146 episodes

The Athletes Podcast is the platform for every individual to listen & learn from the highest performing current and former athletes, nutritionists, coaches, and health experts do to excel in all areas of their lives and how they are making a difference. Join David Stark as he interviews and uncovers the daily habits, routines, trainings, and experiences that some of the world's most impactful current and former athletes have to share! The goal is to entertain, educate & inspire the next generation of athletes!

The Athletes Podcast David Stark

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

The Athletes Podcast is the platform for every individual to listen & learn from the highest performing current and former athletes, nutritionists, coaches, and health experts do to excel in all areas of their lives and how they are making a difference. Join David Stark as he interviews and uncovers the daily habits, routines, trainings, and experiences that some of the world's most impactful current and former athletes have to share! The goal is to entertain, educate & inspire the next generation of athletes!

    Emily Cole - Duke University All American Track & Field Athlete & Author of The Players' Plate - Episode #143

    Emily Cole - Duke University All American Track & Field Athlete & Author of The Players' Plate - Episode #143

    Episode #143 of The Athletes Podcast features our guest, Emily Cole.  A Duke University All-American track and field athlete, podcaster (her new podcast debuts in October) and the FIRST NIL athlete to publish a book. Her passion is helping other young athletes understand the unique nutrition needed to fuel their performance and help them avoid making the same mistakes she did. In her new book, Emily taps into the knowledge of elite athletes, dieticians, and other experts to help athletes find their optimal fueling plan. Let’s jump into Episode #143 with Emily Cole, Here we go!

    Episode Breakdown:
    00:00 - 01:53:  Intro
    01:30 - 05:30:  The Players' Plate & Emily's story with sodium
    05:30 - 09:44: How athletes can improve their nutrition & the importance of diet
    09:44 - 12:45: Emily's experience with diet & nutrition and why you should aim for a B+
    12:45 - 16:10: The inspiration & passion behind The Players' Plate
    16:10 - 23:00 Mindset, Sleep, Scheduling, Supplementing and how it impacts performance
    23:00 - 28:15: Day in the life of Emily Cole & the power of Tik Tok
    28:15 - 31:16: Becoming the first athlete to become an author under NIL & her family's impact
    31:16 - 33:45: Plans post University & using health tech to help people
    33:45 - 36:42: How important it is for every athlete to communicate what they're feeling
    36:42 - 43:54: Emily's biggest piece of advice for the next-gen of athletes & favourite meal to cook with her team.
    43:54 - 45:09: Outro & 30% biosteel promo "AP30"

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    • 45 min
    Rachael McIntosh - Team Canada Heptathlete & Biosteel Brand Ambassador - Episode #142

    Rachael McIntosh - Team Canada Heptathlete & Biosteel Brand Ambassador - Episode #142

    Episode #142 of The Athletes Podcast features our guest, Rachael McIntosh. A former heptathlete who attended The University of Pittsburgh, Boston & Calgary University,  all while being a member of the Canadian track and field team. As a heptathlete, she competed in 7 different events, about 6 more than Dave would be able to do, but she shares an interesting journey In the sport. We touch upon sponsorships, training, and her career now with Biosteel, the company that sponsored her as an athlete when she was competing…Talk about full circle! Let’s jump into Episode #142 with Rachael McIntosh, Here we go!

    Episode Breakdown:
    00:00 - 1:30:  Intro
    01:30 - 2:31:  Background on Rachael
    02:31 - 3:44: Hometown Athletes
    03:44 - 4:07: Playing Multiple Sports
    04:07 - 5:35: Making Team Canada
    05:35 - 8:07: Head on a Swivel
    08:07 - 10:46: Life After Sport
    10:46 - 14:31: Proudest Accomplishment
    14:31 - 16:00: Calgary
    16:00 - 20:50: Working For Biosteel
    20:50 - 25:45: Self Refelction
    25:45 - 29:20: The Average Athlete
    29:20 - 37:06 Financial Threshold & Sponsorships
    37:06 - 37:14: Biosteel Ad
    37:14 - 39:09: Wild Travels
    39:09 - 41:53: Social Media
    41:53 - 44:05: Advice for the Next Gen
    44:05 - 45:46: Outro

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    • 45 min
    Chandra Davidson - Sporting Portugal Pro Soccer Player- Episode #141

    Chandra Davidson - Sporting Portugal Pro Soccer Player- Episode #141

    Episode #141 of The Athletes Podcast features Chandra Davidson! Davidson currently plays as a forward for Sporting Portugal. Formerly an Indiana University Hoosier team captain and Academic All-Big Ten athlete, Chandra was able to compete in nearly every game as an NCAA athlete & worked her way to playing overseas where she is winning championships and making a name for herself across the pond! Thanks for joining us for an incredible conversation, we hope you enjoy it!
    Episode Breakdown:

    Intro: 00:00- 03:10
    Growing Up Playing Soccer: 03:11-03:44
    Multi-Sport Athlete: 03:45- 4:50
    Soccer Career: 4:51- 5:25
    Hoosier Soccer: 5:26- 7:17
    Choosing a University: 7:18-8: 30
    Academic Career: 8:31- 9:27
    Being a Leader & Captain: 9:28-11:56
    Influence of Family: 11:57- 13:45
    Playing in Portugal: 13:46- 15:05
    Ted Lasso: 15:06- 15:55
    Championship Wins: 15:56- 17: 35
    Equal Pay in Sport: 17:36- 18:20
    Getting an Agent: 18:21- 19:37
    Learning Portuguese: 19:38-22:04
    Team Travelling: 22:05-23:03
    Traveling in Europe: 23:04- 23:55
    Playing in the NWSL: 23:56-24:55
    NCAA Stories: 24:56-27:20
    Role models: 27:21- 29:28
    Advice for Next Generation: 29:29-30:19
    Influential Coaches: 30:19-31:28
    Outro: 31:29-33:19

    Enjoy!

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    • 33 min
    Evan Dunfee - Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Speed Walker - Episode #140

    Evan Dunfee - Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Speed Walker - Episode #140

    Episode #140 of The Athletes Podcast features Evan Dunfee!  Dunfee was named to the Canadian team for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, competing in the newly-added 10,000 m walk. He won the gold medal in a new national and Commonwealth Games record time of 38:36:37. The Richmond, B.C. native's time of 38:36:37 set a Games record as well as broke his own Canadian record. Thanks for joining us for an incredible conversation, we hope you enjoy it!

    What we talk about:

    00:00- 02:50 Intro
    02:51- 05:24 2022 Commonwealth Games Win
    05:25- 08:09 The sport of Race Walking
    08:10- 11:54 How Evan got into Race Walking
    11:55- 15:15 The Support of Family
    15:16- 17:27: Training Abroad
    17:28- 20:33 Growing up in Richmond, BC
    20:34- 25:00 Olympic Medals & Defining Success
    25:01- 28:54 True Sport Award & Giving Back
    28:55- 30:59 The Power of Sport
    31:00- 32:17 The Influence of Teammates
    32:18- 33:09 Hockey 
    33:10- 35:47 Multi-sport athletes
    35:48- 36:56- Well-rounded athletes
    36:57- 39:38- Evan’s Unique Nutrition plan
    39:39- 40:31- Favourite food 
    40:32- 44:44- Funding & sponsorships
    44:45- 45:49- Time at UBC
    45:50- 48:12 Advice for Next Generation
    48:13- 49:59 Outro
    Enjoy!

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    • 50 min
    Meredith Root & Alex Parker - Tactic Nutrition - Episode #139

    Meredith Root & Alex Parker - Tactic Nutrition - Episode #139

    Episode #139 of The Athletes Podcast features Meredith Root & Alex Parker.  Both former Crossfit Games athletes who now coach with Tactic Nutrition!  Simplifying nutrition as opposed to what's been shared with the world around complexities that are in the space. Two phenomenal athletes who joined us for an incredible conversation we hope you enjoy!

    What we talk about:

    Episode Breakdown:

    00:00-2:40- Intro
    3:02-6:55-  Meredith Root
    6:56- 12:04- Alex Parker
    12:05- 16:00- Working Together
    16:01- 19:21- Thermodynamics
    19:22- 22:33- Eat to Train
    22:34- 24:30- Nutrition Planning
    24:31- 30:13- Cross Fit Games
    30;14-33:50- Multi-Sport Pro Athletes
    33:50- 37:23- Cross Fit Community
    41:35- 37:24- Dealing with Crossfit Hate
    37:25- 44:00- Wedding Planning
    44:01- 48:06- 5 Pillars of Health
    48:07- 52:50- Building Routine
    52:51- 55:44- Advice
    55:45- 57:52- Outro

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    • 53 min
    Aaron Jeffrey - #6 Ranked Middleweight in Bellator MMA - Episode #138 with @aajmma

    Aaron Jeffrey - #6 Ranked Middleweight in Bellator MMA - Episode #138 with @aajmma

    Episode #138 of The Athletes Podcast features Aaron Jeffrey.  Prior to becoming the #6 ranked Middle Weight in Bellator, Aaron competed in Dana White's contender series and most recently knocked out the #2 Bellator Middleweight fighter. Now ranked #6 in the Bellator Middleweight division and fresh off signing a 6-fight contract, Aaron joins the athletes podcast for an incredible conversation we hope you enjoy!

    What we talk about:

    0:00-2:07: Intro
    2:07-3:55: Knocking out #2 ranked Bellator Middleweight & getting followed by Joe Rogan
    3:55-5:58: Expectations vs. Reality of current career accomplishments
    5:58-7:50: Getting the call to fight Austin on 8 days notice & being physically prepared to fight
    7:50-10:00: Aaron's diet & talking about the Niagara Top Team 
    10:00-11:13:Tuesday's striking with Don & the grueling practices that the team endures
    11:13-12:06: A day in the life of Aaron Jeffrey & the slop
    12:06-14:15: Inspirations for Aaron & fighters he looked up to growing up
    14:15-16:04:Jeffrey Nutrition & the secret to making weight without restricting calories
    16:04-17:35: Coming to Austin Vanderford's defense & the Ariel Helwani MMA show
     17:35-19:30: Dealing with how people treat you post-big win
    19:30-21:05: Contracts in MMA how to plan financially with brands/endorsements/sponsors etc.
    21:05-22:03: Betting on yourself, making money for friends & what the future holds
    22:03-24:59: Magic Spoon, Joe Rogan, Andrew Huberman & Aaron's favorite interviews
    24:59-27:10: Aaron's Routines, strategies & methods to stay consistent
    27:10-28:51: How to become the next best MMA fighter
    28:51-30:35: Revenge of the mullet & getting experience outside of the ring
    30:35-31:13: Nose strip business idea thanks to Alex Hormozi & getting Jeffrey sponsored
    31:13-32:15: Diet, sleep, eating, exercise and not looking for the magic pill
    32:15-33:08: Aaron's biggest piece of advice for the next gen of athletes
    33:08-34:36: Outro

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    • 34 min

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