Programme – La Talk Radio – The Simon Gowen Triathlon Show
Interview – With Dr. John Heiss, Director of Sports and Fitness for Herbalife.
Before joining Herbalife, Heiss was the founder of an endurance sports nutrition company. He earned a Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in biological chemistry, where he discovered how single proteins function within cells. The findings from his research work have been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
As a category 2 competitive cyclist, Heiss has a keen understanding of the nutritional needs of endurance athletes. He has earned two belt buckles at the Leadville 100 mile mountain bike race and set a course record in the 2-person division at the Furnace Creek 508 – a 508 mile non-stop bike race.
Interview on nutrition for the Triathlon with Dr. John Heiss, Director of Sports and Fitness for Herbalife. The sports nutrition element of the show starts at 16 min 50 secs.
Facts and Figures – Dr Heiss completed the Leadville 100 Mountain bike race in a little under 9 hours. He consumed only Prolong an endurance and electrolyte drink. During the race he burnt approx 5000 calories and consumed 8 servings of Prolong at 300 calories per bottle.
Pre-recovery – Heis talks about pre-recovery , that is preventative recovery. Many cyclists separate the “during” nutrition with “recovery” nutrition. Heiss maintains that you should start the recovery process with what you consume during the race.
He talks about when you should have that large carbohydrate meal and its not the night before!