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Fuel the Pedal is your source of science-based nutrition for cycling based sports. Here we bring you the top researchers and experts on the field to discuss the lattest evidence in cycling performance optimization and health. HOST: Gabriel Baltazar-Martins, Nutritionist, MSc Sports Nutrition, PhD student in Health Sciences. Portuguese based in Madrid. Language: English

Fuel the Pedal is your source of science-based nutrition for cycling based sports. Here we bring you the top researchers and experts on the field to discuss the lattest evidence in cycling performance optimization and health. HOST: Gabriel Baltazar-Martins, Nutritionist, MSc Sports Nutrition, PhD student in Health Sciences. Portuguese based in Madrid. Language: English

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Spain

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Fuel the Pedal is your source of science-based nutrition for cycling based sports. Here we bring you the top researchers and experts on the field to discuss the lattest evidence in cycling performance optimization and health. HOST: Gabriel Baltazar-Martins, Nutritionist, MSc Sports Nutrition, PhD student in Health Sciences. Portuguese based in Madrid. Language: English

Language:

English

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Episodes

FTP #31: Dana Lis, PhD - Using the low FODMAPs diet in pro cycling: a hands-on approach

7/13/2020
Exercise-associated physiological disturbances alter gastrointestinal function and integrity. These alterations may increase susceptibility to dietary triggers, namely gluten and a family of short-chain carbohydrates known as FODMAPs (fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides and polyols). Today, Dr. Dana Lis talks us through how foods rich in these elements can trigger this symptoms and how to avoid them.

Duration:01:02:03

FTP #30: Russ Best, PhD - Can taste be ergogenic? From sweet, bitter to thermal tastants

6/29/2020
Over the last decade it has become clearer that taste is not limited to the oral cavity and it can also affect multiple physiological systems resulting in increased exercise performance. On today's episode Russ Best explains how the taste of carbohydrates, caffeine, menthol, capsaicin and bitter compounds can influence exercise performance.

Duration:00:48:44

FTP #29: Teun Van Erp, PhD - Load, Intensity and Performance in Professional Road Cycling

6/15/2020
Teun Van Erp, a former Sport Scientist at Team Sunweb developed his PhD on studying the load, intensity and performance of male and female professional riders from Team Sunweb. we’ll go through the training characteristics of pro cyclists, loads, the power zones of cyclists’ when competing, we’ll talk about gross efficiency of pedalling, women vs male road cycling, reliability of some training parameters and some other interesting geeky stuff.

Duration:00:43:20

FTP #28: Joanna Bowtell, PhD & Vitor H. Teixeira, PhD - The underrated role of polyphenols in sports nutrition

6/1/2020
Exhaustive or unaccustomed intense exercise can cause exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) and its undesirable consequences may decrease the ability to exercise and to adhere to a training program. Dietary and supplemented polyphenols appear to be a promising way of reducing EIMD. On this episode, we go around the latest evidence on this subject and the applicability it has to athletic populations.

Duration:01:11:28

FTP #27: Helena Trigueiro & Rita Giro, - RED-S & disordered eating in endurance athletes: A nutritionists’ perspective

5/18/2020
RED-S is the broader, more comprehensive name for what was formerly known as female athlete triad (or simply the triad), which was a condition seen in females participating in sports that emphasize leanness or low body weight. As it was also seen in males, the name was changed to the comprehensive term RED-S which may be more frequent than we think and that can have serious consequences not only for exercise performance of athletes but for their long-term health as well.

Duration:01:10:45

FTP #26: Jamie Pugh, PhD - Probiotic supplementation for health and performance: a balanced overview

5/1/2020
In the last years, research in the area of probiotics has progressed considerably and significant advances have been made in the selection and characterization of specific probiotic cultures. As expected, a growing number of dietary supplements containing probiotics are commercially available worldwide, and the number of products being marketed and claiming to improve the health and performance of athletes continues to increase substantially with common oversimplifications and generalization...

Duration:01:02:12

FTP #25: Anthony Warner - Viral misinformation and pseudoscience: Beyond the COVID-19

4/12/2020
Anthony Warner aka The Angry Chef will be sharing his strong views on food, diet and scientific mistruths during this sensitive times during the coronavirus pandemic. How can we better filter health-related information in the future?

Duration:01:15:33

FTP #24: Patrick Wilson, PhD (Part 2) The athletes’ gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress

4/5/2020
PART 2. The majority of endurance athletes suffer from some kind of gut problem during training and competition. Symptoms like nausea, cramping, bloating, side stitches, and the need to defecate can negatively impact an athlete’s performance. Why are gut problems so common during exercise? And what can athletes do to prevent and manage gut symptoms that occur during training and competition?

Duration:00:53:57

FTP #23: Patrick Wilson, PhD (Part 1) The athletes’ gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress

3/22/2020
The majority of endurance athletes suffer from some kind of gut problem during training and competition. Symptoms like nausea, cramping, bloating, side stitches, and the need to defecate can negatively impact an athlete’s performance. Why are gut problems so common during exercise? And what can athletes do to prevent and manage gut symptoms that occur during training and competition?

Duration:00:49:45

FTP #22: Ida Heikura, PhD student - Periodization of energy and carbohydrate availability for endurance athletes: What's new?

3/10/2020
Discussing the latest research on the implications for health and performance of carbohydrate and energy periodization in endurance athletes. We also discuss some of the recent research on the impacts of ketogenic dieting in markers of bone health in endurance athletes.

Duration:00:50:39

FTP #21: Greg Haff, PhD - Strength training in road cycling: Are we still afraid of lifting weights?

2/9/2020
On this episode we talk with one of the greatest specialists in strength training about the still overlooked importance of including properly periodized strength training routines in road cycling. We go around some of the basic concepts of strength training and how to implement it in a regular Pro and Amateur cycling calendar to maximize performance.

Duration:01:17:10

FTP #20: Sara Oikawa, PhD - New developments in collagen research: implications for endurance athletes

1/26/2020
On this episode we present the latest evidence and limitations on collagen supplementation in athletes and clinical populations through some of the works performed by Sara Oikawa at McMaster University under the supervision of Prof. Stuart Phillips.

Duration:00:47:18

FTP #19: Graeme CLose, PhD - Nutrition strategies to prevent and treat injuries in cyclists

1/11/2020
On this episode Dr. Graeme Close talks us through the nutrition interventions to focus our attention on when dealing with injured cyclists, as well as the preventive aspects where nutrition could also play an important role. We also go through the evidence behind some popular dietary supplements claiming to support recovery in injured athletes.

Duration:00:54:09

FTP #18: 2019 Revisited - Yearly Digest

12/30/2019
On this episode we go back in time and revisit the best moments of each episode throughout 2019. A sort of teaser if you didn't have a chance to listen to a particular episode. Thank for for staying there during this past year. Have a great 2020! Stay tuned!

Duration:00:42:15

FTP #17: Trent Stellingwerf, PhD - Nutrition and altitude training: Optimizing adaptation, performance and health

12/15/2019
On this episode we tackle the main themes surrounding nutritional factors with altitude exposure such as: altered energy availability, Iron status, carbohydrate oxidation, hydration, antioxidant supplementation and other posible hematological and non-hematological considerations while performing altitude exposure.

Duration:01:15:09

FTP #16: Melinda Manore, PhD - The female cyclist: Nutrition concerns and research challenges

12/1/2019
Although the Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) paradigm has been linked with adverse physiological and performance-related outcomes in men, the synergistic effects of low energy availability on reproductive hormones put females particularly at risk of negative outcomes. The majority of sports-specific nutritional research has been conducted in male athletes, which limits the application of knowledge to female athletes. On this episode we'll try to go over all the nutrition...

Duration:01:10:28

FTP #15: Bryan Saunders, PhD - Buffer agents in cycling: The role of ß-Alanine and Sodium Bicarbonate

11/3/2019
Performance during continuous or intermittent high-intensity exercise can be limited, at least in part, by the accumulation of hydrogen ions (H) which reduce muscle pH and interfere with muscle contractile and metabolic processes. There is evidence that both ß-alanine and sodium bicarbonate ingestion can enhance exercise performance during single or repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise in which energy is supplied predominantly through anaerobic glycolysis. On this episode with Dr. Bryan...

Duration:01:05:43

FTP #14: James Morton, PhD - Part 2: The groundwork of Performance Nutrition in Pro cycling

10/22/2019
On this very special episode, Dr. James Morton tells us about the Fuel For the Work Required model and how he went on applying it with Team Sky. We also get into more detail on the effects of protein during races, recovery and considerations for future performance nutrition-related research.

Duration:00:48:54

FTP #13: James Morton, PhD - Part 1: The groundwork of Performance Nutrition in Pro cycling

10/7/2019
On this very special episode, Dr. James Morton talks us through his integration in Pro Cycling while working with Team Sky. This is part 1 of 2 episodes dedicated to this topic. On this first part we will focus on the logistics, planning and coordination required with all the team staff when planning for a World Tour cycling race. On part 2 we'll dig into the nutrition-related topics that are crucial for performance in Pro cycling.

Duration:00:36:16

FTP #12: Mark Evans, PhD - Exogenous ketones supplementation in cycling: Competitive edge?

7/31/2019
Endurance athletes are always looking for an edge. That extends to professional cyclists, who are among the fittest humans on earth and who require an inordinate amount of fuel to pedal through grueling mountain stages and time trials during multi-week races like the Tour de France. In the past years, a lot of hype has been going around exogenous ketones with some people even calling it the "fourth macronutrient" and the next magic bullet to get that competitive edge in cycling. On this...

Duration:01:05:11