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Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad

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The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman and other special guests.

The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman and other special guests.

Location:

United States

Description:

The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman and other special guests.

Language:

English


Episodes

Olympic Qualification, Low Power, Tech Skills and more with Clif Pro Team – Ask a Cycling Coach 304

4/15/2021
Qualifying for the Olympics is an interesting and complicated process that sees pro racers adjust their training and race calendars in unique ways that us amateur cyclists can learn from. This week we talk to Clif Pro Team’s Sofía Gomez Villafañe and Russell Finsterwald about how they have worked through their roles in the olympic qualification process as well how they prepared for an early season race in the heat of Puerto Rico, why and how power data from off road races can be so low, and...

Duration:01:03:44

Getting Dropped, Caloric Deficits, Supplements and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 303

4/8/2021
What is the cause behind getting dropped and how do you train to avoid it happening in the future, should cyclists and triathletes maintain a caloric deficit, which supplements have the most impact on performance and much more in Episode 303 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ------------------------------------------------------------------ TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE Intro 0:00 Adaptive Training update 00:59 How much activity is too much on a recovery day? 14:59 Easing back into...

Duration:02:13:33

Belgian Racing with Eamon Lucas – Ask a Cycling Coach 302

4/1/2021
Eamon Lucas is an American bike racer who has achieved success as a road and crit racer in the USA, racing fixed gear bikes in the Redhook Crit series for the star-studded Specialized Rocket Espresso team, and now in the intense Belgian Kermesse racing scene. Listen in as we discuss the different race tactics and cultural nuances of racing in different regions and formats that have helped Eamon be successful. Eamon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eamon_lucas/ Eamon’s Team - Shifting...

Duration:01:10:52

Fastest Known Times, Motivation, Consistency and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 301

3/26/2021
Santa Cruz Bicycle’s Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss how he recaptured the White Rim FKT and to discuss how pro athletes manage expectations over a multi-year development plan, how to maintain motivation and consistency, pedaling technique, bike tech and much more. ---------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE Intro 0:00​ New TrainerRoad Android and iOS apps! 2:43​ TrainerRoad’s new Polarized Training plans! 4:28​ Adaptive Training...

Duration:02:09:09

Winning Moves, Adrenaline, Sleep Deprivation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 300

3/18/2021
You need fitness, strategy and luck to make the sort of move that wins a race, so how do you increase your chances of winning? We’ll dig into this, adrenaline’s effect on endurance performance, and into whether or not training yourself to perform in a sleep deprived state is worthwhile for endurance athletes. Tune into Episode 300 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast now! ------------------------------------------------------------------ TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Is there benefit...

Duration:02:08:45

Polarized Training Deep Dive and TrainerRoad’s Training Plans – Ask a Cycling Coach 299

3/12/2021
Polarized Training is a hot topic of conversation and has been a central part of recent criticism toward TrainerRoad’s training plans. In this episode, we cover the basics of endurance training, go in-depth into the ten studies that have been used to criticize TrainerRoad, comprehensively review the current Polarized Training research, and take a deeper look at how TrainerRoad’s training plans are structured, then address the most common questions about...

Duration:01:37:32

Polarized Training Deep Dive and TrainerRoad’s Training Plans – Ask a Cycling Coach 299

3/11/2021
Polarized Training is a hot topic of conversation and has been a central part of recent criticism toward TrainerRoad’s training plans. In this episode, we cover the basics of endurance training, go in-depth into the ten studies that have been used to criticize TrainerRoad, comprehensively review the current Polarized Training research, and take a deeper look at how TrainerRoad’s training plans are structured, then address the most common questions about them. Continue the discussion on...

Duration:01:42:57

Announcing Adaptive Training: The Right Workout. Every Time. – Ask a Cycling Coach 298

2/25/2021
Announcing Adaptive Training, the biggest update ever to TrainerRoad. Adaptive Training uses machine learning, science-based coaching principles, and an unprecedented data set to train you as an individual and make you a faster cyclist. Request priority access here: https://bit.ly/3kspxRv Learn more about Adaptive Training: Adaptive Training Video: https://youtu.be/gE2yPYZ15ew Adaptive Training: What it is, how to use it: https://bit.ly/3dIRClW How Adaptive Training Makes You Faster:...

Duration:02:15:33

Special Episode – Ketones and Bicarbonate with Dr. Chiel Poffe - Science of Getting Faster Podcast

2/18/2021
Subscribe to the all-new Science of Getting Faster Podcast! - www.TrainerRoad.com/sogf Exogenous ketones are lauded by many for their endurance performance enhancing properties, but their impact on blood acidity is detrimental to performance and can even counteract their otherwise positive effects. Dr. Chiel Poffe and his partners conducted a study to learn if Bicarbonate Unlocks the Ergogenic Action of Ketone Monoester Intake in Endurance Exercise, and what they learned was surprising....

Duration:00:35:34

Aggressive Racing, Sprint Power, Over-Unders and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 297

2/11/2021
Where should you draw the line with aggressive racing, why your sprint power may be lower than you want and how to improve it, why over-unders are so hard and what you can do to improve with them and much more in Episode 297 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast now!: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-getting-faster-podcast-presented-by-trainerroad/id1552970725 Find mentioned studies and products from this episode:...

Duration:02:09:18

Best Way to Raise FTP, Pro Nutrition, Strava Segments and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 296

2/4/2021
Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss what type of training best raises FTP, what pro athletes eat on and off the bike, the world’s most aspirational Strava segments and much more in Episode 296 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists...

Duration:02:13:18

Read the Race Like a Pro, A-Race Recovery, Injuries and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 295

1/28/2021
Learn from Amber Pierce, Alex Wild and Pete Morris how they read a race like a pro, how much time you need to recover between A-Races, how to use injuries to get faster and much more in Episode 295 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster....

Duration:02:04:16

Artificial Sweeteners, DIY Race Tips, Nutrient Timing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 294

1/21/2021
How do artificial sweeteners fuel training, and are they good for athletes, tips for DIY races and match racing strategy, a deep dive on nutrient timing and how it affects training and much more in Episode 294 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists...

Duration:02:05:43

Detraining, Is Recovery Trainable, Mental Health and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 293

1/14/2021
How quickly do you lose fitness and how quickly does it come back, do you get better at recovering as your training experience increases, how to improve your mental relationship with cycling and much more in Episode 293 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Alex Wild's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexwildmtb Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT...

Duration:02:15:32

KOM Training, Increasing Training Volume, Morning Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 292

1/7/2021
Training for KOMs/QOMs can be a great fallback plan for event cancellations, but how do you train for such a unique effort? We’ll cover this and how to strategically increase your training volume, how to adapt to morning workouts and much more in Episode 292 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST...

Duration:02:18:33

Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291

12/31/2020
Weight goals can seem like they are at odds with power goals, but there is a healthy way to achieve both. We’ll cover this as well as whether it is better to struggle through a workout or bail early, what is the definition of “junk miles” and if they have a place in training, and much more. Tune in now to Episode 291 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode:...

Duration:02:03:22

Happy Holidays and Goal Setting

12/24/2020
Thank you to each and every one of your for tuning into the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast every week. It means the world to us ❤️. It's been a hard year in many ways, but we hope training has helped you find balance and progress amidst challenge. Looking forward to more uncertainty in the year ahead, we hope you can apply what you've learned from this year and reach new heights in 2021. Happy Holidays and happy training from the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast crew!

Duration:00:04:25

Steroids, DIY Cheap Nutrition Products, Inflammation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 289

12/17/2020
SARMS are banned substances surrounded by plenty of confusion, so what do we actually know about them? Tune in for a deep dive into SARMS, DIY nutrition products that are cheap and accessible, and how to reduce inflammation but still prioritize recovery. Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad...

Duration:02:01:14

Recovery Drinks, Overtraining, Beginner Racing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 288

12/10/2020
Are recovery drinks necessary if you are already topped off on carbohydrate, how to recover from overtraining, why stage races may be the best races to start with for beginners and much more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: TrainerRoad Forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster....

Duration:02:08:11

Crank Length, Achieving Mastery, DOMS and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 287

12/3/2020
What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING...

Duration:02:04:35