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Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation with Keith Baar (Professor of Molecular Exercise Physiology at University of California, Davis)

Pacey Performance Podcast

Dr. Keith Baar is the Head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis. On this week’s Pacey Performance Podcast, we discuss how the musculoskeletal system functions including how diet and physical activity affect muscle growth, and how tendons and ligaments respond to the stresses of exercise Dr. Keith’s teachings are absolutely invaluable for both coaches, sports scientists and athletes alike as he tells us why injury rates are still on the rise despite coaches knowing more about the human body than ever before, and how to specifically avoid injuring tendons and ligaments whilst still developing muscle growth. As a bonus, he also gives us some excellent nutritional tips. Don’t miss out on all this expert advice gained from a career dedicated to learning just what it is that gives the very best athletes that slight advantage over their rivals. Topics: What inspired him to get into sports science Why injury rates are still on the rise Why so many coaches only have a short-term view of training A masterclass in tendons and ligaments and how to avoid injuring them What makes every athlete unique when it comes to tendons How to identify an imminent muscle injury What athletes can do to become more flexible Why static stretching is now outdated Keith’s thoughts on isometric training and the techniques he recommends The benefits of fast and slow training The importance of nutrition and Keith’s advice

1hr 7mins

17 Jun 2021

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NutraCast Podcast: Dr. Keith Baar on Muscle Mass Gains

NutraIngredients-USA Podcast

Legend Labz recently announced a license agreement with The University of California to produce an all-natural muscle supplement, which lab studies show can increase muscle mass gains by over 200%.


19 Feb 2021

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Keith Baar, PhD

Science Of Ultra

Dr. Baar rejoins us on the show. He was previously on for episode 58. Today we illuminate the central role of connective tissue and associated proteins in transmitting force from muscle, extend that understanding to explain how muscle functions in running (hint: it’s not at all like most people think), and dive into ways that you can optimize your connective tissue health. https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/143


18 Feb 2021

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Tendon training and adaptation (in circus and hyper mobility) for performance and recovery ft. Dr. Keith Baar, Molecular Biologist


Y'all are going to love this one. Keith Baar joined myself and special guest co-host Max March-Steinman on this episode all about the molecular properties of tendons, their adaptive responses, and how to appropriately modify your training techniques depending on if you're interested in power, strength, range of motion (and maybe some things not to do), or stability (in the case of hypermobility). We also briefly touch on the dietary sources of the nutrients that support healthy tendons. During the episode, Keith explains a concept using a visual so here is a link to Keith Baar's tendon shearing demonstration. In this episode, I briefly mention the Aerial Straps Level 1 Teaser that Max, Bethany, and I have put together to give an intro into straps - you can find a link to the FREE download here. It includes an introduction to straps, vocabulary, conditioning exercises, and introductory skills and progressions. Again, it is FREE, but if you download it for the recommended price, you’ll receive a discount code on the full Level 1 manual (which will cover some tendon-specific drills to reset tendon length upon completion of a training session). Please share the free teaser and this episode with anyone you think may appreciate what's covered in them!

1hr 17mins

3 Feb 2021

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Episode #24: Healing Tendons with Dr. Keith Baar

Jacked Athlete Podcast

Notes here: http://jackedathlete.com/podcast-24-healing-tendons-with-keith-baar/

1hr 3mins

28 Jul 2020

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EP 352 – Dr Keith Baar Engineers Tissues

Power Athlete Radio

The Future of Muscle Science If it’s knowledge you seek, look no further than this week’s episode. Dr Keith Baar  [Twitter: @MuscleScience] takes John, Luke, and Tex to school on subjects like molecular exercise physiology and musculoskeletal tissue engineering. Did you know that there are experiments going on right now in which lab grown human muscle…The post EP 352 – Dr Keith Baar Engineers Tissues first appeared on Power Athlete.

2hr 3mins

20 Mar 2020

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177: Training tendons (with Keith Baar)

GAINcast with Vern Gambetta

Tendons and other connective tissue are often thought of as non-trainable, but more and more research is showing that they are more responsive to load than we thought. Professor Keith Baar is a leading researcher on the topic and joins this week's GAINcast to talk about how connective tissue works together with muscles and bones to produce movement. We also dive into how connective tissue can be trained, as well as several other topics he has been researching. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2019/12/gaincast-episode-177-training-tendons-with-keith-baar/ The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: The GAINcast is brought to you by GAIN and HMMR Media. Join HMMR Plus so that you get full access to our video, article, and podcast archive here on HMMR Media. This month's theme on HMMR Media is reactive strength, with some great new resources from Warren Young and many other leaders on the topic. Baar 's full background can is outlined in his UC Davis faculty biography and information about the Functional Molecular Biology Lab. You can also find him on Twitter (@MuscleScience). You can download some of Baar's research via ResearchGate and also watch a great lecture on training to improve musculoskeletal performance on YouTube.


23 Dec 2019

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Dr. Keith Baar on Building Bulletproof Tendons

Physical Preparation Podcast – Robertson Training Systems

As a former athlete who considered himself mediocre, Dr. Keith Baar became curious as to why some people respond well to a training program and grew stronger while others didn’t adapt the same way. He followed this curiosity into an internship in strength and conditioning at the University of Michigan’s football team for his undergraduate degree. Later, Keith pursued a Master’s degree at the University of California – Berkeley and a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, where he discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying muscle growth in response to exercise. After working at a laboratory in Dundee, Scotland for five years, Keith is now the Head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis, where he studies how the musculoskeletal system functions, including how diet and physical activity affect muscle growth, and how tendons and ligaments respond to the stresses of exercise. In today’s episode, Keith and I discuss how to maintain tendon health and decrease injuries. He defines the morphological differences between a tendon and a muscle and shares tips on how to train the tendon for flexibility and health. He explains why we see more tendon ruptures in sports and how to recover from injury faster. And we discuss how to design training programs that stimulate healing as well as the nutritional interventions to create stronger tendons. If a tendon is less stiff at its muscle end, it’s going to stretch. That stretching is a shock absorber for the whole muscle. – Dr. Keith Baar This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast: The structure of a tendon and its morphological difference to a muscle How to create a program for strengthening tendons Why injury history should be taken into account when creating a training program Why injured athletes should lift slower Why we see an increased number of tendon ruptures in sports The role of nutrition in injury recovery and performance How to heal injuries quickly Keith’s training advice for athletes Connect with Dr. Baar: FMBLab at UCDavis Keith Baar on Twitter Email: fmblab@googlemail.com Stop the Frustration! Get the Complete Coach Certification Are you a young fitness trainer or coach? Are you frustrated by the results you’re getting or the lack of resources available to learn the skills you need to be successful? Are you struggling to get enough clients or wondering how long you’ll be able to follow your passion for helping others? It’s time to stop the frustration and stop worrying. It’s time to get certified! If you’re serious about improving your results, serious about becoming a better coach, and serious about increasing your bottom line, then you need the Complete Coach Certification. In this massive course, you’ll learn: How to use the R7 system to create seamless, integrated and efficient programs for clients and athletes of all shapes and sizes How to create the culture, environment and relationships with everyone you train so you can get the absolute best results The exact progressions, regressions, and coaching cues I use in the gym – from squatting and deadlifting to pressing and pulling and everything in between And much, much more This certification course is jam-packed with everything I’ve learned over the last 20 years of my career. So if you’re ready to get serious about the results you’re getting for your clients and the impact your programs have on your income, head over to www.completecoachcertification.com to sign up for the Complete Coach Certification course today! Spots are limited, and the next certification is set to launch in March 2020. Join my FREE Insiders List to learn more, stay tuned for our launch details and save $200 when the course opens! Subscribe, Rate & Share! Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Physical Preparation Podcast – your one-stop-shop for fitness trainers, coaches, and athletes. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud and leave your honest review. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media. Thank you! The post Dr. Keith Baar on Building Bulletproof Tendons appeared first on Robertson Training Systems.

1hr 3mins

29 Nov 2019

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375: Longevity 101: How To Live Longer, Stronger, Healthier with Keith Baar

Legendary Life | Transform Your Body, Upgrade Your Health & Live Your Best Life

In this episode, we asked longevity expert Keith Baar what are the most impactful things you can do right now to live longer—and stay healthy and strong enough to really enjoy your golden years. The sooner you start applying these tips, the sooner you can start planning what you'll be doing 30 years from now. So, what are you waiting for?

1hr 5mins

4 Nov 2019

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Ep. 30 - Dr. Keith Baar - Unlocking Athletic Potential

Smart Athlete Podcast

As I sit down with Professor Baar we jump into why a Canadian is wearing a coat in Canada and how he didn't play the national sport of Hockey.More importantly we jump into his thoughts on how unstructured play affects athlete's abilities later in life.Keith shares with me about some of his early research where they were trying to build machines with muscles.As we get into the meat of our conversation Keith shares why he and many people in the exercise physiology field go into the kind of research they do. We talk about the process of going from research to practical ways to unlock an athlete's potential. One of the big area's of discussion from Dr. Baar's research is the effect of mTOR on our biology. We get deep into the effects and usefulness of mTOR. Within our talk Keith shares how a Keto diet can play a very useful role for us in a specifically dangerous situation. In the last part of my chat with Keith he does his best to educate me on the cycles of growth or activation that the body goes through. We discuss the troubles of applying science to real application and how there are certain people with a certain set of skills that really get athletes to apply the science to their routine. In his research Keith has talked about how cardiovascular exercise has a certain affect on the body as well as strength training a different effect. I ask him about how much work is necessary to get all of the benefits of both worlds and his answer is a little surprising.Shop the Solpri store at https://solpri.com

1hr 3mins

28 Oct 2019