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Hosted by Coaches Bevan McKinnon and Tim Brazier, Fitter Radio brings together their shared passion and knowledge of triathlon, running, nutrition and basically all things endurance! Listen to the latest research, interviews with pro athletes and leading experts to help you improve your sports performance and your health!

Fitter Radio Triathlon Podcast Bevan McKinnon

    • Sport
    • 4.8 • 88 Ratings

Hosted by Coaches Bevan McKinnon and Tim Brazier, Fitter Radio brings together their shared passion and knowledge of triathlon, running, nutrition and basically all things endurance! Listen to the latest research, interviews with pro athletes and leading experts to help you improve your sports performance and your health!

    Fuelling Performance. WTCS Hamburg. IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Fuelling Performance. WTCS Hamburg. IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Bev calls in from Switzerland and we review the racing from WTCS Hamburg and IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz at the weekend. Sam Laidlow’s disqualification has been upheld – what happens now?
    Is it possible to fuel adequately for performance whilst also promoting body fat loss? We share excerpts from the Fuelling Endurance Podcast with Steph Gaskell & Alan McCubbin and discuss how HEXIS can help in this process.
    (0:00:00) – Bevan calls in from Switzerland
    (0:04:10) – WTCS Hamburg and an Olympic update
    (0:17:28) – IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz
    (0:32:30) – The Tour de France cyclist Jonas Abrahamsen gains 20kg 
    (0:38:41) - Steph Gaskell & Alan McCubbin of Fuelling Endurance tell us whether it’s possible to fuel adequately for performance and still promote body fat loss.
    (0:52:32) – Part 2 where they discuss how to achieve it by periodising nutrition.
    LINKS:
    Infinit Nutrition 10% discount using the code FITTER10 at https://www.infinitnutrition.com.au/ Note: For the code to work you need to have created an account and be logged in.
    ULTRO Earbuds 15% discount using the code ULTRO15 at https://www.ultroaudio.com/   
    IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz at https://www.ironman.com/im-vitoria  
    WTCS Hamburg at https://hamburg.triathlon.org/en/home/
    HEXIS at https://www.hexis.live/
    Fuelling Endurance podcast at https://thelongmunch.podbean.com/ 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Regan Hollioake

    Regan Hollioake

    Regan Hollioake, Professional Triathlete from Australia, talks to us about her journey from competitive open water swimming to triathlon.
    Regan discovered cycling as a strength after a standout performance at Busselton where she set the fastest ever age group female time. Living in a small town three hours north of Melbourne, she often trained alone but has more recently benefited from joining a training squad in Ballarat. We discuss her progression in running, from a 3:15 marathon to a 3:03 at IRONMAN Australia, despite not having a formal running background, and how she maintains a mindful approach to training volume to avoid injuries.
    Regan’s debut as a professional athlete was at IRONMAN New Zealand, where she raced against notable competitors like Chelsea Sodaro and Els Visser. Despite initial doubts, she excelled and secured a fourth-place finish, validating her decision to go pro.
    We discuss her challenging lead-up to IRONMAN Australia, where she competed and won the race despite suffering a broken rib from an accident in the pool and an ulcerated cornea.
    Most recently Regan raced and won the full distance at Challenge Gunsan in Korea. Her next stop? Lake Placid and then the IRONMAN World Champs in Nice. She’ll definitely be one to watch out for.
    LINKS:
    Follow Regan Hollioake on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rlhollioake/

    • 37 min
    Challenge Roth. Regan Hollioake.

    Challenge Roth. Regan Hollioake.

    Bev calls in from Challenge Roth and we review this event and the racing from the weekend at both Roth and the World Triathlon Cup race in Tiszaujvaros.
    We share excerpts from our interview with Australian Professional Triathlete Regan Hollioake, out tomorrow.
    (0:00:00) – Bevan calls in from Challenge Roth and we discuss the event and the racing from the weekend.
    (0:17:47) - ULTRO competition for coffee club members
    (0:32:22) – Intro to Regan Hollioake
    (0:34:11) – Regan Hollioake excerpts
    LINKS:
    Infinit Nutrition 10% discount using the code FITTER10 at https://www.infinitnutrition.com.au/ Note: For the code to work you need to have created an account and be logged in.
    ULTRO Earbuds 15% discount using the code ULTRO15 at https://www.ultroaudio.com/   
    Challenge Roth at https://www.challenge-roth.com/en/registration.html
    2024 World Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros at https://tiszatriatlon.hu/
    Follow Regan Hollioake on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rlhollioake/

    • 54 min
    Challenge Cagnes-Sur-Mer. GI Distress. ITB Syndrome.

    Challenge Cagnes-Sur-Mer. GI Distress. ITB Syndrome.

    Bev calls in from Cagnes sur Mer in France and we review the racing and news from the weekend.
    Dr. Patrick Wilson PhD RD is the author of “The Athlete's Gut”, the only book written for athletes and coaches looking to address gastrointestinal issues during training and competition. Dr. Wilson is an assistant professor of exercise science and directs the Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University. He is a recognized expert on how exercise, nutrition, and psychology affect gut function in athletes and has authored over 45 scientific articles that span the disciplines of exercise science, sports nutrition, and health. 
    We share excerpts from the Training Peaks CoachCast podcast in which he discussed his best-selling book “The Athlete's Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress”
    We invite Dr Kate Baldwin of Valere Endurance back on the show to talk about ITB Syndrome. We discuss how to distinguish ITBS from runner’s knee, the causal factors of ITBS and how to manage and recover from it.
    (0:00:00) – Bevan calls in from Cagnes sur Mer.
    (0:03:16) – Racing from the weekend and the French Triathlon scene.
    (0:12:38) – Hayden Wilde and Dylan McCullough
    (0:14:41) – T100 London Wild Cards
    (0:18:02) – Challenge Roth
    (0:24:15) – GI Distress excerpts – Training Peaks CoachCast podcast
    (0:42:51) – Dr Kate Baldwin and ITB Syndrome.
    LINKS:
    Infinit Nutrition 10% discount using the code FITTER10 at https://www.infinitnutrition.com.au/ Note: For the code to work you need to have created an account and be logged in.
    ULTRO Earbuds 15% discount using the code ULTRO15 at https://www.ultroaudio.com/   
    Challenge Cagnes sur Mer at https://challenge-cagnessurmer.com/
    Challenge Roth at https://www.challenge-roth.com/en/registration.html
    Patrick Wilson PhD RD - The Athlete's Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress at https://www.amazon.com/Athletes-Gut-Digestion-Nutrition-Distress/dp/194800710X
    The Training Peaks CoachCast Podcast at https://www.trainingpeaks.com/podcasts/
    Dr Kate Baldwin of Valere Endurance at https://valereendurance.com/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jay Dicharry: Running Rewired. Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength and Speed

    Jay Dicharry: Running Rewired. Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength and Speed

    In this episode we welcome Jay Dicharry, the acclaimed author of "Running Rewired" and a seasoned physical therapist with a remarkable track record of working with over 50 Olympians. Jay shares his expertise on the critical role of movement skills and tissue capacity in enhancing athletic performance and explains how athletes can develop the necessary skills and body preparation to achieve their goals and prevent injuries.
    We discuss the pivotal importance of postural control and endurance for athletes involved in prolonged activities like cycling, running and swimming. Jay illustrates how maintaining consistent body positioning can maximize efficiency and minimize fatigue. We explore the limitations of traditional exercises and advocate for dynamic movements that bolster both strength and skill. Furthermore, Jay sheds light on the mechanics of running, emphasizing the importance of rotational control at the foot, ankle, hip and upper body to enhance performance and reduce injury risk. Practical tips and exercises, such as using rocker boards and resistance bands, are shared to help athletes improve their form and stability.
    We focus on optimizing movement skills for efficiency, addressing common myths about muscle functionality and highlighting the importance of proper mechanics like triple extension. Jay underscores the need to address underlying movement issues rather than merely increasing training volume or intensity. Additionally, we explore the complexities of tissue adaptation and the critical role of plyometrics in building bone and ten
    LINKS:
    Jay Dicharry – Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and Speed at https://www.amazon.com/Running-Rewired-Reinvent-Stability-Strength/dp/1646046528/

    • 50 min
    IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant. Jay Dicharry.

    IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant. Jay Dicharry.

    Bev calls in from France and Tim’s back home in New Zealand. We review the racing from IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant at the weekend.
    New Zealand have now confirmed the team going to the Olympics, we give our opinion on the decision.
    Jay Dicharry, is the acclaimed author of "Running Rewired - Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and Speed”, in which Jay shares his expertise on the critical role of movement skills and tissue capacity in enhancing athletic performance. Jay explains how athletes can develop the necessary skills and body preparation to achieve their goals and prevent injuries. We share excerpts from our full interview with Jay, out tomorrow.
    (0:00:00) – Bevan calls in from Vence and there’s some sickness in the household.
    (0:04:52) – Reverse Taper
    (0:07:22) – The course at Challenge Cagnes sur Mer
    (0:10:30) – New Zealand Olympic team update
    (0:25:22) – Infinit Nutrition 10% discount for all listeners with the code FITTER10
    (0:25:31) - ULTRO Earbuds 15% discount for all our listeners with the code ULTRO15
    (0:25:46) – IM703 Mont Tremblant race review
    (0:33.30) – A change of bike strategy for Mont Tremblant
    (0:40:32) – Introduction to Jay Dicharry
    (0:42:38) – Excerpts from out interview with Jay Dicharry – out tomorrow.
    LINKS:
    Infinit Nutrition 10% discount using the code FITTER10 at https://www.infinitnutrition.com.au/ Note: For the code to work you need to have created an account and be logged in.
    ULTRO Earbuds 15% discount using the code ULTRO15 at https://www.ultroaudio.com/
    IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant at  https://www.ironman.com/im703-mont-tremblant
    Jay Dicharry – Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and Speed at https://www.amazon.com/Running-Rewired-Reinvent-Stability-Strength/dp/1646046528/

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

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High quality

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