10 episodes

The Evolution Lab Podcast explores the most effective, tried, tested and guaranteed routes and answers to success with the human body by asking the people who research, coach, treat and make it happen, and with those that use their bodies to the highest levels of performance.

Matt Roberts interviews guests and experts offering their insight, experience, successes and failures, as well as probing into the key pillars for physical health, mental focus and longevity.

Every human body goes through enormous challenges when being pushed to perform at the very highest level and every human body breaks down at some point in time.
The Evolution Lab aims to find the ways in which the individuals have trained, eaten, recovered, adapted and succeeded, and also explores the approaches that failed in their programming, why they did and what they learned in order to improve.

The shows get under the skin of coaching, science, longevity, psychology, nutrition and sleep in order to find the answer to how we reach our full potential and reach the peak of their own physical capabilities.

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    • Health & Fitness

The Evolution Lab Podcast explores the most effective, tried, tested and guaranteed routes and answers to success with the human body by asking the people who research, coach, treat and make it happen, and with those that use their bodies to the highest levels of performance.

Matt Roberts interviews guests and experts offering their insight, experience, successes and failures, as well as probing into the key pillars for physical health, mental focus and longevity.

Every human body goes through enormous challenges when being pushed to perform at the very highest level and every human body breaks down at some point in time.
The Evolution Lab aims to find the ways in which the individuals have trained, eaten, recovered, adapted and succeeded, and also explores the approaches that failed in their programming, why they did and what they learned in order to improve.

The shows get under the skin of coaching, science, longevity, psychology, nutrition and sleep in order to find the answer to how we reach our full potential and reach the peak of their own physical capabilities.

    Tough Girl Challenges, Endurance Events and a Happy Lifestyle with Sarah Williams

    Tough Girl Challenges, Endurance Events and a Happy Lifestyle with Sarah Williams

    Since leaving the Banking sector, Sarah Williams has embarked on a number of phenomenal endurance challenges. After competing in a number of London Marathons, Sarah then completed the Marathon Des Sables, hiked the Appalachian trail and cycled the Pacific Coast Highway. Sarah then founded Tough Girl Challenges and The Tough Girl Podcast before recently winning a Sports Podcast Award.

    02:13 Summary of Sarah's Challenges
    05:07 Competing or Completing?
    12:56 The Appalachian Trail and Resiliance
    17:31 Why we stay motivated throughout tough challenges
    22:43 Marathon Des Sables Training Block
    30:24 Strength training being key to endurance events
    37:30 Diet and weight training for endurance challenges
    39:34 KETO eating and endurance
    46:11 Training changes with getting older
    52:28 Changing headspace away from office life

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    • 58 min
    Spartathlons, Marathon training, Cold Water & Plant-based diets with Vassos Alexander

    Spartathlons, Marathon training, Cold Water & Plant-based diets with Vassos Alexander

    Veteran of more than 100 marathon and ultra running events, Vassos Alexander is perhaps best known for his role as side-kick to Chris Evans on Virgin Radio but his experience, insight, anecdotes and guidance come from a place of many thousands of miles covered, not to mention completing the remarkable “Spartathlon”

    01:55 Introduction to Vassos
    07:45 The Spartathlon
    12:02 Talking us through Vassos’ First Marathon
    16:00 Is Vassos a competitive person?
    18:45 How Vassos trained for his first marathon
    25:00 Training block for a sub 3 hour marathon
    30:40 What’s the hardest race distance?
    37:40 Endurance training and interleukin response
    40:10 Testosterone levels
    41:55 Benefits of cold water
    47:35 Using heat for training effectivity
    50:20 Supplementation and magnesium
    52:00 Changing to a plant-based diet

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    • 59 min
    The Healing Power Of Food With Dale Pinnock

    The Healing Power Of Food With Dale Pinnock

    Medicinal Chef Dale Pinnock discusses the vital impacts of how the foods we consume affect our body in very profound ways. Dale delves into the impact of various well used eating programmes and explains how key foods as supplements can have a positive effect on our well-being, immunity, energy and longevity.

    00:08:00 - Have our diets got better or worse in the last decade?
    00:13:10 - Should there be more intervention in our diets?
    00:18:48 - The Importance of diet diversity
    00:26:35 - Introducing meat after 20 years of Veganism
    00:33:32 - Whole-food Diets
    00:35:14 - Keto Diets
    00:48:19 - Turmeric
    00:50:13 - Ginger
    00:51:46 - Mushrooms and Funghi
    00:56:26 - Garlic
    00:57:28 - Cinnamon
    00:59:47 - Resveratrol

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bioscience, longevity and saving the planet with Jim Mellon

    Bioscience, longevity and saving the planet with Jim Mellon

    Entrepreneur and Longevity investor Jim Mellon talks about how the investment world is rapidly turning to longevity and sustainability for returns and as a result our expectations about ageing, performance and also how we can positively help the environment through changes in how we eat whilst also making ourselves healthier.

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    • 57 min
    The power of exercise in fighting cancer & staying cancer free; How we can reduce risk & increase our ability to fight with Liz O'Riordan

    The power of exercise in fighting cancer & staying cancer free; How we can reduce risk & increase our ability to fight with Liz O'Riordan

    Liz O’Riorden, formerly an oncologist surgeon, talks with Matt about her own experience of discovering and overcoming cancer and using physical training to stay mentally strong, physically capable and discusses the extent to which exercise has been proven to aid recovery from Cancer and to keep cancer in remission.

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    • 49 min
    Managing your body, dealing with injury and preventing physical breakdown with James Moore

    Managing your body, dealing with injury and preventing physical breakdown with James Moore

    James Moore, Physiotherapist and Conditioning expert to Olympic squads, Rugby Teams and now to Tennis player Andy Murray dives deep into the physiology of performance, injury management and optimising reruns from time spent training.

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    The Evolution Lab is a Pod Prod Production. To find out more, go to www.podprod.co.uk

    • 1 hr 24 min

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