What are some of the main causes of back pain and why do so many people encounter sore backs? In this episode of The Food For Fitness Podcast, Scott is joined by Dr. Stuart McGill - a world-leading authority on spine biomechanics at is based at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Stuart’s advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. He explains how we often injure our backs, some of the leading causes of back pain (both in and out of the gym), exercises that can improve back strength and ones you might want to avoid, why you can’t be a good golfer and powerlifter at the same time, why high repetition Olympic lifting is a bad idea, his thoughts on foam rolling and whether you really need to be doing a deep squat.
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You’ve probably heard of your circadian rhythm but do you know exactly what it is and how it can affect your metabolism and fat loss efforts? In this episode of the podcast, biologist – Dr Jonathan Johnston – from the University of Surrey is on the show to explain how your body clock can influence your fat stores.
He explains how meal timing can affect weight loss, why time-restricted feeding may help reduce our waistlines, the importance of a regular bedtime, why shift workers are at greater risk of obesity, why we should get light emitting alarm clocks in winter and how our temperature can affect the quality of our sleep.
What does it take to perform and compete on the biggest sporting stage in the world? Aberdeen-born Olympian David Carry shares all. David is a former GB swimmer who represented Scotland in the Commonwealth Games and GB in the Sydney, Beijing & London Olympics – reaching the 400-meter freestyle final in London.
In this episode David talks about how important nutrition was when performing at the elite level, how he remained focused before swimming in front of thousands and why he think’s success always comes back to proper planning.
He share’s key lessons he learned while competing that he applies to his life now that improve his productivity, mindset and quality of life and he talks about the big challenges he faced and the tactics he used to overcome adversity
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The phrase “game changer” is often thrown around far too easily, but this episode could seriously change the way you think about dietary supplements!
Our guest this week is Kamal Patel who is the Director of Examine.com – one of the largest independent and unbiased websites on the internet that publishes on supplementation and nutrition.
In this episode Kamal explains the differences between “supplements” and “compliments”, why taking a multivitamin is probably unnecessary, the truth about omega 3 supplementation, the reasons why he thinks sunlight and going outdoors is probably better than any supplement you can take and the effect funding can have on supplement study outcomes.
Kamal also shares his top tips for selecting the best cooking oils, why we should focus more on reducing Omega 6 intake instead of increasing Omega 3 and he reveals the best type of whey protein that you’ve probably never heard of.