13b – Umahro Cadogan on functional nutrition for athletes and recovery from injury

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A Denmark native, Umahro Cadogan is a former adjunct professor of Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States. He also works directly with individuals and groups including professional athletes and military as a nutritional therapist, and he is a well-known author, chef, and lecturer on the topics of nutrition and functional medicine in Denmark and around the world.
In part a of this episode, we talked about how Umahro got into nutrition and functional medicine and his general approach to improving nutrition.
In this episode, we discuss:
  • Umahro’s nutrition advice for athletes
  • Changes to macro and micronutrient intake he recommends for athletes
  • Sports nutrition supplements
  • The role of nutrition and supplementation after injury
  • Recommended training and rehab for tendons and ligaments
  • Three things he does on a regular basis that have the biggest positive impact on his health
  • One thing he struggles to implement that could have a big impact on his health
  • What a healthy life looks like to him
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You can follow Umahro on his website, FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. 

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Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.

13a – Umahro Cadogan on using functional nutrition to create health

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A Denmark native, Umahro Cadogan is a former adjunct professor of Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States. He also works directly with individuals and groups including professional athletes and military as a nutritional therapist, and he is a well-known author, chef, and lecturer on the topics of nutrition and functional medicine in Denmark and around the world.
In this episode, we discuss:
  • How he got into nutrition and functional medicine
  • His personal health story and recovery
  • How he incorporates his culinary background as a lecturer and nutritional therapist
  • What he addresses first when working with someone to improve their nutrition
  • The role of supplements and how to look for quality
In part b of this episode, we’ll talk about his nutrition advice for athletes, as well as for supporting the body while recovering from injury. 
Relevant Links:
You can follow Umahro on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating! I’d love to hear all of your feedback in the comments below and on social media using the hashtag #JFHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every other Tuesday!
 
Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.

12 – The TRAIN with Julie Foucher program

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This past week I released my training program through Beyond the Whiteboard: TRAIN with Julie Foucher. This year, I am making the transition from training for the CrossFit Games to training for life. Even though I am going to be incredibly busy with medical school, I still want to maintain a high level of fitness. Thus, TRAIN was born: 1 hour in the gym per day, 5 days per week, fully scheduled out for you and jam-packed to build a solid foundation of GPP and proficiency in the full gamut of weightlifting, gymnastics, and monostructural skills. I’m opening this program up to anyone who wants to join me as a virtual training partner through Beyond the Whiteboard. There, you will be able to see my posts for each workout and I will also be able to see and comment on your scores to follow your progress.
In this episode I discuss:
  • My experience with Beyond the Whiteboard and motivation for creating this program
  • For whom the program is best suited
  • How the program is structured each day including timeline and scaling
  • Details of the programming including strength cycle, Olympic lifting, gymnastics
  • The frequency and intent of benchmark workouts
  • Warm-up and cool-downs programmed by Matthew Stevens of Pure Physio
  • How to use the Lifestyle Log on Beyond the Whiteboard
  • The importance and utility of recording your results electronically
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You can read more about the program and sign up here. Also, follow us on Instagram @TRAINwithJF and with #TRAINwithJF. 
 
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11 – Dan Bailey on training for the 2016 CrossFit Games

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Dan Bailey is a 5-time CrossFit Games competitor, never finishing outside the top 10 at the Games and most recently placing 4th at the 2015 CrossFit Games. Dan has a background as a collegiate sprinter at Ohio University and he holds degrees in Education and Strength and Conditioning. Although is is an Ohio native, he currently resides on a boat in San Diego.
In this episode, we discuss:
  • Dan’s living situation on a boat in San Diego
  • His reflections on his performance at the 2015 CrossFit Games and plans for next year
  • Dan’s approach to training for the 2016 CrossFit Games season
  • How Dan creates his programming and how he tracks his progress
  • How you can follow Dan’s programming through Beyond the Whiteboard

You can follow Dan on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating! I’d love to hear all of your feedback in the comments below and on social media using the hashtag #JFHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every other Tuesday!