103 episodes

The Tri Doc is a physician on a mission; to dispel all the false notions about injuries, training aids and pseudoscience that permeates the triathlon community. This podcast takes a fresh look at how to train and race for a triathlon while being smart about choices related to gear, nutrition and anything that goes in or on your body.

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    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

The Tri Doc is a physician on a mission; to dispel all the false notions about injuries, training aids and pseudoscience that permeates the triathlon community. This podcast takes a fresh look at how to train and race for a triathlon while being smart about choices related to gear, nutrition and anything that goes in or on your body.

    CORE revisited/Joe Wilson aka Triathlon Joe

    CORE revisited/Joe Wilson aka Triathlon Joe

    In episode 98 I reviewed the science underpinning the claims being made by the makers of the CORE temperature sensor that purports to improve performance by virtue of allowing improved heat acclimation and heat training. In this episode I revisit the CORE with an update after speaking to some of the team behind it as well as some who are using it. I am not really in a better position to make a clear recommendation but I have a lot more insights to share! Also, an in interview with the talented and equally likable Joe Wilson. Always ready with a smile and a clap on the back for support, Triathlon Joe has been on the scene for almost as long as I have letting everyone know that this is FUN and of course, that the swim is canceled.

    • 55 min
    Menopause and the endurance athlete

    Menopause and the endurance athlete

    Dr. Kristen Lund, OB/GYN joins me to discuss all matters related to menopause; what it is, why it happens, what the symptoms are, how it can be managed, how it affects endurance training, recovery and performance and much more. She also helps me understand some of the controversies and misunderstandings that permeate popular culture on this subject and spends a lot of time answering questions submitted by my listeners, themselves going through this transition their lives. This episode is for ALL of my listeners. For the women AND the men who certainly have women in their lives who are or will be dealing with these issues at some point.

    • 55 min
    The 100th episode!

    The 100th episode!

    Over more than three and a half years and fifty thousand plus downloads, the TriDoc podcast has delivered entertaining interviews and informative reviews of the science behind all manner of products marketed to endurance athletes. Now, in my one hundredth episode it is time for me to pause and take a look back in order to once again help you see through the advertising ploys and red flags used to separate you from your hard earned money and review what doesn't work as well as the few things that are worth your time.

    • 55 min
    Genetic screening for heart issues/Joanne Courtney

    Genetic screening for heart issues/Joanne Courtney

    Sudden cardiac death (SCD) continues to be a fearsome specter for athletes in all endurance sports but especially for triathletes who have the highest rates of SCD during the swim than for any other activity. To date, no screening programs have proven successful or practical to lower the risk. With improvements in genetic testing, could this avenue offer a possible solution? I look at what the science says. Joanne Courtney had a long and successful career as a professional curler as the second for Rachel Homan's foursome through numerous national championships, Worlds and one Olympics. That all came to an end this past spring when she announced her retirement and that she was taking up a new sport, triathlon. Her journey to multisport has been pretty similar to that of so many others. Have a listen to her relate the struggles and triumphs as she swaps her proficiency with a curling broom for mediocrity in a swimming pool and the ensuing joys of reaching her first finish line.

    • 56 min
    CORE/Karen Smyers

    CORE/Karen Smyers

    In this episode:
    The CORE body temperature monitor promises to make you perform better by allowing you to know when you are overheating and better perform heat acclimation protocols in preparation for events in warmer climates. There is a lot of science on their website but not a whole lot in the way of proof of concept. I review what is known on heat acclimation and try to understand how this technology might be useful. Karen Smyers won the Ironman World Championship and had several podium finishes in a career that included success on the ITU circuit as well. Now a coach and motivational speaker she still trains and races and speaks with me about her time in the sport and some of the keys to her successes.
    About Karen: will email it
    Segments:
    [08:47]- CORE
    [19:54]- Interview
    Links
    https://www.facebook.com/karen.smyers.73 (Karen's Facebook page)
    https://www.karensmyers.com (Karen's Website)

    • 59 min
    BOA/Joe Wilson interviews the TriDoc

    BOA/Joe Wilson interviews the TriDoc

    In this episode:
    BOA is a new novel way of getting your salt supplements via transmucosal delivery and the product promises a LOT. How much of what they are selling is based on science and how much is just the usual hype? I take a look and give you an overview of what you can expect. Joe Wilson is a successful age grouper and YouTuber he is also well know on the socials as an affable, fun loving guy who was recently featured in a Slowtwitch profile for his exploits as a supreme cheerleader at IM races. He joins me today to turn the tables by interviewing me. Many listeners have requested more information about my story and how I have found success at racing at an older age. Joe does a great job exploring my past and unlocking some of the keys to my successes.
    Segments:
    [05:15]- BOA
    [19:25]- Joe Wilson Interviews the TriDoc

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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High quality information

Very helpful in understanding some complicated topics in an easy to digest format.

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Be ready to binge listen

I was turned onto the TriDoc’s podcast this past summer by a friend. The TriDoc helps you sift through those athletic enhancement products and their gimmicks of marketing from a science based analysis of the products. He brings a plethora of medical and athletic knowledge to the podcast. His guests are relevant to our sport. No matter how much you think you know, the podcast helps you look at thing from different angles. I find myself re-listening to episodes and sharing them with friends.

WhyWeTriPodcast ,

Information Triathlon Show w/ a sense of humor!

Your show has a wealth of information jam packed in. Plus you add a nice twist of humor. In this world- that is refreshing!!

Can’t wait to hear more!!

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