EPISODE 35 - Building Lean Muscle - Top 10 Nutrition & Training Tips w/ Jaret Grossman

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with expert coach Jaret Grossman to talk about his journey from a 90 pound 8th grader to 3x All-American wrestler at Bryant University. Jaret shares his top-10 nutrition and training tips for adding 10-20 pounds of muscle to your body; targets for total daily protein intake, meal frequency for hypertrophy, preferred types of carbohydrates, nutrient-timing, training frequency for beginners and more advanced lifters and a ton more. Jaret also shares some key insights on how to become a successful entrepreneur, the importance of systems and goal-setting, and how to build your brand.

Lay Ups - Jaret's Nutrition Tips

1) Meal Frequency - Eat every 3 hours, 5-6 meals per day

2) Protein Intake - 1g per pound bodyweight; at least 30-40g per meal

3) Hardgainers/Ectomorphs - Eat until your very full! 

Performance Hacks - Jaret's Training Tips

1) Training - Novices best to start with full-body routines, more advanced split body-part routines

2) Rest Periods - 30s for getting leaner; 3:00 for building strength

3) Legs - Aim for 15-20 reps for greater gains!

About Jaret Grossman

Jaret’s world class advice is drawn from his early childhood woes and muscular transformation. As an 8th grader, Jaret was only 90 pounds, won only one wrestling match, and was constantly picked on and bullied. He quickly progressed to become one of New York’s best wrestlers and eventually became a 3x All-American at Bryant University. After he pursued a career in law and investment banking, Jaret realized his passion lied elsewhere. After amassing over 30 million views on YouTube by producing a video every day for a year, Jaret Grossman quickly became one of the world’s most sought after coaches and business consultants. He started up the health and fitness brand Muscle Prodigy with over 1 million social media followers, and topping the chart on iTunes. 

Jaret's 45-Day Program - mp45.com

EPISODE 30 - The Athlete-Entrepreneur Mindset, Goal-Setting & Lifestyle Hacks w/ Jason Burke

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with successful entrepreneur, fashion leader and Canada's most influential sneakerhead Jason Burke to talk about the similarities between sports and start-up life, setting goals to reverse-engineer success, how he overcame significant life and business challenges to succeed, as well as his nutrition, exercise and napping habits that fuel his creativity and productivity. Jason shares some simple, actionable and insightful take-aways to upgrade your mindset and success.

"Lay-Ups"

1)          Movement – Even if you’re an early riser, start your day with movement to boost creativity.

2)          Goals - start with your long-term goal (i.e 10 years from now) and work backwards to lay out the best path for your career.

3)          Community – Jason’s peers growing up were all driven high-performers, which fueled his desire to perform. Surround yourself with like-minded people.

 "Performance Hacks"

1)          Chunking Tasks – in 3-hour intervals throughout the day

2)          Naps – Like many productive “early-riser” entrepreneurs, Jason takes a 20-30 minute power nap in the afternoon.

3)          Mindset – Let go of your entrepreneurial fear, jump in with both feet

Coffee Talk

No coffee. Hydration upon rising.

About Jason Burke

Canada’s Most Influential Sneakerhead in the sneaker revolution, a culture that has shaped his world, feeding his competitive nature through team sport, lifting him through the trials of being singled out, building a platform for his creative vision in trend and style, and leading himon a global career that has connected him to an incredible network of like-minded revolutionaries.

Jason provides his unique lens on culture, forecasting trends, and carefully curated collection via his website and company snkrbox.

Follow Jason on Instagram and check out his Facebook page.

EPISODE 29 - Pro Athlete Training, Nutrition, Sleep & Travel w/ Tim Difrancesco

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with former LA Laker Head Strength & Conditioning Tim Difrancesco to take a deep dive into the life of a professional athlete. From training strategies and muscular imbalances, to identifying nutrition and supplementation goals, managing sleep and off-setting the stress of travel. Tim also shares his journey to working in the NBA and what he learned along the way, as well as some fantastic tips and actionable take-aways for you to upgrade your training, nutrition and performance!

Athlete’s Edge "Lay-Ups"

1)   Movement – Goblet squats are a great place to start to groove the movement pattern.

2)   Nutrition - Avoid toxic vegetable oils  (canola, soya, corn, safflower, sunflower, etc.) commonly found in packaged foods - even in the “healthy” packaged foods!

3)   Career – Be willing to take risks and ready to make sacrifices (i.e. the “shit sandwich!”).

Athlete’s Edge "Performance Hacks"

1)   Training – for athletes with disproportionate levers or muscular imbalances, consider lifting from rack position.

2)   Longevity – tendons and ligaments respond to training loads, therefore it's crucial to maintain as you age (don’t just hit the pool!)

3)   NBA “PB & J” – for instant energy use organic peanut butter + sourdough/sprouted bread + low-sugar jam spread!

Coffee Talk

Tim’s Morning Coffee Reflection (+5 minute journal) 

About Tim DiFrancesco

Tim DiFrancesco, former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for the past 6 seasons and the founder of TD Athletes Edge, helping athletes gain THE EDGE in nutrition, training and recovery. He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Follow Tim on Twitter

EPISODE 27 - Heart Rate Variability, Keto Diets & Elite Endurance Athletes w/ The Plews & Prof

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with high performance expert researchers and coaches Dr. Daniel Plews and the "Prof" Dr. Paul Laursen to talk heart rate variability, low-carb and keto diets and endurance training. The Plews and Prof share insights into how best to assess HRV and what it means for your training, the impact of low-carb and keto diets on training adaptations (and how it differs on race day) and longevity, and share their personal insights of working with the world's best endurance athletes. Great stuff here from two of the worlds top experts! 

HRV "Lay-Ups"

1)    Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the physiological phenomenon of variation in the time interval between heartbeats. It is measured by the variation in the beat-to-beat interval.

2)    By measuring HRV you can gain insights into how your nervous system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory systems respond to training and life’s stressors.

3)    A higher HRV is correlated with younger biological age and better aerobic fitness.

HRV "Performance Hacks"

1)  Training above anaerobic threshold (VT2) puts a much heavier stress on HRV.

2)  Your autonomic nervous system is always changing, thus rolling or average values are critical for optimal assessment.

3)  Favourite App "HRV for Training" – compares favourably to the gold-standard ECG for accuracy.

Coffee Talk

The Plews – Cup of tea (pre-swim) OR coffee and MCT powder

Non-training days – Coffee + MCT followed by intermittent fasting mornings until about noon

The Prof – Coffee + Cream (intermittent fasting until noon)

About "The Plews & Prof"  

Dr. Daniel Plews is just one part of “Plews and Prof”, a company who specializes in maximizing performance health and longevity in athletes. For 7 years, Dan worked with High Performance Sport New Zealand where he has been immersed in the Rowing program. During this time, he attended both the London and Rio Olympic Games where the rowing team claimed 5 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. Dan has 17 peered reviewed publications in various academic journals. With his PhD focusing in heart rate variability, 9 of these publications are in the practical application of heart rate variability to assist in informing training decisions. Follow Dan on Twitter at @theplews1.

Prof Paul Laursen. Across the last two Olympic cycles, Dr. Laursen was employed as Lead Physiologist for High Performance Sport New Zealand alongside a joint position as Adjunct Professor of Exercise Physiology at Auckland University of Technology. This unique role positioned him at the nexus between theory, research and application of sport science and physiology for Olympic sports in New Zealand. While he continues his Professorial role, he is now based in Canada as a coach and consultant (www.plewsandprof.com). He’s amounted more than 125 scientific publications, holds two international patents and is the inventor of the world’s first ice slushy bottle (www.floebottle.com). Follow Dr. Laursen on Twitter @PaulBLaursen

Find out more at www.plewsandprof.com and follow on twitter at @PlewsandProf.

Article link:

https://www.plewsandprof.com/single-post/2017/04/09/JAN-VAN-BERKEL-THE-FAT-ADAPTED-HEALTHY-ATHLETE-VISCERAL-FAT-AND-ITS-RELATIONSHIP-TO-HEALTH-AND-PERFORMANCE

EPISODE 25 - Maximize Hypertrophy Training, Fat Loss Myths & Nutrition For Building Muscle w/ Dr. Brad Schoenfeld

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs interviews hypertrophy and body composition expert researcher Dr. Brad Schoenfeld PhD. Brad shares his research and incredible insights on the ideal sets, reps and periodization for building lean muscle, the myth of multiple meals increasing metabolism, his findings on fasted-cardio for fat loss, as well as his nutrition tips for maximizing lean muscle gains. Brad also dives into going keto for building muscle, the impacts of "fat bombs" on testosterone levels, and so much more. Brad drops a plethora of knowledge bombs and provides numerous simple, and actionable take aways for anyone trying to build muscle or burn fat.

Weight Loss "Lay-Ups" 

1) To lose weight you need to achieve a caloric deficit.

2) Multiple meals throughout the day does NOT increase metabolism and promote weight loss.

3) Morning fasted-cardio is neither beneficial, nor detrimental. 

Hypertrophy "Performance Hacks"

1) Minimal suggested carbohydrate intake for maximizing hypertrophy = 3g/kg.

2) Incomplete glycogen recovery increases AMPK thus comprosiming anabolic capacity.

3) "Clean Bulk" - aim for 200-400 calorie surplus per day.

Coffee Talk

Brad's Big Black Coffee & his morning dog walk 

About Dr. Brad Schoenfeld

Dr. Brad Schoenfeld is an internationally renowned fitness expert and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training, muscle development, and fat loss. Brad is a best-selling author and his books  have sold over a half-million copies, including the The M.A.X. Muscle Plan - widely referred to as the "muscle-building bible" -Strong and Sculpted, a cutting-edge body sculpting program targeted to women, and his seminal textbook “Science and Develoment of Muscle Hypertrophy”, the first text devoted to an evidence-based elucidation of the mechanisms and strategies for optimizing muscle growth. Brad is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder, has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles and currently and acts as director of their human performance laborator at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY.

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EPISODE 19 - The Athlete's Gut & Rebooting Your Digestion w/ Dr. Tommy Wood MD

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Cambridge and Oxford graduate Dr. Tommy Wood MD for a deep dive into the "athlete's gut" and common digestive complaints. He discusses the "keystone" bacteria that make up a healthy gut, common triggers that lead to dysbiosis, how intense training impacts the gut, as well as solutions on the testing, food and supplement front to restore optimal gut health. Dr. Tommy drops a lot of "knowledge bombs" in this episode...take notes!

Healthy Gut "Lay Ups" From This Episode (simple, easy, actionable takeaways)

1) Akkermansia and Bifidobacterium are "keystone" bacteria that make up a healthy gut.

2) "Good" gut bacteria produce healthy levels of butyrate (a short-chain saturated fat) in the colon. High levels of buytrate in the gut reflect a healthy gut microbiota. 

3) Dysbiosis and leaky gut triggers include antibiotics, NSAIDSs, excess stress, lack of sleep, Western diet.

Healthy Gut "Performance Hacks" In This Episode

1) Intense exercise is a major stressor to the gut, leading to acute hyper-permeability or leaky gut. Training "smart" and "efficient" is crucial to off-set trauma.

2) "Fat Bombs" can worsen leaky gut and endotoxin uptake into bloodstream. (Proceed with caution - context matters).

Coffee Talk

Dr. Tommy's "Keto Creamer" & Barefoot Morning Walk -  1-2 egg yolks, a bit of heavy cream & a tablespoon of his own NBT MCT oil, along with a barefoot walk!

About Dr. Tommy Wood MD

Dr. Tommy has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in physiology and neuroscience from the University of Oslo. Tommy is the Chief Medical Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. Close to 1,000 athletes have been through the NBT program, from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions.

Tommy has coached and competed in multiple sports including rowing, (ultra)-endurance events, CrossFit, and powerlifting. He also holds positions as President-elect of Physicians for Ancestral Health, is a Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and a member of the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance advisory board. Follow Tommy on Twitter @DrRagnar

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EPISODE 18 - Movement, Mobility & Training Equals Rehab w/ Dr. Charlie Weingroff

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs connects with world expert therapist and strength coach Dr. Charlie Weingroff PhD who discusses the "Joint By Joint" theory of optimal movement, if 10-minutes is enough to improve your general mobility and flexibility, the myths around core training, the pitfalls of Russian twists and how to truly train in flexion, as well as training athletes with different body types, and a whole lot more! Charlie's insights are always profound and right on the mark, and he provides some simple and actionable take-aways for desk workers and athletes to improve movement and build better health and performance.

Movement & Mobility "Lay Ups" From This Episode

1) Start your day with 5-10 minutes of movements at each joint (think 1950s calisthetics!). This helps move synovial fluids to support healthy, pain-free joints. 

2) At work - get up and/or reach toward the ceiling every 15-30 minutes.

3) You can accomplish A LOT with just a 10-Minute Workout - be efficient with your time! 

Movement & Mobility "Performance Hacks" In This Episode

1) "Drawing In" abs is a very inefficient way to "contract" core.

2) If training in flexion, stay IN FLEXION! (e.g. beware of the Russian Twists)

3) For athletes with disproportionate levers it's more difficult to "load" squat/deadlifts without higher joint wear. Olympic lifts are typically still very suitable, out of hang position. 

Coffee Talk

Charlie's early morning (3.30-4am) "energy" drink (only found in USA!).

About Dr. Charlie Weingroff

Dr. Charlie Weingroff is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He’s a member of the Nike Executive Performance Council and serves as the Physical Performance Lead and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team.  

Charlie spent 12 seasons in professional basketball, highlighted by his time as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA and he was also the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency for the United States Marines Corps, Special Operations Command.  

Charlie is currently a Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Drive 495 in Manhattan, NY and Fit For Life in Malboro, NJ. 

Follow Charlie on Twitter @CWagon75 and Instagram at CHweingroff, or visit his website http://charlieweingroff.com

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