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Ep. 108 – Dedication to Education: Can’t Eat After Intense Training, Games or Events?

Today is for those who have zero appetite after intense training sessions, games and competitions. For athletes who have high training demands and urgent recovery needs, this poses a serious problem. As mentioned in episode 15 of the Average to Elite podcast (Ultra-Fast Recovery), the hours after intense exercise is an opportunistic period to accelerate

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Ep. 105 – Dedication to Education: The Periodised Keto:High Carb Diet

Today, we look at a potential ‘holy grail’ approach to sports nutrition for endurance athletes: The Keto:High Carb periodised diet. As mentioned last week, ketogenic diets improve the ability of the muscle to use fat for fuel (nearly unlimited fuel) and have less reliance on carbohydrates (limited fuel). We concluded that keto diets do have

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Ep. 103 – Dedication to Education: Treatment of Massive Obesity with the Rice Diet

Today, we throwback to 1975 to look at an incredibly effective diet for fat loss… So effective that all patients enrolled into the dieting programme (106 in total) lost at least 45kg of weight, where the average weight loss being 63.9kg and the maximum loss being 137kg! 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘁. Initially developed by Kempner

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Ep. 102 – Dedication to Education: Brain Foods For Razor Sharp Thinking

When looking at ways to maximise performance and becoming the best athlete possible, we always emphasise the physical… But what about the mental? Surely we can’t forget about the brains behind the performance operation. Being shredded, strong, fit and robust is great, but if you can’t think clearly and decisively, you’re ability to express your

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Ep. 101 – Dedication to Education: do sports Drinks & Gels Make You Fat?

As you’re very aware, sports drinks and energy gels are commercially available to buy and have been shown to enhance exercise performance. The issue is that many non-athletes drink and consume these high sugar products, of which high sugar diets can contribute and are associated with obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, CV disease (Johnson et al,

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Ep. 100 – Dedication to Education: Your Beetroot is Lying to You!

Today, we find out that the putrid, soil tasting performance enhancing supplement is lying to us and that we may not be getting the performance boost we first thought… Beetroot is therefore a dick. Well, some of them. Beetroot juice is used by many athletes as they are very rich in dietary nitrate. Once this

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Ep. 99 – Dedication to Education: Why Can Elite Athletes Recover Faster?

Do you ever wonder how elite athletes can recover super-fast and have the ability to train multiple times a day, several times a week? Apart from the obvious factors such as; sleep, good nutrition and managing overall training load, there’s something else that happens behind the scenes… We know that muscle protein synthesis (MPS) is

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Ep. 96 – Dedication to Education: The Open-Placebo Effect

Today, we take a further stroll down the lane of the placebo effect. 𝗢𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻-𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁. The placebo effect can be defined as a person having a beneficial effect arising from the belief that a food, supplement or medicine will work. This is an incredibly powerful phenomenon in the world of sports

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