24 episodes

“Cycling in Alignment” is the brainchild of Colby Pearce, a U.S. Olympic track cyclist and Hour Record holder. Colby has been a Steve Hogg Certified expert bike fitter for the past 10 years, and has worked with elite athletes and WorldTour teams, including EF Education First. He is also an elite coach and has been passing along his wisdom to the riders he coaches for decades. Now he’s bringing that insight to you! When he says he’s the world’s biggest cycling dork, he means it, and he has the resume to back that claim: Pearces’ repertoire of knowledge spans 30 years, five continents, hundreds of races, and countless miles in the saddle. The minutiae of cycling and riding technique are just part of the story that Colby shares. Alignment with nature, foundational principles of health, and treating the sport as a practice are some of the philosophies that will be discussed. The show will feature a diverse guest list, including those who may or may not be familiar names in the cycling world. Prepare to have your belief systems shattered. Welcome to “Cycling in Alignment.”

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“Cycling in Alignment” is the brainchild of Colby Pearce, a U.S. Olympic track cyclist and Hour Record holder. Colby has been a Steve Hogg Certified expert bike fitter for the past 10 years, and has worked with elite athletes and WorldTour teams, including EF Education First. He is also an elite coach and has been passing along his wisdom to the riders he coaches for decades. Now he’s bringing that insight to you! When he says he’s the world’s biggest cycling dork, he means it, and he has the resume to back that claim: Pearces’ repertoire of knowledge spans 30 years, five continents, hundreds of races, and countless miles in the saddle. The minutiae of cycling and riding technique are just part of the story that Colby shares. Alignment with nature, foundational principles of health, and treating the sport as a practice are some of the philosophies that will be discussed. The show will feature a diverse guest list, including those who may or may not be familiar names in the cycling world. Prepare to have your belief systems shattered. Welcome to “Cycling in Alignment.”

    Integral Dietary Wisdom with Lentine Alexis

    Integral Dietary Wisdom with Lentine Alexis

    Lentine Alexis is a former pro triathlete and a classically trained Chef who has made quality food and well-being the focus of her life and work. In this episode she and Colby trace her journey back to the beginning of her athletic career in high school and her almost simultaneous intrigue into the world of quality food ingredients, paired with the understanding of her body’s relationship to them.
    https://lentinealexis.com/about/
    https://providencela.com
    https://www.skratchlabs.com
    https://www.colbypearce.com

    • 2 hrs 43 min
    Meditation on the Bike (Meditation Only)

    Meditation on the Bike (Meditation Only)

    This is the Meditation portion of Podcast Episode 21: Meditation on the Bike; uploaded here separately from the full episode for you to utilize with more ease.
    #1) First of all, we'd prefer ideally free to pick flat or mostly flat terrain, terrain that is not obfuscated with a lot of things like stoplights and potholes and people not a busy bike path. Not a lot of turns, not a lot of rolling hills.
    #2.) And the second point that directly stems from that is, no matter where you are in this meditative process, you need to understand that you are responsible for and obligated to always keep a direct awareness of your environment.
    Just because you're zoned out and thinking about your pedal stroke doesn't give you license to ignore cars that turn in front of you, dogs, cats, ice, sand, potholes, small children, flying objects, whatever else you might encounter on the bike. So we're here to be aware, you've got to accept the fact that during cycling, we need to have our reticular activating system on which is a low level alert for threat." - Colby Pearce
    Waking Up App - https://app.wakingup.com/ 
    Soma Breath - https://www.somabreath.com/ 
    FasCat - https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/meditation-for-cyclists/
    Ziva Meditation - https://zivameditation.com/ 
    Michael Holt Meditation Teacher - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJo2ZDCNTv1QtKfKaSn64A

    • 26 min
    Meditation on the Bike

    Meditation on the Bike

    "I think that it can be useful for us to think about moving meditation like a gateway drug, a way to step into a meditative practice. Maybe it will grow and develop into different ways. If you do it for a while, then you might be inspired to explore other paths of meditation. In my experience, working with different clients and different personality types, some athletes will start meditation and immediately dive very deeply into it; they just embrace it. It's something their soul has been craving or hungers for.
    #1) First of all, we'd prefer ideally free to pick flat or mostly flat terrain, terrain that is not obfuscated with a lot of things like stoplights and potholes and people not a busy bike path. Not a lot of turns, not a lot of rolling hills.
    #2.) And the second point that directly stems from that is, no matter where you are in this meditative process, you need to understand that you are responsible for and obligated to always keep a direct awareness of your environment.
    Just because you're zoned out and thinking about your pedal stroke doesn't give you license to ignore cars that turn in front of you, dogs, cats, ice, sand, potholes, small children, flying objects, whatever else you might encounter on the bike. So we're here to be aware, you've got to accept the fact that during cycling, we need to have our reticular activating system on which is a low level alert for threat." - Colby Pearce
    Waking Up App - https://app.wakingup.com/ 
    Soma Breath - https://www.somabreath.com/ 
    FasCat - https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/meditation-for-cyclists/
    Ziva Meditation - https://zivameditation.com/ 
    Michael Holt Meditation Teacher - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJo2ZDCNTv1QtKfKaSn64A

    • 44 min
    Coaching with Balance: the duality of data and intuition with Coach Julie Young

    Coaching with Balance: the duality of data and intuition with Coach Julie Young

    Here to unpack the duality of data and intuition in endurance athletics is cycling coach and former World Tour cyclist, Julie Young. She and Colby unpack some of the struggles they each faced in their earlier racing careers around doping in the sport. The main focus of this conversation is to understand the helpful and healthy place for data and analysis in your training. Learning to craft your own intuition is something that, when paired with the right amount of data, can lead you to becoming your best athletic self. 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    How to Pedal a Bike

    How to Pedal a Bike

    In today's episode, Colby Pearce, a Steve Hogg Certified bike fitter, sits down with Chris Case, host of Fast Talk, to dissect the minutiae of how to pedal a bike. Saddle position, ankling, dead legged drills, plantar and dorsal flexion of the foot, all of this and much more is unpacked in today's episode.
    Resources:
    https://www.anatomytrains.com/blog/2016/05/31/review-jan-wilkes-evidence-based-myofascial-chains-holly-clemens/
    http://back-in-business-physiotherapy.com/images/stories/cyclingkinematics/pedalangle.jpg
    https://www.bikejames.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/The-Flat-Pedal-Revolution-Manifesto-2017.pdf
    https://ibfi-certification.com
    https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com
    https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/bikefit/2011/04/power-to-the-pedal-cleat-position/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPiLLplofYw
    https://www.roadbikerider.com/perfect-pedal-strokes-d1/
    Colby’s Site: http://www.colbypearce.com/
    Email: cyclinginalignment@www.fastlabs.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyclinginalignment/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CyclinginAlign_
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyclinginalignment-110271017351743

    • 2 hrs 1 min
    Paul Chek, The Evolution of the Athlete

    Paul Chek, The Evolution of the Athlete

    Greetings and salutations, listeners. I am so excited for today’s show, the guest is none other than Paul Chek. I have been a student of Paul’s for a few years now, and I am so grateful and honored he has taken time to speak to my audience. 
    Paul Chek has been an exercise coach for over three and a half decades, but he is much more than someone who can tell you how to do a Swiss Ball crunch. Paul has hundreds of hours of YouTube videos that detail everything from proper relationship to coffee, to numerous strength exercises, to thoughts on mediation and stone stacking, to the history of pornography, and many other topics.. Paul is the founder of the Chek Institute in Encinitas, California where he and his instructors teach classes on Holistic Lifestyle Coaching, Four Quadrant Coaching Mastery, Integrated Movement Science, in addition to numerous other programs. I am currently studying in Paul’s Academy which is a multi-year program that takes the student through every class he teaches and I have found it to add to, expand and challenge my own coaching programs in numerous ways. Paul’s programs are about far more than teaching an athlete to move well; through years of therapy Paul has learned to apply a psycho-spiritual model to coaching in order to more completely serve and heal the client. 
    Paul has had experience as a member of the US Army boxing team, as a massage therapist, he has repaired weapons systems on Cobra helicopters, introduced the Swiss Ball into the gym, is a former professional triathlete, is a licensed Native American Medicine Practitioner who has led over four hundred shamanic journeys.

    • 1 hr 52 min

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