The Podium

The Podium

Welcome to The Podium, a production of Podium Sports Medicine. This discussion was created as a resource for the patients in our practice, where we have the pleasure of working with a small group of professional athletes and high-performing individuals from around the world. Our podcast dissects the principles of performance for our patients, and then disseminates pertinent, actionable information with them in mind.


January 23, 2023 61 min

For performance nutritionist and coach Jackson Long, nutrition is about more than counting carbs and calories; fueling allows us to “find the flow” and have fun. 

Years of experience in cycling, skiing, and trail running led Jackson to create In The Flow, a coaching company that helps endurance athletes mindfully optimize training and nutrition. He’s also the host of In The Flow podcast exploring the intersections between endurance...

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Happy New Year! Many of us are setting goals and reevaluating personal routines as we move into 2023. So what better way to start than with a conversation about creating a framework for achieving fitness and health with our friend Adam Kerley.

Adam is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist who has worked with collegiate and professional athletes across multiple sports.  When he isn...

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This week on The Podium,  Dr. Brian Zuleger joined Patrick for a conversation about mental performance and training. Dr. Zuleger is a Certified Mental Performance Coach at Arete Performance and an Applied Sport Psychology Professor at Adams State University. As you will hear in the episode, Dr. Zuleger is also one of Patrick's professors for his Master's program.  

In this episode,  Patrick and Dr. Zuleger discuss the follow...

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This week on The Podium, Dr. Sprouse and Patrick are joined by 3 x PGA Tour winner and long-time Podium patient Scott Stallings.

In this episode, Dr. Sprouse, Scott, and Patrick discuss the following:
-Scott's travel schedule and travel routine
-why golf is more of an endurance sport than many think
-Scott's athletic history and some thoughts on kids specializing in sports too early
-what some of the driving factors were in S...

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This week on The Podium, Dr. Sprouse is joined by Colby Pearce. Colby is a former professional & Olympic cyclist (2004), a bike fitter, and is self-proclaimed as “the world’s biggest bike dork” after spending most of his life in cycling.

In this episode, Dr. Sprouse and Colby discuss:
-how his time racing on the track and in the TT influenced his career in bike fitting
-why balancing our movement matters so much in cycling to kee...

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This week on the Podium, Patrick sits down with Caroline Burkholder, MS, RD, LD for a conversation about intuitive eating.

Caroline is the owner of Rooted Nutrition & Counseling and is a  registered dietitian nutritionist who provides non-diet nutrition counseling to individuals who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating, and fueling for sport. 

In this episode, Patrick and Caroline discuss:

-what intuitive eating is

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September 26, 2022 51 min

It is Dr. Sprouse's turn in the hot seat this week on the pod! In this episode, Patrick interviews Kevin for a special "get to know Dr. Sprouse" episode.

In this episode Patrick and Dr. Sprouse discuss:
-Kevin's time in sports growing up
-his journey through school and exploration of interests
-why he chose a career in medicine
-how he got started working in professional cycling with what is now the EF Education - E...

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September 12, 2022 31 min

As we kick off our new pod format, we wanted to "reintroduce" Dr. Sprouse and Patrick to the listeners, and Patrick is up first!

Dr. Sprouse dives deep with Patrick. In this episode, we learn:
-how Patrick ended up at the University of Tennessee
-how his time in athletics growing up shaped him
-how his experiences in school lead him to the endurance sports world
-about his current work to receive his Masters in Applied Sport...

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September 7, 2022 1 min

The Podium Podcast is back,  but this time not with a new season, instead we have a brand new release schedule - or as Patrick says, "welcome to a new version of the Podium!"

The pod will now be dropping a new episode every other Monday. You can expect to hear conversations hosted by just Patrick, conversations hosted by just Dr. Sprouse, more Q&A, and of course,  episodes that Dr. Sprouse and Patrick host together. 


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August 15, 2022 45 min

This week on The Podium, we wrap up Season 7 with another Q&A episode featuring Dr. Sprouse and Patrick.

Dr. Sprouse shot from the hip on the questions for this episode as Patrick asked him questions you had sent in throughout the season and a few he came up with.  Topics covered include:
-Sodium/Magnesium Status in Blood Panels
-How Quickly Cortisol Reacts from a Measurable Standpoint
-Sleep Deprivation and Insulin Resistance

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This week on the pod we are rebroadcasting a webinar from The Feed, where Dr. Sprouse discussed "Supplementation for Endurance Athletes."

Topics discussed in this episode include:
-Importance of Nutrition for Performance
-Basic Recommendations
-The Feed Formulas
-Considerations for Performance
-Does Timing Matter?
-Considerations for Recovery
-When to not take supplements around training to avoid diminishing adaptations

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This week on the pod, we are rebroadcasting an episode from the Leadville 100 - Mile MTB Podcast, that featured Dr. Sprouse.

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How difficult can it be to drink? Judging by the number of hydration problems you see on race day, pretty darned difficult indeed. Dr. Kevin Sprouse joins us to talk about how to stay hydrated on race day. We also dig into the surprisingly challenging 12 miles between Pipeline and Twin Lakes...

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July 25, 2022 58 min

This week on the Podium, Dr. Sprouse and Patrick discuss travel and jet lag. 

It was a timely conversation as both Dr. Sprouse and Patrick were experiencing a little jet lag as they recorded this episode. Travel can be stressful, especially when you are needing to be on your game when you arrive at your destination, we wanted to share some tips to help make this feel a bit less stressful.

In this episode they discuss:

  • jet lag and what...
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    Dr. Sprouse and Patrick are joined this week by Iñigo San Millán.

    Iñigo is the Director of Performance for Team UAE and a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. At CU, Iñigo does clinical and research work in cellular metabolism, especially in diabetes, cardiometabolic disease, and cancer.

    Besides asking Iñigo about the secret behind Tadej Pogacar's hair tuft, Dr. Sprouse and Patrick also dive into Iñigo'...

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    Welcome to Season 7!
    The Tour de France is underway!  Prior to the start of the race, Dr. Sprouse sat down with Nate Wilson, Performance Manager at EF Education - EasyPost Pro Cycling, to discuss how the team prepares for the biggest cycling race in the world. 

    Topics include:
    -altitude training
    -heat adaptation
    -tons more

    Thanks again to our sponsor this season, Klean Athlete, for their support of the show.


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    July 8, 2022 4 min

    Season 7 is dropping on Monday, July 11th!

    Join Dr. Sprouse and Patrick this season for 6 great episodes! In this season we will...

    -be joined by Nate Wilson (Performance Manager for EF Education-EasyPost Pro Cycling Team) to talk Tour de France preparation
    -be joined by Inigo San Milan for a conversation on lactate
    -discuss jet lag and long-haul travel
    -share a conversation from the Leadville, The 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race Podcast...

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    March 28, 2022 52 min

    In this season’s Q&A episode, Dr. Sprouse and Patrick address your questions on heat acclimation, supplement support protocols, changes in run form based on effort, nutritional periodization (like a weight-loss block or muscle building block), and regular cardiac screening in endurance athletes. 

    A big thanks to our season 6 sponsor, Klean Athlete, and our loyal listeners. Stay tuned for some bonus pods as we prepare for season ...

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    March 21, 2022 58 min

    While at the PGA’s RSM Classic in Sea Island, GA, Dr. Sprouse and Patrick sat down with Tom Hemmings to talk about elite fitness.

    Tom is the Senior Golf Fitness Specialist at one of the country’s premier golf facilities, and he works with numerous PGA Tour players.  Tom has extensive academic training and real-world experience across multiple sports.  This was a wide-reaching conversation from one of the most beautiful locations we...

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    March 14, 2022 69 min

    Episode 4 of this season of The Podium is actually a rebroadcast of a conversation I had with Ted King on his King of the Ride podcast.  I worked with Ted on pro cycling’s World Tour, and it’s been a pleasure to continue the relationship since.  Conversations with him are always some of my favorite.  Ted describes himself as a “Professional World Tour bike racer turned professional bike rider.”  He now races across the US in numero...

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