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The Science of Getting Faster Podcast cuts through the noise and talks directly to the scientists doing the latest research into how to become a faster cyclist, stronger athlete, and healthier person. Join Coach Chad Timmerman and CEO Nate Pearson of TrainerRoad as they interview a new researcher every month about their latest studies, what question they were hoping to answer, how they structured the study, what they observed and what they are still hoping to learn.
 
MetalCast is a weekly audio show ran by metal heads, for metal heads. Since 2006 we have been bringing our listeners regular and themed episodes of qualitative metal from established acts and upcoming bands of all possible genres, as well as interviews with such great bands as Gamma Ray, Helloween, Threshold and many more! Enjoy and leave us some feedback on our website or forum!
 
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What is the cause behind getting dropped and how do you train to avoid it happening in the future, should cyclists and triathletes maintain a caloric deficit, which supplements have the most impact on performance and much more in Episode 303 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ------------------------------------------------------------------ TOPIC…
 
After several wins and podiums in the Team Time Trial and Individual Time Trial National Championships Thrude Natholmen had her eyes set on the next big gial. When she didn’t reach this goal she found herself struggling to hold onto positive motivation. Find out how Thrude used these setbacks to find new motivation and get back on track with her go…
 
Eamon Lucas is an American bike racer who has achieved success as a road and crit racer in the USA, racing fixed gear bikes in the Redhook Crit series for the star-studded Specialized Rocket Espresso team, and now in the intense Belgian Kermesse racing scene. Listen in as we discuss the different race tactics and cultural nuances of racing in diffe…
 
Georgina von Marburg thrives on competition. From a youth spent on the tennis court, to criterium and track racing in university, to XC and now elite enduro racing, she’s always moving forwards towards her next goal. Her experience surmounting injuries, finding a positive mental outlook on two wheels, and perfecting her training with TrainerRoad of…
 
Santa Cruz Bicycle’s Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss how he recaptured the White Rim FKT and to discuss how pro athletes manage expectations over a multi-year development plan, how to maintain motivation and consistency, pedaling technique, bike tech and much more. ---------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED I…
 
You need fitness, strategy and luck to make the sort of move that wins a race, so how do you increase your chances of winning? We’ll dig into this, adrenaline’s effect on endurance performance, and into whether or not training yourself to perform in a sleep deprived state is worthwhile for endurance athletes. Tune into Episode 300 of the Ask a Cycl…
 
Polarized Training is a hot topic of conversation and has been a central part of recent criticism toward TrainerRoad’s training plans. In this episode, we cover the basics of endurance training, go in-depth into the ten studies that have been used to criticize TrainerRoad, comprehensively review the current Polarized Training research, and take a d…
 
Derek Teel has had an incredible journey, from a young professional downhill racer, to personal fitness trainer, to busy family man and business owner. These days he trains cyclists in strength and mobility as the face behind @dialedhealth and continues to push his own limits on the bike, using TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 82 watts and nearly re…
 
Exogenous ketone esters are a hot topic in cycling, but the best way to use this expensive substance to get faster is still up for debate. In our previous discussion with Dr. Chiel Poffé, we learned that ingesting ketone esters with bicarbonate may enhance racing performance under certain circumstances. In the second part of our conversation with D…
 
From a career as a pro mountain biker in the 90s to running two small businesses on his own, Art O'Connor knows what it takes to be at the pointy end of a race and how challenging it is to do that when you have a limiting schedule. Find out how Art used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 43w and achieve 4.0w/kg for an ultra-endurance fat bike race in …
 
Announcing Adaptive Training, the biggest update ever to TrainerRoad. Adaptive Training uses machine learning, science-based coaching principles, and an unprecedented data set to train you as an individual and make you a faster cyclist. Request priority access here: https://bit.ly/3kspxRv Learn more about Adaptive Training: Adaptive Training Video:…
 
Subscribe to the all-new Science of Getting Faster Podcast! - www.TrainerRoad.com/sogf Exogenous ketones are lauded by many for their endurance performance enhancing properties, but their impact on blood acidity is detrimental to performance and can even counteract their otherwise positive effects. Dr. Chiel Poffe and his partners conducted a study…
 
Where should you draw the line with aggressive racing, why your sprint power may be lower than you want and how to improve it, why over-unders are so hard and what you can do to improve with them and much more in Episode 297 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast now!: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podca…
 
Exogenous ketones are lauded by many for their endurance performance enhancing properties, but their impact on blood acidity is detrimental to performance and can even counteract their otherwise positive effects. Dr. Chiel Poffe and his partners conducted a study to learn if Bicarbonate Unlocks the Ergogenic Action of Ketone Monoester Intake in End…
 
Glucose and fructose are commonly ingested to improve endurance performance during a workout, but what effect do different mixtures of these two substances have on subsequent endurance performances? In other words, if you are training twice in one day, is it better to take in just glucose, or glucose and fructose? We asked Dr. Tim Podlogar what he …
 
Study: Heat Acclimation Improves Exercise Performance Heat adversely affects the body’s ability to produce work, but strategic utilization of heat in a training regimen can bring about power performance increases. Learn what Dr. Chris Minson, one of the leading experts and researchers on this topic, learned as he was executing his study of how Heat…
 
Casper Green raised his FTP 70 watts with TrainerRoad while training for local group rides in Houston, Texas, all while being a busy father and working a demanding job in home automation. Tune in to find out the small changes he made to lose 35 pounds and how he used consistent, low-volume training to reach 4.0 W/kg in episode 38 of the Successful …
 
Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss what type of training best raises FTP, what pro athletes eat on and off the bike, the world’s most aspirational Strava segments and much more in Episode 296 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------------…
 
Stephen Morina is a cellar worker at a winery in Napa Valley, California. It’s a beautiful place to ride, but a demanding and physically challenging job, and Stephen is on his feet for up to 12 hours a day. Using low-volume training with TrainerRoad and smart approaches to motivation, nutrition, and rest, Stephen added 106w to his FTP in less than …
 
Learn from Amber Pierce, Alex Wild and Pete Morris how they read a race like a pro, how much time you need to recover between A-Races, how to use injuries to get faster and much more in Episode 295 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ---------------------------…
 
Michael Brophy is a Physical Therapist, partner and father who uses TrainerRoad to get faster, but also to keep in touch with friends. Using Group workouts with his friends, he’s managed to maintain over 5w/kg with diligent early morning workouts. Find out what he does to enable the sort of consistency he needs to achieve such a high level of perfo…
 
How do artificial sweeteners fuel training, and are they good for athletes, tips for DIY races and match racing strategy, a deep dive on nutrient timing and how it affects training and much more in Episode 294 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ---------------…
 
Jessica Kuepfer is an accomplished multisport athlete that has used TrainerRoad to get faster for everything from criteriums to IRONMAN and Adventure Racing. Find out how Jessica trains for each of these disciplines, how she balances the training with her demanding career as a Communications Director for a national corporation, and what she does to…
 
How quickly do you lose fitness and how quickly does it come back, do you get better at recovering as your training experience increases, how to improve your mental relationship with cycling and much more in Episode 293 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Alex Wild's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexwildmtb Find mentioned studies and produc…
 
Octavio Flores Quintero used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70 watts and prepare for Vallartazo – an absolute dream ride from the high mountains of Western Mexico to the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta. Learn how Octavio trained for this event, including how he raised his FTP and improved at VO2 Max intervals, plus how he prepared for and exec…
 
Training for KOMs/QOMs can be a great fallback plan for event cancellations, but how do you train for such a unique effort? We’ll cover this and how to strategically increase your training volume, how to adapt to morning workouts and much more in Episode 292 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: …
 
Egert Purre earned an Estonian Age Group National Time Trial Championship and raised his FTP 90 watts while using TrainerRoad. Coming from a running and triathlon background, Egert proved stereotypes wrong by winning on a highly technical course and managing very complex pacing requirements. In this episode we dig into all the details of Egert’s tr…
 
Weight goals can seem like they are at odds with power goals, but there is a healthy way to achieve both. We’ll cover this as well as whether it is better to struggle through a workout or bail early, what is the definition of “junk miles” and if they have a place in training, and much more. Tune in now to Episode 291 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podc…
 
Hormonal imbalances affect every athlete and often go unnoticed, but Austin Killips has an especially insightful perspective. Austin is a transgender woman who is focused on cyclocross and has had to learn to adjust her training through the process of transition. Tune in to learn what signs Austin has learned to recognize as hormonal imbalance, how…
 
Thank you to each and every one of your for tuning into the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast every week. It means the world to us ❤️. It's been a hard year in many ways, but we hope training has helped you find balance and progress amidst challenge. Looking forward to more uncertainty in the year ahead, we hope you can apply what you've learned from thi…
 
Cameron Seamons raised his FTP by 80 watts with TrainerRoad while training for the Triple Bypass Century and ultra-distance running events, all while being a busy medical school student. Tune in to find out how he manages a 50-hour work week and uses low-volume training for long-distance cycling and running in episode 31 of the Successful Athletes …
 
SARMS are banned substances surrounded by plenty of confusion, so what do we actually know about them? Tune in for a deep dive into SARMS, DIY nutrition products that are cheap and accessible, and how to reduce inflammation but still prioritize recovery. Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------…
 
Laura Alagna never thought she’d be standing on top of podiums and earning her Cat 2 upgrade, but with structured training on TrainerRoad and a lot of hard work, she made it happen. Listen in as Laura shares what she has done to make her successful in cyclocross, how she had to pivot and change focus when she changed categories, and how she used Tr…
 
Are recovery drinks necessary if you are already topped off on carbohydrate, how to recover from overtraining, why stage races may be the best races to start with for beginners and much more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: TrainerRoad Forum ----------------------------------…
 
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