I had so much fun chatting with Paul. In my opinion, he’s one of the few endurance coaches who has managed to meld personal experience and experimentation with an evidence-basis, and the organisation that comes from having been a successful businessman previous to becoming a coach in the endurance space.
How I met Paul and Paul’s background in health and performance
1:48 – Paul is a Graduate of the Holistic Performance Institute (Graduate Certificate in Holistic Performance Nutrition – Grad.Cert.HPN) find out more about the course here: http://www.holisticperformancenutrition.com/graduate-certificate.html
9:21 – Shout out to Joe McQuillan, senior lecturer at Waikato University, one of the unsung heroes of Low-Carb in NZ 😉
10:30 – Paul’s crazy experiments with MASSIVE doses of ketones, superstarch, and more. (You have to listen to this. It’s crazy!)
Paul has used Pruvit Keto//OS and Pruvit KetoMax and UCAN Superstarch extensively. He also uses ‘sodium pre-loading’ for events with Precision Hydration products. Check them out at www.nutritionstore.online
19:08 – Note: The main benefit of ketones in Paul’s opinion, is because it increases cognition. He’s also observed that in his elite level athletes…
31:22 – “The bike is where you have a really strong nutrition strategy to set you up for the run…” “About 10-15 km into the run…you put whatever you need to put into your body to get to the finish line…I don’t care what it is…”
32:26 – Metabolic flexibility? Is it about fat-adaptation, or truly being able to utilise whatever you put into your body. (Or are they the same thing?)
36:30 – What are some of the key mistakes that endurance athletes make?
Take home message: Experiment!
41:52 – Paul’s go-to resources:
- The Carbohydrate Diet / The Holistic Performance Institute
- Networking with physiologists and other experts
- Google Scholar [Cliff’s tip – setting Google Scholar alerts for topics you’re interested in]
- Bevan McKinnon / Fitter Radio
48:00 – What are some of the non-fitness books or ‘go-to’ for Paul?
Planning AND being able to go with the flow is the key to success.
Cliff’s note: A great book for mental solidity and being able to keep moving forward is Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willinck and Leif Babin
To contact Paul: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out Paul’s site at www.elevate-coaching.co.nz
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