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  • I am a Fat-Burning Machine, Verified by a VO2max Test: 44% fat at 91% VO2max

    A few months ago, I signed up to be part of a study at Colorado State University (CSU.) Researchers from CSU and University of Colorado health are examining how high levels of exercise affect your heart. I have gone through two of the three phases of testing. One of the tests is a VO2max test. Though the researchers are not looking for substrate use (the percentage of carbohydrate and fat used at each exercise intensity), these numbers show up on the results sheet. The research coordinator, Nate Bachman, sent me this result: “I am also attaching a report of your...

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  • What I ate on race day (Fat-Burning Machine)

    In yesterday’s blog I noted that I raced the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race that took me 6 hours and 37 minutes. In a recent presentation, I was asked what I eat on race day. Before I give details on race day, I think it is important to know these two things: Race day looks different than any other day (I will post details about normal Fat-Burning Machine days in future blogs.) I have been following Fat-Burning Machine guidelines for about 17 months. As you learned in a previous post, you must be fat-adapted to burn more fat during exercise....

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  • My Fat-Burning Machine Nutrition Details for the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race

    For those of you that want the facts first and details later, let's dive in with a summary: I had my second best Leadville 100 Mountain Bike time at 10:09:56. I consider this a huge success because the race was HOT this year. This year was my 11th finish, so I am very familiar with what it takes to compete at, and complete the race. For the first time ever, I was at race weight in March. By race day, I was three pounds lighter than any other previous year. Achieving my fighting weight was relatively easy. I did have...

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