We’re asking if Fat Burning Zone exists or if we should think about becoming better at being fat-adapted, is there such a thing? If so what does it mean and how might it impact us as triathletes? Many thanks to Dietician Renee McGregor & Physiologist Dan Plews for their expert advice! 🙌
When we were competing, our focus was my training sessions and how consistency in those impacted our performance on race day, we didn’t consider how combining training intensities and diet could impact the fuel we were utilising in my body.
We’re asking if a Fat Burning Zone exists or if we should think about becoming better at being fat-adapted, is there such a thing? If so what does it mean and how might it impact us as triathletes?
So to expand our horizons, Fraser spoke to two experts from the fields of sports nutrition and sports science who view this from slightly different sides of the fence. Dietician Renee McGregor erred on caution and physiologist Dan Plews expanded on how learning to become fat-adapted can help in long course triathlon.
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