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Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad

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Sports, Health & Fitness, Fitness, Training, Nutrition, Coaching, Triathlon, Trainerroad, Mountainbike, Powermeter, Cycling, Racing

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Overview

The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT certified coaches, pro athletes, and other special guests.

490 Episodes

Protein for Cyclists and Sodium Loading with Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 479

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:25) Is sodium loading necessary, and if so, how is it best done? (36:33) How training increases plasma volume (43:58) Should you ingest protein during rides // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Precision Hydration PH1500: https://www.precisionhydration.com/us/en/products/ph-1500-electrolyte-drink-mix/ // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 20 June 2024

How Hannah Otto Nearly Won Unbound Gravel! - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 478

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:06) Hannah’s Unbound Experience (08:32) How a Women’s Start changed the race (10:53) How Hannah prepared for such a long race (23:08) How to manage peer pressure in a group (31:16) How does Hannah feel and recover after Unbound (32:49) Hannah’s tip to recover fast after races (39:46) Why this athlete got an upset stomach at Unbound (48:37) Why this athlete cramped at Unbound (01:06:16) Are gravel tires unnecessary? (01:14:21) Hannahs Gravel tire choice (01:17:28) Silicone spray to get mud not to stick? (01:19:01) Hannah’s advice on how to become a pro cyclist // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Hannah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannah_finchamp - The water bottle Nate mentioned: https://a.co/d/bbfjDsv // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2024

Automatic Suspension That Makes You Faster? - Rockshox Flight Attendant - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 477

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (02:06) Flight attendant explained (06:59) Why not leave your bike locked out all the time? (14:44) Test data from Flight Attendant (29:49) What info does FA use to make decisions? (37:20) What is Adaptive Ride Dynamics? (41:29) How Bias Adjustment works (47:25) Why aren’t the sensors at the axles? (52:33) Will FA allow more than 3 damping positions? (57:51) How is FA going to affect bike design? (01:07:41) What about gravel and road bikes? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - https://www.sram.com/en/rockshox/collections/flight-attendant // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

World-Tour Cyclist Nutrition and Scientific Research with Dr. Tim Podlogar - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 476

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:48) Tadej Pogacar from Tim’s perspective (04:07) What does Pogacar do uniquely (06:57) Tim's current work on heat and carbs (09:57) Does heat affect carb absorption? (13:18) Are products with menthol effective at lowering core temp (15:57) Implications of modern high carb/sodium intake (17:22) What Tim has learned as an advisor to World Tour teams (19:19) Is nutrient timing really the next big thing? (25:15) Can taking in too many carbs be bad? (33:31) Do bigger riders process more carbs? (36:39) Is 1:0.8 still the ideal carb ratio? (39:54) Tim’s perspective on cluster dextrins (43:02) What are World Tour teams doing with their nutrition? (45:02) Balancing carb intake with body composition goals (46:35) Observations in pro teams vs in the lab studies/test (48:13) Do pro teams still use ketones? (51:16) Are we consuming too much sodium? (54:33) Is sodium bicarbonate being used in the pro peloton? (56:41) How pro cyclists use caffeine // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Dr. Podlogar: https://tpodlogar.com/ // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2024

How to Build a Race-Day Nutrition Plan, Supplements Worth Paying For, and More - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 475

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (05:23) How Kyle helps Keegan fuel 40hr weeks (15:14) Should you eat less on recovery days? (20:50) Race-week nutrition guidelines (32:06) How Kyle likes his athletes to carb load (36:10) Foods to avoid when carb loading (49:34) Which supplements are worth paying for? (01:10:47) Research and supplements: It’s complicated // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach: https://www.instagram.com/kylepfaffenbach/ - Keegan Swenson: https://www.instagram.com/keegels99 // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

Tapering, Fitness Plateaus, Doping, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 474

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:23) Hannah Race Updates (27:27) Hannahs next race (Unbound) (29:54) How do you taper for an event (35:16) How do you adjust off the bike activities when tapering (39:23) How does Hannah manage social media and distractions (43:07) How to change nutrition during a taper (49:48) Breaking through plateaus in fitness (58:09) What is the next major innovation in cycling? (01:06:59) Is doping a thing of the past? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Hannah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannah_finchamp/ - https://www.athleticsintegrity.org/disciplinary-process/global-list-of-ineligible-persons - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doping_cases_in_cycling // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

Why FTP is King, New Bicarbonate Study, Apple Cider Vinegar, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 473

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (2:00) What Alex has learned from up & down results (9:38) The risks of focusing on weight and losing weight for cyclists (22:59) Is Matt Beers unbeatable in the Lifetime Grand Prix? (48:56) New Maurten bicarbonate study - does this change everything? (1:07:52) A shocking study about apple cider vinegar // RESOURCES MENTIONED - https://trainerroad.cc/Gough2024 - The Effects of a Carbohydrate Hydrogel System for the Delivery of Bicarbonate Mini-Tablets on Acid–Base Buffering and Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Resting Well-trained Male Cyclists, Gough, et al., 2024 - https://trainerroad.cc/4dAaD6Q - Apple cider vinegar for weight management in Lebanese adolescents and young adults with overweight and obesity: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Abou-Khalil, et al., 2024 // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

Olympian Savilia Blunk: Paris 2024 Olympics Training and Qualification – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (3:59) How to be process driven when results matter (10:00) What sort of interval training do olympic XCO athletes do? (11:51) Are the American XC MTB athletes peaking too early for the 2024 Paris Olympics? (13:47) How Savilia prepared for the heat in the Brazilian UCI World Cup races (15:58) Savilia’s equipment and nutrition strategies for her Olympic year // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Savilia’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saviliablunk - Decathlon Ford Racing Team: https://www.instagram.com/decathlon_ford_racing_team/ // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

Sleep for Athletes, Creatine for Cyclists, Fitting in Strength Training, Beets for Cyclists - Study Review – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 472

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:37) Is sleep hygiene overrated? Bonnar, et al., 2018 (16:19) Does creatine *not* improve cycling performance? Barranco-Gil, et al., 2024 (41:24) Order of strength and endurance training, Lee, et al., 2020 (01:06:47) Beetroot juice: Does it actually help with heat? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - https://trainerroad.cc/bonnar2018 Sleep Interventions Designed to Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery: A Systematic Review of Current Approaches. Bonnar et al., 2018 - https://trainerroad.cc/Barranco-Gil2024 High-dose short-term creatine supplementation without beneficial effects in professional cyclists: a randomized controlled trial. Barranco Gil, et al., 2024 - https://trainerroad.cc/3wkT3CT Order of same-day concurrent training influences some indices of power development, but not strength, lean mass, or aerobic fitness in healthy, moderately-active men after 9 weeks of training. Lee, et al., 2020 - https://trainerroad.cc/Calvo2020 Influence of Nitrate Supplementation on Endurance Cyclic Sports Performance: A Systematic Review. Calvo, et al., 2020 - https://trainerroad.cc/Firari2024 Effects of Dietary Nitrate Supplementation in Recreational and Trained Cyclists in Normoxic and Hypoxic Conditions. Firari, et al., 2024 - https://trainerroad.cc/McCarthy2024 Pre-Loaded Betaine Improves Thermoregulation When Cycling in The Heat. McCarthy, et al., 2024 // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Special Guest: Matt Beers - 3x Cape Epic Champ, South Africa National Champ – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 471

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:44) How did Matt get into Mountain biking? (02:00) Matt’s stats Height/Weight (02:31) What made Matt decide on mountain biking? (04:44) Matt’s mind-blowing first FTP test results (09:32) Matt’s biggest learning about nutrition (11:28) What is Matt’s FTP? (13:04) How to manage nutrition when you burn so many calories (19:11) Sweat Testing (20:50) What is Matt’s nutrition strategy? (24:36) Cape Epic (25:19) The difference that took Matt from participant to winner (30:11) The potential of racing in the pro peloton (33:16) What benefits did Matt get from 20hr indoor training weeks? (39:07) Matt’s tips for winning Epic (41:59) Matt’s perspective on the Lifetime Grand Prix (46:31) Matt’s Bike setup (51:16) What made Matt pick XC over DH and Enduro? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Matt’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbeers55 - Lifetime Grand Prix Recap from Sea Otter: https://youtu.be/SLjU3XiImfE?feature=shared // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

Organic Nutrition Debate, Food Labels, Cyclist Recipe Suggestions, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 470

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:35) Should athletes eat organic, and how can you do it affordably? (21:31) Tips on washing vegetables (22:55) Alex’s tips on how to interpret a food label (35:43) Meal suggestions for athletes (56:30) Postpartum nutrition changes (01:07:05) Who should and should not eat high carbohydrate diets? // ALEX’S RECIPES/INGREDIENT LISTS - Greek yogurt with oats and fruit. (overnight oats) - Oatmeal made with a high protein milk - Egg muffins made with veggies, eggs, and meat. Cook in muffin tin. Large batch and freeze. - Smoked salmon sandwich w/fruit - Rotisserie chicken with quinoa and greens (bagged salad kits work great!) - Air fry Pita bread with favorite pizza sauce and lean meats and veggies for toppings. Side of greek yogurt for extra boost of protein, if needed. - Paprika Chicken Stew served with rice or potatoes: https://www.skinnytaste.com/paprika-chicken-stew/ - DIY Chipotle bowl with rice, black beans, lean meat, bell peppers, corn, salsa, shredded cheese - Sheet pan meals: Roast chicken breast or pork loin chops on a sheet pan in the oven. Baked potato or sweet potato stabbed with fork in microwave for a few minutes. // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Alex Larson Nutrition: https://alexlarsonnutrition.com/ - Alex’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexlarsonnutrition/?hl=en - “Are organics more nutritious than conventional foods? A comprehensive systematic review”, Oliveira Faoro, et al., 2024: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10987935/# - “Limitations in the evidential basis supporting health benefits from a decreased exposure to pesticides through organic food consumption”, Mesnage et al., 2020: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468202019300919 // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

High Carb Adaptation and Limits with Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 469

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (01:38) Athlete question - how long does it take to adapt to high carb intake? (17:59) Does osmolality really matter, and how does your gut process carbohydrates? (01:02:34) Are there actually limits to how much carbohydrate we can ingest? (01:05:43) Examples of very high carbohydrate absorption (01:12:55) What other physiological limits affect our digestion? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Try Red Light Green Light risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com - Modeling: optimal marathon performance on the basis of physiological factors, Joyner, 1985. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2022559/ // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Heat Training, CO2 Tolerance, Race Intensity and More with Hannah Otto – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 468

Try TrainerRoad risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (00:00) Welcome! (0:22) Belgian Waffle Ride Utah (02:04) How to Prepare for bad weather (08:17) How Hannah Otto decides which bike to train on (11:49) Recommended heat and sauna training protocol (20:31) Why using saunas during a training block can make you slower (30:49) Is poor CO2 tolerance making you slower? (36:41) How to train CO2 tolerance (49:31) How to make early season races and hard workouts not as difficult (01:04:54) How to train for sustained efforts after hard surges // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Try Red Light Green Light risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com - https://trainerroad.cc/asis-fernandez2022 - Effects of apnoea training on aerobic and anaerobic performance: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Asis-Fernandez, et al., 2022 - Belgian Waffle Ride Utah ( BWR UT ): https://www.belgianwaffleride.bike/pages/utah // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

Training Repeatability, Nutrition, and Equipment with Pete Morris – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 467

Try Red Light Green Light risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (00:00) Welcome! (01:41) Pete Morris’s boutique bike shop (02:44) How to avoid mechanicals (07:33) Why upgrading your wheels and tires in 2024 is more impactful than ever (17:00) How to ride gravel if you are a punchy athlete (30:23) The science behind repeatability and how to improve it (37:12) What is Anaerobic Work Capacity? (41:36) How to get fast with minimal training time (50:23) Delicious post-ride meals // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Pete’s boutique bike shop: https://freelap.cc/ // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Red Light Green Light is Live! + Training Fatigue Discussion with Alex Wild – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 466

Try Red Light Green Light risk-free! 👉 www.TrainerRoad.com // SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (00:00) Welcome! (00:59) What’s new with Red Light Green Light? (08:28) What supplements does Alex Wild take? (14:28) How Red Light Green Light makes you a faster cyclist (29:33) TrainerRoad employees win Cape Town Cycle Tour! // RESOURCES MENTIONED - See how Red Light Green Light could have changed your training: www.TrainerRoad.com // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

Runners High, Racing FOMO, Power-to-Weight Ratio, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 465

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00:00) Welcome! (00:28) New updates for Red Light Green Light! (09:40) Pre-race meals: Is cereal actually bad?? (25:56) Signs you aren’t eating enough (43:29) Do we not get an endorphin rush when we ride?? (01:01:26) The one workout you shouldn’t do on trail (01:10:50) Why you’re slow and don’t realize it (01:22:02) How to mentally cope with missing races (01:35:07) Should athletes fast from social media? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Exercise-induced euphoria and anxiolysis do not depend on endogenous opioids in humans, Siebers, et al., 2021: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306453021000470 // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

Tour de France at 58 Years Old, Pro Cycling Nutrition, Pyramidal Training – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 464

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00:00) Welcome! (0:01:13) Increased Training Load and overreaching (0:17:41) 16wk Pyramidal Training with average cyclists (0:42:18) Giro’s CRAZY new TT helmet (0:47:23) Pro Cyclist Energy Availability during Spring Classics (1:05:16) TdF Route data from a 58yo cyclist // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Why You ACTUALLY Need a Recovery Shake (and What SHOULD Be in it) https://youtu.be/bR2y3Q2a2qA - Science-Backed Nutrition Strategy for Cyclists https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off with Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 463 https://youtu.be/563mWgqvMZc - Decreased energy availability during training overload is associated with non-functional overreaching and suppressed ovarian function in female runners, Schaal, et al,. 2021 https://trainerroad.cc/schaal2021 - Effects of a 16-Week Training Program with a Pyramidal Intensity Distribution on Recreational Male Cyclists https://trainerroad.cc/magalhaes2024 - Giro’s new TT helmet: https://escapecollective.com/there-are-no-words/ - Alternate-Day Low Energy Availability During Spring Classics in Professional Cyclists https://trainerroad.cc/heikura2019 - The Tour de France, also possible for mortals? A comparison of a recreational and a World Tour cyclist https://trainerroad.cc/barrancogil2024 // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off with Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 463

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00:00) Caloric Needs and Body Composition Management (0:00:33) Viewer Question on how to lose weight and keep it off (0:03:37) The Energy Availability approach explained (0:23:32) Kyle’s take on diets (0:32:00) The Menstrual Cycle and gender roles in dieting (0:38:27) The challenges of nutrition studies (0:39:16) Why gradual weight loss is best and how to do it (0:43:38) The importance of consistency in diet (0:49:47) Ideal protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake for cyclists (0:56:55) Kyle’s protein balance perspective (1:01:45) The importance of consistency in your training (1:03:56) TrainerRoad’s groundbreaking new feature (1:05:05) How sleep deprivation nullifies training (1:11:55) How to learn from disappointing results // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Science-Backed Nutrition Strategy for Cyclists https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 29 February 2024

Overtraining vs. Overreaching, Fatigue, Collagen, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 462

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (2:53) Hannah’s recovery strategies for stage races (5:28) Nutrition that helps you recover between races (18:42) Is the pro peloton behind the curve with nutrition? (23:23) What Hannah learned from racing the Mediterranean Epic (33:17) New Triathlon plans including Masters Plans! (37:15) Big Update:Red Light Green Light is in Early Access! (56:24) Overreaching vs. Overtraining (1:06:52) Avoiding fatigue with strength training (1:20:14) Could collagen actually make you faster?? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Enable Red Light Green Light here: https://www.trainerroad.com/app/profile/early-access - Mediterranean Epic Results: https://sportmaniacs.com/en/races/mediterranean-epic-mtb-2024 - New Triathlon Plans: https://www.trainerroad.com/forum/t/announcing-masters-triathlon-plans/90889 - Red Light Green Light Early Access: https://www.trainerroad.com/forum/t/red-light-green-light-is-available-in-early-access/90933 - Hydrolyzed Collagen Supplementation on Lower Body Stiffness in Recreational Triathletes, Nunez-Lisboa et al., 2021: https://trainerroad.cc/Lisboa2021 - Influence of specific collagen peptides and 12-week concurrent training on recovery-related biomechanical characteristics following exercise-induced muscle damage—A randomized controlled trial, Bischof et al., 2023: https://trainerroad.cc/Bischof2023 // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

Pro Tips, Fatigue Management, Sweat Loss, and More with Alex Wild – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 461

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (7:57) How to deal with bad start positions (13:48) Balancing a career with pro racing (19:33) What causes “bad days” on the bike? (22:33) Do pros take time-off mid-season? (29:27) How to decide when to pace yourself or not (34:05) Managing a disappointing race result (39:13) Late-season fatigue management (40:50) How to figure out how much sweat you lose (46:15) Why weighing yourself after training isn’t a good sweat test (47:11) Alex’s nutrition strategy (49:14) Bike setup tips for the Epic World Cup // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Alex’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexwildmtb // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

Mental Health and Performance, Gravel vs. XC, and More with Haley Smith – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 460

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (01:34) ​​What is Orthorexia? (04:08) What is the difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder? (06:47) How is training for gravel different from XCO (22:26) The biggest change Haley has made to her training since going to gravel (33:33) Suggestions for keeping training fun for kids and your friends (47:02) How to manage the weight of expectations from previous results // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Haley’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haleyhuntersmith/ // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2024

Sleep Deprivation, How Pro Cyclists Train, Perfectionism, Fat vs. Carbs vs. Lactate – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 459

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (00:00) Welcome! (02:22) Sleep deprivation’s effect on performance (31:25) Red Light Green Light Progress (43:17) How Pro Cyclists Train (01:09:03) How to manage perfectionism (01:30:53) Why are top pros burning more carbs? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - The role of perfectionism in predicting athlete burnout, training distress, and sports performance: A short-term and long-term longitudinal perspective https://trainerroad.cc/Květon2021 - Sleep Deprivation TikTok: https://trainerroad.cc/thatsleepdoc - Relationships between training dose and record power outputs in professional road cyclists: insights and threats to validity https://trainerroad.cc/Galloetal2023 - The Impact of Sleep Duration on Performance Among Competitive Athletes: A Systematic Literature Review https://trainerroad.cc/Kirschen2018 - Aitor Viribay Morales’ Tweet Thread: https://trainerroad.cc/AitorViribayMorales - The Norwegian Method: Episode 3: https://trainerroad.cc/NorwegianMethodEp3 // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2024

Late Night Workouts: Scientific Deep Dive w/Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 458

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (00:00) Welcome! (00:05) Meet Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach (01:09) Addressing Late-Night Training Challenges (02:53) Aligning Training with Body Clock (5:31) Melatonin supplementation’s effect on our bodies (27:14) Effects of carbs and protein on sleep and training (43:41) Recovery drink misconceptions (44:29) Macros and calories: How to (57:00) Do carbs cause obesity and cancer? (1:15:55) Are high fructose drinks bad for you? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Kyle’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kylepfaffenbach - Eastern Oregon University: https://www.eou.edu/ - Brooks Beasts: https://www.instagram.com/brooksbeaststc - Lumos Tech: https://lumos.tech/ // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2024

The Next Big Thing in Cycling Nutrition? (Cluster Dextrin / Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin) – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 457

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (00:38) What are the next innovations in pro cycling? (07:52) Is Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (cluster dextrin) the next big thing in cycling nutrition? (18:55) A periodization mistake that hurts your yearly progress (25:56) Running Cross-training tips. Is concrete more damaging than asphalt or trail? (32:13) Why aren’t more pro road cyclists doing other disciplines like MVDP, WVA, Pidcock, and Pieterse? (38:37) How the order of your workouts affects your fitness (50:04) A new study that shows pairing training with studying might actually help you retain information // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Image showing the different molecular structures we discussed: https://www.torqfitness.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/molecules.png - Float Set workout: https://www.trainerroad.com/app/cycling/workouts/45262-megantic-1 - Tibial acceleration and shock attenuation while running over different surfaces in a trail environment, Garcia, 2021.: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S144024402100058X - MVDP in Sand (credit to FloBikes): https://youtu.be/Ji1CE6_9Dhc?feature=shared&t=4316 - Puck Pieterse (credit to UCI Mountain Bike World Series): https://youtu.be/RpMETGtVBvE?feature=shared&t=35 - Recess workout: https://www.trainerroad.com/app/cycling/workouts/312044-recess-5 - Moderate-to-vigorous intensity cycling exercise immediately after visual learning enhances delayed recognition memory performance, Venezia, 2023.: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S146902922300122X?fr=RR-2&ref=pdf_download&rr=84368897b84a986c // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 11 January 2024

MTB Tips from World Champion Richie Rude – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 456

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (00:53) How Enduro World Champion Richie Rude does skills practice (15:13) A deep dive on technique for every tricky situation you could encounter on an MTB trail (01:00:34) How to handle nutrition for Enduro racing formats, or other rides with breaks (01:07:10) How Keegan adjusts his training for every race in the Lifetime Grand Prix // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Richie Rude’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/richie_rude1 - Richie Analyzing Coach Jonathan’s Enduro World Series race: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrKJ0zeMQrI7Lj7l2RfNJIic1V5KTrzpH - Richie Strength Training Benchmark Session: https://youtu.be/XqggLGrSjy4?feature=shared - How to Become a Faster Mountain Biker: https://youtu.be/-GAaheigvgg // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 5 January 2024

How to Set Big Goals and Achieve Them for Cyclists – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 455

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:32) Link to the short 6 Minute episode on goal setting (1:13) Guidelines for setting cycling goals (2:00) Ivy’s changing focus for her racing next year (3:13) The importance of setting goals that make you excited and happy (4:32) Why it’s important to set realistically but challenging goals (5:55) Ivy’s big race goal for 2024 (7:35) How Ivy has improved her technical skills in 2023 (9:17) Nate’s goals for 2024 (10:00) New findings on low volume, RIR, and partial lifts with strength training (18:09) Coach Jonathan’s race goals for 2024 (21:39) How Jonathan broke his outcome goals into process goals (23:39) Jonathan’s nutrition goals // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Goal Setting Podcast: https://youtu.be/p5vZ9dRrXZY - Lost and Found Gravel Festival: https://lostandfoundbikeride.com/ - Strength Training Research: https://massresearchreview.com/ - Downieville Classic: https://downievilleclassic.com/index.php - Strength Training Podcast with Dialed Health: https://youtu.be/rq3YIA4FoPE - Science-Backed Nutrition Plan for Cyclists: https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 28 December 2023

Aerodynamics, Electrolytes, Improving Standing Power – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 454

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (00:21) Most wanted Bike Christmas wish list? (33:12) How to Overcome 'Wobbly Hips' While Cycling Out of the Saddle? (42:12) Why Don’t pro CX riders use laced shoes? (43:00) Why Are Cyclists Ditching the Drops? (46:08) Are Pre-Race Gels Effective for Short Races? (47:56) Does TR sponsor Pro athletes? (50:16) Maximizing Aero Gains: trainable aero positions indoors to make you faster outdoors! (01:04:18) Hydration vs. Bathroom Breaks: Tips for Balancing Fluid Intake During Long Rides? (01:13:52) "Advice for heavier athletes: Balancing Strength and Strategy for the best result! (01:24:35) Rock Climbing to Cycling: Strategies for Excelling in Climbs as a New Cyclist // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Santa Cruz Hightower: https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/bikes/hightower - Bell Sixer Mips Helmet: https://www.bellhelmets.com/bike/p/sixer-mips-mountain-bike-helmet/100000000500000069.html - Walkpad: https://a.co/d/g0Cck7c - SRAM Transmission: https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/products/sram-xx-sl-t-type-eagle-transmission-power-meter-group-170mm-34t-chainring-axs-pod-controller-10-52t-cassette-rear-derailleur-chain - Rockshox Flight Attendant: https://en.brujulabike.com/luca-braidot-features-xc-rockshox-sid-flight-attendant-prototype/ - Specialized Globe Haul LT: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/haul-lt/p/200055?color=323190-200055&searchText=91022-9000 - Skratch Labs Lemon Lime: https://www.skratchlabs.com/products/hydration-sport-drink-mix?variant=32766105157703 - Precision Fuel and Hydration PH 500: https://www.precisionhydration.com/us/en/products/ph-500-electrolyte-drink-mix/ - Precision Fuel and Hydration PH 1000: https://www.precisionhydration.com/us/en/products/ph-1000-electrolyte-drink-mix/ - Precision Fuel and Hydration PH 1500: https://www.precisionhydration.com/us/en/products/ph-1500-electrolyte-drink-mix/ // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 21 December 2023

Do 30/30s Make You Slower, Rest vs. Taper Weeks, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 453

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:20) Hannah Otto’s most crazy race experience yet (15:24) How to race without pressure but still get the best out of yourself (24:41) Are 30/30s making you slower? (34:08) How to know if you should do more or less intensity (47:24) Do pro cyclists do reflex training? (56:57) The use of PEDs in sports to improve reflexes and focus (1:10:26) The roles of gratitude and comparison in training and racing (1:17:12) Why don’t rest weeks look like taper weeks? // RESOURCES MENTIONED - Ozempic Scientific Deep Dive: https://youtu.be/nMn--rGtpcA - How to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time: https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - How long it takes to lose fitness: https://www.trainerroad.com/blog/detraining-what-happens-when-you-lose-fitness/ // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 14 December 2023

Worm Blood Doping, Recovery Week Mistakes, Hardest Zones – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 452

// SHARE AND RATE THE PODCAST! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google // TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (00:15) Are pro cyclists doping using worm blood?! (04:04) How pros like Keegan view doping in cycling (12:09) Why you aren’t good at Threshold intervals (15:14) Leg soreness after VO2max workouts (21:47) Avoid these mistakes during recovery weeks (30:20) How to improve your skills without adding training stress (34:45) Suggestions from Keegan on how to manage your training (37:10) What happens when you increase training volume after a peak? // TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! - https://trainerroad.cc/GetFaster TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 17,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. // HELPFUL LINKS - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

Transcribed - Published: 7 December 2023

High Carb: Can You Balance Performance Long-Term Health? – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 451

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (08:22) Are all of the carbohydrates that cyclists consume causing long-term health issues? (23:20) How to balance performance and long-term health (42:16) Dealing with sleep apnea for athletes (47:28) What could be causing poor sleep? (50:06) Nutritional decisions that improve sleep quality (53:33) Should you alter your nutrition strategy with your menstrual cycle? (01:03:12) The effects of excessive sodium intake on digestion and performance RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Jonathan’s Everesting video: https://youtu.be/RpRAM8L3rCQ?feature=shared Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad

Transcribed - Published: 30 November 2023

The 80% Rule, Peaking, Numb Hands, Z2 and Entertainment in TrainerRoad – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 450

Video Link: https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q TrainerRoad YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/TrainerRoad Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (02:00) Hannah’s learnings from her 2023 season and what she will change in 2024 (18:39) What is the 80% rule in coaching, and should you follow it? (32:19) Is it actually better to avoid peak fitness in a training season? (42:05) How to manage the psychological side of peaking (59:11) Why you get numbness in your hands when riding and how to fix it (01:05:55) Why isn’t there more endurance in TrainerRoad training plans? (01:09:07) Is TrainerRoad entertaining enough? RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE https://www.trainerroad.com/forum/t/masters-plans-and-more-launched-today Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad

Transcribed - Published: 23 November 2023

Science-Backed Nutrition Plan for Cyclists | New video out now! – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 449

Click here to watch our latest video about Science-backed nutrition plans for cyclists! TrainerRoad YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/TrainerRoad Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2023

Masters Cyclist Training Plans and TrainerRoad Product Updates! – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 448

This episode is best watched on YouTube. Watch it now here: https://youtu.be/8hY9qeBQEiY Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:44) How do you compare against other cyclists? (3:36) How does age affect your power to weight ratio? (8:46) New Plan Builder Custom Duration feature (11:07) New Masters Plans! (13:20) How to use the new Masters Plans (14:18) New General Base training plan (15:39) “Red Light Green Light” feature (19:36) New Training Calendar (21:31) Preview of new Plan Builder (28:30) Workout Levels V2 Update RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE https://www.trainerroad.com/forum/t/masters-plans-and-more-launched-today Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad

Transcribed - Published: 9 November 2023

Should Cyclists Use Ketones and Creatine? – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 447

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (01:36) Ketones explained (04:29) Recent research on ketones in endurance sport (18:44) When are ketones best used? (29:18) How to get rid of back pain on the bike (42:06) How to find the ideal race weight (53:54) Creatine & Cramps (01:01:50) TrainerRoad Hot Takes RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE https://youtu.be/8WADvfYqesE?feature=shared https://youtu.be/RVhKKXnXbgo?feature=shared https://youtu.be/Ogekfdb2aXo?feature=shared https://youtu.be/ZIxZTJbvmZY?feature=shared https://youtu.be/aClmBsQM3Xs?feature=shared https://youtu.be/XNoXDjFpaDI?feature=shared https://youtu.be/rq3YIA4FoPE?feature=shared STUDIES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE https://trainerroad.cc/mccarthy2023 https://trainerroad.cc/brooks2022 https://trainerroad.cc/antonio2021 Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2023

How to Train Willpower For Endurance Athletes – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 446

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:49) What is willpower and does it decrease after hard tasks? (4:10) Does glucose availability limit willpower? (6:33) Does belief in willpower as a limited resource limit your abilities? (8:30) Habits that build willpower (11:50) How willpower increases self-control (13:07) How consistent training amidst a busy life could actually make life and performance better (16:33) How to build willpower for cyclists (19:33) Tips to reduce the willpower “cost” of training (21:38) Why results from most exercise intervention studies can be unreliable RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE https://www.hubermanlab.com/episode/how-to-increase-your-willpower-and-tenacity STUDIES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE https://trainerroad.cc/Baumeister1998 https://trainerroad.cc/Jobs2013 https://trainerroad.cc/Job2010 https://trainerroad.cc/Bernecker2020 https://trainerroad.cc/Audiffren2022 https://trainerroad.cc/Rosenblat2023 WATCH OUR LATEST YOUTUBE VIDEO NOW https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo SUBSCRIBE TO THE SCIENCE OF GETTING FASTER PODCAST Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad

Transcribed - Published: 26 October 2023

Scientific Off-Season Recommendations for Cyclists – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 445

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (1:00) Quick guide on what to do if you can’t put out as much power indoors (10:32) Science-backed recommendations for cyclists on how to take an off-season (42:40) Adding extra riding to your training plan: Should you do it? (55:36) Why do you taste blood in your mouth during hard efforts, and is it bad? 1:02:51) How to not lose positions in a start (1:11:52) Imbalances in your pedal stroke and what to do with them (1:15:18) When you can skip warmups RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Sprint Intensity Training: https://youtu.be/VE2lJ3KSvPY?feature=shared https://www.trainerroad.com/blog/detraining-what-happens-when-you-lose-fitness/ STUDIES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE https://trainerroad.cc/Maldonado-Martin2016 https://trainerroad.cc/Ronnestad2014 https://trainerroad.cc/Almquist2020 Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2023

Hannah’s World Cup Win Learnings, Weight Gain, Heat Training, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 444

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:22) Hannah won a XC Marathon World cup! Here's what she learned (19:46) What makes your weight fluctuate in training and what to do about it (33:15) Should you avoid heat adaptation right before an event? (42:34) Is there a way to "short-cut" race experience? (56:42) How to manage the craving for water only in a race Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 12 October 2023

Greens Powders, Slow Tires, Sleep Optimization, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 443

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:37) Product update from Nate – Apple Sync and Apple Workouts (8:03) Should wheel-on trainers even be a consideration in 2023? (12:23) Will indoor training damage a full suspension bike? (12:59) What fan do you recommend for indoor training? (14:41) Do any of the podcast hosts recommend rocker plates for your trainer? (16:01) Which trainer desk do the hosts recommend? (16:57) What’s the best way to mount your phone to your bars for indoor training? (17:52) What shows/content are the hosts looking forward to watching on the trainer this year? (19:09) Is indoor cycling kit worth it? (20:51) How to remount your bike like a pro with no stutter step (31:13) Why steady power matters more than you think, and how to get better at it (47:11) Is fighting for position into singletrack actually a bad idea? (1:01:06) Do greens powders actually work? (1:15:53) How much will gatorskin tires slow you down? (1:23:45) How to get optimize your sleep before a race LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE - Pushing an Outside Workout to the Apple Watch: https://trainerroad.cc/46h6j8o - Connecting TrainerRoad with Apple Health: https://trainerroad.cc/3PIUgd1 - Apple Health Troubleshooting: https://trainerroad.cc/3ZLAfXU - Lasko U12104 https://a.co/d/10GaX2U - KOM Cycling Garmin mount: https://a.co/d/72GuILY - Magsafe Mount: https://a.co/d/dkqaCvf STUDIES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE - Athletic Greens Ingredients: https://drinkag1.com/ingredients/en - Organic Spirulina, Gurney 2022: https://trainerroad.cc/Spirulina - Inulin (FOS prebiotics), Hughes 2021: https://trainerroad.cc/Inulin - Beet Root Powder, Dominguez 2017: https://trainerroad.cc/beetrootpowder - Cocoa Polyphenol Extract, Massaro 2019: https://trainerroad.cc/Cocoabeanpolyphenolextract - Grape Seed Extract, Elejalde 2021: https://trainerroad.cc/grapeseedextract - Green Tea (Camellia Sinesis), Green 2010: https://trainerroad.cc/greentea - Ginger Rhizome Powder, Wilson 2015: https://trainerroad.cc/gingerrhizomepowder - Alkaline pea protein isolate, Loureiro 2023: https://trainerroad.cc/alkalinepeaproteinisolate - Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) root dry extract, Lu 2022: https://trainerroad.cc/rhodiolarosea - Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Bonilla 2021: https://trainerroad.cc/ashwagandha Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 5 October 2023

Study Review: Nicotine, Bicarbonate, Deficits, Recovery Nutrition, Concussions – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 442

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:40) Sarah’s athletic and educational background (1:20) Why are pro cyclists using nicotine in their training?! (12:36) How we tested sodium bicarbonate products in-house (26:58) The impact of temporary caloric restriction on our metabolism (33:37) Why the amount of carbs in your recovery drink might matter more than the 4:1 ratio (40:15) Data driven ways to use aerobic exercise to recover from a concussion STUDIES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28574230/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29405793/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35405933/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27120294/ Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 28 September 2023

Threshold Training, Antacids, Repeatability, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 441

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (1:49) Getting to know Zach Calton (16:17) Pro tips on how to make threshold training less miserable and more productive (31:23) Can antacids make you faster? (45:36) Zach and Ryan’s favorite ways to train repeatability (55:36) How to train for a race series / a lot of races in a short time (1:09:22) What’s up with collegiate cycling in the US? Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 21 September 2023

Recognizing Fatigue, Pros’ Favorite Workouts, Gravel Nats, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 440

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (01:08) Gravel National Championships discussion with Tobin (13:10) Ivy’s UCI Cyclocross racing plans for this season (22:20) Tobin’s warmup for cyclocross (24:00) Ivy’s tips for pre-riding a course, and whether it’s more important than a warmup (25:41) Tobin’s tips for how to learn a course quickly (26:30) Tobin’s key rule about how to test tire choice and pressure on a course (27:39) Tobin’s tips on how to know if you should run or hop barriers (29:47) Should you break the golden rule and go hard at the beginning of a race in CX? (30:31) Should you surge out of corners or try to ride smooth in cyclocross? (32:22) How to avoid losing positions at the beginning of a race (35:30) Ivy and Tobin’s favorite cyclocross workouts (41:45) Is cyclocross training different from criterium training? (45:45) Pros’ favorite workouts for road racing (48:28) How cross-country MTB training is different from other forms of training (52:36) Should your bike handling technique change or stay the same from bike to bike? (1:02:09) How pros’ recognize signs of fatigue when HRV doesn’t seem to correlate Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 14 September 2023

Are You Carb Loading Wrong, Macros, Electrolytes, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 439

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (02:01) Are you carb loading incorrectly? (13:41) Do you need to drink electrolytes if you eat enough sodium before and after training? (26:12) What is the best macronutrient ratio for getting faster on the bike? (37:52) Should you not count calories consumed during training? Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 7 September 2023

Hannah’s Leadville, Steep Climbs, Saddle Problems, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 438

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (0:50) Hannah’s tips for steep climbs (3:30) Hannah’s analysis of her race at Leadville (5:50) Should you go with an early move, or stick to a conservative pacing plan? (8:00) What to do if you realized you missed the key move in a race (12:30) Why Hannah chose to take time off in the middle of her season (15:30) How Hannah manages rest week anxiety (20:45) Post-race blues / What to do if you don’t have a goal event on your calendar? (22:50) How to balance life and training (25:15) Are group rides replacement for training? (28:10) Does your training have to be intense if you are doing less volume? (36:25) Saddle tips/ Are cycling saddles always uncomfortable, and are we just not talking about it? (39:30) How your posture affects saddle selection (43:45) How chamois cream could actually make saddle problems worse / how bib shorts affect saddle choice (51:15) Signs you are underfueling your workouts (52:45) How pros fuel their training (54:55) Coach Jonathan’s hack for avoiding post-training binges (1:05:55) Are tire inserts actually worth the weight penalty? Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 31 August 2023

Strength Training for Cyclists - Ultimate Guide – Ask a Cycling Coach 437

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED (0:00) Welcome! (2:21) Why you need to do strength training (9:26) Why you should do strength training in more than just the offseason (11:50) How often should you do strength training every week? (14:56) Should you do strength training on hard days or easy days? (29:20) How to avoid DOMS (34:09) Can strength training replace a specific type of cycling workout? (37:00) How to know when you should prioritize strength or cycling training (41:33) What is the minimum amount of strength training you should do (46:50) How much will your sprint power or FTP increase from strength training? (53:18) Are bodyweight exercises enough for cyclists, or do you need equipment? (57:05) No equipment, at-home strength training exercises for cyclists (1:00:51) Should cyclists use TRX systems? (1:02:32) Is yoga sufficient strength training for cyclists? (1:04:35) How does strength training for cycling differ from lifting for general health? (1:06:33) TrainerRoad’s strength training benchmarks calculator (1:11:53) What are the best and most important strength training exercises for cyclists? (1:16:09) Are kettlebell flow workouts too intense for cyclists? (1:18:17) Do you need to adjust your strength training plan for your age? (1:23:25) Strength training recommendations for triathletes (1:26:46) Which strength training exercises help with maintaining the aero/TT position? (1:31:41) Can strength training replace a warm up or cool down for cycling? (1:32:46) What strength training exercises can help cyclists avoid broken collarbones and other injuries? (1:34:50) What strength training exercises can help cyclists avoid a sore lower back on the bike? (1:43:32) What strength training exercises can help you stabilize your pedal stroke? (1:45:32) How should cyclists change their nutrition when they start doing strength training? (1:50:21) What supplements should cyclists take when they start doing strength training? LINKS MENTIONED - Derek’s Strength Training Company: www.DialedHealth.com - Derek’s instagram: https://instagram.com/dialedhealth - TrainerRoad Strength Training Benchmarks Calculator: https://www.trainerroad.com/strength-training-calculator Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 24 August 2023

Top 10 at Leadville with TrainerRoad - Kate McLaughlin – Ask a Cycling Coach 436

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google LINKS MENTIONED Kate’s Successful Athletes Podcast Episode: https://youtu.be/-iLRvK71Seg OTHER LINKS Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/k3IIJqNxNMo Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is a cycling and triathlon training podcast. Each week USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman, pro athletes, and other special guests answer your cycling and triathlon questions. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 23 August 2023

Leadville 100 with Keegan Swenson and Sofía Gomez Villafañe – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 435

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: (0:00) Welcome! (0:34) Sofia’s interview (22:46) Tobin’s interview (28:36) Keegan’s interview ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Sofia’s Instagram Sofia’s Strava Sofia’s Leadville file Tobin’s Instagram Keegan’s Instagram Keegan’s Leadville File Santa Cruz ht.SQD’s Instagram Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/NtoCgX1CAUM Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT certified coaches, pro athletes, and other special guests. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 17 August 2023

HRV, Caffeine, Hannah Otto’s Leadville Prep, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 434

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: (0:00) Welcome! (0:27) New AI FTP Detection and other product updates! (4:15) How Hannah is preparing to defend her Leadville title (11:53) Full deep dive into Leadville prep (38:11) Are all of us not consuming enough caffeine on race day? (1:06:41) Should you use DFA alpha 1 to find your aerobic threshold? (1:26:55) How to avoid bad tasting bottles and hydration packs (1:29:19) What causes heart rate to *not* go up in hot conditions? (1:37:49) What happens when you train with too high of an FTP? ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 1. UPDATED VIEW ON HRV ANALYSIS DURING EXERCISE AND DFA ALPHA 1, Marco Altani Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/NtoCgX1CAUM Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT certified coaches, pro athletes, and other special guests. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad

Transcribed - Published: 10 August 2023

Dieting, Peaking, Cooling Strategies, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 433

hare the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: (0:00) Welcome! (0:33) Alex Larson’s take on using natural foods to fuel your rides (11:10) How to find the right gearing for a course (12:26) 2023 IRONMAN World Championships course discussion (22:57) How to ride descents blind (30:31) Have you reached a lifelong peak? (38:18) Does spraying water on yourself mid-race actually cool you off? (51:52) Carbohydrate intake recommendations for rides of different durations and intensities (1:03:54) Does dieting ruin your metabolism? Signs you may be not eating enough (1:19:40) Has the scientific research on beer and cycling changed? Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/NtoCgX1CAUM Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT certified coaches, pro athletes, and other special guests. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad

Transcribed - Published: 3 August 2023

Pro Cyclocross Strategy, Tire Choice, and More with Tobin Ortenblad – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 432

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: (0:00) Welcome! (1:07) Race audit! Why did you cramp at the Downieville Classic [pacing, heat, elevation, nutrition strategy deep dive] (40:49) Do dropper posts belong on CX bikes? (46:30) Are tire inserts a good idea for cyclocross? (54:03) Why can’t I put out more power in race starts [how to train for it, how to turn it into a strength, etc.] (1:13:39) What are the best and worst pedals for riding in muddy conditions? (1:19:15) Is there a perfect tire for both CX and gravel? (1:22:51) How do you carry corner speed in cyclocross? (1:30:00) Best drills for singlespeed CX racing (1:33:54) How to get young athletes started in cyclocross Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/NtoCgX1CAUM Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT certified coaches, pro athletes, and other special guests. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad TrainerRoad Podcast Network Submit your Question to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast Submit your story to the Successful Athletes Podcast Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast Submit a topic to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

Big Moves on the Final Day! - ST6 Stage 6 – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 431

Share the podcast with your friends, and rate it 5-stars! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotify2 iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/apple2 Google Podcasts: https://trainerroad.cc/google RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: - Singletrack 6 website: https://trainerroad.cc/Singletrack6 - Stage 1: https://trainerroad.cc/ST6Stage1 - Stage 2: https://trainerroad.cc/ST6Stage2 - Stage 3: https://trainerroad.cc/ST6Stage3 - Stage 4: https://trainerroad.cc/ST6Stage4 - Stage 5: https://trainerroad.cc/ST6Stage5 - Stage 6: https://trainerroad.cc/ST6Stage6 Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/NtoCgX1CAUM Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast below! Spotify: https://trainerroad.cc/spotifysogf iTunes: https://trainerroad.cc/itunessogf TRY TRAINERROAD RISK FREE FOR 30 DAYS! TrainerRoad is the #1 cycling training app. No other cycling app is more effective. Over 13,000 positive reviews, a 4.9 star App Store rating. Adaptive Training from TrainerRoad uses machine learning and science-based coaching principles to continually assess your performance and intelligently adjust your training plan. It trains you as an individual and makes you a faster cyclist. Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea ABOUT THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT certified coaches, pro athletes, and other special guests. Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi MORE PODCASTS FROM TRAINERROAD Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5 Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP STAY IN TOUCH Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad

Transcribed - Published: 18 July 2023

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