In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Nutrition Lead at Men’s Canada Basketball, Marc Bubbs. Its been a while since I had a nutritionist on the podcast and Marc and I have been speaking a while about making this happen so it was great to finally get him on. With the basketball World Cup on the horizon and his new book having just come out, there was plenty to talk about. It seems that the connection between strength and conditioning and nutrition is stronger and stronger which is great to see and this was definitely echoed again in this episode.

If you liked this episode with Marc Bubbs, you may like this episode with Pratik Patel.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Marc Bubbs.

  • Who is Marc Bubbs (background, education and current role)?
  • Team sport nutrition
  • Pre-season vs. in-season fueling
  • Half-time nutrition
  • Compressed schedules (could talk about Canada Basketball going to World Cup in Sept)
  • Real-life problems fueling athletes – compliance
  • Importance of ‘athlete health’ in the whole nutrition story
  • Emotions & mindset – how emotions drive behaviours (implications for nutrition/fueling)
  • Expert-generalism – the value of adding breadth to knowledge base (even for specialists)

Marc can be found on Twitter @drbubbs

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs’ Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company’s unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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