Skip to main content
The Big Wheel Coaching Podcast

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!
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Stitcher Logo

Stitcher

Currently playing episode

BWC EP4: Coaches Brady and Brian Talk "Lessons Learned" From Team Coaching For Individual Athletes

The Big Wheel Coaching Podcast

1x
Bike Maintenance Tips From A Pro To Keep You On The Road & Not At The Shop: BWC EP53
Maintaining your bicycle is likely not the first thing that comes to mind when training, but a well-working bike is most certainly key to a great workout! What's more, bike shops are swamped with repairs, meaning if your bike goes down, you might have to miss multiple training rides while you wait for a fix. That's why we asked Shimano Pro Mechanic, Justin Dillon for some his very best tips to keep your bike running properly. This way you can enjoy your bike more and have more high-quality training sessions! **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! 1- Velo makes industry-leading saddles for all types of riding, use promo code 2v67tf3q at https://velosaddles.us/ 2- GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business! Use promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! 3- SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist, use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop for some great ride food! 4- Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry, use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ 5- For nearly 100-years IRC has been dedicated to blending performance with durability, Use promo code at bigwheel20 at https://puregravel.com/collections/all 6- Amp Human PR Lotion helps you train harder and recover faster! Use promo code: BWCIsAmplified at https://amphuman.com/pages/collection-shop-all 7- Backmate recovery tools are made to help you maximize your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal. Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you train through these challenging times! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:07:19
September 4, 2020
Understanding Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation To Keep Your Training Productive In A Pandemic: BWC EP52
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are often thought to exist in a Yin and Yang relationship. One is zen-like motivation and the other is about getting results, but the reality is that it is far more complex than that. Considering the Covid-19 Pandemic has cancelled an entire season of cycling events, an Athlete is justified to ask, why am I training? Or, What is all this suffering for? Both questions are very useful and need to be explored in order to continue training effectively in this challenging time. In order to fully explore the topic of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation we consulted Certified Mental Skills Coach and Author, Carrie Cheadle to get her insight on how Athletes can use both types of motivation to keep you moving forward in these challenging times. **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! 1- Velo makes industry-leading saddles for all types of riding, use promo code 2v67tf3q at https://velosaddles.us/ 2- GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business! Use promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! 3- SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist, use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop for some great ride food! 4- Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry, use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ 5- For nearly 100-years IRC has been dedicated to blending performance with durability, Use promo code at bigwheel20 at https://puregravel.com/collections/all 6- Amp Human PR Lotion helps you train harder and recover faster! Use promo code: BWCIsAmplified at https://amphuman.com/pages/collection-shop-all 7- Backmate recovery tools are made to help you maximize your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal. Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you train through these challenging times! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:00:45
August 19, 2020
Scratch The Itch: ZWIFT Racing & Training w/vJMSR Champ Jordan Cheyne EP51
July is simply not the same without the Tour de France and world class bike racing to watch... Thankfully, with ZWIFT there is a platform where cyclists from around the world can gather to test themselves and "scratch the racing itch", so to speak. Just as real-world events require course study and experience, ZWIFT has it's own nuances that must be learned in order to be successful. That is why we interviewed Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling's Jordan Cheyne who recently won the virtual edition of the Joe Martin Stage Race, a ruthlessly tough 3-stage virtual event on ZWIFT that paid homage to one of the oldest events on the domestic pro racing calendar to talk all things ZWIFT. In the interview Jordan covers ZWIFT'ing tips and tricks that will help newbies and experienced riders alike get better results (and better fitness!) from their online racing efforts. Enjoy! **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! 1- Velo makes industry-leading saddles for all types of riding, use promo code 2v67tf3q at https://velosaddles.us/ 2- GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business! Use promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! 3- SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist, use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop for some great ride food! 4- Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry, use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ 5- For nearly 100-years IRC has been dedicated to blending performance with durability, Use promo code at bigwheel20 at https://puregravel.com/collections/all 6- Backmate recovery tools are made to help you maximize your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal. Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:29:18
July 21, 2020
A Community Initiative That Needs Our Support: Meet Kimberly Calvin Of The Akoma Unity Center
As parents, Coaches, and two people that want to see the next generation of young people grow up to achieve all they are capable of, we are dedicating this episode of the BWC podcast to the incredible work done at the Akoma Unity Center in San Bernardino... And inviting you to help us with our fundraising efforts to support Akoma as they grapple with the additional costs of re-opening their program to their Scholars in the COVD-19 age: https://bigwheelcoaching.givingfuel.com/akoma-unity-center-reopening-fundraiser Each of us has been touched by the recent unrest in our local communities in unique ways. As Coaches, we would like to help make an impact on an individual level and see young-people in our community thrive. We know that is important to you too, and want you to be a part of our fundraising effort. The Akoma Unity Center Mission: "We are Akoma – the heart – the physical manifestation of perfect love. Therefore, we love ourselves, for self-love is the prerequisite for being fully human. It gives us the power to transform ourselves, our families, and our communities. It demands excellence from us, others, and our environment. It causes us to honor our elders and ancestors and to sacrifice for our children. We have no limits. Love has no limits. Akoma has no limits. We are Akoma! We have heart! To learn more about the Akoma Unity Center listen to the podcast with Coach Joy interviewing founder Kimberly Calvin or visit their website: http://akomaunitycenter.org/# **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! 1- The Nutrition Mechanic Endurance Nutrition Primer, use the promo code BIGWHEEL at: https://nutritionmechanic.com/endurance-primer-program to get 50% off 2- GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business! Use promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! 3- Backmate recovery tools are made to help you maximize your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal. 4- SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist, use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop for some great ride food! 5- Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry, use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ 6- Velo makes industry-leading saddles for all types of riding, use promo code 2v67tf3q at https://velosaddles.us/ We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:00:18
June 25, 2020
Gaining Power & Speed: How Posture & Bike Fit Can Make You Faster!
**New Episode & Flash SALE On BWC Summer Edition Kits** Efficiency of power transfer and economy of effort are two important concepts that all cyclists should be more familiar with. Efficiency of power transfer relates to how much power is lost through the process of pedaling. This is where wasted motion robs wattage that should propel you forward. Economy of effort in cycling is all about producing maximum speed for minimum effort. And a proper bike fit is a relatively inexpensive way to maximize both! In this episode of the podcast we interview Andrew Bosco of Bosco Bike Fits to talk posture, efficiency, and economy for cyclists of all levels and abilities. Note: The sound quality of this episode has been compromised, we have done our very best to engineer and edit it, but it is not perfect. We apologize in advance for any frustration this causes! ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! **Special Summer Edition White VR7 Cycling Kit/FLASH SALE** https://vr7.com/shop/ols/products/big-wheel-coaching-mens-pro-cycling-kit-summer-white Full kit $200.00/ETA Mid-July/Order MUST Be in by Sunday 6/14 (this weekend!) Check out the Nutrition Mechanic Endurance Nutrition Primer, use the promo code BIGWHEEL at: https://nutritionmechanic.com/endurance-primer-program to get 50% off GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business and we think you will love it too! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training by maximizing your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal on excellent recovery products! SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist to ensure you have the best nutrition possible for your activities. BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry. Known for their unique styling and attention to detail, these pedals should be on all your bikes! BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:15:14
June 13, 2020
Prioritizing & Emphasizing Hydration Before, During, & After Training w/Dina Griffin Sports Dietician
Did you know, for most training rides, especially those lasting less than 90min., hydration (rather lack thereof) makes a greater impact on performance than nutrition. And with the summer-heat upon us, the importance of prioritizing hydration in our everyday lives cannot be understated. In this edition of the podcast Dina Griffin of the Nutrition Mechanic, a Sports Dietician and wealth of knowledge, discusses individualized hydration needs and why cyclists should pay attention to their hydration needs before, during, and after training for maximum success. You can learn more about Dina Griffin and her amazing work with Endurance Athletes of all kinds on her website: https://nutritionmechanic.com/ Note: For a special discount (50%) on the Endurance Nutrition Primer Program, Dina's online education module, use the promo code BIGWHEEL at: https://nutritionmechanic.com/endurance-primer-program **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business and we think you will love it too! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training by maximizing your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal on excellent recovery products! SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist to ensure you have the best nutrition possible for your activities. BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry. Known for their unique styling and attention to detail, these pedals should be on all your bikes! BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:14:03
May 29, 2020
Nutrition For Cyclists: A Little Less 'Space-Food'/A Lot More Real Food With SNAAK Bar Founder Anke Thiel
"Food Is Fuel" is a mantra that is often under-appreciated in this age of packaged meals, powdered nutrition, and pills pitched to cure all. Yet for cyclists everywhere their desire for nutrition in the form of tasty, real-food options has never been higher. Enter Anke Thiel and SNAAK Bar. Anke is a Registered Dietician, an avid cyclist, and the founder of SNAAK Bar, a whole-food energy bar company that prides itself in it's hand-made and ever-so tasty energy bars. We interviewed Anke to discuss all things "nutrition for cyclists". From early morning workout suggestions, to mid-day meals and high-energy whole-food ride nutrition to disordered eating in Endurance Athletes, start to finish this is an episode you don't want to miss! Note: For special discount on SNAAK Bars, check out their new website and use the promo code BWC20 at checking out! https://snaakbar.com/ingredients/ **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business and we think you will love it too! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training by maximizing your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal on excellent recovery products! SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist to ensure you have the best nutrition possible for your activities. BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry. Known for their unique styling and attention to detail, these pedals should be on all your bikes! BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:24:17
May 13, 2020
Work Your Weaknesses/Broaden Your Strengths While Events Are On Hold: Take The #BigWheelBenchmark Challenge
Humans are hunting creatures, we get what we aim at... And without goal events to target, what should Athletes be aiming at? We suggest assessing your fitness and addressing weaknesses to broaden your cycling condition while the uncertainty surrounding summer event dates continues. In this weeks podcast we answer listener questions regarding their weaknesses on topics of training, hydration, and nutrition, among others! Check it out, let us know what weaknesses you are working to address, and be sure to join us for the #BigWheelBenchmark Challenge! **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business and we think you will love it too! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training by maximizing your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal on excellent recovery products! SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist to ensure you have the best nutrition possible for your activities. BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry. Known for their unique styling and attention to detail, these pedals should be on all your bikes! BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:14:41
April 25, 2020
Bikes Aren't Cancelled! Reassessing Your Fitness Goals During Covid-19: Podcast Episode 45
No matter where you are when you read this email it is highly likely that you are "in the thick" of the Covid-19/Corona Virus pandemic. Here in SoCal the virus is gaining steam and experts project a mid-April peak in cases... Luckily cycling has been deemed an "essential" activity in nearly every region, meaning that getting outdoors for a ride is most-likely the only activity that gets you any fresh air these days. In this weeks podcast episode we share important training insight and perspective that can help you navigate this complex time. Whether you were already in race shape or just working toward a big event and gaining momentum when the pandemic started, this period of uncertainty requires a shift in mindset. This important shift in your focus will do more than help you stay fit, it can help you stay sane amid so much chaos! **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business and we think you will love it too! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training by maximizing your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal on excellent recovery products! SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist to ensure you have the best nutrition possible for your activities. BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry. Known for their unique styling and attention to detail, these pedals should be on all your bikes! BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:05:38
April 4, 2020
Work From Home Hacks For Athletes "Sheltering In Place": Podcast Episode 44
So you are working from home and already getting the "shelter in place" restlessness? As Athletes with jobs, families, and busy lives, there is often a mountain of tasks between you and your workout. And although working from home may present the illusion that productivity will reign and time will be copious, that is often not the case. With over 15-years experience working from home we are dedicating this weeks podcast to tips and tricks that will help you avoid the many distractions and pitfalls that come with a home-office work scenario. The episode is not focused on getting you more fit through a single workout, instead it is centered on helping you conquer your work day with the energy (and time) to continue to pursue your training. And that will make a mountain of difference in your fitness whenever the Shelter In Place/Corona Virus Pandemic relents and our normal routines resume. **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business and we think you will love it too! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training by maximizing your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal on excellent recovery products! SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist to ensure you have the best nutrition possible for your activities. BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry. Known for their unique styling and attention to detail, these pedals should be on all your bikes! BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:04:55
March 28, 2020
Strength Training Through The "Shelter In Place Order" With Shawn Wayland: Episode 43
Complying with the recent "shelter in place" order for the state of California, and elsewhere, means citizens should avoid public gatherings. One of the many businesses affected in this shutdown has been workout gyms, a place where many cyclists have been making strength gains that are translating to more power output on the bike. So what can Athletes do at home to maintain the strength they have built? And is it possible to make additional gains while complying with the "shelter in place' order"? To answer both of those questions we contacted Shawn Wayland of Simple Fitness By Shawn, a former professional cyclist turned body-builder who is leading the way to help cyclists integrate year-round strength gains that enhance cycling performance. This weeks podcast is all about home gym routines and exercises that will help you get stronger on and off your bike during these times of crisis! **************************************************************************************************************** Workout Routine Notes From Shawn: "I recommend Athletes pick a squat and single leg push maneuver (like a lunge or split squat), a calf variation, some sort of pulling (RDLs), as well as a glute bridge variation, then scale it to their level of ability with the equipment they have available at home." Squat/Single Leg Push Maneuver Exercises: Squat, split squats, goblet squat, banded squats, reverse lunges, single leg pistol squat, single leg step-up, squats on a bosu ball, dumbbell loaded lunges, contralateral dumbbell loaded lunges, front leg on bosu ball lunges, step ups, farmers walks, suitcase carries, banded lateral shuffle Romanian Dead-Lifts (RDL's): Dumbbell RDLs, single leg RDL's, single dumbbell RDL, sumo dumbbell deadlift, single leg contralateral loading RDLs Calf-Variation: calf raises, single leg calf raises Glute Bride/Variation/Core: Glute bridge, glute bridge with band, kettlebell swings, planks, ab roll outs, superman's, single arm rows, bird dogs ****************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training, Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal. SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician: use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry.  Use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear: https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:14:36
March 21, 2020
Reclaiming Your Best After A Injury With Jordan Cheyne Of Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling
"Sometimes healing the body is the easy part, and the lasting impact of an injury is a loss in confidence." -Jim Rutberg, Author/Coach If you ride and train long enough you are bound to experience setback and injury, it's part of being an Athlete and pushing your limits. But recovering from a serious injury takes time, patience, and, as Jordan Cheyne of Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling recommends, "celebrating small victories." Having recently experienced a crash that sent him to the hospital on three separate occasions, Coach and Pro Cyclist Jordan Cheyne knows a thing or two about bouncing back from injury. In this weeks podcast Jordan and Coach Brian share some important insight that can help every Athlete rebound from injury and get back to their very best. **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business and we think you will love it too! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training by maximizing your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal on excellent recovery products! SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist to ensure you have the best nutrition possible for your activities. BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry. Known for their unique styling and attention to detail, these pedals should be on all your bikes! BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:14:51
March 15, 2020
Group Riding With A Purpose: Why, How, & When To Use Your Local Race-Pace Road Ride To Enhance Your Event Preparation
Daylight Savings Time is a nuisance for most folks, but for cyclists everywhere it usually brings evening group training sessions that are fast and fun workouts that help us get through our busy work weeks. That makes this time year feel more like a holiday, especially if you are one of the many riders that is relegated to indoor trainer time throughout the winter because of the short days and foul weather. Despite the thrill and enjoyment of group riding, these workouts lack purpose or a goal, and thus do not necessarily move an Athlete toward cycling goals. That is why we suggest you always "group ride with a purpose"! In this weeks podcast we talk group riding and how you can use these workouts to gain more than random fitness. We call out specific tactics that will help you get both a targeted fitness benefit but also hone your pack riding skills while out on your local group ride. We also discuss the pitfalls that come with regular group riding and suggest how you can avoid them so you can continually build your fitness and pack riding skills throughout the season! **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business and we think you will love it too! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training by maximizing your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal on excellent recovery products! SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist to ensure you have the best nutrition possible for your activities. BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry. Known for their unique styling and attention to detail, these pedals should be on all your bikes! BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
53:21
March 8, 2020
Debunking Long-Standing Recovery Myths "Good To Go" Book Review Pt. 2
"Any fool can go train more...It takes courage to rest!" These words come from the lips of Trond Nystad the former Head-Coach for the U.S. ski team. In a world where we celebrate excess and often think, "if some is good more is better", with many Endurance Athletes falling into the thinking that "if more is better, then A LOT MORE must be the best!" Trond's words are both powerful and appropriate. But what recovery methods work and which ones do we use because "we have always done it this way."? The answers might surprise you. In this weeks podcast episode we review Chapters 4-7 in Christie Ashwanden's book "Good To Go, What The Athlete In All Of Us Can Learn From The Strange Science Of Recovery". It's a great read full of science backed myth-busting! **************************************************************************************************************** Check out these great deals that are exclusive for Big Wheel Coaching Athletes/Podcast listeners! GQ-6 makes some of the best hydration mixes in the business and we think you will love it too! Use the promo code 40offGQ62019 at https://www.gq-6.com/ for a great deal on good stuff! Backmate recovery tools are made to help you get more out of your training by maximizing your post-ride recovery! Use promo code BIGWHEELCOACHING20 at https://mybackmate.com/collections/all for a great deal on excellent recovery products! SNAAK Bar is handmade nutrition crafted by a Registered Dietician and passionate cyclist to ensure you have the best nutrition possible for your activities. BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code BWC20 at https://www.snaakbar.com/shop Xpedo pedals are some of the lightest, stiffest, and highest quality in the industry. Known for their unique styling and attention to detail, these pedals should be on all your bikes! BWC Athletes and podcast listeners get a discount when they use promo code 2M7Y5FVG at https://xpedo.com/product-category/pedals/ Finally, if you are in need of purpose-built and highly functional cycling gear check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:01:46
February 29, 2020
How A Pursuit Of Wellness Can Impact Performance: The BackMate Story: EP39
Eric Bostrom is a legend amongst two-wheeled motor racing enthusiasts. As a multi-time champion road racer and Flat-Track star "E-Boz" was known to be tenacious, hard working, and full of talent. But after a heavy crash that left him with a compressed cervical spine, and a diagnosis that recommended giving up his active lifestyle, he refused to quit or accept what the doctors said was a 'hard truth'. It was then that he turned his attention to self-healing and developing a tool that could be used to relieve tension in the body, stimulate blood flow, and ultimately improve quality of life. The result was The Backmate Self-Massager, but more than a product, this extensive research and experience helped E-Boz understand that a pursuit of wellness is important for every Athlete as they seek performance gains. In this episode of the BWC Podcast, Coach Brian talks performance and wellness with Mr Bostrom to shed some light on why "self-care" is equal in importance to the hard efforts of training. **************************************************************************************************************** We want you to join us for Camp BIG WHEEL February 20-23 in Palm Springs for 4-days of incredible riding and off the bike fun! More than great training, Camp BIG WHEEL is designed to help you off the bike with special guest speakers covering topics like hydration, nutrition, strength, and recovery/self-care. Don't miss it! Complete event info: https://www.bigwheelcoaching.com/camp-big-wheel-palm-springs.html Do you need well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling habit? Check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching If you need recovery tools, like the ones from this episode, look no further than Backmate! BWC Athletes get a significant discount on their online purchase using code: BIGWHEELCOACHING20 https://mybackmate.com/collections/all We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:03:08
February 1, 2020
Good To Go, What Athletes Can Learn From The Strange Science Of Recovery: A Book Review Pt.1/EP38
"In recent years RECOVERY has become a sports fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers." In her book "Good To Go, What The Athlete In All Of Us Can Learn From The Strange Science Of Recovery", author Christie Aschwanden investigates the science behind the marketing of recovery rituals and products that companies claim will help us improve our performance. And the results will surprise you... This weeks podcast episode is dedicated to this book and exploring what products and rituals are worth your investment in and more importantly, which are not! Enjoy! **************************************************************************************************************** We want you to join us for Camp BIG WHEEL February 20-23 in Palm Springs for 4-days of incredible riding and off the bike fun! It's the Spring Training Camp you have been asking for that will 'spring-board' you to a great performance at all your 2020 spring and summer goals! Complete info can be found here: https://www.bigwheelcoaching.com/camp-big-wheel-palm-springs.html Do you need well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling habit? Check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching If you need recovery tools, look no further than Backmate! BWC Athletes get a significant discount on their online purchase using code: BIGWHEELCOACHING20 https://mybackmate.com/collections/all We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:02:01
January 15, 2020
Advanced Goal Setting To Fuel Your 2020 Cycling Successes: Podcast Episode 37
With the New Year upon us, one can't but help think about making "resolutions" to make this year better than the last... But, as an Athlete you are already goal driven and have probably thought extensively about what a successful 2020 season could look like... Yet far to many of us have yet to write up a plan to accomplish our goals. In this weeks podcast, we outline a three-part goal setting process that includes the business tool known as S.W.O.T. Analysis to take your goal setting and planning process to the highest-level! **************************************************************************************************************** We want you to join us for Camp BIG WHEEL February 20-23 in Palm Springs for 4-days of incredible riding and off the bike fun! It's the Spring Training Camp you have been asking for that will 'spring-board' you to a great performance in your 2020 spring and summer goals! Complete info can be found here: https://www.bigwheelcoaching.com/camp-big-wheel-palm-springs.html Are you looking for great ride clothing? Look no further than our BWC Edition VR7 clothing? Our VR7 Team store is open and accepting orders until Jan. 12th. Note: If you are signed-up for Camp BIG WHEEL you get 50% off your entire order! https://vr7.com/shop?olsPage=t%2Fbig-wheel-coaching Do you need well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling habit? Check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching If you need recovery tools, look no further than Backmate! BWC Athletes get a significant discount on their online purchase using code: BIGWHEELCOACHING20 We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and it helps you make 2020 your best cycling season yet! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:16:37
January 6, 2020
Why A Growth Mindset Is The Foundation To Build Your 2020 Performance Goals With: Podcast Episode 36
Before you listen to this weeks podcast, consider this question: Athletic ability and the best performing athletes have what balance of talent (what they were born with) and work ethic (what can be developed)? Is it 75% talent and 25% work ethic? How about 50/50? Or could it be 10% talent and 90% work ethic? Consider Olympic and professional Athletes, do you think they are "talented"? Or have they developed a world-class work-ethic and skill-set? Most people think that the highest performing Athletes are extremely talented and that this 'talent' is responsible for their amazing performances. In fact, research is proving that adage wrong... Work ethic is the most critical component. Enter Stanford Professor and Author Carol Dweck, who is pioneering research showing that students, leaders, parents, and Athletes (really anyone who prizes performance) can achieve more and rise to the top of their field by embracing a Growth Mindset. What is a Growth Mindset? And what about it's counter-part, the all-to-tempting Fixed Mindset? We discuss these two mindsets and exactly why you should start building your 2020 cycling goals using a Growth Mindset in this weeks podcast! **************************************************************************************************************** Join us for Camp BIG WHEEL February 20-23 in Palm Springs for 4-days of incredible riding and off the bike fun! It's the Spring Training Camp you have been asking for that will 'spring-board' you to a great performance in your 2020 spring and summer goals! More info can be found here: https://www.bigwheelcoaching.com/camp-big-wheel-palm-springs.html Looking for some Big Wheel Coaching ride gear for camp or just wanting to wear some good looking VR7 clothing? Check out our BWC Collection (orders must be 'in' by Jan. 12th). https://vr7.com/shop?olsPage=t%2Fbig-wheel-coaching Note: If you are signed-up for Camp BIG WHEEL you get 50% off your entire order! Do you need well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling habit? Be sure to check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag at the link below! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and it will help you work toward being your very best in your upcoming events! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:10:29
December 21, 2019
1-Part Strength + 1-Part Tactical Savvy, A Deep Dive Into Tactics & Strategy For Racing Success: Podcast Episode 35
Bike racing culture is steeped with adages and truisms. Two of the most poignant include: A- There are only two ways to win a race... Solo or in a sprint! & B- Racing is tactical, riders should constantly be working to out-maneuver their competitors! We have built the curriculum for this weekends CBR VIP Race Tactics Experience on these two adages. That means, in addition to receiving the "pro for a day" treatment, our Athletes are going to learn the finer points of sprinting and attacking to create a break-away. In this weeks podcast Coaches Brian and Leo discuss important tactical fundamentals that every racer should know and that will be taught in a 'hands on' fashion at this weekends CBR Upgrade Criterium. **************************************************************************************************************** Do you have need quality tools to enhance your recovery tactics? Then look no further than the Backmate family of products: https://mybackmate.com/ BWC Athletes and Friends get 20% of their orders by using the promo code: BIGWHEELCOACHING20 And if you are in need of well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling habit... Check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and it will help you work toward being your very best in your upcoming events! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:10:59
December 6, 2019
The CBR Category 4 Race Tactics Experience Criterium With Jeff Prinz: BWC EP34
Racing road bicycles is not for the faint of heart... Not because of the blazing speeds or close-quarters riding, no, bike racing challenges an Athlete both physically and mentally as it requires riders to make critical tactical decisions under physical stress. Without time-outs, substitutions, or being able to "phone a friend" as they do in a game show, bicycle racing requires Athletes to think quickly in order to out-maneuver their opponents and ride to victory. At Big Wheel Coaching this hard-truth is one of our favorite aspects of the sport! Instead of training our Athletes to "strong arm" the competition, we help them develop both their FITNESS & TACTICAL KNOWLEDGE in order to help them achieve success. In this weeks podcast Coach Brian interviews California Bicycle Racing Race Promoter and owner, Jeff Prinz to talk about this weekends CBR Race Tactics Experience Upgrade Crit for Category 4 riders. It's a unique opportunity for Category 4 Men and Women to receive personalized coaching, race tactics instruction and guidance on executing the race strategy that will help them get results! To sign up for this weekends Upgrade Criterium and the BWC Cat 4 Race Tactics Experience, follow this link: https://www.bikereg.com/cbr-dh-upgrade-experience-criterium#Register And if you are in need of well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling habit... Be sure to check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag at the link below! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and it will help you work toward being your very best in your upcoming events! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
59:26
December 3, 2019
Why Treading Water Is Moving Ahead During The Holiday Season: Holiday Training Do's & Don'ts BWC EP 33
Most cyclists have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season... They love the time away from work which most often provides extra training opportunities. But the holiday's also brings significant stress in the form of holiday parties, frigid weather, and of course, the dreaded over-indulgence of holiday meals. In a sport where weight matters as much as it does for cycling, holiday meals built around rich foods and decadent deserts can be immensely stressful. And this reality can be even more challenging to navigate when you are the only athlete at a family gathering full of people that don't understand the culture of cycling or the dedication it takes to be successful... That's why we put together a podcast of Holiday Do's & Don'ts for Endurance Athletes. We want you to both enjoy the holiday's but not also maintain valuable momentum you have worked to build in your training! **************************************************************************************************************** Are you in need of well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling habit? Of course you do! Be sure to check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag at the link below! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and it will help you work toward being your very best in your upcoming events! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
59:01
November 29, 2019
Indoor Tips & Training To Beat The Fall DST Blues, Podcast EP32 With Coach Brady
The advent of direct-drive indoor trainers has changed the "winter" training game for cyclists. These pieces of equipment when coupled with technology components like ZWIFT and Rouvy are making it more and more attractive to ride indoors even when the weather outside is good... But with the recent Daylight Savings Time (DST) time-change, and the reduced daylight that came with it, not to mention the cold and wet weather on the horizon means training indoors is a necessity for most Athletes. In this weeks podcast we share some of our best "tips and tricks" for indoor training as well as practical feedback on topics like 'indoor vs. outdoor FTP values', ZWIFT Racing as Intervals By Osmosis, and Setting Up Your Personal Pain-Cave. It's a great episode, one you don't want to miss! **************************************************************************************************************** Are you in need of well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling habit? Of course you do! Be sure to check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag at the link below! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and it will help you work toward being your very best in your upcoming events! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:06:53
November 15, 2019
Get To The Gym! Building Strength & Endurance For A Full Season Of Power, Podcast EP31
Many cyclists have a love/hate relationship with strength work... They love the strength built in the gym, but often struggle converting it to "on the bike" power and loathe the extra mass that comes with a traditional strength training program. For road racers, endurance mountain bike competitors, and gravel junkies, that extra bulk built in the weight room is so eschewed that skipping the gym altogether might make the most sense. After all, taking away 1-3 riding days a week in favor of strength training doesn't add up when your goals are endurance events that are 3hrs, or more, in duration. But there is a solution, as emerging research supports, a way to build strength without bulk... And even better it works for Athletes working on a "time crunched" schedule! In this weeks podcast we explore what we at BWC HQ have come to call, the "Lift Heavy Stuff" protocol with Shawn Wayland of Simple Fitness by Shawn. Shawn is a former professional cyclist and is completing his studies to earn a Masters Degree in Strength & Conditioning. There are few people with the strength training certifications he possesses that also knows the demands of being a top-level competitive cyclist. It's a great episode, one you don't want to miss! **************************************************************************************************************** Are you in need of well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling habit? Of course you do! Be sure to check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag at the link below! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and it will help you work toward being your very best in your upcoming events! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:10:39
November 8, 2019
"Aero Is Not Everything": One Specialists Time-Trial Advice That Can Benefit Every Cyclist! BWC EP30
Time-Trialing is known as the "race of truth", and for good reason, because the discipline is simple: it's you verse the clock, racing to cover the course as quickly as possible. But since Greg Lemond dramatically won the 1989 Tour de France in a final time-trial using aero equipment, the disciplines mantra has been transformed from pacing, strength, and efficiency, to one that focuses almost entirely on aerodynamic equipment. For better or worse, aero equipment can be a costly investment necessary to be competitive in TT's. But for Athlete Jordi Conrado, TT'ing is a discipline that is about more than equipment and tech, it's about testing himself, learning his limitations, honing pacing strategies, and analyzing race courses in detail. In this episode of the BWC Podcast, Coach Brian interviews Athlete Jordi Conrado to detail the human element of Time-Trial performance and his personal journey in the "race of truth". Would you like some BWC swag? Check out the BWC edition Race Day Bag from Pedal Industries! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast, can relate to Jordi's journey, and utilize the lessons discussed as you close out 2019 & develop your 2020 goals! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
58:30
October 25, 2019
Length Over Strength: How Myofascial Release Therapy Can Help You Perform Optimally, Podcast EP29
When you hear, "myofascial release", most Athletes think of recovery products like a foam-roller or possibly TriggerPoint balls, but did you know that Myofascial Release is also a hands-on therapy that can unlock your best performance? Abel Rendon of Rendon Therapy possess two doctorates of Physical Therapy and is on the cutting-edge of this powerful healing therapy. Dr. Rendon preaches a little-known medical reality that, "length over strength, heals." This is a concept that seeks to treat tissues that are chronically shortened for long periods of time, which is common-place in cycling, through lengthening and stretching, not further strengthening or shortening. Beyond an incredibly effective way to heal dysfunctional tissues and over-use injuries, myofascial release therapy can be used to help Athletes avoid injury in the first place, "stay in the game" longer, and perform better. This podcast episode is dedicated to myofascial release in an interview with one of the industries top practitioners, Dr. Abel Rendon of Rendon Therapy. It's a deep-dive into this powerful therapy and offers ways to incorporate a home-practice into your training routine. It's a great episode, one you don't want to miss! For more information about Rendon Therapy, check them out on Social Media, online (rendonpt.org), or give their office a call at 909-796-0012. Do you need some well-built and highly functional gear to support your cycling adventures? Of course you do! Be sure to check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag at the link below! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and it will help you work toward being your very best in your upcoming events! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:20:09
October 18, 2019
The Endurance Coaching Summit By TrainingPeaks: The Freshest Science & Ideas To Fuel Your Best Performance BWC EP28
The TrainingPeaks Endurance Coaching Summit is an annual event for Cycling, Running, and Triathlon Coaches bringing together the newest science and latest ideas to fuel optimal performance. But it's more than presentations on physiology, training, nutrition, and mental skills, as well as the latest technology in performance. The Endurance Coaching Summit brings coaches from all over the world, many of whom we have known for years, to collaborate and innovate in order to help our respective Athletes get more from their preparation.  2019 brought ECS to Boulder Colorado, home of TrainingPeaks and another opportunity to learn the cutting-edge science, trends, and techniques that the best Athletes and Coaches from around the world are employing to be their best.  This weeks Podcast outlines a few of the highlights as well as previews some of the "deep-dive" topics coming in the future. It's a great episode one you don't want to miss! Are you looking some well built and highly functional gear to support your cycling adventures? If so, check out the BWC collection of Pedal Industries gear including the incredible Race Day Bag!  https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and it will help you work toward being your very best in your upcoming events! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:17:19
October 11, 2019
Going Fast & Leveraging The Power Of The Peloton: A Review Of The Mammoth Peloton Experience (BWC EP27)
Our Peloton Experience at the Mammoth Gran Fondo was a massive success with the peloton swelling to 100+ riders at various points and finishing with our biggest group yet! Gran Fondo's and other big rides are so much more fun with a group, so we created a BWC peloton, not just to go faster, but to go fast with friends that are safe/predictable riders. And that is exactly what Caroline Casey of Visit Mammoth/Mammoth Tourism did with us at the Mammoth Gran Fondo. Having completed her fastest-ever 100-mile ride Caroline would not consider herself a 'power house', but with the support of the BWC Peloton she conquered this challenging ride with a smile on her face in record time! This weeks Podcast is a redux and 'insiders' look at what Caroline Casey called a "mind blowing" experience with our BWC Peloton Experience at the Mammoth Gran Fondo. Did you miss our first order of VR7 Apparel BWC cycling kits? You can still order these premium quality first-edition kits for a limited time...and if you listen to the BWC Podcast you get a discount (code: BWCVIP in capitals)! https://vr7.com/shop?olsPage=t%2Fbig-wheel-coaching Note: The store closes this Friday, Sept. 20th so make your orders today! Or... do you want some cool BWC Swag like socks, hats, or a race day bag? https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and you will consider joining us at one of our rides in the very near future on your way to a successful 2019. We are always looking to help Athletes achieve their very best! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:12:25
September 18, 2019
Racing For Today With Jordan Cheyne Of Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling: BWC EP26
"Race for today" is the team motto at Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling... and has been since the program began. This mindset is about never letting an opportunity pass and bringing out the best in the riders each and every day they compete. Having recently capped off an incredible performance at the Tour of Utah earning the teams first stage win and securing second overall with James Piccoli, climber-extraordinaire and all around hard-man Jordan Cheyne penned an article that summarizes this mindset for all Athletes to channel. In this episode of the BWC Podcast, Jordan shares his perspective on tapping inner potential and the "race for today" mindset with teammate, friend, and fellow coach, Brian. To read "Race For Today An Elevate-KHS Story" by Jordan Cheyne, the article referenced in this weeks Podcast, follow this link: https://www.pezcyclingnews.com/features/race-for-today-jordan-cheynes-elevate-khs-story/ Looking for a cool new cycling kit? Order yourself a BWC edition VR7 Cycling Apparel kit before our store closes! Use Discount code BWCVIP for a special discount. https://vr7.com/shop?olsPage=t%2Fbig-wheel-coaching Would you like some BWC swag? Check out the BWC edition Race Day Bag from Pedal Industries! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and can apply the lessons discussed on your way to a season of success in 2019 and beyond! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:15:57
September 10, 2019
Special Episode: Join The BWC Peloton At The Mammoth Gran Fondo (BWC EP25)
With 75% of the 102-mile route closed to cars, the Mammoth Gran Fondo is a unique chance for cyclists to take-over the roads and enjoy the amazing scenery without the "hum" of traffic buzzing by... For the performance-minded cyclist this fact holds another opportunity, to ride in a fast-moving, safe, and predictable peloton of like-minded riders. And that is exactly what our BWC Coaches will be leading and organizing in Mammoth this week! Curious to learn more? Never experienced a proper peloton? Excited to get to Mammoth to get "on the front"  and be a part of a peloton? Or maybe you just want to ride fast and avoid struggling in the wind with no one to share the work? Either way we want you to join our peloton! In this Special Edition podcast we outline the more finer-points and necessary details to help you and your riding partners join our BWC Peloton for a great day out on the road! Did you miss our first order of VR7 Apparel BWC cycling kits? You can still order these premium quality first-edition kits for a limited time...and if you listen to the BWC Podcast you get discount! https://vr7.com/shop?olsPage=t%2Fbig-wheel-coaching Or, do you want some cool BWC Swag like socks, hats, or a race day bag? https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and will join us in Mammoth for a one-of-a-kind ride that will bring you smiles, exhilaration, and satisfaction! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:11:58
September 3, 2019
20yrs After His First Leadville Trail 100 MTB Todd Brown Scores A New PR! BWC Podcast EP24
The Leadville Trail 100 MTB race is iconic in the world of endurance racing and has absolutely exploded in participation over the last ten years. Only a few people have seen this amazing event since the early years, one of them is BWC Athlete Todd Brown who recently completed his sixth Leadville Trail 100. Twenty years after his very first LT100 Todd Brown set his sights high and came home with a Personal Record this year, bettering his previous PR he set 19-years ago. But it was not all sunshine and rainbows for Todd, there were challenges and difficulties along the way to this amazing performance... In this episode of the BWC Podcast, Coach Brian talks with Todd about his unique training, the ups and downs of his season, and of course, his PR at this years' Leadville Trail 100 MTB! Would you like some BWC swag? Check out the BWC edition Race Day Bag from Pedal Industries! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast, can relate to Erik's journey, and utilize the lessons discussed as you work toward your 2019 goals! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:15:02
August 24, 2019
How Great Athletes Think, Train, & Thrive, The Champion's Mind Book Review Part 3: BWC Podcast EP23
"The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that you can walk about with pride, no matter what place you finished." -Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist Endurance sports are arguably the most grueling and demanding physical endeavors Athletes can undertake. Whether it is an MTB race, gravel event, cyclocross race, criterium, or Gran Fondo, defining success solely through wins and losses would undermine the sacrifice required to tackle these great events. That is why the words of Olympian Billy Mills and the mindset it suggests are pertinent to Athletes everywhere! In the closing chapters of The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, And Thrive, we get a deeper understanding of what it means to achieve our very best and compete against ourselves. Check out Part 3 of our Podcast review of The Champion's Mind, in which, Coaches Brian and Brady cover the final chapters and the most important skills to develop a Champion's Mind!  Did you miss Part 1 and 2 of our book review? Check them out here: -Part 1: http://bit.ly/AChampionsMindPt1BWCEP19 -Part 2: http://bit.ly/OlympicQualityMinsetBWCEP20 Want some cool BWC Swag like socks, hats, or a race day bag? Of course you do! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and can apply the lessons discussed on your way to a season of success in 2019 and beyond! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:17:00
August 16, 2019
Lead-Up Events As A Dress Rehearsal For Your Big Goal: BWC Podcast EP22
Having a great ride at your Goal Event takes focused preparation and so much more... One of the best ways to test your preparation and see if you are on track, as well as uncover any weak links, is by doing "mock races" or Lead-Up events. These events or training sessions simulate the speed, intensity, duration, distance, climbing, or workload that you expect to face at your Goal Event (Note: hopefully as many of the items from that list as possible!). In our preparation for the Mammoth Gran Fondo this September we helped a number of Athletes prepare for, and execute, their best strategy at last weekends Tour de Big Bear. It was their very own dress rehearsal for Mammoth and a perfect "Lead Up" event. After the event we put together this weeks podcast to share the planning, execution, and debrief process we use with our Athletes that is so helpful for riders of all levels trying to stretch their limits and improve. The discussion between Coaches Joy and Brian, as well as the topics covered, are not unique to Gran Fondo riding and can be adapted to cyclocross, road racing, endurance MTB events, gravel adventures, and more! Would you like some BWC swag? Check out the BWC edition Race Day Bag from Pedal Industries! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and can apply the lessons discussed on your way to a season of success in 2019 and beyond! #TrainYourPotential Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun! -Brian and Joy McCulloch Big Wheel Coaching, Inc.
1:08:34
August 9, 2019
Good Sleep Is The Best Way To Guarantee A Great Ride: BWC Podcast EP21
Endurance Athletes everywhere have felt the drag of doing a hard workout after a restless night in bed...and almost as powerful is the feeling of invincibility on a day when you could ride as hard as you want for as long as you want.  Most of us experience far to many days like the former, while dreaming of more like the later. Interestingly, both experiences are tied, in large part, to sleep quality. Getting high-quality/restful sleep is one of the most powerful ways to maximize performance. In his article The Whole Picture: Recovery Through Sleep, author and Biomedical Engineer Simon Wegerif outlines the importance of sleep, specifically that of Deep Sleep and REM sleep, as well as how to improve your sleep cycles to get restorative sleep.  This article, Mr. Wegerif's research, and our experience both as Athletes and Coaches is the "jump off" point for a discussion about sleeps impact on an Athlete's ability to achieve their goals. To read the training article referenced in this weeks BWC Podcast, please follow this link: https://www.trainingpeaks.com/coach-blog/the-whole-picture-recovery-through-sleep/ Would you like some BWC swag? Check out the BWC edition Race Day Bag from Pedal Industries! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and can apply the lessons discussed on your way to a season of success in 2019 and beyond!
55:33
July 26, 2019
Mindset Tips Honed By Olympic Experience, The Champions Mind Book Review Part 2: BWC Podcast EP20
Do you have a Champion's Mind?  As Athletes we spend nearly all of our time addressing our physical preparation, through interval work, endurance training, and pedaling dynamics... Rarely do we devote time and energy to developing a 'gold-medal' mindset that is a absolutely necessary for us to perform our very best. In Part 2 of our Podcast review of The Champion's Mind, How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive, Coaches Brian and Brady cover the middle chapters of the book outlining lessons learned from Olympic-Level competition that can be easily applied to help you achieve your goals! Want some cool BWC Swag like socks, hats, or a race day bag? Of course you do! https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and can apply the lessons discussed on your way to a season of success in 2019 and beyond!
1:18:41
July 19, 2019
A Gold Medal Mindset, The Champions Mind Book Review Part 1: BWC Podcast EP19
There is far more to being a successful cyclist than pushing the pedals hard, but you already know that! Although being 'fit' is very important, focusing only on this aspect of performance would leave so much of your potential untapped. Developing an Athletes' Mindset, and what author Jim Afremow calls The Champion's Mind, is one of the most important components of performance that has nothing to do with fitness.  That is why we are breaking into one of our favorite topics, Mental Skills Training and covering the book The Champion's Mind, How Great Athletes Think, Train, & Thrive in a multi-part podcast. In Part 1 Coaches Brian and Brady cover the opening chapters of the book, Afremow's "Gold Medal Performance" concept and 10 Mental Skills to help you maximize your training. Want some cool BWC Swag like cycling kits, socks, hats, or a race day bag? Of course you do! Order your VR7 BWC 1st Edition cycling kit before 7/15/19: https://vr7.com/shop?olsPage=t%2Fbig-wheel-coaching -Note: Use the code BWCVIP to get 33% off your purchase! To order our BWC edition Pedal Industries Race Day Bag, a hat or socks? https://pedalindustries.com/collections/big-wheel-coaching We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and can apply the lessons discussed on your way to a season of success in 2019 and beyond!
1:24:03
July 12, 2019
An Athletes Guide To Training While Traveling: BWC Podcast EP18
Being an Endurance Athlete takes a lot "sport-specific" training in order to be competitive, meaning that it takes a lot of saddle time to maintain your best fitness.  But for busy professionals that have jobs requiring regular business travel, the time away from their regular training habits can feel a lot like torture. These business trips, and sometimes even personal vacations, can cause anxiety for every Athlete as it is all to easy to worry about lost fitness. Sound crazy?  It shouldn't, it is completely natural to want to preserve something you work so hard to build, especially your fitness. And that is why we put together this weeks BWC podcast episode to share our best "training during travel" tips and help you keep moving forward toward your cycling goals!
1:07:26
July 5, 2019
Bike Fit 101, Why A Poor Position Is Costing You Speed: BWC Podcast EP17
Is your bike a tool that is adapted to you, meaning you feel comfortable and ready to get the most from your body on every ride? Or, are you struggling with upper back or neck pain, a sore lower back, possibly even numbness in your feet, hands and/or "seat-area"... Unfortunately for even the most experienced cyclists, they are more likely to fit into the later category than the first. And it doesn't need to be that way! Which is we brought on a long-time friend of BWC, and the owner of Bosco Bike Fits, Andrew Bosco for this episode of the Big Wheel Coaching Podcast. Because, in our quest to help you perform your very best, we have found that a top-notch bike fit is more than a luxury, it is an absolute necessity!
58:06
June 28, 2019
From Bolivia On A 125lb. MTB To 100-Mile Gravel Events In NorCal: Meet Athlete Erik Andrejko BWC Podcast EP16
"The toughest challenge I have ever faced on a bike was 3-days in the Gobi Desert when I thought I was lost and had to spend the majority of my day walking my bike through the deep sand..." Not many competitive cyclists have a background that includes bike-packing through Mongolia, Bolivia, and the Gobi Desert, but then again, Erik Andrejko is not a conventional kind-of guy. Having started his cycling career as a young-man bike-packing through remote areas in Asia and all across Europe, Erik Andrejko has found that racing gravel events has blended his passion for adventure with his thirst for competition now that he is a father, husband, and time-crunched cyclist. Having recently completed Lost & Found, a 100-mile ruggedly grueling gravel event in Northern California, not to mention a build-up that included nearly a dozen other events to prepare him for this immense challenge, Erik is loving the balance of performance and adventure that comes with gravel racing. In this episode of the BWC Podcast, Coach Brian talks with Erik about his unusual path to racing and the build up that helped him conquer one of his season biggest goals.
1:05:35
June 21, 2019
When Experience Counts...And There Is Little To Be Had: Lessons Learned At Dirty Kanza 2019
It was just two weeks ago that Big Wheel Coaching made a pilgrimage to one of the most challenging races ever-imagined...The 200-mile Dirty Kanza Gravel Race. Although the race has earned the reputation as the "World's Premier Gravel Race", for nearly ever participant, it is as much of a vision-quest as it is a bike race. This brutal event draws thousands of people, every year, not because of a huge prize purse or first-rate SAG stops, in fact there is no prize money for the winners and the event requires riders to be entirely self-supported while out on course. It is the fact that Dirty Kanza is primarily an event where each rider is competing against themselves in a crucible-style test of strength, endurance, will, and preparation that makes this one of the most amazing events anywhere. This year Coach Brian, supported by Coach Brady, headed to Dirty Kanza to see what all the hype was about and experience what was his longest and most difficult ride ever, amongst a professional racing career that has spanned nearly ten-years. In this episode of the BWC podcast Brian and Brady discuss the entire DK experience and share "lessons learned" to help you on your next big ride.
1:16:58
June 14, 2019
Beating The Summer Sizzle, Strategies To Help You Train & Race Better In The Heat: BWC Podcast Episode 14
The summer heat has arrived across much of the United States, especially in Southern California at BWC Headquarters, and that means one thing... Helping our Athletes train properly and race effectively in the soaring temperatures. With this in mind Coaches Brian and Leo review an article for this weeks podcast written by Dr. Stacy Sims titled, "Racing In The Heat: Are You Ready?"  that offers some unique and forward-thinking ideas that Athletes everywhere can use to perform optimally this summer. Some of the topics covered include: -Salt pills, should you use them or not? -Are all electrolytes created equal?  -Absorption vs. consumption, can you have to much water? -Cooling the body from the outside-in, regulating core temperature to produce maximum power. -And more! We hope you enjoy this episode of the BWC Podcast and can apply the lessons discussed on your way to a season of success in 2019 and beyond!
53:22
June 8, 2019
BWC EP13: Special Edition Interview With Dirty Kanza Race Director LeLan Dains!
Ahead of Coach Brian's first participation in the ultra-endurance Dirty Kanza 200, he spoke with Race Director, LeLan Dains who has some great tips in his 15+ years of experience with the infamous DK200! These tips are as applicable for gravel riding as it is Gran Fondo's, endurance MTB, or any other performance-focused cycling event! It was such an incredible opportunity to speak with the Mastermind behind what is the World's Premier Gravel Grinder and we are certain you will enjoy and learn from all that Mr. Dains has to share.
58:49
May 29, 2019
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