The Big Wheel Coaching Podcast

BWC EP: 6 Marginal Gains For The Every Day Cyclist With Coach Joy & Brian

An episode of The Big Wheel Coaching Podcast

By Brian McCulloch
On the Big Wheel Podcast we discuss training and preparation tips, tricks, hacks, as well as Athlete stories to help Athletes everywhere achieve their best. Although our primary focus is cycling of all types, the concepts discussed are applicable to Athletes in other sports. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Why You Should Sign-Up For A Bucket-List Event: BWC Podcast EP12
There is an old-saying that goes like this... Question: "How do you eat an elephant?" Answer: "One bite at a time!" Signing up for a bucket-list event like Dirty Kanza, the Leadville Trail 100, Paris-Roubaix Sportive, or any other epic ride takes a whole lot of guts. At 200-miles the Dirty Kanza is touted as "The World's Premier Gravel Grinder", and for good reason, its popularity is such that entry is gained through a lottery system, meaning not everyone who applies will be able to take to the start or test themselves in this incredible event. In thinking about Dirty Kanza, which takes place next week, and what it takes to complete a monumental challenge like the "DK", Coach Brian connected with 8-time DK finisher Curt Shelman in this weeks BWC Podcast. Curt has a wealth of knowledge about these kind of events and doubles as one of the minds behind the Chamois Butt'r brand that is renowned and loved by all types of cyclists for it's ability to make the longest of rides comfortable!  In the interview Curt and Coach Brian talk preparation, training, equipment, and why epic events like the Dirty Kanza are a special kind of accomplishment that every finisher can be proud of.
1:11:42
May 24, 2019
EP11: Tony Rago Has 9 Podium Finishes In 11 Race Weekends An Incredible Ratio By Any Measure!
Coach Brian and his Athlete Tony Rago have been working together for a few years now, but 2019 has been filled with success for Tony. What has been the difference? In short, one part mindset and one part training, to find out more about Tony's race-winning mindset and the things he is doing to get results check out this weeks podcast. You will be glad you did! We hope you enjoy the episode!
1:04:25
May 17, 2019
Two Pillars Of Recovery Fundamental To Great Training: BWC Podcast EP10
Sleep hygiene and proper nutrition are most likely not the first two things an Athlete thinks of as fundamental in their preparation for a big goal, but they most certainly should be! Both sleep and nutrition, as well as massage, ice-bath's, and compression are considered "passive" recovery techniques that help our bodies repair from training and reduce stress. And as any Athlete that has been training consistently can attest, it is the regular application of these techniques that makes the difference between being well prepared or over-trained come race-day. In part two of our series on recovery, Coaches Brian and Brady overview sleep, nutrition, and other techniques that every Athlete should prioritize in their week as much as they do their workout routine.
49:36
May 10, 2019
EP9: Preparing For Your Epic Endurance Event, Training Tips & Tricks
In this episode of the BWC Podcast, Coaches Joy and Brian overview Endurance Training and share tips you can implement into your training routine to help you thrive in your upcoming epic endurance event.
54:24
May 3, 2019
EP8: BWC Athlete Eric Zook Won His First Race & Is Working Hard For More!
In this episode of the BWC Podcast, we interview Athlete Eric Zook and his coach, BWC's Leo Bugtai to share some insights into Eric's training and how he went from casual masters racer to a fit and confident race winner! Enjoy!
50:52
April 25, 2019
BWC EP7: Active Recovery For Endurance Athletes, Why It Is Important & How To Optimize It In Your Training
It doesn't take a whole lot of hard training for an Endurance Athlete to develop an appreciation for their recovery days, but unfortunately what is often missed is the "why" behind the various recovery techniques that are central to endurance sports like cycling. In this episode of the BWC Podcast, Coaches Brian and Brady overview why recovery is important before delving into specific Active Recovery Strategies that can help take your training to the next level.  As Coach Brian details in the podcast, "bodies are built in bed, not during training", emphasizing that all the hard training in the world is no good if our bodies are not given the chance to recover properly.
47:59
April 19, 2019
BWC EP4: Coaches Brady and Brian Talk "Lessons Learned" From Team Coaching For Individual Athletes
Coaches Brian & Brady share insight that transcend group coaching environments to help individual Athletes achieve their very best.
36:28
April 12, 2019
BWC EP: 6 Marginal Gains For The Every Day Cyclist With Coach Joy & Brian
Coaches Joy and Brian over-view a recent TrainingPeaks article titled "Marginal Gains For The Everyday Cyclist" and share their coaching experience to help Athletes of all levels focus their energies on the areas that will translate into the greatest gains for them.
55:02
April 12, 2019
BWC EP: 5 Athlete Profile Interview With Fred Archambault
BWC Athlete Fred Archambault just completed his very first stage race at the San Dimas Stage Race. Although this was not his goal event, it was incredibly demanding and took a monumental amount of effort. In this episode Fred and Coach Brian talk through lessons learned and how others can perform their best at a multi-day event.
1:01:12
April 12, 2019
BWC EP: 3 Coach Leo And The Redlands Bicycle Classic
Coach Brian interviews Coach Leo from the Tour de Taiwan while Leo is racing his second Redlands Bicycle Classic. In the discussion important topics are covered that focus on the preparing for and performing optimally at a major event.
36:54
April 12, 2019
BWC Podcast EP: 2 Mental Toughness w/Coach Joy
Coaches Joy and Brian review mental toughness and how it can benefit your athletic endeavors!
40:21
April 12, 2019
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