In this episode, the boys sit down with IFBB Pro Sam Pearce to discuss his career in professional bodybuilding, his holistic approach to training, and future endeavours as an entrepreneur.
To further the conversation, Matt and Sam dive into specific nutrients that can fuel training, enhance recovery, and support peak performance in all aspects of life.
Sam shares his journey of re-adjusting his mindset around training and sport, after receiving his Crohn’s diagnosis, and how that intimately impacted his business endeavours thereafter.
To learn more about Sam’s fitness career, his coaching offerings, and the daily wisdom he drops on his social media platforms, check out the links below:
0:00 to 0:45: Podcast Intro
0:45 to 9:00: New Research on Epigenetics, Microbiome, SCFAs
9:00 to 12:15: Butyrate, Tributyrin, Inflammation
12:15 to 22:00: Citrulline, Glutamine, Vasodilation, Arginine, Mitochondria
22:00 to 27:45: Mitochondrial Redox Pathways, Lactate Threshold + Motor Learning
27:45 to 34:00: High Performance Mindset, Formulation Science
34:00 to 38:00:: Listener’s Question: Treating Micro-Colitis
38:00 to 43:15: Blood Sugar Regulation, Insulin Resistance, PCOS
43:15 to 49:15: Niacinamide, Riboflavin, Energy Production Pathways
49:15 to 52:00: Holistic Considerations for Supplementation, Schisandra + ATP
52:00 to 54:00: Pomegranate, Urolithins, Mitochondrial BioGenesis
54:00 to 57:00: Holistic Considerations for High Performance, Podcast Outro
Matt Legge: Matt Legge is a world-class naturopath and formulation expert. He brings more than 20 years of clinical experience as a Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, and nutritional medicine and food therapist to his work with Phyba. Matt has served as the Director of Innovation for ATP Science, responsible for developing new product formulations, new ingredients and further advancing the science and education behind natural health and wellness systems. He is also an expert in performance management for elite athletes and everyday athletes.
James Newbury: James Newbury is world-class athlete and entrepreneur. James’ extensive experience as a 4X Crossfit Games Athlete, former semi professional rugby player for the Queensland and Sydney Rugby Leagues, and life-long fitness enthusiast have brought him here to lead a plant-based revolution in the field of health and performance… as the founder of Phyba!
Sam Pearce: Sam Pearce is an IFBB Pro, Bodybuilding Coach, Entrepreneur, and Family Man. In his own words…
“I am a person that believes in hard work. No body in life will give you anything for free, so always work for the things you want. I never came from a rich family, but I was lucky enough to have a family that supported me in my decisions to what truly made me happy.
I like to keep myself active all the time. I enjoy doing various things at once, and always learning new things. I apply that to life outside of bodybuilding as well. I never really get to have a lot of down time, but because I enjoy doing the jobs and career paths I've taken, I know with my body and mental state, when it is time to have a break and rest.
Always listen to the body, have balance, and do what makes you happy!”
Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid produced at high concentrations in the colon, via microbiota-mediated metabolism of dietary fiber. It is the main energy source of colonocytes, which oxidize butyrate to acetyl-CoA.
Tributyrin (TB) is a butyric acid precursor and has a key role in anti-inflammatory and intestinal barrier repair effects by slowly releasing butyric acid.
L-Citrulline, or simply just citrulline, is a nonessential amino acid. It is efficiently turned into L-arginine in the kidneys after supplementation, which makes it a good choice for increasing nitric oxide synthesis in the body.
At Phyba, we're on a mission to help people achieve peak performance and optimal results through the power of plants. We're dedicated to providing pure, high-quality supplements made from real-food, plant-based ingredients, without harmful additives or artificial fillers. We believe that by harnessing the power of plants, we can unlock human potential and help individuals achieve their goals naturally. Our goal is to inspire and educate individuals on the benefits of a holistic lifestyle that prioritises self-care, nourishment, and sustainability.