How to Use MCT Oil to Fuel an IRONMAN Triathlon, and, How Endurance Training Affects Carbohydrate Tolerance

Written by Megan Roberts, MSc, and Tommy Wood MD, PhD In the endurance athletics community, becoming “fat adapted” is increasingly seen as a useful goal. That’s why we recently wrote “The IRONMAN Guide to Ketosis”. Once fat-adapted, your body is much better at using its own fat stores for energy...

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The IRONMAN Guide to Ketosis

Written by Megan Roberts, MSc, and Tommy Wood MD, PhD   What if there was a way to: Restore the boundless energy of your youth Improve your body composition and mood Eliminate the gas and bloating that plagues your every race Fuel your races without Gatorade and sugary gels AND regularly...

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PHAT FIBRE Development

If you’ve been following the NBT podcast and website for a while, you’ll probably know that we dreamed up a product a while back: PHAT FIBRE.* The product is a simple 50:50 combination of two ingredients – MCT oil and a digestion-resistant maltodextrin (a “Bionic Fibre”). Note, this is not...

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Instant Ketosis: 0.4 to 6.2mM in 30 Minutes

If you watched the Keto Summit, especially my interviews with Prof. Kieran Clarke, Dominic D’Agostino and Patrick Arnold, you’ll agree that exogenous ketones are an exciting area of research and development. Frank LLosa, CEO/Founder KetoneAid Inc. was recently kind enough to send me 50 ml of the (R)-3-hydroxybutyl(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) ketone...

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Does Bike Racing Cause Low Cortisol?

Cortisol: the king of hormones. No other hormone has the ability to liquidate your assets in the presence of danger quite like cortisol. For bike racers like me, the danger is self-imposed and takes the form of a whistle and the start of the race, and cortisol is part of...

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UCAN, Waxy Maize, Fructose: Which Is Best?

I love UCAN, but it’s expensive. Waxy maize could potentially work as well but there’s no way for me to know because the studies compare UCAN to maltodextrin. Wait, you’re still choking down maltodextrin gels and shot blocks? That’s so 2012! You may find it helpful to watch this presentation...

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Four Signs You Need to Return Your Body to It's Natural State of Fat Burning This Off-Season

When I first began training seriously as an endurance athlete, I naturally came under the influence of the sports nutrition companies. It’s understandable. Their large marketing budgets are able to create big advertising and promotional campaigns, which newbies like me tend to notice and trust. Not to mention everywhere you...

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How to Stay Fast After 50

Have you ever marvelled over the perpetual fitness of that older guy who somehow is able to mix up it up with athletes half their age? How does that happen? Are they a freak of nature or is there something this athlete is doing to enable a high performance despite...

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It's Not About Pulling Up: Why Flat Pedals Work

I’ve just arranged an interview with mountain biking strength and conditioning coach James Wilson. I’ve had really good results following James's training programs and so I’m hoping my podcast will be good information for everyone. James is very well known for his Flat Pedal Manifesto, and flat pedals are also...

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Creatine + Beta-Alanine Cyclocross Experiment Update

A surprising number of people have been asking me how the creatine and beta-alanine experiment has been going. After seeing a huge increase in my 60-second power, I decided to suspend the experiment until after the cross season is over. I'll continue taking both supplements until I'm finished racing, and...

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Creatine + Beta-Alanine Cyclocross Experiment Week 4

I scored 10/10 on Dr. Tommy Wood's Morning Glory Recovery scale this morning, and so being forced to abort today's session was both surprising and disappointing. The confounding variables were slightly elevated HRV and a low resting heart rate of 39. Usually, I know within the first 30 seconds of...

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Creatine + Beta-Alanine Cyclocross Experiment Week 3

It's week three of my creatine and beta-alanine for cyclocross experiment, and I think the washout period and retest (without supplements) is going to have to wait until after cross season. Results: 60 second power up by +11.60% (from baseline) For an explanation of why I'm doing this, see this post....

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