EPISODE 52 - Rewind: Best Of 2017 - Expert Highlights w/ Dr. Marc Bubbs

2017 Highlights Episode

In Episode 52, Dr. Bubbs reflects on the first season of the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast with clips of 18 expert guests sharing their incredible insights on a variety of hot topics from popular episodes this past year. Thank you to all the amazing expert guests who came on the show this year to share their knowledge on health, training, nutrition, recovery, and mindset!

EPISODE 51 - Pilot Coffee, Brewing Methods & The Perfect Roast w/ Brett Johnston

In Episode 51, Dr. Bubbs chats with Pilot Coffee Roasters' Brett Johnston to talk all things coffee: brewing methods, traditional Italian coffee culture single espresso vs. modern coffee cultures doubles, how geographic location and altitude impact the beans, the importance of processing methods in coffee flavours, new technology in decaf and cold brew, and so much more. If you love coffee, you’ll love this episode!

"Lay-Ups" In This Episode

  1. Three main brewing methods: espresso-style, pour-over and cold brew.
  2. Single espresso – traditional Italian coffee culture
  3. Modern coffee culture – the double pour emphasizes more flavour before running into bitterness

Performance Tips From This Episode

  1. The origin and the processing method are the most impactful on extracting coffee flavour.
  2. If companies heavily roast their beans, they’re likely a subpar quality bean that yields a uniform taste.
  3. Cascara – the dehydrated coffee fruit can be used to make a delicious tea.

“Expert” Coffee Talk

Espresso pour with equal shot of warm water.

About Brett Johnston of Pilot Coffee

Head of Innovation for Pilot Coffee Roasters, Toronto’s award-winning coffee company whose mission is to roast great coffee and work with great people and whose mantra is “the perfect roast is only possible if it begins with the perfect green bean”.

EPISODE 43 – "Unplugged": How To Evolve From Technology to Upgrade Fitness & Performance w/ Dr. Andy Galpin

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with expert Dr. Andy Galpin, Professor at the Center for Sport Performance at California State University-Fullerton to talk benefits and pitfalls of wearable technology, when technology can help clients and athletes and when it can hinder progess, key markers of longevity and healthy ageing that most doctors don’t know, why you can’t just outsource your training (or your health) and why it’s important to “feel small” every once in a while. Terrific insights from one of the best in the business. 

"Lay-Ups" In This Episode

  1. By 2020, the global market for fitness-focused apps and devices is expected to grow to over 30$ billion.
  2. Wearables technology can be very supportive for behavior change in the short-term.
  3. Wearable tech has limitations; accuracy, inability to assess context, lack of personalization, dependency, etc. 

"Performance Hacks" In This Episode

  1. Key markers for longevity include grip strength, leg strength, lean muscle and VO2 max.
  2. Gamification works in the short-term, 50% of people who buy wearables stop using them after 6 months. Apps are best for early motivation and calibration.
  3. The “Blue Dot” – there is tremendous value in “feeling small” every once in awhile.

Coffee Talk

Andy’s “no-routine” routine – Rising at 4am + flexible morning routine (may or may not include coffee).

About Dr. Andy Galpin

Dr. Galpin is a Professor at the Center for Sport Performance at California State University, Fullerton and is the Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Lab. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Program Design, and Sports Nutrition, among others. His research utilizes the muscle biopsy procedure to analyze muscle at the single-cell level in response to high intensity/power/force exercise. Essentially, his research uses highly sophisticated measurements and laboratory techniques to answer practical questions like: How does muscle adapt at the cellular level to interval training vs. strength training? What cellular aspects of muscle allow some athletes, like elite CrossFitters or mixed martial artists to be simultaneously strong and highly conditioned? He has over 100 scientific articles and international presentations and has helped his numerous amateur and elite/Olympic-level NFL, weightlifting, MLB, NBA, and UFC athletes.