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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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Why are you always hungry during rest weeks and what can you do about it? Does air density affect physiological performance, and can smelling salts make you faster? Tune into Episode 307 of the Ask a Cycling Coach for these topics and much more! ---------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE Welcome …
 
Erica Carney is one of the all-time best American crit racers, but her goal of winning a pro national criterium championship took years of hard work to achieve. Tune in as we answer your questions about tactics, bike handling and more, and discuss what Erica did to improve her tactics and abilities each year to finally win the 2017 Women’s Pro Crit…
 
Getting used to race intensity can be jarring, so how do you prepare yourself before race day? We’ll cover this, a deep dive on outside interval training, various discussions on what affects recovery and how to manage it, and much more in Episode 305 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Creating a Custom Garmin Screen for Outside Workouts: https://s…
 
Alex Sandilands had a rapid rise to 4.8w/kg after transitioning from years of running, but that all fell apart after an MRI from an overuse injury exposed disturbing effects of starvation. Tune into this episode to learn what Alex has done to get his health on track and reach unprecedented heights in terms of power to weight and health. The IOC’s c…
 
Qualifying for the Olympics is an interesting and complicated process that sees pro racers adjust their training and race calendars in unique ways that us amateur cyclists can learn from. This week we talk to Clif Pro Team’s Sofía Gomez Villafañe and Russell Finsterwald about how they have worked through their roles in the olympic qualification pro…
 
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…
 
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