55 episodes

Do you want to know how training makes you faster? Listen in. Kolie is a leading expert in endurance, sprint, and strength training for cyclists. Kyle is a NASA scientist and national champion sprinter on the track.

Empirical Cycling is a coaching company specializing in individualized training plans for all cycling disciplines. If you like the podcast, please consider a donation at http://www.empiricalcycling.com/donate.html

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Do you want to know how training makes you faster? Listen in. Kolie is a leading expert in endurance, sprint, and strength training for cyclists. Kyle is a NASA scientist and national champion sprinter on the track.

Empirical Cycling is a coaching company specializing in individualized training plans for all cycling disciplines. If you like the podcast, please consider a donation at http://www.empiricalcycling.com/donate.html

    Perspectives #3: USA Crits 2021, with Alex Carmona and Taylor Warren

    Perspectives #3: USA Crits 2021, with Alex Carmona and Taylor Warren

    In this episode Kolie asks Empirical Cycling coach Alex Carmona and coach Taylor Warren about their first full season racing USA Crits. We discuss highs and lows, the importance of cornering and positioning, and working up the USA Crits team pecking order. Alex and Taylor also put on their coach hats and go in depth about managing fitness and fatigue in a season, having a "fitness reservoir," hot takes on warmups, and tire widths and pressures.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Watts Doc #33: Fats vs Carbs Part II - Carnitine and VLamax

    Watts Doc #33: Fats vs Carbs Part II - Carnitine and VLamax

    We look deeper into how the body chooses to use carbohydrates and fats, and specifically when and how carbohydrates inhibit fat oxidation. This serves as a jumping off point to take a critical look at VLamax and how it may, or may not, affect your FTP.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Watts Doc #32: What Is Aerobic? Fats vs Carbs

    Watts Doc #32: What Is Aerobic? Fats vs Carbs

    What does it really mean to burn something aerobically? This episode concludes the first phase of this series by looking at both the Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain, and putting them in perspective. In what way is burning fats or carbs aerobic, and how aerobically different are they from each other?

    • 48 min
    Instagram and Reddit AMA!

    Instagram and Reddit AMA!

    In this episode we answer questions asked on Instagram and r/velo. The podcast isn't dead!

    • 55 min
    Perspectives #2: How To Manage Sickness, with Dr. Fabiano Araujo

    Perspectives #2: How To Manage Sickness, with Dr. Fabiano Araujo

    This is a wide ranging conversation with Empirical Cycling coach Dr. Fabiano Araujo. We discuss the immune system, inflammation, when you can and can't train when sick, nutrition strategies, and much more.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Watts Doc #31: How and Why We Burn Carbs

    Watts Doc #31: How and Why We Burn Carbs

    This episode starts by looking at the chemical mechanisms of glycolysis, the stepwise dismantling of glucose for energy, and finishes with some big picture learnings about this deceptively simple pathway.

    • 57 min

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