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The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT certified coaches, pro athletes, and other special guests.

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The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT certified coaches, pro athletes, and other special guests.

    How Hannah Otto Nearly Won Unbound Gravel! - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 478

    How Hannah Otto Nearly Won Unbound Gravel! - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 478

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    // TOPICS COVERED

    (0:00) Welcome!

    (0:06) Hannah’s Unbound Experience

    (08:32) How a Women’s Start changed the race

    (10:53) How Hannah prepared for such a long race

    (23:08) How to manage peer pressure in a group

    (31:16) How does Hannah feel and recover after Unbound

    (32:49) Hannah’s tip to recover fast after races

    (39:46) Why this athlete got an upset stomach at Unbound

    (48:37) Why this athlete cramped at Unbound

    (01:06:16) Are gravel tires unnecessary?

    (01:14:21) Hannahs Gravel tire choice

    (01:17:28) Silicone spray to get mud not to stick?

    (01:19:01) Hannah’s advice on how to become a pro cyclist



    // RESOURCES MENTIONED

    - Hannah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannah_finchamp 

    - The water bottle Nate mentioned: https://a.co/d/bbfjDsv 



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    - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5

    - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP

    - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Automatic Suspension That Makes You Faster? - Rockshox Flight Attendant - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 477

    Automatic Suspension That Makes You Faster? - Rockshox Flight Attendant - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 477

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    (0:00) Welcome!

    (02:06) Flight attendant explained

    (06:59) Why not leave your bike locked out all the time?

    (14:44) Test data from Flight Attendant

    (29:49) What info does FA use to make decisions?

    (37:20) What is Adaptive Ride Dynamics?

    (41:29) How Bias Adjustment works

    (47:25) Why aren’t the sensors at the axles?

    (52:33) Will FA allow more than 3 damping positions?

    (57:51) How is FA going to affect bike design?

    (01:07:41) What about gravel and road bikes?



    // RESOURCES MENTIONED

    - https://www.sram.com/en/rockshox/collections/flight-attendant 



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    - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q 

    - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/

    - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE

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    - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd

    - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad 

    - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur

    - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea 

    - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5

    - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP

    - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

    • 1 hr 13 min
    World-Tour Cyclist Nutrition and Scientific Research with Dr. Tim Podlogar - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 476

    World-Tour Cyclist Nutrition and Scientific Research with Dr. Tim Podlogar - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 476

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    (0:00) Welcome!

    (0:48) Tadej Pogacar from Tim’s perspective

    (04:07) What does Pogacar do uniquely

    (06:57) Tim's current work on heat and carbs

    (09:57) Does heat affect carb absorption?

    (13:18) Are products with menthol effective at lowering core temp

    (15:57) Implications of modern high carb/sodium intake 

    (17:22) What Tim has learned as an advisor to World Tour teams

    (19:19) Is nutrient timing really the next big thing?

    (25:15) Can taking in too many carbs be bad?

    (33:31) Do bigger riders process more carbs?

    (36:39) Is 1:0.8 still the ideal carb ratio?

    (39:54) Tim’s perspective on cluster dextrins

    (43:02) What are World Tour teams doing with their nutrition?

    (45:02) Balancing carb intake with body composition goals

    (46:35) Observations in pro teams vs in the lab studies/test

    (48:13) Do pro teams still use ketones?

    (51:16) Are we consuming too much sodium?

    (54:33) Is sodium bicarbonate being used in the pro peloton?

    (56:41) How pro cyclists use caffeine



    // RESOURCES MENTIONED

    - Dr. Podlogar: https://tpodlogar.com/ 



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    - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi

    - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q 

    - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/

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    - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad

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    - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad 

    - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur

    - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea 

    - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5

    - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP

    - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

    • 59 min
    How to Build a Race-Day Nutrition Plan, Supplements Worth Paying For, and More - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 475

    How to Build a Race-Day Nutrition Plan, Supplements Worth Paying For, and More - Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 475

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    (0:00) Welcome!

    (05:23) How Kyle helps Keegan fuel 40hr weeks

    (15:14) Should you eat less on recovery days?

    (20:50) Race-week nutrition guidelines

    (32:06) How Kyle likes his athletes to carb load

    (36:10) Foods to avoid when carb loading

    (49:34) Which supplements are worth paying for?

    (01:10:47) Research and supplements: It’s complicated

    // RESOURCES MENTIONED

    - Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach: https://www.instagram.com/kylepfaffenbach/ 

    - Keegan Swenson: https://www.instagram.com/keegels99 

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    // HELPFUL LINKS

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    - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q 

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    - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur

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    - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5

    - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP

    - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Tapering, Fitness Plateaus, Doping, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 474

    Tapering, Fitness Plateaus, Doping, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 474

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    // TOPICS COVERED

    (0:00) Welcome!

    (0:23) Hannah Race Updates

    (27:27) Hannahs next race (Unbound)

    (29:54) How do you taper for an event

    (35:16) How do you adjust off the bike activities when tapering

    (39:23) How does Hannah manage social media and distractions

    (43:07) How to change nutrition during a taper

    (49:48) Breaking through plateaus in fitness

    (58:09) What is the next major innovation in cycling?

    (01:06:59) Is doping a thing of the past?



    // RESOURCES MENTIONED

    - Hannah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannah_finchamp/

    - https://www.athleticsintegrity.org/disciplinary-process/global-list-of-ineligible-persons

    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doping_cases_in_cycling 



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    // HELPFUL LINKS

    - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi

    - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q 

    - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/

    - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE

    - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad

    - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd

    - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad 

    - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur

    - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea 

    - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5

    - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP

    - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Why FTP is King, New Bicarbonate Study, Apple Cider Vinegar, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 473

    Why FTP is King, New Bicarbonate Study, Apple Cider Vinegar, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 473

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    // TOPICS COVERED

    (0:00) Welcome!

    (2:00) What Alex has learned from up & down results

    (9:38) The risks of focusing on weight and losing weight for cyclists

    (22:59) Is Matt Beers unbeatable in the Lifetime Grand Prix?

    (48:56) New Maurten bicarbonate study - does this change everything?

    (1:07:52) A shocking study about apple cider vinegar



    // RESOURCES MENTIONED

    - https://trainerroad.cc/Gough2024 - The Effects of a Carbohydrate Hydrogel System for the Delivery of Bicarbonate Mini-Tablets on Acid–Base Buffering and Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Resting Well-trained Male Cyclists, Gough, et al., 2024

    - https://trainerroad.cc/4dAaD6Q - Apple cider vinegar for weight management in Lebanese adolescents and young adults with overweight and obesity: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Abou-Khalil, et al., 2024



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    // HELPFUL LINKS

    - Have a question for the podcast? Ask here: https://trainerroad.cc/3HTFXNi

    - Watch our latest Cycling Science Explained video now! https://youtu.be/z2HXE1-il_Q 

    - TrainerRoad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/

    - TrainerRoad Forum: https://trainerroad.cc/3uHvLnE

    - TrainerRoad on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad

    - TrainerRoad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd

    - TrainerRoad on X: https://www.x.com/TrainerRoad 

    - Learn more about TrainerRoad: https://trainerroad.cc/3LBb5Ur

    - Learn more about Adaptive Training: https://trainerroad.cc/35Tqtea 

    - Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3JmKrN5

    - Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://trainerroad.cc/3LpuIhP

    - Training Blog: https://trainerroad.cc/3gCdNdN

    • 1 hr 24 min

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