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How is eating meat affecting our planet? with Bruce Friedrich
Hey legends, in this week episode we are shifting gears into another area of performance… our planets. Is eating meat affecting our planet? Are we in need of a new agricultural revolution? Today’s guest is Bruce Friedrich, the Co-founder and Executive Director of The Good Food institute, breaks down what is currently going on in the agricultural industry and what the future of food must look like in order for us and our planet to survive. Specifically we touch on:
-What is The Good Food Institute?
-The Plant Based Industry at large
-Nutrition of biomimic foods, are Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods products actually good for you?
-Nutrition of Cultivated Meat
-Does plant based foods reduce the onset of Covid-19, preventing the pandemic
What is functional training? Outline by Chris Hemsworth’s functional trainer Da Rulk
Hey friends! In this weeks episode of the podcast we have the man behind functional training Da Rulk. His work can be seen with the military and first responders. He is also known to have worked with the likes of Chris Hemsworth. In todays episode we define what functional training is and why it is important to go through its natural progressions. Beginning with mobility over strength we talk through Da Rulk’s curriculum of functional training and how he uses it to work with first responders. Da Rulk’s method of functional training really draws back to the foundations of movement, through which the human body should be able to achieve. If you want more functional training advice, head over to Da Rulk's instagram ( @Da_Rulk ) or his website ( https://darulk.com/ ).
Topics we cover
-What is functional training?
-Why the basics of functional training should not include training
-How we can all train like first responders
-The role functional training plays with mental health
How Sleep can affect your Performance With Dr. Steven Lockley!
Hey friends! We are continuing our popular topic of sleep and circadian rhythm, bringing Steve Lockley back on to discuss how sleep affects our performance. Steve is the expert in the field of circadian rhythm and I wanted him back on to outline the role it plays in how we can execute our daily activities. With our circadian rhythm having a direct impact on our sleep, in this episode we dive into how to keep your rhythm on track or adjust to suit another time zone. If you want to learn more about Dr. Lockley you can check out his app TimeShifter which ultimately tells you how to beat jet lag ( https://www.timeshifter.com/the-science-of-jet-lag ) or Instagram ( @TimeShifter https://www.instagram.com/timeshifter/ ).
Specifically in this episode we cover:
-How does sleep or circadian rhythm affect performance?
-Does our body’s core temp affect our performance?
-How to biohack our Circadian rhythm to improve our performance.
-How affects of traveling on our circadian rhythm.
TimeShifter - https://www.timeshifter.com/
Part one with Dr. Steven Lockley - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-is-circadian-rhythm-sleep-foundation-dr-steven/id1460410277?i=1000490572826
Does circadian rhythm affect our sleep? A recap with Dan Churchill
Hey my Epic Table Community! With the success of the podcast last week with Dr. Steven Lockley on, I noted a number of common questions coming through on my Instagram. This week I am compiling a list of the relevant studies and supporting articles that we discussed. In this episode I summarize last week and then provide you with an action plan.
Studies I Discuss
Melatonin Natural Health Products and Supplements - Erland, Lauren A.E., et al. “Melatonin Natural Health Products and Supplements: Presence of Serotonin and Significant Variability of Melatonin Content.” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 15 Feb. 2017, jcsm.aasm.org/doi/10.5664/jcsm.6462.
Delaying Middle School and high school start times promotes student health and performance - Watson, Nathaniel F., et al. “Delaying Middle School and High School Start Times Promotes Student Health and Performance: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement.” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 15 Apr. 2017, jcsm.aasm.org/doi/10.5664/jcsm.6558.
Binge Viewing, Sleep, and the Role of Pre-Sleep Arousal - Exelmans, Liese, et al. “Binge Viewing, Sleep, and the Role of Pre-Sleep Arousal.” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 15 Aug. 2017, jcsm.aasm.org/doi/10.5664/jcsm.6704.
What is Circadian Rhythm? - Sleep Foundation Dr. Steven Lockley
Welcome back to another installment of The Epic Table Podcast! Today we are joined by Dr. Steven Lockley, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Neuroscientist in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. We talk all about the Circadian Rhythm, a natural internal process that regulates our sleep and wake cycle, and what variables affect it (00;04;48;29). Dr. Lockley touches on how disrupted circadian rhythms in shift workers can be greatly detrimental for long term health (00;10;48;18). Dr. Lockley challenges those with the "sleep when you're dead" mentality (00;21;33;06). We learn how to reset the circadian rhythm (00;29;36;11). Did you know deep sleep triggers the production of growth hormones especially during adolescence? Dr. Lockley gives us all the information we need on how to beat jet lag and what's new in the world of sleep science! If you want to learn more about Dr. Lockley you can check out his app TimeShifter which ultimately tells you how to beat jet lag ( https://www.timeshifter.com/the-science-of-jet-lag ) or Instagram ( @https://www.instagram.com/timeshifter/ ).
What is the circadian rhythm? What affects the circadian rhythm?
How blindness affects circadian rhythm and how to remedy disrupted circadian rhythm.
Are melatonin supplements effective? Are melatonin supplements safe?
How to prepare for jet lag
How to Train Formula 1 Drivers with Michael Italiano
Hey Team, Welcome back to another episode of The Epic Table podcast! Today we have Michael Italiano, Formula 1 Driving Fitness coach, fellow Aussie and around legend. In this episode, Michael delves into his past, starting off his early career as an architect and civil engineer, and how he diverted to fitness and performance ( 00;04;12;09 ). We then talk about the intricacies of how Formula 1 drivers perform, the three biological challenges they face and how Michael trains Daniel Ricciardo (00;26;18;14). Michael then schools us on how much G force a Formula 1 car can exert. Did you know Formula 1 drivers can endure up to 6 Gs of force when breaking? That's a lot of force! ( 00;37;10;09 ). If you want to learn more about Michael you can check out his website ( https://www.michaelitaliano.com/about-michael/ ), Instagram ( @MichaelItaliano https://www.instagram.com/michaelitaliano/ ) or Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/michaelitalianocoach/ ).
How do Formula 1 drivers train? Do they have to be fit? How does Daniel Ricciardo train for his races?
Why Michael gave up a future as an architect to become a fitness coach.
Biological challenges Formula 1 drivers face. What is G force? What does G force do to your body?