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Feb 23, 2021

In episode 258 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Renee McGregor: Leading Sports Dietitian & Author, ‘Fuelling for Health & Performance’ on this expert edition.

By way of bio Renee McGregor is prolific. In clinical practice Renee specialises in relative energy deficiency in sport, eating disorders, the female athlete and of course athletic health and performance. Her clinical practice and knowledge is supported by extensive experience working in both clinical and performance nutrition including the Olympic Games in London 2012, the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016, and the Commonwealth Games in 2018 on the Gold Coast.

Renee is the best selling author of the "Fast Fuels" training series and "Orthorexia, When Healthy Eating Goes Bad" and today's expert edition is an exploration around all things fueling for the athlete.

Now historically on the physical performance show whenever we have featured an expert in the field of dietetics, or nutrition, these episodes have been extremely popular. There's a bunch of learnings coming your way as Renee shares with us today, the signs of under fueling for athletes, what to look for, for both the male and female athlete, the effect of disordered eating when it comes to an athlete's desire to be in energy balance, the top mistakes that athletes make when it comes to fueling for health and performance and so much more.

 

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Feb 16, 2021

Emma recently released her autobiography “Hard Wired Life, Death and Triathlon”. It's a book that I recommend for the bookshelf of every endurance sports enthusiast, and particularly every triathlon lover. Growing up as a triathlete in the 90s Emma Carney was certainly a name and a presence gracing the covers of triathlon magazines, TV screens wherever the triathlon enthusiast looked.

Emma came from a junior running / athletics background, where she represented Australia twice at the world cross country championships in 1994 and 1995, and then again in the Ekiden Relay in 1993 and 1994.  You'll hear today how Emma turned to the sport of triathlon and in just 18 months took out the 1994 world ITU international triathlon union championship in Auckland by a record margin at that stage of 2 minutes and 12 seconds.

Following that very impressive international debut taking out a world title, Emma recorded seven ITU World Cup wins in 1996 and collectively across her career 19 World Cup wins. From June 1995 to April 1997, Emma recorded an unbroken string of 12 straight ITU World Cup wins. Emma was the World Cup champion in 1995, 1996 and 1997. And of course the ITU now World Triathlon world champion in 1994 and then again in 1997. Subsequently, Emma was inducted into the Australian sporting Hall of Fame in 2016.

On this featured performer episode, you'll hear Emma truly share around the highs, the lows and the learnings from what was a remarkable career and a remarkable chapter in Australian triathlon and World Triathlon history. Emma shares on the early days her rules of competition training philosophies, and now as her attention turns to coaching up and coming triathlon talent, her ambitions to see Australia secure Olympic Gold with her podium project and the burning reason behind that.  You'll hear me touch on the controversial 2000 Olympic triathlon Australia team selection snub of which you'll also be able to read the full documented history in hardwired life death and travel and Emma's recently released autobiography. This really is an episode that epitomizes the highs lows and learnings.

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Feb 8, 2021

Dr Dan Plews is the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon age group world record holder with a blistering 8:24 set in 2018. That's 8 hours and 24 minutes by way of bio alongside Dan's own athletic achievements. He has a PhD in exercise physiology, which looked at heart rate variability to assess training adaptation. He's coached three professional Ironman triathletes to sub eight hours, including Terenzo Boyzone, Yon van Berkel and Tim van Berkel., Dr Plews has consulted with New Zealand rowing and currently serves a role of high performance manager for Team Emirates, New Zealand in the Americas Cup. And of course, Dan is the founder of Endure IQ, a fantastic online endurance coaching community and service.

On this episode, you'll hear Dr Dan Plews share around what high intensity interval training actually is the different types of high intensity interval training, the physiological benefits, how to build hit training into your program and work it around and overall periodized plan, how to manipulate the variables of high intensity interval training, the role of recovery between workouts, and Dan share some of his favorite hit sessions across swim, bike and run.

 

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Feb 2, 2021

Craig Kirkwood is an incredible athlete himself having represented New Zealand six times across athletics and mountain running. Craig was a 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games New Zealand representative and boasts a marathon record of 2.13.07 set in Chicago.

Now in a coaching capacity Craig coaches some of the hottest athletics and triathlon talent on the planet. Craig is a coach based out of New Zealand that ranges from juniors right through to recreational and recreational competitive age groupers, as well as some of the best in the business including prior featured performer of the physical performance show Hayden Wild from Episode 162 and alongside Hayden, Craig coaches up and coming New Zealand middle distance running star Sam Tanner, New Zealand 3000m champion and 1500m champion.

During this episode, you will hear from Craig as we extract learnings across his own athletic achievements along with his many achievements in the coaching space. Craig shares around the top three characteristics of high performance and why one of those includes headspace being teachable as an athlete, nurturing juniors through to seniors and not losing their talent along the way, what it takes to nurture young sporting talent to ensure that they are not lost in the senior ranks. His top recovery tips and why Craig believes strides are crucial for every recreational athlete, how to navigate your long runs best recovery tips and the importance of being patient in achieving our endurance sporting goals.

 

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Jan 26, 2021

By way of bio, Inigo is an avid researcher, sports science practitioner and a coach applying his academic learnings. Since 1992 Indigo has been devoted to the research of tapering and peaking for sports performance. He's published many peer reviewed scientific articles, many book chapters and five books. As a sports physiologist, Inigo works closely with elite athletes and coaches in a variety of individual and team sports. Inigo currently serves as a Head of Sports Science for Spanish Aquatics and has previously served roles with the Australian Institute of Sport from 2003 to 2004. In 2005, Inigo worked as a physiologist and trainer of the professional road bicycle Racing Team Euskaltel Euskadi, he's also coached world class triathletes including Olympians so you get a sense for Inigo’s pedigree and expertise on this topic of tapering.

Now what can you expect from today's episode? Well, we've all tried to either conduct our own tapers or have had tapers programmed for us from coaches and we all know that sometimes they go well, sometimes they don't. So through today's learnings, you'll be able to extract the scientific body of work the evidence based best practices, when it comes to tapering.  Inigo will share the definition of tapering and peaking, outline the main aim of tapering, share why if a taper goes well you can expect up to a 3% improvement between pre and post taper performances. Inigo outlines the three variables that can be manipulated with a taper, training intensity, training volume and training frequency. Inigo shares from a 2011 landmark scientific review, the best practices when it comes to Endurance Sports tapers in terms of length, what to do with reducing volume and what not to do when it comes to tinkering with intensity and training frequency. Inigo explores nutrition and hydration practices through a taper and outlines why it is key to arrive at your racing body mass at the start of the taper, rather than at the end.

Finally, Inigo outlines what actually occurs when we taper in terms of physiological effects and then what occurs at the end of a season when we take a break, the de-training effects and then what we can expect with the retraining effects physiologically, as we return to training. There's the single piece of advice and of course, the physical challenge for the week.

 

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Jan 19, 2021

On this episode, I share with you a conversation I recently had with Gold Coast based ear nose and throat surgeon Dr Dan Robinson on all things navigating nasal obstruction. One in three people experience nasal obstruction.

Listen in as Dr Dan Robinson shares around the different types of nasal obstruction, how nasal obstruction presents in both children and fully grown adults, the different types of obstructive sleep apnea; central and peripheral and how each of those presents, the physiology of breathing and why when we exercise most of it occurs through the mouth yet that's reversed when we sleep with the bulk of breathing happening through our nose. Dr Dan shares around nasal anatomy including the nasal valve and why it is so important and importantly how to treat nasal obstruction and the treatment pathway or sieve as Dr Dan Robinson refers to it as that exists all the way from nasal spray through to devices through to surgical procedures.

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Jan 10, 2021

Rory Darkins is a positive psychology academic, mental skills coach to Olympic athletes and the brains behind the What’s Right app. Rory is a regular speaker at global conferences including the World Congress on Positive Psychology. Rory translates the best of the research into practical and easy to understand strategies that anyone can take home and apply to life and thrive.  Rory himself has a diverse sporting background, having spent many years traveling the world pursuing professional cricket alongside his own competitive running, having competed internationally in surf lifesaving for the 2km beach event and alongside Eloise Wellings, Rory co hosts the “What's Right Within” podcast. 

Get ready for some great learnings that will translate into better headspace daily across your week and of course, for your next sporting competition, as Rory shares around what positive psychology is, and why it matters to not just optimal performance, but also health and well-being, the difference between harmonious and obsessive passion, why it's the pursuit of the process that should matter more than the outcome itself, and why there’s a great return on investment to be had when we stop and assess ourselves at our best.

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Jan 8, 2021

It is that time of year where we look back at the calendar year, and we review some of the highlights of our Featured Performer Episodes. 

This year we bring you the TOP 10 most downloaded Featured Performers.

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Dec 28, 2020

It is that time of year where we look back at the calendar year, and we review some of the highlights of our expert editions. 

In prior years we've labelled this episode The Best of where we've sourced feedback around popular episodes that really struck a chord with the learnings that were shared.

However, this year, we've just looked straight at the data, that is, the number of downloads per episode and today we review the top 10 most downloaded expert editions of 2020.

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Dec 15, 2020

Gustav Iden is the 70.3 2019 Triathlon World Champion. Several weeks ago, Gustav Iden took the spoils and victory in what was arguably the most stacked and deep triathlon long course field in the history of the sport by taking out the PTO Championships at Challenge Daytona.

Gustav is from Bergen, Norway, where he trains alongside the Norwegian powerhouse team including prior featured guests from Episode 117 - Kristian Blummenfelt and Triathlon Norway Head Coach and Sports Director of the Norwegian Triathlon Federation, Arild Tveiten, who we featured on episode 224.

In addition to Gustav's success across the 70.3 and long course world of triathlon, Gustav was also part of the historic Norwegian Podium Clean Sweep at the World Triathlon Series leg held in Bermuda in 2019, where he took out third place. In 2019 Gustav was also fourth across the line in the Tokyo Olympic test event.

In this episode, you'll hear Gustav outline his top three tips for each of the disciplines of triathlon swim, bike and run. Gustav shares why winning is truly a choice, along with an incredible story about the Taiwanese hat that he picked up off the side of the road in Thailand that has gone on to create quite a stir in Taiwan and also landing Gustav a great commercial partner in Giant Bicycles. Gustav shares his training philosophy around intensity control and volume, talks about pre race nerves, survives the physical performance round and issues a fantastic physical challenge for the week.

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Dec 14, 2020

In episode 248 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Rachel Neylan, Olympic & Professional Cyclist, 2012 UCI World Championship Silver on this featured performer episode.

Rachel represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, which was a combination of a childhood dream. In 2012 Rachel picked up a silver medal in the UCI World Cycling Championships. Rachel bases herself out of Europe where she has picked up multiple UCI World Championship event victories and as we roll around to Tokyo 2021, is looking to secure her second Australian Olympic team berth.

Aside from Rachel's sparkling sporting resume, Rachel’s back story is inspiring as she took up cycling later in life at 25 years of age. After graduating as a physiotherapist working with Rowing Australia, before taking a bold leap of faith in embarking on a journey to become a world class Australian athlete and ultimately an Olympian.

During this episode, Rachel shares about the top three characteristics for performance, why using the word “talent” can be so dangerous, persisting through adversity, seizing opportunities, and Rachel survives the physical performance round, issues a wonderful physical challenge for the week along with a further challenge to drop the label ‘women's cycling’, as Rachel says it's one sport, female and male athletes, but we need to stop using the phrase women's cycling.

 

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Dec 5, 2020

If you are a keen follower of Australian athletics, Jessica Hull needs no introduction. Earlier in 2020, Jessica went on an Australian national record setting streak, kicking it off with a 5000m new national record of 14:43.80 at the diamond league in Monaco, followed one month later by the national record in the 1500m 4:00.42 set at the diamond league in Berlin. And then just less than two weeks later, Jessica ran another Australian National record in the 3000m in Doha 8:36.03. Now the 5000m record was an 18 year record held by a prior featured performer of the show, Benita Willis, Episode 20 and Jess’s 1500m time has her poised to be potentially the first Australian woman to ever run sub four minutes in the coming years for the 1500m.

Needless to say, Jessica is a huge talent and on this episode, you'll hear Jess share around the highs, lows and learnings, the origins of her athletic days, the role of her family and support team in helping Jess perform at her physical best, the influence of time spent on scholarship at the University of Oregon in the US, the role of strength and conditioning in Jess’s performances, fueling for the work required and Jess survives the physical performance round and issues a doubleheader on the physical challenge for the week. Here is my conversation with Australian National record holder, the 1500m, 3000m and 5000m Jessica Hull.

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Dec 1, 2020

As a junior triathlete through the 90s, Miles Stewart was one of the most prominent names in the sport. Earlier this year in 2020 Miles was recognised with an Order of Australia medal (OAM) for his service to triathlon and sports administration a fitting honour for someone who has been around the sport for 35 years plus.

Prior to Miles’ administrative career Miles’s sporting resume was so impressive. Miles became the world champion at 20 years of age in 1991. Prior to that, as you'll hear miles outline he had great success from the get go racing immediately as a professional athlete on commencing the sport as a junior. Miles was part of triathlons debut in the Olympic Games as part of the Australian team at the Sydney Olympic 2000 games, crossing the line as the first place male finisher in sixth place. In addition, Miles picked up a silver medal at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games triathlon, 8 World Cup Triathlon wins, 1 World Series win in 1996 and 2 ITU World Championship bronze medals in 1998 and 1999. Of course, Miles became the world champion in the 1991 World Triathlon Championships held on the Gold Coast at just 20 years of age. And quite incredibly, as you'll hear Miles outline, he was a member of the Australian Elite Team for the World Championships across 16 consecutive years.

During today's episode, you'll hear miles touch on the highs, the lows and the many learnings from his 20 year career as a professional triathlete.  You'll hear Miles mention that he never raced in the juniors instead, he was straight to the professional ranks. Miles shares around the emotions of the Sydney Olympic 2000 debut and the reasons why he was only notified that he'd be racing 72 hours prior to the Olympic Games. Miles shares around what drove him as an athlete to achieve such great success. Keys in staying injury free and Miles shares some thoughts around the art and science of coaching. 

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Nov 25, 2020

During this expert edition, Dr Shona Halson acclaimed and dualed featured expert of the show a Q&A around all things Recovery Science. Shona has been touted as arguably the world's leading expert in the field of athletic recovery. Shona was the director of the Australian Olympic Committee Recovery Centre for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, was the Senior Exercise Physiologist/Recovery Scientist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 15 years. And in addition to publishing in excess of 100 scientific papers in the field, Dr. Shona Halson has consulted with some of the world's most loved and well respected brands, teams and organisations, including Nike.

Now recently on the 24th of October 2020, The Physical Performance Show hosted a three hour livestream with Dr. Shona Halson ‘Recovery Essentials for Optimal Performance’ where Dr Shona took attendees through the practical “how to’s” scientific wise and some great recovery science myth busting.

The Q&A section proved to be incredibly popular with some fantastic questions being raised. So we wanted to share with you some of the terrific questions that were raised and Shona’s responses.

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Nov 17, 2020

Dr Nicky Keay is a sports and dance endocrinologist with 20 years of extensive clinical and research experience in working with professional ballet dancers and elite athletes.  At the time of recording Dr. Nicky Keay is consulting for both Scottish Ballet and also Manchester United whilst also consulting privately and serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Fourth Edge on Hormone Profiling.

Nicky is currently working to monitor female athlete menstruation cycles through athlete management systems to reduce female athletes injury risk. She's a published author of numerous scientific articles, provides regular reviews for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and is a go to expert when it comes to the risks of energy deficiency in sports and the female athlete. Her published medical research includes the effects of training and nutrition on the endocrine system and body composition along with bone mineral density. Nicky is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University, a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the National Institute of Dance, Medicine and Science.

During this expert edition, you'll enjoy learnings around how to optimize our hormones as both male and female athletes across our lifespan and around our sports. Nicky shares around key concepts for both the pre Peri and post menopausal female athlete and also the male athlete when it comes to monitoring and maximising testosterone.

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Nov 9, 2020

Camille Herron's bio is exemplary. Camille is the 50k, 100k, 24hr World Champion holder of five world records, winner of the comrades marathon and at the time of recording, Camille was just weeks away from attempting to improve her 12 hour and 100 mile world records. Camille broke the 100 mile trail world women's record by 1hr, running 12 hrs 42mins at her first attempt ever running 100 miles. One month later, she broke the 12 hr world record. To give you some insight into just how fast Camille runs these world records, the 50 mile world record was set at 5hrs 38mins which is equivalent to a 4:12 per km pace. The 100 mile road trail world record 12hrs 42mins, was run at a 4:43 per km pace and the 24 hour road record a distance covered of 270 km was run at a 5:20 per km pace. Meanwhile, the equivalent track record that Camille set 262km, that's right running around a track for 24 hours, was set at a 5:30 per km split pace.

Camille shares around the highs, lows and learnings of her career. She's also been an academic researcher in the field of bone health, and you'll hear Camille share tips around how to look after our bones as endurance athletes from her science and also her running perspective. The key role that the menstruation cycle needs to play for female athletes, structuring a training cycle and what key sessions need to be included, how Camille has been able to run 160 km per week / 100 mile weeks consecutively since November 2006. Camille shares around the power and importance of running easy when it's a designated "easy run". And of course a physical challenge for the week that will get your legs and lungs burning.

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Nov 3, 2020

Phil Burt was the British Cycling head physiotherapist for 12 years and a consultant physiotherapist for team Sky Cycling for five years and across those years, the team's collectively accrued more than 30 Olympic gold medals, 5 Tour de France victories and more than 100 World Championship victories.  Phil consulted with the who's who of world cycling across that time. Phil is now based in private practice, and he's taking his many learnings to the world of cycling through his clinic, Phil consults with British triathlon and has authored two very successful books “bike fit” and “strengthen conditioning for cyclists”, he’s a UCI advisor on positional rules and also sits on the Redell World Advisory Board.

During this expert edition Phil shares around the concept of there not being an actual ideal bike fit but rather a bike fit window. The idea that human beings are adaptable and bikes are adjustable, the fascinating concept of micro adjusters and macro absorbers, the three pillars of bike fit, getting aero comfortable/sustainable and producing power. Phil discusses common cycling ailments, lower back pain, neck strain, numb hands and numb feet as well as what to do for the dreaded saddle sores.

There's so much in this expert edition and heads up Phil issues arguably the most dangerous physical challenge for the week to date.

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Oct 27, 2020

Georgia Taylor-Brown took out the recent World Triathlon series one day championship held in Rotterdam being crowned the 2020 World Triathlon Series Champion. In 2012, Georgia won the Junior World Duathlon Championships in Nancy, Georgia then burst into the World Triathlon scene in 2017 winning the Madrid World Cup by almost a minute, with an incredible run off the bike before finishing fourth in the under 23 World Championships also at Rotterdam that year. In 2018 and 2019, Georgia finished third overall in the World Triathlon series rankings across those respective years.

Georgia has picked up multiple podiums across World Triathlon series races, and in 2019 at the Tokyo Olympic test event, crossed the line with fellow British compatriot Jess Liam in a victory at the time that was later disputed on a technicality.

In this week's episode Georgia shares around highs, lows and learnings including her top three tips for female endurance athletes, navigating the junior years with success in sport, listening to our bodies and enjoying ourselves along the way.

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Oct 15, 2020

In episode 240 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Oli Williamson, Senior Physiotherapist, British Triathlon 'Navigating Triathlon & Endurance Sports Injuries in Part 2 of this Expert Edition.

In this week's expert edition we feature Oli Williamson, Senior Physiotherapist for British Triathlon and the English Institute of Sport.  He shares around all things navigating triathlon and endurance sports injuries. This is also about common endurance injuries, all things bone tendon and joint related. If you missed last week's episode, part one, you can listen in here.

During this expert edition, Part Two of navigating triathlon and endurance sports injuries, Oli shares some great tips around how to make a successful return to run program following injury. Oli explores in detail with some great tips around the rehabilitation of common running related injuries including tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis and recurring calf strain. 

Oli outlines the top mistakes that practitioners and endurance athletes make when working with endurance/triathlon injuries, he lays down that solitary piece of advice and issues a fantastic physical challenge that is going to have your calves burning.

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Oct 13, 2020

In this week's expert edition we feature Oli Williamson, Senior Physiotherapist for British Triathlon and the English Institute of Sport.  He shares around all things navigating triathlon and endurance sports injuries. Oli Williamson is based out of the Brownlee Triathlon Centre in Leeds University. He also consults privately from within the Manchester Institute of High Performance and Oli’s work with British Triathlon which has coincided with working with literally the planet's best triathletes.

During this expert edition, Part One of navigating triathlon and endurance sports injuries, Oli reveals around the key overarching goal for any endurance athlete in order to achieve their physical best and how health professionals can assist in achieving that overall objective. Oli shares some fantastic insights around common swim, bike and run injuries. Injuries discussed include the pesky proximal hamstring tendon troubles, so many runners and triathletes/cyclists who may experience these issues will takeaway gold nuggets with how to approach this injury, kneecap pain for both cyclists and runners, swimming related injuries and of course, the common running injury involving bone stress.

 

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Oct 5, 2020

During this episode, Shona Halson will share around this concept of periodising your recovery, when to include recovery and when not. Shona will also explore the role that belief plays when it comes to recovery modalities and agents. And of course, this is Associate Professor Shona Halsons’ return visit to The Physical Performance Show having been one of our most popular expert additions to date. So if you have missed Episode 190 featuring Shona then be sure to jump back after this episode with your pen and paper for the many learnings that Shona shared during Episode 190.

By way of bio Shona is currently an associate professor of the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University. Prior to Shona’s current role, Shona spent 15 years in the capacity as a Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport, and also fulfill the role of the director of The Australian Olympic Committees Recovery Centre across three consecutive Olympic Games 2008, 2012 and20 16. Shona has a PhD in exercise physiology looking at the fatigue in cyclists as well in excess of 100 peer reviewed publications across athlete recovery, sleep fatigue and travel to her academic name, consults to some of the planet's biggest organizations and leading sports teams including Nike, and prior featured guest of the show best-selling author Christie Ashwanden, author of “Good to Go” reference Shona as perhaps the world's leading expert on recovery.

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Sep 30, 2020

On this episode you'll hear Adharanand touch on the history of ultra trail running with historical strange pursuit of pedestrianism, issue some very practical key learnings around how to descend or run down hill on trails, the importance of hydration and nutrition and fuelling ultra running pursuits and you'll hear Adharanand reference some stories from “The Rise of the Ultra Runners” including the full array of East Africans attempting the rigors of the ultra trail running world.

By way of bio “Running with the Kenyans” released in 2012, was the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the William Hill sports Book Award. The topic of this conversation The Rise of the Ultra Runners released in 2019, was also shortlisted for the William Hill's sports Book Award. In addition to authoring books, Adharanand is an avid runner himself a very handy runner with numerous sub three hour marathons to his name, Adharanand is a well respected journalist for The Guardian and also writing regularly for the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Runner's World Men's Health and many others.

 

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Sep 20, 2020

On this featured performer episode we feature 2018 Commonwealth Games race walk 20km champion Aussie, Jemima Montag who shares her highs, lows and learnings by  consolidating her experiences to date as an elite athlete into takeaway learnings for us as listeners.

During this conversation, Jemima shares around the important role of an athlete's psychology in executing come race day, why keeping training fun and casual is so key as a junior. Jemima candidly shares the hard lessons that she learned around why fuelling must match the work being performed and how for Jemima doubling the training workload as a junior transitioning into the senior ranks whilst having the caloric intake created a performance void.

Of course there's the highest lows and many learnings and Jemima issues a fantastic physical challenge for the week. You'll hear Jemima reference fellow featured experts and featured performers of the physical performance shows archives which is a great example of how the learnings from the show are impacting athletes of all levels, recreational through to professional as we all strive for the one common goal to perform at our physical best.

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Sep 9, 2020

Louis is the head coach of the Dutch Triathlon Federation where he coaches the National Dutch team and also some of the world's best triathletes including former featured guest Richard Murray of South Africa and Rachel Klamer of the Netherlands. Louis’ expertise is regularly sought out in assisting with the planet's best runners, including Kenenisa Bekele.

Louis bio also includes having been the former performance manager for UCI Professional Cycling Dutch team.  Individually Louis currently coaches world class cyclists including Robert Gesink, Team Jumbo–Visma currently completing the 2020 Tour de France, another star athlete from Louise coaching ranks includes female cycling sensation Annemiek van Vleuten two times world cycling Time Trial champion and former road world champion.

On this Coach's Corner Louis shares some fantastic concepts including; Why making mistakes can be valuable and useful in our athletic development, the key ingredients of a good coaching / athlete relationship, the prescription of exercise and work and why there's so much merit as Louis outlines in prescribing the feeling, the perception of effort verse relying purely on objective data such as pace or watts for example, there is some terrific tips that Louis shares around tapering and why the key ingredient is ensuring that the athlete feels good, and he's happy.

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Sep 4, 2020

Over the years, there have been many mixed messages from drinking to thirst to avoiding dehydration at all costs through to making sure we are not too over hydrated and risking the ill effects of Hyponatremia. So how do we make sense of hydration science? That is our focus for this expert edition with Andy Blow sports scientist and founder of Precision Hydration.

Andy blow is the founder of Precision Hydration, a sports scientist who has co authored a number of scientific studies and books and he's worked at the elite level of performance throughout his career, including enjoying the role as team sport scientist for the Benetton and Renault Formula One racing teams and ongoing work with the Porsche Human Performance Centre. In addition, Andy himself is an accomplished triathlete having won an XTERRA World Title and boasting numerous top 10 Iron Man and 70.3 finishes to his former triathlon racing resume. Here is my conversation on all things hydration science with Andy blow.

Andy explores the history around hydration for performance. Drinking to thirst versus drinking to a schedule, what to do before we exercise, special considerations for hot environmental conditions, hydration needs relating to the length of an event sub 60 minutes right up to nine to 10 hours plus and the importance of understanding our own sweat rate and sweat concentration in trying to best look after our own hydration needs and therefore performance.

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