The Latest Performance Science – Dr. Marc Bubbs

by | Jun 11, 2019 | Podcast, Training

Today we hear about the Latest Performance Science from Dr. Marc Bubbs. A Naturopathic Doctor, Speaker, Performance Nutrition Lead for Canada Basketball and former Strength Coach. Dr. Bubbs advocates for achieving your performance potential and maximizing your health by optimizing what you eat, how you move, and key lifestyle factors (e.g. sleep, stress management, etc. 
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What you have been up to in the last week ?

– Canadian Basketball

“Human First” paradigm

  • -frequent illness is incompatible with elite performance

busy people how have it all?

  •   what is the goal? What is the most important???
  •  Fueling – link to Bubb’s Fueling Protocol ->
  • blood glucose – lower for the elite -> fasting glucose –
  •  ‘athlete microbiome signature’
  • intensity predictive of species of the microbiome?
  • 50 food challenge – try to have 50 items in the week –
  • 14 day build

Strength and Endurance vs. Health

  • Should endurance athletes, especially aging athletes to lift weights?
  • Best strategy around strength if someone is endurance focused but also wanting to protect against illness/aging?
  • Muscle and Polyphenol

Body Composition

  • A mistake most people make is trying to improve their performance while trying to get leaner.”
  •  how can someone who is overweight but wants to pursue sport can reconcile?
  • Carbohydrate periodization for endurance training and how glycogen acts as training regulator… important for the recreational athlete

Emotional Intelligence

 Leadership –


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