81 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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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.

    Ep. 80: Iron deficiency/Kris Freeman-Olympic cross country skier turned triathlete

    Ep. 80: Iron deficiency/Kris Freeman-Olympic cross country skier turned triathlete

    Iron deficiency is a common concern amongst athletes but is it a commonly occurring problem in this group? I review iron metabolism, dietary sources and the evidence on how frequently iron deficiency is found in the athlete population. I also look at what is known about iron deficiency and athletic performance as well as whether or not there is any benefit to iron supplementation. Plus, an interview with former Olympic cross country skier Kris Freeman. Kris had tremendous success in a sport that is generally dominated by Europeans and he did it while being diagnosed and learning to manage type 1 diabetes. After his skiing career, Kris has turned to triathlon where he continues to have great success and is at the forefront of understanding his disease and how to manage it.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 79: Understanding the marketing of science/Alex Larson Nutrition

    Episode 79: Understanding the marketing of science/Alex Larson Nutrition

    Through 78 episodes the TriDoc podcast has been a resource for athletes trying to make sense of the advertising and marketing that accompanies products aimed at them promising to improve performance. On this episode, joined by the podcast intern Maddy Pesch, I review the ways that such marketing is often deceiving and how consumers can be better attuned to the kinds of common ways that what is promised so very often deviates from reality.Plus, a conversation with the highly entertaining Alex Larson. A nutritionist for endurance athletes who understands that eating is not only something to be enjoyed but a way to fuel high performance training and racing.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 78: Anti-gravity running/Dr. Tracy Cushing, breast cancer survivor

    Ep. 78: Anti-gravity running/Dr. Tracy Cushing, breast cancer survivor

    training with a running injury is often impossible and can be a real issue if a race is coming up. A new device called the Lever Movement advertises itself as a potential solution allowing runners to 'unweight' themselves and train through injury getting the benefits of improved fitness while allowing for injuries to heal. Similar but much more complicated and expensive technology in the form of the AlterG offers similar claims. So what does the science say? Are these devices worth the investment of money and time or is there a cheaper more accessible solution? Plus, a conversation with Dr. Tracy Cushing. Always smiling, always moving forward no matter what obstacles she faces, this triathlete had to deal with a rare form of breast cancer and through it all used triathlon as one of her main motivators through her darkest moments. Hear how she made it through and returned just as strong as ever.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 77: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)/John Duquette owner of Blue70

    Ep. 77: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)/John Duquette owner of Blue70

    Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) has been around for more than three decades but is only now becoming more widely known among endurance athletes. What is it? How does it work? Does it really offer benefits that make it something that triathletes and other endurance athletes should consider? I look at the science. Plus, a conversation with John Duquette the owner of Blue70 sports on the how and why of wetsuits for triathlon. Are they really that much faster? Am I better with sleeves or without and what about those floaty shorts?

    • 49 min
    Ep. 76: Daylight Savings Time & Jet lag/Mark Allen

    Ep. 76: Daylight Savings Time & Jet lag/Mark Allen

    Fall is here and with it comes the switch back to standard time. Why do we go through the annual changing of the clocks and is there any effect on health of doing so? I look at the evidence and include a discussion on a similar subject, crossing time zones for travel. How it impacts performance and why as well as what you can do about it. Plus, a conversation with six time Ironman World Champion and Master Coach Mark Allen.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 75: Circadian rhythm and best time of day to perform/Bill Ogden

    Ep. 75: Circadian rhythm and best time of day to perform/Bill Ogden

    Are you a morning person? An evening person? Something in between? Whatever it is, that chronotype has implications for when you are likely to best perform as an athlete during the day. Circadian rhythm refers to our internal clock and it has control over many physiologic processes. It turns out that it also has effects on athletic performance but it can be manipulated. In this episode I review the science on what time of day we perform our best and how we can manipulate our biology to work for us when we want it to. Plus, an interview with Detroit attorney and Ironman Foundation fundraiser Bill Ogden. Bill has had an eventful 2020 and 2021 in and out of our sport and he shares his experiences good and bad to help us all see the good that is in triathlon.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 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.

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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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