general athletic Performance
Ketogenic Diet and Endurance in Athletes
From the American College of Nutrition's 55th annual conference Translational Nutrition: Turning Research into Practice. Dr. Jeff Volek provides an overview of metabolic benefits of ketosis and some basic definitions. He Reveals outcomes and results of testing performed in the lab on elite Keto athletes vs carb-dependent athletes including effects on respiratory quotient, fat oxidation, and overall body fat.
Tawnee Prazak: High Fat Endurance Training, Keto-Adaptation, & The Danger of Being Too Lean
This week’s show is with Tawnee Prazak, a holistic endurance coach who specializes in optimizing your health and your performance at the same time. You’re about to learn how to become fat-adapted for endurance sports, how to reduce cortisol and avoid overtraining, and how stress affects your health. This is a must view interview for women athletes including a discussion on coaching for women strength training. Tawnee discusses training stress and injury management. She also talks about Maffetone heart rate training.
Prof. Jeff Volek - 'Nutrition for Optimising Athletic Performance'
Professor Jeff Volek is a Professor at The Ohio State University, USA where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiological impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements. Topics include the history of carb loading, specific examples of low-carb athletes, details of the results of their Faster Study on athletes, fat oxidation in athletes, muscle gene expression, cholesterol, and possible application for military.
Peter Attia - An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health
Peter Attia is a relentless self-experimenter, obsessed with the idea of a "quantified self." In the presentation he will share two components of his physical transformation as he evolved from "fit but fat and metabolically deranged" to "fit, lean, and metabolically dialed in." In particular, Peter will focus on the possible advantages of a ketogenic diet, and in the process share much of what he's learned implementing it in himself and hundreds of others over the past two years.
Very Low Carb Performance
Conventional wisdom says you need to eat carbs to exercise. As many know, that's not true. But how low carb can you go -- and are there even benefits from eating extremely low carb? Peter Attia is a medical doctor and an endurance athlete. He's learned from the world's biggest experts on keto-adaptation (such as Dr Stephen Phinney) and in the last few years he has relentlessly experimented on himself. Here Dr Attia shares his insights on very low carb (ketogenic) diets and physical and mental performance.
Jeff Volek - The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond
Obesity is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of calories into fat cells as opposed to oxidation. The most efficient approach to accelerate the body's ability to access and burn body fat is to restrict dietary carbohydrate while increasing fat intake for a period of several weeks - also known as keto-adaptation. In this lecture Dr. Volek also discusses the myths about the dangers of saturated fat intake, some clinical applications to low carb diets, ultra-endurance athlete applications, peak fat burning and oxygen consumption during endurance training, and the importance of a personalized approach to carbohydrate restriction.