Science of Sports Recovery

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By: Jase Kraft

The Science of Sports Recovery Podcast dives deep into what the elite athletes are doing for their recovery routines that keep them at the top levels of performance. Guests include Professional Athletes from all disciplines as well as World-Leading Researchers on specific tools, nutrition, and trends in the Sports recovery industry to make sure you know Fact from Placebo to help you develop the recovery routine to take you to the top of your sport. Hosted by Jase Kraft - Recovery Specialist and Mindset Coach - Jase is a former DII All-American, a 4:10 miler, and led his cross country team...

33: Mental Prep & Concussions with Jim Davis
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Jim Davis is a former professional football player, champion powerlifter and nationally recognized coach. He leads one of the largest and most successful strength programs in the nation at the New Trier High School and was honored as 2018 NASA National Coach of the Year, and was Runner-Up in 2019. He has presented keynote addresses all over the world including Chicago, Boston, L.A., Ireland, and Haiti.  In this episode we discuss about his journey on football, powerlifting and arts, the power of psychology in sports and the evolution of self-talk.  Jim's Information: Website: https://www.goodathleteproject.com/ (https://www...


32: Build Your Entourage with Ari Gronich
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06/01/2021

Ari Gronich is a Keynote Speaker, Educator, Consultant, and a Podcaster in Corporate Health, Wellness and Culture. He is the host of Create a New Tomorrow podcast where his goal is to inspire audiences to take action with tips and tricks on health nutrition and the world we live in. He is also the founder and CEO of Achieve Health USA and the Performance Therapy academy. In this episode we discuss what it means to build your entourage and why that’s important for longevity in your sport.  We also talk about:  Overcoming a Brain Tumor Who should be...


31: Eliminating Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport with Sarah Schlichter
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05/25/2021

Sarah Schlichter is a Registered Dietitian with her Master’s in Public Health, Nutrition Consultant, and  Freelance Writer. She is the Cohost of the podcast, Nail Your Nutrition, that helps athletes support their training by fueling them with the nutrition advice they need. She is also the creator of the healthy living blog and brand, Bucket List Tummy, which focuses on healthy and easy recipes, tips for making food fun, and nutrition tips for active individuals. Sarah and I tackle the subject of intuitive eating and how it applies to athletes. Athletes often try to put a lot of ‘rule...


30: Eat More to Get Leaner with Kylie Ohlmiller
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05/18/2021

Kylie Ohlmiller is one of the best professional lacrosse players in the nation and the founder and owner of KO17 Lacrosse. She broke a 17-year old NCAA DI record for career points and a 9-year-old NCAA DI record for career assists. Ohlmiller served as team captain her sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and totaled 255 goals during her four-year career. In our interview with Kylie Ohlmiller we discussed her journey on lacrosse and at what point in life did she decide that this would be her career in sports. We also talk about: Mental Prep for competition & Visualization Shedding the...


29: Recovering with Positivity and Slowly Leveling-Up with Alex Weber
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05/11/2021

I have Alex Weber on the show today. He is an American ninja warrior, a world record holder, five times TED Speaker and one of the youngest coaches ever to be awarded the US lacrosse coach of the year honors. I believe he has a pretty impressive lacrosse career as well. Episodes Mention: Episode 28 with Cory Camp: https://scienceofsportsrecovery.com/28 (https://scienceofsportsrecovery.com/28) Claim your 14-Day Free Virtual Mobility Coach: https://www.thereadystate.com/jase (www.thereadystate.com/jase) (Affiliate Link) Alex Weber: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imalexweber (@imalexweber) Website: https://imalexweber.com/ (https://imalexweber.com/) LinkedIn: https://www...


What it means to Be a Life-Athlete with Cory Camp
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05/04/2021

Today, we are chatting with Cory Camp. Cory grew up a swimmer and that consumed his life for 18 years until graduation day, whereas many of us, he found himself kind of at a loss of what to do, he found himself 40 pounds heavier than his athletic weight and overall not prepared for life after sport. He certainly got back on track now and works with former athletes to tap into their primal athletic mindset to create the life that they can be proud of. Claim your 14-Day Free Virtual Mobility Coach: https://www.thereadystate.com/jase (www.thereadystate.com/jase...


27: How Women Should be Working with Their Body with Dr. Stacy Sims
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04/27/2021

Today I'm chatting with the author ofhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1623366860/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1623366860&linkCode=as2&tag=drstacysims-20&linkId=8df8b0ac9d5b7c85ad2dadc44426b86b ( Roar: Women Are Not Small Men). She is the leading global expert on female physiology and endurance training. So if you are a woman, if you coach women, if you have a wife that's training, if you're interested in wooing an endurance woman, you have to go check out her Instagram @DrStacySims and go learn some stuff. In...


26 - Blood Flow Restriction to Increase Recovery? with Johnny Owens
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04/20/2021

Johnny Owens has been applying Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) Rehabilitation Training clinically since 2012 and credits the modality with significant strength recovery in patients.  He has taken part in numerous research projects involving regenerative medicine, sports medicine, and rehabilitation of the combat casualty. Owens has been published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Time magazine, NPR, Discovery Channel, and ESPN. Today we are here to learn all about blood flow restriction. How it can be used and the effects it has on the body. Claim your 14-Day Free Virtual Mobility Coach: https...


25: Are Probiotics the Super Food Claims Suggest? with Jaimie Pugh
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04/13/2021

Today's interview features Dr. Jamie Pugh (PhD). Dr. Pugh is a post-doctoral research at Liverpool John Moores University. During his PhD and current work, he has looked at the effect exercise can have on the gastrointestinal system and in more recent work, looked at the effects probiotic supplementation can have on endurance athletes. He has also worked as a consultant nutritionist and physiologist for a number of professional teams, marathon runners and extreme endurance athletes. Today on the show, we are talking about probiotic supplementation and what that entails for athletes. Does it work? Is it a placebo? For the...


24: Count Your Macro Nutrients for Peak Performance with Rich Ryan
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04/06/2021

Today I’m introducing you to Mr. Rich Ryan. Rich comes from the running world, as a Division 1 runner, he has been training in endurance for over 15 years and has been coaching athletes for nearly a decade. He is also an entrepreneur and the founder of Reinforced Running, where he has helped hundreds of athletes to new PR’s. Rich is a current member of the Spartan pro team and placing 10th in the Spartan Race National series in 2019.  We talk about stress and recovery for the everyday athlete + how to calculate your proper macronutrient intake for your sport. ...


23: Protecting the Mind with Joe Rinaldi
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03/30/2021

Dr. Joe Rinaldi is a wealth of knowledge and I’m very excited to get his take on recovery, perspective of sport, and having a champion mindset. Joe has had his share of challenges when it comes to sports as he was diagnosed with Best Disease at age 10. Best Disease is a genetic condition that causes progressive degeneration of the macula and deterioration of central sight over time. If you are a fan of powerfully motivating stories to help you put perspective in your life you have to check out his blog at https://joerinaldi.blog (joerinaldi.blog) and listen to...


#22 How to Balance Entrepreneurship & Training with Faye Stenning
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03/23/2021

Faye quickly became a dangerous threat to obstacle course racers around the world. In 2014 she placed 12th at the Spartan World Championship. The last three years Faye has been focused on her ultimate goal of being crowned the World Champion. In 2016 Faye had a big year; she was signed on the Spartan Pro Team, finished 2nd in the US Spartan Championship Series, 3rd at the Spartan World Championship and managed to hold the number one spot in the global world ranking throughout 2016. Claim your 14-Day Free Virtual Mobility Coach: https://www.thereadystate.com/jase (www.thereadystate.com/jase) (Affiliate Link) ...


21: Periodize Your Nutrition for Optimal Performance -Jenn Giles
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03/16/2021

Jenn has 23 years of experience working with athletes in all sports and of all ages. She sits on the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) dietitian registry and works with Olympic hopefuls, NCAA Student-Athletes, Prep School Athletes, Adult Athletes, and Youth Athletes.  Most recently Jennifer began teaching Sports Nutrition as an adjunct professor at Columbia University -her Alma Mater. We chat about: Periodization of Nutrition Small Sustained Changes = Big Results  Increase Your Workload by Recovering Better How to Eat During Your Base Phase of Training To Carbo-Load or Not to Carbo-Load  How to Eat Sweets while Training Our...


20: Olympics to Injury to Olympics Again with Jess O'Connell
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03/09/2021

Jessica O’Connell competed in the 2016 Olympic Games placing 26th in the 5k. She has had numerous World Championship appearances including a top 10 finish in the indoor 3k, an event she is currently the Canadian Record holder in.  Jess doesn't just have the speed in her legs through, she has the brains to back it up. I’m sure you’ll pick that up in our interview today. She has a Master’s in Exercise Physiology and has worked as a research assistant on many kinesiology projects at the University of Calgary.  On this episode, we are going to explo...


Women are not Men. How to work with the Menstrual Cycle for Optimal Performance w/Helene Guillaume
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03/02/2021

In this episode, we are going to discuss the difference between men and women. Contrary to popular belief, Women are not Men. Their bodies are different, but the research world, the athletic world, don’t treat them as such.  Today I’m here with Helene Guillaume the CEO of WILD.AI, a company that is looking to solve the issue that the medical world has widely considered women as another version of men (80% of research done on male mice!) - whereas women are.. very different! Now you must forgive me, as though I think this topic is very important but...


18 - How to Recover Like a Spartan Games Champion - Ryan Atkins
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02/23/2021

Ryan Atkins is one of the fittest athletes on earth, from winning the Spartan Games, to never losing a solo race over 8 hours, he has had an impressive career coming from a unique background in Unicycling to now being top of the world in Spartan Obstacle Races.  He has 10 pages of achievements that I’m not going to list, but most recently has been seen coming in 2nd on the Amazon Prime Eco-Challenge, and 1st place in the YouTube Series The Spartan Games. Ryan Atkins is here to talk to us about his recovery routine, and how he prepares fo...


17: How to Truly be a Healthy Athlete - Dr. Kyle Levers
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02/16/2021

Dr. Levers’ professional career prior to academia was grounded in athletic performance development at the Division I collegiate level and in the private sector.  After obtaining his doctoral degree, Dr. Levers founded a strength and conditioning facility in New Jersey where he served as the Director of Athletic Performance and Nutrition.  In addition Dr. Levers co-founded a start-up wearable technology company to improve blood pressure monitoring during exercise. He has published several articles and co-authored two book chapters related to the influences of nutrition and supplementation on exercise performance and body composition. Now Dr. Levers is an Assistant Pr...


16: Recover Better with Curiosity - Pro Soccer Athlete Andrew Moullin
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02/09/2021

Andrew Moullin was a standout in college at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and made his way into the Major League Soccer Scene post collegiately. He has experience playing in the US as well as Germany. Accomplishments Include: Guided SIUE out of a 33 Year NCAA Tournament Drought Made it to the sweet 16 before losing to wake forest 5 years as Professional Soccer Athlete He now coaches other athletes on how to be their best on and off the field with knowledge of the sport, perseverance, and strength + Endurance. We talk about: Motivation Sustainability Logistics of Going from Amateur to Pro Andrew's Recovery...


Maintain Your Range of Motion & Strength with Dr. Rhett Polka
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02/02/2021

Soon after earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Rhett became disappointed with his profession. Rather than reaching for greatness and pushing the envelope, he felt the physical therapy industry had become stagnant and complacent.  This brought him to a crossroads that eventually led to the patented One80 System®. After several years of experimentation, further education, and applying real science in the clinic, Dr. Polka came up with a system that was designed to get results. It certainly stands out among conventional PT. This evolution is what allowed him to open One80 Physical Therapy®. Since 2005, One80 PT has grown into a...


14: Nutritional Insights with Spartan Games Runner-Up Corinna Coffin, RD
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01/26/2021

Corinna is an impressively diverse athlete being the top of the world in CrossFit to Spartan, a DI Triathlete at Virginia Tech, and many accolades in highschool in lacrosse, soccer, and cross country.  Her most recent accolades include: Spartan world champs(2nd), 2017/18 TMX (1st + 2nd), CrossFit games team competitor (‘18), ‘19 spartan stadion series champ, broken skull ranch champ Corinna has had many impressive achievements. You may have seen her in the Spartan Games series on Youtube at the end of 2020 battling it out with Lindsay Webster for a victory in the 4-day event. Although she ended up placing 2nd overall to W...


Becoming a Durable Athlete with Kelly Starrett
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01/19/2021

Dr. Kelly Sterrett is a coach, a physical therapist, a two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, author, speaker, and co-founder of The Ready State. Kelly's clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holding, Olympic lifting and power athletes, cross-fit games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age division athletes. The list goes on and on and on. Kelly is a fierce competitor in his own right, but we're having him on the show today to talk about...


12 - Entering the Pain Cave with Olympian Hans Struzyna
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01/12/2021

With a rowing career leading him to a 4th place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics Hans Struzyna has a unique perspective on sports recovery. He started rowing at an early age, but his career really exploding during his collegiate career where he helped the Washington Huskies to 2 varsity-8 National Titles. We chat about his recovery routine, his experience at the Olympics, and his mentality when entering the 'pain cave'. Notable Links: Snowflake Regatta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHMtf7lxRdo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHMtf7lxRdo) Episode 2 of Science of Sports Recovery with Austin O'Brien: https://www...


11 The Great Thaw of the Icing Myth - Gary Reinl - Part 2
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01/05/2021

Part 2 of our conversation! I highly recommend you listen to part 1 first and then to come back here. As you’ll quickly learn in our conversation Gary Reinl is very passionate about the recovery industry. Especially when it comes to practices that don’t make sense. Gary was one of the first people to really blow the whistle on the RICE protocol and has now worked with over 100 professional teams over the last 20 years to facilitate proper recovery and has had astonishing results.  Not only has he helped get athletes back to playing quicker, his athletes see less strength and...


The Great Thaw of the Icing Myth - Gary Reinl - Part 1
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12/29/2020

As you’ll quickly learn in our conversation Gary Reinl is very passionate about the recovery industry. Especially when it comes to practices that don’t make sense. Gary was one of the first people to really blow the whistle on the RICE protocol and has now worked with over 100 professional teams over the last 20 years to facilitate proper recovery and has had astonishing results.  Not only has he helped get athletes back to playing quicker, his athletes see less strength and speed loss during the recovery time. How he does it you ask? Well not by icing. He is t...


09 How to Get to the Starting Line Healthy - Sandy Gross
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12/22/2020

Sandy is a functional movement specialist and a self-proclaimed movement optimist. And right about now, you are probably thinking to yourself. What the heck is a functional movement specialist? Well, I’ll tell you this. What you’ll learn in this episode will absolutely blow your mind. She has extensive experience with NCAA, professional athletes, and coaches including the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers working with their team to develop strategies to prevent injury, come into every practice and competition with muscles ready to go, and guiding athletes to take control of their own recovery practices at home.  Her superpower is s...


A Breakdown of 2-time World Champion's Recovery Routine - Lindsay Webster
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12/15/2020

Lindsay Webster has been dominating the Spartan and Obstacle Course Racing scene the last few years including 2 World Championship titles. She has many more accolades as a Spartan, although Obstacle Course Racing (referred to as OCR) may be a relatively new sport, Lindsay is no stranger to being at the top of her discipline. In her collegiate career, she placed 3rd at Canadian Cross Country Running Nationals in 2014. She has gold medals in Mountain Biking from the Mansfield and Woodnewton Ontario Cup, and she even has a 4th place finish at the 50km Gatineau Loppet Cross Country Skiing Event. Our...


07 - The Myth about Sleep for Athletes - Part 2 - Nick Littlehales
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12/08/2020

If you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, I highly encourage it. It’s episode #6. Just a reminder of who you are listening to: I’m in the middle of my interview with the world renowned Sport Sleep Coach, Nick Littlehales. Nick has developed the R90 Technique that has been proven time and time again to improve sleep for elite level athletes. This is outlined in great detail in his book Sleep The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps, and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body & Mind.  He has quite the resume when it comes to workin...


06 - The Myth about Sleep for Athletes - Part 1 - Nick Littlehales
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12/01/2020

This week I’m introducing you to part 1 of a 2-part episode on Sleep.  You get to listen in on my conversation with world renowned Sport Sleep Coach, Nick Littlehales. Nick has developed the R90 Technique that has been proven time and time again to improve sleep for elite level athletes. This is outlined in great detail in his book Sleep The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps, and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body & Mind.  He has quite the resume when it comes to working with elite athletes and coaches. Among those that he ha...


Emotion & Recovery + #1 Roadblock for Athletes - Max Rooke
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11/24/2020

Max Rooke grew up and played for professional team Reading Football Club (soccer)  before moving to the U.S.A to play collegiate soccer for NCAA Division I Mercer University. During this time he won four conference championships, was Atlantic Sun Conference player of the year, an All-American selection and is currently the only male soccer player in school history to have his jersey retired. Max also had the distinguished honor of being a member of the Great Britain National soccer team and competed at two World Championships.  He now coaches as the Associate Head Women’s soccer co...


03 - Using Data to explain your Recovery - Justin Roethlingshoefer
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11/17/2020

Using Data to explain your Recovery Summary: Justin Roethlingshoefer is the founder of the Hockey Summit and all inclusive training camp for professional hockey players. And this camp utilizes the same techniques from his book Intent. His born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and now resides in New York City. Justin is a coach and author, a speaker, and I would add a little bit of a data nerd to the mix and he will attest to that. Justin is all about recovery for max performance and takes a unique stance on monitoring recovery. We chat about recovery data...


02 - Olympic Trials Marathoner's Recovery Routine - Austin O'Brien
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11/17/2020

Olympic Trials Marathoner's Recovery Routine - Austin O'BrienSummary: Austin O'Brien didn't see his elite level of success until after college in two thousand sixteen, he got the idea to try and qualify for the Olympic trials marathon and in 2020, that dream became a reality when he competed in the Olympic trials this February after qualifying in November in 2019. Austin has been running 100+ miles per week for months on end, and he takes his recovery routine very seriously. We talk about how he fits his recovery into his busy schedule, sleep and one more unique practice he does as part of...


04 - Health First Approach to Recovery - Sonja Weick
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11/17/2020

Health First Approach to RecoverySummary: Sonja Wieck (w-ick) underwent a life transformation taking her from an average stay-at-home mom to a World-Class Ironman triathlete.  She is a 6x Kona Ironman World Championship Qualifier, came in 2nd place at Kona Ironman World Female 35-39 age group (2015), was named the Ironman All World Female 35-39 Champion (2013), Tokyo’s Joe’s Athlete of the Month (2014).  She can be seen leading her group of 3 men on Team Iron Cowboy on Mark Burnett’s new competition show “https://ecochallenge.com/ (World’s Toughest Race Eco-Challenge Fiji)” hosted by Bear Grylls premiered on Amazon Prime on Aug...


01 - Tart Cherries & BeetRoot Juice for Recovery. Fact or Fiction? - Dr. Tom Clifford
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11/17/2020

Summary: Dr. Tom Clifford is a world leading researcher in the world of tart cherry juice and beetroot juice when it comes to athletic recovery. Dr. Clifford has a bachelor's in sports and exercise science and a master's in sports performance. He also has a doctorate and exercise, health, nutrition. He's worked with several elite sports teams, including the Newcastle Falcons rugby team. Our conversation today sheds some light on the truths, the myths, and the theories behind tart cherry juice and beetroot juice when it comes to athletic performance and recovery. (Transcript Below) Dr. Tom Clifford's Information Twitter: https...


Science of Sports Recovery Trailer
11/10/2020

The Science of Sports Recovery Podcast dives deep into what the elite athletes are doing for their recovery routines that keep them at the top levels of performance. Guests include Professional Athletes from all disciplines as well as World-Leading Researchers on specific tools, nutrition, and trends in the Sports recovery industry to make sure you know Fact from Placebo to help you develop the recovery routine to take you to the top of your sport. Guests Include: Austin O'Brien - Olympic Trials Marathon Dr. Tom Clifford - World Leading Researcher - Recovery from Nutrition Nick Littlehales - World Renowned...