The Fight Dietitian is joined by the worlds leading experts to discuss the evolution and application of Sports Science as it relates to Combat Sports.
All of Your Creatine Questions Answered with Dr. Scott Forbes
Dr. Scott is an Assistant Professor at the University of Brandon in Manitoba, Canada and this is his second time on the podcast. He is widely regarded as one of the worlds leading researchers and experts when it comes to everyone's favorite supplement; creatine. In this episode, Dr. Scott and I are going to answer all of your questions about creatine. We discuss dosages, timing, cycling, who it's useful for, what the latest research is suggesting, creatine for brain health, and much more.
Female Athletes in Weight Category Sports: What We Do and Don't Know with Dr. Carl Langan-Evans and Dr. Reid Reale
In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Carl Langan-Evans and Dr. Reid Reale discuss the review paper 'Nutritional Considerations for the Female Athlete in Weight Category Sports' which we all published in the European Journal of Sports Science at the beginning of the year. We discuss what the evidence really says and how accurate the statements are that female athletes should change their diet and training at different stages of their cycle. We finish with what we know to be true in the evidence and what actually makes a real difference in practice.
My Mental Performance Crisis Call with David Niethe
This is a very different episode to what I normally put out, but I think there will be immense value in this for a lot of you guys. If you guys follow me on social media you will know that I have gotten into endurance running and am currently training for an ultra marathon. This past weekend I had possibly one of the toughest training sessions I’ve ever had, not physically but mentally. The volume of my training schedule combined with running my Businesses and general life is really starting to show me just how brutal this training can be. I basically walked in the door in not a very good frame of mind, I got the training session done but I just did not feel great about it afterwards. So I called the person who I would deem as one of the best mental performance coaches in the southern hemisphere, David Niethe. You guys would be familiar with him as I have had him on the podcast before. Niethey basically dropped everything he was doing and got me in for a session so we could go over what happened, reflect on it and learn from it and he also allowed me to film it. I understand you go through high’s and low’s with training but this is a cool example of why it is important to have someone like Dave in your corner to help you handle situations like this.This is a bit different from our normal podcast content, but I think a lot of you guys will get a lot of value from this.
Getting Started in Combat Sports Nutrition with Paul O'Neill
Paul O'Neill is a Performance Nutritionist from England who since 2013 has been the Founder of ProNutrition Clinic where he consults many of the UK’s most elite boxers. Paul started his own journey in boxing at just 9 years old and as he got older and gained more experience, he became the go-to guy in the gym for Nutrition advice. He quickly realized his passion lay not in the competitive ranks but in helping his teammates navigate the confusing world of Nutrition. He then went and completed further study to formerly start helping fighters with their performance nutrition.Paul has been doing this for a long time and in this episode, we get into some great discussions around how other practitioners can get a start in the field, the biggest learnings in his own career, and where he sees the field going. This is a great episode so let's get to it.
Weight Cycling in Combat Sports with Dr. James Morehen
Dr. James Morehen is a Performance Nutritionist with a Bachelor's in Sport and Exercise Science, a Masters's of Science in Sports Physiology, and a PhD in Sports Nutrition. He is also the founder and owner of Moorhen Performance and currently works as the Head of Performance Nutrition with the Bristol Bears Rugby Club. James is a returning guest to show and today we are going to be talking about a brand new paper that he released where he assessed the weight cycling habits of a professional boxer over a five-year time period.
Stretching for Peak Performance with Matt Ulawski
Matt Ulawksi is a movement coach from Southern California who works with a myriad of athletes from a number of different sports where he helps them better understand how to move their body in the best way for their given activity. Matt has some great insight into just how important correct movement, breathwork, mobility, and flexibility are to performing at your peak in your given sport. In this episode we go over Matt’s personal history with coaching, his philosophy on coaching, the types of training athletes should be doing to improve their range of motion and he squashes a few long-held myths about flexibility and strength.
I spent 7 years working with general population improving body composition, after some time and due to certain life stresses I became disengaged in the field.
I want to thank you and your podcast for igniting my long lived passion towards nutrition as well as performance.
Your podcast is informative and the recommendations can be applied into real life practice.
Thank you Jordan
Insightful, informative and Invaluable
Learned something from every topic of conversation. I don’t know if Jordan realises how switched on he is. Has a really good rapport with everyone he speaks with.
Leaving a Legacy.
Best in the business
If you’re a combat athlete looking to get the most out of every session leading up to competition and not only making weight but performing afterwards then definitely have a listen to the fight dietician.