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We live in a world where sport was made for men. Whether we're competing at the highest level or running a local 5k, we often feel like something is missing when it comes to getting the best from our bodies. That's because most of the research, product development, and cultural norms in sport are centered around men. Finding the right information can feel overwhelming. Every week it seems that someone is promoting a new diet, product, or regime that’s guaranteed to work. Getting the informat ...
 
A podcast for women who love bicycles! We we celebrate all forms of riding and all forms of women, so whether you're a road cyclist, mountain biker, or bike commuter, you'll find your community here. Each week we'll week bring you interviews from inspiring women, and offer tips and tricks to help you thrive on the bike.
 
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Did you think we could cover it all in just one season? I don't know about you, but we have full lifetimes of B.S. to cut through. Welcome to season two of the Feisty Women's Performance Podcast. We are so happy to start this season off with a bang, and that bang is Molly Hurford! Molly is a long-time journalist and outdoor extraordinaire, coaching…
 
We discuss a question about riding endurance pace during pregnancy. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate athlete - These popular plans are made from scrat…
 
If you've ever struggled with imposter syndrome, this episode is for you! Shanna Powell (aka Endless Bike Girl) is a badass business owner, bike industry veteran, and mountain bike skills coach. She even has a Shredly bike short named after her. If ever there was a cool girl, Shanna is it. And yet, in this podcast episode she shares that she's stru…
 
Ryan Atkins is a world-class Consummate Athlete! Among his Palmares are the biggest events in Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), The Iditarod Fat Bike race, and Unicycle World Championships (to name a few!). Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete Thi…
 
Why can't we talk openly about our leaking pee and poo? As we know, it is incredibly challenging to find trustworthy information for active women, especially in relation to "taboo" topics. Refreshingly, Melissa Dessaulles says "f*** that" and talks about all things pelvic health. Melissa, aka the pelvic expert, is a physical therapist that focuses …
 
We discuss a listener's question about cramping in ~90minute mountain bike races. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate athlete - These popular plans are m…
 
In this article, I'll share 9 tips for fueling on the bike so that you can feel and perform at your best! Additional Resources/Recommended Reading Guide To Cycling Hydration 5 Best Energy Chews 7 Best Hydration Drink Mixes ROAR: How To Match Your Food And Fitness To Your Female Physiology For Optimum Performance, Great Health, and A Strong Lean Bod…
 
Lottie Bildirici is an athlete, blogger, recipe developer, and Holistic Health Coach. Her website and blog, Running on Veggies, share delicious recipes and tips for what and how to eat to reach peak physical performance. Today We discuss 'healthy' vs. 'unhealthy foods' and plant-based diets for athletes. Download or find links in your favorite Podc…
 
We discuss a common question about adding races, 'training races' and race nerves. Peter discusses his rule of thumb 'race if you are going to race' for deciding when to add a race, skip a race or add too much to race day. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/c…
 
There are some women in this world that are truly heroes. That are superwomen. And in my opinion, Brooke Goudy is one of those women. She's a leader in the world of cycling, and does the advocacy work of 50 people. She does trail advocacy work, public policy as it relates to cycling infrastructure. She works with high school kids and women. But mos…
 
Verena Pelletier discusses finding community in new sports. She is a boxing and pilates Instructor from Vancouver and the Community Coordinator for RYU Apparel. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100…
 
Each week on the Women's Performance Podcast, we discuss the four pillars of performance, which are physiology, nutrition, mental health, and culture, while recognizing that ultimately, we can't separate one from the other. Today, we take this multidisciplinary approach with activist, entrepreneur, Mom, and cyclist, Monica Garrison. As Founder and …
 
We apply the concept of 'spring cleaning' to your sports gear today. One of our big concepts with Consummate Athlete is preparation and organization. We talk about what and how to clean this spring. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This ep…
 
Biking to work or to run errands is one of the most enjoyable and environmentally responsible decisions you can make. It also provides good exercise, and helps busy women fit in a workout into their already jam-packed days. Finally, it can help you save a lot of money! We all know how expensive gas has gotten lately. Whether you're already riding a…
 
Matthew Kadey is a writer, R.D. and the designer of many of Ontario's bike packing routes. He returns to talk about riding bikes for many days. We cover FKTs, not sleeping, risk: reward, Ontario loops, and a two-day camping trip on the No Winter Maintenance Bike Packing Route in June 2022 Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remembe…
 
Every woman deserves performance. We have observed that there is A LOT of B.S. information out there for women coming from the fitness and health industries, which gets even worse as we age. Because of this, we saw the need to bring trusted information to women so we can feel and perform our best. The launch of the Women's Performance Podcast featu…
 
We discuss 6 strategies to think about when you can't do a workout exactly as your plan suggests! This is one of the most common questions we get and 'tripping points' with training plans, coaching and long term progress. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/co…
 
Kristen Bonkoski shares ideas for helping new riders enjoy cycling. Kristen works with Rascalrides, a community of families who bike, and FemmeCyclist, which works to create space for women in cycling. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This…
 
Drumroll please! … It’s the season finale! For this very special episode, we have Holley Samuel on the podcast to teach us how to fuel our bodies for peak performance. But wait, there’s more! Holley is a registered dietician, certified personal trainer, and takes an extremely holistic approach to wellness. She delves into her path to female entrepr…
 
We discuss questions about nerves as a new cycling race season starts Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate athlete - These popular plans are made from scr…
 
Did you know that between the ages of 8 and 11, girls drop out of cycling (and sports in general) at an alarming rate? To help combat this, Molly Hurford created Shred Girls. Shred Girls is a series of chapter books aimed at older elementary age girls with stories around, you guessed it, cycling. They are engaging, fun, and successful at keeping gi…
 
Professional Cyclist Alexey Vermeulen discusses the upcoming Gravel Season where he will be racing in the Lifetime GrandPrix series for the Jukebox Cycling Team. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 10…
 
This week, Sara talks to professional trainer, figure and bikini competitor Josefine Holmberg about all things bodybuilding like a woman. Josefine is an all-around athlete who competed in CrossFit, Olympic Lifting, and Figure before finding her love for Bikini competitions. Josefine shares how she uses the advice of Dr. Stacy Sims to optimize her p…
 
Today we discuss a listener question about when to walk a bike in offroad rides and races (in the name of pacing). We discuss this tactic and the nuance of hike-a-bikes. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This episode is brought to you by 3 …
 
Nigel Mitchell is a Dietician and Chef whose career has spanned from NHS patients through to Olympians and Professional Cycling. He returns for the second time to discuss the Olympics, Greens Powders, Hyper-Processed Foods, Plant-Based Diets (and his upcoming book) as well as how to get more calories in your water bottle for big adventures. Downloa…
 
Okay, Feisty friends, if you are looking for some inspiration and motivation - this is the episode for you. This week, Sara talks to Emily Kraus and Megan Roche. Emily is the FASTR program coordinator, MD, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford children's orthopedic and sports medicine center, a seven-time marathoner, and a two-time Boston fini…
 
Today we discuss a listener question about warming up for mountain bike racing. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate athlete - These popular plans are mad…
 
The last few years have brought an explosion of new women's specific mountain bike clothing options. Thank goodness! Dirty Jane has jumped on the train to help curate all of the best pieces out there in one place. The online retailer offers women's mountain bike clothing from brands like Wild Rye, Shredly, Kaden Apparel, and more. In this podcast i…
 
Geoff Kabush is a Professional Bike Racer who continues to race and place on podiums around the world in a variety of disciplines. He shares his knowledge about tires, tire plugs, tire inserts, and gear testing. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateat…
 
This week on the show, Sara shares Selene Yeager’s Keynote Speech from last weekend’s Feisty Women’s Performance Summit. Selene is a professional journalist, health and fitness writer, personal trainer, professional mountain bike racer, and an all-American IRONMAN triathlete. Selene discusses her journey to where she is today - as host of Feisty Me…
 
We answer a question about fueling and hydration in an Ultra Run (also applies to many bike races). We discuss how to plan how much you carry, what to carry and how to use aid stations and drop bags. Download or find links in your favorite Podcast App (remember to rate and review!) https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/consummateathlete This e…
 
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