I had the pleasure of sitting down for a (remote) conversation with Dr. Allen Lim, renowned sports scientist and founder of Skratch Labs. Allen is always one of my favorite people to talk to, as he’s such a wealth of knowledge and insight. This conversation was recorded while maintaining our social distance at the height […]
Glucose, or “blood sugar”, is a variable which can change significantly throughout our day. Those kinetics are a major determinant of our health and of our athletic performance. In this episode, we review the basics and talk about the most effective ways to measure and impact our blood glucose levels.
Sleep. It seems so simple, but sleep is often an overlooked determinant of health and performance. The recognition of this importance is growing, and for some, the pendulum may have even swung too far the other way. In episode 3 of this season on The Podium, we dig into the science of sleep, how it […]
Heart Rate Variability (or “HRV”) is the metric which elite athletes are following daily to assess their recovery and plan their daily training. The science around HRV dates back many decades, but only recently has this become something we can all easily measure. Whether you are aiming to compete at the highest level or simply […]
Caffeine is the most frequently consumed psycho-active substance in the world. It has been studied for decades, and it’s benefit for sports performance is well-documented. Even so, few understand the pros and cons of using caffeine for performance. We’ll dig into the science and help you understand how your cup of coffee may positively impact […]