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SNR #53: Alex Viada – Nutrition & Hydration For Concurrent Training

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Episode 53: Alex Viada of Complete Human Performance discusses energy systems, benefits of concurrent training, how to program it correctly, and nutritional/hydration considerations for endurance athletes.


Guest Bio

Alex Viada


Alex Viada, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and USA Triathlon Coach, is the founder and co-owner of Complete Human Performance. He has over ten years of personal training and coaching experience with athletes of all ages and levels, including eight years of working with athletes with a disability.

A graduate of Duke University, currently enrolled in a Masters of Physiology program at NC State University, Alex spends his free time training for and competing in marathons, ultramarathons, triathlons and powerlifting, and aims to achieve both a sub-eleven hour Ironman and an Elite powerlifting total in the 220 pound class… within several months of each other.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Concurrent training – why people mess it up
  • How aerobic work can benefit strength trainees
  • Effective programming of endurance and strength work
  • Energy systems
  • Hydration: Amino acid & electrolyte considerations
  • How to avoid GI distress during competetition
  • Issues with LCHF for endurance athletes
  • Recovery strategies

Links & Resources:

Complete Human Performance

Everything you need to know about proper hydration (and some stuff you probably don’t)

Concurrent training: a meta-analysis examining interference of aerobic and resistance exercises – Wilson et al.

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SNR #43: Dr. Mike Isratel

SNR #29: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky

SNR #24: Abbie Smith-Ryan ~ Performance supplementation, high intensity training & chronic low-calorie dieting


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