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.
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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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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