Sep 13, 2016
Episode 143: Muscle physiology researcher Dr. Keith Baar from the University of California at Davis is on the show to discuss his teams work looking at nutrional and training strategies that can increase tendon stiffness, hence playing a role in injury prevention and the recovery process from tendon/ligament ruptures and bone/cartilage damage.
Dr. Keith Baar is the head of the Functional Molecular Biology
Laboratory (FMBL) in the Department of Neurobiology,
Physiology, and behavior. His research is focused on
understanding how training and feeding result in
improved muscle, tendon and ligament function. In his capacity as a researcher, he has made fundamental discoveries on how muscle grows bigger, stronger, and more fatigue resistant.
Over the last 15 years, Keith has applied these discoveries
working as a scientific advisor to a number of athletic
teams/organizations including: Chelsea Football Club, USA Track
and Field, Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, British Cycling,
The English Institute of Sport, Leicester Tigers Rugby, and the
Oklahoma City Thunder. In this capacity he works to maximize
the effects of training for both endurance and strength and
His most recent work focuses on connective tissues like tendons and ligaments. The podcast will discuss the most recent work designed to determine how to best train and what types of foods compliment training to decrease tendon and ligament injury and accelerate return to play.