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KTLA News anchor and reporter Courtney Friel hosts a weekly podcast where she has candid conversations with celebrities and media personalities about their recovery from addiction. With over a decade of sobriety, Courtney hopes to inspire others struggling with addictions and show that recovery is possible, and that life can still be fun and rewarding without drugs or alcohol. Welcome to "Keepin' It Friel: Conversations on Recovery!"
 
The Fast Talk podcast is your source for the science of cycling performance, offering the best training advice and most compelling insight on what it takes to become a better cyclist. Co-hosted by science journalist Chris Case and Fast Talk Labs' resident physiologist and coach, Trevor Connor, each episode takes a deep dive on a range of topics, including sport science, training, physiology, technology, nutrition, and more. The show's guest list includes some of the most prominent names in c ...
 
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In this episode of Coming Clean Podcast, I have the lovely Courtney Friel who is not just an author, newswoman extraordinaire, and a mom, but also a bad-ass who has been crushing sobriety for 11 years now! Through the telling of her own story, Courtney hopes to help others struggling with addiction. Listen to the show to learn more about this incre…
 
They say age is just a number. That’s exactly it: Age is nothing more than digits, and certainly shouldn’t be seen as a barrier or a dirty word. We can age successfully, but it requires changes to how we train and perhaps to the types of races we target. Of course, there are some physiological changes—you might call them declines—that come with age…
 
On this episode of the Coming Clean Podcast, our guest is Mario Nawfal. Mario is the founder of the Athena Group of Companies, a business conglomerate that operates in more than 40 countries. He started his first business with $300 selling blenders door to door. He loves launching business, bachata, and now Clubhouse, which is where you will find h…
 
Coach Lindsay Golich is a sports physiologist who has worked with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center for the past five years. She works closely with USA Cycling and USA Triathlon in areas of environmental physiology, including altitude, heat and humidity, as well as data analytics f…
 
In this episode of Coming Clean we have JT Foxx. He’s an equity fund manager, serial entrepreneur, investor, and the world's #1 wealth and business coach. Recently, JT has been under fire on the Clubhouse platform for a wide range of accusations, which he will talk about here today. We will learn about JT, hear his side of the story, and talk about…
 
It wasn't long ago that most athletes, in the grand scheme of training, neglected the importance of nutrition, prioritizing time spent on the bike. Now, nutritional periodization and other methods of manipulation are rapidly rising in popularity. Many people strongly believe that significant performance gains are being left on the table if they neg…
 
Welcome to Coming Clean Podcast! I’d like to take a moment to ask you to go to my website, comingcleanpodcast.com, and register. Submit your information to receive the first chapter of my upcoming book, set to be released in the next couple of months. But today is not about me. Today is about our guest, Shaquita Smith. Shaquita is an actress, a pro…
 
Today we first take on the complex subject of coaching junior athletes, including everything from building aerobic base in a healthy manner to dealing with overbearing parents. We tackle a very interesting question on the base/intensity relationship from Danielle in Monument, Colorado: “Does aerobic output after intensity still have the same effect…
 
Welcome to episode 73 of the Coming Clean Podcast! It’s an honor to have Rob Luna here to talk with us. Rob has an impressive bio and he has certainly worked to get it. He founded a company in a spare bedroom in 2001 and built it into a multi-million dollar company that he sold to a publicly-traded company. He has MBA’s in two countries and over 20…
 
Unfortunately, concussions and traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are far too common in cycling. Whether training on open roads, racing at high speeds, or facing off with rush-hour traffic on your bike commute, cyclists often place themselves in vulnerable situations. Head injuries are becoming increasingly diagnosed among the two-wheeled crowd. Wh…
 
Anthony Ortiz is the founder and CEO of Fitly, a two-time digital health award winner, and he hosts multiple patents. Anthony has been featured in major publications worldwide, including Shark Tank, Forbes, Good Morning America, and many others. He is a creator of the Smart Plate. The world's fastest, easiest, and most accurate food tracker ever in…
 
We can learn a lot by looking back. And one of the best parts of being an athlete is planning ahead, setting goals, and choosing your next adventure. [For more on this, check out episode 140: How to Set Training and Performance Goals.] In this episode, the Fast Talk team, plus frequent guests, share the lessons they learned from a challenging 2020,…
 
My guest today is a world-class DJ, musician, producer, and reality show star who’s worked with many well-known individuals. I’m so honored that he’s come on the podcast to share his story with us. It’s an example of how those who go through the most devastating circumstances can overcome, move forward, and make incredible changes in their lives. Z…
 
If you’ve listened to Fast Talk for a while, you’ve likely heard us mention “cardiac drift” or “decoupling” in several episodes. It's a favorite topic of Coach Connor's. The terms refer to cardiovascular drift, which is a "drifting" in heart rate and stroke volume over time. On the bike, we measure it by looking at a rise in heart rate relative to …
 
Modern culture wires us to take the easy way, to believe that huge gains can be achieved with little to no effort. But anyone who’s succeeded will tell you that’s simply not true. It never is. Quentin Gause is one of those people. He was raised in a loving home and had the support system in his family to teach him the value of hard work and that ha…
 
Welcome to 2021. And what better way to kick off the new year than to answer some questions from our devoted listeners. Today we take on a series of questions that deal with a dilemma many athletes face: deciding which rides or workouts to sacrifice when you’re short on time. We tackle a question about zone 1 rides and whether you get them on the m…
 
A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just a teenager in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Her parents were sent to the gas chambers but Edith’s bravery kept her and her sister alive. To…
 
Welcome to the best of 2020. What a year it’s been. In so many ways, 2020 was a challenge—sometimes big, sometimes small, but always a bit more challenging. The same goes even for this humble podcast. But we stay connected, virtually, across time zones, across international borders, and despite waves of pandemic disruptions to bring you what we thi…
 
Is yoga just fancy stretching? Nope. Today we’re going to go into the specifics of why cyclists should consider yoga, from the physical literacy it can provide, to the strength and conditioning element it offers, from the potential for an improved inflammatory profile to better recovery and relaxation. It turns out yoga is far more than fancy stret…
 
Brendan Kane is an outside of the box thinker, speaker and author who empowers brands to scale by helping them stand out and beat competition in crowded and oversaturated markets. He is the author of the international best-selling book One Million Followers and the newly released Hook Point: How To Stand Out In A 3 Second World, as well as the foun…
 
Tana Amen is a New York Times bestselling author, vice president of the Amen Clinics, a neurosurgical ICU trauma nurse, and a world-renowned health and fitness expert. She has won the hearts of millions with her simple yet effective strategies to help anyone optimize their lifestyle and win the fight for a strong body, mind, and spirit. Tana holds …
 
Time to bust some myths about nutrition. Head coach Ryan Kohler and Coach Trevor Connor both have degrees in nutrition and decades of experience working with athletes on all manner of sports nutrition topics. Together, they discuss some of the major misconceptions that regularly enter any conversation on what to eat when training and racing. Are ma…
 
Robin Sharma is one of the world's premier speakers on Leadership and Personal Mastery. As a presenter, Sharma has the rare ability to electrify an audience yet deliver uncommonly original and useful insights that lead to individuals doing their best work, teams providing superb results and organizations becoming unbeatable. For nearly 20 years, ma…
 
What a strange and chaotic year it’s been. Despite the disruption to our lives, times like these afford us an opportunity to look farther ahead. It just may be that, from a training and racing point of view, this is just what some of us have needed. That’s because, sometimes, you can see greater gains by looking not just at next year, but by gazing…
 
Steven Kotler is an American author, journalist, and entrepreneur. His articles have appeared in over 70 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, LA Times, Wired, Time Magazine, GQ, Discover, Popular Science, Outside, Men’s Journal, Details and National Geographic Adventure.By Peter O. Estevez
 
The off-season can be one of the most productive times of the year: It offers the opportunity to reflect on last season—to assess what went well and what could be improved—and then to look forward, and strategize about how to progress, both in your training and racing. Today we’ll focus on the art and science of how to set goals and incorporate the…
 
Before she turned thirty, Codie Sanchez had covered human trafficking in Mexico, launched a start-up fashion business, managed a multimillion dollar global investment division, worked at Goldman Sachs, hiked Machu Pichu, and collected more than 15,000 Instagram followers. Today, the proud Latina entrepreneur and investor is a sought-after speaker w…
 
We believe modern coaching doesn’t optimally fulfill the needs of the modern athlete. That’s why we’re introducing our community, education, and coaching membership, Fast Talk Laboratories. So often athletes are given templated training plans. But what if he or she gets sick? Or work gets stressful? That athlete will likely do more harm than good s…
 
Amos Brumble is a New England legend. Is it because of his racing palmarès? His charm? His collection of guinea pigs? Or all of those things? We find out, and then we dive into some listener questions. David H. of Seattle, Washington asks: “Suppose a 55-year old athlete is training with a heart rate monitor and perceived effort and recovery scales …
 
Co-founder of Mindvalley and has been in the personal transformation industry for over a decade. She is an incredibly talented international speaker, serial entrepreneur, artist, philanthropist, but also wife and mother of 2 kids. Kristina started her career in the Estonian government and then moved on to the non-profit sector and worked for the UN…
 
Are you ready to go long? Today we want to introduce you to the fascinating world of ultra-distance cycling. While there isn’t a true definition of what “ultra” means, and some of our guests like to say it is a state of mind more than anything else, for the sake of this discussion we’re talking about multi-day bikepacking events; randonneuring even…
 
Justin Guarini is an American singer, musician, actor, host and record producer, who in 2002 was the runner-up on the first season of American Idol. In 2015, he began appearing in TV commercials as "Lil' Sweet", a character used to advertise the Diet Dr. Pepper soft drink.By Peter O. Estevez
 
Today we bring back a former frequent guest, Colby Pearce, who has since graduated to his own show, Cycling in Alignment. We start with a discussion on crank length, determining what you need, and how consistent you should be across your, presumably, fleet of bikes. That leads to a discussion on power imbalances, what constitutes an issue when it c…
 
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