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.
Episode 68: Running surfaces and injuries/Dave Scott
It has long been held that what surface you run on is a major contributor to injuries in running. Harder surfaces lead to more injuries than softer ones. Or is the other way around? Is it possible that we have this upside down? Newer analyses and thinking on this matter posits that in fact, the biomechanics of running on softer surfaces might actually be worse for injuries than when running on harder ones. I look at the research and give you the inside scoop. Plus, a wide ranging conversation with six time Kona champion and legend in the sport, Dave Scott.
Episode 67: Tapering/Rocky Harris USAT CEO
Tapering is a well accepted part of a triathlon training program leading up to an event. But how should a taper be structured in order to get the most out of it and how long should it last? There is actually a fair bit of research on these questions and on this episode I take a look to help answer them along with some others like whether or not the 'taper tantrums' are a real thing. Plus, an interview with USAT CEO Rocky Harris. Rocky talks to me about the state of triathlon, the future coming out of the pandemic and efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the sport.
Episode 66: Massage therapy/Simon Ward
Massage therapy does a body and mind good but is there any science to support the gestalt that we all may share that it really improves recovery or performance? Despite the fact that it has been around pretty much forever and the fact that there are many technological aids that leverage massage to purportedly enhance recovery, the truth is, evidence to support these claims is pretty scarce. I look at the science of a good rubdown. Plus, my conversation with Simon Ward a longtime British triathlon coach with numerous accolades and awards to his name. Simon is the toast of an entertaining podcast that espouses his philosophy of triathlon training-that we should all aspire to be 'high performance humans' as opposed to just high performing triathletes. We discuss what that means and how you can become one.
Episode 65: Gluten free diet/Pt 2: Sara Gross & Sarah True
In this episode:
Humans domesticated wheat millennia ago and in so doing created a civilization. Despite a harmonious and fruitful relationship, the past decade has seen a revolution against the grain precipitated by one man and his book 'Wheat Belly'. The subsequent rush to a gluten free lifestyle has been as rapid as it is mystifying. Is there any scientific evidence to support the claims in Wheat Belly or is it all one man's theorizing? And what of claims that being gluten free can enhance athletic performance? I look at the evidence. Plus, the conclusion of my entertaining and thought provoking interview with Sara Gross and Sarah True-in this segment we discuss the role for men in advocating for women in triathlon as well as their thoughts on transgender women in the sport.
Episode 64: Heat for DOMS/Sara Gross & Sarah True
Cold has long been advocated as treatment for sore muscles after a hard workout but recent research is beginning to suggest that heat may actually be a better way to go. Can heat decrease the soreness associated with delayed onset muscle soreness and actually accelerate recovery to improved performance? I review the evidence. Sara Gross and Sarah True are the dynamic duo behind the podcast If We were Riding one of many podcasts that celebrate women in sport and can be found among the many excellent podcasts geared towards women on the Live Feisty Website. In part 1 of my conversation with them we tackle subjects like issues facing women in triathlon and how men can be better allies.
Ep. 63: Anxiety and your gut/Dan Empfield
The gut and the brain are intricately linked to the point that sometimes your mind can wreak havoc on your tummy! Patrick Wilson joins me to talk about how this is. Also, a conversation with triathlon legend Dan Empfield.
High quality information
Very helpful in understanding some complicated topics in an easy to digest format.
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.
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!!