Fasting before exercise and the effect on endurance, aerobic, and strength training | Rhonda Patrick

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An abundance of scientific data clearly demonstrates that eating a carbohydrate-rich meal prior to endurance exercise training – more than 60 minutes’ duration – markedly improves performance in humans. Eating prior to participating in shorter training periods, however, blunts the beneficial effects associated with training in the fasted state, especially those associated with enhanced mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation. In this clip, Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses the circumstances under which eating prior to exercise is beneficial versus detrimental.

This clip was taken from the Zero Fasting interview with Mike Maser found at

Original episode published on January 6th, 2019.

#fasting #exercise #training

About FoundMyFitness: Rhonda Patrick has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California. She has done extensive research on aging, cancer, and nutrition.

It is Dr. Patrick’s goal to challenge the status quo and encourage the wider public to think about health and longevity using a proactive, preventative approach.

Learn more about Dr. Rhonda Patrick and her mission for FoundMyFitness at

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