Dr. Dan Plews has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications. His athletes have won world and Olympic titles. He's also the 2018 Ironman Age Group World Champion (8:24:36)
Is Ventilation A Useful Marker For Use In Within-Session Intensity Regulation? Our Recent Durability Study Suggests It Is
Decoding Power Profiles for Maximum Impact
Unveiling the Potential: New Research on Fat Oxidation at Higher Exercise Intensities
Exploring the impact of low-carbohydrate diets on substrate oxidation rates during exercise, Noakes and Volek highlight surprising increases in fat oxidation rates, even at high intensities, challenging traditional understandings of metabolic fuel use.
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Jan van Berkel's 8-Year Marathon Training Evolution
Over 8 years of coaching, professional triathlete Jan van Berkel transformed from a sub-3 hour Ironman marathoner into one of the world's premier long-distance runners, claiming 4 victories at Ironman Switzerland through unwavering consistency and a meticulous training approach.
Carbohydrate ingestion rates during exercise: 90 vs 120 grams per hour – which is best?
Recent research challenges the notion that ingesting more than 90 grams of carbohydrates per hour during exercise boosts performance.
Are all Exogenous Ketones Created Equal?
Ketone esters may enhance endurance and aid in training adaptation, particularly when used in recovery.
Exogenous Ketones and EPO boosting - Worth the Hype?
Exogenous ketones, particularly ketone monoesters, may stimulate the production of EPO, potentially enhancing red blood cell count and endurance performance.
Having a Well-Developed Capacity for Fat Metabolism Might Help You Train More
Being a good fat burner may have advantages for long-distance triathletes on race day and may also help us accumulate the large training volumes we need to prepare for those long race days.
How Much Does Recombinant EPO Impact Performance?
Interpreting Shifts in Blood Lactate Profiles
Understanding shifts in blood lactate profiles can provide insight into an athlete's physiological adaptations to training and help to interpret changes in performance.
Maximal fat oxidation rates: What does it mean, what does it tell you?
Having a high capacity for using stored fat energy is important for long-distance triathlons, as our stored fat is effectively unlimited during exercise, while stored carbohydrate reserves are finite.
Zone 2 Training: What’s all the fuss about?
Dr Dan Plews takes a look at the benefits and rationale behind training in "Zone 2", a moderate intensity exercise level.
Lactate for Endurance Training: What is it?
Lactate is a metabolic product produced during the metabolism of carbohydrates that can be used as a fuel source for muscles.
The Importance of Using Lactate to Determine Exercise Intensity
Using lactate to prescribe exercise intensity can be a valuable tool for endurance athletes to regulate the intensity of their training sessions, particularly during long sessions.
Maximising Athlete Durability: A Key Factor in Ironman Success
Understanding and managing durability, or the decline in the first threshold of moderate-to-heavy intensity during prolonged exercise, is an important factor in successful Ironman training.