Our interview this week is with coach and nutrition expert Bob Seebohar. As you'll hear in the interview, we are going to explore trying to get more efficient with our fueling through periodized nutrition. Our guest Bob Seebohar is the author of Metabolic Efficiency Training and the Metabolic Efficiency Recipe book. We are building on our knowledge from the CU Sports Medicine work we did a few weeks ago. To be clear, this is not a "pivot" but a "build" on knowledge, adding layers of information to help you fuel yourself for success.
Thanks to last week's guests, coach Matt Bottrill. Matt is the cycling coach for professional triathletes Timo Bracht, Lucy Charles, Rachel Joyce and Tim Don. Matt shared his experience of frequenting the podium at the British Nation Time Trial Championship podium from years 2004-2013 where he was mixing it up regularly with Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins. If you go to the website you will see his killer aero form.
Bob is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, the former Director of Sports Nutrition for the University of Florida and most recently served as a sport dietitian for the US Olympic Committee.
Bob has a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science, a master's degree in Health and Exercise Science and a second master's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Triathlon Level III Elite Coach and a USA Triathlon Youth/Junior coach. Being an out of the box thinker, Bob created the concepts of Nutrition Periodization™ and Metabolic Efficiency Training.
Bob has worked with a variety of athletes from sports including triathlon, duathlon, ultra-running/cycling, track and field, marathon, mountain biking, road and track cycling, cross country, swimming, and more.
Susan Williams (triathlon, bronze medalist, 2004)
Sarah Haskins (triathlon)
Hunter Kemper (triathlon)
Joanna Zeiger (triathlon)
Andy Potts (triathlon)
Ben Kanute (triathlon)
Meb Keflezighi (marathon)
Tim O’Donnell (triathlon)
Leanda Cave (triathlon)
Joe Umpenhour (triathlon)
Brian Fleischmann (triathlon)
Matt Chrabot (triathlon)
Amanda Stevens (triathlon)
Kevin Collington (triathlon)
Amanda Lovato (triathlon)
Michael Lovato (triathlon)
Manny Huerta (triathlon)
Sara McLarty (triathlon)
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Motor skills rely on the brain to send signals to the correct muscles and parts of muscles in the right order. Through plasticity, your brain is able to ensure that your neurons are working together for a precise result
Endurance relies on the motor cortex to repeat an action for an extended period of time. Each time you take a step, swim a stroke, or pedal a bike, your brain and your muscles consume energy. Via plasticity, your training leads to more efficient movements, reducing the energy cost of each action and allowing you to endure for a longer period of time.
Strength relies on the motor cortex to ensure that your muscle fibers are contracting together and not competing with each other. Powerful output requires the coordination of the many thousands of neurons that activate a group of primary and synergist muscles. With plasticity, the brain learns to contract more useful muscle fibers and relax opposing fibers, allowing you to lift more.
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