The Endurance Specific Podcast

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

In Today's Episode We Cover:

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

Show Sponsors:


Smith Optics


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

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

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

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

In this Episode we cover:

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

Show Sponsors:

Smith Optics

Vespa Power

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

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

In Today's Awesome Episode We Discuss:

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

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

Show sponsors:

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