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13 May 2019

Podcast Ep 070:Interview With Eric Helms

by Jacob Schepis 0

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode, Jacob interviews Dr Eric Helms on the fatigue associated with contest prep and the strategies athletes and coaches can employ to navigate the stressors of hypocaloric dieting and extreme weight loss goals. Topics included: Defining global fatigue Why fatigue can lead to a failed prep…

In this episode, Jacob interviews Dr Eric Helms on the fatigue associated with contest prep and the strategies athletes and coaches can employ to navigate the stressors of hypocaloric dieting and extreme weight loss goals. Topics included:

  • Defining global fatigue
  • Why fatigue can lead to a failed prep
  • Allostatic load and stress tolerance
  • Diet and tracking induced fatigue
  • the deficit, fat mass reduction and tracking/non training related stressors
  • Effects of hypocaloric dieting on recovery/fatigue
  • Strategies athletes can employ to manage fatigue

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