# 76 – Prof. Andrew Jones on nitrate supplementation, beetroot for performance enhancement, critical power and “Breaking-2” project

Prof. Andrew Jones on nitrate supplementation, beetroot for performance enhancement, critical power and “Breaking-2” project

Show Notes

01:10 – Dr. Jones introduces himself and talks about his current work

03:30 – How Dr. Jones started his research on nitrate supplementation

06:40 – Natural availability of nitrate in the body

08:20 – Timing nitrate supplementation

12:50 – How much nitrate supplementation to take

14:20 – Physiological benefits of nitrate supplementation including vasodilation

17:55 – Nitrate supplementation for general health and well-being

22:35  – Critical speed and its importance

27:05 – Measuring critical speed practically

30:05 – Involvement in “Breaking2” project

34:45 – Key insights from “Breaking2” project

38:35 – How soon will the 2 hour marathon barrier be broken in a regular race?

39:45 – Emerging areas of research

42:35 – Recommendations on resources

Follow Prof. Jones

Twitter: @AndyBeetroot

Recommendation on further reading

Physiological demands of running at 2-hour marathon race pace in “Journal of Applied Physiology – https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/japplphysiol.00647.2020

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