The standard story in life is that we have to play the hand we’re dealt. We can’t choose our genes, and so we have to make the most of what we have, optimizing our training techniques and lifestyle in order to reach our potential, whatever that might be. But this standard story is slowly changing and this might have a major impact on sport. Read more
Nutrition is a field with some exciting developments and trends, but it is also one filled with pseudoscience and gurus. On this week’s episode consultant and professor Kyle Pfaffenbach joins us to talk about how athletes and coaches can make sense of nutrition. We discuss how to create buy-in, nutrient timing, how to individualize nutrition, and more.
Pfaffenbach teaches at Eastern Oregon University and is also a consultant to many elite athletes including work with the Brooks Beasts Track Club. To start off the episode he discussed how a consultant can best bring about change:Often athletes need peace of mind as much as a magic formula when it comes to nutrition consulting. Click To Tweet
The heart of the episode focused on nutrition itself:Just like training, there is no nutrition formula. Find what works best for each athlete. Click To Tweet It’s not just about your competition meal plan; it’s your every day nutrition that counts. Click To Tweet
Diet and performance nutrition shouldn’t be about control or conquering; you should enjoy food. Click To Tweet
Pfaffenbach also has a deep interest in nutrient timing and we went into some detail on key points for both power athletes and endurance athletes.It’s not about the stress itself. You don’t benefit from training unless you adapt to the stress. Click To Tweet
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The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
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- You can read more about Pfaffenbach’s background on the Eastern Oregon University site. If you are interested in consulting services, just shoot him an email.
- Pfaffenbach has also done a good and practical written interview with the Run Lady Like blog.
- On Episode 75 of the podcast we discussed recent research on the science of nutrition with Craig Pickering. Nutrition is a frequent topic that comes up in his Sport Science Monthly series, available exclusively to HMMR Plus members.
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