When looking at a particular summary, please note:
- The summary is JUST of one particular study unless we note it is a comparison or aggregate. Realize there may be a study that finds different results, even studies that we’ve summarized.
- The best way to see all the studies we have on a given topic is to look at the tags at the bottom of the article. Each tag works like a book index and will fetch any other study that is similarly tagged. (Ex. Ketone Ester tag will pull up an archive of any study on that topic.)
- We try to select from the better-executed studies that have decent citations or more appear rigorous studies. Some studies fascinate us, so we pick them.
- Implement any implied training principles or make training or racing changes at your own risk. Yes, these are clinical studies, but proceed with care and caution.
- There are also some posts categorized as reviews. These are our impartial reviews with products we actually have used and have experience with. No pay-to-play reviews here!
- Some studies’ findings cross over across sports types–from cyclists to runners and vice versa. Some will be unique to the sample sport they used. Apply across disciplines with care.
- A final category of Experiments exists. These are not studies, but rather N=1 experiments Jordan or a friend has tried to see if they bring gains, grins or something else. (Ex. The TDF E-racing experiment. Try them if you like (at your own risk). Let us know if they work or fail miserably for you. We are curious.
- Nothing on this site is to be construed as medical advice. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. Check with your physician before making any radical changes to your training volume or training intensity.
- Finally, never try what you have not tried in practice in a race. (Example: Don’t dump down 50g of Ketones and 2lbs of bicarbonate and start a new warm up protocol right before a race for the first time. The same for equipment reviews. Don’t be like the guy I saw buying a new model of saddle and installing it right before a 12-hour ultra, because that’s just dumb. Be smart!)
Other than that, your body is a meat motor (meat = muscle that powers you forward). Enjoy, learn, and get out there and try to go faster or farther!