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Welcome to Fitter Radio.

Hosted by Coaches Bevan McKinnon & Tim Brazier, Fitter Radio brings together their shared passion and knowledge of triathlon, running, nutrition and basically all things endurance!  Listen to the latest research, interviews with pro athletes and leading experts to help you improve your sports performance and your health.

May 29, 2023

In this episode, we take a closer look at the world of behavioural science in relation to nutrition. Together with David Dunne of Hexis we discuss the complexities of nutrition, the psychological impact of past behaviors, stigmas and body composition, and how technology-based interventions can help athletes sustain long-term nutritional behaviors.

Bevan and Tim review the weekend’s racing plus we revisit the ‘Super Shoe’ debate and share Ruth Astle’s recent work on testing which carbon shoe is best for her.

Lastly, don't miss our discussion on blood flow restriction training and its potential applications in improving endurance performance. Dr. Richard Ferguson shares his insights on occlusion training and the results of his sprint interval study, explaining how blood pressure cuffs can be used to partially occlude the arterial supply, creating a hypoxic response and an alteration in intramuscular metabolic status. Discover how the body responds to the stress of exercise and how blood flow restriction training can be used in combination with low-intensity or lower load exercise for optimal results.

(0:05:53) – INFINIT Nutrition 10% discount using the code FITTER10 at https://www.infinitnutrition.com.au/  

(0:06:11) – Behavioural Science and nutrition.

(0:11:04) – An excerpt with David Dunne of Hexis

(0:23:55) – Coaches Catch Up

(0:39:53) – Ruth Astle and Super Shoes

(0:47:42) – Blood Flow Restriction

(0:50.02) – An excerpt with Dr Richard Ferguson

LINKS:

Ultro Earbuds at https://www.ultroaudio.com/

Infinit Nutrition discount using the code FITTER10 at https://www.infinitnutrition.com.au/

Ruth Astle Carbon Shoe Testing on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WohopqGwaXI

Follow David Dunne on Twitter at https://twitter.com/david_m_dunne

Hexis at https://www.hexis.live/

More about Dr Richard Ferguson BSc, MPhil, PhD, FPhysiol at https://www.lboro.ac.uk/schools/sport-exercise-health-sciences/people/richard-ferguson/  

Follow Richard Ferguson on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ferguson_ra

Australian Institute of Sport Blood Flow Restriction Guidelines at https://www.ais.gov.au/position_statements/best_practice_content/blood-flow-restriction-training-guidelines