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.

Episodes

May 30, 2024 4 mins

As the summer months are approaching we will be taking a short break from regularly publishing new episodes.

Don't worry this is only a temporary hiatus. Our goal is still to build an extensive library of episodes that can serve as an educational resource. Whether you're a patient or loyal listener we hope you'll enjoy exploring our back catalog of discussions if you haven't heard some of the earlier s...

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Learn how to enjoy your travels without sabotaging your health goals. Patrick Morris and Dr. Kevin Sprouse share their top nutrition tips and travel hacks for maintaining consistency on the road, so you can fully experience new places without derailing your fitness routine.

Packing essential items like supplements, coffee equipment, and grocery items can help. But the most important tip might be the pre-packed "travel...

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Staying active and maintaining fitness is essential while on the go. But whether you're traveling for work or leisure, navigating your fitness routine can be a challenge. As part of The Travel Series, Patrick  Morris and Dr. Kevin Sprouse discuss the art of exercising and training while on the road.

From strategic planning and adjusting expectations, to finding workout options in new environments, they share practical...

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April 8, 2024 53 mins

Traveling regularly for work or sport? Improving sleep quality and minimizing jet lag is a high priority to maintaining peak performance.

Dr. Kevin Sprouse and Patrick Morris break down the basics: from optimizing the sleep environment while traveling, maintaining healthy routines on the road, to using supplements and fasting to better adjust to new time zones.

Tune in to learn practical steps you can take to feel...

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March 25, 2024 2 mins

Welcome to our latest series! This time, we're focusing on strategies to reduce the impact of travel on your training, performance, health, and overall well-being.

In the upcoming episodes, you'll gain valuable insights and tips on travel from Dr. Sprouse, Patrick, and professional athletes. With extensive experience globe-trotting throughout his career, Dr. Sprouse brings a wealth of insights to the table.

Throug...

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 From Formula 1 drivers to NBA players, prioritizing and optimizing sleep quality is at the forefront of conversations about peak performance. Matteo Franceschetti, co-founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, joins Dr. Kevin Sprouse to explore cutting-edge sleep technology and its transformative impact on the lives of elite athletes and high achievers.

Matteo shares his journey from growing up in Italy and playing sports, to co-fou...

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February 26, 2024 52 mins

Assembling a top-notch support team is essential for peak performance. Join hosts Dr. Kevin Sprouse and Patrick Morris as they break down the key components of a high-performance team, from coaches and physical therapists to doctors and mental performance coaches.

At the heart of the discussion, Kevin and Patrick emphasize the importance of establishing relationships with healthcare professionals who understand the nuances...

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How can you get the most out of your training without overcooking yourself before your big event? Robbie Ventura, former professional cyclist turned endurance coach, joins Dr. Kevin Sprouse to discuss the delicate balance of building fitness while maintaining freshness through periodization, intensity management, monitoring recovery, and developing a comprehensive race strategy.

Robbie talks through how to integrate both s...

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Is there an "ideal day" to set you up for peak performance? Hosts Dr. Kevin Sprouse and Patrick Morris outline a daily template focused on recovery, nutrition, workouts and lifestyle habits particularly tailored for professional athletes seeking those incremental gains.

Learn why prioritizing our well-being can help us navigate through our day-to-day activities with greater vitality and satisfaction. Instead of f...

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Looking for an evidence-based guide to macronutrients and other fueling best practices? You're in the right spot. Dr. Kevin Sprouse sat down with Dr. Trent Stellingwerff, the Director of Innovation and Research at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, to talk about optimal nutrition and physiology for athletes.

They break down macronutrient intake, with a special focus on the pivotal role of protein and its timing, a...

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Ever wondered why traditional New Year's resolutions might be holding you back? Dr. Kevin Sprouse and Patrick Morris challenge the status quo, offering a fresh perspective on goal-setting.

Learn why the mantra of "move slow and long, fast and short, and lift heavy stuff" will elevate your overall health and fitness. The key? Crafting a well-rounded fitness routine that strikes the perfect balance between aer...

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December 11, 2023 47 mins

What do a moccamaster, sauna, air quality monitor, and the Morris Perfromance Newsletter all have in common? They are all on this year's Podium Podcast Holiday Gift Guide!

Dr. Sprouse and Patrick are back with some great gift ideas for your training partner, special someone, or even yourself! They have broken the gifts up into categories ranging from free to above $500. 

Take a listen to hear their recommen...

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As winter approaches, the risk of illnesses rises, fueled by increased indoor exposure and lowered immunity. Patrick Morris and Dr. Kevin Sprouse share practical strategies to optimize health during the challenging cold and flu season.

Find out why good hygiene practices and nutritional choices play pivotal roles in prevention, along with the importance of staying hydrated and well-rested to support immune function. Vitami...

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November 13, 2023 71 mins

When it comes to optimizing daily routines, breathwork is key. As part of his philosophy and methodology, Mike Watts understands the importance of functional breathing and its impact of recovery and performance.

In this episode, Mike sits down with Patrick Morris and Dr. Kevin Sprouse to dissect breathing patterns through the lens of performance. Watts shares game-changing insights into when and how to incorporate breathwo...

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October 30, 2023 47 mins

From exercise and training, to sleep and nutrition, Patrick Morris and Dr. Kevin Sprouse have covered it all in the Foundation Series.

In this episode, they answer burning questions from our listeners to fill in any gaps in your training. Patrick and Dr. Sprouse discuss fueling strategies tailored for endurance athletes, the intricacies of periodizing nutrition and weight throughout a training year, the science behind usi...

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October 16, 2023 57 mins

What role does nutrition play in creating a solid performance foundation? The answer might be more complex than you think.

Hosts Dr. Kevin Sprouse and Patrick Morris tackle the essential metrics used in nutritional scoring, from calorie balance and protein intake to fiber consumption and Omega-3 levels assessed through the Omega-3 index test. They also shed light on body composition measured with DEXA scans, continuous gl...

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Can quality sleep and sleep hygiene be your competitive edge? Whether you are actively training or regularly exercising, sleep is a game changer. In this episode of the Foundations Series, Patrick Morris and Dr. Kevin Sprouse share essential insights tailored specifically for athletes on a mission to optimize their training. 

Join them as they dive deep into the world of sleep foundations, revealing the science-backed strategies tha...

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September 18, 2023 67 mins

How do exercise and training impact overall health and performance? Join Kevin and Patrick as they delve into the crucial distinction between exercise and training, and explore the significance of key metrics.

From tracking your exercise hours per week to maximizing your VO2 max, strength training, endurance training, recovery, and minimizing sedentary time - all the game-changing insights you need for optimal results are...

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September 4, 2023 21 mins

As the seasons change and a busy year winds down, it's more important than ever to revisit the basics. Over the next several episodes, Dr. Kevin Sprouse and Patrick Morris will explore three crucial foundations: Sleep and Recovery, Nutrition and Fueling, and Training and Activity. 

This series is a long-term resource that will provide comprehensive understanding, actionable takeaways, and practical suggestions for eas...

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After retiring from pro cycling in 2017, Andrew Talansky moved into the realm of triathlons, attacking Ironman events with the same tenacity that marked his cycling career. Now, Andrew's athletic background informs his coaching style with Talansky Performance Group.

In this conversation with host Dr. Kevin Sprouse, Andrew shares his experience racing in the iconic Tour de France, representing the United States on the ...

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