VIDEO: High Performance Evolutionary Fitness

Jamie Scott, PGDipNutMed—High Performance Evolutionary Fitness – Using EvoBio to Optimize Training for Endurance from Ancestral Health Society on Vimeo.

As promised, here is the video from my talk delivered at the 2012 Ancestral Health Symposium in Boston earlier this year.  I still want to thresh out some of the points I was only briefly able to touch on within the confines of a 20 minute talk, and I hope to do so over the coming weeks – though an impending exciting annoucement may push back when I am actually able to do this.  Watch this space!

9 thoughts on “VIDEO: High Performance Evolutionary Fitness

  1. George

    Hey Jamie,
    I have a few questions for you re. training fasted etc.
    I am a university oarsman in Canada, and am about to start my offseason training. I’ve been doing paleo for about a year, and will never turn back, however, now it is about fine tuning things (training and nutrition) to get the adaptations I want. As you’ve said, nutrition trumps training. My offseason work will be mainly long very low HR sessions, and heavy compound lifts, with HIIT thrown in a couple times a week. I’d like your take on exactly how many fasted sessions per week are optimal, and in which type of training to do them in (strength/steady state/HIIT). I also wonder, what is your view on post workout nutrition, same old same old BCAA’s and higher GI startchy carbs every time? even on fasted workouts? Also another quick one, how much daily carb do you think I need, I’m 160lbs, training daily at least once, I was estimating 150-200g.

    Love the blog, get’s into nitty gritty which is something a student can appreciate.

    1. thatpaleoguy Post author

      Thanks for your questions and interest, George. Unfortunately none of them can be answered as a “quick question”. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to address some of them when I write some more on this topic in the future.

  2. annwendel

    Ooh, I love impending exciting announcements ;) Maybe you are pregnant? hehehehe. I just watched this – good to hear your voice again after a few months!

  3. George

    Hi Jamie,
    New question,
    I’ve been doing some follow up reading, especially in regards to the some detrimental effects in HIIT mentioned in the literature. It seems to me that the adaptations seen in fasted training are very impressive, and are great for post workout translation and sustaining muscle growth in endurance work, but compromise performance in HIIT, due to compromised size of glycogen stores, and potentially their use. So…the application question is, for a university oarsman such as I, or others working at that time frame, but who train primarily in a fat oxidation state, but who races at maximal effort for ~5-7mins, which is the time frame I really want to perform in, is fasted training beneficial?

    1. thatpaleoguy Post author

      They don’t compromise HIIT training at all. Don’t confuse training with low glycogen stores vs. maintaining low stores chronically. There are substantial qualitative and quantitative differences. There have been a few papers recently pointing to the same benefits of fasted training in both HIIT and strength training.

      Sorry – I really haven’t got the time at present to address your personal situation. When I do get some time to write up the papers behind my AHS presentation, it will all make sense. However, feel free to do your own research and reading. There are certainly enough key search terms and references to start from in the presentation. I won’t be offering anything personalised via the blog though.

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