This is a Run Lift Mom podcast interview discussing why women are not small men with Dr. Stacy Sims.
We get into gender specific training differences, why our menstrual cycles are crucial in understanding performance and behavior patterns, as well as how to be of service to the next generation of women. It’s a girl power episode and I’m here for it!
Time based show notes:
- 1:30 Research and application for female athlete community
- 2:00 Focus of the women are not small men movement
- 3:30 How does estrogen affect our training cycles?
- 5:00 Is there a difference in training for health and longevity versus sports performance? Examples?
- 8:00 How can we work with our physiology to live longer and perform better?
- 11:00 As mothers, how can we create awareness (about gender specific training) for the next generation?
- 13:30 avorite resources for women?
Who is Dr. Sims?
Stacy T. Sims, Ph.D., is an applied researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions.
Prior to being launched into industry, she served as an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University from 2007 to 2012, where she specialized in sex differences with environmental and nutritional considerations for recovery and performance, specializing in women’s health and performance.
During her tenure at Stanford, she had the opportunity to translate earlier research into consumer products and a science-based layperson’s book (ROAR) written to explain sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan, challenging the existing dogma for women in exercise, nutrition, and health.
Her contributions to the international research environment and the sports nutrition industry has established a new niche in sports nutrition; and established her reputation as the expert in sex differences in training, nutrition, and health. Her contributions are too long to list here (65+) and it changes all the time so check it out at Google Scholar.
Dr. Stacy Sims’ contributions to the international research environment and the sports nutrition industry has established a new niche in sports nutrition; and established her reputation as the expert in sex differences in training, nutrition, and health. As a direct result, she has been named:
- One of the top 50 visionaries of the running industry (2015) by DMSE Sports.
- One of the top 40 women changing the paradigm of her field (2017) by Outside Magazine.
- One of the top four visionaries in the outdoor sports industry (2017) by Outside Magazine – Genius Issue (No electronic version but here is the proof).
- One of the top four individuals changing the landscape in triathlon nutrition (2017) by Triathlete Magazine
- ROAR was identified as one of the top fitness books of all time (12th equal) on Book Authority, and still 3 years later, identified as the top fitness book for women in 2020 on Very Well Fit.
A regularly featured speaker at professional and academic conferences, including those hosted by US Olympic Committee, High-Performance Sport NZ, and USA Cycling, is a Senior Research Associate at AUT University and resides at the beach in Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand with her husband and young daughter.
Connect with Dr. Stacy Sims
- Connect on Instagram
- Website, including information on books, courses, etc
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