The Endurance Specific Podcast (general)

Today I speak with Mariah and Laura ( I mean Sassy) from Inside Tracker about their blood testing but all about my bloods from my pin prick in time- InsideTracker has become well-known among athletes for its ‘never-ending scientific discoveries and relentless pursuit of the health movement’. Its vision is to extend the quality and duration of human life and performance by… ‘empowering individuals with information they need to manage and optimize their own health – by providing a dynamic, personalized analytic platform at the intersection of biochemistry and technology, then distilling the results into simple, natural, and sustainable paths for people to follow’.

But what does that mean in English? 

1. InsideTracker uses your blood 

2. Takes the key biomarkers found in your blood to determine your course of action for any goal

3. No more guessing - your blood - your body - your tailored results. 

And as their hashtags states. #BloodDontLie 

Lets do this. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • We go deep into my bloods
  • What the zones or levels are and why you want to optimize
  • The different tests
  • The times to test and why that matters
  • Common mistakes
  • Why it's good to look under the hood
  • PR'ing your recovery!
  • The need for more than one test
  • A look into InsideTracker
  • And more

If you would like to get tested, head over to InsideTracker.com and put in discount code ALLERGICTOAVERAGE to get 15% off your test.

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My InsideTracker Screen shots

Bloodwork Analysis & Recommendations

Biomarker Test Results - Print out

Nutrition recommendations based on specific biomarkers

SHOW LINKS:

Web:

www.insidetracker.com

Social:

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

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Direct download: FB216_-_InsideTracker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm PDT

This week I get to have a helluva fun conversation with Dr Simon Marshall the other half of Lesley Patterson - the sports psych half that trains the brains of athletes and fitness enthusiasts to become happier and more mentally tough. We delve deeper into their new book “The Brave Athlete – Calm the Fuck Down and Rise to the Occasion” and do so in a fun way that just makes you want to roll up your sleeves and get into it. Simon makes the subject really fun and easy to understand. 

I had a helluva lot of fun speaking with Simon and I know you’ll get lots from this. And if you haven’t yet ordered their book. Do it, you won’t regret it but be willing to work to make a huge positive impact on your life. 

Lets do this. 

 Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • We go into the Brain basics, then jump into the heart, the wings and the fight
  • Dealing with obstacles, setbacks and conflict
  • Mirror mirror on the wall... Is it real?
  • Developing battle skills
  • We talk feeling FAT
  • Comfort Zones
  • Why we need love and compassion for ourselves and our competitors
  • The real swim conversation going on in your head
  • Mind viruses
  • Bringing baggage to training, racing and life
  • And so much more training between your ears

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SHOW LINKS:

Web:

www.braveheartcoach.com

Get the Book:

The Brave Athlete – Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

 

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Direct download: FB215_-_Dr_Simon_Marshall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm PDT

Todays podcast is a topic close to my heart. Without a doubt it was screwed up gut biome that switched on my celiac gene and it was the thing I needed to fix to get strong and resilient again. So Im fortunate to have one of the worlds leading experts in the field on the Fat Black. 

Dr. Grace Liu is a trained functional medicine practitioner and founder of The Gut Institute. She is a clinical pharmacist with a doctorate in practice for 19+ years and specializes in complex disease management. Dr. Liu consults and helps clients gain optimal performance through rebuilding the microbiome after damage from modern living. She uses nutrigenomic tools and other advanced functional lab testing. Currently she is training some functional medicine leaders to approach gut protocols with her expertise and speaks around the world and has been on various summits. 

Ok lets get into it. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Rebuilding the biome of endurance athletes
  • Understanding that our guts our on the OUTSIDE
  • The species of healthy gut biome
  • Testing your guts
  • The ABC's
  • Stressors affecting our guts
  • Poo (of course we speak poo)
  • And a whole lot more. 

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SHOW LINKS:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_stool_scale

Web:

The Gut Institute 

Ultra BIFIDO|MAXIMUS is our special formulation which replenishes what is lost from antibiotics and modern damage that lead to gluten intolerance, autoimmunity, cancer, chronic inflammation. Ultra BIFIDO|MAXIMUS is a foundational fix for problems with fog, fat and fatigue!
 
Special bundle: purchase Ultra BIFIDO|MAXIMUS probiotic + Prescript Assist and receive one complimentary bottle of Floraphage
 
Group Gut Class offers customized gut protocols to blast fat, fog, fatigue based on urine OAT testing. We have ongoing enrollment and accepting now
 
Poo analytics are imperfect but we have the OAT! We ship the urine organic acid test (OAT) kit internationally. I love this kit. The OAT explains many things regarding gut status, SIFO (fungal overgrowths), triple adrenal depletion, mood and customizing the diet (oxalates, salicylates, protein putrification/malabsorption). 
 
One complimentary brief lab consultation ($188 value) with me to review the OAT is included with code: FATCOFFEE

Social:

Follow @Gut_Goddess Twitter & Instagram
Follow The Gut Institute Facebook 

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Direct download: FB214_-_Dr_Grace_Liu.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm PDT

Today we have a friend, someone I’ve coached in Ironman and someone who supported Charlotte and I back in Australia with Nike. Now Mike may work and love Nike but he is not biased towards the brand in such a way that - no not everyone should run in Nike. In fact in todays conversation we do talk about who the best person is to listen too when it comes to shoe choice. 

We blow the doors off pronation, we talk run mechanics, whats important, the show industry and of course this little project of Breaking 2. Theres a link in the show notes @ trispecific.com that links to nikes page for the live event. I might just be cracking open a beer any 8:45pm Friday night here in Canada.  

Ok lets get into it. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • What's important when it comes to shoes and running
  • Run mechanics
  • The shoe industry
  • Shoes and injuries
  • The one thing with running you have to make the one thing
  • Who you should listen to when it comes to shoe choice
  • What pronation is and does it matter
  • How to ensure success in your running shoes
  • How many miles or kilometers you run in shoes
  • Looking after your shoes
  • Nikes breaking2
  • And more

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SHOW LINKS:

Web:

 

Nike Breaking2 Run

Social:
Instagram

 

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Direct download: FB213_-_Mike_Osten.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm PDT

This week I get to virtually sit down with John Kelly. The 15th finisher at the Barkley Marathon - which has been going for way more years than finishers of the event. It’s really the end point of ultra running. If you haven’t watched the Netflix doco do it.

John is a husband and in his words to an incredible wife, the proud father of 3 kids under the age of 3 (the latest addition are twins) - he works as a data scientist in a start up in Washington DC and he runs, bikes, hikes to support his ability to do his job with a clear mind. And he does swim but only because he likes to race and challenge himself in triathlons.

John is racing Kona this year and after his recent Barkley success and the amount of interviews his had.. I did not want this to be another same same interview focusing on the Barkley. No, I wanted to dig deeper and have a conversation around making it work with a very young family (shows how real communication allows it to work), and how he uses his commute to do hie training. How he got the necessary elevation training done in an essentially flat area, his training, the mental differences between ultra running and racing Ironman and some really great stuff on goals.

I really enjoyed this conversation and there are many take home points that if implemented will not only help bring out the best versions of ourselves but make us better athletes.

Ok lets get into it.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

- The benefit of adapting your goals in the race
- Developing the confidence to keep pushing when things go south
- Lessons of self
- The 3 priorities when setting goals
- Getting it done in a time compressed environment
- The mental differences between Ironman racing and ultra running
- The performance benefits on hiking
- The training
- Believing it's possible, even at a stretch
- Failures
- And more

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SHOW LINKS:

Web:

http://www.randomforestrunner.com

Social:

https://www.instagram.com/randomforestrunner/

Haven't seen the doco:

https://www.netflix.com/title/80076413

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SHOW SPONSOR:

TS LIFE – Are YOU worth the investment? Our TS LIFE Yearly membership gives you access to 12+ plans, all the content you do need so you can turn down all the other noise and access to a great community and the coaches to get your most pressing questions answered.

Join now and enter the coupon code “fatblack” to save $100 off.

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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB212_-_John_Kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm PDT

This week I get to have a super fun conversation with multiple Xterra and Off Road World Champion Lesley Paterson. Lesley's story is an  inspirational one from early success to quickly becoming disillusioned with the sport when sports scientist tried to bake her in the 'one size fits all' performance mould. After bunch of years off she got reacquainted to getting muddy (past rugby days... yes you read that right) and chiseled herself to become an Xterra World Champion. Throw in Lyme disease into the mix, learning to deal with negative Nora and all the other mental conundrums that we athletes face on a daily basis... mix in her sports psychologist hubby Simon and very soon you to can have an exceptional book in your hands that could be life changing for you.

Reading it won't do that... rolling up your sleeves and creating awareness of your inner self  and doing the exercise contained within will help. The book is hilarious and super practical. And with a title "The Brave Athlete - Calm the Fuck Down and Rise to the Occasion" how can it not be a winner.

Lesley is the real deal. The Scottish lass doesn’t mind dropping an f-bomb to two and is just passionate about helping others rise to the occasion. 

I thoroughly enjoyed my chat with her and I know you will too. 

LET’s do it. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The story
  • Not fitting the mould
  • Overcoming the hurdles
  • The gradual process
  • The Why
  • Asking Why! Be a 3 year old.
  • Our existential crisis
  • Why not giving a shit can be the catalyst to your best ever results
  • The need and the reason for gratitude
  • Our 3 brains
  • Lesley's alter ego and why it's needed
  • The single most important psychological trail we need.

SHOW LINKS:

Web:

www.braveheartcoach.com

www.lesleypaterson.com

Social:
Instagram
Twitter

Get the Book:

The Brave Athlete - Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

The other book mentioned in this episode

A Curious Mind - Brian Grazer

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB211_-_Lesley_Paterson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

This week I get to welcome back Rachel Joyce aka the Joycenator back on to the Fat Black podcast. We had Rachel on way back for episode #146 where she gave us a lot of insights and clues into what it is to be a champion athlete and how we can all take on the traits of champions to bring out our best selves. Well today we kind of continue that thread but in the new light of Rachel being a mum to 7 month old Archie and coming back to racing. Recently Rachel lined up a Oceanside 70.3 as her first race back (her race choice speaks volumes about her and choosing a race with with a stacked field). You will most definitely hear little Archie throughout the interview because he decided being awake listening to mum speak was way more exciting than sleeping.
Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

- Making it work
- Making peace with her past achievements
- The decision to come back to racing
- The balancing act
- Choosing the tough races
- When the TrainingPeaks box goes RED.
- The value of benchmarks
- The enjoyment of the puzzle
- And much more.

SHOW LINKS:

Web:

http://www.racheljoyce.org

Social:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

 

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE http://www.trispecific.com/tscafe

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SHOW SPONSOR:

TS LIFE – Are YOU worth the investment? Our TS LIFE Yearly membership gives you access to 12+ plans, all the content you do need so you can turn down all the other noise and access to a great community and the coaches to get your most pressing questions answered.

Join now and enter the coupon code “fatblack” to save $100 off.

http://www.trispecific.com/tslife

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Direct download: FB210_-_Rachel_Joyce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm PDT

This week it's my absolute pleasure to sit down with my better half Charlotte Paul. Ironman champ and super mum, talking all about her time as a triathlete. From age grouper to professional and it being the vehicle where she went from a life of no direction to one of finding purpose and self belief. It was fun going into the memory archives, having a fun conversation and give you many take homes to improve you as an athlete and person.

I trust you'll enjoy this as much as we did recording it. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why you need to be patient
  • Finding purpose and belief
  • Preparing to win
  • The hated session that improved an already fast run
  • At the end of the day... What really matters
  • Mental toughness 
  • Pacing
  • Race week mishaps and how we sabotage ourselves
  • The road to success
  • And much more.

SHOW LINKS:

 

Social:

https://www.instagram.com/charliepaul/

Learn more about CP:

http://www.innervoice.life/charlotte-paul

 

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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SHOW SPONSOR:

TS LIFE – Are YOU worth the investment? Our TS LIFE Yearly membership gives you access to 12+ plans, all the content you do need so you can turn down all the other noise and access to a great community and the coaches to get your most pressing questions answered.

Join now and enter the coupon code “fatblack” to save $100 off.

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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB209_-_Charlotte_Paul.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm PDT

This week I chat Pete Bryceland whom I was introduced to via a TS LIFE athlete. Pete has an interesting background working his way up through the McDonalds ranks of management and training which in reality provided the foundation of solid systems. He set his focuses on learning and implementing NLP (Neural Linguistic Programming) although he's not conventional in that approach, hypnotism, mental health, buisness and personal coaching.

This was definitely a mind expanding conversation.

Grab yourself a tasty beverage and enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

- The lessons from 'failures'
- What NLP is
- Why we need to ask questions
- The thinker and the prover
- Depression and the myth of chemical imbalance
- Being Response-able
- The curse of wishful thinking
- Where the power is
- Hypnosis - why?
- And much more.

SHOW LINKS:

Books mentioned

The book I couldn't remember was What Makes Olga Run

Social:

https://www.instagram.com/petebryceland/

Website:

http://PeteBryceland.co.uk


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SHOW SPONSOR:

TS LIFE – Are YOU worth the investment? Our TS LIFE Yearly membership gives you access to 12+ plans, all the content you do need so you can turn down all the other noise and access to a great community and the coaches to get your most pressing questions answered.

Join now and enter the coupon code “Yes” to save $100 off.

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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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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB208_-_Pete_Bryceland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am PDT

This week I chat with the smash fest queen Hillary Biscay. 

 

We had Hillary on way back on episode #114 talking all about the art of suffering. But this time on the back of two 'smash fest' camps we talk all about her journey of becoming a plant powered athlete. 

The downs and then how this 60x Ironmaner, Ultraman and Ironman Champion had her career best results as a plant powered athlete. 

Grab yourself a tasty beverage and enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The catalyst
  • Underestimating nutrition
  • Overdoing the refined carbage
  • The protein myth
  • Common mistakes, mishaps and lessons
  • Farting
  • And more candid conversation

SHOW LINKS:

Books mentioned

 

The Food Revolution by John Robinson

Social:

https://www.facebook.com/hillarypbiscay

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

http://instagram.com/smashfestqueen

http://facebook.com/smashfest.queen

http://twitter.com/smashfestqueen

 

Website:

Hillary Biscay

Smash Fest Queen

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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Join now and enter the coupon code “Yes” to save $100 off.

Revbox

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

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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB207_-_Hillary_Biscay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am PDT

This week I chat with TS LIFER, and king juggler Tim Corbett.

Tim is happily married 5 time Ironman has 5 kids and juggles family, business, coaching and competing. Right now Tim should be a 6x IMer but his most recent one in stunning Taupo NZ was done in dusted in a sub 10min time (something we discuss in the show).

He has a passion for making Ironman training and competing, family friendly helping ‘normal’ mums and dads become Iron-parents.

With a background in sport science, behaviour change and marketing, he is the Director of Thinking at Deep Limited, a specialist health advertising and marketing agency. Tim looks to mix research with real life experience so doing Ironman not only makes you fitter and faster but a better mum or dad. Your legs will only take you so far, it’s your heart that gets you across the line.

A strong believer in the power of the team, he believes Ironman should not be pursued as an individual sport but as a chance to grow communities.

His wife, Catherine, is a strong believer in the power of the ‘weapon of mass distraction’. Expensive, shiny pieces of jewellery that ‘distract’ from the pain of watching, waiting and dealing with the whining.

Grab yourself a tasty beverage and enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Weapons of mass distraction
  • Why you need to know your partner! 
  • Ironman training spin offs
  • Doubling up and how it's a key to making it all work.
  • Significant supporter tips
  • Why we're privileged 
  • The right type of bank deposits 
  • Smart insurance
  • And more candid conversation

SHOW LINKS:

Books mentioned

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Grit

The 5 love languages by Gary Chapman (the most critical ironman training book you need)

Social:

Facebook

Instagram

Work:

http://deeplimited.com/

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TS LIFEAs I mentioned I’m turning 40 on Saturday… and I’m going to be bring that big 4-0 in with a 40km trail adventure here. I was excited to see some dirt trails again last week, but alas we are back in snow… So it will just add another element of awesome.

And since it’s supposedly a big mile stone and I’ll only be turning 40 once. I pretty much giving away a year's access to TS LIFE for 40% off. Access to everything TS LIFE has to offer has never been this low. And yes there’s a catch - As soon as I’m done my 40km run, showered, had some nutrient dense food… I’ll be turning off the discount code.

So go to http://www.trispecific.com/tslife and put in code "happy birthday" and that will take a whopping 40% off your entry to TS LIFE. And everyone that joins will be getting a little extra gift from me.

Revbox

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

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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB206_-_Tim_Corbett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm PDT

So I had a last minute cancelation on the podcast so I thought I’d go into the Triathlon World Summit archives and bring to you my interview for TWS, where I go through many lessons we face on our journeys as endurance athletes and what it really takes to set ourselves up for success. 

Even if you have access to the TWS recordings, I recommend you re-listen to this as there are some great take homes that you can choose to use and improve how you show up in the world. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • What really matters
  • How to set yourself up for success and what you must focus on
  • Using your head
  • What ALLERGICTOAVERAGE really means
  • Critical thinking and why it's important
  • Mistakes athletes make and how to avoid them
  • What long course triathlon is really about
  • The rules of engagement
  • We talk; Regen, Training, Movement, Nutrition
  • Life stress
  • The time for volume
  • And more

SHOW LINKS:

 

Social:

 

Instagram

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SHOW SPONSOR:

TS LIFE – Are YOU worth the investment? Our TS LIFE Yearly membership gives you access to 12+ plans, all the content you do need so you can turn down all the other noise and access to a great community and the coaches to get your most pressing questions answered.

Join now and enter the coupon code “Yes” to save $100 off.

Revbox

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

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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB205_-_Kristian_Manietta.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

This week Kristian sits down with Travis McKenzie. A fellow Aussie living thats also made Canada home and has a big goal of leaving an to leave a legacy of extraordinary impact on the endurance sports industry. Trav left his dream job of running world class events for Lululemon to scratch his own entrepreneurial itch, thus gain sleepless nights and all the other challenges that go along with that. But there is definitely always a gift in the challenges we face. In 1992 at the impressionable age of 10, Trav ran down the Ironman World Champs finish chute with his old man which solidified a deep life long passion in endurance sports - both partaking in them and creating some exceptional events along the way. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The highlights reel
  • His time at Lululemon and the BIG lessons
  • Arriving at this point in his life
  • The 3 simple but most effective traits of those that taste lasting success
  • The parallels between business and sport 
  • Making the committed decision on getting to Kona 
  • A life changing bike accident
  • On finding your inner voice
  • And more

SHOW LINKS:

 

http://www.ntsqsports.com
http://ntsqvelo.com
https://www.dirtyphil.com
http://www.innervoice.life
http://join.nokidhungry.org/goto/cc17_travismckenzie

Books mentioned

The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Social:

 

https://www.instagram.com/travmckenzie/

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Direct download: FB204_-_Travis_McKenzie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19am PDT

This week Kristian virtually sits down again with Dr Phil Maffetone to discuss fitness and health. How they don't always share the same bed and that endurance athletes aren't getting heart issues so much due to partaking in these immensely rewarding and enjoyable pathways but more likely how they're are going about them. As athletes we aren't immune to the typical yet avoidable western diseases - and these diseases necessarily increased due to the fields we play on. So today we get down to whats truly important, so you can live life big and be healthy whilst doing it. 

Enjoy. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The big picture is not being looked at
  • Why we need to change the terminology
  • High fat burn equals less symptoms
  • What your % of fat oxidation is versus sugar burn all the way up through higher intensities
  • Why people die from preventable diseases
  • The international cuisine and why it's sad
  • Low grade inflammation
  • Were not finding the causes due to our want of the quick fix
  • And more

SHOW LINKS:

http://philmaffetone.com

The paper: Athletes: Fit But Unhealthy!

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Facebook

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Direct download: FB203_Dr_Phil_Maffetone_-_Athletes-_Fit_but_Unhealthy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am PDT

This week Kristian gets to have an amazing conversation with Jon Vroman, an award-winning keynote speaker, ultra-marathon runner, host of the Front Row Factor Podcast and founder of Front Row Foundation, a charity established in 2005 that creates front row experiences for individuals who are braving life-threatening illnesses.

Jon and Kristian, dive into being engaged and energised in the front row of life versus being checked out, while discussing living in the moment, creating compelling futures for ourselves and those whom with show up with and for.

Jon inspires others to Live Life In The Front Row™ by teaching the art of moment making and give us strategies, ideas, questions to ponder so we too can get Living Life in the Front Row.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why it’s important to Live Life in the Front Row
  • We do get to choose
  • On finding the gift in the challenge
  • Why we need to ask better questions
  • Rewiring the brain
  • Why who we show up with matters. A lot
  • The key to strategically choosing our environment
  • Choosing and how we feel
  • How hope for the future brings power to the present and why it’s not wishful thinking
  • Becoming a moment maker and how we do it
  • What makes us most alive in life and why we should chase it
  • The 12 morning questions that will tune your mind
  • Why and how to be your own CMO (chief marketing officer) and the absolute necessity to advertise to ourselves
  • The simple law of proximity
  • Why it’s unhealthy to “look around the locker room”
  • One of our most dangerous places to be as a human being
  • The power and value of curiosity
  • Are we worth the investment?
  • Finding your own front row

SHOW LINKS:

http://frontrowfactor.com/

The book: http://frontrowfactor.com/preorder/

Social:

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https://www.facebook.com/frontrowfactor/

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Direct download: FB202_Jon_Vroman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am PDT

This week Kristian speaks with one of his own one 2 one athletes Tiana Rockwell - the Queen B - on many things nutrition. Including the fundamental value of self experimentation, the critical nature of a time frame when it comes to commitment and so much more.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

- The Queen Bee
- People are different
- The right diet for you
- The rules of engagement when it comes to commitment
- Getting educated
- The dirty dozen
- Bloods don't lie
- Tiana's post Ironman Arizona blood test
- What to do if you cannot afford comprehensive blood tests.
- And more.

SHOW LINKS:

http://www.trirealfood.com/

https://twitter.com/TriRealFood

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Direct download: FB201_Tiana_Rockwell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm PDT

 

For our 200th episode, we are joined by mental-master and coach, Grant Giles. We have featured Grant on the show before, and today he brings insights into understating and managing the ego, taking responsibility, and the dangers of comparison. This is a not-to-be-missed episode!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Finding acceptance 
  • Being the right 'slave'
  • Fighting intuition 
  • The psychology of ego
  • Avoiding the cycle 
  • The insanity of this sport 
  • Taking responsibility  
  • The coach-athlete relationship
  • The dangers of comparison
  • Understanding pace
  • The fear of winning
  • Change your thought process
  • Planning to fail

SHOW LINKS:

 

http://www.sportssupports.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/aeromaxteam/

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Direct download: FB_200_-_Grant_Giles.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT

Today we speak with the philosophical former pro-athlete and current coach, Jasper Blake on managing the ego, creating self awareness and how to properly manage fatigue. Grab a cup of your favourite Fat Black mix, and enjoy!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Using sport as an outlet
  • Physical and mental fatigue
  • Sleep
  • The importance of your mindset
  • Being dictated by ego
  • Self awareness
  • Being uncomfortable 
  • The other side of ego
  • Putting it on the line
  • When things go bad

SHOW LINKS:

 

http://www.jasper.is

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Direct download: FB_199_-_Jasper_Blake.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT

Today Kristian gets to speak with swedish athlete and new dad Fredrik Croneborg. Fredrik has had loads of podiums and finally won a big race in Atlantic City in 2014. But in 2016 he won Challenge Taiwan and Ironman Malaysia showing that it’s consistency in the long game that matters most.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The impact on being a member of Bahrain Endurance
  • Inside a Bahrain Endurance get together
  • A lesson we can take from why the top pros are so successful
  • Fredriks absolute key to racing success
  • Why Asia
  • Overcoming adversity in racing
  • Keeping the enjoyment alive after 20 years in the sport
  • How you can get out of bed when you don’t want to

SHOW LINKS:

 

https://bahrainendurance13.com/athletes/8/frederik-croneborg

https://www.facebook.com/croneborg

https://twitter.com/frreddie

https://www.instagram.com/frreddie/

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Direct download: FB_198_-_Frederik_Croneborg.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm PDT

 

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

SHOW LINKS

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Direct download: FB_197_-_The_2016_Mixtape_Part_2.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm PDT

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

SHOW LINKS

http://www.trispecific.com/craig

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Direct download: FB_196_-_The_2016_Mix_Tape_Part_1.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm PDT

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

SHOW LINKS

http://www.trispecific.com/craig

 

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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Direct download: FB_195_-_Surviving_the_Holidays.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm PDT

 

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

SHOW LINKS

http://www.stephcorker.com/

http://www.innervoice.life/steph-corker/

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Direct download: FB_194_-_Steph_Corker.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm PDT

 

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

Show Links

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http://sarahpiampiano.com

 

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

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

Show Links

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http://www.sarahwilson.com

http://realmealrevolution.com

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Direct download: FB_192_-_Getting_Control.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm PDT

 

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

Show Links

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http://realmealrevolution.com

 

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

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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

 

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

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

- Bobby Melville – Founder

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

Show Links

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

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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Direct download: FB_186_-_Dialling_In__Ratcheting_Down.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm PDT

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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Direct download: FB_185_Kona_Lessons.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm PDT

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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Direct download: FB_182_-_Goals__Expectations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PDT

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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

 

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

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Direct download: FB_179_-_Racing_with_Numbers_Alister_Caird.output.mp3
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.

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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.

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Direct download: FB_177_-_Dealing_with__Understanding_Fatigue.mp3
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

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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

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Direct download: FB_175_-_Combatting_Adrenal_Dysfunction_with_Chris_Kelly.mp3
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

 

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Direct download: FB174_-_Showing_Up_Belief__Willing_it.mp3
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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Direct download: FB_173_-_LCHF_Fact_Versus_Fiction.mp3
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

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Direct download: FB_172_-_TRI_The_Movie_with_Ted_Adams.mp3
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.

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Direct download: FB_171_-_The_Skinny_on_Ketone_Supplements.mp3
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

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Direct download: FB_170_-_Cosinuss_One.mp3
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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Direct download: FB_169_-_What_it_Takes.mp3
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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Direct download: FB_168_-_Tim_Odonnell.mp3
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

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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)

Instagram (AUS) Instagram (US)

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

 

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

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

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

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

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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/

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

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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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Show Sponsor:

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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

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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. 

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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.

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http://runningreform.com/

http://activespineandsport.net/

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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.

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http://www.teamwurtele.com/

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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.

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Aeromax

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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.

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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/

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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/

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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

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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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm PDT

Today Pete and talk all about the daily discipline, the art of 'throwing' those consistent jabs that will help take your performances - next level. 

In today’s episode we discuss:

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

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Direct download: FB143_-_Creating_the_Jabs_to_Land_the_Right_Hooks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am PDT

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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Direct download: FB142_-_Cracking_the_Code_on_Cramps.mp3
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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Direct download: FB141_-_A_Year_of_AllergictoAverage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

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

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

In today's episode we discuss:

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

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Check out Karlyn's website at:

http://aquaticedge.org/

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

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

In today's episode, we discuss:

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

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

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Direct download: FB139_-_Luke_McKenzie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08am PDT

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

In today's episode, we discuss:

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

Links from the show:

Connect with Arielle on her website:

http://www.recoveryrunner.com/

And on Social Media pages:

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

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

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

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

In today's episode, we discuss:

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

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

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

In today's podcast, we discuss:

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

Show Links

Connect with Cassidy on the Trigger Point Therapy website:

www.tptherapy.com

Cassidy’s YouTube Channel -A Bootstrapping Life

And other Social Media pages:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In today’s episode, we discuss:

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

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

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

Was it worth it? Listen to find out.

In today's episode we discuss:

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

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http://theultimatetriathlon.co

https://twitter.com/LukeTyburski

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm PDT

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

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

Enjoy.

In today's episode we discuss:

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

Show Links

Connect with Raoul at his website:

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

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http://twitter.com/raouldejongh

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

http://www.vespapower.com

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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

Links from the show:

You can connect with Caroline at:

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

Twitter & Instagram:   @caroline_xena 

Website:  http://xenasport.com 

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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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https://www.facebook.com/ironkoppo

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

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

In today’s episode we discuss:

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

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

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

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

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

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

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

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

In this episode we discuss:

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

Links from the show:

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

Website:  www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au

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

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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)

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

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

In this episode we discuss:

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

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

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

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

In this episode we discuss:

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

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Links from the show include:

Website:  http://philmaffetone.com/

And a link to the TED talk referred to is:

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

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