Andy Coggan joins the podcast again to discuss everything we didn't get to in the previous episode. We get back stories behind the adaptations by training zones chart and the category and w/kg chart. We also go in depth with nitrate supplementation, vo2max training. if burning fat makes you burn more fat, if signaling studies translate to performance, and the nature of adaptation itself. There are plenty of pithy proverbs along the way.
In this episode, Andy Coggan discusses FTP and its context among various threshold definitions, the infamous "hour of power", and the legacy of Training And Racing With A Power Meter. We also discuss Andy's lack of social media presence, the chapters he's written on the history of exercise physiology, and delve into some topics in exercise metabolism including VLamax, substrate use at FTP, methods and interpretations of the lactate shuttle, and more.
Muscle contraction paper
Mitochondrial potassium paper
Andrew Coggan at IUPUI
The interviewer becomes the interviewed as the host of That Triathlon Show joins Kolie. Mikael talks about what he takes from all the interviews he does and how they change his approach, multisport training and periodization, podcasting, pacing, and what Mikael's favorite meme is. He also answers your listener questions.
That Triathlon Show
Scientific Triathlon Instagram
Article: Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds
More FTP may be better, but not always. This episode explores ideas around how FTP can be overemphasized in training in both the short and long term, leading to suboptimal fitness and race outcomes.
Think your FTP is the power you can hold for 60 minutes? Think again! We dig into a classic Billat paper on time to exhaustion (TTE) and training threshold by adding time in zone. Then we discuss into the metabolic implications of these results, how they align with real world experience, and how this affects training and assessment of its effectiveness. Finally, we answer your questions as asked in Kolie's Instagram stories @empiricalcycling.
Billat TTE paper on masters runners
Introduction to TTE in WKO5
Should you always train like you race? In this episode we investigate three myths related to this idea, and find some grains of truth along the way. The myths are 1. Sprinters and non-sprinters really need to train aerobic systems differently. 2. Crit racers mostly need to focus on anaerobic efforts. 3. You won’t need to train FTP if you don't race time trials. We touch on some track sprinting as well, and of course answer listener questions from Kolie's instagram, so follow him there if you'd like to ask a question on the podcast.
Marinus Petersen of Kilowatt Coaching and graduate of Loughborough University joins us in this episode to discuss a recent paper on bias in research, but it of course evolves into much more. We discuss the line between scientific research and real world experience and the usual suspects in a conversation between coaches including lactate, critical power, warmups, and more.
Kilowatt Coaching's Instagram
Marinus Petersen's Instagram
The Bias for Statistical Significance in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Over 55 years of critical power: Fact or artifact?
This episode explores how individualization of training is why the answer to almost every question is "It Depends." We discuss a few things like tapering, volume, intensity, recovery, the one instance we could think of where there is a definite answer, and also take listener questions submitted from Kolie's Instagram.
RJ Boergers and Angelo Gingerelli join for a discussion of strength training for endurance cyclists, their book "Finish Strong" as well. The episode is full of practical takeaways and in depth discussion of strength training principles.
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Finish Strong on Amazon
We begin our foray into listener-submitted training myths, looking at the largest issues with the claims, and discussing why, as always, it depends.
This episode's myths are:
1. Low cadence riding is strength training.
2. Burning more fat makes you better at burning fat.
3. You should do your base rides in the little ring.
Please reach out if you'd like to submit a training myth!