30 episodes

A podcast channel bringing endurance athletes and coaches a discussion of the latest science surrounding relevant topics within endurance sport and how to apply this science to their training and racing or coaching.

VO2 Max Podcast Ryan Eckert, MS, CSCS

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A podcast channel bringing endurance athletes and coaches a discussion of the latest science surrounding relevant topics within endurance sport and how to apply this science to their training and racing or coaching.

    Episode 30: Low-Carbohydrate, High-Fat (LCHF) Diets and Endurance Performance - An Update on Emerging Research

    Episode 30: Low-Carbohydrate, High-Fat (LCHF) Diets and Endurance Performance - An Update on Emerging Research

    In this episode, I discuss some recent research surrounding low-carbohydrate diets for endurance athletes. Be sure to check out two written posts below to learn more about this topic.

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    LCHF vs. HCLF Diets and The Research: https://www.peakendurancesolutions.com/vo2-max-forum/the-vo2-max-forum/low-carbohydrate-vs-high-carbohydrate-diet-for-endurance-performance-what-does-the-research-say

    LCHF Diets Update on Research: https://www.peakendurancesolutions.com/vo2-max-forum/the-vo2-max-forum/low-carbohydrate-high-fat-lchf-diets-and-endurance-performance-an-update-on-emerging-research
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    • 33 min
    Episode 29: Navigating Misinformation in the Fitness and Nutrition Industry with Dr. Adrian Chavez

    Episode 29: Navigating Misinformation in the Fitness and Nutrition Industry with Dr. Adrian Chavez

    In this episode, I sat down and had a lengthy chat with Dr. Adrian Chavez related to navigating the information, or should I say 'misinformation', in the fitness and nutrition industry. Misinformation and the spread of this misinformation has harmful consequences on not only consumers, but also professionals in the field that are trying to share high-quality and evidence-based information to do their job as well as possible. This episode is a lengthy one, but is well worth the time spent listening as there is a lot to take away from this discussion.

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    Published Book on Amazon: Swim, Bike, Run, Happiness: My Journey to Overcoming Depression

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode 28: Tips for "Doing Your Own Research" on a Topic

    Episode 28: Tips for "Doing Your Own Research" on a Topic

    In this episode, I discuss a few of my top tips when "doing your own research", or as I would rather it be referred to, "gathering your own information". Navigating the world of information and misinformation can be very difficult with everyone out there claiming to be an expert. Who should you turn to for reliable and accurate information? Where can you go to gather your own information in order to help you form better conclusions on a topic? Who can you trust for good information? How can you potentially spot misinformation? These questions form the basis of today's episode and I will hopefully help you answer these questions for yourself so that you can be better prepared to gather unbiased and accurate information that ultimately helps you form more informed conclusions on a topic you are interested in learning about.

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    MOXiLIFE Nutrition MOXiLIFE offers nutrition products for athletes. Enter code "RYANE20" for 20% off at checkout.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/peakendurancesolutions)

    • 37 min
    Episode 27: Relationship Between Training Plus Lifestyle Characteristics and Injury Prevalence Among Triathletes

    Episode 27: Relationship Between Training Plus Lifestyle Characteristics and Injury Prevalence Among Triathletes

    In this episode, I discuss a specific study exploring the relationship between various training plus lifestyle characteristics and injury prevalence amongst recreational/amateur triathletes. I discuss the individual findings of this study and tie in some of what I found to be the more interesting findings to the larger body of research surrounding strength training and sleep and their relationship with injuries in athletes.

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    References
    Kienstra CM, Cade WH, Best TM. Training, injury, and lifestyle characteristics of recreational triathletes. Current sports medicine reports. 2021 Feb 1;20(2):87-91.Lauersen JB, Bertelsen DM, Andersen LB. The effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent sports injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British journal of sports medicine. 2014 Jun 1;48(11):871-7.Huang K, Ihm J. Sleep and injury risk. Current sports medicine reports. 2021 Jun 1;20(6):286-90.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/peakendurancesolutions)

    • 33 min
    Episode 26: Can Cold-Water Immersion Enhance Endurance Training Adaptations?

    Episode 26: Can Cold-Water Immersion Enhance Endurance Training Adaptations?

    In this episode, I discuss the evidence surrounding cold-water immersion and its potential to enhance the long-term, adaptive response to endurance training as well as long-term endurance performance outcomes.

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    References
    Allan, R., Sharples, A. P., Close, G. L., Drust, B., Shepherd, S. O., Dutton, J., ... & Gregson, W. (2017). Postexercise cold water immersion modulates skeletal muscle PGC-1α mRNA expression in immersed and nonimmersed limbs: evidence of systemic regulation. Journal of Applied Physiology, 123(2), 451-459.Broatch, J. R., Petersen, A., & Bishop, D. J. (2018). The influence of post-exercise cold-water immersion on adaptive responses to exercise: a review of the literature. Sports Medicine, 48(6), 1369-1387. Ihsan, M., Watson, G., Choo, H. C., Lewandowski, P., Papazzo, A., Cameron-Smith, D., & Abbiss, C. R. (2014). Postexercise muscle cooling enhances gene expression of PGC-1. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 46(10), 1900-1907. Joo, C. H., Allan, R., Drust, B., Close, G. L., Jeong, T. S., Bartlett, J. D., ... & Gregson, W. (2016). Passive and post-exercise cold-water immersion augments PGC-1α and VEGF expression in human skeletal muscle. European journal of applied physiology, 116(11), 2315-2326.Malta, E. S., Dutra, Y. M., Broatch, J. R., Bishop, D. J., & Zagatto, A. M. (2021). The effects of regular cold-water immersion use on training-induced changes in strength and endurance performance: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 51(1), 161-174.Love our content and want to support our show? Click the link here and consider supporting us by becoming a Patreon member with options to get exclusive branded merchandise!

    • 24 min
    Episode 25: Cryotherapy for Athletes - Does the Evidence Support the Hype?

    Episode 25: Cryotherapy for Athletes - Does the Evidence Support the Hype?

    In this episode, I discuss the evidence surrounding cryotherapy and other cold therapies on recovery metrics following exercise. I also discuss recovery vs. adaptation more broadly amongst endurance athletes.

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    References
    1. Alexander J, Allan DR, Rhodes DD. Cryotherapy in sport: a warm reception for the translation of evidence into applied practice. Research in Sports Medicine. 2021 Mar 12:1-4.
    2. Hohenauer E, Taeymans J, Baeyens JP, Clarys P, Clijsen R. The effect of post-exercise cryotherapy on recovery characteristics: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one. 2015 Sep 28;10(9):e0139028.

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    • 41 min

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Ryan has the unique ability of translating scientific literature into digestible information that can be applied to your training and significantly improve performance. It’s a breath of fresh air in the sea of uninformed podcasts that are not utilizing the latest in sports science. Thanks, Ryan!

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