Hi, Friends! How was your Monday? Mine was, um, fatigued. Here is to hoping that caffeine withdrawal doesn’t rear it’s ugly head again. I wanted to share a workout I did last week, man this was a good one!
Speaking of running and running fuel, recently, one of my clients sent me this podcast regarding a review of my beloved UCAN. I listened to the whole thing while I was getting ready one day and I thought they made some fascinating points.
Some of the points I believed that were the most interesting:
- Delivered carbohydrate less than or equal to that of a gel
- Beta oxidation doesn’t necessarily equal lipolysis from fat stores
- UCAN elicited similar responses to corn starch. I thought this was fascinating as I often use UCAN to help clients in their weight loss efforts (supply enough carbs without causing blood sugar problems) and a long time ago I had a client from Mexico whose grandmother would give her cornstarch to lose weight. I always thought this was an interesting since UCAN is made from corn fiber.
Also of Potential Interest:
What’s your fueling style?
I tend to take a low/moderate carbohydrate approach because I found that’s what works best for me. I try to make sure I get at least one serving of carbs post workout for optimal recovery and protein sparing. I usually use UCAN pre-workout, sometimes I fast, or I’ll have a full meal a few hours before. I also play around a lot with my fueling strategy and carbohydrate timing. I do increase my carbohydrates on workout days and time them around my workouts.