On this podcast we talk with Shaun Huls from the Advanced Expeditionary Force SOCOMM at Camp Little Creek in Norfolk VA. A strength and conditioning specialist, Shaun has worked with elite and pro athletes in football, baseball, track and field, MMA and endurance sports. Shaun and I discuss the modern SEAL and the differences between training for military special op's training and sports. If military training or fitness is your interest, this is a talk you won't want to miss!
On this month's podcast we chat with USA Cycling's VP of National Events, Micah Rice, on USAC's rationale for enforcement of UCI article 1.2.019, what it means for US racing, and what separates USAC from other event permiting organizations. We also talk about USAC's efforts on cycling development and doping. If you're a cycling fan and either love or hate USAC, you won't want to miss this interview.*
Also on the podcast we discuss the kick off to the XTerra season, why I still think XTerra's idea combining NE and Atlantic regions sucks, is incredibly short-sighted, and smacks of USAC's SoP, as well as how you can apply my experience to your training!
Finally, we have been working through a HUGE back log of product reviews, so this month we're featuring THREE great products, my final impressions of the Stan's No Tubes Alpha 340 team wheelset, Sidi Wire shoes, and the long overdue review of Bobby McGee's Run workouts for runners and triathletes running book. We will also be posting full written reviews of each of these and more throughout the week. So sit back and jack in!
*Note: due to the time constraints of posting this podcast and the length of the interview, we have not booked the show as thoroughly as usual. Your playback position will be remembered, and there are basic chapters set up.
Run time: ~1:30:00
On this month's podcast we are going rogue in honor of April Fools and opening up for a group discussion with three athletes of completely different backgrounds. Chris Jones, sorry if you were fooled on this one, is a cyclist and student at VCU. Gary O'Brien is an independent publisher and podcast host himself, as well as a Type 1 diabetic. Finally, Ryan Barnett is a former pro cyclist, now paracyclist after suffering a spinal cord injury in 2008. We hope you enjoy the broad discussion of training!
Also on the podcast, I update some of the new products I'm using this season, including Stan's Alpha Team wheelset, Sidi Wire Carbon shoes and Rudy Project Windmax helmet (235 g!).
Finally, be sure to check out our new website, courtesy of Jon Hall of Flybox Media, and our upcoming guests, Micah Rice (April), Dr. Dan Lieberman (May), and Tom Swensen (June).
This is a long one, so sit back and relax!
On this month's podcast we are kicking off the New Year by talking with a man who resolved to change everything he was and possibly save his own life in the process through cycling. Ernest Gagnon has a achieved a bit of a celebrity status, including an interview on NPR's All things considered. Ernest talks about overcoming depression and obesity by riding his bike! This is an interview that will inspire anyone to achieve their goals.
Also on the podcast, I recap some of my product pics from 2012, including my latest equipment procurement, the Gaerne Kona MTB shoe and Swim Speed Secrets by Sheila Taomina. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Finally, be sure to check out our new website, courtesy of Jon Hall of Flybox Media, and our upcoming guests, Dr.'s Tom Swensen (Feb) and Allen Lim (Mar).
The ESP TipCast covers quick tips for the latest health, fitness, nutrition and training science. On this TipCast we return to the topic of the dangers of endurance training and address a recent paper on the possible damaging effects of long-term training.
If you're interested in reading the papers, they can be found here:
The ESP TipCast covers quick tips for the latest health, fitness, nutrition and training science. On the latest Tipcast we discuss why the off-season should not be a time for rest, but should be a time for change and building.
The off-season is the time to fully recharge, address injuries and other issues, as well as plan for the next season. However, the Off-season is also the time to build off of last season's success, but to do so you need to avoid the typical long hybernation and maintain your fitness with shorter, more frequent "breaks" throughout the year. Learn how.