February 10, 2020

FTP #21: Greg Haff, PhD – Strength training in road cycling: Are we still afraid of lifting weights?

Twitter profile: @Doc_Haff Instagram profile: Doc_Haff Guest Bio G. Gregory Haff is the Professor of Strength and Conditioning at the School of Medical and Health Sciences […]
January 26, 2020

FTP #20: Sara Oikawa, PhD – New developments in collagen research: implications for endurance athletes

Guest Bio Sara earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, a Masters of Science in Kinesiology, and  Ph.D. in Kinesiology specializing in skeletal muscle metabolism and […]
January 12, 2020

FTP #19: Graeme Close, PhD – Nutrition strategies to prevent and treat injuries in cyclists

Guest Bio A former professional Rugby League player, Graeme is now Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University where he leads the Sport Nutrition […]
December 31, 2019

FTP #18: 2019 Revisited – Yearly Digest

Listen here: This is an yearly digest where we revisit the best moments from each episodes that aired throughout this past year 2019. I’d like to […]
December 16, 2019

FTP #17: Trent Stellingwerf, PhD – Nutrition and altitude training: Optimizing adaptation, performance and health

Guest Bio Trent is an applied sport physiologist with a specialization in the area of performance nutrition. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition […]
December 2, 2019

FTP #16: Melinda Manore, PhD – The female cyclist: Nutrition concerns and research challenges

Guest Bio Dr. Melinda M. Manore is a Professor Emeritus in Nutrition at Oregon State University where her research focuses on the interaction of nutrition and […]
November 4, 2019

FTP #15: Bryan Saunders, PhD – Buffer agents in cycling: The role of ß-Alanine and Sodium Bicarbonate

Guest Bio Dr. Bryan Saunders has a degree in Sport Science and Mathematics from Nottingham Trent University, a master’s degree in Sports Science from Loughborough University […]
October 23, 2019

FTP #14: James Morton, PhD – The groundwork of Performance Nutrition in Pro cycling: Part 2

Guest Bio James is a Professor of Exercise Metabolism & Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). James’ specific research interests focus on the molecular and […]
October 7, 2019

FTP #13: James Morton, PhD – The groundwork of Performance Nutrition in Pro cycling: Part 1

Guest Bio James is a Professor of Exercise Metabolism & Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). James’ specific research interests focus on the molecular and […]
August 1, 2019

FTP #12: Exogenous ketones supplementation in cycling: Competitive edge?

Guest Bio Mark Evans, PhD Mark is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Agriculture and Food Science at University College Dublin currently working on personalised […]
July 15, 2019

FTP #11: Daniel Moore, PhD – Protein for cyclists: Beyond Muscle hypertrophy

Guest Bio Daniel Moore is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and a member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology […]
June 30, 2019

FTP #10: Lewis James, PhD – Cow’s milk as a post-exercise recovery drink

In the latest decade, milk has gone through some rough times. Milk its perhaps experiencing its lowest reputation in the history of mankind. A food that […]
June 17, 2019

FTP #9: James Kennedy, MSc. – Clean Eating Obsession, Orthorexia & Chemophobia

You may have come across some of these images bellow: Looks familiar? I know I’ve been using this images in classes for my students, without knowing […]
June 3, 2019

FTP #8: Stuart Phillips (PhD) & Filipe Teixeira (PhD) – BCAAs, Glutamine, HMB & collagen for endurance athletes? (Double guest)

Exercise, no matter how structured, will require a period of rest to permit the body to be restored to a state where it can exercise once […]
May 19, 2019

FTP #7: Gabriel Baltazar Martins, MSc. – Carbohydrate Mouth Rinse: Fit for racing? (Solo episode)

Carbohydrate mouth rinsing can be defined as flushing a carbohydrate-based drink around the oral cavity for certain time, followed by the subsequent expulsion of fluid. Plenty […]
May 7, 2019

Jamie Pugh, PhD – Feeling lighter from start to finish: Minimizing gastrointestinal symptoms in cyclists

As Sports Nutritionists besides having to properly fuel cyclists during training and racing, there is also an additional challenge we often face. And that challenge is […]
April 21, 2019

Dr. Nicky Keay – Bare bones in cyclists: Time to bring “Real” Nutritionists into the sport

The podcast is now available on iTunes. Check it out! Competitive road cyclists are at risk of developing the health and performance consequences of low energy […]
April 7, 2019

Kevin Miller, PhD – Pickle juice and the Science behind muscle cramping

The podcast is now available on iTunes. Check it out! Skeletal muscle cramps are highly prevalent in endurance sports and often affect cyclists during racing events […]
March 25, 2019

Episode #3 – Thermal stress and Heat adaptation for cycling performance

Elite cyclists are always seeking to maximize training adaptations to improve racing performance and using altered environmental conditions to achieve this outcome has become increasingly popular […]
March 10, 2019

Episode #2 – Fuel for the work required. Amplifying training adaptations by manipulating carbohydrate ingestion

Chronic carbohydrate restriction is still a popular strategy amongst athletes on the weight loss and sports performance realm. Cyclists often restrict carbohydrate ingestion for weight loss […]
February 28, 2019

FTP #1: Javier Gonzalez – Breakfast for Cyclists: Should they deplete before they eat?

 On this episode: What breakfast and what has changed on breakfast research in the past 10 years? benefits of skipping breakfast on training adaptations Differences […]
August 10, 2018

Protein for Cyclists: Part 3 – “Muscle Remodeling”

(this post is a continuation part 1 and part 2)   Let eu start this post with one simple question: Is there significant muscle protein synthesis […]
August 6, 2018

Protein for Cyclists: Part 2 – Post cycling muscle glycogen resynthesis

(you can read the first part of this topic here)   In a previous post, we’ve covered the importance of carbohydrate ingestion to optimize glycogen synthesis […]
August 1, 2018

Protein for Cyclists: Part 1 – Protein during Training or Racing

Protein… “The Gains” “The muscle building blocks” “You need it to recover the muscles, they say” “As a cyclist you need to drink a “Recovey-type drink” […]
July 1, 2018

The curious case of Peter Sagan and gummy bears

Peter Sagan… Much more than the former UCI World Champion, Sagan is a showstopper known for protagonizing hilarious moments everytime he talks. One of the most […]