The Modus Movement

The Modus Movement
Join Dr. Robert Pastore as he interviews guests from backgrounds of all types – from all-star athletes, to top trainers and coaches, to scientists and researchers - and dives deeply into the science behind optimizing performance and longevity.
#018 - A Conversation with Cirque du Soleil trainer, Artemis Scantalides
Feb 15 • 59 min
Dr. Pastore sits down with Cirque du Soleil Strength & Conditioning Coach, KungFu blackbelt and kettlebell expert Artemis Scantalides. Artemis describes her journey to achieve the Iron Maiden, how discovering kettlebells completely changed her and her…
017 - On Protein & Muscle Growth
Feb 8 • 43 min
In this conversation, Dr. Pastore talks all about protein quality, protein absorption, and how that ties into muscle growth and repair. He goes into the details of the digestive process, and the various pathways for muscle protein synthesis. Link:…
#016 - A Conversation with Scott Iardella
Feb 1 • 62 min
Scott Iardella, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and host of the Rdella Training Podcast, sits down with Dr. Pastore to discuss his core beliefs for athletes and the general population alike: movement is a skill, strength is foundational and…
#015 - A Conversation with Andrew Perugini
Jan 25 • 63 min
Dr. Pastore sits down with Modus Nutrition’s Director of Teams & Athletes, Andrew Perugini, to learn Andrew’s journey in professional hockey as a goalie. Andrew shares his road to the pro league and the challenges hockey athletes face throughout their…
#014 - Metabolic Efficiency & Nutrition Periodization with Bob Seebohar
Jan 18 • 59 min
Dr. Pastore interviews Bob Seebohar, a high performance endurance coach who works with top endurance, ultra-marathon and Olympic athletes. In this discussion, they discuss Bob’s concepts of Nutrition Periodization and Metabolic Efficiency.
#013 - On Food Intolerances and Athletic Performance (Part 2)
Jan 11 • 50 min
Dr. Pastore answers a number of questions in a follow up to his NHL lecture on food tolerances and athletic performance. In this conversation, he clarifies the differences between different food reactions, multiple food intolerances, and how to test for…
#012 - A Conversation with Ben Prentiss
Jan 4 • 38 min
Dr. Pastore is joined by long time friend and renowned hockey strength and conditioning coach Ben Prentiss. In this conversation, Ben shares a sliver of the knowledge he’s learned over two decades of training professional athletes, including the…
#011 - On Food Intolerances and Athletic Performance
Dec 28, 2018 • 51 min
Dr. Pastore speaks to a group of NHL strength and conditioning coaches on food intolerances and their effects on athletic performance. In this conversation, he discusses why athletes are at greater risk of food intolerances and different types of…
#010 - Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Grant Tinsley
Dec 21, 2018 • 49 min
Dr. Pastore interviews Dr. Grant Tinsley, assistant professor of exercise physiology at Texas Tech University. In this conversation, they discuss the science behind intermittent fasting and its effects on modulating body composition and performance. Link:…
#009 - On Dairy Intolerances
Dec 14, 2018 • 45 min
Dr. Pastore discusses dairy intolerances, including whey and casein intolerances, at length in this conversation. In this conversation, he goes into the different types of allergies that exist and the body’s responses to these types of intolerances. Link:…
#008 - Concussion & TBI Recovery in Professional Athletes with Ben Velazquez
Dec 7, 2018 • 48 min
Dr. Pastore is joined by long time friend and colleague Ben Velasquez to discuss concussions & traumatic brain injury recovery in professional athletes. Conversation points include proactive treatments, recovery time, mechanical vs. biomechanical…
#007 - On Amino Acids
Nov 30, 2018 • 41 min
Dr. Pastore discusses amino acids, the building blocks of protein, at length. In this conversation, he talks about essential and conditionally-essential amino acids, the most important amino acids for athletes, and the process of digestion and protein…
#006 - Nutritional Diversity for Endurance and Ultra-Marathon Athletes
Nov 23, 2018 • 64 min
Dr. Pastore chats with Angie Dye and Bob Seebohar, two sports dieticians who work extensively with endurance athletes. In this conversation, they talk about different diets, including paleo, keto, vegan, etc and the importance of nutritional diversity.…
#005 - A Conversation with Oz Garcia
Nov 16, 2018 • 43 min
Dr. Pastore interviews Oz Garcia, famed nutritionist to the stars and a leading authority on age reversal and healthy aging. In this conversation, they discuss trends in age reversal science, the dangers of refined sugar and detoxing from digital media.…
#004 - On Athlete Longevity
Nov 9, 2018 • 49 min
In this conversation, Dr. Robert Pastore talks in depth about how to optimize for longevity in high performing athletes, the importance of diet and nutrition and the role of dietary intolerances, and protein dietary requirements for optimal recovery.…
#003 - A Conversation with Raùl Ibañez
Nov 2, 2018 • 41 min
Dr. Pastore interviews his former patient and long-time friend Raul Ibanez, retired MLB All-Star Player. In this conversation, they discuss longevity in professional sports, dietary sensitivities and nutrition, and his training post-retirement. Link to…
#002 – On Supplement Safety
Oct 26, 2018 • 43 min
In this conversation, Dr. Robert Pastore talks in depth about the problem with lead, arsenic and other heavy metals in plant-based protein, standards bodies like NSF and the Clean Label Project, and the direction of supplement regulation in the market.
#001 – A Conversation with Cary Berkowitz, CSCS
Oct 19, 2018 • 68 min
In this conversation, Dr. Pastore and Cary discuss the importance of breathing in exercise, the tradeoffs between aesthetics, performance and longevity, and potential issues that might disrupt muscle protein synthesis.