105 episodes

The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast presented by Human Vortex Training & USA Cycling Expert Level Coach Menachem Brodie gives cyclists & triathletes of all levels & abilities the opportunity to learn about Strength training, Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition, & much more, as Coach Brodie shares his experience and talks with other top experts.

Taking YOUR questions, we're here to help you get more out of your training, and to learn how to "Train Smarter, Not Harder, because it is all about YOU!™"

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The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast Menachem Brodie

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The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast presented by Human Vortex Training & USA Cycling Expert Level Coach Menachem Brodie gives cyclists & triathletes of all levels & abilities the opportunity to learn about Strength training, Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition, & much more, as Coach Brodie shares his experience and talks with other top experts.

Taking YOUR questions, we're here to help you get more out of your training, and to learn how to "Train Smarter, Not Harder, because it is all about YOU!™"

Learn more
www.HumanVortexTraining.com

YouTube Channel & Instagram
@HVTraining Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/menachem-brodie/support

    Ep 104- Margin of Safety Part 1

    Ep 104- Margin of Safety Part 1

    Those who've poked their noses into the world of value investing will recognize this term, but we're not talking about stocks.... we're talking about YOU and your training!

    In this episode we use the comparison of the 3 kinds of stock traders: 


    "Flash Boys" (a la Michael Lewis's book)
    Day Traders
    Value Investors

    to help get across to the 3 different kinds of endurance athletes:


    Tech Geeks/ Super mathematicians
    Evidence Based
    Know Thyself 

    And how through better self understanding of what kind of endurance athlete you are, how you can best guide yourself to better build in a Margin of Safety in your training, by training less, and focusing on the things that help you most. 


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    • 41 min
    Ep 103- Lee Welton: Hiking as Cross Training for Cyclists & Triathletes

    Ep 103- Lee Welton: Hiking as Cross Training for Cyclists & Triathletes

    Lee Welton is a Physical Therapist and strength coach for hikers and backpackers. An outdoor enthusiast himself, Lee enjoys adventures in the great outdoors, and spent some time with us discussing: 

    The similarities between hiking and biking
    The importance of strong feet
    Mistakes cyclists and triathletes make when adding hiking to their fall or winter training
    How to stay strong, resilient, and injury free
    and much more!

    Lee is a wealth of knowledge, and shares some deep insights into how to tie together strength training for performance and cross training, while allowing the latter to be an enjoyable mental and physical break from your chosen sport!
    Get some virtual trail magic from Lee:
    Lee's Website- TrailsideFitness.com
    Lee's Instagram
    Lee's YouTube

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 102- Learn More From Old Things

    Ep 102- Learn More From Old Things

    Over the last 15 years or so, there has been a strong tendency to only rely, or to rely heavily, on the newest, latest, and supposedly "greatest". . . but in doing so, many coaches, athletes, and general health & fitness folks have missed out on the huge wealth of knowledge that has been accumulated to date. 

    Certainly, some things we have learned from experience are not as useful or applicable as previously thought, yet many other fundamentals have been learned, refined and practiced to far better levels than what those in modern society would. 

    NEW dominated old, and once we have used something, read it, or learned it through a passing or two, it's on searching for the next new idea or thing.

    In todays episode we talk a little about the importance of re-reading or re-taking old courses, finding sound information in books of yesteryear, and internalizing the truth that: There is very little or nothing new under the sun, and in our micro-focused world, we tend to miss out on easy wins and important details in the macro.  



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    • 28 min
    Ep 101- Greg Choat: When to Get More Aggressive with Your Bike Fit

    Ep 101- Greg Choat: When to Get More Aggressive with Your Bike Fit

    Greg Choat is a performance specialist based out of Las Vegas who has worked with a number of athletes from a variety of sports, ranging from UFC and Olympic level Badminton to cyclists and triathletes in the amateur and professional levels. In this episode our main topic is when and how to get more aggressive with your bike fit during the season. The answer will surprise many cyclists and triathletes, and bring into light a few really important considerations which are missed when talking about "getting more aero".



    In this episode we also talk about:

    -Explosion of indoor cycling (via Corona, Zwift, and Peloton)
        -The difference between riding indoors vs. riding outside
    -His deep dive the last 4 years into the nooks and crannies of bike fitting (After nearly 20 years of bike fitting)
    -The horrible bike fits that can be seen at Professional Triathlon's and TT races (and why they prevail despite our knowing better)
    -Why your musculoskeletal FUNCTION will dictate your on-bike FORM
    -Why you shouldn't deadlift off the floor as a cyclist or triathlete...at least not to start

    And much more!



    Connect with and follow Greg on:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Website- Sanus Sport

    Website- Las Vegas Bike Fit

    Email: Fitme@LasVegasBikeFit.com



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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 100- Low Back Pain in Cyclists & The Importance of Culture

    Ep 100- Low Back Pain in Cyclists & The Importance of Culture

    In this episode we talk about the acceptance of low back pain in cyclists- especially in their non-riding daily life- and how we need to be very mindful of the culture(s) which surround us: Their strengths, weaknesses, biases, and how we should continually ask good questions and not simply follow along.



    PODCAST: Dr. Stuart McGill Part 1

    PODCAST: Dr. Stuart McGill Part 2

    VIDEO: Top 3 Bird-Dog Mistakes

    VIDEO: Prone Hip Abduction



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    • 32 min
    Ep 99- Dr. Kasey Hill: What Do Runners Need?

    Ep 99- Dr. Kasey Hill: What Do Runners Need?

    Dr. Kasey Hill has joined us again to talk about strength training for runners, the process of getting the most out of your strength training. We talk about a number of absolutely vital topics including: Injury Prevention, Barefoot Running, not-so popular variations of plyometric warmups to help with better coordination and power expression in your running, and even the use of walk-run intervals and how they can help you become a much better runner and triathlete!

    Connect with Dr. Hill:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drkaseyhill

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkaseyhill/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJYA6uPA7ZiIlYQVRRJ2MoA





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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

fibconsinite ,

Learning strength and philosophy

I am enjoying the insight Coach Brodie and his guests have about training and the philosophical angle brought to it. I’m a process and analysis of the big picture person when it comes to my training and this right up my alley.

pushbike4 ,

Thanks!

Really enjoying the podcast. Weight training is my new focus for 2020 and I’m learning all kinds of good things to fix my posture and hopefully make me faster

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Menachem Strong and Savvy Podcast

I became aware of Menachem through an article on strength training he wrote for a cycling media outlet. He seemed to be espousing the virtues of heavy strength training for cyclists (in a specific way - not general) which pushed back on many myths and traditions that have permeated endurance sports. I just started listening to some of his podcasts. The material is good; he can get redundant , but that is a small constructive criticism. There seems to be far more coaches than athletes these days. The onus is on the athlete to differentiate the good from the bad. Menachem seems authentic about his passion to help people and this quality to me is of the highest importance. My biggest pet peeve which coaches is that a large number of them criticize what other coaches are doing whether they are right or not. An authentic coach should be confident in her/his approach without the need to weigh in on what others are doing. Also, and lastly, when a coach thinks they know everything about their field - run away. Menachem encompasses (at least from the periphery) many excellent qualities of an authentic coach.

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