The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast presented by Human Vortex Training & USA Cycling Expert Level Coach Menachem Brodie gives cyclists & triathletes of all levels & abilities the opportunity to learn about Strength training, Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition, & much more, as Coach Brodie shares his experience and talks with other top experts.
Taking YOUR questions, we're here to help you get more out of your training, and to learn how to "Train Smarter, Not Harder, because it is all about YOU!™"
Selene Yeager has been in the cycling & fitness world for over 25 years, helping riders get stronger, and get even more out of their time on their bikes.
We caught up with Bicycling Magazines "Fit Chick" to talk about strength training, nutrition, riding, racing, and how she manages to have fun and keep crushing it on her bike. We cover quite a lot more, including how bodybuilding helped her get into lifting, an epic bonk, and what strength exercises she finds personally most rewarding.
Dr. Sarah Duvall is a leading professional in the field of Postpartum fitness. In todays episode we talk about return to triathlon and running after Diastasis or prolapse, and how you can come back STRONGER than ever before!
We also talk about how Breath work, and learning how to breathe properly can not only boost performance, but also improve your recovery, and general well being.
Make sure to check out her many various programs and resources at www.CoreExerciseSoloutions.com
Meghan is a Vancouver, BC based trainer, author of the extremely popular "Ultimate Pull-up Program", and who has written for a number of Fitness Publications including SHAPE Magazine. She's a very talented coach who's putting out some absolutely stellar strength training content on Instagram, and who really knows her stuff.
We talk about:
-Strength Training for Runners, Cyclists, and Triathletes
-Should Strength Training for Triathletes include unstable surface training?
-How challenging, yet rewarding coaching strength online can be, and how having in-person training experience helps allow for even better results for our athletes
-The importance of being mentally present in your training
and much, much more!
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Performance on the bike isn't only about training the energy systems and getting stronger. It's also about working to get yourself into a position of power for endurance AND performance on the bike. And in order to do that, you'll need a bike fit from a great bike fitter.
Kameel Abdurrahman has been traveling around the world giving bike fits to riders of all ages and backgrounds. Highly experienced and heavily certified, Kameel has a fantastic skillset, and great knowledge to help riders of many backgrounds and needs dial in their positioning on the bike to keep them strong, fast, and comfortable for the miles ahead.
In todays episode we talk about how complex, and yet how simple, a bike fit can be, what considerations one should be taking, and why working with an experienced bike fitter is so instrumental to your ridding success.
You can find Kameel at MotionFit.net, or on Facebook
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Dean Somerset is a Physical Therapist, Strength Coach, Trainer, and Fitness Industry Educator who has been presenting and sharing his experience for the last 12+ years with folks around the world. He's written for TNation, Men's Health, and a plethora of other websites and publications, as well as has a number of fantastic workshops.
Dean's been on my "to talk to" list on the topic of Strength Training for Cyclists for quite some time now, as I noticed in one of his Videos that his wife had a Cervelo P3 in their home gym....And todays conversation did not disappoint! Dean has been working with a number of cyclists in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, and shares with us what he's doing, what's worked, and some important considerations.
So get your pen & notebook ready, as we dive into some fantastic conversation about best practices, do's and don'ts as well as things you should be thinking about, but probably are not.
You can find Dean at www.DeanSomerset.com
In Part 2 with Dr. McGill we go a bit more into the weeds and talk more specifics for cyclists, as well as why and how one needs to "Be an athlete 24/7".
Make sure to listen to Part 1 before this, and check out our YouTube Channel @HVTraining, to view this episode, along with all the models Dr. McGill refers to.
Dr. Stuart McGill has spent his career exploring the ins and outs of the human spine, and what makes it strong vs. what makes it break down. He has helped thousands of individuals and athletes from around the world get out of pain, and find how to truly build and bolster their spine. With his 4 books, and clinics being taught around the world, Dr. McGill is truly helping drive our health and abilities to new levels.
In this episode we talk with Dr. McGill about Cycling specific concerns, and thing we need to consider when working with our cyclists. A running theme in our conversation is....IT DEPENDS!!!
Tune in as we talk shop, and have quite a bit of fun along the way!
Tony Gentilcore is an accomplished Blogger, Writer, Fitness Professional, an aspiring mid-world & Jedi master, who has a soft spot for kittens, and deadlifting.
In part 2 of our conversation Tony and I get into recovery, why most endurance athletes tend to struggle with the mentality needed to see long term success in the weight room for their sport, and much, much more!
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Tony Gentilcore is not only a great guy, but he's also been around the strength game for quite some time. When he's not writing his Pulitzer(ish) award winning blog, he's helping people get stronger, fitter and faster.... And today, we get to pick his brain and kick around some important topics as it pertains to endurance athletes.
In part 1 of our conversation we talk about "Complimenting your other training", what topic leaves people with "The Largest Eyeroll In History"- but why it's absolutely integral to success, and much, much more!
This week Coach Brodie shares with you some big takeaways from our last 2 interviews with Running Expert Dr. Kasey Hill, and Speed & Agility Expert Lee Taft. This will be a staple of the Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast, after every 2-3 complimentary interviews, Coach Brodie will go back through the interviews and dig out a few diamonds to give you, the listener, to help you progress your fitness, training, and abilities to all-new levels.
While not all take-home episodes may be this polished, I believe it's important to give you as much of an insight as possible on what I'm doing here at HVTraining, what's worked (and WHY) i the past, and even some things that I found interesting or significant in those interviews.
Most triathletes and runners focus on endurance, and perhaps a little bit of speed work at the track...but what if I told you that agility, jumping abilities, and strength training can significantly boost your performance?
Lee Taft is known as "The Speed guy", and has been coaching amateur to professional athletes how to be faster, quicker, and more agile since the 90's. While he is commonly sought out to help baseball, basketball, and other field sports athletes, Lee actually has a deep background in Cross Country and Track.
In this episode Lee talks about how, why, and how much triathletes and runners should be working on their jumping and agility, as well as shares with us some very important insights into how your body works when dealing with the forces out on the road.
Dr. Kasey Hill is a Sports Medicine Doctor in Baton Rouge, LA, who has been helping Runners, Triathletes, and a variety of other athletes get stronger, fitter, and healthier with his 12 week group training classes targeted towards running called "Power Running".
From which shoes may be best for you and why shoes don't prevent injuries, to "Toe Yoga", what the heck is the "Rotisserie Chicken Exercise" (Hint: it does NOT involve KFC, Chick-Fil-A, or Popeyes) and why it may be a valuable addition to YOUR strength training program, this episode is packed full of great expert insights and tips to help you see a boost in your running power.
In episode 2 Coach Brodie talks about his recent appearance on the GCN Show to help Hank & Dan crush their pushups proper, and why force production in itself is not the end goal of a strength training program.... but STIFFNESS and force production ARE.
Learn why Pushups may not be "bike specific", but the FUNdamental 5+1 Movements of Push, Pull, Squat, Hinge, Press, and Rotary Stability ARE IN FACT critical to master if you're looking to crush your on-bike or in-sport goals.
In our first episode, we'll talk briefly about how and why there is no single answer for each training question: especially when it comes to strength training, and talk a little bit about stretching. I'd love to hear from you! Email your questions to Brodie@HumanVortextraining.com and be sure to subscribe and share!