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For current and aspiring performance nutritionists! The IOPN (Institute of Performance Nutrition) "We Do Science" Podcast, hosted by Dr Laurent Bannock, features a wide variety of leading guest experts (elite practitioners and scientists) with expertise in sport and exercise nutrition & related fields relevant to 'real-world' practice.

Feb 19, 2020

Episode 130 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Contextualising Fat Oxidation During Exercise" with Ed Maunder PhD(c) (Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand).

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Defining and differentiating "fat oxidation" and "fat burning"
  • Fat as a "fuel" for exercise: storage and metabolism
  • Substrate oxidation (fuel use) during endurance and ultra-endurance exercise
  • Substrate availability and performance: a case for optimising maximal fat oxidation?
  • Testing methods to determine maximal fat oxidation (FatMax) and its value to inform performance nutrition strategies
  • Maximal fat oxidation: what we know, don't know, and what's relevant to elite and recreational endurance athletes
  • Relevance to exercise performance: substrate utilisation during Ironman triathlon case study discussion

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