148 episodes

Connecting you with world-leading experts in performance nutrition and the latest evidence-based research to bridge the gaps between performance domains of athlete health, fueling for sport, recovery, and mindset.

The Performance Nutrition Podcast brings you in-depth conversational interviews with expert PhDs, doctors, athletes, researchers, strength and coaches to share their research, insights, and stories to inform your practice and take your game to the next level.

The Performance Nutrition Podcast Dr. Marc Bubbs

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 38 Ratings

Connecting you with world-leading experts in performance nutrition and the latest evidence-based research to bridge the gaps between performance domains of athlete health, fueling for sport, recovery, and mindset.

The Performance Nutrition Podcast brings you in-depth conversational interviews with expert PhDs, doctors, athletes, researchers, strength and coaches to share their research, insights, and stories to inform your practice and take your game to the next level.

    S4E11 // Weight-Cutting, Nutrition & Behaviour Change in Jockeys w/ Dr. Dan Martin, PhD

    S4E11 // Weight-Cutting, Nutrition & Behaviour Change in Jockeys w/ Dr. Dan Martin, PhD

    In Season 4, Episode 11 Dr. Marc Bubbs interviews Dr. Dan Martin, Ph.D post-doctoral researcher at Liverpool John Moore’s University and Performance Nutritionist in professional horse racing, Formula 1 racing and football. In this episode, Dan shares his research and insights into the current nutrition strategies and weight-making practices of professional jockeys and the risk of energy deficiency and low bone density and elite jockeys. Dan discusses how to influence athlete nutritional behaviours, how to deal with the influence of social media on athlete nutrition and the paralles between jockey nutrition and making-weight in Formula 1. Fascinating discussion, don’t miss it!

    • 52 min
    S4E10 // Creatine, Female Athletes & Applications in Concussion w/ Krissy Kendall, PhD

    S4E10 // Creatine, Female Athletes & Applications in Concussion w/ Krissy Kendall, PhD

    In Season 4, Episode 10 Dr. Marc Bubbs interviews Dr. Krissy Kendall, Ph.D lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. Dr. Kendall's interests include physiological and performance adaptations to high-intensity interval training, dietary interventions to enhance the effects of physical activity, and methods of evaluating body composition. In this episode Dr. Kendall discusses the fundamentals of creatine, debunks common creatine myths, discusses applications for female athletes and novel applications for recovery from concussions. Fascinating discussion about all things creatine!

    • 1 hr
    S4E9 // Cardiovascular Disease & Novel Biomarkers of Inflammation w/ Dr. Fraser Smith, ND

    S4E9 // Cardiovascular Disease & Novel Biomarkers of Inflammation w/ Dr. Fraser Smith, ND

    In Season 4, Episode 9 Dr. Marc Bubbs chats with Assistant Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Professor at the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Lombard, IL. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in most countries and in this episode Dr. Smith discusses common risk factors of CVD, potential root causes and the benefits (and limitations) of standard lipid panel screening. He also discusses the value placed on LDL-C as the primary focus of CVD risk and highlights the potential value of novel biomarkers of inflammation – F2-isoprostrances, myeloperoxidase, Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2, oxidized-LDL, CRP-hs and the like – for reducing CVD risk. Fascinating discussion on the nuances of cardiovascular screening and the potential for novel biomarkers of inflammation to inform practice.

    • 56 min
    S4E8 // Mindset: Where Values, Skills & Traits Connect w/ Bryce Tully, MS

    S4E8 // Mindset: Where Values, Skills & Traits Connect w/ Bryce Tully, MS

    In Season 4, Episode 8 Dr. Marc Bubbs chats with Mental Performance Coach Bryce Tully from Canada Basketball and the Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic. In this episode, Bryce discusses the Values-Skills-Traits model for supporting elite mental performance. He talks about the challenges of working with athletes who are ‘wired’ differently than you, the leader-follower dynamic and how to build entrenchment in your performance program. Bryce shares his thoughts on the value of sharing meals together, the pros and cons of technology for communicating with athletes, and the value of empathy. He also highlights the rate of change of traits, values and skills, rules versus values, and why stories matter.

    • 53 min
    S4E7 // The Athlete Gut: Troubleshooting GI Problems in Athletes w/ Dr. Patrick Wilson, RD, PhD

    S4E7 // The Athlete Gut: Troubleshooting GI Problems in Athletes w/ Dr. Patrick Wilson, RD, PhD

    In Season 4, Episode 7, Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Patrick Wilson, RD, PhD, author of the new book The Athlete Gut. In this episode, Patrick shares his insights on how short-intense and prolonged endurance exercise bouts impact the athlete’s gut, if female athletes experience more GI symptoms than men, and how low FODMAP diets impact bloating and discomfort. He also discusses the impacts of high-fat diets on gut health and diversity of microbiota, theoretical benefits (and limitations) of MCT ingestion during exercise, protein ingestion and impacts on bloating and discomfort, and long-term implications of restricting fermentable carbohydrates in your diet. Finally, he discusses the connections between mindset, anxiety and gut symptoms and what athletes can do to improve symptoms.

    • 55 min
    S4E6 // REWIND – Immunity, Recovery & Low Energy Availability

    S4E6 // REWIND – Immunity, Recovery & Low Energy Availability

    In Season 4, Episode 6, Dr. Bubbs REWINDS the tapes to bring you a highlights podcast on immunity and recovery. In this episode, hear expert exercise immunologist Dr. David Pyne, PhD provide a brief overview of how the immune system works, how it’s impacted by exercise and what testing tells us about athletes. Christy Aschwanden, author of Good To Go, then talks about what big data can tell us about recovery and how to incorporate periodized recovery into your routine. Next, sport dietician Jen Sygo, MSc shares the importance of adequate fueling for elite sport and the consequences of low energy availability (LEA) on health and performance. This is followed by performance nutrition director at PN Brian St-Pierre talking vitamin D and immunity. Finally, Miguel Mateas, PhD(c) discusses stress, the gut brain connection and how this can deeply impact your overall health. Don’t miss this episode!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Will & Kim ,

Evidence-based, concise.

Impressed with Dr. Bubbs’ podcast - a concise, evidence-based approach on some of today’s contemporary health and performance trends.

Karolinayeg ,

Helpful, practical, evidence-based

I listen to a lot of podcasts-from Joe Rogan 😆 to On Being🙏- this podcast is becoming my favourite. This most recent one with Dr. Jensen was superb- humour and evidence with applications even if you are not an elite athlete. As I dietitian, I found this episode so helpful. Thank you for your excellent podcast! Wishing you continued success!!!!!

Dr. Trevor Vander Doelen ,

Great insight on human performance

This is a must listen for any health care provider, strength coach, or researcher in the field of human performance!
Dr. Bubbs attracts great guests in a variety of fields due to his strong academic and hands on experience in high performance sport, nutrition, strength training, and naturopathic medicine . His knowledge and insight on a variety of topics allow him to gain valuable practical and research insight for listeners.

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