If you’ve been trying to figure out sports nutrition and how the right supplements, timing, and ingredients can help you ride faster, farther, and longer, and then recover stronger, this episode is for you.
I’m a huge nerd when it comes to sports nutrition, and nutrition in general as it relates to health, wellness, and longevity. So it’s with great pleasure that I sat down with Dr. Luke Bucci, formerly with Weider and now Chief Science Officer for First Endurance, a sports nutrition brand focused on fueling and improving endurance athletes.
Health, fitness & nutrition are big passions of mine, and I do a lot of personal research on ways to get stronger, faster, healthier, and improve longevity. So, we geek out pretty hard in this one and dive really deep.
Even if you think you know how to fuel properly, my hunch is you’ll learn some things from this episode. We talk about types of carbohydrate and protein, timing and quantity, caffeine dosing, and even why they use certain ingredients but not others, the pros and cons of some popular supplements, and why they’ve switched up the formula for some of the products in recent years.
Whether you’re trying to optimize your race performance or just ride a little faster and further, this one’s packed full of useful takeaways.
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