TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

On todays episode of the Friday Fat Black Pete and I talk go deep in carbohydrate loading and why it's a joke and unfortunately the joke ends up on you the athlete.

Here’s what we cover:

  • Why we're passionate about this topic and the basis of this rant
  • The two mistakes athletes make which become show stoppers
  • My story about carbo-loading
  • Why feeling hungry does not mean you're lacing in energy and that racing 'hungry' is ok
  • Why athletes bonk / hit the wall
  • How much storage do we actually have
  • Your true energy needs in taper
  • Can you increase CHO energy stores in race week. Fact or Fiction?
  • The long term implications and consequences of long term fuelling habits of most triathletes
  • The only two places the fuel i.e. CHO can go once your muscles and liver are full
  • Carbohydrate intolerance
  • Weight gain in race - it's not just water
  • Our bodies infinite ability to store fat bought about by carbs
  • How not to feel heavy, lethargic and sick on race morning
  • The two biggest mistakes athletes make in the race itself
  • The true reasons nutrition companies tell you to CHO load and how much cals you 'need' per hour to prevent the dreaded bonk
  • The disconnect on what all carbohydrate sources actually are
  • Changing what you do week-in-week-out in race week and it's effects
  • Is more better?
  • What about athletes that are fat adapted and topping off muscle and liver glycogen stores
  • N=1 and what that means
  • Racing IM Australia next and you're still a carb dependent athlete? - what you can do next week not to negatively impact your race performance
  • And so much more
Direct download: Friday_Fat_Black_Epsiode_25_carbo_loading.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm PDT

On todays episode of the Friday Fat Black Pete and I talk about a whole load of different topics. 

Here's what we cover:

  • Learn about the benefits of Video analysis and how we're implementing it with our coached athletes and even some of our Blueprint athletes.
  • Breathing and using a Turbine
  • Injury beliefs - where run injuries maybe actually coming from
  • Injury prevention tips 
  • Thoughts on tri shoes for the Ironman bike v road bike shoes
  • #ALLERGICTOAVERAGE CAPS
  • Exciting meetings I had a couple of weeks back with Specialized, Trigger Point and Craig Percival 
  • More on swim mistakes
  • TriSpecific Camps (July is looking locked in ... details coming)
  • One of the biggest killers of performance and the psychological ramifications
  • FOCUS 
  • Visioning, how it works and use the whiteboard
  • And more
Direct download: Friday_Fat_Black_Episode_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm PDT

Friday Fat Black Episode 23 - Swimming with Craig Percival

In this FFB, Pete and I get the pleasure of speaking with Craig Percival about swimming, the common mistakes and some very simple tips to help you get out of the water faster and in better shape. 

I've know Craig for a number of years through Aquashop and being around Iornman expos but wanted to get him on our podcast after seeing some success his had with athletes and especially in the swim discipline. 

I'm talking wholesale changes in swim times and this is what perked my ears up.  

Craig is not only a very good swimmer himself (now holds the 10k swim record at Ultraman Canada including days 1 and 2) but also a very good coach too. 

It's a cracking episode.

Enjoy.

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Direct download: Friday_Fat_Black_Episode_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm PDT

In this weeks Friday Fat Black Episode Pete and I go through a bit of a debrief of Ironman Melbourne. 

The good, the bad, the ugly. 

What were the good things we saw? 

What were the avoidable mistakes athletes were making? 

A bit of a fun FFB this week with some good tips you can take to the bank. 

Enjoy

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Direct download: Friday_Fat_Black_Episode_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm PDT

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