Season 2 Episode 31, Dr. Bubbs interviews Professor Ross Andersen PhD, kinesiologist and researcher at McGill University in Montreal to discuss his recent work on seasonal changes in body composition in collegiate football and hockey players. Dr. Ross discusses differences in pre-season to end of season changes in lean mass and fat mass, as well as different trends observed in football versus ice hockey. He also shares his experiences from working in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens and provides some insights into how to communicate science into practice.
Lay-Ups In This Episode
1) Football and hockey players lose muscle mass over the course of a season
2) Football and hockey players gain fat-mass as the season progress.
3) Local athletes on-campus had greater gains in lean muscle mass.
About Dr. Ross Andersen PhD
Dr. Ross Andersen PhD is a professor and researcher in the department of kinesiology and physical education at McGill University and the Director of the McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH).