Episode 73: Thank You 2021 Bring On 2022
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.
Episode 72: Getting Faster With Fuelin
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.
Episode 71: Getting Faster With Cross Training Featuring Dr. Matt Kritz
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.
Episode 70: Getting Faster With Matt Dixon & Purple Patch Fitness
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.
Episode 69: Getting Faster With Zero Friction Cycling
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.
Episode 68: Getting Faster The FLO Factory Team
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Episode 67: Getting Faster With GiBLI
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.
Episode 66: Understanding FatMax, Energy Systems, & The Lactic System
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.
Episode 65: Getting Faster With Macronutrients & Micronutrients
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.
Episode 64: Getting Faster With Mike Reilly The Voice Of Ironman
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.
Episode 63: Getting Faster With Muscle Composition
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.
Episode 62: Getting Faster With A Group
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.
Episode 61: Getting Faster With FLO Part 6 - 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.
Episode 60: Getting Faster With FLO Part 5 - Common 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.
Episode 59: Getting Faster With FLO Part 4 - Wheel Selection
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.
Episode 58: Getting Faster With FLO Part 3 - Rolling Resistance
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.
Episode 57: Getting Faster With FLO Part 2 - Aerodynamics
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.
Episode 56: Getting Faster With FLO Part 1 - 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.
Episode 55: Getting Faster With Legendary Coach Dan Lorang
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.
Episode 54: How To Get Faster With Efficient Pedaling
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.
Episode 53: How To Get Faster With Bio-Neurofeedback
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.
Episode 52: How To Get Faster With Neurological Medicine
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.
Episode 51: How To Get Faster With Light Therapy
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.
Episode 50: How To Get Faster With Inscyd
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.
Episode 49: How To Get Faster Through Menopause
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.
Check Out Selenes's Books - https://seleneyeager.contently.com/
Check Out Hit Play Not Pause - https://livefeisty.com/category/podcasts/hit-play-not-pause/
Episode 48: How To Get Faster With An Optimized Front End
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.
Episode 47: How A Great Relationship Can Make You Faster
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.
Episode 46: How To Get Faster With Dr. Jeff Spencer
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.
Episode 45: How To Get Faster With The Sufferfest
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.
Episode 44: How To Get Faster With Xert & XSS
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.
Episode 43: How To Get Faster With Heat Management
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.
Episode 42: How To Get Faster With Hannah Grant - Food Is More Than Fuel
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.
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Episode 41: Japanese Acupuncture For Chronic Fatigue & Performance Enhancement
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.
Episode 40: How CeramicSpeed Can Make You Faster
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.
Episode 39: How AeroLab Can Make You Faster
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.
Episode 38: How Tires Make You Faster
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.
Episode 37: How Tubeless Makes You Faster
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.
Episode 36: How Your Gut Microbiome Can Make You Faster
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.
Episode 35: How A Virtual Wind Tunnel You Faster
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.
Episode 34: Can A Skin Lotion Make You Faster?
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.
Episode 33: How A Muscle Oxygen Sensor Can Make You Faster
Watt Points = 30
Episode 32: How The Right Equipment Can Make You Faster With Nick Salazar
Watt Points = 40
Nick Salazar discusses 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.
Episode 31: Using Diet To Improve Your Fat Max Wattage With Bob Seebohar
Watt Points = 84
Bob Seebohar 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.
Episode 30: How To Improve Your Fat Max 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.
Episode 29: Can AltRed's Patented Beet Extract Make You Faster?
Watt Points = 9
Jeff Van Drunen from AltRed, joins us on the show to discuss their patented beet extract supplement. Listen to learn how this supplement can help improve performance and recovery.
Episode 28: How Today's Plan Analytic Software Can Make You Faster
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.
Episode 27: Finding Your Athletic Potential 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 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!
Episode 26: Men's Health With Urologist Dr. Mori
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.
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Episode 25: Is a Ketogenic Or Banting Diet Ideal 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.
Episode 24: Aerodynamics With Tom Anhalt
Watt Points = 20
Engineering expert and Blather 'bout Bikes author Tom Anhalt has an in-depth discussion about aerodynamics. Be sure to listen to part 1 of this episode to hear Tom discuss rolling resistance.
Episode 23: Rolling Resistance With Tom Anhalt
Watt Points = 48
Engineering expert and Blather 'bout Bikes author Tom Anhalt has an in-depth discussion about rolling resistance. Be sure to listen to part 2 of this episode to hear Tom discuss aerodynamics.
Episode 22: Tubeless Tires 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.
Episode 21: Tires And Tire Pressure With Josh Poertner
Watt Points = 30
Engineering genius Josh Poertner has an in-depth discussion on tires and tire pressure. Be sure to listen to part 2 of this episode to hear Josh discuss tubeless tires.
Episode 20: Going Faster On Gravel
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.
Episode 19: How To Control Your Body Temperature
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.
Episode 18: How To Train And Race At Altitude
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.
Episode 17: Aero Expert Jim Manton Will Make You Faster
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.
Episode 16: Pregnancy And Endurance Sports
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.
Episode 15: Top Tips To Qualify For Kona
Watt Points = N/A
Episode 14: 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.
Episode 13: Polarized Training - A Detailed Look
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.
Episode 12: Cycling-Mathematician Ryan Cooper Will Make You Faster
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.
Episode 11: Movement - Move Better To Go Faster
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.
Episode 10: Genetics - Analyze Your DNA To Go Faster
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.
Episode 9: Sports Psychology - Master Your Mind To Go Faster
Watt Points = 45-60
Episode 8: How To Eat On And Off The Bike To Go Faster
Watt Points = 80
Nutrition expert Dr. Stacy Sims 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.
Episode 7: How Analyzing Your Sweat Can Make You Faster
Watt Points = 30-90
Episode 6: Is How You Sleep Slowing You Down?
Watt Points = 15-75
Sleep expert Dr. Winter discuss how to improve athletic performance with sleep, helps to bust common sleep myths, explains how to improve your sleep, and much more. By following the advice in this podcast you can add 15-75 watts to your FTP.
Episode 5: Use Proper Recovery To Become A Faster Cyclist
Watt Points = 30
Restwise founders Jeff Hunt and Matthew Weatherly-White discuss overtraining, the importance of proper recovery, and using Restwise to become a faster cyclist. By following the advice in this podcast you can add 30 watts to your FTP.
Episode 4: Using A Sports Science Lab To Get Faster
Watt Points = 15-45
UNLV Professors Tedd Girouard and Dr. John Mercer discuss how you can use blood lactate testing, V02 Max, and other technology to become a faster cyclist. By following the advice in this podcast you can add 15-45 watts to your FTP.
Episode 3: Staying Healthy And Preventing Injury With Revo PT
Watt Points = 10-12
Dr. Dane DeLozier and Dr. Matthew Smith discuss how physical therapy, injury prevention, and bike fit with surface EMG can help you become a faster cyclist.
Episode 2: Personal Coaching and Strength Training with Highland Training
Watt Points = 7-10
Coach Mike Schultz discusses how personal coaching and strength training can help you become a faster cyclist. By following the advice in this episode you could add 7-10 watts to your FTP.
Episode 1: Getting Faster With TrainerRoad
Watt Points = 10-50