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Episode 87 – ‘Nutrition and Athletic Performance’ (Part 2) with Travis Thomas PhD

Episode 87 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ Podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss ‘Nutrition & Athletic Performance (part 2)’ with Travis Thomas PhD, University of Kentucky, USA. In this session we get into:

  • Review of part 1 of this podcast mini-series based on the ACSM / DC / AND Position Stand on Nutrition & Athletic Performance
  • Focus for this episode (part 2): Nutrition For Athlete Preparation
  • Energy Requirements, Energy Balance, and Energy Availability
  • Body Composition & Sports Performance
  • Principals of Altering Body Composition and Weight
  • Macronutrient Requirement for Sport (energy pathways and training adaptations, carbohydrates, protein, fats, alcohol
  • Metabolic Flexibility & Performance
  • Micronutrients (focus on iron, vitamin D, calcium, and antioxidants)
  • Foundational Performance Nutrition (food first, habits & behaviours)
  • Dr Thomas’s favourite topics: ‘Clean Eating’ and ‘If It Fits Your Macros’ :)
  • Coming up in Part 3: Performance Nutrition, Special Populations, and Roles & responsibilities of Sports Nutrition Professionals.

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