1597: The Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance with David Epstein

00:00 – MAPS HIIT Giveaway + July Special
01:00 – The Sports Gene: A story of tragedy sparked by an interest in genetics.
02:47 – Why are certain populations over misrepresented in sports?
05:30 – Why he was more backward than getting it right researching for his new book.
08:48 – The generalization of skills.
13:38 – When is the perfect time for specialization?
16:20 – How would he mold his perfect athlete?
21:45 – Why he believes athletes now, are at a drug disadvantage.
23:24 – How technological innovations have made a HUGE impact on the elite level in sports.
27:23 – The democratization of sports.
30:10 – How much of a role do steroids play in professional sports?
35:20 – Comparing the impact of anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, and erythropoietin (EPO).
38:50 – The story behind his breakout investigation of Alex Rodriguez testing positive for steroids.
43:00 – His personal beliefs on athletes using performance-enhancing drugs.
48:55 – Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete or not?
51:50 – The current research he finds interesting.
54:17 – Are we jumping the gun on new drugs?
59:00 – What will be the next big technological leap in sports?
1:05:17 – Has his attitude changed towards blood doping in sports?

Featured Guest
Dave Epstein (@GrowingWisdom) on Twitter

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