Endurance Quick Cast
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The show for cyclists, runners, multisport athletes with topics covering how to train, improving performances, the tech, the gear and the gadgets that endurance athletes love and finding new ways to get even more enjoyment out of your sport. Look for guests hosts and listener Q&A shows too.
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What endurance athletes don’t know about protein could hurt them
Welcome back to The Feed on the Endurance QuickCast I am Coach Rob and will be your host today. Rafal will be joining us again very soon on a topic that all athletes will find beneficial in their training and day-to-day lives.
One of the topics that come up often when I talk with my athletes regarding sports nutrition and daily nutrition whether it’s for weight loss or for performance reason is protein. Such as, how much protein should I consume what kind, can’t I just get it from my diet, why do I need to worry about it, when should I be consuming it and is there a downside to consuming large amounts of protein? Just to list few questions!
Before we get started I have some notes to share.
Note: Before you get out pencil and paper for the show I want to let everyone know that this show will have extensive show notes and the notes will include the links mentioned in offers and potentially citations to sports science studies. To find the show notes simply go to http://bit.ly/EQCnotes or search for the show title at the aforementioned link.
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Note One last item. It’s been awhile since we have done an athlete Q&A. I have several questions from listeners and athletes but need a few more to round out the upcoming show. Send your questions about bike tech, sports nutrition, and weight loss, racing and training to http://bit.ly/EQCquestions
Ok back to the topic of the show…
The best definition I found that didn’t sound like it came from an advanced biochemistry textbook comes to us from medicinenet.com
Proteins: Large molecules composed of one or more chains of amino acids in a specific order determined by the base sequence of nucleotides in the DNA coding for the protein.
Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s cells, tissues, and orga