TriSpecific's | The Fat Black Podcast

What a year of The Fat Black Podcasts. So many epic guest interviews, so many knowledge bombs and a lot of pushing performance and health forward. Pete and I have had a lot of fun bringing you these episodes in 2015 … Can’t believe it’s be 2.5 years since I started podcasting and 2 years of TFB. Bloody good times.

In this last episode of 2015 Pete and I discuss how you can set yourself up well for 2016 and some of our favourite things of 2015.

Enjoy and Thank You for being part of the TFB.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why 2015 has been a great year
  • Our favourite Episodes from 2015
  • Why people mess up their Goal Setting
  • Gaols are only for 90 days
  • Biting off more than you can chew

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

Today Pete and I get to talk with Karlyn Pipes whom is a Professional Athlete, Swim Clinician and Speaker and owner of Aquatic Edge in Kona. Karlyn has set over 219 FINA Masters World Records and currently holds 43 FINA Masters World and 87 United States Masters National records. On top of that Karlyn has numerous open water titles and records to her name among a plethora of other titles to her name and in June this year was inducted into the swimming international hall of fame.

Karlyn has also just released her book the Do-Over which we go into in this podcast. Enjoy as there is a lot of take homes not only to become a better swimmer but also to inspire and help us through our own demons.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • The Do-Over
  • Dealing with and overcoming addiction
  • When NOT believing becomes easy
  • “Stinking Thinking”
  • Triathlon and addiction
  • Judging yourself
  • One word to change your mindset
  • “Know”
  • How to become a faster swimmer
  • Getting good in the open water
  • Wetsuit swimming
  • Swing and fling
  • Knowing when NOT to quit
  • What addictions tell you
  • Uncover, discover, discard

Show Links

Check out Karlyn's website at:

http://aquaticedge.org/

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Direct download: FB140_-_Karlyn_Pipes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm PDT

It’s always great to speak with our great mate Luke McKenzie. Today Luke ventured over to Pete’s place to get on The Fat Black and speak to us all about his crushing IMWA performance but the things leading up to that, which made the result possible. There is one tip that allows you to move forward from both the good and the bad. Enjoy.

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • What Kona taught Luke
  • How to deal with disappointment
  • Amped vs relaxed
  • Knowing when you have more to push
  • Where the focus goes when you are on the edge
  • Consistency in running
  • Re-discovering the passion for swimming
  • Self belief

Links from the show:

Check out Luke's website and social media pages at:

http://lukemckenzie.com/

https://twitter.com/lukemckenzie

https://www.facebook.com/lukemckenzietriathlete

http://instagram.com/lukemckenzie

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:08am PDT

Today Pete and I speak with Arielle Fitzgerald on TFB and Arielle has one helluva story from being a budding track superstar, breaking records, winning medals and getting recruited for Division 1 and division 2 scholarships for university to her health slowly unraveling and people labelling her with an eating disorder … And all the way to reclaiming health, studying holistic nutrition and kicking ass in ultra running.

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • Stress and expectations.
  • Losing the fun of it.
  • Wearing labels.
  • The perfect storm.
  • Learning to understand your body.
  • How eating raw veggies can hurt you.
  • How to know you’re not absorbing nutrients.
  • What you learn when you make mistake.
  • Trusting yourself.
  • The power of belief.
  • Eating bugs.
  • Eating and travelling. Zen eating

Links from the show:

Connect with Arielle on her website:

http://www.recoveryrunner.com/

And on Social Media pages:

https://www.facebook.com/arielle.fitz

https://www.instagram.com/recoveryrunner/

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Direct download: FB138_-_Arielle_Fitzgerald.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Pete and I get to chat with Jarrod Owen. A fast Aussie age grouper that had lots of success and then was sitting in Hawi at the midway point of Ironman World Champs with gut problems that led to a DNF. The journey down didn’t stop there but Jarrod has listened, applied and clawed his way back to health and racing at the pointy end of all age groups.

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • The lessons from over a decade of racing
  • The early warning signs of burnout
  • Going too deep into LCHF
  • Racing with bad habits
  • Supporting your body the right way
  • The first cause of fatigue
  • Appreciating setbacks
  • Being Grateful
  • Balancing shift work
  • Jarrod’s Daily habits

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Direct download: FB137_-_Jarrod_Owen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am PDT

Today Pete and I get to have a lively chat with founder and CEO of Trigger Point Performance Therapy Cassidy Phillips. We talk balls, maintenance, excuses, getting it done and ultimately what it’s all about at the end of the day.

In today's podcast, we discuss:

  • The value in rolling (just in case you have forgotten!)
  • Some exciting new TP tools
  • The key difference between the GRID and the ball
  • Why triathletes continue to ignore body maintenance
  • Making the commitment to your long term health
  • Amatuer athletes treating themselves unproffesionally
  • Being the best example of yourself
  • Sport does not transcend life

Show Links

Connect with Cassidy on the Trigger Point Therapy website:

www.tptherapy.com

Cassidy’s YouTube Channel -A Bootstrapping Life

And other Social Media pages:

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

http://www.thecassidyphillips.com/

Or email Cassidy at: Cphillips@4implus.com

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Direct download: FB136_-_Cassidy_Phillips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

I should have dropped the f-bomb in the title. It would have more impact. 

Seriously. Why are athletes wanting things easy? Race after race we hear how tough it was like the toughness of doing an Ironman was not expected.

I don't get it. A big reason we sign up for these events is because we are looking for a challenge. We are seeing (even if we are only aiming to finish and don't care what time it is, other than it being under cut off) if we have what it takes. What we have deep within ourselves when the going gets tough. 

Yet that goes out the window when it does get tough ... And athletes are wishing it was easier. 

Yeah it was choppy, yeah it was windy .. Yeah it was .... But some athletes still went fast and many of them don't have anything you don't. 

Pete and I talk IMWA, why athletes need to get real, use the power of negative preparation and we talk about the absurdity of 70 athletes not finishing the swim. I also give some accountability home work at the end. To do one thing... Make you a better athlete. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Strategy, preparation, execution.
  • Luke Mckenzie is a badass. 
  • Giving in. 
  • Disrespect.
  • The swim and how NOT to be one of those 70 that didn't finish.
  • Why it shouldn't be easy. 
  • What you need to do now if you did race. 
  • What you need to do if swimming isn't a strong point.

Links from the show:

http://www.thefatblackpodcast.com

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Direct download: FB135_-_Its_not_meant_to_be_easy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm PDT

Race day ... It should be the day that you look upon with wonder, wow and awe. You get a phenomenal chance to execute on what you have put in prior to race day. The key to being the executioner on race day is limiting the mistakes and as importantly being flexible and adaptable to the mistakes that come along. There is a big key to performing big time on race day and Pete and I discuss race day tips, avoiding errors and a little exercise to do before race day that is a cracking strategy allowing you to be the executioner. 

Enjoy. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • What to do on race morning.
  • Giving yourself time to fix mistakes.
  • Why time travel is a bad idea.
  • The key to performing at your best on race day.
  • Exercises that give you a winning strategy.
  • And more Pete and Kristian greatness. 

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Direct download: FB134_-_Be_the_Executioner_on_Race_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm PDT

Every race is a lesson. And whilst both of us still race, and coach, we are continuing to learn lessons - some more harsh than others. Over the weekend Pete served himself an extremely important lesson on pacing, but as you will hear in this episode, it is much more than just pacing that he was able to learn from. All too often we see athletes place blind faith in everything and anything other than their own institution. Not a good idea.

Listen in as Kristian and Pete discuss how Pete’s errors unfolded, and what you can learn from them.

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • Making mistakes.
  • Learning to trust yourself.
  • Know thyself.
  • Stop beating yourself up!
  • Lessons in pacing.

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Direct download: FB133_-_When_Pacing_bites.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01am PDT

Today we have Luke Tyburski whom we had on back in episode #85 talking all about his quest of doing “The Ultimate Triathlon” a 2000km journey over 10 days. Luke had to deal with changes to 2 years of planning from the get go … And many other obstacles. It was pretty much a case of adapt or not finish.

Was it worth it? Listen to find out.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Facing challenges before day 1.
  • Learning to adapt on the fly.
  • The value of a crew and their advice.
  • Listening to the body.
  • How Luke fuelled his body for 1200kms.
  • Dealing with setbacks.
  • Adjusting the plan.
  • Lolling after the body.
  • What this journey has taught Luke and what we can all learn from his experience.
  • What's next for Luke.

Show Links:

You can connect with Luke at his website and social media pages below.

http://theultimatetriathlon.co

https://twitter.com/LukeTyburski

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Direct download: FB132_-_Luke_Tyburski.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm PDT

Today we have one of my good friends and proud South African Raoul De Jongh on the Fat Black… Raoul was on way back when… Well one of my first podcast before it was the Fat Black. This man has so much wisdom attainable to anyone when they simply make the choose and developed awareness in their lives.

I’m excited and I know I can speak for Pete as well to go back and relisten to grab those nuggets of gold.

Enjoy.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Understanding The 4 pillars.
  • The key quality to life and how it creates happiness.
  • Raoul’s nighttime practices.
  • Taking responsibility for your rest and recovery.
  • What you can stress about.
  • The coach/ athlete relationship - how it really works.
  • The right outlet for competitiveness.
  • Balancing social life with triathlon life.
  • How (and why) to be a better human being.
  • Excellence is a moving target.
  • The Athlete Manifesto.
  • Embracing failure, not fearing it.

Show Links

Connect with Raoul at his website:

http://www.urban-ninja.co.za/

And other social media pages:

http://twitter.com/raouldejongh

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Direct download: FB131_-_Raoul_De_Jongh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Today we are joined but our good friend, Peter Defty to help gain some basic understanding of science - in particular science related to nutrition. There is a lot of misinformation floating around on nutrition, with plenty of “experts” presenting studies to support arguments, but it's important to know how studies are performed, what was involved and what motivations were behind them. Peter helps us to view science the way it is intended to be viewed and helps to take away the stress and fear-mongering that bad science and lazy journalism help to create.

In today's episode we cover:

  • Why understanding science is important for athletes.
  • Good science VS bad science.
  • The role that media plays in misrepresenting scientific studies.
  • Peter’s 2 “S’s”.
  • Understanding how true science works.
  • Causation VS correlation.
  • Controlled studies, study design versus real world.
  • Confirmational bias.
  • The importance of a peer-review process.
  • The significance of the FASTER study.
  • What the data means in the real world.
  • What the FASTER study means for athletes.

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http://www.metabolismjournal.com/article/S0026-0495(15)00334-0/abstract 

http://www.vespapower.com

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Direct download: FB130_-_Peter_Defty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm PDT

Today we have Xena (Caroline Steffen) on the show.  Xena just won Mandurah 70.3 - which I think is her 20th 70.3 distance win - on the back of racing Noosa and before that of course, Kona where she placed 9th after a difficult lead up which we discuss on the show.

We peel back the layers of the onion to see what drives the success of the warrior princess.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Lesson’s that Xena learned under Brett Sutton
  • The Hoff
  • How she got through Kona and why she HAD to finish
  • Not holding back
  • How to stay focused.
  • The defining moment for Caroline’s success
  • Talent and Hard work
  • Learning from adversity
  • What’s on Xena’s ipod right now
  • The Importance of racing on a team
  • And many more awesome insights

Links from the show:

You can connect with Caroline at:

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/steffencarolinexena

Twitter & Instagram:   @caroline_xena 

Website:  http://xenasport.com 

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Direct download: FB129_-_Caroline_Steffen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Today Pete and I get to chew the fat with Koppo Kopcikas, whom I met way back when I started my triathlon coaching journey at a level 1 tri course. Over the last 29 weeks I’ve been following Koppo’s inspirational LCHF life changing journey. It’s a story that just needed to be told. You might not even have a ton of weight to lose but you might be wondering how the hell you could do this LCHF journey.

Enjoy.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Koppo's decision to make a change.
  • The trappings of food for reward.
  • Going all in on LCHF
  • Koppo’s advice for LCHF
  • How Koppo fuelled his body ‘then’ VS ‘now’.
  • Making the commitment to a lifestyle change
  • Overcoming a major injury.
  • The Green Man: 200 Runs in 200 days
  • Koppo’s favourite meals

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Connect with Koppo on facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/ironkoppo

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Direct download: FB128_-_Koppo_Kopcikas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm PDT

In today’s Fat Black Podcast Pete and I go into why it’s swimbikerun and not swim + bike + run and why that's important to your ultimate results and getting the most out of your training buck.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why you shouldn’t underestimate the cost of the swim and how best to train it
  • What you must do to maintain enjoyment in our sport
  • What you are not!
  • Understanding fatigue and avoiding injury
  • What swimming in triathlon actually is
  • The bike and why you need to train differently than a cyclist
  • Effective run training
  • And more

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www.thefatblackpodcast.com

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Direct download: FB127_-_Its_SWIMBIKERUN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm PDT

Today I had my buddy and for the last few months infrequent training partner Mike Conway of Back into Action Physio drop by so Pete and I could discuss the typical things he sees in his practice when it comes to us Triathletes and being a very solid athlete himself.  Mike pretty much got into physio to fix his own body and today he gives us not only a ton of great insights but someways we can go about to help ourselves out. 

Now I say infrequent training partner because he has had his head down every spare minute out of the his practice developing his SKIRAD app which recently launched and while it's targeted at skiers and boarders the Fit for Snow screen can for the most part be a great screen for us athletes. You can check it out in the link below. Enjoy. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Setting Gold Standards of Movement.
  • Pre-flight checks - what they are and why you MUST be doing these.
  • Knowing yourself and how you move.
  • Mike’s injuries (prepare to be shocked).
  • The KEY areas that Mike looks for when treating athletes.
  • Common triathlon injuries and how to fix.
  • Mike’s cool new app.
  • Dynamic Warm-ups.
  • Why you need to cool down.
  • Easy ways to screen you movement,  without using equipment.

Links from the show:

 

Back into Action Physio (Whistler)

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Twitter

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Get the SKIRAD app (click image below)

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Direct download: FB126_-_Back_into_Action_with_Mike_Conway.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm PDT

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Speaking with pro athletes always provides a plethora of wisdom. We get an inside look at what makes those who are successful… Successful. And this is the case with Brent McMahon.

Brent McMahon is one bad ass triathlete whom is also an Olympian, World Cup Champion, Xterra Champion, IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN Champion.

If you don’t know… Brent debuted his first Ironman and clocked the 15th fastest time of all time and fastest IM rookie ever with a 7:55 course record at Ironman Arizona - to show sub 8 was no fluke he went 7:56 in IM Brazil earlier this year and recently did his first IM World Champs and came in 9th.

This episode is full of wisdom all of us athletes can use.

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The Kona Lessons, the experience
  • Benchmarking
  • Two things successful athletes have
  • The tools in the tool belt for when it gets tough
  • The one thing (other than riding the best bikes) that Pete and Brent share.
  • Why working for 20 years  with Lance Watson has worked.
  • Very important advice for AG athletes.
  • IST?! And what it is
  • The BIG mistake that Brent has learned from.
  • The only thing to focus on
  • What Brent does for fun.

Links from the show:

Brent's Blog

http://www.brentmcmahon.com/

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Also Thanks to Jim and Iri from Breakthrough Media for the photo usage of Brent and also for taking incredible images. Check them out here:

http://www.brakethroughmedia.com/

@iamspecialized / @iamspecialized_tri

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Direct download: FB125_-_Brent_McMahon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm PDT

With the launch of our Bottlenecks Project, Pete and I decided to get on and talk about the fundamentals. 4 basic bottlenecks which really need to be covered before anything else. We do mention a 5th in the episode because frankly it is the overriding bottleneck that stops us from really removing the 4 discussed in this podcast, the four we dive into in our successful Ironman/70.3 Blueprint systems and all other bottlenecks that exist.

Show Notes Bullets

  • The Basic Nutrition Principles
  • Getting Enough Sleep
  • Training Right
  • Tissue Work
  • And the solutions to these above

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The Bottlenecks Project http://thefatblackpodcast.com 

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Today Pete and I get to chat strength training for endurance performance with Chris Ritter of Ritter Performance. Chris has over a decade of experience successfully coaching a diverse population of athletes and clientele; from youth to masters athletes and even Olympic Gold Medalists.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Beliefs in S&C
  • How strength training can magnify results
  • The importance of the posterior chain
  • Movement practices
  • Functional exercises
  • Screening and what’s all about
  • When not to lift
  • Why slowing down is the key for endurance athletes when it comes to strength training
  • Protecting the priority
  • The questions to ask
  • Holding back v pushing forward
  • And more

Links from the Show:

Check out Chris's website and other social media pages at .....

Website: http://rittersp.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RITTERSP

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rittersp

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RITTERSPvideos/feed

And:  http://rittersp.com/fat-black-podcast/ - Gain access to our pull-up progression to go from just hanging on the bar to becoming a pull-up master.

Also check out Pete and my The Fat Black Bottlenecks Project. 10 short interviews to help you remove the bottlenecks hindering your bests.

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Direct download: FB123_-_Chris_Ritter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm PDT

We always love talking with Steph Lowe … The shows just flow and we have a lot of fun while getting across very good useable information. If you so wish to take it on board and improve your health and athletic outcomes. Nutrition is a huge pillar to success and it can’t be discussed enough. So this week as we are focusing on food and how awesome it is we are talking simple fundamentals and Stephs new ebook.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Keeping it simple
  • What is food?
  • Truths about gluten.. Yes that little chestnut again but it needs to be said
  • Dairy
  • Fat that's BAD
  • Resetting.. What’s it all about
  • The Real Food Reset
  • Jerfing… It’s more than just eating real food
  • 2-1-2 concept
  • And more goodness.

Links from the show:

Check out Steph's website and other social media pages at:

Website:  www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

We love the boys from Skratch Labs… Both Chef Biju and Dr Allen Lim are not only smart boys when it comes to removing all the crap and what its about but they are also entertaining and fun to speak with.

Today Pete and I got to speak with Chef Biju and show how simple real food, sports nutrition and rolling up your sleeves in the kitchen really is!

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Biju is lazy and how that has helped his cooking
  • The one food that you use to ‘finish’ off a meal that will brighten a dish and give it some punch
  • The equipment
  • Favourite recipe
  • Food is not just about performance
  • The danger of eating alone
  • And a load more fun

Links from the Show:

Check out Chef Biju at:

http://www.skratchlabs.com/

www.littlecurryshop.com

https://twitter.com/bijuthechef

http://feedzonecookbook.com/allen-biju/

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Direct download: FB121_-_Chef_Biju.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Linsey Corbin is one of those athletes that does not lie down easily. The passion Linsey has for triathlon is immense. This year for the first time in 10 years she couldn't race Ironman World Champs because of an injury, so Linsey signs up as a volunteer and heads over to the Big Island to cheer and help out. Awesome.

Today Pete and I got to enjoy seeing and hearing Linsey’s passion for the sport come through loud and clear and bring wisdom along with it - for all that are willing to listen … you should listen because she has posted the 5th fastest female IM time in history!

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • The unexpected lessons from watching Kona
  • Pressure and expectations
  • Living and learning from mistakes
  • Injuries are not textbook
  • Chris Corbins (Linsey’s Hubby) best advice
  • Listening
  • How wanting to control everything hurts us
  • What it takes to be successful
  • Her 3 biggest mistakes
  • An Age Grouper Tip
  • Making it work with family
  • Dealing with the inner critic
  • Her favourite workout … We approve

Links from the Show:

Read about and catch up with Linsey at ......

http://www.linseycorbin.com

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Linsey-Corbin-141393535892316/)

Twitter:   https://twitter.com/linseycorbin

Instagram (http://instagram.com/linseycorbin)

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaj1eKllt3k3MxgUdHhOvRw)

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Direct download: FB120_-_Linsey_Corbin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm PDT

Living a life of adventure, intrigue and having a fun time is something close to us here at TriSpecific and why we are slowly and steadily building our TS LIFE platform. Because we can integrate Triathlon with family and life and not have it become a negative in the other areas of your life.

That’s why we love following the Legh’s … Chris being a long time professional triathlete and it’s awesome to see how Sara and him are living that life of adventure with the kids while still working hard.

Like always on The Fat Black podcast… Loads of lessons you can take on board and make life better :)

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Kona 97 .. The complete breaking down of the body and lessons
  • Life adventures
  • How to avoid conflicts with family/partners and training
  • What it’s all about
  • A defining moment
  • Learning how to race… Developing your triathlon chops
  • What not to be afraid of
  • Mentoring
  • Advice to his 25 year old self
  • The commitment needed to step up

 

Links from the show:

Follow Chris on twitter at:   https://twitter.com/chrislegh 

and that 1997 Iron Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyYkKkLRAec

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Direct download: FB119_-_Chris_Legh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm PDT

Pete and I chew the fat on Kona… Some tips, thoughts, our pie in the sky guesses and also on getting to the Big Island in 2016.

In this episode we discuss:

  • More mistakes
  • Where to position yourself at the swim start
  • The critical points on the bike
  • How to deal with the heat
  • Managing your hydration and cooling
  • Don’t make THIS mistake at the Aid Stations
  • Who we think will take the win

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Direct download: FB118_-_Kona_time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

Pete and I speak with the good doctor, Phil Maffetone on avoidable mistakes athletes make in race week and on race day in Kona. Even if you are not in Kona this discussion applies to all races… We just see smaller errors in Kona become a big thing.

If you are racing … It’s not too late to listen and learn.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What you want to be doing in Kona in race week
  • The one word from Phil on what you need to do
  • What Mark Allen did in race week
  • Where you focus should be
  • Choose these ____ battles wisely
  • Coffee abstinence … Worth it or not?
  • Caffeine supplementation, what you need to know for Kona
  • The dietary changes in race week
  • When to show up
  • What you want to be relying on for the race
  • And more.

Show Links:

Links from the show include:

Website:  http://philmaffetone.com/

And a link to the TED talk referred to is:

https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend

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Direct download: FB117_-_Phil_Maffetone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am PDT

I literally have two pages of notes from this interview with Greg Bennett. Pete and I really enjoyed our chat with GB but when someone has been around as long as Greg and won as many big time races along with being part of a winning team with his wife Laura (we will have to get Laura on the show soon) one needs to take note.

There is much wisdom gained and things I know I’ll add to my toolbox to help me going forward.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The thing that keeps them going
  • Stepping up VS stepping out
  • Talent VS hard work
  • Big tips on visualisation, and something we are adding
  • Distracting from pain
  • What being professional means
  • The game that helped Greg winning the biggest prize purse ever
  • Why you want to be nervous
  • Becoming the athlete you need to become
  • Investing in yourself
  • Planning long
  • Leveraging passion

Links from the show:

Website:  http://www.bennettendurance.com/

Twitter:  @gregbennett1

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Direct download: FB116_-_Greg_Bennett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Today Pete and I had the pleasure of speaking with James Lawrence AKA the Iron Cowboy. We thought we were going to discuss the why and the doing of the 50 iron distances in 50 states in 50 days… But we got so much more. Truly inspiring stuff from a guy not afraid of telling it how it is. Many life lessons in this Fat black Podcast … Enjoy, we sure did.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • The accidental world record
  • The true way to find yourself
  • Generation soft!
  • Jame’s why - childhood obesity
  • Blowing the cost of good food argument out of the water
  • 50-50-50 is only the start line.
  • The importance of cooking and where to learn
  • A 10 day experiment in mental strength development!
  • What YouTube is good for
  • The biggest “LACK” in the world right now
  • How to train for 50 iron distances
  • Training to go slow…
  • Real food
  • Figuring out how to heal oneself during the rigors of the event
  • 2 keys to success available to all
  • The best way to set yourself up for failure
  • Everyone has their own 50-50-50
  • What you can and cannot physically prepare for
  • Why quitting never crossed his mind
  • And more life lessons

Links from the Show:

Connect with James at:

www.ironcowboy.co

https://twitter.com/IronCowboyJames 

http://instagram.com/ironcowboyjames 

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkInPF0XvXNTyYC16aYPxfw 

http://www.facebook.com/651310699 

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Direct download: FB115_-_Iron_Cowboy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

Love it… Today we get to speak with Smashfest Queen herself Hillary Biscay. Always so much fun hanging around and speaking with Hills. This chick is tough… And gives us all lessons in how to get it done and become a better athlete. When you’re an Ironman champion and Ultraman World Champion you know a thing or two about suffering!

In today's episode we discuss:

  • The critical things to focus on
  • The #1 thing that can bring you down
  • Where your thoughts need to be
  • Shutting down the negative
  • What to expect
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • IM and 3 catastrophes
  • When to set new goals
  • The lessons from obsessing on a goal
  • When you should be thinking of racing in IM
  • Where you gain true confidence
  • Rehearsing your race
  • When to play the imagery tape
  • The life changing nutrition change from eating a plant based diet and it’s not what you think
  • On being a vegan
  • How the sport changed her life
  • The major lesson on inspiration
  • The #1 key to success … What you need to say yes to.
  • 5Q and the push for equality
  • Smashfest

Links from the Show

Connect with Hillary via these links:

https://hillarybiscay.com

https://www.facebook.com/hillarypbiscay

https://twitter.com/#!/hillarybiscay

Or check out SmashfestQueen at:

http://www.smashfestqueen.com/

http://instagram.com/smashfestqueen

http://facebook.com/smashfest.queen

http://twitter.com/smashfestqueen

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Direct download: FB114_-_Hillary_Biscay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

Today we have fellow Specialized athletes, Michelle and Katy Duffield joining us on the show. Not long ago, these two fast ladies became the first Aussie twins to qualify for Kona (as age groupers) and have since begun their pro-careers, racking up some impressive performances to date. The girls join us today to chat about what it's like racing at the pointy end of the female AG field and taking the big leap into pro ranks. Mim and Katy are class athletes with great attitudes and plenty of wisdom to share for age groupers.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Being the first Aussie twins to race Kona.
  • Dealing with setbacks and how to stay positive.
  • Staying focused on your own race (when your sister is performing better on the day!)
  • Learning from mistakes.
  • Developing the right attitude.
  • Why giving back is so important.
  • Who inspires the twins to race.
  • How to be a better age grouper.

Show Links

www.duffieldironmantwins.com

www.facebook.com/katy.duffield

www.facebook.com/michelle.duffield

www.facebook.com/DuffieldIronmanTwins

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PDT

Today Pete and I get to speak with none other than Dr Mitch Anderson a former IM Champion, axe on the bike and fun guy to speak with. Being a doctor and science guy, Mitch needs the science and he runs us through this little nasal device aptly named turbine and how it can help us improve our training, how we recover and ultimately our performances.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Turbine WTF is it
  • Background of Rhinomed
  • Where 50% of resistance comes from and how to reduce it.
  • Increase airflow by 38%
  • The studies
  • What the device is actually about
  • Other benefits … These are HUGE
  • The biofeedback and why that matters
  • How long you can use the device
  • Best use
  • Swimming with it
  • Rhinomeds other products that help improve your breathing health
  • Turbine V Nasal strips
  • How it helps to develop your aerobic system
  • One of the best Aussie age groupers and IM WC advise on performance improvement

Show Links

Connect with Dr Mitch:

https://twitter.com/DrMitchA

Turbine:

http://www.theturbine.com

Mute Snoring

http://mutesnoring.com/

Get Social:

https://www.facebook.com/TheTurbine

https://twitter.com/theturbinecom

https://instagram.com/theturbinecom/

https://twitter.com/Mutesnoring

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Direct download: FB_112_-_Turbine_with_Mitch_Anderson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm PDT

Today we get to speak with pro triathlete, dietitian, sports nutritionist Pip Taylor all about nutrition and her new book the Athletes Fix. As you know we are all about LCHF here at TS but I’ll say that Pip’s books is awesomely refreshing and as the title states goes into helping you Fix your diet.

We like Pip’s terminology of a base functional diet and she goes through identifying your intolerances to help you eat well for life.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Pips background and her personal lessons on the effects of foods on her health and performance.
  • The food recommendations that didn’t gel with her
  • The one place we have complete control of.
  • Understanding inflammation.
  • Allergies vs intolerances.
  • Fodmaps WTF are they and what you need to understand.
  • What should I eat?
  • Having fun with food.
  • Tips for eating well for life
  • And so much more.

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http://www.piptaylor.com/

https://twitter.com/PipTaylorRacing

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Direct download: FB111_-_Pip_Taylor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

We get to speak to professional ironman triathlete Sara Gross today on the Fat Black podcast all about getting women on equal standing to the men. It’s 2015 and boggles the mind that something as simple as 50 women 50 men in Kona even needs to be discussed.

Something simple that goes much deeper than the same amount of athletes starting a race. What is the message we send to younger generations going forward? It’s time for change so lets collectively make that happen.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • How Sara got to this point and breathing life into Tri Equally.
  • Andrew Messicks message.
  • How Ironman creates empowering life lessons.
  • The pro value.
  • Pro Triathlon Union.
  • Why equality is important for future generations.
  • Mentoring pathway
  • The big question around #womeninsport
  • Sara spreading the word via wisp.media

Show Links:

http://triequal.org/

http://www.50womentokona.org/

https://www.facebook.com/50womentokona

http://www.twitter.com/tri_equal

Podcast on Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2015/08/11/mental-toughness-for-women-ironman-champion-sara-gross-talks-women-and-confidence/

For coaches that want to lend a hand: info@triequal.org

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Direct download: FB110_-_Sara_Gross.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

Pete and I got to jump on a skype call with ultra-man champion man crushing and history maker Kate Bevilaqua. We get to go behind the scenes into what went into the event and how Kate overcame the inevitable challenges along the way.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Dealing with the inevitable head challenges
  • Lessons from what Kate focused on
  • Importance of the team
  • How she looks after herself
  • The differences between pro and age group athletes
  • Captain Awesome
  • What she has every night
  • And more awesome

Show Links:

Connect with Kate on Social Media at:

Website:    http://www.katebevilaqua.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kate.bevilaqua

Twitter:     https://twitter.com/katebevilaqua

Instagram (Kate links to Capt Awesomes) https://instagram.com/guyrcrawford/

Kate winning her first Ironman:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfHp0ZessqM 

The must read blog from Kates' partner Capt Awesome and pro athlete Guy Crawford … Hillarious http://guycrawfords.blogspot.ca/2015/07/living-with-some-one-training-for-ultra.html

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Direct download: FB109_-_Kate_Bevilaqua.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

Jon happens to be the first person we ever spoke to in the world of triathlon as he was the then president of Brat Tri Club when Charlotte and I were looking at triathlon. We got to know JP over the years but it was only recently that I got to know what he does for a living.

Today I get to speak with JP all about the brain and how we can use it to get the outcomes we desire. Pete and I are fascinated about this stuff because we know it’s an area of untapped potential. Not just for our sporting potential but our potential in living a life well lived.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • The simple model of the brain
  • Why we need to be able to effectively communicate to self and others
  • Emotional intelligence
  • When things go wrong
  • Fixed versus growth mindsets
  • What practice becomes
  • And why repetition is the mother of all skill
  • The steps to creating a better story of you.
  • Playing above or below the line.
  • And more.

Show Links:

Connect with Jon on social media at:

http://www.jonpratlett.com/

https://youtu.be/DObM7Ms-v7Y   (Growth versus Fixed Mindset)

The books discussed in the podcast include:

  • Carol Dweck's book is called "Mindset: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential"
  • Daniel Siegal's book is called "Mindsight: Change Your Brain And Your Life"

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Direct download: FB108_-_Jon_Pratlett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am PDT

Today Kristian and Pete talk with ex-professional triathlete, Richard Allen who is heading up the new Professional Triathlon Union, or the PTU. The PTU was launched at the end of July and they are now in the “spreading the word” phase. What started as a discussion between triathletes about how to change and develop/improve the sport, turned into what is now the PTU. Membership uptake and input/support from pro-athlete’s is key to the success and influence the PTU will have moving forward.

This is an important topic in our sport and a refreshing look at how change is possible by taking the first step.

In today’s episode they discuss:

  • What is the PTU
  • How the PTU started
  • The PTU as a work in progress
  • The grand slam idea
  • Education and mentoring - helping pro’s be more professional
  • A Code of Conduct for professionals
  • The benefits of PTU membership
  • Grants for athletes in developing countries
  • An athlete database, showing stats, races, results, etc.
  • The next 12 months - what is in store
  • Supporting change via the supporters club

Show Links:

Connect with the PTU on social media at:

www.protriunion.com 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Professional-Triathlon-Union/784815421617703

https://twitter.com/protriunion

 

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Direct download: FB107_-_Rich_Allen_PTU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm PDT

Today Pete and I had the opportunity to speak with founder of the Marc Pro EMS device Ryan Heaney. We have used and played with various EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) devices before but only came across the Marc Pro unit after speaking with Kelly Starrett.

We got to delve into the science and how the devices we see on the market differ in the outcomes achieved. We all know that recovery is king to our ultimate performances. The quicker one can recover, the quicker they can train hard again and adapt to the stimulus.

What we love is the simplicity and its time efficiency. Pete and I are definitely adding this to our recovery to help performance tool box.

In Today's Episode We Discuss:

  • No, it’s not going to give you 6 pack abs ;-)
  • The 4 steps of recovery
  • The importance of shifting the fluid
  • Not just any EMS - when and how to use the Marc Pro
  • Conditioning versus recovery
  • Recovery - how to make the most of the hard work
  • For the 40+’s - don’t slow down, just recover better

Show Links:

Connect with the Marc Pro team on social media at:

WEB:                    http://marcpro.com/

TWITTER:            https://twitter.com/TheMarcPro

INSTAGRAM:      https://instagram.com/themarcpro/

YOUTUBE:          https://www.youtube.com/user/marcproEMS

FACEBOOK:       https://www.facebook.com/TheMarcPro

 

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Direct download: FB106_-_Marc_Pro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm PDT

Today I get to speak with two seriously awesome individuals that are hell bent on making the world a better place. These two definitely play at levels way way above average and I for one am seriously grateful for it.

We speak on many things today to ultimately create a life of wild(e) performance. Which by the way is available to each and everyone of us. Yes it takes work, yes you’ll need to change things and it won’t always be easy.. But it will be worth it.

Enjoy…Cliff and Marta Wilde of Wilde Performance.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • The wilde performance story
  • How epigenetics is at play
  • The 5 buckets of well being
  • How you gut-feelings are being hijacked
  • The starting place for health
  • Why you need to suspend disbelief
  • The importance of putting your own oxygen mask on first
  • And much more

Show Links:

Connect with Cliff & Marta on social media:

website:   www.wildeperformance.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/wildeperformance

twitter:    @performwilde

youtube:  www.youtube.com/wildeperformance

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Direct download: FB105_-_Wilde_Performance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26am PDT

Today Pete and I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Dr Amanda Stevens and we go deep into the challenges Amanda has faced along her journey of being an elite triathlete. First her bids to become an Olympian and how her health was for all intensive purposes destroyed and how the struggles continued to multiply when going long. Then we see just how tough and positive Amanda is to stay the course, work it out and get her health back and she is crushing it at races again. Truly inspiring.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • How she fixed herself
  • Not giving up on finding an answer
  • The difference between fitness & health and the importance of building a healthy foundation
  • Actually managing stress
  • How to change habits for good
  • Fine tuning health with food choices
  • No stone left unturned
  • What inspires Amanda

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http://dramandastevens.com/

https://www.facebook.com/DocAmandaStevens

https://twitter.com/DrAmandaStevens

https://instagram.com/docamandastevens/

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Direct download: FB104_-_Dr_Amanda_Stevens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am PDT

Today Pete and I got the privilege to speak with one of the best movement specialists around. Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. 

More than that Kelly is a whole lot of fun to talk too.. Drops a lot of f-bombs in this interview (so beware, though we are all adults here...) but the knowledge bombs dropped are immense and should have you thinking and wanting to relearn how to move optimally. We also go into many of what Kelly calls basic adaptation errors. Us triathletes are guilty at thinking it's all about continual development of the engine ... However we can never truly build a great engine when not only is the chassis is bent but we sabotage ourselves with simple daily errors that stop us adapting to the stimulus we present the body. 

Stop everything and lets get your full attention. Because you are worth it. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

 

  • Who is Kelly Starrett?
  • Why a conversation can only be started when we know where you are starting from.
  • The need to become more self aware.
  • Taking responsibility for your mobility.
  • The conversation on quality.
  • Understanding dysfunction.
  • Organising your spine.
  • Why our races are the tests of our robustness.
  • The holes in our being.
  • The four horseman and why they’re important.
  • The questions you need to ask when traveling to races.
  • Standing VS sitting.
  • Why you should do yoga.
  • What races are truly about.
  • And more knowledge bombs. 

Show Links:

Connect with Kelly on Social Media.

 

http://www.mobilitywod.com

https://www.facebook.com/kelly.starrett.7

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mobility-Wod/

https://twitter.com/mobilitywod

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Direct download: FB103_-_Kelly_Starrett_on_Mobility.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm PDT

After months of trying we finally lock down ultra runner, world record holder, F.A.S.T.E.R study guinea pig and all round good guy Zach Bitter to chat to Pete and I on the Fat Black about OFM and all the things that truly matter. 

Zach cuts through the noise and is one smart guy. 

Take note and apply and you'll put the ball in your court. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • Zach’s background and journey
  • Getting to OFM Zen
  • The right way and wrong way to getting fat adapted
  • What kills OFM
  • The importance of lifestyle
  • The truths about burnout.
  • How the answers have changed when  it comes to benchmark data numbers
  • How to make carbs truly boost your performance
  • How to manipulate your nutrition to serve you best in training and racing
  • How to not lose your top end
  • The hard reset
  • The real benefits of LCHF and OFM for performance
  • Insights into Zach’s participation in the FASTER study.
  • And more.

Show Links:

Connect with Zach on Social Media.

https://twitter.com/zbitter

https://www.facebook.com/zach.bitter

http://www.zachbitter.com

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Direct download: FB102_-_OFM_Zach_Bitter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

Today we get to sit down and learn some brilliant insights from Pro Athlete, Liz Blatchford. What? You don't know who Lizzy B is??

Well, she has won Cairns Ironman for 3 years straight, she was 3rd in debut at Kona in 2013, races for the impressive BMS Uplace Team and has been showing the triathlon world that she is a World Class Athlete since she burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion.

Sit back (with a Fat Back of course) and enjoy, as we chat to Liz about what makes her tick.

In Today's Episode We Discuss:

  • Who is Liz Blatchford?
  • A shocking(!) revelation about Liz and coffee.
  • What makes Liz so successful.
  • The mental strategies that Liz uses to race at her best.
  • Overcoming challenges in the middle of a race.
  • What it is like racing for BMC Uplace.
  • Using mentors for support and guidance.
  • Liz's pre-race rituals.
  • How Liz deals with injuries.
  • Liz's awesome advice for aspiring athletes.

Show Links:

Connect with Liz on Social Media.

WEB
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
YOU TUBE
INSTAGRAM

You can read more about Li's team, BMC Uplace here.

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Direct download: FB_101_-_Liz_Blatchford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

Wow.. Episode 100 of the Fat Black podcast and we are excited to bring to you a great interview with Skratch labs founder and all round endurance sports scientist heavy hitter Dr Allen Lim.

As you can see from the podcast image, Lim likes to have fun in life and his companies values really resonate with us here at TriSpecific. Today we go into such an important topic of endurance sports training and racing and where so many athletes make mistakes.

More than that we go into a point that will help you improve you life.

Because... That's whats important to us here at TriSpecific ... Yes we help improve your Triathlon performances but it's also highly important to us that your health is improved as is your life. It's the way we roll.

Enjoy our 100th episode of the Fat Black.

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • How Skratch Labs came to be; the Secret Drink Mix.
  • What Dr. Lim learnt on the  Pro Tour and working with different athletes.
  • Testing your sweat rate and sodium concentration.
  • Which test is the most accurate and why.
  • Understanding your individuality.
  • Learning to be more intuitive.
  • Why sodium is so important to athletes.
  • Understanding the relevance of magnesium in your electrolyte profile.
  • Over-consumption during races.
  • Learning the best strategies for race fuelling in different conditions.
  • Understanding cramping.
  • Too little sodium VS too much.
  • Racing in hot climates.
  • Managing/removing your bottlenecks
  • Happiness VS Ambitions.
  • And more awesome…

Links From Today’s Show:

http://www.skratchlabs.com http://feedzonecookbook.com/ Sean Achor Ted Talk

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Direct download: FB_100_-_Hydration__Bottlenecks_with_Dr_Allen_Lim.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm PDT

On this weeks Fat Black Podcast we get to talk with 3x ITU World Champion Peter Robertson or better known simply as Robbo. 

Robbo was an athlete that could execute when it was called for and made history when he was Australia's first athlete to qualify for the inaugural Olympic triathlon.
We talk with Robbo about his ITU past, his unfortunate collar bone break weeks out from Kona in 2014 and how he bounces back from that and of course his new business Elite Performing Minds. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The two things you should lock at via a race debrief
  • Lessons on where you CAN make up time. 
  • The importance of having a process and how it saves time.
  • Being consistent when it counts.
  • The one factor that most miss. 
  • Strategies for mentally dealing with injuries.
  • The mindset shift.
  • A cool mind hack even though it could be placebo. 
  • And more

Links From Today’s Show:

The fastest bike dismount you have ever seen!

Elite Performing Minds

Elite Performing Minds Facebook page

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Direct download: FB_99_-_Peter_Robertson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm PDT

This week we wanted to dive into an interview we did with none other than Chris "Macca" McCormack on the Triathlon World Summit. Even if you own the TWS recordings or remember listening too it, it's a great interview to go back to and get little nuggets of gold that can help you develop the one thing that is stopping you. That is YOU. 

This month we have lined up some interviews for you that are next level and we cannot wait to share them with you. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Being in Control versus Being Out of Control
  • Asking the HARD Questions of yourself
  • The benefit of doing debriefs
  • How to eliminate self doubt
  • And much more. 

Links From Today’s Show:

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Direct download: FB_98_Macca_on_The_Attitude_The_Mindset_on_Training_and_Racing_to_Win.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm PDT

Today we go all impromptu on the Fat Black podcast... I've been writing a bit lately and preparing for this webinar (tonight), so it brings up a lot of things when it comes to getting the desired outcomes in this sport and our life. 

So today we talk, desire, commitment, intention. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The importance of intention and focus in training
  • How serious are you?
  • The biggest thing stuffing you up.
  • Awareness
  • The one and only thing stopping you.
  • And so much more awesome. 

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Direct download: FB_97_-_Own_it.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am PDT

Seriously, it does. And as you are about to hear it is extremely unhealthy. There is a lot research available now that links sitting to a LOT of chronic illnesses and diseases. So sitting is actually killing us. As athletes, it is destroying our performances. You don't believe us? Well, sit back, grab a Fat Black and listen to some facts on sitting.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Just how many hours do you think? The answer will shock you.
  • The scary research on how siting affects your health.
  • Exactly what happens to your body when you sit.
  • GOYA.
  • Why you need a standing desk.
  • Strategies to minimise the affects of sitting on your body.
  • How sitting ruins your SBR.
  • A simple step to help your prepare for sitting.

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Direct download: FB_96_Sitting_Sucks__Is_Killing_Your_Performance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm PDT

Welcome to the Fat Black, Episode #95 and today we are throwing the kitchen sink at you. We are talking everything from Kristian's new hill repeat session (it will make you über strong, being awesome at everything you do, and Ironman Cairns.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Just why Kristian decided to ride over 200km of hill repeats (hint: not just for fun, although he did enjoy it!)
  • Some insights into what he learned from the experience.
  • How to develop an awesome mindset and why you need to.
  • We also talk Ironman Cairns, how to deal with the cards on race day.
  • How to be a more adaptable athlete.
  • Special mention of an awesome cause that a good friend of ours is riding for.
  • The Fat Black Podcast kit design update.

Show Links:

The TS Bring out your best webinar is coming next week. Fill in the quick survey so I can cover your greatest challenges. http://www.trispecific.com/survey – the webinar is free to join and you can register your spot now..

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Direct download: FB_95_The_Lesson_from_UP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

Today we have the pleasure of speaking with non other then Doctor Phill Maffetone. 

Phil is a respected doctor, coach and author and is all about health. Without true health your performance will suffer. Today we talk about that, his new website and exciting app and also we cover health and performance. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The app, the why and what its going to do for athletes
  • We discuss the basic thing of life to be a better athlete and have better health
  • Asthma and Allergies ... You CAN get rid of these! 
  • The non thought about biochemical injuries
  • Are you improving or just fooling yourself.
  • And so much more

Links From Today’s Show:

http://philmaffetone.com/

The App: http://philmaffetone.com/maf-app/

The MAF Method: http://philmaffetone.com/method/

The 2 Week Test: http://philmaffetone.com/2-week-test/

Other Links:

Episode 100 is looming ... We're running a Fat Black Kit competition. Design our limited edition kit to win. Or put your name down to own a high quality Fat Black Cycle Kit. 
http://www.trispecific.com/fatblackkit

The TS Bring out your best webinar is coming next week. Fill in the quick survey so I can cover your greatest challenges. http://www.trispecific.com/survey - the webinar is free to join and I'll be sending emails out tomorrow so ensure you are on the email list by signing up below. 

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Direct download: FB_94_with_Doctor_Phil_Maffetone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm PDT

Life is all about lessons - not mistakes - but lessons we can learn from to improve ourselves. For Kristian, 2014 was a big year for lessons. Today we lift the lid on what has really been happening with Kristian over the last 12 months or so and really get into the gritty about what lessons he learned and how you can avoid similar experiences. Stress management is about learning to identify stressors in your life that you can control, and focusing on those to avoid the overwhelm of stressors that are simply beyond your control. It is about being adaptive and responsive,  not reactive and we discuss some super important lessons on stress in this episode.

But before we do......Some exciting news! Our 100th episode is fast approaching, and we want to celebrate. But we want you guys - our awesome listeners - to be a part of it. So we are holding a design competition: design a "Fat Black Podcast" riding kit (bibs and jersey) with whatever clever, creative, purely awesome design you can think of, and the winner will receive that kit! We are launching the kit-production as a bit of 'kickstarter-ish' campaign, so we need a minimum if 20 kits confirmed before we can produce. If we don't hit our number, then everyone get's a full refund.

Got to http://www.trispecific.com/FatBlackKit

More on those awesome details very shortly.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • A sneak peak into our Round Table discussions with some smart thinkers in the nutrition space.
  • Why you cannot ignore stress in your life.
  • Stress and gene expression.
  • The importance of understanding your TRUE health.
  • How intuition plays a big role in health management.
  • Gut health and depression.
  • Learning the "dip"; when to push on and when to ease back.
  • Some strategies to employ when you reach the critically low point.
  • Learning to understand the warning signals.
  • How to make things 'easy' again.

We are sharing these fairly private insights from Kristian with you, to help people understand just where things can go with health. He has lived it full circle now and the good news is that if you are pushing yourself to that limit, there IS a way to get yourself back.

Don't forget our awesome competition - not only could you be the design winner of an amazing kit, but you could be envy of the bunch ride! Keep an eye on our Facebook page, or simply sign up, get your Free Pillars to Success ebook  www.trispecific.com/pillars  and Kristian has been hitting it outta the park with daily informative and inspirational content!  

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Direct download: FB_93_Kristians_Skeletons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm PDT

We get to chat with and get the insights of the super consistent performer and mum Gina Crawford.  Check out her results and you'll see for yourself - Gina is the real deal. 

Gina also is an violinist for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and has a degree in psychology. High achiever? You betcha. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The one thing you must take to take your life and performances to the next level
  • How to become a consistent performer
  • Dealing with the disappointments
  • Gina's thoughts on equality in the sport of Ironman
  • And more golden nuggets

Links From Today’s Show:

http://ginacrawford.com/

https://twitter.com/Gina_Crawford

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Direct download: FB_92_with_Super_Consistent_Gina_Crawford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT

A couple of weekends back one of our TS athletes lost his wife tragically. It was completely out of the blue ... Here one day gone the next, leaving a big gapping hole and making us all question things. 

Pete wrote an article title "Stop Wasting Your Time" as we were rocked by the event. As I said, it made us question things and especially, are we truly living. Are we going through the motions or are we trying to be the best versions of ourselves. Are we where we really want to be in life? If not Why? Is there something we really want to do but keep coming up with excuses why we 'can't' (there is that worlds most insidious word we can say to ourselves). 

So in todays episode of the Fat Black Podcast we wanted to discuss Get Busy Living. 

Because Life is Short. Embrace it. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Momento Mori.
  • Are your goals YOUR Goals?
  • Questions you need to be asking.
  • Things you NEED to Do now. 
  • And so much more. 

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Direct download: FB_91_Get_Busy_Living.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm PDT

This week Pete and I decided to put in one of our TWS interviews for reasons I put in the intro. 

Both Pete and I and so many athletes got a lot out of this interview we did with Grant Giles. A key understanding is the labels we attach to ourselves and how they ultimately hurt us. 

 Enjoy

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Labelling and why you need to break the labels
  • Simple cues and calm state visualisation
  • Dealing with anxiety
  • Compassion for self and how it helps everything Improve
  • Getting out the mind and connecting with the present

Links From Today’s Show:

Grant Giles of Aeromax Coaching

Grant on Twitter

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Direct download: FB_90_The_Mental_Game_with_Grant_Giles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am PDT

Today we are going to go deep into FEAR. Why? We simply because FEAR is what holds each every one of us back and stops us from doing the things that want to do. But to conquer FEAR - whatever it is - we have to understand it, and we have to acknowledge it. Then we can plan to overcome it. Now we see FEAR manifest itself in many ways with athletes; some very obvious, others not so much. But if you want to do well, you need to overcome those FEARS.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • What is FEAR?
  • Why we manifest our FEARS?
  • Why FEAR is important.
  • How to stop feeding the FEAR and start overcoming.
  • Understanding the psychology of FEAR.
  • Dealing with the Chimp brain.
  • Using FLOW STATE to understand FEAR.
  • Learning to change your behaviours.
  • Controlling your outcomes.
  • Why just using positive thinking is not enough.
  • Negative beliefs.

Links From Today's Show:

We talk a little bit about the concept of the Chimp Brain and the Human Brain, and if you are interested in learning more about this, check out this book. We will also be discussing this in an upcoming TS Life Webinar.

We also mention FLOW STATE - a very cool decoding of peak performance. We think every athlete should learn more bout this so check out the work that these guys do.

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Direct download: FB_89_Our_FEARS_Are_Holding_Us_Back.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am PDT

Today we got the low down on getting ugly with straight up nice guy and Ironman Melbourne Champion Jeff Symonds and you'll want to have your ears perked up for this interview as Jeff reveals a number of insights that can help all of us to greater heights. 

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • What does "Get Ugly" mean and where did it come from?
  • Building a strong mental game.
  • The art of race execution
  • Overcoming his biggest adversity and how that has helped him perform going forward.
  • The secret to Jeff's success.
  • Planning for the "What If" scenarios.
  • The importance of recovery.
  • Making sacrifices.
  • Some awesome advice for tips for AG athletes.
  • And more

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Direct download: FB_88_Getting_Ugly_with_Ironman_Melbourne_Champion_Jeff_Symonds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am PDT

There's no doubt about it. Our interview with Noakes opened a lot of questions, which is great because it keeps the conversation going. 

Noakes was fantastic to speak too and while we shared 90+% of the beliefs there are some we don't hold especially when it comes to performance. As you know we are all about health but we are also heavily invested into performance and there are some very key areas where we are seeing performance drop when following a LCHF approach. So we decided to get our good friend Peter Defty on another Fat Black and discuss the points. 

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Sodium opinions and how lack of sodium causes the 'bonk' effect in fat adapted athletes 
  • The forgotten about electrolyte that is critical in fat adapted athletes.
  • No calories.
  • It's not a matter of IF.
  • And more

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Direct download: FB_87_Open_Discussion_with_Peter_Defty_on_Noakes_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm PDT

To say we are excited about this episode is an understatement! In fact Kristian stayed up past midnight to fit in with time schedules for this one!

Tim Noakes shouldn't need an introduction, he has played a pivotal role in health and performance research for over 30 years. In case you don't know about Tim .... (crazy thought), he wrote the bible for runners and running coaches in 1986 called 'The Lore of Running" which included a whole chapter on the importance of carbohydrates for athletes and runners. His stance publicly changed when he ripped out that nutrition section of his famous book stating we had got it so wrong.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Why he ripped out pages of his infamous "Lore of Running" book.
  • Why there is still pushback against the LCHF approach to eating.
  • The Real Meal Revolution.
  • Understanding Insulin resistance and Insulin sensitivity and why it's likely one of the most important things you can do as an athlete.
  • Where to start on your LCHF approach.
  • What you should be testing for.
  • Real world evidence.
  • Understanding the role of sodium in LCHF.
  • Going to deep, too quickly into LCHF.
  • The truth about those top end speed "loses".
  • Why banting (LCHF) increases health and performance.
  • LCHF for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Tim answers some questions from our TS athletes.

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Direct download: FB_86_Banting_for_Performance_with_Timothy_Noakes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm PDT

We love an adventure - especially one that pushes the comfort zone and forces us to learn more about ourselves. Ironman is a big part of that but there are more adventures too be found. Today we speak with an athlete who is on a mission to become an adventurer and inspire others to get outside and find things that push them to be better humans. Over the past few years Luke Tyburski has been planning The Ultimate Triathlon, a 2000km journey over 12 days and join us on the Fat Black to explain why and how he is going to make this happen!

In Todays Episode We Cover:

  • Why Luke decided to become an Adventurer.
  • Why he chose the Real Food path.
  • How he plans to fuel for The Ultimate Triathlon.
  • What exactly is the Ultimate Triathlon and why he created it.
  • Planning and preparation.
  • Creating great engagement for the event with live-streaming.
  • Being scientific about the event.
  • The mental preparation involved in crazy big adventures.
  • Bucket list plans.

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Direct download: FB_85_The_Ultimate_Triathlon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT

Whilst we don't get much of an off-season here in Australia - mainly because of the continually awesome weather -  it is important to take a bit of downtime at certain points throughout the year to allow the body  to reset and work on key aspects if your endurance development whilst having a bit of fun. Like most things, there is an art to getting the off-season right. It doesn't need to be all serious and Long course racing driven, and it must be enjoyable, but the off-season can provide some fantastic athletic development.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Planning for the off-season.
  • Repeating the recovery process.
  • Using your time to understand EASY.
  • Seeking a "mental refresh".
  • Using non IM specific training to develop your IM racing ability.
  • Having a plan to come back to racing after downtime.
  • Pushing your body without proper rest is a killer.
  • Finding the passion in what you do as an endurance athlete.

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Direct download: FB_84_Off_Season.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

Today's guest is none other then Professor Grant Schofield from Auckland University of Technology and is the director of the University's Human Potential Centre (HPC). We have wanted to bring Grant on the Fat Black podcast for a long time and have spent some time reading his blogs and work, so I was quite excited to finally get him on the show and talk many things LCHF and how this ex professional Triathlete is making a storm down in New Zealand to change dietary guidelines for better health. With better health we can create better performances.

In Todays Episode We Cover:

  • Gran't roller-coaster ride that led to his LCHF hypothesis.
  • The mental side of LCHF.
  • Why having metabolic flexibility leads to great Ironman potential.
  • CARB Phobia is hurting you.
  • Something scary that many of todays iron distance 'athletes' will likely have.
  • The rules.
  • What Real Food really is.
  • You are undoing this and you need to up it.
  • Bacon
  • Vegetarian and Veganism
  • WTF Book
  • And of course more awesome.

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Direct download: FB83_-_Prof_Grant_Schofield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm PDT

In today's Fat Black podcast we get to speak with John McKenzie whom is the communications and marketing manager for Revbox. John has a big background in the cycling industry and I met him down in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 when a select few of us got to test out Specialized's New Tarmac. It was here that John told me all about the Revbox from the hotel to Specialized HQ. I was excited as I had previously got to play with a wind brake erg early in my coaching career and these things were cost prohibitive until now. John put me in touch with Philipp Schacht the owner and developer from Revbox who was kind enough to get me on one of the few early models. What can I say other than Pete and I were blown away and so were the legs! Especially after doing some of our standard trainer sessions that had been done for years on Computrainers and Kickr's. Don't get me wrong, those trainers are good and have helped many athletes. I just put true wind break ERGs in another realm of athletic development. 

In Todays Episode We Cover:

  • How the concept of the Revbox began.
  • Why track cyclists have been using ERG's for along time.
  • What "wind-break" means.
  • How rotational inertia makes you a better rider.
  • How the Revbox is different compared to most other indoor trainers.
  • How to dial in the Revbox to maximise training sessions.
  • The Revbox app.
  • The Kickstarter campaign.
  • A sweet little deal from us here at Trispecific for those interested in getting onboard with Revbox (see below).

Links from todays Episode:

  • Revbox Kickstarter campaign - As I mention in the Podcast, anyone backing the team at Revbox for $1000 or more will get their choice of a TriSpecific Iron or Half Iron Distance Blueprint for free. That's a $300 saving. All you need to do is email us your receipt of purchase to kristian [at] trispecific.com and I'll get you set up. At the $1000 investment you get: The Full Package! A next generation Revbox Erg for free, including the Revbox Power App, sensor kit, one free Hunter Allen Workout Guide + a riding kit (jersey & bib short) which is usually not available for purchase and freight free delivery.  It's estimate that you'll get your game changer ERG in July 2015. Be quick as you only have 29 days left till the campaign finishes. 
  • Revbox.co.nz - go here to learn all about the concept, the science, the training and more. 

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Direct download: FB82_-_REVBOX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm PDT

Ahhh Race Week.

It's a different kind of beast. High energy, edgy nerves, lots of Hype, stress and confusion. But it doesn't have to be. Race week is a time for calm, composure and organisation. It's the best time of year, because you get to relax. Of the years we have learnt and witnessed a lot mistakes, so here are some Do's and Don't's of Race Week and Race Day (you might want to take notes).

What We Cover in This Episode:

  • Get Organised early!
  • Beating the Taper Blues.
  • All things nutrition and hydration.
  • Shutting out the noise.
  • How to be patient.
  • Setting up your race plan.
  • Understanding your goals.
  • Flexing the Mental Muscle.
  • Staying focused.
  • Being ready to work hard for what you want.
  • STOP stressing about the weather. Seriously. Just STOP.
  • Planning; the devil is in the detail.

Race Week doesn't need to be Stress Week. Follow this simple, common sense rules, and learn to enjoy your race!

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Direct download: FB81_-_Dos_and_Dont_of_Race_Week_and_Racing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT

Recently Pete and I got to speak with Gus and Jamie from the team at STRYD. 

Who and what is STRYD? Well stride is a small company out of Boulder, CO that has been developing a cool little device that captures power in real time while you're running. Pete originally put me onto them and then I saw there hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. I got in touch to do an interview to find out more and of course we became a backer. As coaches we believe in creating efficient athletes. While I always advise athletes not get caught up in the minutiae of data there are benefits of data when used appropriately. What I like about STYRD is that it is going to give an objective measurement 'Power' that we can use to improve our running training and in real time. 

Now you'll be able to see the direct correlation between improving a stride rate and seeing your power number lower (more efficient use of energy for same speed) or how your posture impacts the number coming back at you. Pete and I think this is an exciting time in running and are excited to be involved.

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • What STRYD is and how it works
  • The new evolution in running metrics
  • Accuracy
  • Improving efficiency 
  • Power Zones
  • Running on different surfaces
  • Run form feedback
  • Real time feedback
  • The STYRD app
  • What watches it will work with
  • and more

Show Links:

STRYD.com

Kickstarter campaign (be quick as they are cutting off numbers around the 1000 mark)

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Direct download: FB80_Power_Up_Your_Run_with_STRYD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am PDT

Last night Pete and got to interview Donal Oniell from Cereal Killers movie fame. We loved both movies and CK2 'Run on Fat' makes it pretty damn clear what we have not only been talking about but living it for so long now. "The science is coming" but the athletes that are open and willing will be the ones reaping the rewards. I'm stoked we got to record this interview and help push this message out to the world for athletes and non athletes alike. Performance is important ... but not as important as your health. Why not attain both?

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Overweight Endurance athletes.
  • The Science is Coming.
  • Ketones.
  • Breaking records.
  • The NEED for this mineral.
  • Health and Performance can it be achieved or are just bad bed fellows.
  • You cannot out train a shitty diet.
  • The rise of the Pemmican.
  • Donals daily diet and his favourite dish.
  • What's next for Donal Oniell.
  • And oh so much more.

Show Links:

Cereal Killers 2 - Run on Fat

Cereal Killers 2

Run on Fat charts world class triathlete Sami Inkinen’s transition from pre-diabetic sugar burner to a faster, healthier, fat fueled endurance athlete under the guidance of New York Times bestselling author Dr Stephen Phinney.

When Sami embarks on an epic anti sugar crusade with his wife Meredith – rowing 4,000 kms unsupported from California to Hawaii – their remarkable journey reveals the astonishing performance benefits and pitfalls of successful fat fueling strategies for athletic performance.

As more and more evidence emerges of world class athletes adopting a similar protocol – with remarkable results in some cases – “Run on Fat” challenges the very foundations of sports nutrition.

 

Cereal Killers 1

Cereal Killers

The film follows Donal – a lean, fit, seemingly healthy 41 year old man – on a quest to hack his genes and drop dead healthy by avoiding the heart disease and diabetes that has afflicted his family.

Donal’s father Kevin, an Irish gaelic football star from the 1960s, won the first of 2 All Ireland Championships with the Down Senior Football Team in 1960 before the biggest crowd (94,000) ever seen at an Irish sporting event.

When Kevin suffered a heart attack later in life, family and friends were shocked. How does a lean, fit and seemingly healthy man – who has sailed through cardiac stress tests – suddenly fall victim to heart disease?

Can a controversial diet consisting of 70% fat provide the answers?

 

Run on Fat The Movie

Run on Fat Blog Post - 5 Trends for 2015

5 Reason to Run on Fat

Cereal Killers 1

Cereal Killers Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

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Direct download: FB79_CK2_Run_on_Fat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm PDT

It may be lucky that I slept on my thoughts before Pete and I recorded this podcasts. If I'm honest, I guess I was pretty ropable the night before and definitely toned it down for this podcast. However I have a post in the works thats needs to be posted - stay tuned.

The mistakes keep coming and they are simple to avoid and even rectify if we just use those two things on the sides of our heads. They're called ears in case you're wondering ;) 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • No carbs.
  • Sodium - this has been painted in the same light as Fat and as an endurance athlete you NEED way more then you may think. Fat adapted or not.
  • Habits - how to create news ones that stick.
  • Some K Rants... as I say above you get off pretty lightly ;) but maybe I should just let loose?
  • Rote learning and why it's important.
  • What ONE thing you NEED to do to get success in any goal. And how much depends on the difficulty of the goal. 
  • The art of looking where you WANT to go and where not to look when you're suffering.

Show Links:

Willpower. Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength”, Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney

“The Power of Habit”, Charles Duhigg

http://jamesclear.com/habit-triggers

http://www.zoeharcombe.com/the-knowledge/

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Direct download: FB_78_K_RANTS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am PDT

A few weeks back I got to speak at an event in Squamish, Canada with a couple other experts in their respective fields. One of them was Sylvia Rayner who was absolutely captivating in the way she spoke about the mind and how much potential we have locked up inside our heads. I knew within a couple of minutes that we needed to have Sylvia on a Fat Black podcast.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • What clinical hypnosis is and how it can help us in our sports and life
  • How you get behavioural change
  • Why you must stop playing the victim
  • The key to success
  • Why repetition is important
  • Self Hypnosis
  • Sylvia even takes us through a mini session and I tell you it's crazy how it works
  • And much more. 

Show Links:

http://www.sylviarayner.com/

Recommended Books:

Trances People Live

Hypnosis for Running

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Direct download: FB77_Sylvia_Rayner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT

Earlier this week we listened to a great podcast from the guys at Spartan who interview Scratch Lab inventor - Dr. Allen Lim.

For years Allen Lim worked with Tour de France teams and has learned a lot about working in high pressure situations and how to develop performance. In a sport that focuses so intently on marginal gains, Lim argues that athletes should be focusing less on the 1% and more on removing bottlenecks from our lives. This gives way to a much better focus and performance.

So today we are discussing the bottlenecks that we see in the sport and how to solve them.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Understanding marginal gains.
  • Underestimate the value of making better decisions on a daily basis.
  • The "Never Miss Twice" rule.
  • Understanding your Rate Limiting Factors.
  • Seeking to create better habits.
  • The bottlenecks we see in triathlon (and life).
  • Becoming a solution creator.
  • Learning to have fun.
  • We also discuss some important and very relevant aspects of the movie "Fed Up" (you need to watch this film!)

Show Links:

Spartan Podcast with Dr Allen Lim - this podcast goes into many more important aspects for all athletes and we took loads of notes. Required listening I must say! 

Marginal Gains by James Clear and Jame's Habits Book (free download)

FED UP - The Movie

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Direct download: FB_76_Bottlenecks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm PDT

Last week we got a whole bunch of questions from a fellow Aussie Ian who is living in the US of A and we love answering questions on the Fat Black because that way it helps our community as a whole! So if you have any just hit us up in the comments on the blog or via our emails or various social media outlets. Today we also dive into a little bit of a review of Cereal Killers 2 the movie "Run on Fat" 

In todays Episode we Cover:

  • Strategic Carb use VS strategic Fat use in training and racing.
  • Chocolate Milk for recovery - why it won't work.
  • Fuelling for long swim events.
  • Cereals Killers 2 - Run on Fat review

Show Links:

Cereal Killers 2 pre order & The Run on Fat Movie Blog

Steph Lowes "The Real Food Real" Podcast

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Direct download: FB75_QnA_RunONFat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm PDT

Pete and I were searching for an angle for todays podcast. Some things keep popping up being an endurance athlete and working in the day to day with endurance athletes and that was robustness. When we're robust good things happen. When we lose that robustness we can feel stuck in a not so fun place. So today we wanted to cover just a few of the overriding topics that lead to robustness or maintaing it and of course how you can destroy it ... so you know what not to do. 

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Why feedback is important.
  • The questions you should be asking yourself each day.
  • Self assessment = self awareness.
  • Learning to be honest with yourself.
  • Why going molecular on the Fat Adaptation process is a waste of your time.
  • Learning to make FA/OFM simple and stress-free.
  • Seriously. Just stop stressing about food.
  • Why your words matter.
  • How verbally beating yourself up ruins performance.

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Direct download: FB74_-_Robustness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am PDT

Today we are again joined by Peter Defty to help share some insights into a topic that is extremely important to us as coaches, and valuable to all female athletes (and males) looking to become Fat Adapted.

Peter spends a great deal of time researching and understanding the various considerations required to achieve Fat Adaptation but one message remains clear: you have to keep it simple. We see A LOT of athletes overthinking this process - which becomes a huge distraction and destroy confidence.

So sit back, grab a cup and have a listen.

In this Episode we cover:

  • A quick understanding into the different requirements between male and female athletes (not as obvious ays may think).
  • Why it is more difficult (but NOT impossible) for female athletes to achieve a Zen state of Fat Adaptation.
  • Some important things for females athletes to consider during their FA journey.
  • The How, Why and When of strategic carb use & training loads for women during monthly cycles (this is SUPER important!).
  • Some common mistakes that (all) athletes make during the Fat Adaptation process.
  • Why counting macronutrients is a waste of time.
  • We also discuss some key nutritional areas that are important to Vegan and Vegetarian athletes.
  • Why Vitamin D is essential to ALL athletes.
  • How and when to measure Ketones (if you decide you want to).

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Direct download: FB73_Low_Carb_High_Fat_for_Women.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm PDT

Well it's 2015 and we have an awesome year of Fat Black Episodes planned for you guys, with some amazing guests planned, and some super important topics to be addressed! So today's Episode is all about starting the year with a plan. A plan to ensure that you start the year on the right foot, with great habits and standards that will ensure you kick some ass this year and be more awesome. We also discuss some important strategies to implement if you have had a break, or are returning from injury and illness. You DO NOT want to miss these as they are crucial to your long-term success!

In Today's Awesome Episode We Discuss:

  • Re-learning your intuition.
  • Learning to have fun.
  • Enjoying the process.
  • Listening to the body.
  • Critical strategies for reorienting from illness.
  • Easy methods to start the year well.

2015 is going to be a massive year for TriSpecific and the Fat Black series! If you have suggestions on topics, or a guest speaker you want to hear from then let us know!

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Direct download: FB72_2015_Coming_Back_Strong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm PDT

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