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Weight loss for athletes | 33Fuel Nutrition


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In endurance sports, weight is a key issue - the more you carry, the more effort needed to shift it. If you’re over race weight and want to lose some fat, learn how to do it the right way and create sustainable changes.

At 33Fuel we deliver maximum value to endurance athletes. We do that in this podcast by sharing the latest in training & nutrition advice, inspiration & motivation. We do it at with our unique & powerful natural nutrition products for runners, cyclists & triathletes.






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Lessons from interviewing 200 successful athletes | Sarah Williams

September 10th, 2019


In this episode of the 33Fuel Podcast, we speak with Sarah Williams. Recognised as one of the 10 most inspiring female adventures by the Guardian newspaper, Sarah is an endurance athlete with a wealth of impressive …

How to be your best with Olympian, World and European Champion triathlete Michelle Dillon

August 16th, 2019


  Two-time Olympian, World and European Champion triathlete Michelle Dillon is this week’s guest on the 33Fuel Podcast. Having raced at the very pinnacle of triathlon, Michelle was forced to retire early after major …

Beat your fears with award winning coach Kim Ingleby

July 3rd, 2019


  In this episode of the Vlog, we bring you our conversation with multi-award winning mind and body coach Kim Ingleby. Founder of Energise …

Neal Henderson, every endurance athletes' dream coach

July 2nd, 2019


Head of Sports Science at Sufferfest and CEO of Apex Coaching, Neal is a former pro triathlete turned coach to world and Olympic medallists. In this episode of the 33Fuel Vlog, you’ll discover why he’s every endurance …

Turning injury into advantage – lessons from an elite triathlete

June 21st, 2019


  Kim has trodden a path many aspire to: from average athlete to representing the Great British Age Group triathlon team. Like many athletes, she’s discovered her limitations and had to overcome hurdles on her journey. …

Zach Bitter | In conversation with the US 100-mile Record Holder

June 18th, 2019


 Imagine running 07:00 minute miles…for 100 miles. That’s what Zach Bitter did when he broke the 100-mile US running record in 2015, clocking a total time of 11:40 hours. We’re thrilled to hear from this extraordinary …

Luke Tyburski | Lessons from an ultra endurance athlete

June 12th, 2019


  Luke is a good friend of 33 and we’re delighted to have him on the Podcast again. Luke’s predominant mission in life is to open up people’s minds to show them that they’re capable of so much more than they believe. He …

How to become an ultrarunning champ with Anna-Marie Watson

June 12th, 2019


  Anna Marie Watson has reached the upper echelons of the sport. Finishing Top 10 at iconic races like the UTMB, MDS and Trans Grancanaria, Anna-Marie was ranked 7th in the Ultra Trail World Series 2018. But it hasn’t …

Charlie Webster’s 3000-mile cycle that ended on life support

May 29th, 2019


TV and radio broadcaster Charlie Webster challenged herself to cycle 3000 miles from London to Rio, arriving in time for the 2016 Olympics. She achieved this immense feat but found herself on life support just 48-hours …

Sophie Power – athlete, entrepreneur, mum

May 22nd, 2019



This week’s guest is accomplished ultra runner, social impact entrepreneur and mum of two Sophie Power. But she’s likely best known for THAT photo …

Secret Tips from Triathlon Coach Mark Ryan

May 14th, 2019


  Mark is a BTF Level 3 triathlon coach. An avid endurance athlete himself, he also guides athletes of all levels at Oxford Triathlon Club to achieve big goals. In this chat, we cover all aspects of triathlon training …

Never Give up! Lessons of life with Ironman Triathlete Conor Devine

May 8th, 2019


 Conor’s mission is to inspire and motivate people to overcome adversity and achieve more than they thought possible through plant-based nutrition and exercise. He’s a single father and an avid endurance athlete. He …

A Great British Underdog - Interview with Damian Hall

April 30th, 2019


British ultrarunner Damian Hall loves being an underdog, but his recent successes mean he no longer toes a start line without expectation. We chat to …

Pro cyclist to paralysis and back

March 29th, 2019



Fred Morini has just signed a four-year contract with his first professional cycling team. But on his first training ride, he suffered a terrible …

Maltodextrin and sports nutrition – a bad combo

January 22nd, 2019


You’ve been told for decades that maltodextrin is a key ingredient in sports nutrition. But what if you learnt that maltodextrin actually promotes …

Post exercise immunosuppression and endurance athletes

December 3rd, 2018


You’re in the best shape of your life, so why do you keep getting ill? You may be suffering from Post Exercise Immunosuppression (PEIS) where hard training knocks out your immune system. Beat it with these three simple …

Maranoia: how to cope with this irrational fear

November 29th, 2018


This episode is all about Maranoia. This affliction hits athletes of all levels from pros to first-timers, and the impacts can be huge. Typically, an attack of maranoia is most likely to strike 2-3 weeks before the …

Seven things we learned from marathon chef Michel Roux Jr

November 26th, 2018


It began with a bad diet: Sugar, a lot of bread and plenty of cigarettes. Despairing of the migraines, low mood and poor professional performance, chef Michel Roux Jr started running. He has now completed 21 marathons. …

5 Cold Weather Training Tips From The World’s Best

November 22nd, 2018


Most endurance athletes love to train outdoors, but it can be tough in winter. As nights get colder and days draw in, training often takes a back …

Performance nutrition with Matt Gardner

November 15th, 2018


Matt’s a highly qualified nutritionist with a holistic view on training, nutrition & performance. In this broad-ranging conversation we go deep …

Can a plant-based diet make you faster?

October 8th, 2018


This show’s all about plants, whether a plant based diet has benefits for athletes and easiest - and quickest - ways to boost your own plant intake and power up your race day performance. At 33Fuel we deliver maximum …

Dairy - good for performance?

October 2nd, 2018


Dairy’s been at the heart of a classic healthy diet for so long it’s role as a central source of good food is barely questioned. But an increasing …

Alcohol and Performance - All You Ever Wanted to Know

September 20th, 2018


Today we’re going to the pub people because this one’s all about booze and your performance - can you drink and train without wrecking your results, …

Better Sleep for Athletes - Get Fitter While You Sleep!

September 18th, 2018


Sleep’s one of the biggest free performance enhancers for athletes, yet it’s also one of the most overlooked. But as we only get fitter through recovery, and with sleep our biggest recovery block, taking simple steps to …

When science attacks - how sports nutrition science works

September 13th, 2018


This episode’s about what happens when science is misused in sports nutrition, how to understand what lies behind the evidence for some products and how to make sure your performance isn’t hijacked by bad science. Big …

Why We Hit The Wall (and how to avoid it)

September 11th, 2018


‘Hitting the wall’ is an accepted part of endurance sport, but when you understand WHY we hit the wall you can also uncover the two simple strategies to make sure you never hit it again. This show explains all - it’s …

6 Performance Lessons from the World’s Best Triathletes

September 6th, 2018


Sports journalist and handy triathlete Tim Heming recently wrote a piece for our blog unpicking the performance secrets that set the world’s best triathlets apart. The piece was packed with brilliant tips we can all use …

Science in Sports Nutrition - Is It Really Helping?

September 4th, 2018


There is a LOT of science behind ordinary sports nutrition, but despite countless volumes of research, too many athletes using apparently ‘proven’ …

Can You Train Like a Pro AND Keep Your Job?

August 23rd, 2018


Can us amateurs train at pro levels and hold down jobs? Is it even a wise idea? To find out, 33Fuel co-founder Warren took on 4 x World Ironman Champ …

What Is The Best Sugar For Athletes?

August 16th, 2018


Sugar has a bad rap but avoiding it 100% is neither smart nor necessary, particularly as an athlete -33Fuel co-founder Erica explains the key to …

Why Do Athletes Always Puke The Same Colour?!

August 14th, 2018


This is a weird one! While researching visual references for a keynote on beating stomach trouble during exercise, we noticed every athlete was puking yellow! We went in search of why and will be sharing the answer with …

Coffee and Athletic Performance - A User’s Guide

August 9th, 2018


Coffee’s a great performance aid for runners, cyclists and triathletes, but needs using carefully. Get dosages, timing or quality wrong and its …

Why Protein Matters for Powerful Performance

August 7th, 2018


The best sources of protein - when to take it, how often and more! 33Fuel co-founder Erica explains why protein matters for athletes. Plus, why all …

How Ordinary Sports Nutrition Got Stuck in the 80s

August 2nd, 2018


Training & equipment have come a LONG way since the 80s. But ordinary sports nutrition? Erm, no. Weirdly, energy gel and drink powder formulas …

Pro Cycling’s Dirty Plastic Secret

July 31st, 2018


Pro cycling is awash in a sea of plastic. This sucks for the environment, and for endurance sport culture. We ran the numbers and you will be shocked …

How Smiling Makes You a Faster Athlete

July 26th, 2018


The simple act of smiling can genuinely make you faster - in this episode 33Fuel co-founder Warren explains the science behind smiling and performance, and how you can incorporate this simple yet mighty weapon into your …

Chrissie Wellington - Lessons From an Ironman World Champion

July 24th, 2018


With an incredible Ironman record (13 races, 13 wins), Chrissie Wellington is a 4 x Ironman World Champ and sports icon. Today’s show comes from a recent 33Fuel event where she dropped knowledge bombs galore in …

Heartbeats per mile - the new training upgrade?

July 19th, 2018


As endurance athletes we’re familiar with using heart rate (in beats per minute) to monitor training efforts and progress. But new evidence is …

Asthma, Salbutamol & Performance - A New Marginal Gain

July 17th, 2018


Why do so many pro cyclists have asthma and what can the rest of us learn from it? In this show 33Fuel co-founder, endurance athlete and 35-year …

Why the sugar tax SUCKS

July 5th, 2018


The sugar tax should have been an awesome, curbing the worst excesses of the food industry. Instead it’s a dud, because all that missing sugar just …

Lessons in performance nutrition - from Metallica!

July 3rd, 2018


“My lifestyle determines my deathstyle” Metallica, Frantic. This gem from some of metal’s hardest-living wildmen nails the core of perforamance nutrition. In this episode 33Fuel co-founder and endurance athlete Warren …

3 Signs you need to eat during exercise

June 28th, 2018


For a performance upgrade, fueling to hunger - not to schedule - is key. In this episode 33Fuel co-founder & endurance athlete Warren explains …

Training motivation - you GET todo this

June 26th, 2018


“You don’t have to train, you getto train”. This is a genius line from Irish endurance legend Gerry Duffy, a man who transformed his own life and fitness and went onto win the first ever Deca Ironman race - ten Ironman …

Ultramarathon musings with Trail Runner Nation

June 14th, 2018


33's Warren joins TRN for a fun chat about all things ultrarunning, including... Why running isn’t just for runners anymore (and why that's a Good …

Live in Studio G with Trail Runner Nation!

June 14th, 2018


33Shake co-founders Warren & Erica join The Nation in person!  A great trail running discussion ensued, and the team also got to share 18 miles of the Western States trail together (and all with no bonking). 

Chaffage, Hobos and Underwear - with Trail Runner Nation

June 14th, 2018


More running fun and games as 33's Warren rejoins The Nation to discuss, among other things... • Are ultrarunners becoming hobos? • Underwear or …

The dos and don'ts of ultrarunning, with Trail Runner Nation

June 14th, 2018


In this far from serious trail running ramble 33's Warren Pole joins The Nation to discuss the finer DOs and DON’Ts of Ultra Running... 


Diving into the grab bag with Trail Runner Nation

June 14th, 2018


33's Warren joins TRN  to reach deep into the grab bag. So if you want to know what catwalks, crusty leather suits and ropes with knots are doing on a podcast about trail running, this episode may just have the …

33Fuel - How it all began!

June 14th, 2018


33's Warren joins Trail Runner Nation to talk about just how - and why - 33Fuel got started in the first place 




In Conversation With Trail Runner Nation

June 14th, 2018


On tour across the US Erica and Warren pay Studio G a visit at its top secret location to talk all things trail with Trail Runner Nation hosts Scott & Don 



Holiday Game Show With Trail Runner Nation

June 14th, 2018


It's Europe v the USA in the second annual Trail Runner Nation holiday game show! 33's Warren and UK ultrarunner Donna ni Cuarta are representing …

TRN Audio Magazine – Volume 3

June 14th, 2018


33's Warren Pole joins Sally McRae and The Nation in the newest volume of the TRN Audio Magazine.  Subjects include:
• Tipping Point
• Blinded by the …

TRN Audio Magazine – 4th Edition

June 14th, 2018


33's Warren joins Scott, Don, Michelle Barton and The Nation as 'guest writers' for this new installment of the Audio Magazine. Subjects include: David Epstein, “Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?” …

Trail running fun with Trail Runner Nation

June 14th, 2018


Warren and Erica stopped in to hang with Trail Runner Nation hosts Scott & Don in the legendary Studio G for a fun in-person catch up and some …

How to beat stomach trouble on the run

June 14th, 2018


How many times have you been having a great run and then BAM, your stomach goes south?  In this episode recorded for the excellent Trailrunner Nation podcast, 33's Warren and Brad Kearns from Primal Endurance join …

The Conversation: 33 Shake USA Tour

June 12th, 2018


33 Fuel (UK) - This amazing new fitness Gel company founded by Warren & Erica Pole is changing the industry. Tune in tonight as we get a chance …

Nutrition for cycling performance

May 12th, 2018


Recorded at the HQ of London road bike legends Cyclefit, Warren's presentation on sports nutrition for cycling performance covers everything from what to eat, when to eat it, as well as busting a lot of sports nutrition …

More Marathon des Sables fun and games

May 12th, 2018


If you enjoyed our Marathon des Sables show, here's a bonus - the full-length Q&A session from Warren's presentation with knowledge bombs galore! 

3 things no one tells you about running across the Sahara desert

May 10th, 2018


Recorded at the Marathon des Sables seminar in London, in this episode MDS veteran Warren lifts the lid on just what to expect for anyone running this crazy race (run 150-plus miles, in six days, across the Sahara …

Nutrition advice for your first 50km ultra

May 9th, 2018


Sports journalist and marathon runner Tim Heming is taking on the Royal Parks 50km Ultra as his first race beyond marathon distance. He and Warren …

Fat burning & energy reserves - how to maximise both!

May 9th, 2018


In this episode with ace coach George Anderson, he and Warren go deep on fat and fuel efficiency in endurance sports. The body relies primarily on two sources of fuel - fat and carbs. There's a limited amount of stored …

Energy gel problems and solutions - for endurance athletes

May 9th, 2018


In this episode recorded with Trailrunner magazine in the US, Warren introduces 33Fuel's Chia Energy Gel and explains how the company was born out of the horrible experiences he and many other edurance nathletes had …

Do you really know what's in your energy gel?

May 9th, 2018


In this episode we compare two leading energy gels, the SiS Go Gel and High5's Isogel and discover their ingredients are virtually the same, and that these ingredients can cause stomach problems. They may even have …

How to fuel brilliantly for endurance sports

May 9th, 2018


In this episode Warren chats with top coach George Anderson about endurance fueling and how to get it right, and introduces 33Shake's Chia Energy gel, an all-natural alternative for endurance athletes demanding the most …

33Shake sports nutrition: how it all began

May 9th, 2018


As endurance athletes at 33Shake we were sick (literally) of gagging on products packed with sugar and manmade junk. It was slowing us down and killing performance so we went in search of natural alternatives that were …

Science in sports nutrition: do we need it?

May 8th, 2018


It's long been an accepted fact that science in sports nutrition is essential. But like most accepted facts, this one's overdue a major rethink...  



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