The Physical Performance Show: Dane Baker – Tackling Low Energy Availability

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In episode 359 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Dane Baker, leading New Zealand Performance Dietitian, tackling Low Energy Availability in this Expert Edition.

Dane Baker works with elite athletes and active people helping to resolve low energy availability and Red-S or relative energy deficiency in sport. He studied Nutrition at the University of Otago graduating in 2003 and now works at the University as a Professional Fellow and Lecturer. Dane consults out of the AXIS Sports Medicine Clinic and when he’s not there, he’s educating New Zealand’s elite coaches as the Lead Nutrition provider for High Performance Sport New Zealand.  After nearly 20 years in sports nutrition, Dane’s developed a depth of experience and expertise that comes through in everything that he does.

In this episode Dane shares information around how an athlete can get themselves out of a state of low energy availability, it’s the how, what and why of overcoming low energy availability or relative energy deficiency in sport.

To listen to Episode 359:


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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Dane’s bio – life being a sports physician
  • Definition – RED-S and Low energy availability
  • Maintaining weight in a state of low energy availability or in caloric deficit
  • Tips for Clinicians: Suspecting state of energy deficiency and capturing the athletes attention
  • Tips for Clinicians: Obtaining insight into the athletes energy availability balance
  • Tips for Clinicians: Input & Output – fueling for training loads
  • Tips for parents with active children
  • Fueling while exercising
  • Bone Stress Injury
  • Indirect signs and symptoms for athletes suspecting state of energy deficiency
  • The importance of data (Body composition)
  • Recovery timeline from LEA and REDS
  • Top 3 tips on recovery

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Twitter: @PtChevBaker
Website: @axissportsmedicine
Linkedin: @DaneBaker

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