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Ep. 115 – Dedication to Education: Does Muscle Damage Impair Fuelling?

It’s been well established that a high carb diet is needed to fuel performance. Once the competition, game or training session has finished, it’s highly advised that you consume carbohydrates to start replenishing the fuel used. Under normal circumstances, rates of glycogen replenishment post exercise becomes accelerated due to the muscle ability to uptake more carbohydrates on

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Ep. 111 – Dedication to Education: The Main Reason You Can’t Drop Body Fat.

Today, we address the elephant in the room… ‘I’ve hit a fat loss plateau’‘My metabolism is damaged’ Granted, you do get metabolic adaptation to weight loss which can vary from person to person and cause rates of fat loss to decline. However, there’s a more prominent issue as to why you’re not making progress…your inability to track your

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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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