In this episode, we take a closer look at the world of behavioural science in relation to nutrition. Together with David Dunne of Hexis we discuss the complexities of nutrition, the psychological impact of past behaviors, stigmas and body composition, and how technology-based interventions can help athletes sustain long-term nutritional behaviors.
Bevan and Tim review the weekend’s racing plus we revisit the ‘Super Shoe’ debate and share Ruth Astle’s recent work on testing which carbon...
We welcome back Dr Kate Baldwin from Endurance Movement to discuss the importance of strength training for triathletes. We explore the differences between strength training for each discipline in isolation and how it can be used to improve performance in endurance events.
We discuss the importance of the stretch shortening cycle in running and how muscles absorb and break down energy to propel forward. We then look into the specifics of strength training for swimming, cycling and running,...
What does it take to become an ULTRAMAN triathlete and World Record holder? We chat with Kiwi Simon Cochrane about his recent incredible performance at UM Australia. We discuss the challenges he faced, the support from his family and friends and how his journey as an elite level triathlete over the past 10-15 years prepared him for this epic feat.
During our conversation, we break down how he tackled each day and how his preparation in wind and rain made the hard-paced start of the race...
Mikki and Bev discuss the importance of pre-sleep protein intake for athletes. They explain how consuming protein before bed can help athletes meet their daily protein and caloric goals, which can be challenging due to busy schedules and time-consuming training. Pre-sleep protein, particularly casein, is beneficial as it is a slow-digesting protein that releases amino acids into the bloodstream over an extended period, providing a steady supply to the muscles throughout the night. This can...
We invite Dr Sam Impey of Hexis back to the show to discuss the concept of maximal sustainable energy expenditure and its potential to unlock endurance performance. We explore the International Atomic Energies WLO Walter database, which measures energy expenditure in professional athletes, and dive into the gold standard of measuring energy expenditure: Double labeled water.
We look at the limitations of these calculations and the difficulty of capturing exercise energy expenditure...
Dr Kim Hébert-Losier trained as a physiotherapist in Canada in 2006 and worked as a musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist before undertaking research on clinical testing procedures and calf muscle function in New Zealand. Kim then undertook research in human movement science and sports performance in Sweden, USA and Malaysia before returning to New Zealand where she is now employed as a Senior Lecturer in Health, Sport and Human Performance. Kim is one of the founding members of the...
Bevan and Mikki discuss the concept of Maximal Sustained Energy Expenditure, its impact on the world of professional cycling and how an athlete's fuel intake and metabolic rate change throughout the stages of a Grand Tour. We bring you an excerpt with Dr Sam Impey ahead of tomorrow’s interview.
Tim joins us for a Coaches Catch Up and we review the weekend's races and share finish line interviews with Hayden Wilde. We discuss the super shoes phenomenon and give you a preview of our...
Dr Kate Baldwin from Endurance Movement talks to us about the importance of strength training for endurance athletes. We discuss the common misconceptions around high rep ranges and the need to go heavy when it comes to performance-based measures. We also talk about starting light, getting used to the gym environment and dealing with the muscle soreness that comes with strength training.
We discuss the significance of a sensible progression of load and muscle contractions, as well as the...
In our chat with Nicole we delve into her journey from a young, multi-sport athlete in Taupo to a full-time professional triathlete. Nicole reveals the pivotal role that the legendary training environment of Taupo has played in her success, as well as the psychological advantage she gains from being an underdog.
Navigating the challenges of injury and the COVID-19 pandemic whilst maintaining peak performance can be daunting, but Nicole shares how she's managed to stay at the top of her game....
Bevan and Tim recap the racing from this weekend’s events including the PTO European Open, the ITU Long Distance Worlds, the IM703 St. George and IRONMAN Australia.
We discuss the news of Sam Long’s move from his Coach Dan Plews after only 3 months.
We were thrilled to catch up with rising triathlon star Nicole Van Der Kaay to talk about her impressive season so far and her upcoming race in Yokohama.
We chat with Dr Kate Baldwin of Endurance Movement about strength training for endurance...
In this episode of the Fitter Radio Triathlon podcast, we welcome back Swedish triathlete Patrik Nilsson.
We look back on Patrik’s impressive career including multiple sub-eight IRONMAN performances including his win at IRONMAN Texas in 2019.
Since then, Patrik’s performances have been significantly impacted by a lack of power on the bike, overwhelming muscle fatigue and an inability to finish a race. He sought various solutions before finally being diagnosed with iliac artery...
Dr Kate Baldwin of Endurance Movement shares her expertise in performance improvement and injury prevention for triathletes. Learn how activation exercises enhance the warm up phase and help boost performance in your main set. Plus, we learn whether it should be shoes on or off when you're in the gym.
We explore the benefits of heavy strength training for improving economy and promoting better utilization of fuel and oxygen in the muscle. We also hear how increased maximal strength can delay...
Doping in triathlon - are we being naive? Is the integrity of the sport now at risk or has triathlon (like all other sports) never been clean. Join us as we explore the controversial topic of Collin Chartier's drug test bust and its implications for the sport of triathlon, sharing our initial reactions and uncovering the world of drug testing. We look at its shortcomings and the high cost of improving testing methods.
We share Lionel Sander's raw and honest Instagram post about the current...
In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Sam Impey and we explore further the Hexis App, a platform designed to automate and democratize elite sports nutrition for athletes at all levels.
We dive into the nuances of low, medium, and high carbohydrate intake, highlighting the importance of individualizing recommendations and periodizing carbohydrate intake depending on activity patterns.
We discuss the risks of low energy availability in endurance athletes and how tracking calorie balance...
I had the pleasure of welcoming Dutch Professional Triathlete Els Visser to the show to discuss her incredible journey from IRONMAN Western Australia to her recent victory at IRONMAN New Zealand. We talked about the challenges she faced during her races and the strategies she used to overcome them. Els also shared her emotional reunion with a fellow shipwreck survivor whilst here in New Zealand and her determination to live life to the fullest through her athletic career. We discussed her...
In this episode we explore metabolic flexibility with expert Cliff Harvey and find out more about the Hexis Nutrition app with Sam Impey. We also dive into triathlon news, low cadence big gear training with coach Tim Brazier and we hear from IRONMAN New Zealand winner Els Visser in advance of her full form interview tomorrow. Join us for discussions around all things triathlon and nutrition, as well as insights on how AI is revolutionizing endurance training and sports nutrition.
In this episode, we discuss the concept of "fuelling for the work required," the importance of carbohydrate availability in sports training and how to optimize the training stimulus by managing glycogen content with our guest, Dr. Sam Impey.
We explore the flexibility of the human body in fuel storage and utilization, especially in endurance training and glycogen depletion. We discuss different methods of achieving a train low environment, such as exercising in the morning after an overnight...
In this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Kate Baldwin from Endurance Movement about the evolution of strength and conditioning in endurance sports. We delved into the benefits of strength training and how to effectively incorporate it into a training programme.
Focusing on exercises like back squats and hamstring-centric movements, we discussed how these targeted exercises can improve running performance and overall strength. The importance of core activation is also...
In this episode, we delve into periodized nutrition and the pros and cons of low carb, high fat (LCHF) diets for endurance athletes. We also hear from Dr. Sam Impey who published formative work on periodized nutrition, and discuss the Hexis Nutrition app which helps athletes plan their carbohydrate intake based on their training schedule. We explore the concept of a 3-500 calorie deficit per day for endurance athletes looking to improve their body composition without compromising their...
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ONE STEP AHEAD: (00:11:59) Antioxidants.
HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: LUCY BYRAM (00:24:32) We chat to British pro triathlete Lucy Byram after her recent back to back wins in Chile and Florida.
COACHES CATCH-UP: (01:05:00) Bevan and Tim review the tri news and the weekend’s racing plus we hear from Coffee Club member Joe...
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ONE STEP AHEAD: DR ANDREW BEST (00:11:53) The limit of human energy expenditure.
HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: MIKE PHILLIPS (00:30:28) We bring Kiwi Pro Triathlete Mike Phillips back to the show to talk about his recent wins at IMNZ and IM703 Geelong.
COACHES CATCH-UP: (01:09:29) Bevan and Tim review the weekend’s...
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HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: LEON CHEVALIER (00:12:14) Leon Chevalier, born in France and living in the UK, is the recent winner of IRONMAN South Africa. We bring Leon back to the show to chat about his win.
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HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: DYLAN MCNEICE (00:11:20) Dylan McNeice is co-Founder of the drafting technology system Race Ranger and Secretary on the Board of the PTO. We bring Dylan back to the show to talk about where Race Ranger is at plus he gives us more insight into the recent changes to the PTO system and rankings.
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ONE STEP AHEAD (00:06:56) Do Ketone Esters increase EPO?
FITTER RADIO COFFEE CLUB MEMBER: HAMISH HARGEST (00:26:27) Hamish won the free race entry to IMNZ. We find out how it all went.
HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: JOHN KIELY (00:39:43) John Kiely is a Senior Lecturer in Performance & Innovation in the Sports Science...