Every serious athlete knows recovery is essential to make the most out of a workout. Supplements can help kick that process into overdrive. Knowing which supplements to take, and when to take them, can provide an added boost to your recovery regimen.
The story of Dr. Terry Wahls is a fascinating, deeply personal dive into the tie between nutrition and disease management. Dr. Wahls has struggled with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis for more than a decade. In the year 2000, Wahls was jogging every morning. Just three years later, she found herself confined to a wheelchair suffering from chronic pain and brain fog. Despite having access to the latest drugs from reputable establishments like the Cleveland Clinic, it wasn’t until a radical change in her diet that Dr. Wahls finally felt she was on the road to a form of recovery. Now, she can walk, work, and has since even completed an 18-miler bike race.
Petteri Lahtela, the CEO of Oura Ring, joins us this week to share the cutting-edge technology behind the ring and its implications beyond sleep. Is one finger really a better sensor point than the entire wrist (ala Apple Watch)? What else can heart rate variability tell us about the performance and state of our bodies? How can we use information from multiple biosignals to optimize sleep? We discuss and ponder over it all in this hour-long episode.
Diligent training should be rewarded. Leading up to a race, you get up every day and put in the hours, pushing yourself to better adapt your body. But where's the line? Overtraining syndrome is a sign you've crossed it. Here are a few ways to spot overtraining, and some suggestions for what to do if it's too late.
Time. It’s our only limited & non-renewable resource. We speak with Matt Dixon, founder of Purple Patch Fitness, a top endurance performance coaching company based in San Francisco. He is an expert in optimizing the lives of both time-starved athletes and knowledge workers. He was one of the first coaches to prioritize recovery and nutrition for elite athletes during a time when they were an afterthought.
Christopher Kelly looked normal on the outside, but had constant brain fog, uncontrollable food cravings, non-existent libido, allergies, chronic fatigue. His doctor prescribed pharmaceuticals that didn’t work. Instead, Christopher altered his diet, cleansed his gut microbiome and began to take control of his health.
Muscle recovery begins at the end of your last workout. By skipping this all-important process, you could be losing out on gainful training. Use these techniques to help put your muscles in the best position to perform their best during your next workout.
Diving into the "mother of all biomarkers". Jason Moore, CEO of EliteHRV, joins the podcast to discuss the basics and nuances of HRV and how it ties into optimal performance and health.
Josh Macin was at the top of his world: He was a recently minted Brazilian Ji Jitsu world champion and had a stable sales career with a healthy family life. He was, on the surface, completely healthy. Over a two week period, he mentally broke down and began to lose his sanity: Depression ensued, panic attacks became a regular occurrence, & suicidal thoughts were not uncommon. When his doctors and traditional pharmaceuticals couldn’t help him, Josh went on a three- year journey to figure out what he could do to cure himself and essentially save his own life.
Rowing as a sport is incredibly nuanced. While not perhaps as popular as other sports, the technique, teamwork, training, nutrition, the combination of aerobic and anaerobic exertion requires a high-level skill set. Let's dive into the mind of an US Olympic rower: Mike DiSanto.