w/ Alessandro Ferretti

5/18/2018
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Season 2 Episode 12, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Alessandro Ferretti to discuss the role of fasted morning glucose as a marker for health, recovery and longevity. Alessandro outlines what impacts your fasting glucose marker, when and how to measure, and some pitfalls of over-interpretation. Alessandro also discusses his recent research with Dr. Daniel Plews and Prof Paul Laursen on the effects of a ketogenic diet on HIIT training performance and the keys of how to interpret them into your...

Duration:01:01:32

S2E19 // High-Dose Omega-3, CBD Oil & Concussions w/ Dr. Michael Lewis MD

5/10/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 19, Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Michael Lewis MD to discuss the applications of high-dose omega-3 supplementation in concussions. In this episode, Dr. Lewis reviews the pathophysiology of concussion and how it unfolds in two distinct phases, which athletes are at the highest risk of concussion, his research into the use of high-dose omega-3 for concussion in the military, protocols for omega-3 use with concussion, as well as the novel application of CBD oil for head trauma...

Duration:00:54:48

S2E18 // Rewind: Expert Insights & Highlights w/ Dr. Marc Bubbs

5/2/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 18, Dr. Bubbs “rewinds” the tape and revisits key insights and expert tips from the past two seasons. In part 1 of this episode, guests Dr. Shawn Arent, Dr. Eric Helms and Isabel Lahela talk body composition measurement techniques, the nuances of carbs for hypertrophy and weight loss, and the interference effect of HIIT training on bodybuilders. In part 2, Dr. Brianna Stubbs, Dr. Susan Kleiner and Dr. Jose Antonio will discuss supplements for sport, such as exogenous...

Duration:00:58:19

S2E17// Dietary Supplements & The High Performance Athlete w/ Prof. Stuart Phillips PhD

4/26/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 17, Dr. Bubbs interviews world expert Professor Stuart Phillips PhD to talk about his contribution to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) recent research and consensus statement on the use of supplements in sport. In this episode, Stu discusses athlete rationale and motives for using supplements, caffeine dosing strategies for endurance based exercise versus repeated sprints, the application of dietary nitrates and what exercise duration benefits most, as well...

Duration:00:48:08

S2E16// Analytics, Monitoring & The 24-Hour Athlete w/ Jordan Webb

4/19/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 16, Dr. Bubbs sits down with strength coach and head of sport science at The University of Notre-Dame Jordan Webb. In this episode, Jordan shares his experiences working in professional sport in the NBA, NFL, MLS as well as his current role with men’s soccer and women’s rowing. Jordan talks pros and cons of athlete monitoring, integrating technology and analytics into a system, and the fundamental role of effective communication to achieve athlete buy-in and program...

Duration:00:44:14

S2E15// Energy Balance, Carb Availability & Micronutrients for Performance w/ Kelly Anne Erdman MS

4/12/2018
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In Season 2 Episode 15, Dr. Bubbs interviews former Olympian and nutrition expert Kelly Anne Erdman of the Canadian Sport Institute in Calgary to talk Nutrition and Athletic Performance. In this episode, Kelly Anne dives into the key role of energy balance and availability, factors that impact energy availability, the crucial role of carbohydrates in high-intensity exercise, glycogen’s direct and indirect role in regulating training adaptations, as well as daily carb requirements depending...

Duration:00:39:04

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 PhD

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 with 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...

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...

Duration:00:35:48