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23 // How periodization works… for your nutrition

Forget what you thought you knew about sports nutrition. New science shows that cyclists should consider periodizing their nutrition, much like they periodize their training. We speak with Dr. John Hawley, one of the top experts in the world about the cutting edge trends in sports nutrition. Hawley also debunks myths about Ketogenic diets and explains the difference between race and training nutrition.

Plus, we talk to Toms Skujins, who rode for Cannondale-Drapac when this was recorded in 2017, and then national champion Joey Rosskopf about how they use nutrition in the real world.

Primary Guest
Dr. John Hawley

Secondary Guests
Toms Skujins & Joey Rosskopf

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