160 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
    • 4.6 • 59 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.

    S5E3 // The 7 Hard Truths About Being a Coach w/ Cody Royle

    S5E3 // The 7 Hard Truths About Being a Coach w/ Cody Royle

    In Season 5, episode 3 Dr. Marc Bubbs is talking with author and head coach for AFL Canada team Cody Royle about 'The Tough Stufff – 7 Hard Truths About Being A Head Coach'

    Cody and Marc discuss key elements how pressure and the emotional toll impact coaches, how coaching is not about you (but all about you), how ultimately you’re trying to craet your own identity within your team, how we need to rethink communication and a whole lot more.

    >> Visit YOUTUBE Channel 'Performance Nutrition Podcast' to watch full video interview or individual clips >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOyjZGyQ1bk

    • 48 min
    S5E2// Phytonutrients in Meat: Beyond Macros & Micros w/ Dr. Stephan van Vilet, PhD

    S5E2// Phytonutrients in Meat: Beyond Macros & Micros w/ Dr. Stephan van Vilet, PhD

    S5E2// Phytonutrients in Meat: Beyond Macros & Micros w/ Dr. Stephan van Vilet, PhD by Dr. Marc Bubbs

    • 51 min
    S5E1 // Fueling Elite Academy Football Players: From Science to Practice w/ Dr. Marcus Hannon, PhD

    S5E1 // Fueling Elite Academy Football Players: From Science to Practice w/ Dr. Marcus Hannon, PhD

    Summary of the Episode:

    1:11 – Marcus’ background
    2:30 – Nutritional requirements for younger athletes
    8:15 – Schedule of an academy football player
    9:38 – Resting metabolic rate in younger athletes
    13:00 – Are all equations appropriate for young athletes?
    14:00 – Consequences of under-fueling
    17:20 – Youth vs. adult athletes: physiological and metabolic differences
    19:25 – Can youth athletes ‘carb load’
    20:05 – Supplying carbs during training for youth athletes
    22:25 – Energy expenditure in youth athletes: targets to aim for
    26:58 – Senior vs. academy players – how the ‘rest of day’ impacts expenditure
    28:40 – Fueling in under 14 and under 12 age groups
    30:30 – Importance of establishing meal frequency
    32:40 – The importance of breakfast in young footballers
    35:30 – Marcus’ work with Aston Villa in the English Premier League
    37:15 – Nuances in working at the highest level of professional football
    39:10 – Relationship between chefs and performance nutritionists
    42:15 – Evolution of performance in elite and professional football

    • 47 min
    S4E20 // Dominate: Coaching, Culture & Building Elite Athletes w/ Clance Laylor

    S4E20 // Dominate: Coaching, Culture & Building Elite Athletes w/ Clance Laylor

    In Season 4, Episode 20 Dr. Marc Bubbs interviews strength and conditioning coach Clance Laylor to talk about:

    3:38 – Clance’s frame of reference for writing the book
    5:24 – The value of intensity when training
    8:05 – The role of Pierre Roy in supporting and mentoring Clance’s career
    11:45 – Common mistakes of young athletes when lifting
    16:10 – The role of Charles Poliquin in supporting and mentoring Clance’s career
    18:35 – Coaching and communication style with today’s young athlete
    23:10 – Setting the culture: leader-follower dynamics
    26:21 – What Clance’s sees on the nutrition front in the gym
    33:10 – How environment shapes the path to nutritional changes
    39:10 – Clance’s background in sprinting and how its influenced his training philosophy
    40:10 – Big take-home message to athletes and coaches

    • 47 min
    S4E19 // Concussion: Novel Biomarkers & Practitioner Considerations w/ Dr. Patrick O’Halloran, PhD

    S4E19 // Concussion: Novel Biomarkers & Practitioner Considerations w/ Dr. Patrick O’Halloran, PhD

    In Season 4, Episode 19 Dr. Marc Bubbs interviews researcher and medical doctor Dr. Patrick O’Halloran, PhD to discuss novel biomarkers of concussion and applications in the field.

    Summary of Episode

    4:08 – Dr. O’Halloran’s background
    5:45 – The difference between medical and sport diagnosis of concussion
    8:20 – The highly variable recovery timeline from concussion
    10:02 – The field-based assessments of athlete suffering head trauma on the field
    12:45 – Should all sports have universal guidelines for concussion diagnosis?
    16:30 – Acute biomarkers for diagnosing concussion markers
    27:10 – Benefits of instant ‘point of care’ concussion testing
    29:55 – How much extra benefit do you get from sport to sport, when applying point of care testing?
    31:45 – Game day testing and the recovery process once diagnosed on the pitch.
    34:30 – Other biomarkes in the field of concussion diagnosis.
    40:50 – Medications to support concussion recovery (and how side-effects can mimic symptoms).
    44:05 – The application of CBD, exogenous ketones, creatine, or other supplements for concussion recovery?
    52:45 – Take-home message of biomarkers for concussion support?

    • 54 min
    S4E18 // Why We Get Sick: Hyper-Insulinemia & Chronic Disease w/ Dr. Ben Bikman, PhD

    S4E18 // Why We Get Sick: Hyper-Insulinemia & Chronic Disease w/ Dr. Ben Bikman, PhD

    In Season 4, Episode 18 Dr. Marc Bubbs interviews scientist and insulin expert Dr. Ben Bikman, PhD to discuss how chronically high insulin levels can drive chronic disease states.

    Summary of Episode
    3:05 – Why did our grandparents get sick?
    5:45 – Why insulin resistance is at the root of most chronic conditions
    7:45 – Hyper-insulinemia and weight gain
    10:40 – The insulin resistance and heart disease connection (and why it matters)
    14:20 – How chronically high blood glucose levels impair your vascular health
    16:50 – Football linemen, metabolic profiles and the role of fitness and exercise
    23:40 – Taking insulin and how it impacts your fat cells (in diabetics)
    28:20 – Why insulin as a medication for type-2 diabetes is a short-sighted approach
    32:05 – The connection between insulin resistance and brain function
    38:04 – Is there an application for exogenous ketones to prevent (or delay) dementia
    39:05 – Dietary strategies to support insulin resistance
    46:45 – Blood tests for assessing degree of insulin resistance
    49:05 – Exercise and insulin sensitivity: resistance and aerobic activity

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Stacey Shapiro ,

Great content and experts!

Such a great podcast covering health, nutrition and performance. The content is always spot on and the interviews are in depth. This is a must listen to podcast !

Utterly flabbergasted ,

High performing

I first heard Dr. Bubbs on Ben Greenfield’s podcast. I’ve since subscribed and have thoroughly enjoyed it - it’s one of my favorite podcasts to listen to.

My only request is that he offer a little more practical knowledge / application for the weekend warriors. Obviously, we’re all different and some things will work for certain people and not for others, but when you have on, say, the strength and conditioning coach for a professional hockey team, ask about some set/rep/splits for us to try. What’s generally effective, etc.

Thanks for all the great content and for lining up all the experts you do. Keep it coming.

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Dr. Bubbs, host of the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast, highlights all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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