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That Triathlon Show

The one triathlon show focusing on practical and actionable advice that you can use in your own triathlon training and racing. New episodes are released twice per week. The episode types are interview episodes with the greatest and smartest people in triathlon and endurance sports, and solo episodes with host Mikael Eriksson where you'll learn tactics and strategies you can apply in your triathlon training and racing, and all things swim, bike and run. All episodes, both interview and solo episodes, are produced with the goal in mind of giving age-group triathletes actionable advice. That Triathlon Show is brought to you by www.scientifictriathlon.com and is hosted by Mikael Eriksson. Learn more about That Triathlon Show at www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
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Jan 21, 2021
Q&A #122 - Metrics to track (and not to track) for beginners, intermediate and advanced athletes; The Power Duration Curve and WKO
  • What metrics should triathletes of different levels (and different levels of training/coaching and technical literacy) be tracking?
  • The danger of trying to track too many metrics, and tracking irrelevant metrics
  • What is the Power Duration Curve, who would benefit from using it, and how? 
  • Is it worth it to buy WKO for training analysis purposes for self-coached athletes? 
 
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Jan 18, 2021

Aitor Viribay Morales is a performance nutritionist at Astana Proteam (a World Tour cycling team) with a background in science and academia. In this interview we discuss his research findings and practical experience with ingesting really high amounts of carbohydrate (up to 120 g/h) in races, and the effects such high-carb strategies can have.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Aitor's studies in mountain marathon runners on high-carbohydrate (up to 120 g/h) intake during racing and its effects

-Performance effects, recovery effects, and muscle damage effects of high-carbohydrate intake in races

-Is there not an absorption rate limit of 90 g/h as we have been told? 

-How to train the gut to absorb 120 g/h of carbohydrate

-How do the potential benefits of high-carbohydrate intake in racing relate to training? 

-Metabolic flexibility, and the height and width of the fat oxidation curve

-Practical takeaways

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts269/

 

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Jan 14, 2021
Q&A #121 - Training on 4-6 hours per week - is it a waste of time?
  • A lot of the conversation around triathlon training is centred around people training 10 hours per week or more. Am I just wasting my time training 4-6 hours per week? 
  • How do polarised training and "80/20" training apply to training at a lower training volume
  • Structuring your training at lower training volumes
 
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ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
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Jan 11, 2021

Wolfram Bott is the head coach of the German Triathlon Federation development center in Freiburg. This is a squad for some the most promising young talents in the country. Wolfram also has a decorated background as coach of long-distance athletes such as Nils Frommhold, Christian Brader, and Andreas and Michael Raelert.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Wolfram's coaching and training principles

-Periodisation, from structuring a season to structuring a week

-Key aspects in developing the swim, bike, and run, respectively

-Differences and similarities between short-course and long-course racing

-Tips for age-group athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts268/

 

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.



ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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Jan 7, 2021
Q&A #120 - Muscle fibre typology (fast twitch vs. slow twitch dominance) and training individualisation
  • Response and recovery from acute exercise depending on muscle fibre typology
  • Response and recovery from chronic training load depending on muscle fibre typology
  • Muscle fibre type shifting 
  • A non-invasive method of estimating muscle fibre typology
 
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Jan 4, 2021

Robert Gorgos is the team nutritionist of Bora-Hansgrohe Cycling Team (a World Tour level team). In this interview, he discusses his role and responsibilities as nutritionist at a World Tour team, and how cyclists at the highest level approach nutrition in racing, training, and in their day to day. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Robert's role and responsibilities as the nutritionist of Bora-Hansgrohe

-What's changed in the last few years, and what might change in the next few years in nutrition in pro cycling?

-Energy demands, macronutrient needs, and intake of nutrition in meals and in training during normal training periods

-Nutrition during stage races (during the race and around the race) 

-How to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way

-The use of train-low strategies (training with low carbohydrate availability)

-How to be able to take on large amounts of carbohydrate in races

-Common mistakes and top tips around nutrition for endurance athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts267/

 

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

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Dec 31, 2020
Q&A #119 - Running distance and energy expenditure; Heart rate and energy expenditure; Running economy
  • Can energy expenditure (EE, in calories) in running be estimated simply from the distance covered? 
  • Can heart rate be used to accurately estimate EE? 
  • Which device gives the best heart rate based EE estimates: Garmin, Suunto, or Polar? 
  • What is the impact of economy on running EE? 
  • Normative values and benchmarks for running economy
 
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Dec 28, 2020

Joachim Willén is a triathlon coach, and former professional triathlete and Olympian from Sweden. He is the head coach of the high school triathlon program Motala Rikstriathlongymnasium, which has the objective of developing the up and coming top talents of Swedish triathlon. Previous graduates of the program also includes Vasco Vilaça (still coached by Joachim), who took second in the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Hamburg 2020 (sprint distance). 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Joachim's training and coaching principles

-Coaching young athletes and long-term athlete development

-Training in a squad environment

-A typical training week of his high school triathletes

-Tips for swim, bike, and run training

-Developing mental strength

-Advice for age-group triathletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts266/

 

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

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Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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Dec 24, 2020
Q&A #118 - Training and preparation for extreme triathlons like the Norseman, Swissman and other XTri World Tour races
  • Training considerations for extreme triathlons: overarching principles, specificity, and strength training
  • Mental and cognitive skills training, and nutrition and hydration training
  • Logistics preparation, race planning, and equipment
 
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ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
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Dec 21, 2020

Trent Stellingwerff, PhD, is the Director of Performance Solutions at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific in Victoria, Canada. His primary research focuses are in the field of nutrition and physiology interactions, as well as in environmental (heat and altitude) physiology. In this interview, we discuss the current best practices from and applied and scientific perspective in endurance and ultra-endurance sports.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The importance of nutrition, and the simplicity of doing it well enough

-Periodised nutrition and the "train-low" paradigm (training with low muscle glycogen levels)

-Specific advice for ultra-endurance athletes (athletes doing events lasting longer than 4 hours) 

-Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

-Trent's top nutrition advice as an applied practitioner to endurance athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts265/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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Dec 17, 2020
Q&A #117 - Interval training (HIIT and SIT) part 2: theory and application with expert guest Michael Rosenblat
  • Interval training for masters athletes
  • Combining interval training in swimming, biking and running
  • Sprint Interval Training - minimal effective dose and biomechanical benefits
  • Active or passive recovery in interval workouts
  • Is one high-intensity session per week enough? 
  • Interval progressions: progressing intensity, duration, number of reps, decrease rest times etc. 
  • Over-under intervals
  • Limiting factors in interval training: muscular or cardiovascular
 
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ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
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Dec 14, 2020

Olav Aleksander Bu is a sports scientist and elite coach working with the Norwegian Triathlon Olympic team. He is heavily involved in testing, performance optimisation, and the scientific approach adopted by the Norwegian Olympic Team, that has brought so much success in races from Super League through World Triathlon Series and Ironman 70.3 for athletes like Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Olav's role and responsibilities with the Norwegian Triathlon Olympic team

-Changes implemented in the team's training and methods over the course of Olav's work with them

-Testing methodologies 

-Considerations of training at various intensities: from low to high intensities

-How to achieve very high training loads

-The impact of athlete phenotype on training planning

-Gadgets and technology

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts264/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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Dec 10, 2020
Q&A #116 - Swim training on two swims per week; How to know if you should focus on swim endurance or intensity; Effective use of swim toys
  • If you're limited to two swims per week, should you make them both hard swims with easy swimming just in the warm-up and warm-down? 
  • How to find out whether endurance or high intensity are relative strengths/weaknesses for you in swimming
  • Is swim training without ever using swim toys less effective than incorporating swim toys in your workouts? 
  • The five most-recommended swim toys and their use cases
 
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Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.
 
ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
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Dec 7, 2020

Ian Armiger is a professional swimming coach, former Director of Swimming at Loughborough University, Great Britain Team Head Coach, and Olympic coach. In this interview Ian discusses his coaching style and model, swim technique, advice for triathletes and triathlon swimming, and much more. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Ian's coaching style and training model

-Thoughts on swim technique, and triathlon-specific aspects

-Developing speed and power

-Useful swim tools to have in your toolbag

-Reverse periodisation in swimming

-Ian's top-3 tips for triathletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts263/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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Dec 3, 2020
Q&A #115 - Interval training (HIIT and SIT) part 1: theory and application with expert guest Michael Rosenblat
  • The variables of interval training - is there a "most effective" interval workout?
  • Intensity, work duration, rest duration, work-to-rest ratios, and more
  • Maximising time at a high oxygen uptake or maximising mechanical work- what is the driver of adaptation in interval training?
  • Fast-start intervals 
  • Impact of cadence in cycling interval workouts
  • How to pace interval workouts
  • Maintenance interval training
  • Interval workouts to failure
  • Mixed interval sessions
 
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
 
SPONSORS:
Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.
 
ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
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Nov 30, 2020

Iñigo San Millán, PhD, is the head coach of the World Tour cycling team UAE Team Emirates, and the personal coach of Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar. He is also a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he does clinical and research work in cellular metabolism, not only in exercise science but also in diabetes, cardiometabolic disease and cancer. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Iñigo's training approach: periodisation, intensity targets, balance of training and rest, and much more

-Metabolic testing: the protocol's Iñigo uses, and how the test results inform training decisions

-Differences and similarities between multisport like triathlon and sports like cycling and running

-Physiological underpinnings of endurance performance: lactate metabolism, central vs. peripheral adaptations, and more

-Top tips for age-group athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts262/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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Nov 26, 2020
Q&A #114 - Using kilojoules to monitor training load; Big rides for Ironman; Should your training be as hard as your race
  • How work (kilojoules) done can be used to effectively monitor training load at a micro- and mesocycle level, and even within workouts
  • When should you do your key Ironman rides and what should they look like?
  • Should your training meet or even exceed the demands of your goal race, or should even the hardest workouts slightly undershoot what you'll need to do on race day?
 
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Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.
 
ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
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Nov 23, 2020

Kevin Poulton is a World Tour level cycling coach who has worked with top cyclists like Caleb Ewan, Alex Dowsett and Mat Hayman. He is also a former employee of Zwift and is incredibly knowledgeable in how to effectively incorporate indoor cycling in a training program, for professionals and amateurs alike.   

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Kevin's coaching and training principles

-Equipment and setup advice for indoor cycling

-How to effectively incorporate indoor training and racing into your program

-Heat adaptation and two-a-day's when training indoors

-Measuring core body temperature non-invasively with new technology

-Indoor block training in preparation for key races and Grand Tours

-Using INSCYD testing to refine training objectives and approaches

-Best practices for low-glycogen training 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts261/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

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Nov 19, 2020
Q&A #113 - Theory and application of threshold training
  • What is threshold training and what are its benefits?
  • When should you do shorter rather than longer threshold intervals? 
  • How should you work threshold training into your periodisation and into your weekly routine? 
  • Common mistakes around planning and executing threshold training
  • What are some good examples of threshold workouts in swimming, biking and running
 
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Nov 16, 2020

Marco Pinotti is head of performance of CCC Cycling Team (world tour level) and a former professional cyclist who is a six-time Italian Time Trial national champion. In this interview he discusses what it takes to become a good cycling time trial rider at a professional, World Tour level, but also what the key focus points for amateur riders focusing solely on time trials should be. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What it takes to be a world class time trialist (including benchmark numbers)

-How world tour riders fit Time Trial (and Team Time Trial) training into their schedule

-How often to train on the Time Trial bike, indoor vs. outdoor training, motor pacing, key workouts and testing methods

-Aerodynamics: testing, equipment, and benchmark CdA:s 

-Executing a good time trial: preparation, pacing, and what goes onto your bike computer

-Team Time Trial training and tactics

-Advice for amateurs focusing on time trials

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts260/

 

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Nov 12, 2020
Q&A #112 - Theory and application of moderate-intensity training; How to make training decisions informed by test results
  • If you do a performance test (e.g. FTP-test), how should you make training decisions based on the improvement/decrease/lack of change in performance.
  • What is moderate intensity training and what are the physiological benefits?
  • When should it be done in the season, and who should be doing moderate intensity training? 
  • Common mistakes around planning and executing moderate intensity training
  • What are some good examples of moderate intensity workouts in swimming, biking and running
 
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Nov 9, 2020

Sebastian Zeller, PhD, is a full-time triathlon coach with a strong background in sports science.  In this training talk we cover a number of key topics on endurance training, and Sebastian goes into detail on his approach and methodology. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Sebastian's coaching approach

-Using lab testing to individualise training

-Training structure and appropriate use of different intensity levels

-Key markers of performance: VO2max, VLaMax, FatmMax, Anaerobic Threshold, Lactate Minimum

-The impact of muscle fiber type (fast twitch and slow twitch) on training

-Using Heart Rate Variability to analyse training

-Projects on carbohydrate combustion and ketones with Bora Hansgrohe cycling team

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts259/

 

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

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Nov 5, 2020
Q&A #111 - Build, then recover vs. consistent training load; Creatine for endurance athletes (that lift weights) 
  • Is it better to work to a 2-1 or 3-1 "build-then-recover" training model, or to keep training load and volume consistent across a larger number of weeks? 
  • Is creatine supplementation beneficial for endurance athletes doing concurrent resistance training in order to improve strength gains? 
 
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Nov 2, 2020

Professor Grégoire Millet is one of the world's foremost researchers in the field of altitude training and hypoxic training. He combines his academic prowess with a background as an elite triathlete and coach, and is therefore in a perfect position to not just do the science, but actually apply it in the real world. In this episode, we discuss all things altitude training, plus general training principles from a few of the world's best athletes that prof. Millet has worked with and published data from.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What happens physiologically when training at altitude or in hypoxic conditions

-The potential performance gains from altitude training, and how everybody can be a responder

-How to structure altitude training to maximise the performance benefits 

-New(ish) paradigms in altitude training: Live high-train low and high, and Repeated Sprint training in Hypoxia (RSH)

-Living at altitude year round

-Altitude champers and tents

-Dissecting the performances of Martin Fourcade (the most successful biathlete of the last decade, and the most successful French Olympian of all time) and Kilian Jornet (mountaineer, trail and mountain runner, summited Mount Everest twice in a week without supplemental oxygen)

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts258/

 

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Oct 29, 2020
Q&A #110 - Long runs and rides during winter base training; Training Stress Score (TSS) in swimming
  • What are the guidelines regarding duration (and intensity) of your long run and long ride during the winter base training phase? 
  • The issues with swim-TSS and potential workarounds
  • Best practices for measuring swim training load without using TSS
 
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