137 episodes

For endurance athletes who want to do more than improve race performance. Learn how to eat, sleep, think, and move better. Become your ultra best!

Science Of Ultra Shawn Bearden

    • Running
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For endurance athletes who want to do more than improve race performance. Learn how to eat, sleep, think, and move better. Become your ultra best!

    Kelly McGonigal, PhD

    Kelly McGonigal, PhD

    Kelly McGonigal, PhD understands the power of mindset and movement better than anyone.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Amy Bender, PhD

    Amy Bender, PhD

    A primer on the why and how of sleep for endurance athletes with Amy Bender, PhD from the Centre for Sleep.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mileage Matters Most

    Mileage Matters Most

    Mileage is the most important factor in your training, after consistency, no matter your goals.

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    • 21 min
    Shaping Hard Sessions

    Shaping Hard Sessions

    Two questions answered today. Should you put intervals at the beginning or at the end of the workout? Should progression runs be done by effort or pace?

    • 6 min
    Herman Pontzer, PhD

    Herman Pontzer, PhD

    Herman Pontzer, PhD is an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University interested in how the human body evolved and how our species’ past has shaped our health and physiology today. He studies the ecology, lifestyle, diet and evolutionary history of humans and apes to better understand metabolism and health. As you’ll hear in the interview, we emphasize what hunter-gatherer societies can tell us about the human body because it’s the lifestyle of hunter-gatherers that created the bodies we have. Several years ago, Dr. Pontzer and his colleagues were curious about the total energy expended per day by people living as hunter-gatherers. They discovered that nobody had made the actual, direct measurements. It took them a while to convince funding agencies that this was a good use of research dollars because the reviewers thought ’these are very active people, they’re going to be expending a lot more energy than sedentary people, we have good estimates of that based on activity level, we’re not going to learn anything here’. But Dr. Pontzer and is colleagues persisted, got the funding, and did the direct measurements. They discovered that the Hadza people of Tanzania expend the same number of calories per day as sedentary people in the United States and other modern societies despite being much more active. Show page: https://www.scienceofultra.com/podcasts/134

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Andrew Skurka and Joe McConaughy

    Andrew Skurka and Joe McConaughy

    Andrew Skurka & Joe McConaughy join me to talk about training and psychology for ultra distance events.

    Show page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/133

    • 1 hr 35 min

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So you say adrenal fatigue does not exist. I wonder what is mythical about blood tests showing very clear HPA axis dysregulation and barely being able to get out of bed for weeks. But of course, you are male, and probably haven't caught on to the fact that women get affected very differently - not that men don't get adrenal fatigue. I will delete all of your podcasts i just downloaded, since this podcast is obviously not science based at all.

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