#286: James Morton, PhD – Fuelling Elite Sport: Team Sky, Liverpool FC & Carbohydrate Periodization

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#286: James Morton, PhD – Fuelling Elite Sport: Team Sky, Liverpool FC & Carbohydrate Periodization

Guest Bio

James Morton, PhD

James is a Professor of Exercise Metabolism at Liverpool John Moores University. He has an extensive list of published peer-review research in high impact journals, as well as being deeply involved in the highly-regarded sport science and nutrition programs at LJMU.

James was Head of Nutrition at Team Sky (now Team Ineos) during a period where the team captured 5 Tour de France titles. Previously, Dr. Morton worked as head performance nutritionist at Liverpool Football Club. He also also worked with professional and amateur boxers.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • James’ experiences working at Liverpool Football Club and Team Sky
  • Communicating with athletes in an effective manner
  • Translating the science into useable information
  • Fuel for the work required: origins and definitions
  • Using carbohydrate restriction to drive adaptations during training and recovery
  • Why carbohydrate periodization is superior to chronic diet strategies

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