On this episode of Ask the Coaches: Reasons for seemingly getting slower (or not progressing) despite several years of training? Taking into account immunity (how often are you getting sick?), stress levels and mindset in gauging your fitness progress or lack thereof. Defining speedwork and aerobic sessions – make sure you’re not training too hard Read More

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Paul Laursen, PhD, is back already to discuss how to race well in the heat and avoid detrimental heat stress especially at a race like the Ironman World Championships in Kona. Paul is an adjunct professor at Auckland University, reseracher and has published more than 100 refereed manuscripts in moderate-to-high impact exercise and sports science journals, and Read More

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Martin: How does the MAF Method apply to kids? I have 2 very active boys aged 3 and 6. Tim Noakes seemed to backtrack a bit with his lchf for kids details (perhaps for political reasons but it didn’t feel like he was putting out what he really wanted to) saying that carbs for kids Read More

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On this show with Lucho and Tawnee: In the market for a new multisport GPS watch?  Tawnee is and we go over options, pros and cons of what’s out there, etc., discussing price point, features, battery life and more–chime in if you have an idea of a good all-around watch! When late-night training is the Read More

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Dr. Tommy Wood is back for his 4th round as our resident export for Ask the Doc. Tommy is a medical doctor, with degrees from Oxford University and Cambridge University. He’s currently working toward a Ph.D. in neonatal brain metabolism at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is also an athlete, specializes in working with Read More

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This episode is brought to you by Cool Fat Burner, the world’s first brown-fat calorie-burning cooling vest that can boost metabolism by 300%, burning over 250 calories an hour at higher intensities, as well as help build muscle, aid in recovery, promote overall wellness and allow for a good night’s sleep. EP fans 10% off the purchase Read More

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Stacy Sims, PhD, is an Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist specializing in thermoregulation, hydration, performance nutrition, and sex differences in athletes, implementing strategies to improve performance outcomes and overall health. She’s the co-founder of Osmo Nutrition, natural sports nutrition products for hydration. On this show we provide another perspective on the topic of hydration Read More

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We are joined by sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald again for an exclusive look into his new book, “Diet Cults” in an interview unlike any you’ve yet to hear with Matt thus far. We talk about everything from Agnostic Healthy Eating to proven secrets to successful weight loss, and much more. Get a glimpse into this Read More

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  On this show, we welcome back coach Alan Couzens to dive into two new studies that endurance athletes will want to hear about, especially those who are prone to cramping and/or those racing in hot conditions. Check out Alan’s blog or follow him on Twitter. The studies discussed on this show include: The effect Read More

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  Dr. Steve Gangemi, the Sock Doc, is back on the show. We hear about his latest adventure race and he provides his wisdom on the following: Sports nutrition – fact or myth? We clarify the following: Does coffee/caffeine before exercise leads to dehydration? https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165%2F00007256-200131110-00002 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12187618?dopt=Abstract http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/y90-135#.WYnOntPysi4 If you’re fat-adapted can you “race low” (low Read More

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