Jul 18, 2021
Jonathan and Chris speak to Dr. Lindsay Duncan, a kinesiologist and co-director of the Theories and Interventions in Exercise and Health Psychology laboratory at McGill University. In light of the upcoming Summer Olympics, what are banned substances and why are they banned? How common is supplement use among athletes? And do superhero movies—with actors undergoing dramatic body transformations in a short amount of time—alter expectations in the gym?
1:45 Why are some competitive advantages allowed but not others?
5:17 The next frontier: gene editing
6:43 Banned substances cleared for medical use
11:29 Common performance-enhancing drugs
13:51 THC and alcohol
18:49 The possibility of accidental exposure
20:37 Protecting athletes from harm
26:09 Supplement use is incredibly common
29:04 The superhero physique
33:33 Celebrity trainers
36:48 Sleep and rest
40:25 Athletes’ use of social media
41:46 Preventing drug use in young athletes
44:22 Stripping away hype without affecting motivation
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1) Lindsay Duncan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindsayDuncan9