Simon Ward, The High Performance Human Triathlon Podcast

How to build a leaner, stronger body and a sharper mind for mid-life health * Dr. Marc Bubbs

June 9, 2021

One thing I have learned with age is that what I took for granted in my 20's and 30’s no longer applies. I used to be able to eat and drink what I liked and it didn't seem to have any impact on my health or my weight. On the flip side, I also used to think that health and fitness inevitably declined once one entered their 40’s. That's not true either.

In recent years we have learned that with a mindful approach and purposeful planning it is more than possible to continue improving health and fitness well into your 60’s.

Today's guest is Dr. Marc Bubbs, author of Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance that is Revolutionising Sports.  Today he's returning to the show to chat about his new book, Peak 40:  The New Science of Mid-Life Health for a Leaner, Stronger Body and a Sharper Mind.

This latest offering outlines some of the slightly different approaches to nutrition, exercise, recovery, and mindset that we should all be considering to enjoy the best mid-life health possible. As in his previous book, Marc has sought out the latest science to support his advice.

Topics discussed include:

  • Why you are a product of your environment and how you can shape the path for the future
  • Mid-life weight gain - Carbs are not the problem, it’s refined sugars and processed food you should be focusing on
  • Protein, and why you should up your intake as you get older
  • Why movement practice matters more as you hit your 40’s
  • Chronic cardio vs lifting weights
  • Understanding yourself and your core values
  • Getting older isn’t all downhill, BUT mindset and mindfulness play a huge role in maintaining an optimistic outlook
  • Marc’s simple steps to awesome mid-life health

To find out more about Dr. Marc Bubbs please visit his two websites: and

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Visit this page peak40 to order your copy of Marc’s new book

And of course, there is his original book Peak - The New Science of Athletic Performance

The book is also #1 Best Seller on Audible in the USA!


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Links to other items discussed include:

Listen to the previous podcast with Marc Bubbs “How to reach your peak by getting the basics right"

Kelly Starrett book Becoming a Supple Leopard - The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance

Brad Schoenfeld research on “Minimum Effective Dose for Strength Training”

1). Strength and Hypertrophy Adaptations Between Low- vs. High-Load Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

2). Dose-response relationship between weekly resistance training volume and increases in muscle mass: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Jose Antonio research on protein intake 

A High Protein Diet Has No Harmful Effects: A One-Year Crossover Study in Resistance-Trained Males

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