Great episode once again, nice diversity of topics!
@ambermalika I hope you have time to answer a question I have after one thing got stuck in my head; the quote “Don’t diet on the bike”.
I do 2/3 of my TR training in the morning before I go to work and only have an espresso before I get on the bike (I do eat something with carbs before I go to bed the night before).
During the TR exercise I’ll consume 1,25L of water with added Iso-star (sportmix powder) and have a recovery shake during the cooling down period.
I’ll have my breakfast usually 1,5 - 2 hours later when I am in the office and eat normal during the rest of the day. No really aiming for a calorie deficit per day.
My question is if you could help me put the quote in to perspective for these type of workouts and whether I should up my calories during the TR workout (morning workouts aren’t longer than 75 minutes).
TR workout = -940 kcal
Water+Iso = +187 kcal (44 gram carb)
Recovery = +190 kcal (21 gram carb)
kcal balance = - 563 kcal
Should I be eating more during the workout to getter better results (i.e. better performance), should I set my alarm clock earlier and eat something before getting on the bike or would i get the same performance increase if I make sure that I cover the calorie deficit with food throughout the day?
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