The Athlete’s Compass Podcast
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Summary In this episode of the Athletes Compass podcast, Paul Warloski, Paul Laursen, and Marjaana Rakai discuss how endurance athletes can transition to a low-carb, high-fat diet to become more fat-adapted. They tackle listener questions about dietary changes, the minimum carbohydrate intake, and the nuances of training metrics such as CTL, ATL, and TSB. Marjaana...
Summary: In this episode of the Athletes Compass podcast, hosts Paul Warloski and Dr. Paul Laursen, along with guest Marjaana Rakai, delve into the science and strategies behind heat acclimatization for endurance athletes. They discuss the physiological processes that occur when the body is exposed to heat, including increased heart rate and sweating, and the...
In this episode of The Athletes Compass, hosts Paul Warloski and Marjaana dive deep into their recent athletic endeavors. Marjaana recounts her challenging yet triumphant experience at Ironman Texas, where she overcame mental and physical obstacles to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Nice, France. Paul shares his journey back to competitive gravel racing...
In Episode 3 of the Athletes Compass podcast, hosts Paul Warloski, Marjaana Rakai and Dr. Paul Laursen, delve into advanced strategies for high-intensity interval training (HIIT). They address a triathlete’s question about the best ways to structure HIIT workouts, discussing the progression of interval lengths, the importance of workout reserves, and the nuances of active...
In this second episode of a three-part series on the Athletes Compass podcast, hosts Paul Warloski and Dr. Paul Laursen, with guest Marjaana Rakai, continue to explore the complexities of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Building on the foundational knowledge from the first episode, they delve deeper into how HIIT can be tailored to different athletic...
In this first episode of a three-part series on the Athletes Compass podcast, hosts Paul Warloski and Marjaana Rakai, together with expert Dr. Paul Laursen, explore the intricacies of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). The episode delves into HIIT’s foundational concepts, physiological benefits, and strategic applications, drawing extensively on Laursen’s research and his co-authored guide, “The...
In this informative episode of the Athletes Compass podcast, hosts Paul Warloski and Dr. Paul Laursen, alongside guest Marjaana Rakai, delve into the intricacies of nutrition for early morning workouts. They discuss whether it’s necessary to fuel before high-intensity training sessions, particularly when they occur first thing in the morning. Dr. Laursen emphasizes the importance...
In this episode of the Athletes Compass podcast, hosts Paul Warloski and Marjaana Rakai engage with Dr. Paul Laursen, the multifaceted founder of Athletica, co-host of the HIIT Science podcast, and author. They explore his life story, delving into his past as a triathlete, his academic research, and the eventual creation of AI coaching platform...
In the second installment of The Athletes Compass focusing on nutrition, Paul Laursen and Marjaana Rakai guide Paul Warloski through the nuances of adopting a low carb, high fat (LCHF) diet. They delve into Professor Tim Noakes’ Real Meal Revolution, which categorizes foods into green, yellow, and red lists for easier dietary choices. The hosts...
In this episode of the Athletes Compass podcast, hosts Paul Warloski and Paul Laursen, along with guest Marjaana Rakai, delve into the controversial yet increasingly popular topic of low carb, high fat (LCHF) diets for endurance athletes. They discuss the principles behind LCHF, its intended effects on performance and health, and the challenges athletes face...
 

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