140 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.

The TriDoc Podcast, triathlon and health in one place Dr. Jeff Sankoff

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 30 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.

    Ep 139: Training after illness/Cristina M Ramirez

    Ep 139: Training after illness/Cristina M Ramirez

    In this episode:
    When is it ok to train through illness and how should you adapt your training when recovering from a malady? We look at several common ailments and discuss if it is safe to train through, whether you should rest up instead and how you should return to training afterwards. Cristina M Ramirez is a three time Ironman and best selling author. We talk about how she teaches growth mindset to kids using running as a tool and about her co-founding of a foundation that pairs up able bodied and paraathletes for competing in endurance events among her many other remarkable exploits.
    Segments:
    [06:58]- Medical Mailbag: When is it safe to train through illness?
    [38:22]- Interview: Cristina Ramirez
    Links
    Cristina's Facebook page
    @empoweredbydiscomfort on Instagram
    Cristina's Website
    IM 70.3 Coeur d'Alene Webinar sign up link

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 138: Carbohydrate periodization/Dr. Daya Grant

    Ep. 138: Carbohydrate periodization/Dr. Daya Grant

    In this episode:
    Cycling carbohydrates so that you train with low glycogen levels was once thought to be a viable strategy for getting real benefits in endurance performance. This strategy has come in to question with more recent scientific research. On this episode's medical mailbag we take a look and see what the latest data suggests about this concept. Plus, neuroscientist Dr. Daya Grant stops by to talk about the flow and clutch states; what they are and how you can get there in order to make the most of your training and racing.
    Segments:
    [14:47]- Medical Mailbag: Carbohydrate Periodization
    [38:18]- Interview: Daya Grant
    Links
    @dr.dayagrant on Instagram
    Daya's Website

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 137: Magnesium supplementation/Mark Evans

    Ep. 137: Magnesium supplementation/Mark Evans

    In this episode:
    Magnesium is the latest supplement to be advertised as a panacea for all that ails triathletes. Can it really do everything that the makers of Pillar, a powdered drink form of the element, promise? On this episode's medical mailbag, we take a look at the science. Plus, an interview with age grouper Mark Evans. The former submariner survived a terrible collision with an intoxicated driver during the 70.3 World Championships in Utah in 2022. Hear about how he managed to stay positive and come back to training and racing with his incredible mindset.
    Segments:
    [11:02]- Medical Mailbag: Magnesium
    [37:14]- Interview: Mark Evans
    Links
    Mark's Facebook page @frumpycob on Instagram

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 136: Rebroadcast-The Nutrition Episode

    Ep 136: Rebroadcast-The Nutrition Episode

    In this episode:
    Often referred to as the fourth discipline in triathlon, nutrition remains a source of confusion for many athletes. I have discussed nutrition across many episodes with many guests but I felt like it was time to bring together a couple of experts and dedicate an entire episode to this weighty topic. Alex Larson and Celine Evans are both multisport athletes with nutrition coaching businesses and a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share on this matter. Through our conversation they will help us understand why it is so important to fuel properly when we train race and recover, how we can do so more thoughtfully and why a nutrition coach can be such a valuable addition to your team if you choose to go that route.
    Links
    Celine Evans:
    Nutrition 360
    LifeSport
    Alex Larson
    Alex 's Facebook group
    Alex 's Facebook page
    @alexlarsonnutrition on Instagram
    Alex 's Website
    Alex on YouTube

    • 52 min
    Ep. 135: Long Run Coffee/Dave Lowry-IM on a BMX!

    Ep. 135: Long Run Coffee/Dave Lowry-IM on a BMX!

    In this episode:
    Long Run Coffee claims to be coffee with a purpose-to help start your day and your run off right by adding a dose of electrolytes to everyone's favorite morning beverage. There are a host of other claims and we wanted to know if any of them are backed up by science so we take a look on this episode's Medical Mailbag. Dave Lowry is an age group triathlete from Perth, Australia who recently participated in the Busselton Ironman using a modified BMX bike. While this sounds a little out there, Dave explains why he did this and tells me how his day went and it makes for a great story to round out 2023.
    Segments:
    [10:13]- Medical Mailbag: Long Run Coffee
    [30:26]- Interview: Dave Lowry
    Links
    Dave's Facebook page @djlowry1976 on Instagram

    • 56 min
    Ep 134: Holiday Hacks/Jason Curtis on strength training for multisport

    Ep 134: Holiday Hacks/Jason Curtis on strength training for multisport

    In this episode:
    The holidays always pose significant challenges for endurance athletes and on the Medical Mailbag this episode Coach Juliet and I share our hacks for doing your best to stick to your plan for multisport success while still enjoying all of the best things that the holidays offer. Plus, an interview with strength and conditioning coach Jason Curtis. Jason has an incredibly active and successful business developing programs for athletes in all kinds of sport and we discuss the importance of strength training not only for preventing injury but also for getting faster in triathlon.
    Segments:
    [05:53]- Medical Mailbag: Holiday Hacks
    [27:35]- Interview: Jason Curtis
    Links
    @strengthandconditioningcourse on Instagram Jason's Website 

    • 1 hr 1 min

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Excellent discussion that helped me understand what my 50-year marathoner wife is facing and with menopause.

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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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