How to train your gut
Just like we can train our muscles or heart to adapt and improve performance, we can train our gut as an athletic organ to improve our performance too.
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Gut training is a sports nutrition strategy that can be really helpful for athletes who suffer from gut upsets or irritations; are wanting or needing to take on more fluid and carbohydrate during exercise, or are needing to tolerate more food / nutrition before and after exercise.
So, let’s dive into the details and see how you can implement this into your training.
Improve gastric emptying and absorption and likely reduce the chances and/or severity of GI problems, thereby improving endurance performance as well as providing a better experience for the athlete (Jeukendrup, 2017).
Aka. Allow the gut to adjust to (more) nutrition in and around exercise, to then improve performance.