“Peak is among the most impressive and detailed books on applied sports science ever published―a must-have for any practitioner in performance.”―Dr. Fergus Connolly, PhD, performance expert; author of Game Changer and 59 Lessons
“Peak is an essential read for anyone looking to reach their full potential! Dr. Bubbs has synthesized the research and practices that You’ll be able to use to amplify your health and performance as an athlete.”―Dr. Greg Wells, PhD, human performance expert; exercise medicine researcher; best-selling author of The Focus Effect
“You have two options: You’ll be able to either not read this book and miss invaluable tips on how to become a more efficient and effective athlete and human being (or coach others do the same), or You’ll be able to read Peak as soon as conceivable and be that much closer to your quest for total world domination. To anyone who wants to enhance their performance, read this book and thank me later!”―Jimmy Conrad, World Cup veteran and former captain of the US Men’s National Soccer Team
“A must-read for athletes and everyone alike. Peak is an immeasurable tool for becoming the best You’ll be able to be!”―Kelly Olynyk, forward, Miami Heat, NBA
“Peak pushes the envelope. If you wish to better understand the a large number of ways You’ll be able to positively impact your athletes, this is a must-read!”―Mike Robertson, MS, CSCS, co-owner, IFAST, named one of America’s 10 Best Gyms by Men’s Health Magazine
“Dr. Bubbs’s advice on nutrition, health, and recovery for peak performance has been a game changer!”―Kevin Pangos, point guard, Barcelona FC Basketball
“Dr. Bubbs is an amazingly knowledgeable health professional who is in a position to translate highbrow science into practical, applicable gems that athletes and sports nutrition practitioners can use to fuel body and mind for peak performance. I’m very excited about Peak, and you should be, too!”―Miguel Mateas, PhD(c), clinical neuroscientist; doctoral researcher in gut-brain communication
“In Peak, Dr. Marc Bubbs has produced probably the most comprehensive and practical resources on human performance, nutrition, and recovery available in print form. Whether you are the performance director of a professional sports team, a coach of a youth sports club, or an individual looking to improve your overall health and wellness, Peak will provide you a road map for enhancing your overall probability of success. This well-researched and clearly presented book should be in the libraries of anyone who is guiding the development of athletes and fitness enthusiasts.”―Derek Hansen, international performance consultant, NFL, NBA, MLS, NCAA
“Peak is a masterpiece of nutritional science from one of the crucial world’s leading authorities on athletic health and performance. It’s an implausible resource that provides a road map to reaching true wellness.”―Dr. Rocco Monto, orthopedic surgeon; physician, Team USA; author of The Fountain
“Peak is a highly informative, interesting, useful, and all-encompassing performance enhancement book I wish I had when I started coaching.”―Jorge Carvajal, strength and conditioning coach for NFL players, elite military personnel, and big wave surfers
About the Author
Dr. Marc Bubbs ND, CISSN, CSCS, is the Performance Nutrition Lead for the Canadian men’s national basketball team, a speaker, and a former strength and conditioning coach. He is also the host of the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast, connecting listeners with world experts in nutrition, training, functional health, and mental performance. Dr. Bubbs steadily presents at health, fitness, and medical conferences across Canada, the United States, UK, and Europe and consults with professional sports teams in the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. He practices in Toronto, Canada, and London, England, helping athletes and clients struggling with obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome improve their health.
An integrated and personalized approach to health, nutrition, training, recovery, and mindset There is a new revolution happening in sports as more and more athletes are basing their success on this game-changing combination: health, nutrition, training, recovery, and mindset. Unfortunately, the evidence-based techniques that the expert PhDs, academic institutions, and professional performance staffs follow can be in stark contrast to what many athletes actually practice. When combined with the noise of social media, old-school traditions, and bro-science, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Peak is a groundbreaking book exploring the fundamentals of high performance (not the fads), the importance of consistency (not extreme effort), and the value of patience (not rapid transformation). Dr. Marc Bubbs makes deep science easy to understand, and with information from leading experts who are influencing the top performers in sports on how to achieve world-class success, he lays out the record-breaking feats of athleticism and strategies that are rooted in this personalized approach. Dr. Bubbs’s performance protocol is for the elite athlete, active individual, strength coach, nutritionist, or practitioner who wants to expand their potential by: Connecting the importance of sleep, digestion, the athlete microbiome, and blood glucose control metrics Creating personalized deep nutrition strategies for building muscle, burning fat, or “making weight” for competition Rethinking nutrition specifically for team sports Learning how elite endurance athletes fuel, including training techniques to boost performance Applying the new science of recovery that enhances performance Emphasizing the tremendous role of emotional intelligence and mindset in overcoming roadblocks and achieving athletic success (the next frontier in performance) Analyzing the qualities of elite leaders and how to develop them authentically Dr. Bubbs expertly brings together the worlds of health, nutrition, and exercise and synthesizes the salient science into actionable guidance. Regardless if you’re trying to improve your physique, propel your endurance, or improve your team’s record, looking at performance through this lens is absolutely critical for lasting success.