Performance Advantage Podcast

Episode 11: Buying Guide for Endurance Athletes

An episode of Performance Advantage Podcast

By Dr Will O'Connor
Dr Will O'Connor and Dr Matt Miller (A.K.A MTB PhD) are sports scientist who work with a plethora of endurance athletes from professionals to amateurs.
They talk about common issues athletes encounter during endurance training and how to avoid or remedy them with the help of sports science.
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Episode 14: Sam Shaw the Coolest Guy on Two Wheels
The Rotorua boy taking on the world in two forms of mountain biking, enduro and X-Country Olympic (XCO). Sam shares his unique views on training without a coach. Sam also tells us about how he got his start in mountain biking and how he used to train 3hrs before school! Follow Sam on Instagram http://bit.ly/2JRYu1D Read Sam's Blog https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/blogs/news Follow Sam's Girlfriend on Instagram http://bit.ly/2VXpvrr Follow Matt on Instagram http://bit.ly/2GqPs9s Follow Will on Instagram http://bit.ly/2KK0lHR Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Y9C8a9k7IQE Sign-up for a *FREE* 14-day trial of the Endurance Training Hub http://bit.ly/2UWdXUS
1:28:16
May 23, 2019
Episode 13: Carbohydrate and Endurance Sport the 5Ws
Could you be racing faster? If you're taking on too much carbohydrate or you're not taking on enough, you could be missing out of performance gains. We talk through the 5Ws (who, what, when, where, why) of carbohydrate and endurance exercise. Watch the full episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Ng8LJQi4YVE Subscribe to the podcast: http://bit.ly/2ZzgiDV Dr Matt's MTB PhD Instagram: http://bit.ly/2GqPs9s Performance Advantage Instagram: http://bit.ly/2KK0lHR Sign-up for a *FREE* 14-day trial of the Performance Advantage Training Platform http://bit.ly/2UWdXUS
56:33
May 15, 2019
Episode 12: Seamus Powell Pro Mountain Biker Behind the Scenes
Seamus Powell shares some never heard before insights into the world of professional mountain biking. Seamus has ridden for the Gaint Factory Mountain Bike Team and the KHS Factory Mountain Bike Team before becoming a privately supported rider in 2019. Seamus grew up with Dr Matt and is part of the super successful MTB PhD squad. Follow Seamus on Instagram http://bit.ly/2Wpouop Watch the Podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/v2MArW5hqnk Subscribe to the podcast: http://bit.ly/2ZzgiDV Dr Matt's Instagram: http://bit.ly/2GqPs9s Performance Advantage Instagram: http://bit.ly/2KK0lHR Sign-up for a *FREE* 14-day trial of the Performance Advantage Training Platform http://bit.ly/2UWdXUS
1:32:20
May 8, 2019
Episode 11: Buying Guide for Endurance Athletes
What should you buy to get the most out of your training? We go over three price levels; $500+, $250, $50, and give our recommendations for the best bang for the buck training gear. Watch the Podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JyKQvnMsmJo Subscribe to the podcast: http://bit.ly/2ZzgiDV Dr Matt's Instagram: http://bit.ly/2GqPs9s Performance Advantage Instagram: http://bit.ly/2KK0lHR Sign-up for a *FREE* 14-day trial of the Performance Advantage Training Platform http://bit.ly/2UWdXUS
54:39
May 1, 2019
Episode 10: Running with Power
Dr Will talks through how running with a power meter can improve your running. Running power meters offer an objective measure of effort without the error of GPS signal or variance of terrain. Running power meters also provide insightful metrics which show the runner areas they need to improve. Read Will's running with power blog: http://bit.ly/2IDn0DP Stryd Running Power Meter: http://bit.ly/2IFMOzf Watch the Podcast on Youtube:  https://youtu.be/VjkHDFVHFEQ  Dr Matt's Instagram: http://bit.ly/2GqPs9s Performance Advantage Instagram: http://bit.ly/2KK0lHR Sign-up for a *FREE* 14-day trial of the Performance Advantage Training Platform http://bit.ly/2UWdXUS
55:30
April 25, 2019
Episode 9: THE BRAKE POWER METER!!
Dr Matt Miller (A.K.A MTB PhD) finally releases some intel behind the worlds first brake power meter. The brake power was invented by Dr Matt during his PhD and has been kept secret due to international patent law and ongoing negotiations. This podcast will be the first time Matt has spoken publicly about how the brake power meter works and how you can use it to become a better mountain biker!! Dr Matt's Instagram: http://bit.ly/2GqPs9s Performance Advantage Instagram: http://bit.ly/2KK0lHR
1:01:50
April 17, 2019
Episode 8: Getting a Coach
How do you know when it’s time to get a coach? Is coaching going to be right for you, and do you know what type of coaching you want? On this episode, we discuss the world of endurance sports coaching and what options are out there for athletes. Performance Advantage - https://pacoaching.tv/ MTB PhD - https://mtbphd.com/ Performance Advatage Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/performance.advantage/ MTB PHD Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mtb_phd/
1:05:39
April 10, 2019
Episode 7: Kieran Mcpherson Pro-Xterra Triathlete
After a somewhat challenging run in the weekend, Will was admitted to hospital for gastro, dehydration and heat illness. He tells the story on how all that transpired, before getting into an interview with professional off-road triathlete Kieran McPherson. Kieran talks about his rise from age-grouper to one of the best off-road triathletes in the world. Performance Advantage - https://pacoaching.tv/ MTB PhD - https://mtbphd.com/ Kieran McPherson - https://www.instagram.com/kieranmcpherson_triathlete/
1:29:04
April 3, 2019
Episode 6: Fasted Training
Do we need to eat before training? Will and Matt discuss training in the fasted state. The main takeaway is that it works for men but not for women. Will talks over his training for his upcoming marathon in which he hopes to go close to 2hrs30min, and boys discuss the results of their elite athletes over the weekend from events around the world. Fasted training study without gender https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3253005/ Fasted training study with gender https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1440244010000733 Performance Advantage - https://pacoaching.tv/ MTB PhD - https://mtbphd.com/
1:01:11
March 28, 2019
Episode 5: Training for XC Mountain Biking
If you thought mountain biking was all fast starts and going hard you may be looking at it the wrong way. Dr Matt Miller (A.K.A MTB PhD) talks through the dos and don'ts of XC mountain biking training. Dr Matt also teaches us the qualification process for getting on the UCI World Cup circuit.  Links; Online MTB Skills - https://www.ryanleech.com/manual-master-class/ 1-on-1 MTB Skills (NZ) - https://www.instagram.com/bryn_dickerson/?hl=en Performance Advantage - www.pacoaching.tv MTB PhD - www.mtbphd.com Watch the video - https://youtu.be/svt-Od-Copk
1:05:45
March 20, 2019
Episode 4: Training for Triathlon
On this episode, the boys' are talking training for triathlon. Matt and Will both talk through their first triathlon stories. Matt's experience involves a rescue, a first off the bike and saggy bib shorts. A great swimming resource; www.swimsmooth.com Read about the triathlon kick impact test here; www.pacoaching.tv/blogs Find out more about Matt Miller www.mtbphd.com
1:04:57
March 13, 2019
Episode 3: Riding with Power
In this episode Will and Matt talk about cycling power meters. Matt runs us through his research on which ones are best and how to use yours to best effect.  Calculate your power zones using info in our blog HERE
58:43
March 6, 2019
Episode 2: Low Carbohydrate Endurance
This week we talked through Will's PhD Thesis ' Metabolic Flexibility and Endurance Performance' which centres on carbohydrate intakes for men and women.  You can access myfitnesspal HERE Find out more about Dr Will HERE Find out more about Dr Matt HERE Thanks for listening! 
55:08
February 27, 2019
Episode 1: Cross-training for Endurance Athletes
Cross-training can be a good addition to endurance training, but is it right for you? Will and Matt talk through how they incorporate cross-training with professional and amateur athletes.  Matt tells Will that strength training is more than just 'gym' work, while Will stumps Matt on how effective it can be for cycling. You can keep up to date by following our Facebook page HERE.
36:36
February 20, 2019
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