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 […]
June 23, 2018

Carbohydrate Mouth Rinse, for Dummies

Only rinsing in the mouth? With carbohydrate drinks? How does that work? I know it sounds weird… But we cyclists are fully aware of our metabolic […]
June 12, 2018

Evolution of Cycling Nutrition – What has changed?

Cycling… A tremendous, thrilling, literally breath-taking sport, whose fans are growing all over the world. Everything started with someone I used to call in Portuguese “o […]