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Mar 28, 2022

Mark Burnley, PhD, is an exercise physiologist at the University of Wolverhampton. In this episode, we discuss the VLaMax, polarised training (and it not being optimal for endurance athletes), and using measures of complexity to assess fatigue. This is part two of a two-part interview with Mark.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-VLaMax: the background, reason for recent surge to popularity, and the mechanistic and practical issues with measuring it

-Polarised training is not optimal for endurance athletes: the arguments against polarised training being an "ideal" training intensity distribution, and why quantifying training intensity distributions may not be the smartest thing to do in the first place

-How measures of complexity (e.g. Approximate entropy ApEn, alpha-exponent of Detrended Fluctuation analysis DFA) can be used to assess fatigue, and the potential applications thereof

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Mar 21, 2022

Mark Burnley, PhD, is an exercise physiologist at the University of Wolverhampton. In this episode, we discuss the lactate threshold (specifically, the first lactate threshold), how to measure it, what it means, and more. This is part one of a two-part interview with Mark.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Terminology and definitions of exercise intensity domains and thresholds

-Methods for assessing the threshold separating the moderate and heavy intensity domains, including lactate testing and gas exchange tests

-Pros and cons of different testing methods

-How-to guide to lactate testing, including protocols, sampling tips, and how to interpret the data

-How does knowing your (first lactate) threshold help inform your training?

-What is the value in doing lactate spot checks in training? 

SHOWNOTES:

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Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

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Mar 14, 2022

Bruce Rogers, MD, is one of the researchers behind the research on using the non-linear HRV-based marker DFA alpha-1 (which can be be measured non-invasively and for free or very cheaply) to assess the aerobic threshold. We discuss this research and its applications in this interview.   

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is DFA alpha-1, and how can you measure it? 

-The current evidence behind using DFA alpha-1 as a marker for the aerobic threshold (LT1/VT1)

-Testing protocols, and hardware and software requirements for testing

-Limitations and challenges, including devices, artifacts, and training modality

-How to incorporate DFA alpha-1 testing in your training

-Other potential applications of DFA alpha-1, including assessing fatigue and durability

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts329/

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SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

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Mar 7, 2022

Luca Filipas, PhD, is a researcher at the University of Milan and an endurance sports coach of professional and amateur runners, cyclists, and triathletes. In this interview, we discuss his recent study comparing polarised, pyramidal, and combined POL-PYR or PYR-POL training intensity distributions, and the applications of this research in planning a periodised endurance training plan. 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How combining pyramidal and polarised training blocks (in that specific order) may be a more effective periodisation scheme to optimise endurance performance

-How the goal event (e.g. 5k vs. marathon running) might influence and change these findings

-The alignment of a pyramidal-polarised periodisation with classic tapering and peaking research

-Periodisation across a season: the importance of downtime and careful race planning

-Luca's coaching methodology and top tips for endurance athletes

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts328/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

ROKA - Exceptional quality triathlon wetsuits, trisuits, swimskins, goggles, performance sunglasses as well as prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.  Online vision test for prescription updates and home try-on options available for eyeglasses. Ships from  the US, UK and EU. Trusted by world-leading athletes such as  Lucy Charles-Barclay, Javier Gómez Noya, Flora Duffy, Morgan Pearson, Summer Rappaport and others in triathlon, cycling, speed skating, and many more. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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RATE AND REVIEW:

If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

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Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

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