"We Do Science" - The Performance Nutrition Podcast

#130 - "Contextualising Fat Oxidation During Exercise" with Ed Maunder PhD(c)

February 19, 2020 Dr Laurent Bannock, Institute of Performance Nutrition
"We Do Science" - The Performance Nutrition Podcast
#130 - "Contextualising Fat Oxidation During Exercise" with Ed Maunder PhD(c)
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"We Do Science" - The Performance Nutrition Podcast
#130 - "Contextualising Fat Oxidation During Exercise" with Ed Maunder PhD(c)
Feb 19, 2020
Dr Laurent Bannock, Institute of Performance Nutrition

Episode 130 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Contextualising Fat Oxidation During Exercise" with Ed Maunder PhD(c) (Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand).

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Defining and differentiating "fat oxidation" and "fat burning"
  • Fat as a "fuel" for exercise: storage and metabolism
  • Substrate oxidation (fuel use) during endurance and ultra-endurance exercise
  • Substrate availability and performance: a case for optimising maximal fat oxidation?
  • Testing methods to determine maximal fat oxidation (FatMax) and its value to inform performance nutrition strategies
  • Maximal fat oxidation: what we know, don't know, and what's relevant to elite and recreational endurance athletes
  • Relevance to exercise performance: substrate utilisation during Ironman triathlon case study discussion

Key Paper(s) Discussed / Referred to:

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Show Notes

Episode 130 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Contextualising Fat Oxidation During Exercise" with Ed Maunder PhD(c) (Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand).

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Defining and differentiating "fat oxidation" and "fat burning"
  • Fat as a "fuel" for exercise: storage and metabolism
  • Substrate oxidation (fuel use) during endurance and ultra-endurance exercise
  • Substrate availability and performance: a case for optimising maximal fat oxidation?
  • Testing methods to determine maximal fat oxidation (FatMax) and its value to inform performance nutrition strategies
  • Maximal fat oxidation: what we know, don't know, and what's relevant to elite and recreational endurance athletes
  • Relevance to exercise performance: substrate utilisation during Ironman triathlon case study discussion

Key Paper(s) Discussed / Referred to:

Related Podcast Episodes:

Check out our other podcasts, publications, events, and professional education programs for current and aspiring sports nutritionists at