In today’s podcast I talk to Dr Phil Maffetone and Paul Laursen on their academic paper The Perfect Storm: COVID Pandemic meets Overfat Pandemic. Those of you who are familiar with both the sport performance scene and the LCHF scene will be well familiar with both Paul and Phil.
Schooled in physiology, kinesiology and nutrition, Dr Phil Maffetone is one of the most sought after practitioners for health and performance, having worked with world class athletes and entrepeneurs, musicians and others, helping them achieve better health and world class performances. Including Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon Champion. Dr. Maffetone has also worked with other endurance athletes of all types, professional baseball and football players, adventurers, NASCAR drivers, and Olympic medallists in a variety of sports. He is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, clinician and author in the field of nutrition, exercise and sports medicine, and biofeedback.
Phil Maffetone created the MAF method, which stands for Maximum Aerobic Function and combines exercise, nutrition and stress to build your aerobic system, the fat-burning engine responsible for fuelling all of the body’s needs.
Free resources related to MAF and the execution of it, among other blogs and research papers full of practical information can be found on his website.
Paul Laursen is the Former lead of Physiology for New Zealand Olympic athletes and Adjunct Professor of Exercise Physiology at Auckland University of Technology. He is now based in Canada where he contributes to research studies in his academic capacity, and is the co-founder of the online course HIIT science (also a textbook) where thousands of people are learning how to apply the science of HIIT training to achieve better sport performance outcomes.
Paul is a world renown specialist in: high-intensity interval training, low-carb diets, ketosis, heart rate variability, thermal physiology, health and artificial intelligence. He has published over 135 scientific manuscripts
, with work cited more than 10,000 times. He is also an accomplished athlete, and has competed in 17 Ironman triathlons, while relishing the art of coaching
both professional and age-group athletes. Paul is also intensely determined to master the craft of cooking the perfect steak
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