Today we are chatting with Nam Baldwin who is a peak performance coach. His main drive is getting people to be their best whether that be physically, emotionally, psychologically or mentally.
At the beginning of Nam’s career he developed a breath enhancement program aimed at surfers who had big wipeouts in ridiculous sized waves of 30-50ft!
The program included dealing with high pressure moments, regulating thought process and getting the nervous system out of fight or flight mode. Nam realised that all of these processes could also be used with other athletes and everyday people to help deal with stress. In this episode, Nam walks us through some of his programs that assist some of the world’s best big wave surfers.
Every listener will be able to take some of these tips and apply them to their lives, when you find yourself in moments of pressure and dealing with life’s many curveballs.
In this episode of the Food For Fitness Podcast we’re chatting about nutrition and sports nutrition for vegan and vegetarian athletes with dietician - Emma McCrudden.
Leaving university, Emma was honored to walk down a very rare path where she was instantly able to work with not only Olympic athletes, but also with a professional rugby team! It wasn’t without hard work and commitment however, as she commuted between England and Ireland for three years! Nowadays you will find Emma working and teaching in Vancouver and continuing to work with Olympic athletes.
With many of the athletes following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, we get all the details on what this means in terms of influencing their performance and how they keep on top of their nutritional needs.
We ask Emma about some of the common challenges to consider when programming nutrition for vegetarian/vegan athletes, how deficiencies of key nutrients can directly impact performance , the best supplements and protein powders for vegans and whether they have a positive influence on the diet, top strategies for hitting protein targets and lots more.
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