The Nutrition, Health and Performance SUMMIT Podcast is hosted by Dr. Jamie Pugh of Liverpool John Moores University.
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Over the course of this podcast series, we will see how Nutrition and Performance are managed at the highest level and how research is translated into meaningful practice.
How do you make the best-informed decisions when it comes to the nutrition of some of the world’s best athletes?
Our guest speakers that we will be having over the duration of the series give us an insight into their research, knowledge and experience in answering these questions.
Our guest speakers that we will be having over the duration of the show have a wealth of experience from many different backgrounds including Premier league football, International rugby, golf, cycling, marathon running, boxing, tennis, and Olympic sports.
Some of our guests will include:
- Prof. Graeme Close
- Heather Pearson
- Phil Richards
- Dr. Nigel Plummer
Series 2 - Episode 4 : Matt Morgan - Bodybuilder, Powerlifter, Strongman
Matt is based in Mold, North Wales where he has his own private facility with a small, professional, and passionate team. The Reach Your Peak Facility caters for personal training, strength and conditioning and therapy treatments. Matt assists clients with weight management and strength and conditioning online or face-to-face personal training sessions. He truly enjoys helping imbalances & faulty motor patterns whilst explaining them along the way.
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In this episode, we discuss:
- How Matt first got into health and fitness
- Matt's early ventures into bodybuilding and his success
- Lessons learnt about training, cutting, and show prep
- His transition to powerlifting
Series 2 - Episode 2: Glenn Ross Strongman Talk
Glenn Ross ("The Daddy") is a former International Strongman and Powerlifter. In a highly decorated career, Glenn competed in numerous World's Strongest Man competitions and various World Grand Prix and European Team competitions. He is a 5 time UK strongest man winner and podium finisher at the Arnold Classic
Today, Glenn remains in the sport through his company Ultimate Strongman (Homepage) which hosts some of the biggest strongman events in the UK.
In this episode we discuss;
- How Glenn went from a national winning bodybuilder to one of the biggest and strongest men on the planet.
- What it took to become one of the most successful strongmen on the planet
- The reason why he thinks he was never crowned the strongest man on in the world
- The moment he knew he had to retire
- The problem with some modern strongman events
Series 2 - Episode 3 : Cameron Park - Olympic Games Aspirations
Cameron has been training in Taekwondo for around 11 years, the last 7 of which he has been competing as a high-performance athlete including alongside Team GB. After competing in several major championships, international opens and winning many medals and titles, his sporting career so far has been a rollercoaster of emotion, leaving him hungry for more!
In this episode we discuss;
- How Cameron's early success in the sport spurred him on
- When he realised he could go on to be a national level athlete and the differences he had to make to his training
- How important his overall lifestyle is to being an elite athlete
- A deep dive into his weekly training and nutrition
- His future plans and aspirations. Is the olympics on the cards?
Series 2 - Episode 1 - Shivani Vaghela's Secrets
Shivani Vaghela has a long standing career in Business Development, Global Management and Business Transformation over the past 10+ years. Her career history spans a number of multi-national organisations where she has made significant strategic and financial impact in her roles.
Part time, Shivani competes as a fitness model/bodybuilder and has won a number of titles pro cards with the federations MiamiPro and Pure Elite. In 2019, Shivani achieved her pro status with WBFF and will hopefully be competing in a Pro show in 2022.
Episode #23 - Dr George Wilson from Jockey to Sports Scientist and Nutritionist
Dr George Wilson is a researcher at Liverpool John Moores University as well as a sports scientist and nutritionist who has previously worked with Blackburn Rovers, Tranmere Rovers, numerous combat athletes and, more recently, professional horse racing jockeys. As well as publishing numerous research outputs, George has been fundamental in evoking change across the professional horse racing industry. From culture changes to rule changes, George has truly been a pioneer in this field. In this episode, we discuss;
- How George got into horse racing
- How he worked his way up to be a professional jockey
- Why he maybe wasn't your 'typical' jockey
- The controversial headline that made national news
- The biggest lessons he's learnt during his time in the sport
As much as anything else, George is amazingly down to earth and a humble human being. If you enjoy the episode, make sure to subscribe, hit the like and share buttons on social media, or just pass it on with good old fashioned word of mouth.
Episode #22 - Neil Taylor - Lessons From An International Athlete and Coach
Neil Taylor is a former Commonwealth medalist in Olympic Weightlifting. Since his time as an athlete, Neil has worked as an elite Strength and Conditioning Coach for different sports and clubs, as well as working with England Rugby Union for over 15 years.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Coping with Covid-19 in his current role as a Performance Manager for Sports Wales
- How Neil would have coped with Covid-19 back in his day as an athlete
- How he went from athlete to strength coach, to working at the top of international rugby
- The biggest lessons he learnt in 15 years at England Rugby
- Advice to those looking to return to the gym after lockdown.