Apr 4, 2023
The ALL ME® Podcast
Sodium Bicarbonate: A Potential Performance Enhancing Supplement? – Pat Dixon, MA, MBA, CSCS, PES, CES
Are you one of those individuals who uses baking soda to whiten your teeth, keep your refrigerator from smelling, or to clean your house? Did you realize the main ingredient, sodium bicarbonate, can also be used to help athletes enhance performance, specifically those who are training for speed and power? In this podcast, we speak with Pat Dixon, Director of Applied Sports Science for Momentous to learn more about research on sodium bicarbonate. We specifically discuss how it acts like a buffer, the impact of lactic acid on training intensity, the research behind sodium bicarbonate, which athletes benefit the most, dosage guidelines, and potential side effects if using too much.
Pat Dixon, MA, MBA, CSCS, PES, CES
Dixon began his career in exercise science at the University of Connecticut while pursuing a Master’s Degree under William J. Kraemer and also working in athletics as a strength and conditioning coach. Previous publications, online and in print, have focused on athlete development with a focus on improving power production and performance. He spent 18 years working with college athletes at UConn, Cal-Berkeley, St John’s University and Loyola Marymount University with a focus on improving performance and decreasing incidence of injury. While working with athletes, Dixon’s efforts helped shape multiple NCAA tournament appearances and Sweet Sixteen Finishes in Women’s Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball as well as a National Championship in Softball.