Episode 60: Knowing is Half the Battle

Listen to Episode 60 here: TheFitCast060.mp3 (Or Right Click and Save-As)

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FitCast Topics


  • What to you usually put stevia in? Also which is best to buy, the liquid or powder?
  • Green Tea


Round Table Discussions

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Endurance Athletes
    • Training
    • Nutrition
    • Supplementation

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2 Responses

  1. Brent says:

    I really enjoyed your eye-opening discussion about endurance athletes. I definitely fit the description of the skinny-fat, weak, slow athlete. I will definitely incorporate more strength and speed work during my offseason this winter.

    You mentioned that a bigger muscle can store more glycogen. From my basic knowledge of exercise physiology, I understand that muscles are typically enlarged by means of muscle hypertrophy as a result of weight training, and the muscle fibers that grow are primarily fast twitch, type I fibers. Is glycogen stored in fast twitch fibers? Can the body make use of glycogen stored in a fast twitch muscle during an endurance training session or race? To take this to the extreme, could Arnold in his prime store more muscle glycogen than Lance Armstrong?

    Thanks for the show, keep up the great work.

  2. Liz H. says:

    On the stevia. I use the NOW nutrition brand in powder form that comes loose in a bottle. When I heard Jimmy say he uses about a teaspoon, I almost gagged. That stuff is sweet! I use less than 1/8 teaspoon in my kefir, nut, berry blend & it is still almost too sweet. I have The Stevia Cookbook by Ray Sahelian & Donna Gates. They say stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar. So maybe the inulin & chromium in the packets add more bulk than you think? I think I read that inulin is one of those things that is supposed to provide food for the good bacteria in your gut so it could add considerable bulk. And Kevin, I do not much like the after taste either. Reminds me of aspartame only not as lingering. But it has so many benefits I am trying to learn to like it.