Conversation with Prof Tim Noakes MD

Prof Tim Noakes, is well known in the world of sports science and considered an expert in this subject. Originally born in Harare, Zimbabwe, he grew up in South Africa, studying Medicine and Exercise Science. 

He is the author of several books on exercise and nutrition, including the Lore of Running and Challenging Beliefs and has over 750 scientific articles, being cited over 19,000 times. 

In 2008, he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK), and in 2015, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in recognition of his involvement in the field of Sports and Exercise Medicine. 

His book, Lore of Running, is considered the “bible of the sport”. Among his other published works are: Rugby without Risk; Bob Woolmer’s Art and Science of Cricket co-written with the late Bob Woolmer; his scientific autobiography, Challenging Beliefs; Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports; Real Meal Revolution; Raising
Superheroes; The Banting Pocket Guide and Lore of Nutrition.

In this episode, Prof Noakes explains his Central Governor theory. How the brain regulates performance, as well as strategies the world’s best use, to tap into their pure potential.

Books recommended by Prof Noakes

  • The Big Fat Surprise, by Nina Teicholz
  • Boat race: The Oxford revival, by Daniel Topolski 
  • The White Spider, written by Heinrich Harrer

YouTube Links

The Noakes Foundation

Link to website

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My guest today is well known in the world of sports science and considered an expert in this subject. Originally born in Harare, Zimbabwe, he grew up in South Africa, studying Medicine and Exercise Science. He is the author of several books on exercise and nutrition, including the Lore of Running and Challenging Beliefs and has over 750 scientific articles, being cited over 19,000 times. In 2008, he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK), and in 2015, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in recognition of his involvement in the field of Sports and Exercise Medicine. My guest has run over 70 marathons and has enjoyed rowing, whilst at university in South Africa. My guest today is Prof Tim Noakes. Books recommended by Prof Noakes The Big Fat Surprise, by Nina Teicholz Boat race: The Oxford revival, by Daniel Topolski The White Spider, written by Heinrich Harrer YouTube Links Josh Dunkley Smith 2k Ergo  TedX talk  The Noakes Foundation Link to website 
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