1071: Mark Sisson Helps Athletes Become A Fat-Burning Beast With Primal Endurance

1071: Mark Sisson Helps Athletes Become A Fat-Burning Beast With Primal Endurance

Former endurance and Ironman athlete, health blogger, and bestselling author Mark Sisson is our interview guest today in Episode 1071 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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On yesterday’s episode of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” Jimmy interviewed a man named Peter Defty who is a triathlete coaching ultra-marathon and endurance sports athletes to tap into their body’s natural ability to burn fat for fuel. On today’s show, we keep that conversation going with a great friend of the show, former endurance and Ironman athlete, health blogger, and bestselling author named Mark Sisson from MarksDailyApple.com who knows a thing or two about endurance athletics having competed at a very elite level over three decades ago in distance running, triathlons, and Ironman competitions. When his health began to take a nosedive as a result of his performance-driven dietary choices, Mark began investigating better ways to fuel his body and realized that carbohydrates were the problem not the answer. Now he realizes the mistakes he has made and is passing along this newfound wisdom to the athletes he is helping to compete at a high level with less training, less carbs, and quicker recovery. Mark has outlined it all in his compelling new book that is a must-read for anyone interested in the physiology of how the body moves entitled Primal Endurance: Escape chronic cardio and carbohydrate dependency and become a fat burning beast.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss ultimate frisbee, what he’s hoping to accomplish with this new book on endurance training, why his “chronic cardio” mantra has been misunderstood, why training at a low level of output is better than a high level, why an athlete should avoid the carbohydrate-burning cycle, why gluconeogenesis while racing is “insignificant,” Sisson does ZOOLANDER, why you should feel “refreshed” (not hammered) after a workout, how he used to be all about pain management during races, how athletes like Nell Stephenson has shifted from lean protein Paleo to a high-fat ketogenic approach, why most marathon runners are carrying an extra 25-30 pounds, why the carbs during a race for ketogenic athletes don’t impact insulin or ketosis, the most dramatic turnaround on this has been Professor Tim Noakes, how long it will take for fat-adaptation to be the new normal, the role of ketones (and cycling in and out of making them) in an endurance race, how this concept could extend careers in professional sports, why topping off glycogen stores right before a race gives you an advantage, and why being inconsistent in your training is the key to success.

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Primal Endurance: Escape chronic cardio and carbohydrate dependency and become a fat burning beast
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #1070: Peter Defty Coaches Fat-Adapted Athletes To Record-Breaking Success