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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 PDT

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
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm PDT

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

 

Want results? Grab a copy of our race proven TS Ironman Blueprint or 70.3 Blueprint

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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PDT

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

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

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific
http://www.instagram.com/trispecific
http://www.twitter.com/trispecific

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm PDT

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

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

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

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 PDT

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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Twitter (AUS) Twitter (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

 

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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 PDT

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 PDT

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

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

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 PDT

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

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

Show Sponsor:

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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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

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

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 PDT

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.

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

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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:

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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 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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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
Direct download: FB_144_-_Todd_Herman_and_The_Performance_Masking_Protocol.mp3
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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:31pm PDT

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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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

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http://aquaticedge.org/

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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

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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

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http://www.recoveryrunner.com/

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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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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

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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

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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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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

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

Twitter & Instagram:   @caroline_xena 

Website:  http://xenasport.com 

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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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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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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.

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

“Courtesy of Specialized Bicycles / © BrakeThrough Media” 

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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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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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

Facebook: /thenaturalnutritionist

Instagram:  @thenaturalnutritionist

Twitter: @natnutritionist

To purchase Steph's E-book, go to:

http://www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/store/reset/

(Get it for less than $10 and use discount code: fatblack)

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Twitter:  @gregbennett1

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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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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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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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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.

Show Links

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http://www.piptaylor.com/

https://twitter.com/PipTaylorRacing

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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.

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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. 

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Want to get more Triathlon World Summit goodness? You can access everything from here http://triathlonworldsummit.com/

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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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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

Want to get more Triathlon World Summit goodness? You can access everything from here http://triathlonworldsummit.com/

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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