S3 EPISODE 20 - Pro Soccer, Life at Liverpool FC & Fueling for the Work Required w/ Dr. Liam Anderson PhD

In Season 3, Episode 20 Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Liam Anderson PhD, sport scientist and performance nutritionist to discuss his research in English Premier League soccer players. In this episode Liam discusses the physical demands of pro soccer players, how Glycogen status and type-iix fibers are impacted by game intensity, how fueling intake differs between practice and game days, the importance of re-fueling post-game and the real life challenge practitioners face, the value of a good relationship between team chef and performance nutritionist, and much more. 

Summary of This Episode

5:30 – Liam’s background and journey to work in pro football (soccer)

8:30 – The physical demands of pro football (soccer)

10:30 – Glycogen status in pro soccer players

13:00 – 1-game, 2-game, 3-game match weeks and physical demands

21:10 – Re-fueling post-game and real-life challenges

27:00 -  Liam’s research on nutrition in EPL players

31:00 – Nuances on collecting data in pro athletes

31:00 – Nuances on collecting data in pro athletes

43:00 – The relationship between team chef and performance nutritionist

About Dr. Liam Anderson PhD

Liam Anderson is Lead Sports Scientist at The Crewe Alexandra Football Club and former First Team Sports Science PhD Student at Liverpool FC.