52 episodes

Scientist, coach, & athlete, Thomas Solomon PhD, filters the signal from the noise on exercise- and health-related topics with his audiobook-style articles. Educate yourself today and empower yourself to train smarter, get stronger, and run faster.

Veohtu Thomas Solomon

    • Health & Fitness

Scientist, coach, & athlete, Thomas Solomon PhD, filters the signal from the noise on exercise- and health-related topics with his audiobook-style articles. Educate yourself today and empower yourself to train smarter, get stronger, and run faster.

    How to stop muscle cramps.

    How to stop muscle cramps.

    In the first part of this series, I introduced you to the phenomenon of sudden involuntary muscle contractions, aka cramping... a runner’s nightmare. In this second part, I dig into what you really care about — how to stop the Krampus monster.

    Clickable links to the evidence are in the written article ➡️ https://www.veohtu.com/stopcramp.html

    Train smart. Get strong. Run fast.

    ___________

    This podcast is free. If you value it and would like to keep it alive, please buy me a beer at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thomas.solomon

    Follow @ThomasPJSolomon and @veohtu on social media.

    #trainsmart #getstrong #runfast #sportsscience #exercisescience #nutrition #running #marathon #ultra #trail #mountain #ocr #obstaclecourseracing #performance #racing #training #cramp #fatigue

    Music credit: https://www.bensound.com

    • 29 min
    What causes exercise-associated muscle cramps?

    What causes exercise-associated muscle cramps?

    In my Alpine neck of the woods, tis that traditionally jolly time of year when Krampus comes to town to scare the naughty kids. But, in modern times, Krampus also haunts the festive races and takes down any ill-prepared athletes in his way. In this first instalment of a two-part series, I will visit the phenomenon of sudden involuntary muscle contractions — exercise-associated muscle cramps — aka a runner’s nightmare.

    Clickable links to the evidence are in the written article ➡️ https://www.veohtu.com/WhatCausesCramp.html

    Train smart. Get strong. Run fast.

    ___________

    This podcast is free. If you value it and would like to keep it alive, please buy me a beer at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thomas.solomon

    Follow @ThomasPJSolomon and @veohtu on social media.

    SUBSCRIBE to articles and nerd-alert: https://www.veohtu.com/subscribe.html

    #trainsmart #getstrong #runfast #sportsscience #exercisescience #nutrition #running #marathon #ultra #trail #mountain #ocr #obstaclecourseracing #performance #racing #training #cramp #fatigue

    Music credit: https://www.bensound.com

    • 22 min
    Continuous glucose monitoring for athletes. The “glucose performance zone” is all hype.

    Continuous glucose monitoring for athletes. The “glucose performance zone” is all hype.

    Continuous Glucose Monitoring (aka CGM) is being marketed to athletes as a “fuel gauge” to provide “glucose performance zone” targets. I’ve gone deep to help you learn what CGM is, what its limitations are, whether blood glucose concentrations represent a fuel gauge, and whether "glucose performance zones" are even real, or useful, or dodgy.

    This article contains a mix of robust science and my own opinions about throwing CGMs at athletes. Since I have over 10-years of experience using CGMs, I believe I have a right to an informed opinion on this topic.

    Clickable links to the evidence are in the written article ➡️ https://www.veohtu.com/CGMforathletes.html

    Train smart. Get strong. Run fast.

    ___________

    This podcast is free. If you value it and would like to keep it alive, please buy me a beer at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thomas.solomon

    Follow @ThomasPJSolomon and @veohtu on social media.

    Subscribe to articles and nerd-alert: https://www.veohtu.com/subscribe.html

    #trainsmart #getstrong #runfast #sportsscience #exercisescience #nutrition #running #marathon #ultra #trail #mountain #ocr #obstaclecourseracing #performance #racing #training #CGM #bloodglucose #glucoseperformancezone #fuelgauge

    Music credit: https://www.bensound.com

    • 49 min
    Beat the heat — how can you heat acclimate before race day?

    Beat the heat — how can you heat acclimate before race day?

    Welcome to the final part of this deep-dive series on #training and #racing in the #heat.

    In Part 1, you learned what heat does to your physiology and performance and why it is important to “keep your cool”. In Part 2, you learned how to “keep your cool” during your sessions and races. Here in Part 3, I will put the rapidly melting icing on your cake and share with you a powerful tool to arm yourself with on race day — heat acclimation.

    Clickable links to the evidence are in the written article ➡️ https://www.veohtu.com/heat-3-howtoheatacclimate.html

    Train smart. Get strong. Run fast.

    ___________

    This podcast is free. If you value it and would like to keep it alive, please buy me a beer at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thomas.solomon

    Follow @ThomasPJSolomon and @veohtu on social media.

    SUBSCRIBE to articles and nerd-alert: https://www.veohtu.com/subscribe.html

    ARTICLES: https://www.veohtu.com/articles

    NERD ALERTS: https://www.veohtu.com/nerdalert.html

    TRAINING PLANS: https://www.veohtu.com/training-plans.html

    GRIP STRENGTH PLANS: https://www.veohtu.com/hulkhands.html

    FREE TRAINING TOOLS: https://www.veohtu.com/free-training.html

    ONLINE COACHING: https://www.veohtu.com/coaching.html

    IN-PERSON COACHING: https://www.veohtu.com/121coaching.html

    COACHING CONSULTATION: https://www.veohtu.com/consultation.html

    #trainsmart #getstrong #runfast #sportsscience #exercisescience #nutrition #running #marathon #ultra #trail #mountain #ocr #obstaclecourseracing #performance #racing #training #heat #acclimation

    Music credit: https://www.bensound.com

    • 31 min
    Beat the heat — how can you keep your cool on race day?

    Beat the heat — how can you keep your cool on race day?

    Welcome to the 2nd part of this deep-dive series on #training and #racing in the #heat.

    We are certainly mammals with an impressive capacity for exercising in extreme heat but that doesn’t mean we can’t improve our savvy ways… In Part 1, you learnt all about what heat does to your physiology and performance and why it is important to “keep your cool”. But, if you don’t care about that, here in Part 2 you will learn how to “keep your cool” during your sessions and races so you can keep on rocking...

    Clickable links to the evidence are in the written article ➡️ https://www.veohtu.com/heat-2-howtostaycool.html

    Train smart. Get strong. Run fast.

    ___________

    This podcast is free. If you value it and would like to keep it alive, please buy me a beer at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thomas.solomon

    Follow @ThomasPJSolomon and @veohtu on social media.

    SUBSCRIBE to articles and nerd-alert: https://www.veohtu.com/subscribe.html

    ARTICLES: https://www.veohtu.com/articles

    NERD ALERTS: https://www.veohtu.com/nerdalert.html

    TRAINING PLANS: https://www.veohtu.com/training-plans.html

    GRIP STRENGTH PLANS: https://www.veohtu.com/hulkhands.html

    FREE TRAINING TOOLS: https://www.veohtu.com/free-training.html

    ONLINE COACHING: https://www.veohtu.com/coaching.html

    IN-PERSON COACHING: https://www.veohtu.com/121coaching.html

    COACHING CONSULTATION: https://www.veohtu.com/consultation.html

    #trainsmart #getstrong #runfast #sportsscience #exercisescience #nutrition #running #marathon #ultra #trail #mountain #ocr #obstaclecourseracing #performance #racing #training #heat #acclimation

    Music credit: https://www.bensound.com

    • 39 min
    What does heat do to your body during exercise?

    What does heat do to your body during exercise?

    Welcome to this deep-dive series on #training and #racing in the #heat.

    It is always hot somewhere in the world. If you are in that part of the world and are too hot, you need to cool it. Why? Because being too hot is bad for you. This 3-part series on training and racing in the heat will start by delving into what heat does to you (Part 1) and will then dive deep into what you can do about it on race day (Part 2) and how to heat acclimate before race day (Part 3).

    Clickable links to the evidence are in the written article ➡️ https://www.veohtu.com/heat-1-whatitdoestoyou.html

    Train smart. Get strong. Run fast.

    ___________

    This podcast is free. If you value it and would like to keep it alive, please buy me a beer at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thomas.solomon

    Follow @ThomasPJSolomon and @veohtu on social media.

    SUBSCRIBE to articles and nerd-alert: https://www.veohtu.com/subscribe.html

    ARTICLES: https://www.veohtu.com/articles

    NERD ALERTS: https://www.veohtu.com/nerdalert.html

    TRAINING PLANS: https://www.veohtu.com/training-plans.html

    GRIP STRENGTH PLANS: https://www.veohtu.com/hulkhands.html

    FREE TRAINING TOOLS: https://www.veohtu.com/free-training.html

    ONLINE COACHING: https://www.veohtu.com/coaching.html

    IN-PERSON COACHING: https://www.veohtu.com/121coaching.html

    COACHING CONSULTATION: https://www.veohtu.com/consultation.html

    #trainsmart #getstrong #runfast #sportsscience #exercisescience #nutrition #running #marathon #ultra #trail #mountain #ocr #obstaclecourseracing #performance #raceday #heat #acclimation

    Music credit: https://www.bensound.com

    • 40 min

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