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The Consummate Athlete Podcast Guide to Training Like Wonder Woman

Resident comic nerd Molly here! So, I went to see Wonder Woman last night, and naturally, as someone who loves the whole Consummate Athlete lifestyle, it got me super motivated to train. And that led to thinking about how to train like Wonder Woman. I started flashing back to some of the rad guests we’ve had on the show, and thinking about which ones would be the most relevant, and get me the closest to Wonder Woman-levels of fitness and skill.

(If you haven’t seen it, watch the trailer here!)

Pretty rad, right? So, let’s talk about training like a superhero, and get inspired!

How to Parkour with Adam McClellan

Of course, I have to open with Parkour. All the crazy free-running that happens in that movie immediately made me think of Adam and the couple of sessions that I’ve had with him, and some of the great advice he’s given on the show!

Peak Performance with Steve Magness & Brad Stulberg

These guys are brilliant, and so is their book. (Get a copy here.) While they might not teach any Wonder Woman-specific skills, if you’re doing any kind of training while mixing it with regular life (or, in her case, trying to stop a war and learning about the world of man… I’ll stop being a nerd now, I promise), this is a good one to listen to.

How to Start Obstacle Course Racing with Lindsay Webster

I kind of think Lindsay might actually *be* Wonder Woman, to be honest. Schlepping heavy weights like they’re nothing, bouncing over obstacles, racing for hours on end… Yeah, sounds about right. This was a super fun episode to record, and even more fun for me to re-listen to so I can steal some leaping-buildings-in-a-single-bound advice.

(Want a guy’s perspective? It’s also worth listening to our earlier episode with her husband,  OCR World Champ with Ryan Atkins!)

How to Run a Marathon with Aimee Shilling

Hey, you don’t get to comic hero level without an endurance base, and Shilling is the woman to talk to about that, since her marathon-running schedule is absolutely insane.

Self-Defense & Awareness with Krav Maga with Dan Gador

Those fight scenes don’t just happen, they take a ton of work. I personally loved this episode—and am so intrigued by Krav Maga—because it combines the stuff I was interested in with MMA with a bit more of a self-defense “I can actually kick your ass” side. And the basis isn’t kicking ass, it’s being aware of your environment. Not unlike Parkour, honestly.

How to Get Strong with Power Lifting with Robert Herbst

I mean, that tank didn’t lift itself.

How to Swim with Total Immersion Swimming

One of the early scenes is Diana saving Steve Trevor from the ocean. Now, I’m a good swimmer and this episode was a really interesting one for new swimmers, but I’m not sure I could pull a guy out of a plane 50 feet underwater. But next time I’m in the pool, I might try to touch the bottom in the deep end. Just for funsies.

Erin Taylor on Why You Need Yoga in Your Life and How to Hit Reset

Watching some of the fight scenes, especially the ones where the Amazons are just practicing, made me feel super self-conscious about my extreme lack of flexibility. Erin Taylor’s Hit Reset and Jasyoga is perfect because it’s yoga tailored to those of us who are more athletic, and less inclined to get serious about a true yoga practice.

Rock Climbing with Leslie Timms

A couple of the scenes in the movie centered around rock climbing (or tower climbing, to be more precise). And I don’t know any other woman I’d want giving me advice about climbing other than Leslie Timms, one of the top women climbers in the world and an all-around badass.

It’s pretty cool to realize how many episodes we’ve done that can all speak to this idea of being like Wonder Woman, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Really, if you dig on mythology, the Amazons were sort of the first Consummate Athletes, so it makes sense.

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Brandon Olin from Movility.co joins us to talk about ergonomics, posture, movement and mobility. What matters, what should we do and what tools can help.
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SHOW NOTES:

quick start guide to eliminate back and neck pain when working at a desk
Yoga ball – Brandon uses  the kneeling chair not the ball so again no specific one to recommend, but there seem to be plenty of good options: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=yoga+ball
Bookss recommended:
Becoming a Supple Leopard: http://amzn.to/2xOajfF
The Paleo Solution: http://amzn.to/2kZdWhw

Bikes, Brewing and Kombucha – Becca Schepps

Becca Schepps is a Creative Director & bike racer turned Kombucha brewer. As the creator/founder of Mortal Kombucha, she’s based in Boulder, CO but will always be 100% New Jersey at heart.
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SHOW NOTES:

Let’s start in NJ: I think we met almost a decade ago racing in the ECCC, right? What got you into bike racing?
What kept you in bike racing?
Why the move to Boulder, CO? What’s so freaking great about Boulder?
You’ve been super public about having diabetes: has that made you more passionate about bikes and exercise, do you think?
In addition to her day job, Schepps is a professional cyclist for Team Novo Nordisk, a team comprised of 15 women from 6 countries, all with type 1 diabetes. Their goal is to lead the way in diabetes education, advocacy, and research.
You write about bikes a lot too: I loved this http://www.bicycling.com/training/tips/how-to-handle-getting-dropped
Can you give us some of your best getting dropped advice you learned while writing that piece?
You mentioned Mortal Kombucha was an accident?
Let’s talk kombucha: why should everyone be drinking it (i am addicted.)
Handling balancing business and hustle with athletic endeavors? — did you shift from cycling to other stuff?
You started in copywriting for mainly cycling pubs and branched out—what was that like?

Mental Performance, Focus, Goal Setting, Visualization – Danelle Kabush

Danelle Kabush joins us today to talk all things Mental Performance. Danelle holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and MA in Sports Psychology. She has worked with top performers through the Canadian Sports Institute in Calgary and Victoria. As a mental skill consultant, she works with individual athletes, teams, parents of athletes and coaches to develop their mental performance.

Danelle is a consummate athlete, having competed in high-level track, MTB, and Xterra, including many years on the Luna Pro Team. She competed (and blogged actively) about competing at a high level, and staying fit as a mother.

www.danellekabush.com

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SHOW NOTES:

BIO  – school / work and athletic 
What is sport psych / mental skills 
Who do you typically work with? Who can use a MSC?? 
   – do you see much interest from other ‘high performers’ ? (Business etc.)
How can a masters cyclocross racer use sport psychology?  (visualization example, goal setting etc.)
Dean  Asks: 
Basically, anything that can be expanded on with respect to an athlete that has plateaued and is lacking mental motivation to be active would be helpful.
If an athlete has a big goal 8-12 months away (win nationals, fast time at a triathlon, loose 20 pounds etc.) What do they do today? (Habits?) 
What is a first step to reaching a goal? (or new years resolution). How does an athlete decide where to start?  
What are common missteps when athletes have time and a big goal? 
Is there a way to motivate daily goals or habits?  (pairing with other? reward? … what works in your experience?) 
Favorite books/movies etc.  that have shaped you as a person/professional/athlete?
Recommend a consummate athlete we should pursue? 

Sept Q&A – Pushups, Beers, Weight Loss Plateau, CX World Cups

pushup, beer, kabush, weight loss, cyclocross, Intervals

Q & A Episode with questions from the listeners. Today Molly and Peter discuss their trip to the first two cyclocross world cups and cross-vegas (and Interbike).

Topics are Geoff Kabush hitting the record for beer-50pushups-beer in under a minute (he mentions this in the episode with him a few weeks ago). We talk about weight loss after you plateau but still want more and how to do max intervals (pacing). sept qa

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SHOW NOTES:

Kabush hilarious video for his pushup/beer challenge and grouse grind
Max effort intervals: how hard should you go
Peter article on intervals
Dealing with weight loss plateau/belly fat
weight lifting withPeter: how’s it going / what are you doing differently? coach
-= coach clance on instagram – https://twitter.com/clancelaylor?lang=en
= Laylor performance systems =-https://lpsathletic.com/
BMX Training 
 – Video of Peter riding BMX on instagram
core workouts — upper body / lower body: the myth of arm day
Cyclocross World Cup Coverage 
cx hairs twitter https://twitter.com/CXHairs
Molly on Performance Bike Facebook at Interbike

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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 app called http://HRV4Training.com. Aside from work, Marco is a Traveler and Passionate Runner, detailing his training with HRV and polarized training techniques on his Instagram and Strava. 
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SHOW NOTES:

0) What is Marco Up to? 
2) Marco’s run training
3) What is new with the HRV4Training app? 
– Training Peaks Interaction
– new acute changes analysis that lets you investigate most acute stressors tracked in the app, not only training, but also alcohol intake, menstruation, traveling, etc. http://www.hrv4training.com/blog/analysis-of-physiological-changes-in-response-to-acute-stressors
4) Studies published with HRV (and the app)? 
  -> ecg-hrv-h7 -> do you need to use a heart rate strap to measure HRV ??
5) What can we say HRV can do? Can’t do
– measures physiological stress
– normal cond. bpdy positions
– George asks: Saw that you had Marco (HRV4) on your podcast. Wondering…. What is the relationship between fatigue and HRV?

– “use hrv to guide plan, not to make a plan”
– what is normal?
6) Things to do once you have data in the app … What are ‘bad’ things to watch for… how to use the data ?? 
  *Coach app desirable range fits here but also what can a normal user do?
7) Discussion of the 3 studies and what it helps to show/prove / move-forward? 
   -> I am curious why the high acute: chronic alone didn’t suggest a risk for injury? I suppose this is due to adapting better (i.e. HRV not disrupted)
8) Vo2 estimation -> how to setup and get it working? 

 

Learning to Jump bikes, yoga, online courses – Ryan Leech

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Trials, MTB, Bike Skills, Skills, Aquisition, Online Courses, Business, Coaching, Yoga
Ryan Leech joins us for a 2nd time today to talk about learning to jump a bike, new updates to his skills website (www.ryanleech.com) and what life is like after trials shows. We touch on yoga, how to develop habits, whether it is possible to reach mastery in bike skills and differences between online courses and in-person coaching and instruction.
Ryan also leaves us with a code for 1 month free trial on www.ryanleech.com (use Code ‘ryan1’ )
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SHOW NOTES:

Update from last time
  – time off
   – journaling style
   – what like when return ?
2) Lindsey asks:
 I would love to hear more about his tech retreat and what his time away has helped come up with this year ?
3) Skill courses update 
  – how sign up RyanLeech.Com
   – what get for membership ?
4) Carl Aks
I think a great topic is a difference between skills training with a local coach and online.
5) Elaine asks: 
Discussing potentials between competency in a skill vs mastery? Many of us get frustrated too quickly, and at the same time sponges for learning.
6) Jeff asks:  would love to hear him discuss his equipment, and recommendations for us mortals– particularly bike geometries and set up (shock settings, short vs long chain stays, head and seat tube angles, wheel sizes, etc) and how they relate to trail riding and technical skills, such as manuals, bunny hops, and wheelies. To take this further, it would be great to hear what ‘type’ of bike(s) he would recommend for those of us hoping to at least have proficiency at the techniques he is teaching online, but can only have ONE bike instead of a stable full. I realize that a lot of this is personal preference, but for the average non-pro, those preferences are often influenced by LBS recommendations, friends, pros, etc, and I would bet many of us end up struggling with some skills because of this. A pro can be amazing on anything they throw a leg over, but most cannot.
6) Yoga — changing life

Adventure Journalism, Strength & Cycling for Life – Roy Wallack

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Longevity, Stage Racing, Travel, Journalism, Strength Training

Roy Wallack joins us today to talk about his latest book Maximum Overload briefly, but also we talk at length about his travels and experiences as an Adventure Journalist. Roy is a fitness columnist for the Los Angeles Times, the author of seven books, and an endurance athlete with many difficult races under his belt including La Ruta and the Eco Challenge.

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SHOW NOTES:

 Bio
How got into Journalism
Maximum Overload for Cyclists – Roy’s experience writing the book
La Ruta
Eco Challenge
Longevity and health of long distance cycling

 

Aug 17 Q &A = La Ruta, MTB stage races, Recovery, TSB, BCAA

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August Listener Questions on a lot of bike topics today but many relate back over to general training concepts, strength training, and recovery.

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1) Question from Marshall about extended recovery for an age-grouper duathlete
What I don’t have mastered is recovering after a race. I totally suck at recovery.
2) I kept my eye on TSB, Someone told me to keep TSB over -30 … 
Article to learn more about TSB
3) La Ruta – Hike-a-Bike??  
Dealing with not having long climbs to train for a race with long climbs 
4) BCAA ?? are they worth it ?

Desert Running & Coffee Roasting – JAX MARIASH

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Jax Mariash joins us today to talk about Ultra-Running, especially across deserts. She is the 2016 4 Deserts Female World Champion and the first woman to complete the 4 Deserts Grand Slam-Plus. She is an entrepreneur of Stoked Roasters and seeks adventure daily.

Giveaway: (1 winner) gift bundle including a Stoked hydro flask, beans & box of Stoked Stix 
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SHOW NOTES:

What drew you to Ultra and entrepreneurship–is there a link between the two?

What’s up with all the women in ultra?
4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus–what is it
Why did you choose that as your big scary goal
craziest medical? / staying sane/clean?
Desert running tips/ running on sand
Favorite pieces of gear / hydration??
Fueling for ultra? Everyone talks about high fat for ultra, where are you with that?
Go ahead and send it–motto of Stoked
Started in 2014, hood river Oregon
Quick explanation of what coffee roasting is, how does it work. Different types of roasts – light dark medium
Started ultra pretty close to then–coffee in desert?
How to brew the perfect cup of coffee
How do you balance training while running a start up and brick and mortar?
What’s does a normal week look like for you?
What’s next?

Strength for Cyclists – Jacques DeVore

Jacques DeVore, Maximum Overload, Rodale Books, Strength, Lunge, Power, Cycling

Co-Author Jacques DeVore is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a licensed cycling coach and the creator of the Maximum Overload training plan. Co-Author Roy Wallack is a fitness columnist for the Los Angeles Times, the author of seven books, and an endurance athlete.

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SHOW NOTES:

Jacques BIO of how he found cycling, wrestling and strength training

Wrestling background, lots of weight lifting

Former coach brought weight lifting in, got hooked

Wrestled through college, but had knee issues so transitioned to cycling as rehab

Met MTB crew in LA, started riding with them–much bigger though!

Got hooked on riding in the 90s, raced for 15 years MTB and road

Why are cyclist hesitant to lift weights?
-> likely due to our knowledge coming from body building in USA
-> people think it causes muscle

-> Power meter is not a strength Meter

* Force x velocity over distance =>

Had no mentors/true background in exercise science, just reading textbooks and experimenting–gave him the ability to look at research and ask Why? And Why not?
Constant experimentation

 Maximum Overload Strength Training for Cyclists
– how is this different than traditional ‘textbook’ strength or core programs for endurance athletes?

 

Why weight lifting??

Sub maximal workouts lead to sub maximal performance — work out at a higher level, perform at a higher level
To do that, you have to break up the workout to maintain the high levels of working out. People put out less effort as time goes on at the gym , but by putting in lots of mini breaks to allow you to lift a heavier weights/haul that level of power for longer to stay longer in that zone
Rep count stays low–mini-sets

TEST APO => 12 steps / 6 per leg -> max weight can move
**ramp up with many sets to see where power drops / speed drops … explosive but just about to loose, slower out of the bottom
=> use this for your MSP set

MSP or maximal sustainable power is a big part of this philosophy, can you define it and help us understand how lifting weights can help us more then riding hills?
– the analogy of why do big gear work if strength doesn’t work?

is there a type of cyclists (crit, mtb etc.) this works better for ? any adjustments for different disciplines?
Works for all disciplines–always need absolute power being held for certain amounts of time
Varies from disciplines though: Road would focus on endurance while track sprint would be heavier and shorter

THE PLAN

 common mistakes with strength for cyclists?
– day of week/planning *same day intervals?
– warm up

 best day of week / best practices
Easiest way to explain is to not precede or follow with really hard effort. Easy/moderate day before and after.

Take time to adapt gradually!

In season, maybe that means one day early in the week

Hitting some muscles that have been inert for a long time–shouldn’t be starting it if you have important races coming up really so

 

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