Dr. Tim Noakes: The Real Deal on Carbs for Endurance Athletes, Hydration and Learning to ‘Drink to Thirst,’ The Central Governor Theory and Much More

September 6, 2013
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An Endurance Planet exclusive featuring Dr. Tim Noakes, exercise and sports science professor who’s famous for his diet and and hydration strategies for endurance athletes and author of best-selling books ¬†“The Lore of Running,” “Waterlogged,” and hundreds of scientific publications. In this episode we cover three main areas with Dr. Noakes: diet, hydration and fatigue. We hear Noakes’ low-carb approach to fueling and how it can improve one’s health and performance in endurance sports; we discuss hydration strategies including how much is too much, ¬†learning to drink to thirst, how to adjust for heat, the role of electrolytes and much more; and finally we touch on the Central Governor Theory and it’s role in fatigue, including how to overcome neural fatigue and still perform your best. We also answer a few listener questions along the way and hear the latest news from Dr. Noakes including word on his new diet book.

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