In this episode, James Newbury, Matt Legge, and Dr. Mike Todorovic discuss all things exercise and energy production!
The boys dive deep into the physiological phenomena associated with a holistic approach to well-being and fitness, opening the door for meaningful insight from Dr. Mike.
Dr. Mike takes the time to depict the impact of athletic endeavors on our neuroendocrine and cellular bodily systems, the pathophysiology of hypertrophy and strength training, and how our approach to fitness can improve with consideration for the influence of our body’s energy systems on performance.
Join us in this episode to learn how you can take your training to the next level with scientifically driven interventions for training and lifestyle.
Dr. Mike’s Medical Education: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH6Oc4MAJzzmK0SM805ZnjQ
0:00 to 1:00: Dr. Mike Todorovic Introduction
1:00 to 4:45: Dr. Mike’s Professional Journey
4:45 to 16:30: Lactic Acid, ATP Production, Debunking Lactate Myths
16:30 to 24:00: Energy Utilization During Exercise, Nociceptors
24:00 to 29:00: Considerations for Performance, Fasted Cardio
29:00 to 38:00: Electrolytes, Acidity Buffers, Hydration, Aerobic Metabolism
38:00 to 57:00: Psychoneuromuscular Physiology, Mindset of Performance
57:00 to 1:06:00: Hypertrophy Considerations, Cold Therapy, Muscle Growth
1:06:00 to 1:15:54: Cramping, Ions and Muscle Contraction, Muscle Plasticity
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!
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.
Mike Todorovic: As an experienced Senior Lecturer of Bioscience at Griffith University, Dr. Mike Todorovic has developed a significant national and international reputation as a medical educator and researcher. Focusing on anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, he has designed and developed educational resources that are adopted by students, universities, and healthcare facilities globally - reaching over 10 million people monthly. He has developed strong industry relationships, evidenced by his collaborations with Elsevier, Wiley, YouTube, World Science Festival, the Australian Dental Association, and the Australian Medical Association. He has made notable contributions to service, appearing on 150+ ABC radio interviews, television programs, and serving as a lead scientist on the National Geographic docuseries 'Limitless' with Chris Hemsworth. His teaching and engagement efforts have garnered recognition, earning multiple VC and PVC awards, including a Citation for "outstanding innovation, leadership, and scholarship that has significantly influenced and enhanced the student experience.
Acetyl-CoA (acetyl coenzyme A) is a molecule that participates in many biochemical reactions in protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Its main function is to deliver the acetyl group to the citric acid cycle (Krebs cycle) to be oxidized for energy production.
Pyruvate is a three-carbon acid that is naturally formed during glycolysis, the process in which the body breaks down sugar (glucose).
Electron Transport Chain:
An electron transport chain is a series of protein complexes and other molecules that transfer electrons from electron donors to electron acceptors via redox reactions and couples this electron transfer with the transfer of protons across a membrane.
Lactic acid is a substance made by muscle tissue and by red blood cells, which carry oxygen from your lungs to other parts of your body. Normally, the level of lactic acid in the blood is low. Lactic acid levels rise when oxygen levels decrease. Low oxygen levels may be caused by strenuous exercise.
Aerobic metabolism is part of cellular respiration and involves your cells making energy through glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and electron transport/oxidative phosphorylation. There is detailed chemistry involved in how the body produces energy for exercise.
Anaerobic respiration is respiration using electron acceptors other than molecular oxygen. Although oxygen is not the final electron acceptor, the process still uses a respiratory electron transport chain.
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.