Diet Update with Dave Tateby John Meadows on September 9, 2012
I am extremely excited to announce that this month we have the creator of the very famous and successful carb-backloading style of eating, John “dangerously hardcore” Kiefer! Kiefer, tell us a little bit about yourself, your roots, and what you are passionate about!
Matt, we left off talking about inflammation, and how correcting Omega 3 and Omega 6 ratios is a key step in reducing inflammation more specifically. What other tips can offer our readers on reducing inflammation given that most generative diseases seem to tie back directly to high levels of inflammation?
We are privileged to have Matt Poteet with us this month. If there is on one thing I am good at, that’s spotting talent. I have seen some of Matt’s knowledge shine through on various internet boards, and I think you’ll see why as we go! Matt, thank you for joining us and please tell our readers more about yourself, what you do, and what you are passionate about.
I am thrilled to have Molly Galbraith join us for a sneak peek into her life. Molly is very well respected in the fitness community, and quite an inspiration to those that know her. Molly, can you tell us a little bit about yourself, your background, and what you are really passionate about?
I am a chiropractor and I have a special interest in sports injury and rehab. My office, Synergy Chiropractic Wellness Clinic, is located in Columbus, Ohio. It is inside the Columbus Sports Connection fitness center, so I have access to an entire gym when working with patients on rehab exercises or educating them on proper lifting form/technique to help them avoid or recover from injury.
You’d have to be living on Mars not to know that Louie Simmons is the unrivaled powerlifting and strength guru on planet Earth. For nearly forty years he has been the most creative mind the sport has ever known. Nearly one-hundred percent of all major strength programs are based on concepts and methods that were pioneered, tested and proven by the master himself.
The majority of my time is spent as president of Cressey Performance, a facility just west of Boston that I co-founded in 2007. While we work with athletes and general fitness clients from all walks of life, we’ve carved out a nice niche for us with baseball players, which constitute about 80-85% of our clientele.
I am excited to bring you guys one of the brightest minds in the industry for this month’s interview. As you will see, Scott brings a great combination of “in the trenches” knowledge, and advanced formal education.
I am pleased to announce this month’s featured interview is with Dr. Clay Hyght. Dr. Clay as we know him, has the unique background of being in the trenches training and developing an ass kicking physique, along with an equally impressive education and deep understanding of what works and what doesn’t.
I am pleased to announce that this month’s interview will be with a gentleman named Dr. Will Finnegan. I thought Will would be a perfect interview for our site, and here is why. First of all he is a pharmacist that is educated beyond what is offered in school. He goes above and beyond to understand what he does at a deeper level than most pharmacists out there
I am a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the United States Olympic Committee. I’m responsible for the all of the Combat and Acrobatic Sports, which include wrestling, boxing, judo, gymnastics, and diving, to name a few. My coaching background is rather diverse. I have been fortunate to learn several different methods from some of the best coaches in the field.
For this month’s interview it is our pleasure to have Tony Gentilcore with us. I have read much of Tony’s writing lately and I think you’ll enjoy his style, and more importantly the well thought out ideas and information he brings to the table. Tony, please tell us about yourself. What is your background, and what are some of the things you are most passionate about?
Taking a step back for perspective it is important to realize that if you are consuming 60-75% of your total energy as fat, picking the right types of fat containing foods becomes important. This is especially true when you are consuming maintenance levels calories because the absolute amount of fat will be quite high.
I am very excited about this month’s expert interview as we have the one and only Jeff Volek. Jeff wrote one of my favorite books called the “TNT Diet”. Pick p a copy if you want to learn more about low carb diets, it’s an awesome read. Also, if you have already read my review of the NSCA Nutritional Symposium, you’ll understand why this is so exciting to me.
I am a farm girl from central Ohio, played a lot of sports through the years. I went to college to be an athletic trainer (ATC) and did that for the first 12 years of my professional life. I have always had a passion for nutrition and anatomy, and chose to further my education in nutrition. So now I have a PhD in nutrition and have since become an RD (LD in Ohio) and a CSSD.
John, I am the strength and conditioning coach for men’s basketball at the University of North Carolina. I have been here since 2004. Before that I worked at the University of Kansas and for the Chicago Bulls under world renowned strength and conditioning coach Al Vermeil.
Currently I am a Professor and Director of the Metabolic and Body Composition Laboratories in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma. Also, I am the Vice President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Thanks again Chris for taking the time to do this interview with us. Since our readers know who you are now based on last month’s issue, let’s dive right in.
JOHN: So let’s talk cholesterol. Can you start by giving our readers some basics on what cholesterol is, and does in your body?
At the most basic level my goal is to wake up each morning, thank God for the new day, and make the most of each of the moments in that day to do my best in whatever lies before me, and especially to make myself of service to others.