EPISODE 47 - Winning Olympic Gold, Human Potential & Redefining Realistic w/ Heather Moyse

In episode 47, Dr. Bubbs sits down with one of the greatest female athletes in Canadian history, 2x Olympic gold medalist and World Rugby Hall of Famer Heather Moyse. In this episode Heather discusses achieving your true potential by owning your story, overcoming obstacles, shaking off disbelievers, and shifting your perspective so you can believe, plan and pursue your dreams. Heather says “it’s not about the guarantees, it’s about the possibilities!” and shares actionable tips in this episode to help you achieve your potential.

Lay-Ups From This Episode

1)             Heather’s motto: "Believe. Plan. Pursue"

2)             When pursuing any dream or goal, Heather says “it’s not about the guarantees. It’s about the possibilities!”

3)             Own your story… you’re capable of much more than you give yourself credit for.

Performance Tips in This Episode

1)            Excuses reveal priorities.

2)            Potential is genetic, but speed and power are skills that must be developed from that potential—and that takes work.

3)            “Come from away” – see things from different perspective to find the ideal solution.

Coffee Talk

Heather’s morning black tea 

About Heather Moyse

A 3-time Olympian and 2-time Olympic gold medalist, Heather Moyse has been described as Canada’s best ever all-round female athlete, making Canadian history on home soil at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics winning Canada’s first-ever gold medal. Heather has also represented Canada in international competition in track cycling and on the National Senior Women’s Rugby team in 22 international rugby games and the 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Heather was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame – the only Canadian female and only second Canadian to receive that honour, joining the likes of Johnny Wilkinson and Nelson Mandela

 

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EPISODE 38 - Triathlons, Endurance Training & Considerations for Female Athletes w/ Dr. Tamsin Lewis MD

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Dr. Tamsin Lewis MD, functional medicine expert and elite endurance athlete, to talk all things endurance training: how she become UK Ironman champion, nutrition and training lessons she learned along the way, the importance of personalized training volumes to maximize results, considerations for female athletes, key biomarkers for assessing recovery and health, and so much more! Dr. Tamsin provides a ton of great tips and actionable insights to help you raise your game.

"Lay-Ups" In This Episode

  1. Gut distress is common in endurance athletes; “periodizing” carb intake can help to mitigate digestive issues.
  2. Individualized training load is crucial for optimizing endurance performance.
  3. Excessive carb restriction for endurance training can tax immunity, adrenals and sex hormones (particularly in females). 

"Performance Hacks" From This Episode

  1. A regular menstrual cycle is not directly related to body-fat (or leanness), but rather how much “stress” your brain perceives on the body.
  2. Genetic predisposition to endurance training can promote significant performance gains over the competition. (See Episode #24 with Athletigen CEO Dr. Jeremy Koenig!).
  3. Low bone density is directly related to low hormone levels (i.e. testosterone) and nutritional status (i.e. calcium, vitamin D, boron, etc.).

Coffee Talk

Tamsin has an early morning licorice root tea + power brewed coffee (1 tbsp MCT oil + hydrolyzed collagen + full-cream organic milk)

 

About Dr. Tamsin Lewis

Tamsin qualified with honours in Medicine & Surgery at Kings College London in 2004 and was awarded MRCPsych from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2009. After years of training in the conventional medical paradigm Tam-sin became disillusioned with the ‘band-aid approach and pharmaceutical dogma which pervaded daily practice in primary and secondary care. During this time she began competing in triathlons, and found her performance improved in direct correlation with the degree to which she optimised key bio-markers through lifestyle, nutrition, supplement and training adjustments. Tamsin spent 4 years as an elite And In 2014 she won Ironman UK as a professional at her first attempt at this distance - having never run a marathon prior - and ‘raison d’être’ is to empower people to redefine the way they think about health.

Follow Tamsin on Twitter @SportieDoc and learn more at www.sportiedoc.com

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