EP covers the most in-depth study ever performed on low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) for athletic performance, titled the FASTER Study, which compares LCHF vs. high-carb diets in highly trained endurance athletes. In this three-part podcast series we are joined by Dr. Jeff Volek (the researcher) and Zach Bitter (study participant and elite ultrarunner) to dive into everything you Read More

This series is brought to you by VESPA, Nature’s Catalyst for Optimizing Fat Metabolism (OFM) and the cutting-edge sports nutrition for fat-adaptation. Give it a try! As a special offer for listening to this Endurance Planet series you can enjoy 15% off your purchase when you use the code “ep2015” at enduranceplanet.com/vespa and start your Read More

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This series is brought to you by VESPA, Nature’s Catalyst for Optimizing Fat Metabolism (OFM) and the cutting-edge sports nutrition for fat-adaptation. Give it a try! As a special offer for listening to this Endurance Planet series you can enjoy 15% off your purchase when you use the code “ep2015” at enduranceplanet.com/vespa and start your Read More

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This series is brought to you by VESPA, Nature’s Catalyst for Optimizing Fat Metabolism (OFM) and the cutting-edge sports nutrition for fat-adaptation. Give it a try! As a special offer for listening to this Endurance Planet series you can enjoy 15% off your purchase when you use the code “ep2015” at enduranceplanet.com/vespa and start your Read More

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Ben Greenfield joins the show to talk sports nutrition and more. We cover: . -Thoughts on elevation training masks -Ben’s experience in the new low-carb athlete study (aka The Faster Study) with Dr. Jeff Volek and Steve Phinney; the testing protocol; Ben’s VO2max, threshold and fat-burning results (in detail!); implications of the study and more Read More

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Announcement: If you want in on an epic experience with the EP crew, don’t wait, email us now at events@enduranceplanet.com! We have two teams for SoCal Ragnar on April 7-8, both ultra and regular distance, and we’re taking signups for Ragnar Cape Cod on May 11-12. On this show: Should you spend more time training Read More

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On this episode of Ask The Coaches: Tainted supplements and safe supplementing IVs for athletes – know the rules and what’s allowed L-Carnitine? Followup from ATC 228 on sleep needs before late-night or all-night competitions; more from the research: Active Voice: Does Banking Sleep Before Sleep Deprivation Improve Physical Performance? “In each condition, subjects performed Read More

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Dr. Tommy Wood is back on the show for another edition of Ask the Doctor, Tommy’s sixth time as our resident doc. You can find Tommy over at NourishBalanceThrive, and be sure to check out their Elite Performance Analysis quiz. On this show, we catch up with Tommy and he tackles the following listener questions: Read More

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Dr. Phil Maffetone returns along with a new special guest, Paul Laursen, PhD, an adjunct professor at Auckland University and performance physiologist who leads the Performance Physiology Team at High Performance Sport New Zealand, which helps Olympic athletes and hopefuls. Paul has published more than 100 refereed manuscripts in moderate-to-high impact exercise and sports science journals, and Read More

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On this show: Who is Peter Defty? GM of VESPA, nutrition expert and ultra athlete who developed a safe, healthy approach to fat adaption for endurance athletes called “Optimized Fat Metabolism” (OFM). Peter got into running circa 2000, going from carb burner with poor results to a fat burner with success in racing. He’ competed in the Read More

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