126 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
    • 4.9, 255 Ratings

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!

    Iñigo Mujika, PhD

    Iñigo Mujika, PhD

    Iñigo Mujika (PhD) has coached numerous Olympians, national teams, and is recognized as one of the top triathlon (swimming, cycling, and running) coaches in the world. He's published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters. He literally wrote the book on tapering, which is the main focus of our discussion though we touch on many other important and practical topics. Find all the links we talk about at https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/127

    • 1 hr 8 min
    David Bishop, PhD

    David Bishop, PhD

    David Bishop, PhD is a Professor at Victoria University in Australia and an expert on the health and performance outcomes of exercise prescription with a particular emphasis on mitochondrial adaptations. Recently, he’s been studying the impact of twice-per-day training. You’ll learn, for example, that running twice in a day may be more beneficial than training for the same duration in one long run. And, we explore many other topics that will help you take your workouts to the next level.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Jose Areta, PhD

    Jose Areta, PhD

    Jose Areta studies energy availability, training, and performance. We talk about his recent case study of an amenorrhoeic athlete who restored their menstrual cycle while training and competing at a high level, his comprehensive review of glycogen utilization, and how an athlete can loose weight while training for performance and periodizing carbohydrate intake.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Mark Burnley, PhD

    Mark Burnley, PhD

    My guest today is Mark Burnley, PhD from the University of Kent. He's studies endurance physiology, especially the power-duration relationship. For example, he was part of the group that first validated the 3-minute all-out test to estimate critical power. He's spent much of his career questioning why we can only maintain exercise when the intensity is less than 20-30% of our ability to generate force…why do we have so much additional capacity when we can't sustain it?

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Patrick Wilson, PhD

    Patrick Wilson, PhD

    Patrick Wilson (PhD) is an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University and author of a newly published book, The Athlete's Gut. He was a guest in episode 16. Today, we update our understanding of gut physiology from when he was first on the show but spend most of our time on lots of new and applied questions relevant to your training, racing, and adventures.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Andy Jones, PhD

    Andy Jones, PhD

    Andy Jones is one of the world's leading experts in human performance physiology, especially in the realm of endurance. Nike recognized this when they brought him onto the Breaking 2 project. He's most famous in many circles for his pioneering work using nitrates to boost performance. Yes, this is the beetroot guy. Today we talk about mechanisms of fatigue, critical speed/power, evidence-based approaches to training, and (of course) beetroot juice.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 Ratings

Luke179 ,

Such great content!!!

This is an amazing Pod cast!! If you are looking to understand the why behind your training this is a one stop shop.

So many great insights gleamed from every episode!

Gatrus Gatrus ,

Genius level

I’ve listened to three pods so far. In those three podcasts, I’ve learned more about running and training than in the last 5 years.
I’m a runner with almost 50 years experience. I’ve run as a novice, a sub elite 10k competitor in the 70’s and as a masters. I can honestly say that this podcast is science based and incredibly detailed.
I love this podcast.
If you want to learn about ultra running and the science of training, this is for you.

inkidu ,

A Podcast done right!

Just came across this podcast and truly enjoy it. No fluff, just helpful and interesting info if your into running some miles and staying healthy.

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