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Feb 11, 2020

Dr Cochrane is a New Zealand and Australian trained neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon who specialises in the treatment of spinal conditions, brain tumours, peripheral nerve disorders and much more. Dr Cochrane regularly attends and presents at scientific meetings, surgeon training symposiums and international neurosurgery and spinal surgery workshops. Dr Cochrane is also actively involved in the design and development of spinal implant technologies and he’s based in South East Queensland, Australia.

During this episode, we cover all about back pain, sciatica, the severity of back pain, concerns in using medication, surgery recovery along with so much more.

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Feb 11, 2020

James Lawrence is a father of 5 children, husband to wife, Sunny hailing from Utah, USA. He set the World Record for the most number of half Ironman Triathlons in a calendar year being 22 in total, before he then went on and set a World Record for the most number of completed Ironman Distance Triathlons in the calendar year at 50. James then dreamed up an almost impossible physical challenge by completing 50 Ironman Distance Triathlons, across 50 days, across 50 states of the USA. That’s right the 50/50/50 challenge and this was the challenge that in June 2015 James Lawrence aka the Iron Cowboy took on and completed.

During this episode shares around the highs, the lows and the many learnings from the Journey. We discuss life after the 50/50/50 challenge, the psychological tactics that James deployed to get through such a gruelling endurance event including the concept of a power minute. James outlines his top 3 learnings from completing the challenge, shares around why if you are tired of starting over then stop giving up, we discuss the physiological adaptations that occurred after accruing such fatigue in James’s body and James shares one of the best statements for the long time that is why a high tolerance to monotony is an underrated super power.

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Feb 5, 2020

On this episode we are celebrating, we have arrived at the 200th episode of The Physical Performance Show. This is a celebration episode, where you are going to hear from some of the learnings that you have taken from the episodes over the years along with some fun anecdotes along the way. We will also review some of the great single pieces of advice that some of our fantastic guests have shared over the last four years.

This show is all about you and your learning. Our guests share their highs, lows and learnings for the express purpose of helping you perform at your own physical best. So let’s kick off our 200th episode by hearing from some of the many great folk who have enjoyed some learnings from the show thus far.

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Jan 27, 2020

Dave McNeill at time of recording this episode had recently wrapped up his Physiotherapy Studies but also just days earlier ran a 28:16 for a 4th Place at the Australian 10,000m Track Titles at the Zatopek Classic. By way of bio, in the 2012 London Olympic Games, Dave finished 28th in the 5,000m, at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Dave finished 16th.  In the final of the 10,000m in July 2019 Dave marked his comeback with a 5000km National Cross Country Title but as you’ll hear during this episode, Dave’s career has certainly also take him to the wilderness years of injury. In fact, injury cost Dave Australian representation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he was set to take part in the 5,000m and 10,000m events. It was bone stress injury which sidelined Dave.

As you will hear today that took Dave down the path of exploration where he was to discover that one of the causing factors of his injury had been training through the status of low energy availability or as we’ve been exploring in prior episodes of the show including last week’s Expert Edition with UK based Sports and Endocrinologist Dr. Nicky Keay. Many endurance athletes inadvertently and unintentionally find themselves in a state of RED-S Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport. The flow on effects can be detriments in performance but also the effects can be found through a detriment of health. One particular flow on effect of relative energy deficiency for athletes is low bone mineral density. Dave had to confront that when his bone mineral density came back very low in his lumbar spine.

During this episode we explore topics including how to navigate self doubt, appraising readiness to perform, overcoming the fear of the pain that we put ourselves through leading up to an event, Dave’s concept of old man strength, the idea of not looking at the training in isolation or in a vacuum but rather over the long term considering the bigger picture, the mistake Dave made in mistaking the stable weight has been an energy balance.

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Jan 21, 2020

During this episode, Dr Nicky Keay shares why hormones matter for athletes, the role that hormones play in mediating training adaptations, why energy availability is so paramount for athletes and performers, the consequences of low energy availability or relative energy deficiency in sports.

Fascinating findings from Dr Nicky Keay’s research in elite cyclist looking at their energy availability status and the surprise findings of their mineral bone density tests. The role of training loads, nutrition and recovery on hormone health and performance. How and why energy deficiency can be both intentional and unintentional, why athletes need to fuel for the work required, why lighter is definitely not better when it comes to sporting performance and how to move towards reversing relative energy deficiency in sports and the associated health consequences.

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Jan 15, 2020

On this episode, it is a look back of the best of the 2019 Featured Performers. These are the best bits from conversations with our featured performers including their highs, lows and learnings that were really enjoyed by the listeners of the show and also by the statistics in terms of downloads.

And kicking off for our best of 2019 review for our featured performers is none other than the most downloaded featured performer of 2019. Current World and Super League Triathlon Series Champion, Dual French Olympian Vincent Luis.

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Jan 7, 2020

On this episode we take a look back at the Top 10 Highlights from the 2019 Expert Editions. The Expert Editions are designed to bring you the learnings and the teachings from some of the world’s pre-eminent experts in their chosen fields.

As it relates to the shows mission which is to help you perform at your physical best. There were a multitude of themes explored via the expert edition in 2019, recovery science, Psychology, running shoes and orthosis, strength and conditioning, nutrition for the athlete and optimising training workloads. In 2019 The Physical Performance Show grew by a staggering 60% and the Expert Editions really were the rocket fuel to the shows growth. So here are some of the most memorable and top 10 teachings/learnings from 2019 Expert Edition.

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Dec 30, 2019

Ben Cormack owns and runs Cor-Kinetic. He is a musculoskeletal therapist with a clinical background in sports therapy, rehabilitation, pain science & exercise for the past 15 years. Ben specialises in a movement & exercise-based approach with a strong education component and patient centred focus. Ben is a highly popular international presenter who has delivered conference presentations and courses all over the world. Just recently, Ben has also teamed up with former Expert Edition guest of The Physical Performance Show Adam Meakins and together they are launching a project named The Better Clinician project aimed at helping equip clinicians worldwide get better results for their patients or clients.

During this episode Ben will share with you that what we feel with regards to pain does not necessarily determine the state of our bodies or how we should necessarily act. Ben shares some really wise insights as a Physical Therapist around how we need to perceive pain, the misconceptions that exists when we are in pan and how the medical system can best assist people in pain and help get them back on their physical best.

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Dec 16, 2019

Vincent Luis is the current World Triathlon Series Champion for 2019, is also the reigning Super League Triathlon Series Champion.  In 2018 Vincent was second in the World Championship rankings for the world triathlon series and in both 2017 and 2018 Vincent took victory in the series grand finals. He’s an athlete that really does know how to execute under pressure.

Vincent started his professional triathlon career in 2005 after shifting over from a very promising Junior swimming career. But as you’ll hear on this episode, Vincent was crowned World Junior Series Triathlon Champion in 2008 and eleven long years later Vincent was crowned World Open Triathlon Champion recently in Lausanne, Switzerland.

During this episode Vincent shares openly around his career highs and his lows including how Vincent nearly quit the sport of triathlon after the disappointment of his Rio Olympic Games campaign where he finished 7th having incurred bone stress injuries to both of his shins just before the Olympic Games. Vincent shares around how a trip to Kenya to get back to basics following his Rio Olympic Games campaign really did save his career, and the learnings that Vincent shares are many including how to deal with pressure and expectation, why it is important as an athlete to recognise that you are not stronger than nature. The challenge that the late Laurent Vidal fellow French Olympian laid down to Vincent on the start line that changed his approach to racing thereafter. Why listening to your body is a must and why Vincent so dearly believes in the mantra that he has tattooed to his chest which says “To have peace, you must prepare for war.”

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Dec 16, 2019

Joel Filliol is one of triathlons most experienced and successful professional coaches. Joel has been involved in endurance sports since 1989 both as an athlete and as a coach. As an athlete, Joel has competed in over 100 triathlon and multi sport events and represented Canada at World Championships in triathlon and duathlon. As a Coach, Joel has worked with athletes at the highest levels including the Ironman, Ironman 73.5 World Triathlon Championships, the ITU World Elite, Age Group Championships and multi sport games such as Commonwealth, Pan American and of course multiple Olympic Games.

During this episode, you’ll hear from Joel around the principles that he believes dictates the high performance. Joel’s approach really is to keep things simple as he outlines in this interview; simplicity is really is an ultimate sophistication. Get ready to learn about why more and faster is not always better, why the goal is to make fewer poor decisions, why managing workouts when they’re going really well is so important, why paying attention to athletes and their non verbals is absolutely crucial, the concept of the minimally effective dose, why having the confidence to do less can be so important and so much more.

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Dec 2, 2019

Jay Dicharry has built his reputation as an expert in Biomechanical analysis.  As the Director of the Speed Clinic at the University of Virginia and now as the Director of the Rep Biomechanics Lab in Oregon. Jay has a passion for solving injury problems and optimising performance. He’s the Author of two books: Running Rewired and Anatomy for Runners, writes for numerous magazine columns and has published over 35 Journal articles and book chapters .

Jay consults for a variety of footwear companies, the cycling industry, the US Airforce and USA Track and field and triathlon. Most recently Jay‘s research work has led him to design a product to improve lower leg function through MOBO. We will touch on this new product in today’s conversation along with the problematic trend that Jay observes and that is the athletes don’t tend to train their feet as they like to train the rest of their body. Jay believes that this oversight leaves seconds on the clock and black holes in the athletes preparation.

 

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Dec 1, 2019

Sara Hall has had a long and lustrous career including time spent on the track with 1500m, 3000m running, road racing with multiple wins including the 2017 and 2018 of the Gold Coast Marathon’s Half Marathon race clocking at 1:09:27 in 2018 to set the current course record. Sara has also been a team member for USA for the World Cross Country Championships in 2006 and 2015 and was the 2012 American Cross Country Champion.

During this  conversation Sara outlines her 3 Top Tips for Marathoners, how to minimise the risks leading up to a marathon with regards to injury and how a breakthrough can be on the other side of frustration. The concept of needing to absorb your training comes up on multiple occasions as does the concept that has really been a trademark of Sara’s pursuit of her running best over the years and that is the need to persevere. We touched on overcoming the fear of failure, juggling being a mum of four beautiful growing girls, the power of documenting goals visibly including a great story about Sara documenting her 2:22 PB in advance on her mirror and Sara shares around racing fearlessly.

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Nov 25, 2019

Dr Shona Halson is an Associate Professor at the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University. Previously, Shona was a Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 15 years. Shona has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of sleep, recovery, fatigue and travel. Shona is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance and Shona was selected as the Director of the Australian Olympic Committees Recovery Centre for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Shona consults regularly to world’s leading brands including Nike and the Australian Open Tennis Tournament.

This really is a fascinating deep dive into the Science of Athlete Recovery and topics that Shona outlines includes; just what athlete recovery is and why it is important. Why fewer athletes that you may perceive are actually overtrained. The critical role that sleep plays in optimising an athlete’s recovery and adaptability to training. The role that life stressors play in an athlete’s recovery. Why it’s okay to not feel great after a training session and why listening to your body and backing off at times are absolutely critical.

Shona also explores the science around popular recovery modalities including Cryotherapy and Massage Therapy and Shona shares her physical challenge for the week which will really challenge you.

 

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Nov 19, 2019

This is an incredible story of Irish runners, father and son, Tommy and Eoin Hughes. This story is quite unique because Tommy and Eoin recently set a Guinness World Record of the combined time for a father and son crossing a marathon finish line. This was done at the 2019 Frankfurt Marathon  just several weeks ago where, Tommy, 59 years of age set a World Age record for running a staggering 2:27:52 and Eoin who has just been in the sport of running for 3 years clocked an incredible 2:31:30 on his Marathon debut. The combined time 4:59:22. And this is the story of Tommy Hughes, a 1992 Irish Olympian in the Marathon, a former Melbourne Australia Marathon winner and Multi Marathon winner who has been a lifelong runner. And this is the tale of Eoin who through the bulk of his adult life preferred parties, some drinking and some cigarettes over running shoes.

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Nov 11, 2019

Tom Evans, a former British Army Captain, made an incredible debut on the Ultra Trail Running scene when he came 3rd in 2017 in the gruelling 251km Desert Ultra Marathon: des Sables. There’s a great story behind this elite performance and debut which includes a bet with some of his former military mates in a pub. This third place finish was the best result of any European in the history of the Iconic Race.

Tom astounded once again in 2018, when he won the 101km CCC race at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. And from there Tom has gone from success to success. Tom made his debut in his first 100mile race in the other iconic event, The Western States in 2019. Tom picked up a podium spot coming home with a bronze medal to join his bronze medal from representing Great Britain in the World Ultra Trail running championships.

During this episode Tom shares his highs, lows and learning from his remarkable career and there are so many learnings. There’s some great tales including training with former featured performer of this show Zane Robertson whilst in Ethiopia as well as his big 6 hour run in Ethiopia plus so much more.

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Oct 28, 2019

Christie Aschwanden is the Lead Writer for Science at 538 and a Health Columnist for the Washington Post. Christie is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times, a contributing Editor for Runner’s World and a contributing writer for Bicycling. Christie’s work appears in dozens of publications including Discover, Slate, Proto, Consumer Reports, New Scientist, More, Men’s Journal and NPR.ORG and the Oprah Magazine. What gives Christie’s work and in particular this New York Times Best Selling Book “Good to Go” such credibility is that Christie has been a lifetime athlete herself.

Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rosendall Nordick Ski Racing Squad. She is also a lifetime runner and has been an avid cyclist as well. Her book ‘Good to Go’, is really exploring how to aid sleep, rest like a champion. Christie approaches the current explosion which as she terms recovery industrial complex of products and services that sprung up across the last 5 or so years. We’ve all seen the explosion of recovery strategies, recovery centres, compression boots, hot cold baths, cryotherapy chambers, infrared soreness, you name it we’ve all seen and been exposed.

In Good to Go, Christie explores what’s known about recovery for athletes across an evidence continuum, from gimmicky right through the tried, tested and proven benefits of sleep for the athlete.

During this episode, we discuss the importance of monitoring your mood day to day, why prioritising sleep is just so crucial, the reason why we often cling to unproven debunked recovery modalities, the underlying drivers for this boom in recovery products and services, the perils of getting recovery wrong as an athlete in developing over training syndrome. Christie outlines some of the pitfalls of modern sports science research and Christie debunks just a few of the myths and mistaken beliefs that athletes for generations have held onto around things such as hydrating throughout endurance, refuelling post exercise, the use of ice for sports injuries and recovery. The evidence base for and against common recovery rituals such as stretching and foam rolling and so much more.

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Oct 28, 2019

23 year old Jack Rayner was one of the 41 pace runners that played the important role in Eliud Kipchoge’s historic 1:59:40.2 marathon run in Vienna on the 12th October.  At the time of recording Jack has tasted success in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, The Sunshine Coast Half Marathon and the Cardiff Half Marathon. Jack’s current PB across this distance is 1:01:01 and in the London 2019 marathon Jack debuted with an impressive 2:11:06 placing 14th and running Athletics Australia qualifying time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Jack trains under the super coach Nic Bideau of The Melbourne Track Club and as mentioned, Jack gained some real attraction internationally when he was the lead pace runner, running at the front on the far right side of Eliud Kipchoge for both the first 5km and also the last 5km of the historic INEOS 1:59 Challenge.

During this episode we start by exploring the role that Jack played in Eliud Kipchoge's historic INEOS 1:59 challenge run, we touch on Jack’s preparation for the marathon, some of his favourite sessions, Jack survives the performance round, outlines his 3 top tips for marathon performance, how he fuels the marathons and of course the highs, lows and learnings of his career.

 

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Oct 14, 2019

This Episode is an Expert Edition and is Part 2 of the discussion from last weeks episode 184 which features US based Physical Therapist Chris Johnson and on this weeks episode 185, the conversation continues with Chris Johnson plus also his colleague US Kentucky based Physical Therapist, Nathan Carlson.

By way of dual bio Chris Johnson is an avid endurance athlete and Ironman Triathlon competitor himself, a highly esteemed and respected Physical Therapist and Owner of zerenpt.com.  Likewise Nathan Carlson is a highly respected and sought after Physical Therapist, Owner of runningmateKC.com, a Kentucky based practice focusing on endurance athletes of all ages and abilities from Olympic hopefuls to recreational runners. Combined Nathan and Chris have an extraordinary level of expertise in managing bone stress injuries in endurance athletes and on this episode the conversation is focused on rehabilitation and management of bone stress injuries for endurance athletes.

As mentioned last week, approximately 10% of all sports medicine presentations relate to bone stress injuries. It’s hard not to know someone in your training circle who has incurred one whether it is a tibial or a shin based stress reaction, a thigh based femoral or a foot based stress reaction or fracture. It’s an important topic for all endurance athletes and to all athletes in general. Tune in on this episode, an exploration of managing and rehabilitating the bone stress injury with particular emphasis on runners.

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Oct 14, 2019

Chris Johnson is a highly regarded and esteemed Physical Therapist based in Seattle, USA. Chris is an avid endurance triathlete, a two time Kona Hawaii Ironman qualifier and a Certified Triathlon Coach. Chris is also extensively published in medical literature and has a monthly column on Ironman. In addition to that Chris has a fantastic YouTube Channel and is the co-host of the Runners Zone, a great podcast on all things clinical for practitioners and runners alike and it is this great mix of personal endurance based sports and knowledge and his distinct gift for treating endurance athlete runners that made Chris a fitting  guest to explore this Expert Expedition on all things bone stress injuries. 

During this expert edition we discuss all things bone stress injuries, including the diagnosis and assessment of them, concepts such as hitting peak bone mass through the developmental years, how and why runners including myself succumb at times to runners stupidity syndrome, why it is important to tinker with only one variable at a time with return to run programs, debunking some common myths around bones and running and loading.

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Fasciitis Fighter feet are happy feet! The Fasciitis Fighter is a unique exercise device designed by an Australian Physiotherapist which replaces the hassle of the rolled up towel in the evidence based High-load strength training protocol for persistent plantar Fasciitis. Used by thousands of health practitioners around the world as well as professional sports team including teams in the AFL, NFL and NBA to name a few. The Fasciitis Fighter is fast becoming a go to product in the management of plantar fasciitis. Find out more at www.fasciitisfighter.com.au or follow them on Instagram and FB on the handle @fasciitisfighter. 

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Oct 7, 2019

Ellie Pashley is an Australian up and coming Distance Running Star, based in Torquay, Victoria. At the time of recording, Ellie had just been home 7 days from her debut World Championship, where Ellie clocked a wonderful PB of 31:18 in the Women's 10,000m finishing in 13th Place and running a Tokyo 2020 Australian Athletics Olympics qualifier in the process. In addition, Ellie is also a City to Surf Australia Winner and boasts PBs of 69:14 in the Half Marathon and 2:26 across the full marathon. Ellie's half marathon time makes her the 7th fastest Australian all-time Runner and Ellie's 2:26 marathon places her squarely in Australia's Top 20 all-time runs. Ellie is coached by Australian Distance Running Representative Julian Spence co-host of Inside Running and himself a 2:16 marathoner.

During this episode you will hear Ellie share around her highs, lows and learnings from her running career to date. Ellie is also a practising Physiotherapist, so we touch on how those skills have helped Ellie remain injury free in recent years. Ellie outlines her top 3 tips to running PBs, survives the performance round, issues a Physical Challenge for the Week and much more.

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Sep 24, 2019

Adam Meakins aka The Sports Physio is a Physiotherapist, a strength and conditioning specialist and an extended scope practitioner in both the National Health Service and private practice in Hertfordshire, England. Throughout his career Adam has worked in many roles including professional sport and has been fortunate to work with and learn from some of the world’s leading shoulder authorities and experts. Adam has helped a wide and diverse range of people from professional athletes to the general public and understands the importance of a robust progressive rehabilitation being integral to the recovery of injury and optimisation of the body throughout life. Adam strongly believes in a no-nonsense, simple, practical and evidence-based approach to therapy and the physiotherapy profession. Adam has been actively involved in a number of clinical research projects, he has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and has also written a chapter for the latest edition of the Bestselling Sports medicine book Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine.

During this expert edition we explore the unstable or loose shoulder with Adam Meakins. We examine the categories of an unstable or loose shoulder, the worn, the born and the torn loose shoulder, dislocations on the football field or some of those ugly party tricks that your friends do when they can turn themselves into seemingly impossible positions. This is an episode that explores great principles on how to maintain a healthy shoulder across your lifespan, common mistakes people make in training shoulders and so much more.

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Sep 19, 2019

Assoc Prof Patrick Weinrauch is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who exclusively manages hip joint disorders in adults. A significant proportion of Dr Weinrauch’s private practice is dedicated to the management of active people with hip disorders who wish to maintain high activity levels and function in both sporting and lifestyle recreational pursuits. Associate Professor Weinrauch is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Dr Weinrauch is currently appointed as Deputy Editor at the International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction, a Member of the Australian Arthroplasty Society, Australian Medical Association and Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr Weinrauch has been a competitive cyclist himself and on the eve of this recording, he was preparing to leave Australia for Switzerland to tackle the mighty Matterhorn. In addition, Dr Weinrauch last year attempted Everest on a set of stairs in Brisbane. So this is a Surgeon who absolutely gets the need and the drive to be at one's physical best.

During this episode, we take a deep dive into the world of common hip joint presentations and the role that surgery may or may not have in managing these conditions.

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Sep 18, 2019

Episode 180 of The Physical Performance show features Australian Distance Running Star, Milly Clark.   

Milly’s running career spans a decade plus and Milly ran her first official marathon in 2015 in Amsterdam where she qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games representing Australia, this has lead to her running in the recent Gold Coast Marathon to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic games with 2:28:08.

Milly completed a Master's Degree in Nutrition from the University of Sydney and during this episode shares some fantastic insights around fuelling for marathons, the challenges with disordered eating amongst recreational competitors and Elite distance runners, we continue the conversation having started from several episodes to go around energy availability for endurance athletes.

In addition to Milly sharing her careers highs, lows and learnings we also discuss Milly's Profession as a Dietitian, working at Physio TAS in Tasmania. Milly brings a great mix of professional athlete insights and also a health professionals insights to all things physical best performance, health, and well-being.

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Aug 25, 2019

Clare Minahan is an Associate Professor and Accredited Exercise Physiologist residing at Griffith University Sport Physiology and Performance Centre on the Gold Coast. Clare is a Prolific Researcher and sought out expert when it comes to all considerations for the female athlete. Clare consults with the Queensland Academy of Sport, Swimming Australia, the Gold Coast Suns AFL Football Club and has worked with numerous world and national champion athletes.

On this expert edition Clare shares around the relative lack of knowledge regarding female athlete considerations. Clare shares around the potential effects of a female athlete’s menstrual cycle, hormonal contraception, effective pregnancy on performance injury and illness. Clare speaks about relative energy deficiency in sports for female athletes, key information for coaches and health professionals in working with the female athlete and outlines key performance strategies for getting the best performance as a female. This is not to be missed regardless of your gender so get ready to learn and enjoy from Dr Clare Monahan on this expert edition.

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Aug 24, 2019

Dr Trent Stellingwerff is an experienced researcher having published more than 40 peer reviewed scientific publications. Trent is currently on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance along with the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Trent has co-authored 6 book chapters focusing on the role that nutrition can play in supporting elite athletes performance including a chapter on Nutrition for the endurance Athlete for the newest version for the IOC Sports Nutrition Encyclopedia.

During this episode, Trent shares around fuelling for the endurance athlete, current best practices, the differences required for the elite vs. recreational runner athlete, ketogenic vs carbohydrate-based fuelling, intake strategies for optimising endurance performance whilst racing and training, the concept of body composition periodisation in the all-important topic of energy availability for the athlete and the consequences on both the health of the athlete and also the performance of the athlete when energy availability is deficient. We discuss the emerging awareness of the condition known as REDS (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports) it's pertinent information for every listener who is trying to pursue their own best physical performance. Trent also shares around getting the energy balance right as an athlete can really set an athlete up for success.

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