Sports Nutrition 228: Is Ketosis the Wave of the Future for High-Level Endurance Performances?

December 7, 2015

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On this sports nutrition episode, Ben Greenfield joins to answer your questions, talk ketosis, and more:

Nutrition for the 24-hour World’s Toughest Mudder; each loop:
– Chia seed and honey mix
– 10 PerfectAmino
– 1 Oat Mega bar
– Oral IV
– Total: about 350 cal an hour plus water

Diving deeper into ketosis for triathletes and endurance athletes:
– why Ben quit keto after 2013 but is now back to it
– comparing keto with and paleo
– is this advised for someone training for their first ironman?
– pros and cons of keto
– keto salts – can they help even if you’re not on a keto diet? cognitive benefits, heart benefits, performance benefits; but not really health benefits…
– using a ketone monitor
– is keto worth the tradeoffs (i.e. the downsides of keto if you’re a foodie)
– how and why pro and/or elite athletes could thrive with the keto approach
– prototype nutrition

Keto research:
– Remember the FASTER Study with Volek and Phinney? The study is now out!
– Revisit EP’s three-part podcast series on this ground-breaking research featuring Jeff Volek and Zach Bitter

More on carb-burning at altitude:
– do even fat adapted athletes burn more carbs at altitude
– how to tweak nutrition for optimal endurance performance at altitude

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