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SimplyStu Podcast Series

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Apr 3, 2006

Learn from Darvin McBrayer, a Dallas-based exercise physiologist, who will give you a great starting point to learn about metobolic testing. Also get a first hand account of Team In Training from Brian from Plano Texas.

almost fifteen years ago

Hey Stu! Just sitting in the \"parent\" lounge in the hospital unable to sleep, listening to your latest podcast, while Wifey sleeps off today\'s round of blood transfusions, immunosuppressants, TPN, and pain meds. She\'s in the fight of her life against her post transplant GVHD - hard to sleep when her doctors keep using the phrase \"the worst they\'ve ever seen\" :) Thanks for spreading the word about TnT, it\'s certainly what I needed to hear tonight.


almost fifteen years ago

Hi Stu,
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Many thanks!

fourteen and a half years ago

Hi Stu,
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over thirteen years ago

I am simply fascinated to hear about such tests, they provide many quality informations about the human body resistance but it\\\'s also a real help for medical science. Is it true that the subject needs to have a vitamin treatment before testing?
DIscount Vitamins

almost fifteen years ago

After listening to the show I felt there was a question you asked Darvin that didn’t get fully answered. The question was what the testing says about my nutritional needs. Allow me to try and answer. Darvin has tested my basal baseline caloric need (doing nothing all day but sitting around) at 1930 calories per day and my optimal exercise zone caloric needs are at 450 calories per hour. That\'s about two gel packets and two full bottles of sports drink per hour. However, what my exact intake needs are, and what Darvin briefly touched on, isn’t exactly known and staying adequately fed is something that takes practice. He says the amount of calories a body needs is fairly easy to determine in the first few hours of exercise but gets harder to predict as exercise continues. The longer the physical exertion the more sensitive the stomach, liver, and kidneys become to foods and water. Darvin\'s and the sports nutritionist he consults with advices me to eat as close to my caloric need as possible and make modifications if I start having gastronomical problems. I’ve found that if I eat, in addition to the gels and sports drink, a few bites of peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a couple of Fig Newtons when I stop to refill my water bottles (every hour or so) I don’t get that bloated or gassy feeling around the fourth hour of working out. The nutritionist says this works for me because I’m introducing some protein into the mix and that helps with digestion. Neither Darvin or the nutritionist have an exact formula for how many calories should come from carbs, fats, or protein during prolonged exercise, i.e. over seven hours, but both agree that carbs should be the primary source and adding protein and fat in small quantities helps from a comfort perspective. That’s probably why we hear about Ironman contestants drinking chicken soup broth late in the race. The main point is the only way to find what might work is to train for long periods of time, in race-like conditions, and rehearse a nutrition strategy.

I thought the show turned out great. Thank you for allowing me to talk about TNT and be a part of the show. I hope you get lots of good feedback and it helps listeners in their training.

\"TriBoomer\" Brian

almost fifteen years ago

What an awesome show Stu! Very well done. I want to get this testing done ASAP!