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Allison Maurer is a Sports Dietician who has advised multiple sporting organizations including the Pittsburgh Pirates and the University of Tennessee. She is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Student Health and Wellness at Knoxville Catholic High School. In this episode, Allison provides valuable insight on foundational nutritional knowledge. Coaches and athletes are realizing the value of nutrition as science progresses and results are starting to become evident on the playing field. Meg and Dr. G learn how to fuel for performance as well as highlighting overlooked aspects of nutrition and much more.
Associate AD of Student Health and Wellness, Knoxville Catholic HS
Jim Harbaugh is the Head Football Coach for the University of Michigan. Coach Harbaugh played in the NFL for 14 seasons before dedicating himself to coaching. Jim was head coach of Stanford, San Diego and the San Francisco 49ers before returning to his Alma Mater, the University of Michigan. In ...
Chris Waddell is a Paralympic Medalist, Author and Speaker. Chris provides insight on his journey to continue pushing boundaries with sit skiing, and adventures such as becoming the first paraplegic to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Dr. Michael Cottingham is Associate Professor and Director of Adaptive Athletics at the University of Houston. Dr. Michael Cottingham describes the culture of adaptive sports, as well as challenging the viewer to reconsider how they recognize the achievements of disabled individuals.