9th Podcast

Podcast Guest “It's a long road” is the Personal Trainer Nikos Papakostas. With Niko we will have an interesting discussion on topics related to the strengthening of runners, stretching, nutrition and what determines a nutritional plan, hidden calories, carbohydrates, but also how necessary the various nutritional supplements are.



My guest today is Nikos Papakostas. Nikos is a certified Personal Trainer and has over 10 years of experience in the field of fitness at amateur and professional level. He has won first place in many competitions, as well as the Greek championship in the Classic Bodybuilding and Men's Physique category. He is a Fitness & Nutrition Consultant specializing in fat loss, muscle growth and strength, and competition preparation.

Podcast Interview Highlights “It's a long road” with Personal Trainer Nikos Papakostas.

Hey Nick. First I'd like to thank you for agreeing to talk to us here on the Everything is a Road Podcast and I'm sure both myself and our listeners will get a lot out of our conversation today.

1:14 – Niko tell us some things about yourself. Who are you and what do you do?

3:05 – Is strengthening necessary for runners and especially long distance runners?

5:05 – What do I eat before a Marathon?

5:35 – Carbonation, what exactly is it and how should I do it?

5:54 – If I'm not hungry the day before the race, should I eat again?

7:17 – Before a race is it better to use low fiber carbs?

7:53 – What can a runner's daily nutrition plan be? Is diet important?

9:05 – How many calories should I consume on a daily basis? What is the percentage in protein, carbohydrates and fats?

10:16 – Tell us a little about the hidden calories we get in our diet and what makes it difficult for some people to lose unwanted pounds?

12:26 – How can activity level affect nutrition?

13:18 – Is it true that increasing physical activity without the necessary caloric intake can lead to loss of muscle mass and increased risk of injury?

14:22 – Are stretches necessary after training?

15:46 – In the gym, what is the criterion in the question regarding exercises and weight? Increase in weight or increase in number of repetitions? What do we achieve with each? Few reps and many pounds or the opposite?

17:21 – How soon should I eat my meal after training? Does time and type of training matter?

18:00 – Food supplements. They are necessary; Do they improve our performance? Do we need it before, during and after training?

20:00 – Niko, where can someone find you?

I would also like to say that Nikos is its creator NP Fitness, a page that includes useful articles on fitness, nutrition, exercise as well as healthy recipes. 

Nikos Papakostas
Website: https://npfitness.gr
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/papakostasnick
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