Tag: metabolic flexibility

Metabolic Flexibility for Athletes – Part 3

Originally I didn’t intend to include a third part to this series…but the peeps asked — and so they shall receive. A number of folks had some specific questions and thus I feel compelled to address these insightful queries from the Lifetime Athlete fam. One more time, what is metabolic flexibility and why is it important? This is basically the…

Ep111 – Metabolic Flexibility for Athletes

Ep111 – Metabolic Flexibility for Athletes

 
 
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Metabolic flexibility is critical for athletes. Maintaining the highest efficiency of fuel utilization, and the ability to produce maximal energy from both fats and carbohydrates, is essential for peak performance. In this episode, we define and discuss metabolic flexibility and its applications for Lifetime Athletes. We review the value of protein, the importance of food quality, and the crucial need…

Metabolic Flexibility for Athletes – Part 2

March is Metabolic Flexibility Month. Honestly, I totally made that up and I have absolutely no idea if such a designation exists. We could also say that during the month of March we are trying to reset the metabolism to restore its efficiency in powering our athletic endeavors.  In Part 1 of this series I explained that our goal as…

Metabolic Flexibility for Athletes – Part 1

Human metabolism is an amazing orchestration of complex signaling and function. The ways in which the metabolism utilizes digested food and nutrients is manyfold. Of particular interest to the Lifetime Athlete is how the body uses the different macronutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrate) to support lifelong health and peak performance.  For discussion purposes, we can oversimplify the roles of the 3…