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Podcast with Joseph Agu

Joseph is a Nutrition Consultant specialising in nutrition for high performance, physique athletes and people wanting to feel more confident about their bodies. Elite Nutrition Coaching

Joe's appreciation for proper nutrition began from an early age when he was a national-level kickboxer (and desired to be as lean as Bruce Lee!). As such, a career in nutrition was the obvious career path. He has been helping people achieve their goals for almost a decade now, having built a solid foundation with his undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences and masters degree (distinction) in Sports Nutrition.

As a former Performance Nutritionist for the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and British Athletics, Joseph provided world-leading nutritional support to Britain’s best track and field athletes, leading to many medal wins in international competitions.

Joseph's passion for truth and objectivity have formed the basis of his obsession to help as many people as possible to achieve their nutritional goals through clear and actionable advice.

When not helping people achieve their goals, Joseph can be found in the gym, with his head in the latest research paper or nagging his fiancé and family members to play chess.

In this podcast, Joseph and I discussed carbohydrate periodization. Some of the topics we discuss are:

1.What are common misconceptions about carbohydrate consumption for athletes?

2.What are the general recommendations for carbohydrate consumption for athletes?

3.Lately there has been more focus on carbohydrate periodization. Can you explain how that works?

4.There does seem to be some benefits training some sessions during the week with lower carbohydrate availability. Can you explain a bit about this?

5.Are there any benefits of doing ketogenic diets for athletes?




About the author:

Juma Iraki

Juma Iraki is a certified Personal Trainer and holds a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Sciences. He has also completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition through the International Olympic Committee and is currently doing his Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at The University of Stirling.

He is the CEO of Iraki Nutrition AS and Head of Nutrition at AFPT where he lectures in Sports Nutrition. He also works as a business consultant for Proteinfabrikken in Norway and as a sports nutritionist for the National Judo Federation in Norway.