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Here we discuss any and all factors related to increasing athleticism and sport performance.

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Here we discuss any and all factors related to increasing athleticism and sport performance.

    Podcast Episode #45: Matt Feldhake on Ultra Running and The Steep Life Challenge

    Podcast Episode #45: Matt Feldhake on Ultra Running and The Steep Life Challenge

    In this episode, I talk with an old friend, Matt Feldhake. Matt was a 4 year Student Athlete (Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track) at Eastern Illinois University. He has undergrad and Master's degrees in Exercise Science, and completed his undergraduate internship with the Indiana Invaders professional running club, which is where we crossed paths. He finished his first Marathon in 2012, and his first Ultra Marathon in 2016. We discuss how he trains for Ultra's, how he will accumulate 50,000 feet of vertical gain in the month of February, and some of the things we both learned as interns working with post-collegiate middle distance runners.Follow Matt on Instagram: @mjfeldhakeSubscribe to Matt's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjRQHHhN_4txK-Wm-X6hJA/featured

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Podcast Episode # 44: Joe Niemiec and Qualifying for the US Olympic Trials Marathon

    Podcast Episode # 44: Joe Niemiec and Qualifying for the US Olympic Trials Marathon

    In this episode, I talk with a Joe Niemiec, who just recently hit the qualifying standard for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon. We discuss his journey to breaking 2:19.00, overcoming issues in training and racing, and his goals for the Olympic Trials Marathon. You can watch and track Joe on February 29th at 12 pm EST on NBC.If you have any questions about running, racing, or mindset, feel free to reach out to him on Instagram.Follow Joe on Instagram:@joe.niemiec

    • 45 min
    Podcast Episode #43: Hannah Dimmick on RED-S and Wearable Technology in Sport and Fitness

    Podcast Episode #43: Hannah Dimmick on RED-S and Wearable Technology in Sport and Fitness

    In this episode, I talk with Hannah Dimmick. The primary topic of the conversation was centered around RED-S, or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports, which was previously termed "The Female Athlete Triad." RED-S covers what happens when athletes (predominantly female athletes) consume too few Calories in comparison to what they expend, leading to a cascade of outcomes including, but not limited to, changes in menstrual cycle, reductions in bone density, increased risk of injury, chronic fatigue, reductions in athletic performance, and depression. Hannah earned her undergraduate degree and Master's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas. While there, she competed in cross country and track and field, specializing in the middle distances (800m and 1500m). She is currently pursuing her PhD. in Kinesiology with a specialization in wearable technology from the University of Calgary. She also wanted everyone to know that she can quote almost any episode of Brooklyn 99 and she recently survived a week where the highest temperature was -14F. Follow Hannah on Instagram:@hannahdimmick For more information about RED-S, Hannah recommends reading the IOC Consensus Statement on RED-S, which can be found here:https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/52/11/687

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Podcast Episode #42: Matt Ison and the Use of Cannabis in Sports and Exercise

    Podcast Episode #42: Matt Ison and the Use of Cannabis in Sports and Exercise

    In this episode, Matt Ison joins me to discuss some of the "pro's" and "con's" of marijuana use as it relates to performance and recovery within the realm of sport and exercise. We also discuss some of the political and societal aspects of the issue, as well as what we believe to be some trends with sport governing bodies reducing "punishments" for positive tests.Follow Matt on Instagram:@coach_matt_triathlon_engineerFollow Matt on Strava:Coach Matt Triathlon Engineer

    • 55 min
    Podcast Episode #41: Lovell Thomas and Dietary Experimentation

    Podcast Episode #41: Lovell Thomas and Dietary Experimentation

    In this episode, I talk with my long time friend, Lovell Thomas. Lovell is a personal trainer in Waco, Texas. In addition to his amazing and inspirational life story, we discuss his deep-dives into a traditional "body building" diet, the Ketogenic diet, as well as a Plant-Based diet.  His experience with dietary experimentation is useful info for anyone who takes their diet seriously.  Follow Lovell on Instagram:@lovetraining.me

    • 59 min
    Podcast Episode #40: Chapter 1 of The Self Reliant Diet

    Podcast Episode #40: Chapter 1 of The Self Reliant Diet

    In this episode I deliver an update on training and prep for the Big Climb Dallas. I also read the first chapter of my new book, The Self Reliant Diet. Both books (The Self Reliant Diet and Hormonal Nutrition) should be available for sale (kindle and paperback) on Amazon within the next week. Please contribute to my fundraising page for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society here: https://pages.lls.org/bigclimb/ntx/bigclimbdallas20/athletefactors

    • 25 min

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