Episode 345 of The Physical Performance Show is a rewired Expert Edition featuring Assistant Prof Patrick Wilson (PhD), Sport Nutrition Scientist.
Patrick is the author of “The Athlete's Gut - The Inside Science of digesting nutrition and stomach distress”, a must read and resource for all practitioners, athletes and coaches working in the field of endurance sports.
In this episode Patrick shares around gut anatomy and physiology, he touches on the remarkable trainability of our gut and discusses in detail common gut issues, the signs or symptoms, what goes wrong and why, and the influence that our psychology has on the athlete's gut function.
Patrick also shares around hydration, fuelling, energy availability, hydrogel technology, FODMAPs and salt & sodium loading.
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“All it takes is one bad decision or one bad environment and a race can be ruined because of gut distress.”
“It’s a barrier, but it also has to let the food in.”
“The gut is a 30 foot long structure (mouth-anus) responsible for digesting & absorbing nutrients.”
“Almost every athlete will have a gut issue at some time.”
“Under hydration leads to gut problems and over hydration leads to gut problems.”
“Sweat rates are proportionate to work intensity.”
“The gut is an adaptable organ.”
“The amount of stress and anxiety that people are reporting do correlate with more gi problems.”
“Document the problems that provoke the issues.” – Best Advice
“Do some slow deep breathing to see if it helps with your gut issues.” – Physical Challenge
Top 3 mistakes
1. Using gut provoking medications
2. Practicing your fuelling
3. Acclimatising to the heat
Darren Morton – Professor and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine and Health Research Centre
James Fletcher - Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Episode 231 of The Physical Performance Show
Publication: Glucose-fructose likely improves gastrointestinal comfort and endurance running performance relative to glucose-only
03:01 Reason behind writing the book on Gut Health
09:29 Anatomy 101 of the Gut
13:40 Gut symptoms that can afflict athletes
17:22 Common origins of the side stitch
21:25 Important fuelling points for athletes
29:31 Carbohydrate ingestion
34:50 Guidelines around Fructose/Glucose mixture
38:10 Hydro-gel technology
47:03 Fats and proteins
49:40 Sodium intake
53:00 Tips around fluid intake
58:00 Trainability of the gut
1:01:50 The effect of stress on the gut
1:04:40 Top 3 mistakes athletes make with gut health
1:08:27 Best Advice
1:10:10 Physical Challenge
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