| Ep 493 – Fueling the Endurance Power Athlete’s Fire

Author / Christopher McQuilkin

43 Min Listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey Power Athlete! My name is Caleb, I’m a long time listener and follower of the Power Athlete program. I’ve got a nutrition question for you about maintaining mass while doing long endurance work. I am currently training for my second Iron Man triathlon. During my first race I lost 45lbs and was skinny as a rail. For context I am 6’3 and like to walk around at 235 (125lbs of Skeletal Muscle Mass on the in-body). This go around I am shooting for a body weight of 225 on race day with 120lbs of skeletal muscle mass. My question is, is there a way to maintain these numbers without going extremely high on carbohydrates? I don’t love packing on calories with tons of carbs. My training is currently 6-9 hours of conditioning work on the bike, pool or running. I also sling weight around for about 45 minutes 5x a week. And I’m also very active at work. I average 10k steps a day just at work. Thanks for all y’all do, and keep the info coming! Byyyyyyyeeeeeee

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.

The Power Athlete Nutrition approach is based on the simple principle of using food to optimize performance through maximal immune function. Word to key in on for this podcast is performance as an endurance athlete calls in seeking guidance for losing extra lbs for race day while consuming enough cals to fuel their training.

Power Athlete Nutrition Consultation

The Nutrition Ninjas are back to weigh in (get it?) on muscle mass and endurance training. While the caller was seeking a simple answer, The Crew serves up optimal body composition testing, decreasing body-fat while packing on slabs of muscles, and aligning expectations and goals for an upcoming endurance race. Plus, the added value of having a scale in your bathroom!

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Have you been squatting on questions for John and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

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The Power Athlete Radio hotline is OPEN! Dial (929) ING – ING0, leave us a detailed message, and we’ll get to work on finding you answers!

That’s (929) 464 – 4640

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Christopher McQuilkin

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Former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain. Coached strength and conditioning collegiately with Georgetown University football, Men's and Women's lacrosse and Women's Crew, as well with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz of 1-FortyFour-1 studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Head coached CrossFit Dupont's program for two years in Washington D.C. Received a Master's in Health Promotion Management from Marymount University in 2010, and has been a coach for Power Athlete since October, 2012.


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