Fitter Radio Episode 550 - Dr Kate Baldwin: Maximizing Shoulder Mobility and Strength for Swimmers
Fitter Radio Triathlon Podcast
by Bevan McKinnon
5d ago
We discuss the importance of shoulder strength and mobility for swimming and touch on the nuances of swimming technique, the differences between open water and pool swimming, and how strength training and mobility work hand in hand. Emphasizing simplicity, we highlight how gym workouts and other activities can enhance these physical attributes, ultimately benefiting athletes in their swimming and cycling endeavors. We explore the importance of simplifying swimming coaching techniques to focus on key aspects of an athlete's performance. We examine how individual swimmer's capabilities determine ..read more
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Fitter Radio Episode 549 - Challenge Wanaka. Swimming Strength and Mobility.
Fitter Radio Triathlon Podcast
by Bevan McKinnon
6d ago
We review the racing from Challenge Wanaka plus Bev chats to winners Kyle Smith and Els Visser at the finish line. Seth Williams won the free race entry to IRONMAN Australia. We find out more about him. We talk swimming and the swim warmup and share excerpts from the ‘Swimming Revisited’ podcast where Joel Filliol talks about the effectiveness of dry land activation, neuromuscular and strength exercises.  Tim catches up with Kate Baldwin of Valere Endurance to talk about the importance of strength and mobility for swimming. (0:00:00) – Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka (0:07:30) - Infinit ..read more
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Fitter Radio Episode 548 - Dr Stacy Sims. Chelsea Sodaro. Sleep.
Fitter Radio Triathlon Podcast
by Bevan McKinnon
1w ago
Tim and Bev catch up on this week’s news. Chelsea Sodaro is doing IRONMAN New Zealand. We hear from Chelsea at the finish line after her win at the IM703 in Tasmania. Dr Stacy Sims has revised her world best seller book ROAR. Bev chats to Stacy about the changes plus we hear more about 2 female health events coming soon to New Zealand. Sleep and the athlete – we share an excerpt from the ‘We Do Science’ podcast where Prof Neil Walsh tells us about the importance of sleep, the accuracy or otherwise of our sleep and recovery trackers plus our perceptions of sleep. (0:00:00) – Tim’s having to pul ..read more
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Fitter Radio Episode 547 - IM703 Tasmania. Amelia Watkinson. Kristian Blummenfelt.
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by Bevan McKinnon
2w ago
Bevan and Tim review the racing at IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania last weekend. Amelia Watkinson talks to Jason Cheshire of Infinit Nutrition about her season ahead and her nutrition strategy. We share excerpts from Kristian Blummenfelt’s interview with the Super League Triathlon podcast where he discusses his plans for 2024 and the importance of his relationship with Gustav Eden Kristian Blummenfelt is reported as having a VO2 max of over 100. We share excerpts from The Real Science of Sport Podcast in which eminent physiologists and scientists are quoted as saying that these numbers are impossible an ..read more
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Fitter Radio Episode 545 - Dr Phil Skiba: Critical Power/W Prime
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by Bevan McKinnon
1M ago
We welcome back Dr. Phil Skiba to the show to discuss his latest book, "Scientific Training for Endurance Athletes," and in particular his work with Critical power/W Prime. W Prime (also known as Anaerobic Work Capacity), is the amount of work you are able to do above your Critical Power (CP) and is measured in joules (J) or kilojoules (KJ). A world-renowned expert in elite athletic performance, Dr. Philip Skiba is the Medical Director of Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine for Advocate Aurora Health, where he leads both the Human Performance and Biomechanics Laboratories. He is also the head ..read more
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Fitter Radio Episode 544 - Calley Homes Mount Festival of Sport. Critical Power/W Prime
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by Bevan McKinnon
1M ago
Bevan and Tim review the racing from the Calley Homes Mount Festival of Sport at the weekend. Plus we ask, should all events have an Open Category? We discuss Dr Phil Skiba’s work in the area of critical power and the W prime model and its importance in training over traditional FTP workouts and share excerpts from our interview with Dr Phil Skiba, out tomorrow. (0:00:00) – Calley Homes Mount Festival of Sport. (0:03:49) – Fitter Radio “Best triathlon podcast for raising your IQ” – Triathlete Magazine (0:06:39) - Infinit Nutrition 10% discount for all listeners with the code FITTER10 (0:06:50 ..read more
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Fitter Radio Episode 543 - Gut Training. Aaron Royle on Swimming.
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by Bevan McKinnon
1M ago
The term 'gut training' is thrown around a lot these days, but what does this actually mean?  We share excerpts from the podcast “The Long Munch: Fueling Endurance - Nutrition podcast for runners, cyclists & triathletes” where sports dietitians Steph Gaskell & Alan McCubbin take us through what we mean by gut training, why would runners, cyclists or triathletes want to do it, what is the evidence that it works and how you go about gut training. Clive Asplen won the free entry to IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong. We find out more about him. We chat to professional triathlete and 2 x Olympian A ..read more
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Fitter Radio Episode 542 - Fatigue in Endurance Athletes. IRONMAN Series v PTO Series: Lionel Sanders and Sam Long
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by Bevan McKinnon
1M ago
Dr. Guillaume Millet is a professor at Jean Monnet University in Saint-Etienne.  His general research area investigates the physiological, neurophysiological and biomechanical factors associated with fatigue, both in extreme exercise and in patients. This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Guillaume Millet about the endurance athlete. They discuss what creates fatigue, how we might train to be better athletes and how to build resilience against fatigue. We hear from Lionel Sanders and Sam Long about their 2023 seasons plus some of the decisions they’re having to make this year around ..read more
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Fitter Radio Episode 541 - Mental Fitness in Endurance Sports
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by Bevan McKinnon
2M ago
Rachael Cunningham won the free race entry to IRONMAN New Zealand. We find out more about her. We explore the crucial role of mental fitness in endurance sport and its significance for both performance and recovery. We discuss how athletes handle pre-race anxiety and stress differently and the mental resilience required in elite adventure racing where cognitive stamina and decision-making under duress are as crucial as physical ability. We share insights from an episode of That Triathlon podcast with certified psychologist Stuart Holliday, who specializes in working with endurance athletes. St ..read more
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Fitter Radio Episode 540 - Laura Siddall and Sonia Bracegirdle-Moerloose
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by Bevan McKinnon
2M ago
For our Boxing Day episode, we’re delighted to be able to bring you a chat with Laura (Sid) Siddall and Sonia Bracegirdle-Moerloose. Sid and Sonia discuss their experiences participating in the extreme triathlons Patagonman and Fodaxman. An inspirational discussion during which they both share their motivations for taking on these challenging races and the preparation involved. We hear about their experiences of both races, for Sonia as a participant at Fodaxman and as support crew for Sid doing the Patagonman. The unique challenges and atmosphere of both races, the unpredictable weather condi ..read more
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