It had been a long flight when Allen Lim joined a development athlete he was coaching in Spain before the Tour de France many years ago. The athlete asked if he was hungry and offered a bowl of Lucky Charms. He thought, ‘oh no, this guy is screwed’ and began a mission to use nutrition to boost performance. In the decades since Allen has worked with top American cyclists and athletes to create diets, meals and performance hydration mixes to increase athletic performance. The founder of Skratch Labs isn’t a heavyweight skier, but he knows how to use food to align skills, muscles and mind to push athletes to their highest levels.
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2:00 - A general poor food culture in America3:00 - Two ways to look at food4:30 - Six weeks before a ski trip: increase iron intake7:50 - One week before a ski trip: increase carb intake10:10 - What’s good for you when active, is not good for you when inactive10:40 - Fill your stomach 2-3 hours before skiing12:00 - Timing of eating is everything14:10 - Meals of the Tour de France15:40 - Prioritize calories and do it early19:10 - Benefits of heat stress in adapting to cold, altitude21:00 - Iron intake six weeks before a ski trip25:05 - Boost your mental game with coffee26:10 - Stop drinking coffee and then restart again to boost cognitive enhancement 29:30 - Rule of thumb = 100 grams of carbs per 100 pounds of body weight every hour31:50 - Or one bite of food per lift ride33:10 - A natural wrapper for food beats a man made wrapper35:00 - Be your own expert
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--Next Level Skiing Recorded by Jason Blevins