Triathlon- Diet And Supplements
new to the forum thought i'd ask opinions on my life
firstly please don't post 20 comments on how endurance exercise is bad for you and that i'm destroying my body with it. I love triathlon and everyday i wake up excited to train harder and get faster, and love the hours i spend in the pool riding and cycling.
i'm not asking for minimalist training approaches or how i can cross fit my way to endurance, cause at the end of the day triathlon is what i love and its what I'm gonna keep doing. its through triathlon i found bulletproof
what i would love to get everyones opinion on is how to maximise my energy and recovery, ways to drop to race weight, and thoughts on my current eating schedule and supplements.
currently i am training for my first ironman, but have been competing in half ironmans and shorter races for the last 4 years.
i train between 15-25 hours a week, twice a day, 7 days a week, (again don't need to here how i'm overtraining)
weekdays i train first thing around 5am with only coffee and amino acids (master amino pattern MAP x5) and take in a shake with 20-30g goats whey protein (Mt capra deep 30 or double bonded) or rice protein (have been using these for a while due to problems with cows dairy) and mixing it with 20g u can super starch and maybe some mct and chia seeds
i will then only have bp coffee till 12pm
lunch veg tuna olive oil (tuna have just been cheap easy and convenient)
train again between 3-5pm for 1-3 hours map before hand
dinner 7-8pm usually sweet potato, GF butter, GF steak or salmon or liver, and green veg like kale
trying to keep my diet as bulletproof as possible
supplement wise i take a absolute s&*t load- i'm always N=1testing on my self and have made my self crook may time doing this
currenty taking vitamin d and c, cod liver oil, krill oil, adaptagenic herb complex, zinc, glutamine, probiotic enzyme, digestive enzyme, PAGG stack, potassium, magnesium, ciltep, goat milk colostrum, valerian root, and coQ10
weekend longer session i use u can super starch and then use gels towards the end or if I'm doing harder intervals as i run out of steam on super starch.
questions- am i going to lower carb? i do bonk on weekend long rides until i take a gel usually around the 4 hour mark
I have been doing the tim ferris style cheat meal and his PAGG stack. The cheat meal works mentally and socially for me, but is it ruining my metabolic efficiency? also unsure on the PAGG using it for that past month can't say weather its worked at all or not, have not dropped weight but have dropped bf%
is my post work to shake ruining any chance of being ever in ketosis, i've found fasting after the first session has me running out of steam in my afternoon sessions.
I currently weight 74kg and am hoping to race june 9 at 68kg,
and would taking u can super starch with bp coffee take me out of "fat burning", planning to test with a new blood glucose monitor i got.
any thoughts ideas and help are welcomed and appreciated