TriSpecific's | The Fat Black Podcast

 

For the final Fat Black episode for 2016, and the second part in our Mixtape series we thought we share some of our favourite parts of 3 very inspiring interviews. Scott Jones, Steph Corker and Craig Percival all have their own unique sense of passion and drive and the rare ability to motivate without over the top bravado; these are down to earth, practical ideas that you can, and should, implement immediately. Enjoy the show, and thank you for helping make 2016 another awesome year for the Fat Black Podcast and TriSpecific.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The values and motivation of taking on big goals with Craig Percival
  • Steph Corker tells us how to truly set and understand your goals
  • Scott Jones shares his wisdom on mediocrity and attitude

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm PST

What a year! We have had the absolute pleasure of interviewing so many great guests in 2016 and we think the best way to wrap up the year is to showcase some of the most knowledgeable episodes in this mashup! With so many great guests it sure was hard to squeeze everything into just one show, so this is a 2-part series - so stay tuned for the next Mixtape, coming up immediately after this one. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Talent and practice with Todd Herman
  • Knowing your Why 
  • Shutting out the noise with Pete Jacobs
  • Grant Giles on pacing, FTP and knowing yourself.
  • Heather Wurtel talks on doing the work and keeping perspective

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm PST

The festive season is here! It's a busy time of year for everyone; shopping, parties, family gatherings - all of the fun things we love about the holidays. That doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your training and it also doesn't mean you have to lock yourself away from all the Holiday fun! For the committed triathlete this time of year is all about finding balance. Today we discuss some strategies to help keep you on track for the break, and still enjoy yourself! Merry Christmas!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Finding the balance over the holidays 
  • Taking things too the extreme
  • The trappings of rigid training plans
  • Stop chasing the Green Boxes
  • Data Free December
  • Eating, drinking and being Merry, TS style
  • Everything will be OK
  • NY resolutions
  • Donate to the Percival family

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm PST

 

Today, Kristian speaks with Ironman age group champion Steph Corker. We peel back the layers and find that Steph is this dynamo of positivity, backed with a lust for hard work and someone that is highly curious at becoming better in all that she does and has this wants to transfer those skill sets across to others. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The darkside of meditation in Kona
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Congruency in training and life
  • Having the guts to stand for something
  • Becoming a better version of yourself
  • The willingness to do
  • What your goals really need
  • 1/10th of a second. 
  • Fun and how lucky we are

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm PST

 

Today we sit down with the all-class Sarah Piampiano, an athlete who transitioned from Olympic hopeful (in two sports), to dominating Wall St, to now setting her sights firmly on dominating long course triathlon. She is tenacious, intelligent and a damn hard worker. She also has a lot of wise to share with Age Group Athletes on how to get the most out of yourself. Get ready to take notes!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Olympic hopeful -> Wall St -> Ironman Pro Athlete
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Leveraging passion
  • Understanding "too hard"
  • Remaining objective
  • Taking criticism the right way
  • Becoming mentally tough
  • The Habit Project

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:43pm PST

Today we have the pleasure of sharing the story of Ironman Blueprint athlete, Graham Monteith with you. Graham's journey into the sport began with a quest to improve his health;  with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes,  and an unhealthy lifestyle, he needed to take control of his life, and health. Graham openly shares how he managed to get full control of his diabetes, embracing not just the LCHF lifestyle but by going deeper into ketosis to manage his blood sugar responses. He shares valuable tips on how to make LCHF easy, and how you can still function and race. We love Graham's story, because he took control and got his life back.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The real dangers of carb-dependancy 
  • Eating a "balanced diet"
  • Having a reason to change 
  • Being fit & unhealthy 
  • Beating diabetes 
  • Going all in with ketosis 
  • Integrating LCHF with the family 
  • To measure or not to measure
  • Controlling your food

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm PST

 

Triathlon is a lifestyle. The way we train, the way we eat, the decisions we make and the commitment to being healthy humans is encompassed in that lifestyle. It's never perfect, but the journey of getting the balance between family and the sport you love is something to look forward to; something that everyone can enjoy -  and you can still perform at your best. Today we sit down and discuss what it takes to create a lifestyle that integrates with your family, and how it to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Creating the right environment
  • Meshing the lifestyle with kids
  • Leading by example, always
  • Sharing the experience with your family (even your dog)
  • Finding the balance
  • What underpins the entire process 
  • Adaptability & flexibility
  • Longevity
  • Being world class
  • "Is this the best you got?"

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm PST

How do you keep focused on the task at hand without losing sight of the bigger picture? How do maintain year-round training focus? How do you stop your head un-ravelling in a race? The answers start with the processes. Today we drill down how to focus on the process of training, avoid distractions and not over0-think the outcomes. Triathlon - like everything in life - is about the journey.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Commitment
  • The right choices
  • Knowing the objectives
  • "If this, then that"
  • Lacking discipline
  • How to prevent self-sabotage
  • Why you didn't get the result
  • Solving your own problems
  • Replicating success
  • Playing above the line

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm PST

 

We love an adventure; wether it's climbing glaciers, Mountain biking across deserts, or just exploring our own backyards. Seeking adventures like these are a great way to switch-off from the world, close-out the triathlon noise, but most importantly: have fun and grow! Today Kristian chats with the guys from IGO Adventures. Never heard of it? What is it? Well Bobby sums it up perfectly here:

IGO was born as an idea when I completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. After a life-changing 48 days at sea, the euphoria of the finish was powerful. I believe everyone should experience that feeling and have it as frequently as possible. Therefore, I was determined to answer the question: If I bottled the adrenaline and emotions I felt upon seeing Antigua after 2 months of rowing, how can I give that ‘adventure ecstasy’ to people who only have a week to spare? The answer is IGO.

- Bobby Melville – Founder

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • What is IGO Adventures
  • The DNA that makes these events high on the bucket list
  • The world records and how IGO came about
  • The events on offer

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm PST

We live in a complicated world, and each year we see the sport that we love become more and more complex, yet results remain unfulfilled. If it was as easy as "the fastest bike, the latest gadget, the most complex training plan, and supplement X, wouldn't everyone be smashing their respective goals? Today we highlight the key areas that we see triathletes overcomplicating and look at workable solutions to creating simplicity. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • What you cannot do well without
  • Engine VS Machine
  • Simplifying technology
  • Uncomplicated training
  • Stop hacking
  • How marketing ruins your nutrition
  • Fat Adapted or not fat adapted
  • The search for simplicity
  • F.O.C.U.S
  • Auditing you tri-life

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm PST

That 6 inches between your ears...It can be a hugely powerful tool that can help thrust you towards your goal. Or it can completely destroy your confidence and over-ride your trained ability to succeed. Today we sit down and pull apart the how to create the right headspace, even when you can't see through the murky waters.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Having doubts
  • Creating the right headspace
  • Growth Mindset VS Fixed Mindset
  • Negative input/ output
  • Channelling The BS
  • Responsibility = Strong mindset
  • The easy road
  • Responsibility

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm PST

Getting the balance of training and recovery is more art than science sometimes, and can be a complicated process. In the post-Kona whitewash, we have seen quite a few top athletes who (through their own admissions) just didn't get that right on the lead up to the race. We believe this is also a big issue for Age Group triathletes, so today we break down that intricate balance of knowing when enough is enough.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Getting the balance right.
  • Training consistency.
  • Recovery consistency.
  • Getting the execution right.
  • Heading the warning signs.
  • The bigger picture; the macro VS the micro.
  • Art and science of recovery
  • Desire/ drive VS intuition and clarity.
  • Weak desire = weak result.
  • Self reflection and self awareness.
  • When is enough really enough.
  • Doing things you don't want to do.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm PST

Ahhh Kona. Such a beautiful location that can deliver both pain and glory. This year was no different with plenty of drama and action unfolding throughout the day followed by plenty of celebrations (and possibly some disappointment). Rather than tell you about the winners of the race (you already know that) today we discuss some valuable lessons from the race on the big island, and how you can apply these in your next race.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Strengths VS Weaknesses
  • Staying cool
  • Training and preparation
  • Backing yourself
  • Understanding when to push
  • Course knowledge
  • Reverting to your trained state

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm PST

It's here! The biggest race of the year for the Iron Distance event! There is a tonne of excitement built up for this years Ironman World Championships with plenty of speculation about who will take out the Men and Women's titles for 2016. But Kona is more than just the race itself - the race is a huge industry event with plenty of hype and noise. So today we discuss some of that noise and what is really important. We also talk a lot about committing to the process. Sit back, and enjoy.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Some not so wild predictions 
  • The beam bike
  • Investing the right way
  • Kona noise (volume 12)
  • There is no easy way
  • Commitment
  • Gratitude and attitude
  • Dealing with your own headspace
  • The key to success at any race

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm PST

Today we are talking all things NOISE. Let's be clear, we love this sport and we love the knowledge and passion that is shared throughout the triathlon community. But too much noise leads to distraction, and distraction leads to inconsistency. And of course inconsistency is what stops people from achieving great things in sport. So settle in as we talk about how to manage the noise and help you find some clarity. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The noise of Kona
  • Processing information
  • How the noise affects outcomes
  • What you really need
  • "Talk less, ride more"
  • Following the path
  • Internal and external noise 
  • Training yourself to believe
  • Setting your reality
  • Showing up
  • Dealing with distractions 
  • The best question 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm PST

Today Pete and I "sip the fat" of our fat black coffees with me here in Whistler Canada and Pete in sunny Cancun and we talk about what you need to do to make your goal more likely to happen while also be smarter with your expectations. Enjoy the show and please join the 297 athletes and counting in our TS CAFE. It's free but a place paced with value. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Suffering indoors 
  • Misalignment of your actual goals
  • Setting up your environment for success
  • Creating opportunities for growth
  • Knowing the value in your training
  • Setting expectations in training
  • Using intuition 
  • Stop trying to PB every session
  • The number one thing you should focus on
  • Understanding your testing 
  • Simplifying training  

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PST

Today we "sip the fat" with this years winner of the ULTRA 520K Canada (formerly known as UltraMan Canada) and TS Life Member, Ross Welton. Ross adopted the LCHF lifestyle to prepare his body for the race and talks us through the nuances of his journey with LCHF - mistakes he made, and strategies that you absolutely have to employ to ensure that the LCHF protocol works for you. Ross, as well as many other athletes, are proof that you can perform at high levels without destroying your body with excess, processed carbohydrates.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How a bet turned into a full-blown commitment to race.
  • The rewards of persistence.
  • Going all in.
  • Knowing what is right an what is wrong for your body.
  • Getting over fat-phobia.
  • Fat bombs.
  • Getting the numbers and the training just right.
  • How to race as a LCHF athlete.
  • The social acceptance of eating.
  • Seizing the moment.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm PST

It's race week! And one of the biggest ones of the year! The Sunshine Coast is teaming with fit, confident, excited athletes ready to take on the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Over 3000 athletes are set to take on the tough, but fast course, so today we are talking about racing strategy; what you need to think about, what you don't want to forget and how to lay down a solid plan of action for any race. Sit back and enjoy! And if you are racing this weekend - we wish you the best of luck. Get after it!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The who's-who of the Pro list (plus some very biased predictions).
  • Understanding course dynamics.
  • The relevance of equipment selection for different races.
  • Dealing with swell and chop in the swim.
  • Compartmentalising the race.
  • Pacing the bike.
  • How to run hills efficiently.
  • The 4 biggest tip for any race.
  • The 5th biggest tip for any race.
  • Creating great racing strategies.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm PST

 

Today we have fresh new Aussie pro athlete, Alister Caird on the show. Alister has only been in the sport for a few years and has shown some outstanding performances as an Age Group athlete (like going 8:45 at Ironman Western Australia) and has now moved into the pro ranks. Alister brings a passion for data and a deep intuitive sense of what his body can do when it is time to perform (i.e. when it counts). He also shares some invaluable tips on how to ride to your numbers correctly, how to manage your data and when to use intuition.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How to ride Kona.
  • Working on swimming weaknesses.
  • Building a reality with results.
  • Dealing with expectations in Kona.
  • Being a data-geek.
  • Testing your FTP.
  • Understanding power relevance.
  • Racing to the numbers.
  • Developing a strong mental edge.
  • Invaluable Kona tips.

Show Links

http://www.allistercaird.com

http://www.allistercaird.com/journal/2015/10/28/how-to-bike-for-kona-ag

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:09am PST

We are super excited about the Olympics, especially after watching the men's triathlon this week (and even more excited for the women's race this weekend!). What a performance from Ali, and his brother! The Olympic Games always provides a spectacle of highs, lows, controversy and sportsmanship but above all it is a display of excellence. So today Pete and I are going to share with you just how to unlock your own excellence and improve your performance.

 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • A quick recap of the Men's race.
  • Pacing for racing.
  • Working in your strengths.
  • What underpins excellence.
  • Understanding your true potential.
  • Surrounding yourself with excellence.
  • The "4 minute mile effect".
  • Developing an unbeatable mindset.
  • Irrational optimism.
  • Meme's VS positive affirmations.
  • The growth mindset.

Show Links

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific
http://www.instagram.com/trispecific
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am PST

Today Pete and I go into fatigue and discuss the emotional attachment athletes have to fatigue which can curtail their training and thus performances and we also discuss how you can and should monitor it to gain a better intuitive understanding of yourself. Every other week Pete and I'll go into what we are calling the performance series to help you get more out of out glorious sport. If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss hit us up on social media of via kristian or pete @trispecific.com

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How repetition helps you to monitor fatigue.
  • Understanding healthy fatigue and unhealthy fatigue.
  • Removing the emotions from fatigue assessment.
  • How fatigue can boost confidence.
  • The role that sleep, nutrition, and stress have on fatigue.
  • Reading the internal dashboard.
  • When over-reaching actually occurs.
  • Losing fitness.
  • How to test drive the body.
  • Using HRV to monitor fatigue/ suitability to train.
  • Why the "green boxes" aren't always a good thing.
  • Determining optimal training loads.

Show Links

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Direct download: FB_177_-_Dealing_with__Understanding_Fatigue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm PST

Today Pete and I catch up and discuss my Ironman comeback. My last Ironman race was back in Kona in 2009. I attempted Ironman Melbourne in 2013 and I believe that was the day when I switched my celiac gene on and maybe my prior pre race dinner of pizza and beer pushed me over the edge. That day my stomach and diaphragm shut down before exiting the shortened swim (due to adverse conditions) and my day was done 90km into the bike. That led to a roller coaster of a year that ended up with adrenal dysfunction. Ironman Canada wasn't without it's challenges and race day mishaps but I'm happy to be back racing, health and resilient. Looking forward to more racing.  

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The 3 F’s

  • Conquering Fears
  • 
Nutritional mistakes in racing

  • Racing with ego

  • The “what if” attitude
  • 
Pulling apart the race

  • Dealing with pre-race stressors
  • 
How to respond to stress
  • 
Patience in racing

  • When things go wrong
  • Controlling the controllables

  • Wanting to be better each time
  • 
Sustaining the hurt
  • 
Pacing before racing

Show Links

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Direct download: FB_176_-_Kristians_Lessons_from_Ironman_Canada.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm PST

Today Pete and I get back on the podcast with Christopher Kelly founder of Nourish Balance Thrive and talk about combatting adrenal dysfunction. We discuss our own dealings with this health issue that supposedly doesn't exist and how to go about rebuilding ones health and of course... Performance. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • A quick recap from Chris’ last interview in EP 164.
  • We share our own experiences with adrenal dysfunction.
  • The individuality of adrenal dysfunction.
  • Defining adrenal ‘fatigue’.
  • What Red Flags you should look for.
  • The value of testing.
  • What are the biggest influencers on adrenal function.
  • The Autoimmune Protocol.
  • When it's ok to have a beer and burrito (if that's your thing).
  • Finding your own optional.
  • The truth about stress and adrenals.
  • What to do if you cannot afford testing.
  • The Keto Summit

Show Links

Check out the upcoming Keto Summit: http://www.trispecific.com/keto

Set up a free consultation here: http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/fatblack/

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Direct download: FB_175_-_Combatting_Adrenal_Dysfunction_with_Chris_Kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm PST

Today Pete and I kick start our performance series were will (over time) breakdown all the little parts it takes to be as successful as you can in this sport or any endurance sport for that matter. Many things cross over and the main differences will be training prescription and required skill sets for different sports. Today we start with building consistency and how you build belief and confidence. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • What it takes to be successful.
  • Being consistently present.
  • Getting realistic with your life circumstances.
  • How health leads to consistency.
  • Making the commitment to showing up.
  • Why you need more downtime.
  • Believing it before you see it.
  • The WHITEBOARD method.
  • Consistency → Belief → Confidence.
  • The power of positive reinforcement.
  • The little coach in your head.
  • Attaching the physical to the mental.

LINKS

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am PST

Today Pete and I have Steph Lowe 'The Natural Nutritionist" back on the Fat Black and we talk all about the Facts versus Fiction when it comes to LCHF. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The LCHF acronym and how it's getting incorrectly followed.
  • What LCHF essentially is... We like simple and it is simple.
  • What it includes and excludes.
  • What LCHF is not! 
  • Some controversy and maybe a rant or two ;)

LINKS

 

Web: http://www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/

Lower Carb, Higher Fat - 7 Day Meal Plan

Also check out Stephs "Real Meals for Athletes" 

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Direct download: FB_173_-_LCHF_Fact_Versus_Fiction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am PST

Today Pete and I talk with Ted Adams III whom is the writer and producer behind the new triathlon movie "TRI" The movie is an inspiring, emotionally-charged drama about a medical technician with a history of not finishing things who is inspired by a cancer patient to do for her first Triathlon. TRI is the first scripted feature narrative about triathlons that has been developed for theatrical release and is aiming to raise awareness and hope for those who are seeking compassion or understanding while dealing with cancer as a caregiver, a patient and a survivor.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

- How Ted got into triathlon
- Team In Training
- How cancer inspired a film
- Learning from not finishing something
- Transitions in tri and in life
- The strength of the triathlon community
- How you can watch the film
- Women for tri

Links

http://www.triforcure.com/

TRAILER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpTVN_hMTM8

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Direct download: FB_172_-_TRI_The_Movie_with_Ted_Adams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am PST

Today Pete and I talk once again with Peter Defty and this time we go into exogenous ketone supplementation because it's becoming the rage right now. We dive into why you'd consider spending the bucks to use whats on the market and why and when you shouldn't even consider using them. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Exogenous ketone supplements. 
  • When you should not use them and why.
  • Why they could be a very powerful tool in the toolbox for the fat adapted athlete.
  • If you're going to use them, when you should. 
  • And more.

Links

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Direct download: FB_171_-_The_Skinny_on_Ketone_Supplements.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PST

Today Pete and I are speaking with Martin Schoenfelder from Cosinuss, who leading the way in wearable technology with a very cool, very handy device that measures Heart rate, Heart Rate Variability as well as Core Temperature.

Martin has joined us today to talk about the device, how it works and a little bit about why endurance athletes would want to pay attention to their core temperatures.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Meet Martin Schoenfelder, Sports Scientist and Biologist working with Cosinuss.
  • The work of 7 years of development.
  • How the Cosinuss works; using optical measurements to read HRV, HR and core temperature.
  • Understanding core temperature and brain function.
  • How core temperature affects performance.
  • The optimal core temperature for you.
  • Keeping cool.
  • The value of real-time feedback.
  • Connecting the device with open-source data transfer.
  • How your coach could monitor your vitals using Cosinuss.
  • New additions of the Cosinuss tech -  some exciting applications!

Links

https://www.cosinuss.com/en

https://twitter.com/cosinuss_

https://www.instagram.com/cosinuss_earconnect/

https://www.facebook.com/cosinuss.wearables

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm PST

Today Pete and I break down what it really takes to achieve your goal. It doesn't matter if you want to break an hour mark, podium, or qualify for Kona or a World Championships event - there is a formula to getting it right. We break down some of the non-negotiables to this strategy and then how to implement on the day.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Learning lessons from the professionals of the sport.
  • How to gain true confidence.
  • Why the desire has to BURN.
  • What happens when you don't want it as much as you think you do (hint: it's not great).
  • Why you should be a nice person.
  • The absolute non-negotiables of your race preparation.
  • Creating a sleep routine: learning to say NO.
  • The real challenge that Fat Adapted Athletes face.
  • Why movement matters.
  • 5 keys to race execution.
  • Why people mess up their positive affirmations.
  • Understanding true belief.

Links

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http://www.twitter.com/trispecific

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_169_-_What_it_Takes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm PST

Today Pete and I have one of the nicest guys in triathlon, Tim O'Donnell on the Fat Black. Tim definitely shows that how you do something is how you do everything. He works hard and demands the best of himself no matter what he does and is why his had the success he has to date. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How the Navy introduced T.O. to triathlon.
  • Learning to make sacrifices for the greater goal.
  • How military training can help athletic performance.
  • Lessons from Kona.
  • Working with Mark Allen to become a better athlete.
  • Managing the ego.
  • Fixing the chinks in the armour.
  • How to create a normal life as an athlete.
  • Dealing with the tough days.
  • Why T.O. is so strong.
  • Giving back: Team red White and Blue.

Show Links

http://timothyodonnell.com/

Twitter

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am PST

Today Pete and I have Ariel Garten, one of the founders of Muse 'your personal meditation assistant' with brain-sensing technology to measure whether your mind is calm or active, and translates those signals into guiding sounds helping you develop zen like focus. We all know we need to reduce the noise and regain focus to be as efficient and effective as possible and Pete and I are looking forward to getting our mitts on a set of these. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Meet Ariel Garten the founder of Muse.
  • How a brain-sensing headband can teach you to be calm.
  • Mind-wandering VS Focused Attention.
  • The feedback that muse provides, and why it is so valuable.
  • Understanding mediation better.
  • How smartphones can help change our brains (for the better).
  • Tracking real-time progressions and improvements.
  • Shutting down the internal dialogue.
  • The neuroscience of meditation.
  • Where you can get Muse.

Show Links

www.choosemuse.com

Click here to get 15% off your Muse device

Connect with Muse on Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_167_-_Mastering_Meditation_with_Muse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

Today Pete and I have Michael Brown from Specialized Australia on the Fat Black Podcast talking all about Specialized's Body Geometry system and how since acquiring Retul they have successfully combined the two systems to quantify a better fitting solution for you.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Michael’s background with Specialized.
  • Recapping the Body Geometry methodology.
  • How bike fitting is evolving.
  • The advantages of BG Fit and RETUL coming together.
  • The value in computer analysis and biomechanical assessments.
  • The true role of a (great) bike fitter.
  • Understanding marketing VS true R&D process when choosing saddles.
  • Equipment bias.
  • The most important aspect of female specific fitting.
  • How bike shoes can affect performance (and comfort).

Show Links

https://www.specialized.com/

Facebook (AUS) Facebook (US)

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Today Pete and I have Craig Percival back on the Fat Black Podcast talking all about his epic 8 Ironmans in 8 days across 8 states and territories in Australia. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The reality of completing 8in8in8.
  • How the weather affected Craig’s performances.
  • Important advice from James Lawrence (Iron Cowboy).
  • The true dangers of sleep deprivation.
  • Adapting on the fly.
  • Letting go of expectations.
  • Who really motivated Craig during the event.
  • Being a positive role model.
  • Craig’s 3 main goals for 8in8in8.
  • What’s next for Craig.
  • Lessons learned.
  • The values of your crew.

Show Links

 

Direct Link to Donation Page http://www.trispecific.com/888

http://www.nolimitsendurance.com.au/

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Direct download: FB_165_-_Getting_it_Done_8in8in8_with_Craig_Percival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm PST

Today Pete and I interview Christopher Kelly founder of Nourish Balance Thrive. A couple of years ago Christopher quit his job at a hedge fund to start Nourish Balance Thrive a small functional medicine practice for athletes.

In today’s interview we are going to dive into the some baseline testing athletes should get and why. We are also going to talk nutrition, energy and fatigue and how all these topics glue together.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How to get a greater advantage.
  • The two most influential levers you need.
  • Why testing is a smart investment.
  • Why a normal GP can't do what a functional medicine practitioner can.
  • The types of tests and what you can gain from them.
  • And more.

Show Links

Set up a free consultation here: http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/fatblack/

http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/

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Direct download: FB_164_-_The_Path_to_Thriving_with_Chris_Kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PST

Today Pete and I have the host of the great Endurance Planet podcast Tawnee Prazak on the Fat Black. Tawnee is a triathlete and triathlon coach living in Laguna Beach, Calif, and like us has a huge passion for endurance sports.

She has a master’s-level education in exercise physiology and strength and conditioning. Has been involved in the endurance world for nearly a decade, and is considered one of today’s leading experts in the field of endurance training, racing, strength training, nutrition and wellness. When not podcasting, Tawnee coaches and consults with triathletes and endurance athletes around the globe. She is also a freelance writer, speaker, fitness model, and healthy cooking aficionado.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • A paradigm shift being driven by coaches.
  • The background and laying the path to 'wrecking' health.
  • Falling in love with endurance sports.
  • Working with functional practitioners.
  • Hormone testing
  • Using an elimination diet to problem solve.
  • Understanding the different testing.
  • The female athlete triad.
  • The MAF method: getting real with it.
  • Measuring energy balances in female athletes.

 

Show Links

Endurance Planet Podcast

Coach Tawnee

Personal Blog

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_163_-_Getting_Real_with_Tawnee_Prazak.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am PST

Today we speak with new Whistler local Kirsten Sweetland, the 2006 junior world champion, 2013 U/23 World Champs silver medalist and Glasgow Commonwealth games silver medalist on her quest to make it on the Canadian Olympic team for Rio after missing out on making the teams for Beijing and London due to injuries.  We love Kirsten's mindset and how she has seen the positive side of learning much more about her body while working through parasitic and bacterial infections after racing in dirty water Stockholm. When she gets fit and strong .. We'd say look out!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Why Train in Whistler in winter.
  • Dealing with setbacks and the privilege of hardship.
  • The domino effects of a suboptimal choice.
  • Working through 18 months of parasite and bacterial issues from dirty water in a race.
  • Developing a strong mental strategy.
  • Breathing patterns.
  • Understanding what stress is.
  • Learning to stay positive through adversity.
  • The pressure of an Olympic year.
  • Working with the Red Bull team.
  • Understanding Flow State.
  • Letting go of the 1%-ers.
  • Kirsten’s biggest mistake and the lesson (Age groupers take note).

Show Links

Kirsten Sweetland

Instagram

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_162_-_The_Privilege_of_Hardship_with_Kirsten_Sweetland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm PST

Today we have another interview we did for the Triathlon World Summit with Mark Cote, the head aerodynamicist at Specialized Bicycles. We go through the hard data on the massive time savings you can make from some simple changes. We also talk what's really important first and foremost and then give you the keys so to speak with what you can do to slash massive amounts of time off of your bike splits without more training.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How you can get massive time savings by doing some simple things
  • The new frontier of aerodynamic gains
  • How to set your bike up so it’s clean and doesn’t slow you down
  • The low down on wheels and how to choose right for conditions
  • The 2 first things you need to tick before you think aero and this coming from an aerodynamic geek.
  • Tubulars or Clinchers? 
  • And so much more. 

Show Links

Specialized Bicycles

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Direct download: FB_161_-_Everything_You_Need_to_Know_About_Getting_Aero_with_Mark_Cote.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

Today we have an interview we did for the Triathlon World Summit with US Navy Captain and newly appointed Admiral Scott Jones. After listening to Scott, you are going to want more so we will have him on The Fat Black shortly. Scott is a no nonsense kinda person but a man who is exceptionally humble and has a huge heart. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Why it pays to be a winner
  • Mediocrity 
  • To be strong in the body you need to be strong in the mind
  • Setting the 'table' correctly and why thats important
  • Importance of the swim on the bike and run
  • Why you want to train with joy
  • And much more wisdom

Show Links

http://www.imjcoaching.com/

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

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Direct download: FB_160_Why_it_Pays_to_Have_A_Winning_Attitude_with_Scott_Jones.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm PST

Today Pete and I speak with fellow Aussie and Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs on getting back on track after his bumpy road since winning the big one back in 2012.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Life with Fatigue
  • The catalyst for change
  • Ken Ware ... The man that helped John Mclean walk again
  • There are no hills - quieting the mind
  • Belief when the chips are down
  • Dealing with the noise
  • PJ's lessons and taking responsibility.
  • The n=1 journey

Show Links

http://petejacobs.com/

PJ on Twitter

PJ on Instagram

PJ on Facebook

 

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

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Direct download: FB_159_-_Back_On_Track_with_Ironman_World_Champion_Pete_Jacobs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm PST

Today Pete and I speak with Steve Fleck, a lifelong endurance athlete. Husband and Father. Businessman. Race & Event Announcer for triathlon, cycling, running and all endurance sports events and someone that truly has his finger on the pulse of triathlon. Steve gives us some history lessons and we talk about the state of affairs in our beloved sport and how it can thrive going forward. 

Enjoy and scroll down to check out my birthday and good news deals. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The early years of the sport.
  • Working with Graham Fraser.
  • The problems with the sport in it’s current state.
  • The True meaning of the sport.
  • The efficacy of the draft legal format.
  • The 2 most significant changes in the sport, and why.
  • On that win in Sydney.
  • Too much focus on Ironman racing.
  • Sports media and triathlon.
  • Creating better race coverage and athlete tracking.
  • The most effective format of triathlon for media coverage.
  • Steve’s favourite race experience.
  • Doping in the sport; can it be stopped?
  • The transformative event happening this year.

Show Links

Twitter

It's my birthday (well in Australia and here in Canada tomorrow), and I just got some news that is truly epic, so here below are some birthday awesomeness deals until Sunday.

Grab a TS Blueprint (Ironman or 70.3) and I'll add in our Hard Reset Plan that will help turn you into a Fat Burning Beast and I'll throw in access to the Triathlon World Summit Recordings. $300 in extra value.

OR

Grab lifetime access to TS LIFE Member site. You get access to everything. All the plans (Ironman, 70.3, Next Level IM/70.3, Olympic, Sprint, Hard Reset, Park Bench, Marathon) and so many more goodies. Which you can check out here. The worth of this in in the thousands but you can get it for just the cost of just 2 Blueprints.

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Direct download: FB_158_-_Triathlon-_The_State_of_Affairs_with_Steve_Fleck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm PST

Today Pete and I are excited to speak with triathlon legend Cameron Brown. We had to reschedule this after some pre race issues for Cam last week and glad we did and get to speak to him about his exceptional performance at Ironman NZ on the weekend and breaking the course record at 43 years young. Brownie's been racing for 28 years and has a bit of wisdom to impart.

Enjoy.

Picture by @DellyCarr

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The big secret to Cam’s success (Clue: there is more than one!).
  • What keeps Cam Brown motivated.
  • Enjoyment in the sport.
  • Adapting the discipline.
  • Family.
  • Battling it out with Calum (Millward).
  • Knowing when to make a move.
  • Coming back from an injury too soon.
  • Training under Scott Molina.
  • Cam’s biggest adversity.
  • Managing the “age factor”.
  • Learning patience.
  • Active recovery.
  • What triathlon means to Cam.
  • Staying focused in the race.
  • The 4th discipline of racing.
  • Why you should race more.
  • Tools of the trade.

Show Links

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

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Hands down the most potent indoor cycling trainer you can invest in. Yes, it’s an investment in yourself but mark my words, the Rev Box will make you a much stronger bike rider and more efficient at the same time.

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Direct download: FB_157_-_The_Legend_that_is_Cameron_Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm PST

Today Kristian gets to chat with Danish pro triathlete Michelle Versterby on The Fat Black. I remember watching Michelle be 4th across the line in Kona last October and her smile and celebration was pretty infectious. But learning a little more about Michelle, it’s seems the smiling is a motto for how she lives her life.

Her attitude is infectious… Enjoy

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The smile and what’s behind it
  • We get philosophical about life and training/racing
  • Perspective
  • Michelle’s favourite training environment
  • Her mental game and getting sacked by her mental coach
  • What you must have for success
  • The great advice she’d give her 25 year old self. This ones important for all of us.
  • And more

Show Links

http://michellevesterby.com/

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook

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Direct download: FB156_-_Michelle_Vesterby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40pm PST

Pete and I have been talking recently about ways we have sabotaged ourselves, our fitness, our health and our triathlon results and we see athletes making some of these mistakes repeatedly. Now we don’t cover everything because much of it we have covered in previous podcasts with ourselves and other guest experts and pro athletes + many topics are covered in our Bottlenecks project. This one is pretty short and sweet but will give you a number of things to think about and maybe change.

Enjoy!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Reverting to sub-optimal habits in race week or on race day.
  • Big mistakes when it comes to your bike.
  • The details.
  • Paying attention (or not) to the internal dashboard.
  • Learning.

Show Links

Twitter
Instagram (get some great coaching tips, recipes and more)
Facebook

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB155_-_Kristian__Pete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm PST

Today we have hands down one of the best triathlon swim coaches in the business, Gerry was a guest expert on our Triathlon World Summit and today we have Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26 on the Fat Black.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Gerry’s background.
  • The “Be Race Ready” podcast.
  • What it takes to be successful.
  • What's holding you back in the pool.
  • Swimming misinformation.
  • Understanding swim specificity.
  • Getting Open Water ready in the pool.
  • The 3 F’s.
  • WARM UP.
  • How the swim affects the rest of the race.
  • Mistakes fast swimmers make.
  • The 5 Pillars of triathlon swimming.
  • Swim training is your run training.

Show Links

Tower 26

Be Race Ready Podcast

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB154_-_Gerry_Rodrigues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm PST

Today Pete and I get to talk cupcakes and a whole lot more with Callum Millward. Of course there is some humor in this interview but behind that there is also a lot of smarts and many good lessons we can put into practice. Enjoy!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How Cupcakes with Cal came to be
  • The balance between being a funny man and a serious athlete
  • On racing and how to race
  • The positive aspects of the school of hard knocks
  • Sponsorships and some good advice
  • Who you want to have around you and who you don’t
  • The mistakes and the big lessons
  • What’s coming up

Show Links

http://www.callummillward.com/

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

Revbox

Hands down the most potent indoor cycling trainer you can invest in. Yes, it’s an investment in yourself but mark my words, the Rev Box will make you a much stronger bike rider and more efficient at the same time.

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Direct download: FB153_-_Callum_Millward.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PST

Today we have our good buddy Craig Percival on the Fat Black Podcast for the second time (he was on way back in FB23 talking all about swimming). This time we go into his next and biggest ultra challenge to date which is 8in8in8. That is 8 iron distances, in 8 days, crossing Australia’s 8 states and territories. Now with Australia being the land mass it is… It makes it a bit of a logistical nightmare and some relatively quick times to make next flights. Get inspired to be #allergictoaverage with Craig. Enjoy.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The Why
  • How the SBR will be the Easy part
  • The importance of the team
  • The crazy logistics
  • The training involved
  • Preparing for the mental challenges
  • His fuelling ... Not our way ;) 
  • His thoughts on how the finish will go. 

Show Links

 

Donation page for 8in8in8
http://www.nolimitsendurance.com.au/

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook (8in8in8)

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_152_-_8in8in8_with_Craig_Percival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am PST

Today we have Dr Kevin Maggs of Running Reform on The Fat Black podcast. Kevin has studied Kinesiology and Chiropractic and was brought on by Rev3 triathlon to be their ART (Active Release Technique director). Kevin created one of/if not the best video education on prescribing running shoes (link below) and started Running Reform after continually hearing the same thing over and over from both pro and age group athletes. Their pain goes away with rest but always comes back with re-introduction of training and this will always be the case when biomechanics aren’t addressed. Today we address that topic and many others.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • What is the right shoe for you?
  • What is relevant when choosing shoes.
  • The factors that go into injuries.
  • What can influence your technique.
  • Gait re-education.
  • The 3 aspects of biomechanics.
  • How to change your cadence.
  • Fatigue and biomechanics.
  • Questions you need to be asking your practitioner.
  • Respecting your injury.
  • The problem with orthotics.
  • Barefoot running.

Show Links

http://runningreform.com/

http://activespineandsport.net/

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

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Direct download: FB151_-_Dr_Kevin_Maggs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Today we have Heather Wurtele, whom is one half of team Wurtele, on the podcast.

Team Wurtele is a husband and wife team who committed, full-time, to the sport of long course triathlon in 2009. They sold almost everything they owned and bought a small RV so that they could travel, train, and race around North America.

They have travelled the globe and Heather is now a 6x Ironman champion and 11 time half iron champ and was 2nd at last years 70.3 world champs.

I can tell you, speaking with Heather helped me get out of a little funk after being sick. You’ll see why Heather has had so much success.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The culmination of hard work.
  • Waiting for Kona.
  • Heat management for a heavy sweater.
  • Dealing with incredibly unlucky problems.
  • Caring about the process.
  • Dealing with negative thoughts.
  • Flipping your mental framework.
  • Choosing the right choice.
  • Steps to getting better sleep.
  • Keeping perspective.
  • Training through the Canadian winter.
  • Going all in.

Show Links

http://www.teamwurtele.com/

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

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Hands down the most potent indoor cycling trainer you can invest in. Yes, it’s an investment in yourself but mark my words, the Rev Box will make you a much stronger bike rider and more efficient at the same time.

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Direct download: FB150_-_Heather_Wurtele.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am PST

Today Pete and I speak with Grant Giles on the components athletes need to create their own success in Ironman racing. We also discuss Gilesy’s new project Sport Support. An area that commonly gets neglected in lieu of just training the physical but an area that undoes many an athlete.

Enjoy as we break down what it takes with Grant.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • We go in depth into 10 areas athletes need to cover to be successful in Ironman racing
  • The flipside of a driven personality
  • A treadmill test to see how far one can go and unshackle some limitations
  • Sport Support
  • TSS (Training Stress Score) and why it’s greatly limited.

Show Links

Aeromax

Sport Support

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

http://www.aeromaxteam.com/gilesys-top-10-ironman-tips/

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_149_-_Grant_Giles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm PST

Today we have Bill Chaffey on the Fat Black to talk about how that accident has shaped his life, and the what it really takes  to turn tragedy into triumph. Last year he took out first place in his Cat @ the ITU Worlds in Chicago - which Pete go to watch live - and for the past 7 years or so has been dominating the Olympic distance with multiple WC wins, and came 2nd in Kona in 2013…..

Bill is an exceptional athlete no doubt, but he has an inspiring story to share….

In 2005, just 5 days before his first IM, Bill was in a serious accident, resulting in spinal damage, a broken pelvis, broken elbows and serious internal injuries.
Today we get to see what makes Bill tick and how he goes about preparing to get the nod to race in Rio.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • When you really know what you want.

  • The value of structure and constant communication.

  • Embracing challenges.

  • What motivates Bill.

  • The ONLY person you should never let down.

  • The little things VS the big picture.

  • Bill’s biggest mistake.

  • Preparing for realistic goals.

Show Links

Bill's Facebook page

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_148_-_The_Road_to_RIO_with_Bill_Chafey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Today we have Whit Raymond who is arguably one of the most energetic people you’ll ever meet and if you’ve never experienced Whit’s infectious energy at the races before you are about to in this interview today. 

In today’s episode we discuss:

 

  • How Whit got his gig calling his first race - Kona.
  • What has inspired Whit over the 20 years of calling races.
  • Whit’s most memorable after-party moment.
  • The value of preparation.
  • Whit's life moto
  • How to maintain the passion and intensity.
  • Dealing with criticism.
  • Pro travel tips.
  • Important advice for every athlete.

Show Links

http://www.whitraymond.com/

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

Revbox
Hands down the most potent indoor cycling trainer you can invest in. Yes, it’s an investment in yourself but mark my words, the Revbox will make you a much stronger bike rider and more efficient at the same time.

 

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Direct download: FB_147_-_Swim_Bike_Run_Have_Fun_with_Whit_Raymond.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am PST

Today we have one of the heavy hitting British athletes Rachel Joyce on the Fatblack. Rachel gives us a lot of insights and clues into what it is to be a champion athlete and the reality is we can all take on the traits of champions to bring out our best selves.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Focusing on strengths
  • NOT worrying about others
  • Where competitiveness comes from
  • Dealing with pressure
  • Employing calm-confidence
  • Hard work = success
  • Putting what you want out there to the world
  • What REALLY motivates the Joycenator
  • The mistake of panicking
  • Racing sick VS Listening to the body
  • Rachels’ training secret
  • The numero uno recovery tip
  • Removing emotions
  • The BIG mistake age groupers make

Show Links

http://www.racheljoyce.org/

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Seth Godin - Do the Work

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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TriTravel
Have your back when it comes to taking you and your family to events all around the world. Too much stress, kills your performance and Tri Travel tours take care of all the logistics involved with travel, accommodation, bike transfers and race week events, allowing you to focus on what counts… your race and the experience. They can even get you into sold out races.

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Direct download: FB_146_-_Keeping_Calm_and_Carrying_On_with_Rachel_Joyce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm PST

Today is all about value. The value you place in not only your goals and ambitions, but the value place in the process to get there. We live in the era of “now” - everyone wants  something now(!) and most of the time they want to do it for “free” - not always in the monetary sense, but in the form of minimal commitment.

This is a demanding and sport and you have to be prepared to commit.

We also spend time breaking down the components of Todd Herman’s episode from last week - so go back and listen to that first if you haven’t already.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why investing in your performance is important
  • Learning to invest in yourself, the right way
  • Why free = zero value to you
  • What free is going to cost you in the long run
  • The dangers of an exit strategy
  • The truth
  • Making the right decisions
  • Amateurs thinking like professionals
  • Asking yourself the right questions
  • Using mindset to shape your lens
  • Creating your alter ego in detail

Show Links

Not the free line but a great strategy

TS Ironman Blueprint

TS 70.3 Blueprint

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsors:

Revbox
Hands down the most potent indoor cycling trainer you can invest in. Yes, it’s an investment in yourself but mark my words, the Revbox will make you a much stronger bike rider and more efficient at the same time.

TriTravel
Have your back when it comes to taking you and your family to events all around the world. Too much stress, kills your performance and Tri Travel tours take care of all the logistics involved with travel, accommodation, bike transfers and race week events, allowing you to focus on what counts… your race and the experience. They can even get you into sold out races.

Vespa
The natural catalyst for optimising your fat metabolism. Time to get fat adapted so you can explore your outer limits by tapping into your limitless inner energy.

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Direct download: FB_145_-_The_REAL_Cost_of_Free.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm PST

Today we have Todd Herman on the show. Todd is exceptionally good at high performance coaching/advisory, has worked with Pro/Olympic athletes all over the world on the Mental Game. He also advises C-Level execs on building high-performing teams (mainly tech and hedge funds) & business owners on deleting, subtracting and removing activities they shouldn't be doing and recently started a VC company.

Todd has coached thousands upon thousands of athletes on developing their mental game while helping them craft their alter egos that allow them to level up big time.

Make sure you are present for this podcast with pen and paper to take notes. Todd gives us some work to do, but if you do the work you'll get the rewards. 

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Not using practice time/training correctly and missing out on stacking
  • Why you need to create time and space
  • Understanding your sport and what it is about is key to high performance
  • Using the Pareto principle to best effect
  • 90 days
  • How to break a paradigm 
  • The why and how to build your alter egos
  • The Personal Limiter Analysis
  • The Talent Magnifier
  • The Origin Profile
  • The Artifact Enhancer
  • The Immersion Experience
  • Using the 6 senses and which is the most untapped
  • A different take on visualisation how to
  • The imposter syndrome
  • The power of writing it down
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Today Pete and talk all about the daily discipline, the art of 'throwing' those consistent jabs that will help take your performances - next level. 

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • An awesome blog post from 2014
  • Why a boxing analogy just makes sense for endurance sport
  • Why do athletes always look for the big Right Hook?
  • Learning to throw jabs
  • Training like a champ, racing like a chump
  • Building confidence with repeated jabs
  • Throwing jabs in training
  • When to throw Right Hooks in a race
  • The art of setting up the big Right
  • Jabs and your mental game

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Direct download: FB143_-_Creating_the_Jabs_to_Land_the_Right_Hooks.mp3
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Welcome to 2016! This is going to be an amazing year! And we start it off with a bang today!

Today we speak with Bob Murray from Flex Pharma on an extremely important issue: Cramping. Everyone knows that cramping sucks. We get them racing , we get them training, we get them lying in bed at night. And until now, there have only been anecdotal solutions to manage your cramping. Both of us have had success with magnesium, to an extent, but we couldn't find an answer as to why.... Bob is here to tell us about a new sports drink that is going to change how we deal with cramps - forever. This isn't a marketing pitch - this is getting into the science of cramping and helping you understand and manage your cramps.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • A story of two sea-kayaking neuroscientists and how they cracked the code
  • Why we cramp
  • Different types of cramps
  • What we know and don't know about cramping
  • Cramp triggers
  • How "It's the Nerve" works
  • Getting spicy
  • Mouth --> Brain --> Muscle
  • Mouth rinsing
  • Making your neuromuscular system more awesome
  • It's the Nerve and performance
  • When you can get your dirty little hands on the drink

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