Health

Clutch Performances & Flow States: Are heroes born or taught? w/Dr. Matt Johnson

Dr. Matt Johnson, a Certified Sport Psychology Consultant (and former Notre Dame quarterback), joins us to discuss a fundamental question about performance under pressure. Our thoughts: Are some people just born to be gamers? To perform at a high level in the clutch? Can regular people learn to handle pressure situations better? Is visualization important…

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Heat & Cold Shock Proteins: Are Fire & Ice Nice to Your Body? w/Dr. Andy Galpin

We know that heat and cold shock proteins form in the body in reaction to changes in temperature, but what do they do and should we be trying hard to get them? How much do you need to change your body temperature to get a reaction? What, if anything, are cryo- chambers good for? Is…

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Is Cracking & Popping Your Joints a Bad Thing? w/Dr. Jordan Shallow

We’ve all heard the old tale about cracking your knuckles and arthritis, but what about your neck, back and all the other parts of you that crack and pop? Is there actually a connection to arthritis? Why do chiropractors and other manual practitioners pop or “adjust” your back or neck? What about shoulders, hips, and…

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Muscle Fiber Types: How Much Does Your Mix Matter & Can You Change It? w/Dr. Andy Galpin

We follow up the episode “Can You Teach Speed?” with a deeper dive into muscle fiber types that we touched on in that episode:  What’s the difference between fast twitch and slow twitch fibers? Does the mix of fibers tend to affect performance? Aesthetics? Is changing your mix of fiber types possible, and if so,…

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