Chad Kerksick: Elite Performance Research & ISSN 2024 Recap (1 of 2) | Episode #141

In Episode 141 of the PricePlow Podcast, Mike and Ben welcome Chad Kerksick, President of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), to discuss his journey in exercise science and nutrition research. As a university professor and director of the Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory at Lindenwood University, Chad has tons of experience, insights, and wisdom to share.

Chad begins with an overview of his academic and professional background, detailing his roles and responsibilities at Lindenwood University. He discusses the challenges of balancing his busy schedule with his desire to be more active on social media, and it’s our goal to bring him out to the media world more often.

Chad Kerksick: Elite Performance Research & ISSN 2024 Recap | Episode #141

Chad Kerksick, President of ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition), joins PricePlow for Episode #141 to talk about sports performance research and to recap ISSN 2024. This is part 1 of a 2 part series, with Part 2 now live as well.

The conversation then shifts to the opportunities for collaboration between academic labs and the industry, highlighting the value of attending conferences for networking and exploring potential partnerships. Chad shares insights into the types of research his lab conducts, including studies on exercise and nutritional interventions that impact health, performance, and recovery outcomes.

Elite research on elite athletes

One of the key highlights of the episode is Chad’s discussion of a unique case study on elite CrossFit athlete Tia-Clair Toomey. He details the process of collecting blood and stool samples to analyze changes in metabolites and the microbiome during intense training and competition, offering listeners a fascinating glimpse into the complexities of researching elite athletes.

Throughout the episode, Chad underscores the power of consistency in diet and exercise, sharing practical advice for maintaining a balanced lifestyle. He also touches on his key research areas, including protein supplementation, probiotics, and resistance exercise, providing valuable insights for both researchers and fitness enthusiasts.

This episode is the first of a two-part series aimed at introducing Chad to the PricePlow community and recapping the highlights of the ISSN 2024 conference. Part 2 of 2 is now posted, zeroing in on a couple of specific ingredients.

Subscribe to the PricePlow Podcast on Your Favorite Service (RSS)

Chad Kerksick: Elite Performance Research & ISSN 2024 Recap | Episode #141″>https://blog.priceplow.com/podcast/chad-kerksick-issn-141

Video: Watch Chad Kerksick Discuss Research and ISSN 2024

Subscribe to PricePlow on YouTube!

Show Notes with Chad Kerksick – ISSN, Performance, and More

  • 00:00 – Welcome and Introduction to Chad Kerksick

    • Mike introduces Chad Kerksick, President of ISSN and a university professor and researcher in exercise science. We flash back to the ISSN introductory episode, #137 with ISSN’s Jose Antonio.

    • Jose Antonio of ISSN on PricePlow Podcast #137

      Want to learn more about creatine and its history? The legendary Jose Antonio, co-founder of the ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition), joins PricePlow for Episode #137 to get hyped for ISSN 2024 and tell us about the true beginnings of the sports nutrition, including some crazy battles over creatine!

      Chad shares his background, highlighting his role at Lindenwood University, where he directs the Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory (UP&L).

    • He discusses his academic journey, starting with a Ph.D. from Baylor University and his transition through various institutions, contributing significantly to research in exercise and nutrition.
  • 05:00 – Challenges of a Busy Schedule and Social Media Presence

    • Chad talks about his busy schedule balancing research, teaching, and administrative duties.
    • He expresses the desire to be more active on social media to disseminate research findings but acknowledges the time constraints.
    • Chad mentions the importance of using platforms like graphic design and infographics to share research findings more effectively.
  • 10:00 – Collaboration Opportunities in Academic Labs

    • Chad discusses the opportunities for students and companies to collaborate with academic labs like his.
    • He highlights the importance of attending conferences for networking and exploring collaboration opportunities.
    • Chad shares insights into the types of research his lab conducts, including exercise and nutritional interventions impacting health, performance, and recovery outcomes.
  • 15:00 – Recap of ISSN 2024 Conference

    • ISSN 2024 Conference Recap

      See PricePlow’s ISSN 2024 Conference Recap, Powered by Cognizin┬« Citicoline

      Chad provides a recap of the ISSN 2024 conference, mentioning key presentations and posters that stood out to him. We also recently covered some of our favorites in our ISSN 2024 Conference Recap presented by Cognizin.

    • He discusses the significance of the conference in the field of sports nutrition and the valuable networking opportunities it provides.
    • Chad mentions the practical applications of research presented at the conference and the importance of staying updated with the latest advancements in the field.

    Update: The ISSN 2024 Proceedings have now been published![1]

  • 20:00 – Case Study on Tia-Clair Toomey’s Fecal Matter

    • Chad shares his experience conducting a very wild and unique case study on elite CrossFit athlete Tia-Clair Toomey.
    • The study involved collecting blood and stool samples to analyze changes in metabolites and the microbiome during intense training and competition.
    • Chad discusses the challenges of conducting research on elite athletes and the importance of respecting their priorities.
  • 25:00 – Metagenomics and Metabolomics Analysis

    • ISSN Logo

      Come to the next ISSN Conference!

      The conversation dives into the detailed analysis of metagenomics and metabolomics from the collected samples.

    • Chad explains how these analyses provide insights into the changes in metabolites and bacterial communities in the gut during different phases of training and competition.
    • The findings reveal significant shifts in metabolites reflective of the intense physical activity during the CrossFit Games.
  • 30:00 – Shifts in Metabolites During Competition

    • Chad elaborates on the specific changes observed in metabolites from the beginning of the CrossFit Games to the end.
    • He notes the rapid shifts in metabolites related to carbohydrate metabolism, anaerobic metabolism, and pH balance.
    • The discussion highlights the unique aspects of studying elite athletes and the valuable data obtained from such research.
  • 35:00 – The Power of Consistency in Diet and Exercise

    • Above all of the crafty supplements, Chad emphasizes the importance of consistency in diet and exercise for achieving health and performance goals.
    • He shares personal insights on maintaining a balanced lifestyle, focusing on regular physical activity and a protein-centric diet.
    • The discussion includes practical advice for individuals looking to improve their health and performance through consistent habits.
  • 40:00 – Key Research Areas in Exercise Science

    • Chad discusses his key research areas, including protein supplementation, probiotics, and resistance exercise.
    • He highlights significant findings from his research, such as the benefits of combining fast and slow proteins and the impact of probiotics on mood and gut-brain axis.
    • Chad shares insights into ongoing and future research projects that aim to advance the field of exercise science and sports nutrition.
  • 45:00 – Challenges and Rewards of Elite Athlete Research

    • The conversation explores the unique challenges and rewards of conducting research on elite athletes.
    • Chad Kerksick ISSN Poster Presentations

      The Poster Presentations are some of the most fun parts of ISSN!

      Chad discusses the logistical and ethical considerations involved in working with high-profile athletes and the importance of maintaining their trust and cooperation.

    • He highlights the valuable insights gained from such research and its potential to influence training and nutritional strategies for elite performance.
  • 50:00 – Future Research

    • Chad teases a couple things on future research directions (see next episode!)
    • The discussion includes potential new findings and projects that aim to explore further the applications of exercise and nutritional interventions in sports science.
    • Chad emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and collaboration in advancing the field.
  • 55:00 – Podcast Wrap-Up, Closing Remarks, and Stay Tuned for Part 2

    • Mike and Ben wrap up the podcast, thanking Chad for his insights and contributions.
    • They provide information on where listeners can find more content related to the topics discussed and stay updated with future episodes.
    • Don’t forget to subscribe, leave reviews, and follow PricePlow on social media for the latest updates and content.
    • In Part 2, we’ll cover a couple of unique ingredients!

Where to Find Chad Kerksick Online

Chad Kerksick: Elite Performance Research & ISSN 2024 Recap | Episode #141

Thanks to Chad for the education and opportunity to hang out at ISSN! The second hour is now posted, so find it at Chad Kerksick: Researching Dileucine, Dihydroberberine, & GLP-1 (2 of 2) | Episode #142.

Subscribe to the PricePlow Podcast on your favorite platform. Don’t forget to leave reviews on iTunes and Spotify!

Subscribe to the PricePlow Podcast on Your Favorite Service (RSS)

Podium Nutrition Creatine Monohydrate – Deals and Price Drop Alerts

Get Price Alerts

No spam, no scams.

Disclosure: PricePlow relies on pricing from stores with which we have a business relationship. We work hard to keep pricing current, but you may find a better offer.

Posts are sponsored in part by the retailers and/or brands listed on this page.

About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public. Mike is currently experimenting with a low Vitamin A diet.

No Comments | Posted in , , , , | Tagged , , .

References

  1. Kerksick, Chad M., et al. “Proceedings of the Twenty-First International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, vol. 21, no. sup1, 1 July 2024, p. 2374669, doi:10.1080/15502783.2024.2374669. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15502783.2024.2374669

Comments and Discussion (Powered by the PricePlow Forum)