Mon, 29 September 2014
We are EXCITED. Seriously.
We have been looking forward to this 50th Episode for a while now......The Friday Fat Black and The Answers Series have been so much fun and there has been a lot (really, A LOT) of awesome information in each edition.
So today as we celebrate #50, we get stuck into some of the most popular topics we've discussed as well as what is coming up in the very near future. Hint: something BIG.
And, because this is a special event - something to celebrate, we are giving away some awesome prizes! You need to listen to the episode to find out how you can get your hands on some pretty cool things like:
To enter the competition, listen to the instructions mentioned in the episode. We will announced the winners in the next Episode (this Friday).
This Episode we cover:
Thu, 25 September 2014
Today we speak with celebrated Ultraman World Champion, Ironman athlete and Coach, Kevin Cutjar about developing confidence and executing a good race. He is also the owner of the Challenge Penticton race, held in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Kevin has a wealth of experience in racing long, hard and tough events so he knows a thing or two about confidence.
Confidence underpins performance, and developing this skill can take time and patience. There's a system to follow and as we get deeper into this episode, Kevin explains how to turn that confidence into smart race execution.
Grab a cup, sit back and enjoy todays episode of The Friday Fat Black.
Awesome knowledge covered:
Connect with Kevin
Mon, 22 September 2014
We continue on with the Answers Series today with some great questions from some of our coached athletes. We love questions like these because it helps us to ensure that our listeners truly understand the information that we provide.
We love the challenge of the questions, and we love looking for answers to the ones that we don't know. We certainly don't pretend to know it all! But we are prepared to seek for more....
Keep the questions coming via the TriSpecific Facebook page, or email@example.com
This weeks questions:
Q. How do you stay cool in races without your run shoes filling with water and becoming ankle 'weights'?
Q. What are the some sources of saturated fat I can look into?
Q. Can you really become fat adapted as a vegetarian?
Q. Can I substitute the lemon juice in the natural hydration mix for something else? Do I even need the lemon juice?
Q. You guys have mentioned the Maffatone methods few times, how does that fit into the TS coaching methods?
Q. What Fat Black alternatives exist for non-coffee drinkers?
Q. What wetsuit recommendations do you have?
Thu, 18 September 2014
This week Pete and I get to interview our good friend, new dad, fellow 3326RIDE rider and world class triathlete Luke McKenzie. This didn't even feel like an interview, more like sitting down having a chat over a fat black coffee. Don't be fooled though, Luke provides some insights into being a world class athlete, keeping the motivation high and the stepping stones to being runner up in last years Ironman World Championships.
Grab yourself your favourite beverage, sit back and enjoy.
What we cover:
As soon as we have details ... we will post them here about purchasing the new "GO LUKE" Kona Trucker caps with money going to the Challenged Athletes Foundation ...
Mon, 15 September 2014
Wow. How good was Part 1? If you missed that make sure you go listen to FFB#46 Part 1 first otherwise you're missing a huge part of the process.
The second part of that episode we continue the awesomeness.
Today we cover
This is a seriously jam-packed episode! So sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy.
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Thu, 11 September 2014
Today we pick the brain of Peter Defty of Vespa Nutrition, on everything you need to know about Fat Adaptation and Optimised Fat Metabolism. Peter has been driving OFM knowledge for quite a wile now and today he helps you understand the ins and outs of the process and why it is absolutely vital to not only your performance but also your long term health.
If you have been struggling to get your head around the Fat Adaptation process or what to simply understand it better then Peter provides some essential insights in this two part series. Yes there is THAT much information here that we had to make it into two Episodes!
Adopting the Optimised Fat Metabolism approach isn't hard, and definitely not 'scary'. It is a simple adjustment to your daily nutritional intake, but with some truly game-changing results.
Today in Part 1 we cover:
In the next part of this awesome-sauce episode, we go further into the OFM Pyramid and discuss hydration, the Vespa product and being a 'carb sneak'.
You will probably want to listen to these Episodes more than once because there is a metric crap-tonne of knowledge to be absorbed here!
Mon, 8 September 2014
You Asked… we Answered. From this week onwards Pete and are adding a second show each week. So Tuesdays will be “The Fat Black - The Answers Series” and The Friday Fat Black will be our interviews.
So last Friday we did our first of “The Answers” series podcast and after that and the feedback for more.. we have obliged.
If you have questions. Please use the comments on the show notes page, ask on our TriSpecific Facebook fanpage or simply email me kristian [at] trispecific.com.
This weeks Questions:
Q: Out of all the pieces of equipment available for training and performance improvements, what is the first one you would recommend to buy?
Q: What are the best cassette and chain ring choices for events. When do you determine you need to?
Q: Bike shoes for Ironman and Half … should I be using Triathlon Specific shoes or road shoes?
Q: What is the best bike case for traveling
Trigger Point Performance Therapy Tools
Pull Buoy Options we like:
Blue Seventy Core Short (a new favourite)
Finis Tempo Trainer Pro (great for run training too..)
For long course racing we prefer and recommend using a road shoe.
If you want to go down the custom route check out Bont
Also ensure you go to your local Specialized dealer that does Body Geometry and use their "archometer" and get the specific body geometry footbeds needed for you. Instant increase in power, less foot fatigue and lessen the chances of injury.
You need to ensure you are in the right shoe for you. In Australia our friends at The Running Company have a great service as does The Running Centre in Perth. If you don't have a store near you that can get you on a treadmill and see you run, both barefoot and in shoes then Pete and I have a Run Faster service where we will get you to get video footage for us and then we will guide you to a shoe that is right for you. We will also give you advice on potential mobility drills and self massage techniques you'll need to do to improve your running efficiency.
For more on this service just contact me.
Thu, 4 September 2014
This week Pete and I step away from the interviews go into Question and Answer mode. We're always getting questions from our coached and Blueprint athletes but believe this is a great platform for answering questions that many of you have but haven't asked.
As I mention in the podcast. If you'd like Pete and I to do another weekly podcast specifically on QnA or dial into one topic then we're open to that. We will do leave Fridays predominantly to interviews with our awesome guests and say on a Tuesday do a 30-40min QnA. Let us know in the comments below and of course if you have any questions let us know below.
What we Cover:
Past Podcasts we mention
Thu, 28 August 2014
Today we have the awesome Steph Lowe of "The Natural Nutritionist" on another call of the Friday Fat Black. Previously we have discussed Nutrient timing and also becoming a gluten free athlete (and why you should consider it) however today we talk all about gut health and how your gut is really the foundation of your system health.
If you're holding onto injuries, getting sick consistently then you NEED to be fixing your gut health. Even if you're not getting sick or have niggles ... good gut health will help you improve your performance.
Look, if you're serious about your performance but also about long term health (and you should be) then you can't miss this episode.
What we cover:
Gut Health 101 with Steph Lowe (includes links and tips for bone broth, fermented veggies and more).
Stephs site The Natural Nutritionist
Learn more about detoxification and Steph's six week program here: http://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/back-to-basics-b2b-cleanse/
Perhaps you could start by quitting gluten? Grab a copy of Steph's ebook, Free From Gluten (FFG), and receive over 70 pages of eduction, practical advice and whole food based recipes. Please enter the discount code 'FFB' to receive your Friday Fat Black discounted rate.
Need more help? Steph is available for both Face-to-Face and Skype consultations. Please find out more here: http://
Thu, 21 August 2014
Today Pete and I have the awesome pleasure of speaking with 15x Ironman distance champion, member of the Australian Ironman Hall of Fame Belinda Granger from her stunning backyard overlooking the 20m pool. We get such amazing insights from BG who has done 50 Iron distance racing and been around the triathlon traps for 20 odd years! We look at all aspects from injuries, to training, discipline, nutrition and so much more.
What we cover: