“The last few years have seen a big increase in the amount information available on the use of nutrition to support endurance sports performance, with easily accessible sources including blogs, podcasts and online forums as well as books and research papers. Social media like Twitter and Facebook is a great way of finding out what’s new and hearing a range of opinions on the subject. But it also creates confusion: there’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Research studies can produce very different results, depending on the type of people studied and methods used, which doesn’t help, and there’s also plenty of advice out there based on people’s personal experiences or as part of the marketing plan for a particular sports nutrition product or supplement. This doesn’t make the information wrong, but it isn’t necessarily robust and can be confusing.”
This is, by quite some margin, the most comprehensive and concise guide I have seen on increasing endurance performance through nutrition alone. It might seem quite long, but you’ll speed through it as the information is broken down exceptionally well to ensure that the core points are quick to find and easy to retain.
If you run, cycle, swim, etc, competitively, then this is a must-read! If you’re just looking to improve your casual approach to anything aerobic, then this is a must-read! And if you’re interested in nutrition in general, then, yep, you guessed it, still a must-read.
If you’re like us, and want to check a few separate sources before jumping headlong into an eating strategy, check out Primal Endurance too for another opinion.