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#13 Dr. Greg Potter - Impact Of Sleep On Performance And Body Composition

#13 Dr. Greg Potter - Impact Of Sleep On Performance And Body Composition

October 27, 2020

In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Greg Potter. Topics of discussion include chronobiology, sleep deprivation and athletic performance, how sleep regulates hormones, sleep extension, polyphasic sleep cycles, and more.

 

TIMESTAMPS

00:09 Introduction

01:26 What is chronobiology and how does it relate to athletics?

04:27 Monophonic vs polyphasic sleep

09:44 What variables influence our sleep cycle?

14:46 Impact of sleep deprivation on performance outcomes

23:12 Sleep extension on athletic performance

30:13 Chronotypes and plasticity

37:01 Sleep, hormones and body composition?

48:02 What’s a controversial opinion you have?

55:12 Where can people find you?

 

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#12 Dr. Jimmy Bagley - Limits Of Muscular Potential And Muscle Physiology

#12 Dr. Jimmy Bagley - Limits Of Muscular Potential And Muscle Physiology

October 21, 2020

In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Jimmy Bagley. Topics of discussion include limitations to muscle growth, muscle fiber differentiation, PED's and gene doping, AMPK and mTOR, blood flow restriction training, improving tendon strength, and more.

 

TIME STAMPS:

 

01:47 How does muscle growth occur?

08:23 What are the leading theories explaining the upper limits of muscle growth?

12:26 How is muscle growth impacted by biological age and training age?

13:49 At what age do muscle fibers start to differentiate between type I and type II?

18:30 When regaining lost muscle will the muscle fiber distribution match what you had previously?

20:37 How far can an individual develop athletically in spite of not having optimal genetics?

26:13 What physiological factors outside of muscle fiber type impact force production?

28:30 How do PED’s help an individual exceed their natural limit for muscle growth?

33:02 Gene doping

35:35 AMPK and mTOR signaling

38:29 Muscle fiber types and substrate utilization

42:10 What research are you currently working on?

48:08 Recommendations for improving tendon strength

51:44 Blood flow restriction and tendon health

53:00 Relationship between the rate of force development and 1RM strength

55:48 What’s one controversial opinion you have?

01:03:30 Where can people find you?

 

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#11 Matt Wenning - Avoiding Injury As A Lifter

#11 Matt Wenning - Avoiding Injury As A Lifter

October 14, 2020

In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Matt Wenning. Topics of discussion include primary contributing factors to injury, competition frequency, metrics to inform programming, autoregulation, keeping tendons and ligaments healthy and more.

 

TIME STAMPS:

00:09 Introduction

03:45 What are the primary contributing factors to injury?

10:10 How many meets should an athlete aim to compete at each year?

11:20 How do you manage program design to minimize the risk of injury?

17:38 What programming metrics do you monitor to inform future programming decisions?

22:44 Autoregulation and individualization in program design

26:40 What strategies do you have to keep tendons and ligaments healthy?

33:11 What’s one belief you have that goes against the grain?

34:29 Where can people find you?

 

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#10 Bryce Lewis - Psychological Preparation For Competition

#10 Bryce Lewis - Psychological Preparation For Competition

October 6, 2020

In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Bryce Lewis. Topics of discussion include overcoming psychological hurdles, developing confidence as an athlete, brining awareness into your training, building mental toughness, how to approach competitions, dealing with burnout, and more.

 

TIME STAMPS:

 

00:09 Introduction

02:37 What psychological hurdles have you had to overcome as an athlete?

04:33 How did you overcome anxiety related to lifting very heavy weights?

07:56 How do you instil confidence and consistency with an athlete?

12:57 How do you find the balance between maintaining an intrinsic focus during competition while simultaneously being cognizant of the competition and what you need to do to win?

15:48 How do you build a strong coach/athlete relationship?

19:01 How do you bring more awareness and focus into your training sessions?

22:32 Is there a difference in how you mentally approach training vs the competition?

23:40 What mental process do you use to prepare to lift a weight you’ve never attempted before?

25:59 How do you deal with lingering doubt during a competition?

27:28 Is there a particular area of research that’s helped you gain a better understanding of your own psychology?

29:57 How do you build mental toughness?

36:31 What’s the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation?

40:25 How do you avoid burnout as a competitive powerlifter?

44:50 The influence of your social circle on performance

47:12 How did you overcome burnout?

51:55 Making decisions quickly to move past setbacks

54:53 Utilizing a blinded approach to weight selection

01:00:10 At the 2018 world championships did you know you were fighting for first place on the podium?

01:01:52 Defensive pessimism and recalibrating your level of effort

01:10:37 Where can the listeners find you?

 

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#9 Gareth Sapstead - Exercise Variation For Muscle And Strength

#9 Gareth Sapstead - Exercise Variation For Muscle And Strength

September 29, 2020

In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Gareth Sapstead. Topics of discussion include methods of overload, addressing weaknesses through exercise variation, when is decreased specificity better, regional hypertrophy and more.

 

TIME STAMPS:

 

00:09 Introduction

03:10 How would you describe your training philosophy?

07:57 Methods of overloading your training

17:21 How did you come about utilizing such unique exercise variations?

24:47 How do you develop exercises for your athletes?

32:44 How do you identify weaknesses and address them?

39:34 Under what circumstances can reduced specificity have a higher transference to strength?

44:32 How does exercise variation impact hypertrophy?

51:00 Regional hypertrophy

54:54 What advice do you have for the listeners?

57:48 Where can people find you?

 

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#8 Jake Linardon - Eating Disorders In Bodybuilding & Powerlifting

#8 Jake Linardon - Eating Disorders In Bodybuilding & Powerlifting

September 21, 2020

In todays episode, Daniel sits down with Dr.Jake Linardon. Topics of discussion include eating disorders and their prevalence in both inactive and athletic populations, disordered behaviour, mental health associations, interpersonal relationships and social identity, approaching recovery, advice for individuals struggling with eating disorders and more.

TIME STAMPS:
00:09 Introduction

03:17 Can you give an overview of common eating disorders and the prevalence?

08:34 What factors play into disordered eating behaviour?

13:57 Disordered eating behaviour as a functional response

17:43 Rigid vs flexible restraint and eating disorders

22:52 Risk factors for eating disorders in powerlifters and bodybuilders

32:51 Mental health and associations with eating disorders

36:32 Interpersonal relationships and eating disorders

42:15 How do you attempt to improve your relationships and environment to combat disordered behaviour?

45:35 How would you approach recovery with a client?

51:52 What advice do you have for people who may be dealing with eating disorders?

55:14 Where can people find you?

 

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#7 Dr  Pat Davidson   Applying Sport Coaching To Powerlifting

#7 Dr Pat Davidson Applying Sport Coaching To Powerlifting

September 15, 2020

In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Dr. Pat Davidson. Topics of discussion include athleticism of non-strength sports athletes, genetic variation in willpower and mental fortitude, a conceptual framework for the development of a powerlifter, biomechanics of lifting, memory and movement execution, and more.

 

TIME STAMPS:

 

0:15 Introduction

16:56 How do athletes whose primary focus is not strength (ie. football, throwers, rugby etc) get so strong?

24:18 Genetic variation in willpower and mental fortitude

32:17 A conceptual framework for the development of a powerlifter

1:04:27 Biomechanics of lifting

1:15:16 Applying the concepts of compression and expansion to lifting

1:26:32 Stability and the ability to resist force

1:31:07 Memory and movement execution

1:47:39 What’s a controversial opinion you have?

1:57:16 Where can people find you

 

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#6 Greg Panora - The Mindset Of A Champion

#6 Greg Panora - The Mindset Of A Champion

July 24, 2020

In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Greg Panora. Topics of discussion include Greg's entrance into the sport of powerlifting, how being bullied shaped his lifting career, major sacrifices and setbacks he's faced, lessons learned from training at westside barbell, and what it takes to be a champion.

 

TIME STAMPS:

 

0:09 Introduction
3:44 How did you come into the sport of powerlifting?
6:16 The impact of being bullied as a kid
8:39 Who did you look up to growing up?
11:21 What sacrifices did you make to pursue powerlifting?
18:29 When did you begin training at westside barbell?
20:41 Lessons learned while training at westside barbell
24:18 Dealing with negative people in your life
29:24 In pursuit of becoming the best coach on the planet
35:32 Developing a strong mind
45:32 Squatting a world record without warming up
48:32 Balancing priorities while pursuing goals
59:41 What’s a controversial opinion you have regarding training?
1:02:21 Advice to up and coming lifters
1:04:06 Where can people find you

 

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#5 - Dr. Andy Galpin - Mechanisms Of Hypertrophy And Muscle Fiber Type

#5 - Dr. Andy Galpin - Mechanisms Of Hypertrophy And Muscle Fiber Type

July 24, 2020

In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Dr. Andy Galpin. Topics of discussion include mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy, additional considerations regarding metabolic damage, fiber type-specific hypertrophy,  age-related muscle fiber type distribution, plyometrics and stepping outside of strength-based research, and more.

 

TIME STAMPS:

 

0:09 Introduction
2:08 What are the primary mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy?
6:44 Long term considerations for metabolic damage vs mechanical tension approach to hypertrophy
11:17 Do we have a physiological rationale for why people have a limit to how much muscle they can put on?
16:24 What is the relationship between muscle damage and hypertrophy?
20:33 Fiber type hypertrophy
25:02 The role of genetics and lifestyle in muscle fiber type
29:08 What impact does age have on muscle fiber distribution?
36:14 Plyometrics, hypertrophy and powerlifting performance
40:59 Stepping outside strength-based research 
44:45 Specificity in powerlifting
47:45 What’s a controversial opinion you have about training?
49:43 Where can people find you?

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#4 Broderick Chavez - Hormones, Diet And Training

#4 Broderick Chavez - Hormones, Diet And Training

July 24, 2020

In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Broderick Chavez. Topics of discussion include the physiological roles of testosterone and estrogen, the impact of diet and exercise on hormone values, bound vs free testosterone, sleep and hormone regulation, the impact of aging on hormone values, and more.

 

TIME STAMPS:

 

0:09 Introduction
3:33 What is the role of testosterone and estrogen relative to strength and hypertrophy?
12:14 What impact does diet and exercise have on hormone values?
15:57 How does macronutrient composition impact hormone values?
21:59 Misconceptions surrounding insulin 
23:38 What is the difference between and relevance of bound testosterone vs free testosterone?
26:13 How common is hormonal dysregulation? 
28:16 How does sleep impact hormone values?
33:18 What is the significance of estrogen?
37:37 What are the optimal testosterone and estrogen values for a lifter?
40:32 Enhanced lifters.
43:57 At what age do you see a decline in hormone values and what can be done to combat this?
51:03 What’s a controversial opinion you have about training?
56:26 Where can people find you?

 

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