236 episodes

The Fast Talk podcast is your source for the science of cycling performance, offering the best training advice and most compelling insight on what it takes to become a better cyclist. Co-hosted by science journalist Chris Case and Fast Talk Labs' resident physiologist and coach, Trevor Connor, each episode takes a deep dive on a range of topics, including sport science, training, physiology, technology, nutrition, and more. The show's guest list includes some of the most prominent names in cycling and sport science, including Dr. Stephen Seiler, Joe Friel, Dr. Asker Jeukendrup, Sebastian Weber, Jim Miller, Sepp Kuss, Brent Bookwalter, Kate Courtney, and many more.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

The Fast Talk podcast is your source for the science of cycling performance, offering the best training advice and most compelling insight on what it takes to become a better cyclist. Co-hosted by science journalist Chris Case and Fast Talk Labs' resident physiologist and coach, Trevor Connor, each episode takes a deep dive on a range of topics, including sport science, training, physiology, technology, nutrition, and more. The show's guest list includes some of the most prominent names in cycling and sport science, including Dr. Stephen Seiler, Joe Friel, Dr. Asker Jeukendrup, Sebastian Weber, Jim Miller, Sepp Kuss, Brent Bookwalter, Kate Courtney, and many more.

    Potluck Discussion: The Value of Marginal Gains, Attacking in Training Races, and What to Do in an Emergency

    Potluck Discussion: The Value of Marginal Gains, Attacking in Training Races, and What to Do in an Emergency

    In this week’s show, we talk about marginal gains in the Tour, how best to approach training races, and what to do if you encounter an emergency mid-ride. 
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    • 57 min
    How to Make VO2 Max and Threshold Workouts Work for You - with Hunter Allen

    How to Make VO2 Max and Threshold Workouts Work for You - with Hunter Allen

    Threshold and VO2 Max intervals are two of the most common workouts for endurance athletes. However, what is the difference between the two, and how do you best execute each one? We dissect these questions with coach Hunter Allen. 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    What Will Coach Education Look Like in the Future?

    What Will Coach Education Look Like in the Future?

    We explore the past, present, and future of coach education with Joe Friel and Jon Tarkington.
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    • 57 min
    Is There a Benefit to Altitude Training? - with Dr. Peter Hackett and Jon Jonis

    Is There a Benefit to Altitude Training? - with Dr. Peter Hackett and Jon Jonis

    Not everything that happens to us at altitude is positive, nor do we all respond the same way. We discuss the ins and outs of altitude camps, and how to make sure you benefit from them.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Is Virtual Racing the Future? - with Ben Delaney

    Is Virtual Racing the Future? - with Ben Delaney

    Road racing has been on a decline, while virtual racing has been accelerating as a legitimate type of racing. We discuss what this means for both sports.
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    • 59 min
    Potluck Discussion - Ideal Mental States, Mixing Energy Systems, and Memorable Failures

    Potluck Discussion - Ideal Mental States, Mixing Energy Systems, and Memorable Failures

    Our hosts continue their potluck discussion and talk about what’s the ideal mental state for performance, whether we should be consistent with our intervals or not, and why failure is so important for an athlete to experience. 
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Sportfull ,

Episode 111 outstanding

The interview with Dr. Cheung was fantastic. I got a lot out of it. Very practical advice. Thank you Chris and Trevor. Best regards Martin ps. Can you put your telephone number on WhatsApp so europeans can send you questions FOC instead of paying charges?

Mr Ali Bongo ,

Quality listen

Been a fan for years.

Thought provoking and light hearted at times. 👍🏻

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