Episodes
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
Episode 150 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Muscle Protein Breakdown in Response to Nutrition and Exercise" with Professor Kevin Tipton PhD (UK).Discussion Topics...
Published 12/02/20
Episode 149 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Vitamin D and the Athlete" with Dr Daniel Owens PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK).Discussion Topics Include:Overview...
Published 11/28/20
Episode 148 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Relative Energy Deficiency: Research to Practice" with Dr Nicky Keay BA, MA (Cantab), MB BChir, MRCP (Honorary Fellow,...
Published 11/13/20
Episode 146 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Creatine Myths and Common Questions" with Dr Scott Forbes PhD (Brandon University, Canada).Discussion Topics Include:Creatine:...
Published 11/06/20
Episode 145 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "CBD for Athletes: Efficacious or Risky Business?" with Professor Graeme Close PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK). Discussion Topics Include: What is Cannabidiol AKA "CBD"? Why is CBD of interest to athletes? The claims for CBD and the actual evidence Prevalence and rationale for use in sport such as professional rugby CBD and anti-doping risks Practical...
Published 07/17/20
Episode 145 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Nighttime Feeding: Impact on Body Composition & Performance" with Michael Ormsbee PhD (Florida State University, USA). Discussion Topics Include: Overview of nighttime feeding as a dietary strategy for health and performance Effects of pre-sleep consumption of protein rich meals and snacks on body composition Effects of pre-sleep consumption of...
Published 06/26/20
Episode 144 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Dietary Nitrate and Physical Performance" with Professor Andrew Jones PhD (University of Exeter, UK). Discussion Topics Include: Overview of Nitric Oxide and Dietary Nitrates Dietary Nitrate supplementation as an ergogenic aid Current thinking on mechanisms of action Effects on muscle function and performance Physiological effects of dietary nitrate supplementation...
Published 06/23/20
Episode 143 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "The Athlete's Gut" with Dr Patrick Wilson RD PhD (Old Dominion University, USA). Discussion Topics Include: Overview of gut function and effects of exercise: gut anatomy and physiology and relevant symptoms of dysfunction Nutrition and the athlete's gut: macronutrients, energy, fluids / hydration, sodium, training the gut, supplements Psychology and the athlete's...
Published 06/02/20
Episode 141 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Intermittent Dieting: Considerations for the Athlete" with Jackson Peos PhD(c) (University of Western Australia). Discussion Topics Include: Overview, and research behind, dieting and energy restriction, in physique and performance focussed athletes Adaptive responses to energy restriction Intermittent energy restriction: an overview of effectiveness Impact of...
Published 05/20/20
Episode 141 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Creatine Monohydrate: Exercise, Sport, and Health Applications" with Professor Darren Candow (University of Regina, Canada). Discussion Topics Include: Creatine Monohydrate: An overview of the research Dietary and supplemental sources of creatine Metabolism and mechanisms of action Creatine as an ergogenic aid: strength, power, muscle hypertrophy, and endurance...
Published 05/18/20
Episode 140 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Rugby League: Nutritional and Energetic Considerations" with Dr James Morehen PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK). Discussion Topics Include: Overview of Rugby League Growing, building and repairing elite rugby players: the performance nutritionists perspective Physical demands of a Rugby League player Body composition and function in Rugby Energy...
Published 05/13/20
Episode 139 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Exercise, Immune Function and Infection Risk" with Dr Richard Simpson PhD (University of Arizona, USA). Discussion Topics Include: General introduction to exercise immunology and impact of exercise on the immune system Moderate exercise and impact on health promotion Arduous exercise and potential impact on immune suppression The open window hypothesis and...
Published 05/09/20
Episode 138 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Ramadan Fasting and Performance: An Applied Perspective" with Matt Jones MSc SENr (West Ham United FC and UAE Football Association). Discussion Topics Include: General introduction and experiences as a performance nutritionist working with athletes during Ramadan What is Ramadan and Ramadan fasting, and impact on nutrition habits and behaviours Reflecting on...
Published 05/02/20