Lose Weight the Proven, Hard, Not Fun Way
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
3w ago
In this episode, Coach D and Coach BFun give you the honest truth about losing weight...ready!? It's hard and it's not fun. But there are ways we can change our habits and low hanging fruit that when cut, can make a massive difference in your daily consumption. So if you're looking to drop a few pounds, lean out, get to race weight, or just stop some bad habits, join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches ..read more
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Your Expectations are Killing Your Performance
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
9M ago
The typical avatar of an endurance athlete lends itself to having high expectations, and that is a dangerous thing. Most of the time, we put these expectations on ourselves, and they are like a weighted vest on race day. Expectations equal stress and stress kills performance. So we’re on the couch today talking about how to rid yourself of this burden so that you can let your training and your fitness do the talking. No more complex race plans, no more worrying about the uncontrollables. Take what the day gives you and have fun again ..read more
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Doping In Triathlon - Should You Be Worried?
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
10M ago
If you've been around the block, you know it's happening. The larger possible reward, the larger the chance that people will cheat. It was happening before Collin Chartier was caught and chances are it won't be the last time there is a doping scandal in our awesome sport of triathlon. We are glad he was caught and we are happy the conversation was forced to the forefront, at least for a day or two. But for the time crunched athlete the big questions are likely: 1. Is this an isolated incident? 2. Are there age groupers doping? 3. Could I be using banned substances and not know it? In this roun ..read more
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Top 10 Tips for Beginner 100 Mile Ultra Marathoners
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
11M ago
You decided to take on a beast of an event. The unknowns are greater than the certainties. The truth is, doing your first 100 mile ultra marathon is a lot more complex than just getting out there and jogging (and hiking) for hours on end. There are several other aspects to the event that can make or break your ability to cross the finish line. So if you're crazy enough to take on this monster or slowly losing you mind and considering it, join us for our top 10 tips for beginner ultra marathoners. All of these things we've learned from the successes and failures of our athletes over the last 14 ..read more
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Finding The Spark to Return to Training and Racing
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
11M ago
There are a million and one reasons why endurance athletes take a break from training and racing. Be it cycling, running, triathlon, or any other feat of endurance, it likely involved a decent amount of time, as well as a chunk of your emotional and financial resources. There is always serious injury that can sideline you as well. And now that you've been out of the game you're left wondering how the heck you'll ever: A. get the love back and B. get back to being as fit as you use to be, preferably fitter. If that's you, you're in luck because this episode is devoted to helping you get your gr ..read more
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Commuting to Pro Cyclist in 14 Months - Mason Schofield
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
11M ago
Mason Schofield didn't grow up with dreams of becoming a pro cyclist. He really didn't even play sports growing up. But when the pandemic hit and life was in flux, he found joy in getting out on a beater road bike. Soon he found himself working at bike shops and getting into his first Cat 4 races. 14 months later, he's lining up with the best in the US at the American Crit Cup races with his first pro contract. His main goal? Take cycling as far as he can and keep having fun. But we dive into this meteoric rise and we'll find out how his training has changed, how he continues to learn, and how ..read more
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Waxing Chains with Cole McDaniel
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
11M ago
To wax or not to wax, that is the question. Of all the trends in cycling right now, chain waxing seems to be the one we get asked about the most. So, we called on our local chain waxing guru (and engineer) Cole McDaniel to school us all on the pros and cons of waxing your chain. Some of the benefits for your average cyclist and triathlete are pretty staggering, especially when you do the math for long distance events. But, and there are a couple of things to consider, and one major scenario where you might want to pass on fresh hot melt wax. So if you are a cycling enthusiast looking for margi ..read more
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Illness and Endurance Training - How To Handle It
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
1y ago
As cyclists, runners, and triathletes, one of the reasons we train is to stay healthy. But let's face it, this winter has sucked in terms of staying at full capacity. We've had athletes who have been sick 3 and 4 times in 3 months. It's the worst we've seen in 14 years of coaching. So today, we discuss illness and training. First, how to avoid it if you can. Secondly, we discuss the decision making process around whether to train or not, and what to do if you're still OK to train. Unfortunately a timely topic, but it will always be a part of any endurance athlete's journey. So whether you are ..read more
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Everyone Deserves A Properly Fit Bike - A Bike Fitter's Rant
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
1y ago
In this episode, Coach D has a lot to get off his chest when it comes to bike fitting. As someone who has been fitting bikes professionally and studying human physiology and biomechanics for over a decade, he sees a lot of trends in the industry that just don't make sense! Even things "elite level" fitters ignore that have massive impact on the final product and ultimately the rider's comfort and performance. Everyone deserves a properly fit bicycle! A few frustrations include but are not limited to: - Not paying attention to pedaling mechanics while fitting - Static fitting in general - Using ..read more
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Magic5 Goggles Co-Founder Rasmus Barfred
Coaches on Couches
by BPC Performance Coaching
1y ago
If you are a triathlete or swimmer, you know The Magic5. Their catchy marketing and claims of custom fit unleaky goggles caught us the moment they hit the interwebs. It's no secret, we love their goggles. Being entrepreneurs ourselves, it was a ton of fun to sit down with Magic5 co-founder Rasmus Barfred, and chat a little about the industry, their story, the trials and tribulations of starting a brand of goggles amongst the giants, and of course, we got into their time on Shark Tank! We were also fortunate to learn a little more on how they actually make these goggles so comfy, which is not s ..read more
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