Episode 116: Professor Kevin Tipton from the University of Stirling discusses nutritional interventions for injured athletes, protein intakes, and the importance of protein timing and distribution for maximal anabolic response.
Professor Kevin Tipton
Kevin Tipton is a Professor of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Stirling. His postdoctoral work was under the supervision of Professor Robert Wolfe at UTMB.
Kevin’s research focuses on exercise, nutrition and muscle metabolism in humans with emphasis on protein nutrition and metabolism in athletes, vulnerable populations, e.g. obese, elderly, and healthy volunteers. He has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and has been invited to speak at numerous international and national conferences.
He is an Associate Editor for Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. He recently served on the National Academy of Science’s, Institute of Medicine, Committee for Military Nutrition Research.
His interest in exercise science extends to the application of the science to athletic populations. He was the Sports Nutrition adviser for the Athletic Department at Auburn University and recently served as a Visiting Scientist at the Australian Institute of Sport in the Department of Sports Nutrition, for the International Olympic Committee on the IOC Sports Nutrition Consensus Conference committee, the FIFA and IAAF Sports Nutrition Consensus Conference committees and the UK Sport Nutritional Supplements Advisory Board. He also has coached and served as fitness and nutrition advisor for amateur soccer and rugby clubs.
In this episode we discuss:
- The current focus of Prof. Tipton’s lab
- Nutritional support for injuries
- Protein timing/distrubution/dose for maximal anabolic response
- High protein diets and fat loss
- Protein requirements during an overreaching phase of training
- Just how good of a proxy are MPS and N balance for actual muscle hypertrophy long-term
- Potential scenarios where protein intake is “too high”
- Future areas of sports nutrition research