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Episodes 51-83

Please enjoy our podcast FASTER Cycling. We speak with industry experts on topics that make you faster.

Ketones, KetoneAid, Ketosis, and Being Fat Adapted for Cyclists

Watt Points = 10-30

Ketones are naturally produced in the body when you enter ketosis. This happens when the body is burning fat as its primary fuel source. There’s been lots of discussion on ketosis for diet but what about performance athletes. Today on Faster we talk with Frank Llosa from KetoneAid who is making a Ketone Ester for performance athletes and Anthony Kunkel who uses KetoneAid and lives a life in Ketosis while being a two-time national champion ultra distance runner. Listen to this episode to challenge your belief on using carbs as a fuel source and to learn how to use Ketones to become faster.

FuelIn, Carb Training, Keto, & Mouth Rinsing For Cyclists

Watt Points = Save yourself rom going to 0 watts

FatMax is a popular topic amongst endurance athletes. While it’s a great number to improve, there’s a false belief forming that carbs are the enemy. The truth is, in order to perform at our highest level, we need to fuel our bodies with carbohydrates. The brilliant Scott Tindal from FuelIn joins us again for a fascinating discussion on training your body to use carbohydrates for your race. Along the way we cover lots of details on carbs vs. fat, carb loading, and the types of carbs to consume. Listen to this episode to learn how to use carbs to your advantage so you can become faster.

Aerotune, CdA, VO2 Max, VLamax, & Metabolic Testing For Cyclists

Watt Points = 70-80

Training and aerodynamics are two the largest watt savings topics we hear about on FASTER. Today on FASTER we are talking with Sebastian Schluricke and Bjorn Kafka from Aerotune who are optimizing aerodynamics and performing metabolic testing in a web based software. On the aero side they allow you to upload ride data to determine your CdA. On the training side they’ve developed a user friendly metabolic testing protocol that gives the athlete tools to optimize both VO2 Max and VLamax. Later this year they will be releasing custom training plans based on your metabolic test results which will simplify a very complex field for the everyday athlete. Today’s show is broken into two halves. We talk about aero in the beginning and metabolic testing in the second half. Bjorn has a way of explaining metabolic testing like I’ve never heard before and my understanding is much clearer. If you’ve wanted to learn more about metabolic testing and why it’s important for you as an athlete, this is a must listen to episode. Listen to this episode to optimize your aerodynamic position and your metabolic efficiency so you can become faster.

Breakaway, Data Analysis, Motivation, & Workout Recommendations For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30

What do you do with all of the data that you collect while riding your bike? Most cyclist upload it to Strava where they compare themselves to the leaderboard. In a lot of cases this can be demotivating. The Breakaway is using your data to help you compare yourself to yourself. They’re analyzing your power data and providing actionable next steps to help you improve. You’re given a ranking based on your age and sex so you can see where you stand with people that are relative to you. They also have an eight week rolling average on data analysis so you aren’t continually comparing yourself to what you could do in the past. The goal is to motivate you to be your best today. With integrations to most major platforms and workout recommendations, Breakaway is meant to be your cycling fitness dashboard when you’re not riding. Listen to this episode to learn how to use your data and results to motivate yourself so you can become faster.

Stillside & Meditation For Cyclists

Watt Points = All of Them

Meditation has been making its way into sport more and more over the years. Historically a lot of people have thought of meditation as a spiritual or religious practice, but that is starting to change. Today on Faster we welcome back Nick Salazar to talk about meditation and his new company Stillside after making a transition from his company TriRig. We talk about the basics of mediation, meditation in sport and how it’s helping athletes, along with his new company and their flagship product the OM Chair. Listen to this episode so you can quiet your mind and become faster.

Airwaav, Respiration Rate, Cortisol, & Lactate For Cyclists

Watt Points = 5-10

Breathing is something we all must do to survive. It’s also a major part of performance. Today, on Faster we talk with Dr. Dena Garner about a product called Airwaav. Their patented mouthpiece is helping athletes lower their respiration rate, cortisol levels, and lactate levels to improve performance. I was initially skeptical about the product and I found out that Dena was also skeptical. It’s why she set out to prove it wrong before realizing she couldn’t. Listen to this episode to learn about Airwaav and the science behind lower your respiration rate so you can become faster.

Groundedness, Presence, Patience, Vulnerability & Community For Cyclists

Watt Points = Happier Watts

Groundedness, it’s a term that’s been used more in recent year than ever. Today, on Faster we talk with Brad Stulberg about his book “The Practice of Groudnedness” and how groundedness helps endurance athletes. If you’ve ever found yourself focusing on the goal without enjoying the journey, getting out of balance, or becoming obsessive out your workouts, this is a must listen to podcast. Learn about how presence, patient, vulnerability and community add up to make you a happier, more balanced, and faster athlete.

myWindsock, Course Analysis, CdA, Power, & Planning For Cyclists

Watt Points = 15-30

Have you ever been to a race and wished that you could have previewed the course beforehand? Wouldn’t it be great to get a feel for a course when you’re not close? When an athlete has this advantage, they enter race day with more piece of mind. Ben Nobury at myWindsock has been obsessing about this idea for some time. myWindsock provides a descriptive look at a course based on weather data, and rider data to help you understand that the hill your about to climb normally has a head wind. This data allows you the athlete to mentally prepare ahead of time for the course so you’re not adjusting on the fly. myWindsock also uses advanced algorithms to help you predict times on a course and tells you the right places to apply power for your race to optimize your time. Listen to this episode to learn how to cheat the wind and be prepare for your next event so you can become faster.

Cadence, Sprinting, Gear Ratios, & Shifting For Cyclists

Watt Points = 95 (In a Sprint)

Sprinting, it seems easy right? Stand up and give it all you got. Well, that could not be further from the truth. Today, on Faster Jim Martin returns to discuss sprint finishes and the science behind making them faster.  Optimizing cadence, gear ratios, knowing when to shift, when to stay in the saddle and when to stand and how to stand all make massive difference to your sprint speed. Listen to this episode so you can add up to 95 w to your sprint and become Faster.

Thank You From FLO

This is a quick episode to recap 2021 and to welcome 2022 with our plans for the year. It's also to thank you the listener for being a part of FASTER.

Fuelin, Meal Planning, Gut Training, & Stomach Issues For Cyclists

Watt Points = 100

Following a diet plan can be challenging at best. What starts off as a perfect pdf with meals planned out meticulously, usually ends up causing more stress. What happens if your buddies want to hang out and grab dinner but the restaurant doesn’t have the Salmon and Quinoa your meal plan calls for? What if you get called out to a work dinner or simply haven’t been able to get to the grocery store due to your busy schedule? Today, on Faster we talk with Co-Founder Scott Tindal of Fuelin who’s making performance nutrition plans for athletes easy and stress free. Scott years of experience working with professional athletes in triathlon, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Team Oracle are now the brains behind the app Fuelin. Fuelin not only optimizes your meal plans for your season but also helps you train your gut so that you can consume the calories you need on race day. Stomach issues during a race are so common but Scott’s athletes are finding this is a thing of the past. Listen to this episode to learn about optimizing your nutrition with Fuelin’s AI so you can become faster.

Cross Training For Cyclists

Watt Points = 50

Cross training has been viewed in two ways, One, as the best thing for athletes who are looking to perform at a high level in their sport and two, as time taken away from further developing that sport. When considering children’s sports, the topic is even more debated. Today on Faster we talk with Matt Kritz who specializes in strength training athletes in multiple disciplines. His time with the New Zealand Olympic program lead, him to develop a movement screen and a prescriptive way to get athletes to progressively load their bodies with strength training to better prepare them for their sport. During that time, he’s also developed theories around cross training for athletes of all ages. Listen to this episode to learn what type of cross training can make you and your kids faster.

Matt Dixon, Movement Analysis, Nutrition, Hydration, & Strength Training For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30-40

What if someone were to take a practical vs a technical approach to training? What if you looked at how to fit training into your life instead of how to fit life around your training? Could you train less and achieve more? Today on Faster we talk with well-known coach Matt Dixon from Purple Patch Fitness who delivers high-performance triathlon training for time starved athletes. We discuss Purple Patches theories on training, movement analysis, nutrition & hydration, strength training, and much more. Listen to this episode to learn how taking a balanced approach to life and training can make you faster.

Zero Friction Cycling, Chain Lube, Immersion Waxing, & Drive Trains For Cyclists

Watt Points = 10-30

There are several hundred thousand friction instances per minute in a chain when cycling. This creates a lot of friction and can waste up to 20 watts if your chain is not properly lubricated and maintained. Chain lubrication options have exploded over the last few years and many people find themselves confused when trying to understand what’s best for them. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of bad information around lubrication. Today on Faster we talk with Adam Kerin from Zero Friction Cycling who is leading the way in cycling lubrication knowledge and testing. We discuss all of the lubrication types and why immersion waxing is best and not as difficult as you may think. Listen to this episode to learn about chain lubrication and how to save up to 30 watts in your next race.

FLO Factory Team

This is special minisode to invite you to be a part of the FLO Factory Team so you can become faster. Join our community or 700+ members and get discounts from FLO and other industry brands. Work with our coaches and much more. Apply at the link below.

GiBLI, Aero Sensors, & On Road Testing For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30-80

On road aero testing has been taking off over the last few years. We’ve worked with several sensors and can attest to the fact that they can be challenge to use and understand. Today on Faster we talk with GiBLI who is aiming to make their on road aero sensor as easy to use as a power meter. Their advance sensors and intuitive UI is making that possible. Listen to this episode to learn how a GiBLI sensor can help you save 30-80 watts so you can become faster.

Understanding FatMax, Energy Systems, & The Lactic System

Watt Points = 40

During our podcast on muscle composition a question was posed on what happens to the body when an athlete becomes fat adapted. That led us down a rabbit hole with two previous guests from UNLV, Dr. John Mercer and Tedd Girouard. In this episode we uncover the mystery behind FatMax, aerobic and anaerobic processes and the energy they use, and talk about how lactate isn't the thing that makes your muscles burn and how it's a key to you getting faster. Listen to this episode to gain knowledge about what your body is doing when you train and how to optimize your training to make the most of your body and the way it's designed to work. 

Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Carbs, Protein, Fat, & Vitamins For Cyclists

Watt Points = 10

Nutrition is what fuels our performances. In this episode we talk with pro cyclist and nutrition master Lori Nedescu about macronutrients and micronutrients and what roles they play in the body for cyclist. We break down the macronutrients protein, carbohydrates, and fat and then discuss the types of micronutrients, water soluble vitamins, fat soluble vitamins, and minerals. Listen to this episode to learn how to optimize your macronutrients and micronutrients to become faster.

Mike Reilly The Voice Of Ironman & Inspiration For Triathletes

Watt Points = 10

Someone’s voice can be a very powerful thing. For Mike Reilly, his voice has inspired and changed the lives of many. Mike is known as “The Voice of Ironman” and has brought more then 400,000 athlete’s across the line. This gives him one of the most unique views of what makes someone faster. We sit down with Mike to discuss what defines an Ironman, his tips for being faster, inspiring stories he’s seen over the years, the evolution of triathlon, giving back and his new book. Listen to this episode to gain insight from one of the sports most unique contributors on how to become faster. 

Muscle Composition, Fast Twitch, Slow Twitch, Fiber Types For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30

Muscles are a key component in cycling. Without them we’d get nowhere. You may have heard of fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fiber but that’s just the surface of what really going on inside the body. Today, on faster we talk with Mike Schultz from Highland Training about muscle energy systems, muscle composition, how to train specific muscle fibers, and common muscles issues. Listen to this episode to understand how your muscle work and how to train them so that you can become faster.

Triathlon, Group Training, & Community For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30

Triathlon is known as a solo sport. When you’re racing it’s you against yourself and whatever the race throws at you. But getting to the race is a different story. Patrick McCrann from Endurance Nation build a business around a community of athletes that train together, to encourage each other and ultimately get faster. Patrick is a 10-time Kona Ironman athlete with a 9:20 under his belt and also an INSCYD coach with a very successful track record training others. Listen to the episode to learn how training with a community will help you become a smarter and faster athlete.

FLO Cycling Customer Questions

This episode answers question from you, our listeners. This mini-series has generated a lot of thought and great questions which we answer. We cover topics on rolling resistance, vibration, aerodynamics, components, testing, etc. Listen to this episode to learn what your fellow cyclists are thinking about and to gain insight on ways you can become faster. 

Cycling Wheel Questions

With the number of terms thrown around when talking about cycling wheels, it’s no wonder we get a lot of questions from our customers. This episodes covers common wheel questions that may help you cement your understanding about all things wheels.

Wheel Selection For Cyclists, Triathletes, & Gravel

Watt Points = 30-50

Wheel selection is one of the most important things we can offer at FLO. If we’ve done our job correctly designing wheels, the next step is to put the right wheels on your bike. In this episode we discuss all things wheel selection from rules of thumbs, myths, disciplines, gender, height & weight, psychology, wind speed, and much more. Listen to this episode to optimize your wheel selection so you can become faster.

Rolling Resistance, Crr, Impedance, Tire Pressure, & Tire Width

Watt Points = 50-100

In Part 3 of our mini series we discuss rolling resistance. We start by describing what rolling resistance is and move on to discussing ways you can improve you rolling resistance. We discuss tire selection & sizing, why FLO wheels have been optimized for rolling resistance, pressure management, and more. We also discuss how FLO has studied and contributed to rolling resistance and some of the things we are working on here to learn more. Listen to Part 3 of our mini series to learn about rolling resistance and how you can optimize it to make you a smarter and FASTER athlete.

Aerodynamics, CdA, Yaw Angles, Torque, & Relative Velocity

Watt Points = 50-100

In Part 2 of our mini series we discuss aerodynamics. We build your knowledge from the ground up and discuss terms commonly used such as drag, yaw angles, yaw torque, and relative velocity. Next we walk you through our approach to aerodynamics in wheel design and discuss a number of things we've learned that you can use to make your wheels faster. We finish the episode with aerodynamic advice for all things cycling related to you can optimize yourself to be as aero as possible. Listen to Part 2 of our mini series to learn how FLO can help make you FASTER with aerodynamics.

FLO Cycling Our Story

We're putting together a mini series on FLO and how we have contributed to making you FASTER. It's episode 56 and we realized that we've never talked about us or told you our story. The mini series will cover our history along with our work and contributions to aerodynamics, rolling resistance, wheel selection, and we will also cover common wheel questions you may have. Listen to this mini series to learn how FLO can help make you FASTER. 

Dan Lorang, Training Blocks, Inscyd, & Ironman For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30

A few episodes ago, we spoke with Sebastian from Inscyd on the amazing work they are doing with metrics and sports science. Today, on FASTER we talk with legendary coach Dan Lorang about coaching using Inscyd metrics vs. a standard FTP plan, how he assesses athletes, typical training blocks, and the athlete coach relationship. Dan is the long-time coach of Jan Frodeno & Anne Haug and he became the first coach in history to have simultaneous male and female Ironman Kona World Champions in 2019. If that’s not enough, Dan is also the Head of Performance and Coaching for Team Bora with riders like Peter Sagan and Pascal Ackermann. Listen to this episode if you want to think about coaching using metrics other than FTP and how to find your best coach so you can become faster.

Efficient Pedaling, Cadence, & Crank Arm Length For Cyclists

Watt Points = 0-60

Pedaling— it’s something most of us learn at a young age and we don’t give it much thought. Our legs seem to know how to do it. The perfect pedal stroke is often debated in cycling- crank arm length, optimal cadence, and much more. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Jim Martin from the University of Utah. Jim’s career has focused on pedaling and he dispels some of the age old rumors floating around the cycling community. Pedaling is something we are wired to do and giving it too much thought actually causes us to slow down. Listen to this episode and learn about pedaling efficiency, metabolic cost, and what role our joints play in powering our pedals, so you can become faster.

Bio-Neurofeedback For Cyclists

Watt Points = Not enough research to know

Bio-Neurofeedback is one of the most fascinating topics I’ve heard of in recent years. To be completely honest, until I researched and understood the work it was difficult to believe. The human brain is a complex organ that produces five frequencies of brain waves produced from the electrical pulses between neurons. What scientists are learning, is that we can control what frequencies our brains produce and from a sport performance perspective, optimize our brain waves to compete and win at the highest level. Today, on FASTER, we speak with Dr. Penny Werther from the University of Calgary about her work on bio-neurofeedback with the Canadian Olympic team that has led to numerous gold medals. Listen to this episode to learn how to calm your mind and narrow you focus so you can become faster.

Neurological Medicine & Chiropractics For Cyclists

Watt Points = 0-300

Chiropractic care is often thought of as bone popping and joint manipulation. If you’re like me, a bad first experience may have turned you off of the idea of chiropractic care as an effective treatment. Today on faster we talk with Dr. Kyle Buth who’s convinced me that chiropractic care is incredibly valuable, and his neurological approach to medicine has changed my life along with many others. If you’re looking to stay healthy and at the top of your game, listen to this episode to learn about how the body perceives and manages pain, and the ways it can be treated so you can become faster.

Light Therapy, Recovery, Inflammation, & ATP For Cyclists

Watt Points = 15-20

Light Therapy, when I first heard of it a year ago I thought it was a crazy idea. However, my opinion has changed. Today on Faster, we discuss light therapy with Wes Pfiffner of Joovv. We cover light fundamentals, and how red, IR, and NIR light are improving performance, recovery, and lowering inflammation by increasing ATP production in our cells. Our modern lives leave us indoors 93% of time which gives us an abundance of blue light and lack of red, IR, and NIR light. Listen to this episode to learn how light can improve your overall health and make you faster.  

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Inscyd, FTP, FatMax, & Lactate Threshold For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30

Over the history of this podcast we’ve discussed things like FTP, FatMax, Lactate Threshold and more. As an athlete it can be difficult to understand each, measure each, and then create a training program that focuses on improving them. Today on Faster Sebastian Weber the founder of Inscyd joins us to discuss their amazing software. Inscyd measures seven key characteristics and links them together to allow a certified coach to predict the impact on your performance by tweaking each one. This is a must hear episode for those wanting to learn more about getting faster by incorporating a complete view of your fitness.

Menopause & Cycling

Watt Points = 30

Roughly half of our aging population are women, which means 50% of go through menopause. Historically, menopause has been a topic that doesn’t get discussed openly, but Selene Yeager from the Hit Play Not Pause podcast is trying to change the conversation around menopause for female athletes. Even as a male athlete or a coach who coaches women, this podcast delivers a wealth of knowledge you can share with the women you know. Selene as an author has penned some of the spaces leading books on women and sports like Roar who she wrote with Stacy Sims and Rusch to Glory who she wrote with Rebecca Rusch. She’s also a phenomenal athlete who’s transitioned through menopause and is still winning events. If you or someone you know if approaching menopause, part-way through it or post menopause, listen to this episode to get faster through the change and if you’ve stopped competing learn how to get back to what you love.

Aerobars, Front Ends, & Fit For Cyclists

Watt Points = 40

TriRig turned a review site into a product company nearly 10 years ago. What started as a brake company has become a leading manufacturer in aerobars. Nick Salazar the founder of TriRig joins us on FASTER to discuss how they made their transition to aerobars, have designed one of the most customizable front end systems on the market, the components of a great fit, how comfort is one of the most important elements of fit, and the future of aerobars. Listen to this episode to learn how to optimize your front end so you can become faster.

Relationships, Gottman, & Partners For Cyclists

Watt Points = 15-30

The health of your relationship with your significant other plays a large role in your athletic performance as an endurance athlete. Each time you train for your event, your body produces cortisol. Too much cortisol leads to overtraining. A relationship with unhealthy conflict and continual stress also produces cortisol. Your body does not know the difference between the type of stress that produces the cortisol, it only knows how much it can manage. Today, on FASTER, we speak with Sarah Thompson who uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy with her clients and is also a triathlete. The Gottman Method was developed by John Gottman, who is one of the worlds leading relationship experts and has studied how stress in a relationship affects the body. Listen to this episode to learn how to create a loving home, how to have your partner understand your goal as an endurance athlete, and how to compromise so you also understand their needs, so lower your cortisol levels and become faster.

Elite Performance, Mindset, Setting Goals, & Roadblocks For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30

Dr. Jeff Spencer - Founder of Cornerman Elite Performance Coaching joins us on FASTER to discuss how to have a champion's mindset. Jeff has coached some of the world's greatest athletes such as Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, and Maria Sharapova. As a former US Olympic cyclist he uses his knowledge and experience to coach elite performers to perform at their highest potential. Jeff discusses the champion's mindset, setting goals, building a solid team, the steps to success, and overcoming roadblocks. If you take the advice you just may change your habits and strengthen your mind to perform at your at the height of your game.

Sufferfest, Strength Training, Yoga, & Mental Toughness For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30-60 4D Power

Dylan Robbins - Head of Marketing for The Sufferfest at Wahoo Fitness joins us on FASTER to discuss their training software and programs. What started as downloadable training videos on iTunes, took off like wildfire in 2015 when The Sufferfest released its mobile app for training. The Sufferfest looks at the athlete as a whole and incorporates more than just cycling into its training programs. By adding strength training, yoga, and mental toughness to their 4 dimensional power based cycling workouts, they are delivering great results for athletes. The start up has been so successful it lead to their acquisition from indoor training giant Wahoo fitness in July of 2020. Listen to this episode so you can learn how to become FASTER with The Sufferfest.

Xert, XSS Score, FTP, & Maximal Power For Cyclists

Watt Points = 30-40

Armando Mastracci & Dr. Stephen Cheung - Co-Founders of Xert, join us on FASTER to discuss their unique approach to analyzing power to deliver adaptive training programs. Learn how they continually monitor your power output to calculate your Maximal Power Available, breakthroughs, fitness signature, and XSS score to you never have to perform another FTP test. Their dynamic Xert Workouts are tailored to each athlete to meet their physiology and fitness goals. You can also use Xert in conjunction with your existing FTP or polarized training plan to gain more insight into your performance. Listen to this episode to learn how Xert can make you a faster cyclist.

Body Heat & Cooling For Cyclists

Watt Points = 20-40

Andrew Buckrell & Michael Liberzon - Co-Founder of Endurance Innovation, join us on FASTER to discuss thermal heat and how it affects our bodies during training and racing. Working on the bike produces heat in our bodies that we must manage to stay at our best. Learn how heat builds in the body, how we shed heat, how heat affects us as individuals, and ways to deal with heat.  Listen to this episode to learn how regulating the heat in your body will keep you cool and faster than your competitors.

Food, Motivation, Mindset & Team Moral For Cyclists

Watt Points = 20-40

Hannah Grant - Co-Founder of Eat Race Win, joins us on FASTER to discuss how food is more than just food for the body. We talk with Hannah about her time as the team chef for world pro tour team Saxo Bank and how she converted the team mindset to use food to provide comfort, motivate the athletes, build team moral, and improve performance. Listen to Hannah’s amazing story to learn how food can help make you faster. Coupon Code For Eat Race Win Book: flocycling

Acupuncture & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome For Cyclists

Watt Points = 15

Alan Janson - Acupuncturist from Australian Center for Natural Medicine, joins us on FASTER to discuss Japanese Acupuncture and its use in treating chronic fatigue syndrome and improving athletic performance. Western medicine does not have a way to detect chronic fatigue syndrome and the treatment options are limited. Over Alan’s 30 year career he’s helped countless world class athletes overcome chronic fatigue syndrome and go on to perform at their best. Listen to this episode to learn how Japanese acupuncture may get you back on your feet and perform at your best.

Ceramic Speed, Bottom Brackets, Pulley Wheels, & Drive Trains

Watt Points = 12-20

Paul Sollenberger, Senior Technical & Educational Specialist of CeramicSpeed, joins us on FASTER to discuss their suite of products. The fastest pro cyclists and triathletes have known for years that CeramicSpeed products give them an advantage over their competitors.. We discuss wheel and bottom bracket bearings, oversized pulley wheels, UFO chains, and their prototype driven drive train. Listen to this episode to learn how small differences to your drive train can make you faster.

AeroLab & On Road Testing For Cyclists

Watt Points = 50-100

Chris Morton, Co-Founder of AeroLab, joins us on FASTER to discuss their groundbreaking sensor technology. Their sensor technology is being used by some of the industries top brands and athletes including FLO to find gains in the real world. The AeroLab sensor was used in the design of the FLO All Sport and Gravel wheels. Learn why AeroLab matters for your fit and product selection, how it works, and just what exactly it is. Listen to this episode to learn how on road testing with AeroLab can make you faster.

Tires, Hooked vs Hookless, Rolling Resistance, & Aerodynamics For Cyclists

Watt Points = 40-45

Jay Drunasky, Project Engineer of Kenda Tires, joins us on FASTER to discuss tires. We cover pneumatic engineering, tire construction, hooked vs. hookless, aerodynamics, rolling resistance, and which tires are best for racing. Listen to this episode to learn how to optimize your tires so you can become a faster cyclist.

Tubeless Tires, Tapes, Sealants & Valves

Watt Points = 4

Mike Bush, President of Stan’s No Tubes, joins us on FASTER to discuss the history of tubeless and how tubeless is making its way to the road scene. On the episode, we discuss tires, tubeless tape, sealants, tubeless valves, installation techniques, and much more. Listen to this episode to learn how to make the conversion to tubeless so you can be a faster cyclist.

Gut Microbiome For Cyclists

Watt Points = 60

Christa Orrechio from The Whole Journey joins us on the show. During this episode, we’ll discuss the gut microbiome and its critical role in our health and performance as athletes. Listen to this episode to learn how improving the health of your gut microbiome can help you become a healthier, faster cyclist. Listening to the advice In this episode can add 60 watts to your FTP.

Virtual Wind Tunnels For Cyclists

Watt Points = 50

Andrew Buckrell from 4iiii joins us on the show. During this episode, we’ll discuss the virtual wind tunnel technology that Andrew and his team have developed. Learn how using an iPad and a 3d scanner can help you become a faster cyclist. Listening to the advice In this episode can add 50 watts to your FTP. 

AMP Human & PR Lotion For Cyclists

Watt Points = 15

Jeff Byers, the co-founder of AMP Human and manufacturer of PR Lotion joins us on the show. During this episode, we’ll discover how PR Lotion’s patented absorption technology provides your body with an essential electrolyte that will help you become a faster cyclist. Listening to the advice In this episode can add 15 watts to your FTP. 

Cycling & Muscle Oxygen Sensors

Watt Points = 30

Muscle oxygen sensor manufacturers HUMON join us on the show to discuss what muscle oxygen is, how it’s different from power and heart rate, and how you can use it to become a faster cyclist. Listening to the advice in this episode can add 30 watts to your FTP.

Rim Brakes, Disc Brakes, Frames, & Aerobars For Cyclists

Watt Points = 40

In this episode, we discuss the difference between rim brakes and disc brakes, wheels, frame design, and aerobar design. If you are wondering how your equipment can make you faster, this episode is for you.

Losing Fat, Increasing Muscle, & FatMax Wattage

Watt Points = 84

Bob helps athletes learn how to become better fat burners with great diet and exercise advice. If you want to lose fat, increase muscle, and improve your body’s ability to use fat for energy this episode is for you.

FatMax Wattage With Steve Neal

Watt Points = 100

Steve Neal has served as the Ontario provincial mountain bike coach and has led many cyclists to national titles. In this episode, we will expand on our last interview with Steve—episode 27—and have an in-depth discussion on Fat Max wattage. Learn what Fat Max wattage is, how to improve, how it can make you faster, and much more. By listening to the advice in this episode you can add 100 watts to your "Fat Max" wattage.

Beets For Cyclists

Watt Points = 9

AltRed owner, Jeff Van Drunen, joins us on the show to discuss their patented beet extract supplement. Listen to learn how this supplement can help improve performance and recovery.

Today's Plan, Cycling Analytics, & Communicating With Coaches

Watt Points = 40

Benji Marshall from Today's Plan joins us on the show to tell us how cycling analytics software can help you get the most out of your training. We'll also learn how this software can streamline the communication between you and your coach. By listening to the advice in this episode, you can add 40 watts to your FTP.

Athletic Potential & FatMax vs FTP For Cyclists

Watt Points = 100

Steve Neal has served as the Ontario provincial mountain bike coach and has led many cyclists to national titles. In this episode we will discuss how working with a personal coach can help you reach your potential. We’ll also learn why FTP might not be the best metric for predicting performance. This episode is full of excellent advice on how to become a faster cyclist in all disciplines. If you ride on the pavement or on the dirt, this episode is for you! By listening to the advice in this episode you can add 100 watts to your "Fat Max" wattage.

Saddles, Testosterone, Erectile Dysfunction For Cyclists

Watt Points = 15

Disclaimer: Comments are informational and not meant to be individual medical advice, and for that listeners should seek the opinion of their own physicians.Dr. Mori is a Urologist who specializes in reconstructive surgery and is an endurance sports enthusiast. During this episode, Dr. Mori discusses men’s health topics including saddle selection, healthy testosterone levels, erectile dysfunction, and much more. If you are a male cyclist, this episode is for you.

Ketogenics & Banting Diet For Cycling

Watt Points = 15-30

Dr. Noakes is the author of The Lore of Running, Waterlogged, The Lore of Nutrition, and the developer of the central governor theory. Dr. Noakes' most recent work is centered around how humans can use nutrition to achieve optimal health. Listen to this episode to learn how the Ketogenic or Banting diet can help increase your health, and learn if it is the ideal diet for cycling performance. By listening to this episode you can add 15-30 watts to your FTP.

Cycling Aerodynamics With Tom Anhalt

Watt Points = 20

Engineering expert and Blather 'bout Bikes author Tom Anhalt has an in-depth discussion about aerodynamics. Listening to the advice in this episode can save you 20 watts. Be sure to listen to part 1 of this episode to hear Tom discuss rolling resistance.

Cycling Rolling Resistance With Tom Anhalt

Watt Points = 48

Engineering expert and Blather 'bout Bikes author Tom Anhalt has an in-depth discussion on rolling resistance. Listening to the advice in this episode can save you 48 watts. Be sure to listen to part 2 of this episode to hear Tom discuss aerodynamics.

Tubeless Tires For Cyclists With Josh Poertner

Watt Points = 30

Engineering genius Josh Poertner has an in-depth discussion on tubeless tires. Be sure to listen to part 1 of this episode to hear Josh discuss tires and tire pressure.

Tires & Tire Pressure For Cyclists With Josh Poertner

Watt Points = 30

Engineering genius Josh Poertner has an in-depth discussion on tires and tire pressure. Listening to the advice in this episode can save you 30 watts. Be sure to listen to part 2 of this episode to hear Josh discuss tubeless tires.

Beginning Gravel Cycling

Watt Points = 20-30

2015 Gravel World Champion Neil Shirley discusses everything new gravel riders need to get started and helps experienced riders go faster. If you like gravel, this episode if for you. Following the advice in this episode can save you 20-30 watts.

Hot Weather, Cold Weather, & Body Temperature For Cyclists

Watt Points = 15

Thermoregulation expert Dr. Douglas Casa discusses everything you need to know about training and racing in hot and cold weather. Dr. Casa also discusses how to stay safe in extreme conditions and what to do if trouble strikes. Following the advice in this episode can add 15 watts to your FTP.

Altitude Training For Cyclists

Watt Points = 5-10

Dr. Robert Chapman is an altitude expert from USA track and field. During this episode, we discuss altitude training camps, how to race at elevation, and much more. Following the advice in this episode can add 5-10 watts to your FTP.

Velodroms, Aero Testing, & Bike Fit

Watt Points = 100+

Jim Manton has been named one of the best bike fitters in the world and has more than 12,000 bike fits under his belt. Jim is also an aerodynamics expert and uses the track aero system by Alphamantis to optimize athlete’s fit on the velodrome. During this episode, we discuss how bike fit, track testing, and intelligent component selection can help you become a faster cyclist.

Pregnancy & Cycling

Watt Points = Return To Pre-Pregnancy Fitness

OBGYN Dr. Byun discusses everything women and their partners need to know about training for endurance sports before, during, and after pregnancy. Dr. Byun is also a triathlete and uses her endurance sports experience to give listeners advice on keeping themselves and their babies healthy. Following the advice in this episode can help endurance sports moms have a healthy return to sport and attain pre-pregnancy levels of fitness. It will also give endurance sports fathers some tips on how to best support their partners.

Triathlete Tips On Qualifying For Kona

Watt Points = 15

Jimmy Seear from Ventum, and top age groupers Emmet Kelly and Rachael Norfleet give their best advice on how to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona. Listen to this episode if racing on the Big Island is on your bucket list.

Breaking The 9-Hour Barrier At The Leadville 100 MTB

Watt Points = 45

Nate Pearson, the owner of TrainerRoad, talks about his day racing the Leadville 100 MTB. Nate defines himself as someone who is not a natural endurance athlete. During this episode, Nate discusses all of the steps he took to break the 9-hour barrier at Leadville to take home the coveted Big-Belt-Buckle. Use the advice in this episode to go faster at your next ultra-endurance event. Listening to this episode can save you 45 watts.

Polarized Training For Cyclists

Watt Points = 15

Dr. Seiler from the University of Agder in Norway explains the specifics of polarized training. Dr. Seiler has been studying the polarized method for more than 20 years and is considered one of the topics leading experts. Following the advice in this episode can save you 15 watts.

Algorithms for Bike Fit, Pacing, & Gear Selection

Watt Points = 60

Ryan Cooper from Best Bike Split is a math wizard who uses his algorithms to help Pro-Tour cycling teams get faster. In this episode Ryan explains how you can make better decisions when it comes to bike fit, pacing, and gear selection. Following the advice in this episode can save you 60 watts.

Movement Patterns For Cyclists

Watt Points = 10-15

Movement expert Max Jones discusses how optimizing your movement patterns can make you faster. Listening to the advice in this episode could add 10-15 watts to your FTP.

Genetics & DNA For Cyclists

Watt Points = 23

Dr. Jessica Knurick discusses how learning about your genetics with RunDNA can make you faster. Following the advice in this episode can save you 23 watts.

Cycling & Sports Psychology

Watt Points = 45-60

Dr. Simon Marshall and pro triathlete Lesley Paterson discuss their new book and how a healthy mindset can make you faster. Following the advice in this episode can save you 45-60 watts.

Eating On & Off The Bike For Cyclists

Watt Points = 80

Nutrition expert Dr. Stacy Sim dishes out nutrition advice for cyclists based on her experience working with pro tour cycling teams. By following the advice in this podcast you can add 80 watts to your FTP.