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Dr. Mike Roussell on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Dr. Mike Roussell




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Dr. Mike Roussell is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long lasting health. Mike holds a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University. Mike’s academic background coupled with his broad range of experience from consulting with pharmaceutical and food companies, medical schools, top rated fitness facilities, professional athletes, and individual clients, gives him the unique ability to translate scientific findings into relevant, understandable, and actionable strategies that get results. As a scientist, his research has been published multiple times in the premiere clinical nutrition journal in the world, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He is also a sought after continuing educator, speaking across the country to physicians, dietitians, nurses, and other health professionals on the most recent advances in the nutritional treatments for cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and weight loss.

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Christie Aschwanden on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Christie Aschwanden Resilient Podcast


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Christie Aschwanden is the author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery and co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process. She’s the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington Post. Christie is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She’s also been a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a contributing writer for Bicycling. Her work appears in dozens of publications, including Discover, Slate, Consumer Reports,  New Scientist,  More,  Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, NPR.org, Smithsonian and O, the Oprah Magazine. A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad.

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Dr. Bryan Carmody on the Resilient Performance Podcast




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Dr. Bryan Carmody is a lifelong Virginian. Born and raised in Richlands, VA, he attended college at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, where he majored in chemistry before attending medical school at the University of Virginia. During his medical training, he became fascinated with kidney disease and renal physiology. After completing his residency training at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, he returned to UVA for a fellowship in pediatric nephrology, then came back to CHKD to join the children’s kidney center and to be a part of Virginia’s only freestanding children’s hospital.

Topics Covered:

  1. The relative efficacy of different learning models in medicine
  2. What is the point of a standardized test (not a rhetorical question)
  3. Evidence that standardized tests in medicine do what they say they do
  4. Who are the stakeholders in the standardized testing world
  5. Is memorization still important
  6. Revising medical education to better reflect clinical practice
  7. Do systemic, political, and financial constraints hinder medical education

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Tony Holler on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Tony Holler Resilient Performance Podcast




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Tony Holler has been a teacher for 38 years and presently teaches Honors Chemistry at Plainfield North High School in Plainfield, IL.  He also has 38 years experience coaching football, basketball, and track. Tony is presently the Head Track Coach and Freshman Head Football Coach at Plainfield North.  He is a member of the Illinois Track and Field Hall of Fame and coached multiple teams to state track championships. A coveted author and speaker, Tony is also co-director of the Track-Football Consortium.

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Mladen Jovanovic on the Resilient Performance Podcast

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Mladen Javonovic is a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia. He has held positions as a strength and conditioning coach and data scientist for Port Adelaid Football Club in Australia and as a football physiologist for Aspire Academy in Qatar. He is currently completing his PhD in Sports Science at the University of Belgrade.

Topics Covered:

  1. How Machiavelli’s “The Prince” influenced Mladen’s coaching philosophy
  2. Other philosophy-based books that have influenced Mladen’s approach to physical preparation
  3. How Mladen determines when to prioritize macro level concepts vs. micro level ones to audit himself as a coach
  4. How Mladen reconciles his respect for modeling, statistics, and data with his skepticism of scienticism and blind faith in quantification
  5. Mladen’s thoughts on “injury prevention”
  6. Explanatory vs. predictive statistical modeling
  7. What evidenced based practice really is
  8. Statistics resources for non-researchers

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