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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.
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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