Fri, 20 January 2017
Kicking 2017 we are talking with RD and coach Jeff Rothschild. On the show we talk about the best advice on using low carb, fasting, high protein, and supplements to maximize your performance.
Fri, 4 September 2015
With the 2015 World Road Race Championships Weeks away, I caught up with USA Cycling's VP of National Events, Micah Rice to discuss the races, USAC's role, the state of MTBing in the US and a little bit more. Cycling fans will want to check this interview out!
Also on the podcast, I highlight the Sidi Drako Push MTB shoe, SLS Tri's custom apparel and their latest kickstarter, Zwift's virtual Richmond 2015 course as well as offer tips heading into the the off-season.
Checkout the Richmond 2015 World's Course here.
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Sun, 23 March 2014
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On podcast 44 we discuss bicycle law with legal expert and former Olympian Bob Mionske. Learn what your rights are, why cyclists have earned (and paid for their road use, and how you can protect yourself after a collision. If you use the roads, outside your car, you won't want to miss this podcast.
Also on the podcast, I review Mark Cavendish's latest book, AT SPEED: my life in the fast lane. In addition, I answer questions on periodization, high intensity training, and E-stim devices.
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Fri, 14 February 2014
On the first podcast of 2014 we talk with coach Greg McMillan on running, his new book, and more! If you're a runner looking to get faster, you won't want to miss this discussion.
Also on the podcast, I review McMillan's book, You (Only faster), as well as answer email questions regarding non-linear periodization and beet juice. You can also read the full book review on the blog.
We also want to remind everyone to head over to iTunes and write review, email it to us and get registered to win prizes!
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Mon, 30 December 2013
In our final podcast of 2013, we return to the round-table with listeners Chris Jones, Billy McDonald, and Greg Miller. With topics ranging from para-cycling, nutrition, periodization and the top news headlines of 2013, you won't want to miss out!
Also on the podcast, we bid a sad farewell to local MTB legend Scott Scudamore, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury in September. "Scud" to pretty everyone who knew him, was one of the nicest people I've ever met and embodied the XTerra Spirit Award he so often handed out at races. In honor, we've featured Roger Cline's tribute song Mekong.
~ Run time: 1:36:00
* Note, due to issues with our Skype reception, we must apologize for the sound quality.
Mon, 21 October 2013
On the first podcast of the fall season behavioral scientist Dr. Susan Swithers from Purdue University will be joining me to discuss new concerns raised about artificial sweetners. Forget the cancer warnings, scientists are questioning the impact that artificial sweetners (NNS) on both our body’s response to sugar, but also our brains ability to determine what to do as food comes in. NNS appear to increase our risk for cardiovascular and metabolic diseseases, like diabetes, and do little to aid in weight loss. What is worse, thin people, like athletes, may actually be at greater risk than overweight individuals. If you’re interested in health as well as fitness, you’ll want to stick around for our discussion.
Also on the podcast, Dr. Swithers and I discuss how perception of sweetness can be applied to exercise and whether you really do need to drink that sports drink to benefit from it.
We also want to remind everyone to head over to iTunes and write a review!
ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS PRODUCE THE COUNTERINTUITIVE EFFECT OF INDICING METABOLIC DERANGEMENTS. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Don't miss our next podcast and article series where I update the latest on periodization!
Approximate show time: 1:04
Tue, 16 July 2013
On our 40th podcast we talk with evolutionary biologist and Harvard researcher Dr. Dan Lieberman. Best known for his research on barefoot running, and reference to that research in the best selling book, "Born to Run", Dr. Lieberman's research extends well beyond running shoeless. With publications in Nature and citations by numerous other authors, Dr. Lieberman's work has been instrumental in understanding why the human species may be the greatest athlete the world has ever seen.
Also on the podcast, I recap the last couple months of racing by our RVA XT team, including my XTerra World's Qualification, and my top 5 tips for prepping for your next race, no matter how your most recent race went!
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Fri, 7 June 2013
On our June podcast we talk with exercise physiologist Allen Lim, PhD. Dr. Lim and I discuss a range of topics from training to eliminate weaknesses, to the importance of individualizing your training and nutrition plans, as well as his new endeavors at Skratch Labs. A leading applied scientist who has worked with some of the worlds best cyclists and teams, including Garmin-Sharp, you won't want to miss Dr. Lim's interview!
Finally, be sure to like our Facebook page and write a review on i-Tunes for ESP Podcast.
Run time: ~1:15:00
Sat, 4 May 2013
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
Mon, 1 April 2013
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!
This is a long one, so sit back and relax!