In Season 2 Episode 12, Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Shawn Arent PhD, Director of the Center for Health & Human Performance at Rutgers University. Shawn dives into why body composition testing is important for athletes, compares DEXA/Bodpod/BIA/Calipers, and talks about the importance of consistency and tracking. He also discusses the use of performance metrics to assess athlete development and then take a deep dive into lab biomarkers for health and performance. Great stuff from one of the absolute best in the game!
Lay-Ups In This Episode
1) Body composition is useful metric for sport performance and injury prevention
2) Performance metrics can be used alongside nutritional interventions to evaluate athlete outcomes
3) Lab biomarkers serve as valuable tools for identifying individual deficiencies and insufficiencies amongst athletes
Shawn’s “Big Rocks”
Take stock in “why” you want to make a change; what is the underlying reason behind that reason. Take the time to peel back the layers to find out.
About Dr. Shawn Arent PhD
Shawn is the Director of the Center for Health & Human Performance at Rutgers University and the current President of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Shawn’s also a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and the recipient of a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. His research focuses on the relationship between physical activity and stress and the implications for health and performance. Follow Shawn on Twitter, and stay up-to-date with The Rutgers Center for Health and Human Performance.