1070: Peter Defty Coaches Fat-Adapted Athletes To Record-Breaking Success

1070: Peter Defty Coaches Fat-Adapted Athletes To Record-Breaking Success

Triathlete and fat-adapted ultra-endurance sports athletics coach Peter Defty is our interview guest today in Episode 1070 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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One of the surprising benefits to a ketogenic diet for a lot of people to discover is how some of the most elite endurance athletes in the world are now using this fat-adapted regimen to give them much more sustainable energy throughout their race. What this means is these athletes are actually eating a lot less of the very thing they were always told was the critical nutritional element in the performance success of their sport–carbohydrates! But for a triathlete and fat-adapted ultra-endurance sports athletics coach named Peter Defty from VESPAPower.com and FatAdaptation.com, he’s long realized the idea of “carbing-up” before a race is based on decades-old flawed science. That’s why he is taking the science of people like ketogenic research legend Dr. Stephen Phinney and training some of the best endurance athletes in the world to record-breaking performances, including Zach Bitter who we interviewed on this podcast back in Episode 944.

Listen in as Jimmy and Peter talk about how he got interested in fat-adaptation when he bonked during a race, how adding in more fat to his diet vastly improved his running, how his allergies improved after cutting the carbs out of his diet, why fat-adaptation hasn’t become more the norm in endurance athletes, the emerging science coming from Dr. Jeff Volek’s FASTER Study, why the carb-loading science has showed positive results, how athletes get away with eating more carbohydrates than the less active population, why athletes are turning to the ketogenic approach to performance, whether you can maximize performance and optimize health at the same time, what the VESPA product is and does, the Optimized Fat Metabolism (OFM) program he uses with athletes to eat low-carb to improve performance, whether a professional sports team would buy into becoming fat-adapted, how Dr. Steve Phinney complimented Peter about his work, whether Tom Brady is tinkering with fat-adaptation, how stress is anti-ketogenic, why he can say things as an empiricist that the researchers can’t say, and what things he is observing that the research needs to be paying attention to. If you want to know about the role of ketosis in exercise performance, then this is the podcast for YOU!

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Peter Defty bio
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Dr. Jeff Volek’s FASTER study published in the Metabolism journal
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #944: Zach Bitter Is An Ultramarathon World Champion Fueled By LCHF