5. Keeping the Pros Fit and Healthy

Date: September 11, 2020

While at the PGA’s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, OH, I got to sit down with two of the top trainers and physios in professional sports.  Adam Kerley, Nic Catterall, and I sat down with tacos and bourbon to talk through all aspects of high performance.  These two are a wealth of knowledge, and their insight […]

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6. Joe Gambino – Performance Physiology

Date: September 11, 2020

On this episode, I share with you a recording of the Par Four Performance podcast on which I was a guest.  I spoke with Joe Gambino, physical therapist in New York City, to discuss how the tenets of physiologic performance play out across multiple sports, from triathlon to golf.  Even if you are not a […]

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COVID, Athletes, and the Heart

Date: November 2, 2020

Dr. Aaron Baggish joins us to talk about the cardiac complications and evaluation of athletes who have had COVID.  Aaron is the Director of the Cardiac Performance Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is a globally-recognized expert on all aspects of sports cardiology.  The international guidelines around COVID and heart evaluations have been written and […]

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1. Morning Routines

Date: November 17, 2020

Morning Routines have become the subject of many articles and discussions in the popular media of late, and for good reason.  Having a routine can ensure that you start each day on the right foot.  However, such practices risk becoming overly complicated and counterproductive in some instances.  In this episode, we look at Morning Routines […]

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2. Overtraining

Date: November 17, 2020

The term “Overtraining” gets thrown around a lot, often inappropriately.  There seems to be a good deal of confusion around this issue and the associated physiologic processes.  In this episode, we dig into the continuum of Overtraining Syndrome (OTS)…Functional Overreaching, Non-Functional Overreaching, Overtraining.  What are the symptoms of each stage along this continuum?  How is […]

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3. Focus and Cognition

Date: November 17, 2020

Athletes rely on a sharp mind and disciplined focus in order to perform at their best.  These attributes are crucial to the execution of a game plan.  For those of us who don’t make a living competing in professional sports, these are also necessary tools.  We all benefit when our mind is clear and our […]

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4. Periodization

Date: November 17, 2020

No person can sustain a “pedal to the metal” pace of training for 52 weeks per year.  An effective training plan allows for times of increased load, as well as for recovery.  A given year or season must incorporate encouragement of varying physiologic processes, some of which should not be trained concurrently with others.  The […]

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5. Dr. Cheri Mah – Sleep and Performance

Date: November 17, 2020

Cheri Mah, MD, MS, is a world-renowned expert when it comes to the relationship between sleep and performance in elite athletes.  In addition to performing some of the most important research on this topic, Dr. Mah serves as the sleep expert for the Nike Performance Council.  She has worked with the Golden State Warriors, San […]

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6. Dr. Aaron Baggish – Exercise and Heart Health

Date: November 17, 2020

One of the most frequent questions I receive from patients is, “How much exercise is too much?”  We have all seen the stories or personally known someone who suffered a cardiac condition despite being extremely fit.  Yet, it is well established that exercise is ultimately good for the heart.  This raises the question of whether […]

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1. COVID Vaccines

Date: March 30, 2021

COVID has dominated our lives for the past year, and now there are vaccines which are becoming widely available in the US.  Many of my patients have had questions about the vaccines and whether they should be vaccinated.  In this podcast, Patrick and I discuss  thoughts on the vaccines and how individuals should approach this […]

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