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The Synapse Performance Podcast brings you leading expert knowledge in areas of health, nutrition & performance.

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The Synapse Performance Podcast brings you leading expert knowledge in areas of health, nutrition & performance.

It's a must listen for any athlete or coach looking for pragmatic evidence-based information.

Hosted by David Nolan

    Listener Q&A: Interpreting Research & Dealing with Science Deniers - Episode 131

    Listener Q&A: Interpreting Research & Dealing with Science Deniers - Episode 131

    In this episode, David & Mark answer questions submitted by listeners.
    These questions include:
    - What are common mistakes people make when interpreting research
    - How can you more effectively apply research with your clients and athletes?
    - How to deal with science deniers?
    - How to argue on social media?
    Full show-notes available at: www.synapseperformance.ie/podcasts/episode132

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Transgender Athletes: An Unfair Advantage? The Science and Evidence - Episode 131

    Transgender Athletes: An Unfair Advantage? The Science and Evidence - Episode 131

    In this episode, David is joined my Dr. Tommy Lundberg.
    Dr. Lundberg is a lecturer and researcher in the Karolinska Institute in the area of clinical physiology measures, in particular muscle physiology. 
    In this episode, David & Dr. Lundberg discuss:
    - The anthropometric and physiological differences between biological male and females.
    - Sporting performance differences between biological males and females
    - Testosterone suppression in transgender women and it's influence on physiological variables.
    - Transgender athletes in sport.
    Full show notes available at: www.synapseperformance.ie/podcasts/episode131 

    • 38 min
    Everything You Need to Understand About Recovery - Episode 130 - David Nolan & Mark Germaine

    Everything You Need to Understand About Recovery - Episode 130 - David Nolan & Mark Germaine

    In this episode David and Mark have an in-depth discussion on the topic of recovery and provide a wealth of practical advice.
    The pair discuss:
    - Training Load Management
    - Sleep
    - Psychological Stress
    - Nutrition and Supplements
    - Active, Passive and Novel Recovery Methods (Ice baths, heat, compression garments etc.)
    - The Role of Beliefs, Placebo & the Biopsychosocial Model in Recovery 
    Full show notes available at:
    www.synapseperformance.ie/podcasts/episode130

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 129 - Paul Fisher, Adrian O'Brien & Mark Germaine: Navigating a Lockdown GAA Pre-Season and Do GAA Need to be Big and Strong?

    Episode 129 - Paul Fisher, Adrian O'Brien & Mark Germaine: Navigating a Lockdown GAA Pre-Season and Do GAA Need to be Big and Strong?

    In this episode, David is joined by Limerick senior football S&C coach Adrian O'Brien, performance nutritionist at Dublin GAA Mark Germaine, and S&C coach with Donegal senior football (2015-2020) Paul Fisher.
    The group discuss:
    - Designing and structuring a pre-season
    - What to focus on during lockdown
    - Reducing injury risk in GAA
    - Do GAA players really need to be big and strong?
    Full show notes available at:
    www.synapseperformance.ie/podcasts/episode129

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 128 - Tim Smithies - The Role of Sports Science in E-Sports

    Episode 128 - Tim Smithies - The Role of Sports Science in E-Sports

    In this episode of the podcast, David is joined by PhD researcher Tim Smithies. 
    Tim is a researcher based at the University of Limerick in the E-sports research lab and is completing a PhD in conjunction with the Irish Research Council and Logitech. 
    In this episode, the pair discuss:
     
    - What is E-Sports?
    - What roles do S&C and sports science play in E-sports?
    - What is the future of sports science research in E-Sports?
    - What influence does E-Sports have on health and sleep?
     
    Full show-notes available at: www.synapseperformance.ie/podcasts/episode128

    • 35 min
    Episode 127 - Mark Germaine - CBD Supplementation and Listener Questions

    Episode 127 - Mark Germaine - CBD Supplementation and Listener Questions

    In this episode, David is joined by Synapse Head of Nutrition, Mark Germaine. 
    David and Mark discuss whether they believe CBD supplementation is worthwhile for athletes and field some listener questions on the future trends in sports science and S&C, and reflect on 2020. 
    Full show notes available at:
    www.synapseperformance.ie/podcasts/episode127
     

    • 1 hr

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David Nolan has that warm, polite Irish charm, and this interview with the cutting edge exercise Dr.Mark Tarnopolsky in Ep. 51 is amazing, as are all his podcasts, listen in.

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