Mid Life Athlete

Jason Smith & Greg Ryan

Many more of us are challenging ourselves and performing at a high level in sport, particularly endurance sports, well into our middle age. This podcast explores everything you want to know as a mid-life athlete, from how age affects our performance; how our bodies react to training; how should we train as a mid-life athlete; how can we prevent injury; what’s the best recovery process; tips on nutrition and how can we improve our mental health & psychology. We’ll interview experts in their field from coaches, medical professionals, trainers etc and a range of successful mid-life athletes to explore the secrets to success as a mid-life athlete. The Midlife Athlete podcasts are free and we hope our fans enjoy them. Go to https://midlifeathlete.substack.com to subscribe to our newsletter and automatically get our latest podcasts, blogs, offers etc into your inbox. Email us via midlifeathletepodcast@gmail.com Twitter @PodMidInstagram @mid_life_athlete Midlife Athlete podcast uses Buzzsprout to get our shows out to the world. Buzzsprout is easy, inexpensive and a fun way to have your own talk show. We love how our show is online and listed in all the major podcast directories (like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more) within minutes of finishing our podcast.To get started with Buzzsprout, use the link below. It lets Buzzsprout know we sent you and helps support our show. Plus if you sign up for a paid plan they’ll send you a $20 Amazon gift card.https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1456093 read less

S3E7 The body's energy systems
Jan 22 2023
S3E7 The body's energy systems
In this episode, Jason and Greg tackle the basic tenants of the bodies energy systems. Show notesThe energy systems represent the body’s ability to convert chemical energy stored in food into mechanical work. There are three main energy systems that the human body uses during exercise. The phosphagen system is the primary energy system used during short-term, high-intensity exercises such as sprinting or weightlifting. Glycolytic system uses lactate from the muscles and glucose from the blood and stored glycogen to provide energy to the muscles. The oxidative system is slower than the phosphagen and glycolytics systems, but can sustain energy production for a longer period of time. The primary players involved in maintaining blood glucose homeostasis are insulin and glucagon. Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas. When blood glucose levels get too high, insulin acts to reduce the concentration of blood glucose. Glucagon, a hormone also produced by the liver, converts glycogen in the liver to glucose, which is then released into the bloodstream.If you would like to access the detailed notes behind this episode then please subscribe to our paid Substack posts.The Mid Life Athlete podcasts are free and we hope our fans enjoy them.Click here to subscribe to our newsletter and automatically get our latest podcasts, blogs, offers etc into your inbox.You can find Mid Life Athlete onTwitter @PodMidInstagram @mid_life_athleteEmail us: midlifeathletepodcast@gmail.comSupport the showClick here to subscribe to our newsletter and automatically get our latest podcasts, blogs, offers etc into your inbox.
S2E14 The impact of exercise on ageing joints
Mar 17 2022
S2E14 The impact of exercise on ageing joints
What happens to our joints as we age and what impact does exercise have? Greg and Jason find out more by chatting to Dr Eva Carneiro, a specialist in sports and exercise medicine. Dr Carneiro has previously worked with elite footballers and athletes but via her clinic now sees what she calls the ageing athlete; basically people like us. Dr Carneiro has a specialist interest and focus in cartilage, so we delved into what cartilage is and the importance of collagen. Along the way we dispel some common myths and end with some exciting latest research on how collagen peptides in supplements might help remodel and repair aged and damaged cells. You can watch the YouTube video on collagen remodelling Dr Carneiro refers to here: https://youtu.be/atalSlZSuf8 You can check out Dr Carneiro's practice here: https://www.thesportsmedicalgroup.com/Dr Carneiro talked about the collagen supplements she worked on with Andy Murray's nutritionist. Thanks to TRR Nutrition, listeners can receive a 20% discount using the code BUZZ20:  https://www.trrnutrition.com/ The Midlife Athlete podcasts are free and we hope our fans enjoy them.Click here to subscribe to our newsletter and automatically get our latest podcasts, blogs, offers etc into your inbox.You can find Midlife Athlete onTwitter @PodMidInstagram @mid_life_athlete Support the showClick here to subscribe to our newsletter and automatically get our latest podcasts, blogs, offers etc into your inbox.