Keto & Endurance Performance

Keto & Endurance Performance

Low-carb/high-fat diets like the keto diet are a popular dietary approach for weight loss and health improvement. This interest has leaked over into the elite athlete community. Especially since some early studies have renewed intrigue around potential benefits of very low-carb, high-fat diets (PMID: 31713719). Endurance exercise is prolonged activity sustained at a moderate-to-vigorous intensity….

Are BCAA’s Worth It?

Are BCAA’s Worth It?

Research has been highly mixed in relation to BCAA’s. Before you take off running toward the nearest supplement store, there is an issue that needs to be addressed: I’ll use an analogy to describe the crucial issue with BCAA’s: Just because we have the ability to turn the light switch on, doesn’t mean that the…

Is Protein Timing After Training Essential for Muscle Growth?

Is Protein Timing After Training Essential for Muscle Growth?

Many of us were taught that the post-workout timing of protein was essential! And we made sure that we had that protein powder shake immediately after we finished. However, studies have shown that we may not need to worry about it as much after all. What is protein? Amino acids are the building blocks of…

Pre-Workout Nutrition Strategies
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Pre-Workout Nutrition Strategies

The weather is getting nicer and many of us have started training again! Here are some of my favourite pre-workout nutrition strategies. What are the priorities? Performance – Completing workout as planned, meeting all reps and load targets Adaptation – Increasing strength, power, endurance, stamina, size, etc. Injury Prevention – Avoiding nutrition-related injuries, excessive fatigue…