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Scott Tindal MSc, SENr - Nutrition coach to professional triathletes

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Episode 171: Scott Tindal - Nutrition coach to professional triathletes

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In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by world-leading Nutrition coach, Scott Tindal.

Scott has over twenty years of experience in professional sports, working as a top nutrition coach for both elite triathletes and high-performing executives.

He is the co-founder of FuelIn, an app-based personalized nutrition coaching program.

Scott is an expert advisor to companies, helping them develop state-of-the-art nutrition products and optimize health and performance. As a member of the Performance Nutrition Advisory Board at IRONMAN, he continues to make an impact in the world of sports nutrition. He's worked with professional sports teams such as the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Americas Cup - Team Oracle USA, the England Lions Cricket team, and professional rugby teams. With a solid educational background that includes a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports & Exercise Nutrition, an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), he brings credibility and expertise to everything he does.

In this episode Greg and Scott clear the confusion surrounding nutrition for triathletes and endurance sports, from coeliac diets to fuelling strategies on race day.

Press play and listen to why Scott epitomises the saying "Success comes to those who endure One Moment Longer"


9:21 - Greg and Scott discuss the high level of bone injuries within triathlets recently and the various possible causes. From low energy availability, to carbon shoes.


10:42 - Scott's explains his view and rationale for eating carbs pre and post race.

15:05 - Scott and Greg rewind the clock to uncover where his enthusiasm for sport and nutrition began. He describes his time at Leicester Tigers Rugby Union team in the Midlands of the U.K. Being a physio of the team full of international champions gave Scott a glimpse of the nutrition requirements of elete athletes.

23:38 - From the UK, Scott then travelled to Team Oracle USA as Physio and Team Nutritionist. The stories of Ky Hurst as a grinder on the boat during that period of racing are incredible.

Those guys were the 'full package'

26:35 - From Team Oracle, he moved to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL where he got immersed in fuelling Ice Hockey pro's on private jets between games on an unlimited budget.

There is no budget Scott, just make sure it tastes good

36:00 - Scott & Greg discuss high fat low carb nutrition during an athletes training.

If you're not overtraining at sometime, then you probably don't want it enough ...

41:37 - Scott describes how he works with athletes during race day and how he prescribes carbs and glucose (gels) pre and during race day.

47:09 - From the age of 28 our bodies are in decline. Scott believes if you nail your protein input, and your performance, your recovery, your reduction in injury and longevity will improve.

A simple to follow traffic light system guides you on your nutrition before, during and after your training sessions.

52:42 - What would Scott Tindal tell his 18 year old self? (beware, his answer will surprise you!)

53:51 - Scott describes the three people he'd invite to a dinner and why.

1:00:01 - Greg & Scott finish up firing his fast twitch fibres with some rapid fire Q&A.

  1. One book you would recommend? Atomic Habits: the life-changing million - James Clear

  2. Two most-used apps on your phone?

  3. Toughest race?

  4. First job?

  5. Out of 10, how cool are you?

  6. Who would you want to play a movie of your life?

  7. Which decade of music is the best?

  8. Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go?

  9. Greatest movie of all time?

Train stronger, recover faster and improve your overall performance

1:03:41 - Interview concludes.


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