Episodes
Episode 174 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Nutrition Considerations to Optimize Performance in Paralympic Athletes" with Dr Elizabeth Broad (Australia). Discussion Topics Include: Defining the "Paralympic Athlete"Impairment types commonly found in Paralympic athletesFactors affecting nutrition status and performanceNeeds analysis considerations and practical factors in Para Athletes: Why context matters"In the...
Published 06/13/22
Episode 173 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "CHO Feeding Formats: Impact on CHO Oxidation During Exercise" with Dr Mark Hearris (Liverpool John Moores University, and The Institute of Performance Nutrition, UK). Discussion Topics Include: Review of what we know about Carbohydrate (CHO) availability and utilisation during exerciseEffects of CHO delivery form on exogenous CHO53 oxidation, gastrointestinal...
Published 05/19/22
Episode 172 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Nutrition for Female Athletes" with Professor Kirsty Elliot-Sale PhD (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) and Dr José Areta PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Discussion Topics Include: Defining "Female Athletes"Males as default sex for studies in sports nutrition: the issuesThe available evidence: Quantity vs qualityPhysiological, endocrinological, and...
Published 05/10/22
Episode 171 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Gluten-Free Diets, FODMAPs and Athletes" with Dr Dana Lis PhD RD (Summit Sports Nutrition, Canada). Discussion Topics Include: Defining Gluten-Free Diets and FODMAPsGastrointestinal Symptoms (GIS) in ExerciseDietary Strategies to Reduce GISCommercial Hype Versus Reality: Our Current Scientific Understanding of Gluten and Athletic PerformanceGluten‑Free Diet (GFD)...
Published 03/19/22
Episode 170 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Nutrient Timing and Metabolic Regulation" with Professor James Betts PhD (University of Bath, UK). Discussion Topics Include: Defining the concept of "Nutrient Timing"The mammalian circadian timing system: Metabolic ClocksRhythms in macronutrient metabolism,  energy expenditure, and appetite regulationNutrient Timing: Extended overnight fasting, Intermittent fasting,...
Published 03/03/22
Episode 169 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Food First, But Not Food Only" with Professor Graeme Close PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK). Discussion Topics Include: Defining the concept of "Food First" Why a food first approach is important in performance and health focussed nutritionWhy context mattersThe 'food first not food only' approach to sport nutritionExample situations where performance may be...
Published 02/23/22
Episode 168 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "In The Trenches" with Aimee-Ellen O'Keeffe MSc SENR, Performance Nutritionist, Manchester United Women Football Club (UK). Discussion Topics Include: Aimee-Ellen's unique education pathway and career journey to her current role as Performance Nutritionist at Manchester United Women Football Club.Reflections on standout moments over the years , that have helped shape...
Published 02/16/22
Episode 167 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Football Nutrition" with Professor Michael Gleeson, Loughborough University (UK). Discussion Topics Include: Football (Soccer) as a global gameWhy nutrition matters in footballPhysiological and associated nutritional demands of footballNutrition and impact on training, match day performance, and recoveryScience to practice: keys to bridging the gapSpecial...
Published 02/09/22
Episode 166 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "The Performance Nutritionist: In The Trenches" with Dr James Morehen PhD (UK). Discussion Topics Include: What is a "Performance Nutritionist"Dr Morehen's Career Navigation in Academia, Research, and Applied PracticeSome Standout Moments Which Have Defined ThemKey Characteristics Required in to Work as a Performance NutritionistInfluential Factors Impacting a...
Published 12/28/21
Episode 165 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Plant-Based and Vegan Diets in Sport & Exercise" with Dr Nanci Guest (The University of Toronto, Canada). Discussion Topics Include: Overview of Plant-Based and Vegan Diets in Exercise and SportDefining "Plant-Based", "Plant-Focussed", "Vegan", "Vegetarian" diets etcPlant-Based Diets and Impact on Athlete Health and PerformanceFacts vs Myths as it relates to...
Published 12/20/21
Episode 164 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "High Protein Diets: In Context" with Professor Kevin Tipton (The Institute of Performance Nutrition, UK). Discussion Topics Include: Overview of High Protein Nutrition ResearchScience communication and translational issues: terms such as "hi / low protein"Potential contexts for high protein intake: Muscle hypertrophy, Hypoenergetic weight loss, Recovery from intense...
Published 09/02/21
Episode 163 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Body Composition Methods in Applied Sport Practice" with Professor Graeme Close (Liverpool John Moores University, UK) and Professor Kevin Tipton (The Institute of Performance Nutrition, UK). Discussion Topics Include: Overview of Body Composition and its Importance to Athlete Health and PerformanceAn Overview of Measurement Methodologies That Can Be Used in Applied...
Published 08/23/21
Episode 162 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Protein and Weight Loss in Exercisers & Athletes" with Professor Kevin Tipton (The Institute of Performance Nutrition, UK). Discussion Topics Include: Overview of the concept of weight loss, energy balance, caloric restriction and impact on training adaptations and performanceGeneral weight loss vs quality weight loss: importance of body composition focussed...
Published 06/01/21
Episode 161 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss being "In the Trenches" of elite sports nutrition  practice with Charles Ashford MSc SENR (Director of Sports Nutrition, University of North Texas, USA). Discussion Topics Include: General background and reflections on Charles's career to date: UK to USALessons and learnings from working in elite US collegiate FootballLessons and learnings from working in a US...
Published 05/07/21
Episode 160 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Ramadan and Sports Performance: A Sports Nutritionist's Perspective" with Mohamed Saad MSc SENR (Leading Sports Nutritionist,...
Published 04/23/21
Episode 159 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage: What is it, what causes it and what are the nutritional solutions?" with Dr Daniel Owens PhD...
Published 04/15/21
Episode 158 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "BCAA Supplementation for Enhancing Muscular Strength and Hypertrophy" with Professor Kevin Tipton (The Institute of...
Published 04/08/21
Episode 157 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss being "In the Trenches" of elite sports nutrition  practice with Rich Chessor MSc SENR (Performance Nutritionist and Physical...
Published 04/05/21
Episode 156 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Impact on Physical Training & Performance" with Dr Chris McGlory PhD (Queen’s University, Canada)...
Published 02/23/21
Episode 155 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Probiotic Supplementation and Athletes" with Dr Jamie Pugh PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK).Discussion Topics...
Published 02/18/21
Episode 154 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Muscle Protein Synthesis and Exercise & Nutrition" with "Nutrient Timing: A Garage Door of Opportunity?" with Professor...
Published 02/06/21
Episode 153 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Muscle Protein Synthesis and Exercise & Nutrition" with Professor Kevin Tipton (The Institute of Performance Nutrition,...
Published 02/02/21
Episode 152 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Beta Alanine Supplementation and Exercise Capacity & Performance" with Professor Craig Sale (Nottingham Trent University,...
Published 01/26/21
Episode 151 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Making Weight in Combat Sports" with Dr Carl Langan-Evans (Liverpool John Moores University, UK) and Joseph Matthews PhD(c)...
Published 01/21/21