Under the shadow of COVID-19, clinical and sports psychologist Julie Emmerman comes on the show to talk confidence, resilience, the power of reframing, self-talk, and much more.
An all-star cast of former Fast Talk guests weigh on on training with zones, from Sepp Kuss to Dr. Andy Coggan.
Dr. Seiler, aka the Jay-Z of physiology, talks about the inception of the polarized method.
Three-time XTERRA world champ Melanie McQuaid and former pro Whitney Garcia talk about inspiration and training dos and don'ts.
Coach Connor answers reader questions on how to train for the best results.
Pedaling a bike is simple, right? Well, not exactly. Veteran fitter and former Olympian Colby Pearce weighs in with some wisdom.
Special guests Lennard Zinn and Nick Legan help explain the complexities of the tire, tire pressure, and how those things lead to changes in comfort, grip, rolling resistance and much more.
Baby Yoda and analytic goal setting? It's time for Fast Talk.
Chris and Trevor talk about pros maintaining healthy relationships and interests outside of their career, and lessons amateur riders can learn from riders like guest Brent Bookwalter.
Trevor drops a nerd bomb, summarizing a few studies on how to structure your training, then Trevor and Chris answer listener questions on overtraining, laboratory testing, and much more.
There is great value in keeping track of your training data, but if you focus only on the numbers, you are missing out on very critical aspects of your training.
Darkness, cold temperatures, and perilous road conditions of the winter months don’t have to be a barrier to training. Learn new ways to stay motivated, add variety to your training methods, and set yourself up to improve performance.
Fast Talk goes into the lab at the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center. Can you say symmorphosis?
Pro riders must train for a long season comprised of dozens of races. But how do you plan for a season that's comprised of just three or four total events?
In this week's episode, we discuss the most common cycling overuse and imbalance injuries, and how to address them with off-the-bike work and proper bike fit.
Coach Trevor and Chris answer listener questions on gran fondo training, cardiac drift, inflammation, and more.
While many of us read about training science, a lot of us don’t know how to interpret it, or how to determine if it's useful or junk. On today's episode, we discuss how to read and interpret sports science with Dr. Jim Peterman and other guests.
In episode 84, we sit down with George Bennett of the Jumbo-Visma WorldTour team to discuss the many things he's learned about training, peaking, and planning your season.
In this episode we discuss proper racing and training nutrition with Dutch nutrition scientist Asker Jeukendrup.
In episode 82, we discuss the critical difference between recovery and adaptation, and what you can do to aid each.
Fast Talk podcast, ep. 81: The cyclocross episode with Coach Holicky, Katie Compton, Ellen Noble, and Maxx Chance
In episode 81, we get down and dirty with cyclocross, from training to racing, technical skills to starting fast.
In episode 80, we emphasize three key points: human physiology is very complex; properly executing intervals is very difficult; your training prescription should be simple.
In episode 79, we discuss how, when, and where to unleash your energy most effectively in race situations.
In episode 78, we discuss the incredible demands placed on every rider in the Tour de France — both physiological and psychological — with Ciaran O'Grady, a coach with Dimension Data.
Fast Talk podcast, ep. 77: Avoiding mistakes even pros make, with Dr. Andy Pruitt and Frankie Andreu
In episode 77, we hear from coaches, athletes, and cycling experts with decades of experience, from fitting to training, nutrition to race craft, about the biggest mistakes even pros make — and how to avoid them.
In episode 76, we discuss the importance of balancing recovery with training stress, and the best tools to help you decide when to keep pushing, and when to rest.
In episode 75, we discuss high intensity training within the polarized model, with one of the most influential researchers working today, Dr. Stephen Seiler.
In episode 74, we speak with Dr. Stacy Sims about the numerous and complex differences between male and female physiology, and the significant impact that has on women's training and performance.
In episode 73, we talk about the important balance between our aerobic and glycolytic energy systems and why they may require a little give and take.
Fast Talk, ep. 72: Do we need training zones? With Dr. Andy Coggan, Dr. Stephen McGregor, and Hunter Allen
In episode 72, we discuss one of the most ubiquitous terms in cycling: training zones. We dive into their strengths and weaknesses, standards, and limitations.
In episode 71, we discuss the training, experience, and challenge of one-day and multi-day gran fondos — everything you need to know to crush or simply complete your next event.
In episode 70, we discuss the compelling concept of finding your physiological strengths through moments of failure with the engineer behind Xert.
In episode 69, we discuss the critical but often neglected topic of functional training, which has both performance and injury prevention benefits.
In episode 68, we take hours of Fast Talk recordings and boil them down to a very simple message: there are just three types of rides you should be doing.
In episode 67, we explore VLamax, a measurement of an athlete's maximal rate of lactate production, and how it affects training and rider type.
In episode 66, we discuss the many types of periodization, why they aren't as complicated as you might think, and which is best for you.
In episode 65, we discuss our concerns with supplements, then focus on some foods with proven benefits.
Fast Talk, ep. 64: Inside the Canadian team’s world championship success, with Mike Woods and Rob Britton
In episode 64, we talk with bronze medalist Mike Woods and his teammate Rob Britton about their successes at the Innsbruck world championships.
The holidays are here, which means it is time to find the perfect gift for yourself or a cyclist in your life. We discuss Whoop, Normatec, Leomo, and more.
Fast Talk, ep. 62: Listener questions on short rides, diet, vegetable oils, and training sub-threshold
We've been receiving so many good questions from our listeners, it was time to devote an entire episode to answering them.
In this episode we take on several questions: Do you need a coach? What makes a good coach? What makes a good athlete? And much more.
In today's episode we discuss how to improve your trainer experience and get unique training benefits.
We speak with the guru of cycling ergonomics, Dr. Andy Pruitt, about cycling's most common injuries and how to prevent them.
Think you know how a bicycle works? Think again. Lennard Zinn joins us on Fast Talk to discuss the physics of bike design.
We talk to Colby Pearce about what it takes to attempt the hour record. Pearce recently set a master's world hour record in Mexico.
We received so many questions about episode 51 on polarized training, we're taking an even deeper dive.
Recent Tour of Utah winner Sepp Kuss discusses his rapid rise from collegiate racer to the WorldTour.
Research has shown that the best methods for aiding recovery fall into the compression category, including massage and compression gear. We discuss the science.
Dr. Seiler has revolutionized our understanding of endurance training. In this episode, we'll take a deep dive into his theories.
Joe Friel published a new edition of the "Cyclists Training Bible," so we picked the brain of one of the most experienced coaches in the world.
In this episode, we discuss the science of Dirty Kanza 200, including training principles, fueling strategy, pacing, and more.
In this episode of Fast Talk, we delve into what it takes to race hilly one-day races and target the GC at stage races.
Why is it so tricky to hit peak form for your goal event or race? We dive into the science of this balancing act with six key tips to prep for a big race.
What is a ketogenic diet and why is it becoming a nutrition trend? We delve into the subject.
Recovery is just as important to strong performances as your daily workouts. What's the best way to measure it? We dive in.
Where is all of our training data going, and what do we gain by covering our bodies in sensors like something out of a Star Trek episode?
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This episode is all about POWER. We dig into the history of power meters and how they can make you faster with Hunter Allen.
We receive tons of compelling questions from Fast Talk listeners, and now it is time to give you the answers.
The VeloNews Fast Talk podcast takes on heart arrhythmias in endurance athletes.
Is aging as bad as everyone thinks it is? Are our rides doomed to slowness and pain after 35? Don't despair, we have some answers.
We all know what fatigue feels like. But do you know what causes fatigue? We explore the topic in this Fast Talk podcast.
This week, the Fast Talk podcast went live! We fielded questions from listeners like you about nutrition, compression wear, and more.
Is climbing as simple as power-to-weight ratios? Not so much. We discovered some surprising answers about how different riders climb.
Are you getting out to ride this winter? This podcast covers the physiological effects of training in the cold.
A listener in Iowa asks if he could become climber. We’ll answer this question and describe ways anyone can improve in the hills.
Cyclists can benefit tremendously from strength training, but you need to do it correctly. Here are the basics.
We field questions on Facebook from podcast listeners like you. Topics include: Base training, heat, altitude, aging, and more.
Illness can jeopardize important races or even entire seasons. Here's how to better understand it, avoid it, and cope if you get sick.
For the longest time, we thought lactic acid made our legs burn when we rode hard. It turns out that was wrong.
There's a lot of training advice out there, often contradictory, so what's the best way for an athlete figure out what to do?
For almost a century, we've been told that cramping is caused by electrolyte imbalance or bad hydration. That may be wrong.