FFF 023: Eating Like An Elite Athlete, Refeeds, Supplements & Fitness Trends – with Joe Agu

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Joseph Agu is a performance nutritionist who has been working at the English Institute of Sport with British Athletics, providing nutrition guidance to Olympic level athletes.

He has a BSc. in Sport and Exercise Science, an MSc. in Sports Nutrition and he is currently undertaking a PhD looking at nutritional interventions for strength and power athletes.

In this episode of the Food For Fitness podcast, Joe explains how he helped elite athletes achieve peak performance through improving their dietary practices. You’ll find out how he fixes broken diets, his approach to supplementation, the recovery strategies of an top sprinter, the importance of protein and how the diet of an elite athlete may be very different from what you expect.

In the second half of the episode Joe changes his focus and shares his best advice for the average gym-goer who wants to improve their body composition. He explains why sustainability is key and the values of evidence-based practice and he discusses how someone could best implement refeeds and diet breaks. Joe also reflects on his journey in the fitness industry and how his approach has changed over the last few years and he shares several lessons he’s learned along the way.

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Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.

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