Threshold vs. Polarized Training – Steve Neal

Steve Neal returns to the Consummate Athlete to discuss just one question – How do you reconcile the popularity of Threshold training with all the hype on Polarized and 80:20 training? We talk about how Steve uses these concepts in his own practice at the Cycling Gym in Toronto with busy masters athletes. You can follow … Continue reading Threshold vs. Polarized Training – Steve Neal

Polarized Training, HIIT & Athletic Needs – Stephen Seiler

Sport Science, Polarized, Training, 80:20, Coaching, Training, Hierarchy of Needs Sports scientist Stephen Seiler joins us today to talk about Polarized Training, or intensity distribution, as well as a related concept he came up around the ‘Hierarchy of Endurance Training Needs’. We cover some really interesting and practical information that you can take to your … Continue reading Polarized Training, HIIT & Athletic Needs – Stephen Seiler

Beyond Sweet Spot – Frank Overton

Cycling coach Frank Overton joins us to talk all things sweet spot, motor pacing and the importance of lifestyle factors like nutrition and sleep for masters athletes. You will learn about: sweet spot training, fatigue dependent training plan design, polarized training, race-specific training, MONK Mode, nutrition & lifestyle, using the WHOOP like a power meter for your … Continue reading Beyond Sweet Spot – Frank Overton

Episode 100 – Top Moments – Thank You!

  This is Episode #100 of the Consummate Athlete Podcast. Thanks for joining us today, and for any other episodes! Today we wanted to share a few of our favorite moments in the first 100 episodes. We share moments with the following people/episodes:  1) XC Ski, Cyclocross – Katarina Nash 2) Peak Performance = Brad … Continue reading Episode 100 – Top Moments – Thank You!

Top 10 Episodes of the Consummate Athlete Podcast of 2017

Polarized Training, HIIT & Athletic Needs – Stephen Seiler How to Retire and KOM – Phil Gaimon Faster Biking with Strength Training – Steve Neal Cyclocross, nutrition, yoga, running – Mo Bruno Roy Cross Country MTB, A Long Career and Two Olympic Cycles with Geoff Kabush How to Eat for Endurance – Matt Fitzgerald Peak … Continue reading Top 10 Episodes of the Consummate Athlete Podcast of 2017

Optimize your Training and Health with HRV – Marco Altini

Marco Altini PhD, joins us today to talk all things HRV. Marco is our second return guest because all the consummate athletes out there LOVED the first one on HRV. A lot has changed. Marco has been busy as the Lead Data Scientist for @bloom_life (a wearable sensor to help during pregnancy) and the Creator of the HRV … Continue reading Optimize your Training and Health with HRV – Marco Altini