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Dr. Phil Maffetone

Date: 3rd November 2023


Have you ever wondered how the heart rate can affect an athlete's performance? In our latest exchange, we team up with Dr. Phil Maffetone, a trailblazer in the field of endurance training and whole health, to shed light on this intriguing concept. Specifically, we dissect the foundational principles of the Maximum Aerobic Function (MAF) methodology, unpacking the complex relationship between heart rate, aerobic thresholds, and the delicate balance between aerobic and anaerobic training.

As we navigate our conversation, we don't just limit ourselves to fitness. We unfold the significance of nutrition for athletes, debunk the long-standing myth of the calories in/calories out equation, and explore how overtraining can trigger an unhealthy accumulation of body fat. Dr. Phil Maffetone provides us with invaluable insights into the diet of our ancestors, the perils of junk food and refined sugars on performance, and the indispensable role of protein in strength training. We also delve into the surprising realm of music's influence on mental health and exercise.

As we round off our enlightening discourse, we pivot from sports to business, drawing parallels between endurance sports and life and work lessons. We venture into app development, derive insights from Paul Larson's book on HIT training, and emphasize the importance of personalizing diets and training routines. Our journey concludes with an invitation to join Tribe Talk, a valuable email newsletter teeming with resources designed to enhance your sport, life, and business. Don't miss out on an episode brimming with insights from the mind of a maestro!

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