Season 6 Ep 6 — Determining Recovery Protocols for Training with Coach John Wakefield
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by TrainingPeaks
3d ago
In this episode, we sit down with John Wakefield, the managing director of Science to Sport and performance coach with the Bora-hansgrohe World Tour cycling team. John, from Cape Town, South Africa, shares his insights from years of coaching and an advanced training facility in Girona, Spain. Understand why recovery is the key to progression and how ignoring it can impede an athlete's performance, no matter their level. John believes recovery is the critical element in athlete training. He shares details about a routine 'sub-max test' he utilizes with his athletes, whether pro or amateur. He c ..read more
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Season 6 Ep 5 — Applying Elite Training Science to All Athletes with Björn Geesmann
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1M ago
Björn Geesman is a German-based sports scientist and coach. He is also the CEO of HYCYS coaching company and co-founder of power & pace. He works with pro triathletes Patrick Lange and Kat Matthews, among other big names in endurance sports.  In this episode, Dirk and Björn dive into everything from wind tunnel testing tunnels and bike selection based on data to the importance of sports psychology to his potentially controversial approach to the "long run" — even at the professional levels of sport. He also explains how the science and data ..read more
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Season 6 Ep 4 — How to Utilize Running Power Metrics with Dr. Will O'Connor
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2M ago
Dr. Will O'Connor takes us through the nuances of using running power in training. Will and Dirk get into the scientific side of power meters, discuss the accuracy and data consistency from devices like Stryd and other wearables, and learn how to use critical power zones to break down the metabolic costs of running variable terrain. Will also touches on some of the lessons in his Fundamentals of Running Power TrainingPeaks University course. Will is a running scientist and former triathlete based in New Zealand. He drew on his background in organic chemistry to complete a Ph.D. in Sp ..read more
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Season 5 Ep 12 — Building Strength and Durability in Endurance Athletes With Chris Lee
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by TrainingPeaks
2M ago
Dirk Friel digs into Chris' approach to strength training. His philosophy is underpinned by thorough body movement assessments, identifying and targeting an athlete's limiters, and a belief in the vital role of strength work for injury prevention and performance improvement. He points out that he advocates year-round strength training tailored to each phase of an athlete's season. Lee, the director of Sports Performance at Kinesis Integrated, holds a physical education and exercise science degree and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA. With almost a decade of ..read more
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Season 6 Ep 3 — Kristin Armstrong: Navigating an Era of Wearables, Data & Social Platforms
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by TrainingPeaks
3M ago
Kristin Armstrong talks coaching strategies in a data-driven world filled with wearables and social platforms. With the advancement of technology and platforms, there is a growing tension between positives and negatives when it comes to data, wearable devices and social media. The challenges of managing this tension have become heightened for younger athletes who may feel pressure to maintain an online persona of success and accomplishment through sharing data and results. How can a coach find the balance between using data to improve performance while minimizing the risks of an overly connect ..read more
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Season 6 Ep 1 — How Sociology of Sport Impacts Coaching with Brian Gearity
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by TrainingPeaks
5M ago
In this episode, Dr. Brian Gearity, professor and director of the Master of Arts Sport Coaching program at the University of Denver, talks with Dirk Friel about the intersection of sociology and coaching. Dr. Gearity, with his extensive experience in sports sociology, coaching and exercise science, provides valuable insights into the complexities of coaching that come from social constructs. The thought-provoking discussion also delves into the difference between sports psychology and sports sociology. After listening to the episode, coaches and athletes will better understand how coaches are ..read more
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Season 5 Ep 12 — Building Strength and Durability in Endurance Athletes With Chris Lee
TrainingPeaks CoachCast
by TrainingPeaks
6M ago
Dirk Friel digs into Chris' approach to strength training. His philosophy is underpinned by thorough body movement assessments, identifying and targeting an athlete's limiters, and a belief in the vital role of strength work for injury prevention and performance improvement. He points out that he advocates year-round strength training tailored to each phase of an athlete's season. Lee, the director of Sports Performance at Kinesis Integrated, holds a physical education and exercise science degree and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA. With almost a decade of ..read more
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Season 5 Ep 11 — Youth Development and Age-Appropriate Progression with Lance Watson
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by TrainingPeaks
7M ago
In this episode, Lance and Dirk discuss the importance of cultivating a multidimensional sports foundation for young athletes before zeroing in on a particular sport. Hear about the upsides of a mixed sporting background and the risks of early specialization. Lance also shares insightful experiences as a coach (guiding Brent McMahon from the junior ranks to retirement from the pro circuit) and a parent of two high-performing kids. When is the right time for a young athlete to specialize in a sport? How far is too far for those athletes? What role do parents play in the progression of ..read more
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Season 5 EP 10 — Triathlon Offseason Training Secrets with Mike Ricci
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by TrainingPeaks
8M ago
Mike Ricci, founder and head coach at D3 Multisport and After 40 Reboot, joins the CoachCast this month to talk all things triathlon offseason. Mike shares several tips that any athlete can do to take the offseason into race season with more momentum.  With over 20 years of coaching experience, Mike has worked with IRONMAN age group winners and national champions. He believes in working on weaknesses during the offseason to set up the coming season of success. From goal setting to blood testing to strength and mobility programming, Mike and Dirk discuss how small adjustments to your train ..read more
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Season 5 Ep 9 — What Coaches & Athletes Should Know About the Business of Endurance Coaching
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by TrainingPeaks
9M ago
Whether you're a coach looking to navigate the business landscape or an athlete considering hiring a coach, this episode offers valuable insights and perspectives from seasoned professionals. Three diverse coaches in business structure, sport type and location open up to shed light on their sources of income, ranging from subscription-based coaching to book royalties and bike fits. Learn the differences between U.S.-based and European-based coaching businesses. They discuss the challenges and opportunities coaches face in the marketplace and where they see the future of coaching going beyond a ..read more
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