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

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August 1, 2019

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

Guest Bio

Dr. James Morton

James is a Professor of Exercise Metabolism & Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). James’ specific research interests focus on the molecular and cellular responses of human skeletal muscle to acute and chronic exercise and the impact of diet and nutrition on modulating these responses. To date, he has authored over 130 research publications in the fields of sports nutrition, physiology and metabolism as well as numerous books / book chapters on these topics. In addition to research, James also works in elite professional sport in both sports physiology and nutrition support roles.  From 2010-2015, he was the performance nutritionist to Liverpool FC and also specializes in providing nutritional and conditioning support to a range of professional boxers, MMA athletes and jockeys. James was also the Head of Nutrition for Team Sky between 2015 and 2019 having led the nutrition strategy for the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Tour de France victories.  He is also the Director of Performance Solutions for Science in Sport (SiS).

On this Episode:

  • James’ initiation on Team Sky
  • The evolution of Sports Nutrition in Pro Cycling
  • The attention to detail on Team Sky
  • The role of the Nutritionist on a cycling team
  • The importance of coordination with the Team Staff
  • Traveling during multi-stage racing
  • The use of the Power Meter by the Performance Nutritionist

Related Episodes:

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

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

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