Nutrition is a funny subject – we all know that it can make a big impact on our results and performance but it can be a daunting task trying to figure it all out. Every day there are different diets and supplements coming out, each promising better results than the other.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Getting your nutrition dialed in to help you in training and on the trail isn’t as hard as you may think.
I know this because I found this out myself. I found the sports nutrition world to be a very confusing place with opposite claims being made about the importance of proteins, carbs and fats – plus everyone had a study to back up their claims.
Eating clean isn’t the easiest thing for me and I needed to develop the habits that would help me maximize my results and minimize the damage from my indulgences.
And in that search I came across the team at Precision Nutrition. Founded by John Berardi, Ph. D, Precision Nutrition has been my go-to resource for nutrition info for well over a decade now.
I love Precision Nutrition because they use a principle based model that allows people to focus on those successful habits instead of getting lost in the details. They can certainly talk details with the best of them but they excel at making sure you put first things first.
A few years ago I got the chance to interview two members of the Precision Nutrition team and ask them all the questions I had about how to apply their approach to mountain biking. In it we covered…
- Basic nutrition strategies that you can easily apply today to get your nutrition on track
- Race day nutrition and how to fuel for your best performance
- How to carbo load and if it works for mountain biking
- Mountain bike supplements that work and which to avoid
If you have any questions about nutrition in general or how to dial your nutrition strategy in for the demands of mountain biking then this is one interview you won’t want to miss.
Once you understand the basic habits and how to tweak them to keep us riding longer and stronger on the trail you’ll see that it really isn’t that tough. You’ll also get a lot more out of your training and odds are you’ll just feel better and have more energy as well.
Hope you enjoy this interview with Precision Nutrition, it is one I think that every rider should listen to at least once. And if you are interested in learning more about them and how they can help you dial in your nutrition (I highly recommend their cookbooks) then click here.
If you have any questions about it or how it applies to your nutrition just post it in a comment below and I’ll get to it.
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Until next time…
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