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?
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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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Tweet at us—@mollyjhurford and @peterglassford 

 


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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Ironman Postmortem Episode

swim, bike, run, Ironman, Triathlon, skills, training, coaching, volume

Molly and Peter talk about their experience training for Ironman over the last year. They talk about what they liked about the process, hacks, learning and take-a-way skills and tactics you can transfer to whatever big scary event you are training for.

Check out Peter’s Post on BIG CRAZY GOALS on www.smartathlete.ca

And Molly’s top 10 takeaways over on Bicycling.com

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Social/links 

 Check out Peter’s Post on BIG CRAZY GOALS on www.smartathlete.ca 
 
ALL Ironman posts on consummate athlete  https://consummateathlete.wordpress.com/?s=ironman
Molly’s Posts on Ironman

BEST BOOKS FOR TRIATHALON TRAINING 


SHOW NOTES:

Thank Yous – it takes a community and a lot of inputs and energy to race anything but especially Ironman. 
What was the best thing about Ironman?
   – a chance to go out west and do a few big adventures, visit friends, be a beginner
  – molly nerves/ confidence in swim
**** LINK to Peter article on BIG CRAZY GOALS on www.smartathlete.ca 
What was the best part of training for Ironman?
    – learning to swim and double/triple days. training together.
   – molly – back to a training plan, training together
What would you do differently if you did it again? 
   – open water sooner and uphill/downhill running more
   – a little harder in bike
MOLLY – interval training
Would You do it again? 
   -> bucket lists and
   -> Negatives of training for Ironman – leeway to eat sugar/badly, sacrifice in other areas of life, stress on body, stress on family
    ->
The difference between Training for Molly vs. Peter 
  -> Swim – molly build vol vs. peter build skill/ability/equipment
  -> bike – Peter focused on efficiency/position/bike while molly built time/skill/endurance/engine
  -> run – Molly had time to build volume and body adapts well/enjoys vs. Petre limited time but needed to adapt ankles/calf (more confidence in engine/endurance/running for 12hrs/mindset)
  -> prep/transition/event knowledge => Peter had more unknowns around how event worked, rearch of event day, aid stations, rules etc.
What advice would you give to a cyclist who wants to do Ironman?
  – consider if your skill and speed is sufficient before adding volume
-try and perfect short course
-> Brave athlete ->
What advice to someone with limited endurance back ground (no swim bike or run)
   – learn skills/speed
  – many local and even bigger profile sprint, Olympic, short, Xterra style TRI that will help you refine position in all sports, develop speed and avoid injury due to over training/volume.
Best Swim Advice – what really helped? 
   – get comfortable (Total Immersion and the Latest Joe Friel Triathon Bible) helped Peter
   – to get fast need to work on cadence and the high elbow concept worked well for Peter (more with Rich Pady Podcast) and Book= Swim speed secrets for swimmers and triathletes
 – get into open water asap to work on sighting, and you may like it more.

Ultra-Running and Yoga – Tara Mayo

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Tara Mayo on Ultrarunning, Yoga and Balancing It All
Tara is a vegan ultrarunning, hiking, mountain lover and a super bendy yoga teacher. When not busy doing one of those three things, she can be found in the kitchen with her kiddo creating recipes, working with clients or lost in a good book. She also talks about the interesting concept of having a Hair Salon in a Gym!

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BIO

Tara Mayo on Ultrarunning, Yoga and Balancing It All
Tara is a vegan ultrarunning, hiking, mountain lover and a super bendy yoga teacher. When not busy doing one of those three things, she can be found in the kitchen with her kiddo creating recipes, working with clients or lost in a good book.

Social/links 
 Read more about her here: 5 Easy Nutrition Tips from Vegan Runners http://blog.mapmyrun.com/5-easy-nutrition-tips-vegan-runners/
 

 

Instagram @mayo_tara Facebook Facebook.com/Tara.mayo.5

SHOW NOTES:

In this episode, we cover:
    1. What got you into running? Were you active as a kid?

 

    1. What made you want to go longer versus faster? (ultra vs something like 5Ks?)

 

    1. Ultrarunning tips? (For people who are already runners, and then for total newbies)

 

    1. Fueling on a vegan diet?

 

    1. Balancing training for that with everything else that you do! (do you think women have more trouble carving out solo time?)

 

    1. What do you think about on the long runs?

 

    1. Trail versus road versus treadmill: favorite/why?

 

    1. Molly loves that you run a hair salon in a gym. Best tips for women to keep hair decent post-workout?

 

    1. Where did yoga come into play?

 

  1. What kind of yoga do you teach/prefer to practice?

 

Follow her:
Instagram @mayo_tara Facebook Facebook.com/Tara.mayo.5

Run Fast w. Fewer Injuries – John Beverly

jonathan beverly

Jonathan Beverly delivers in today’s episode. Most sports will benefit from running directly in competition or as part of training. Jonathan has written a book called ‘Your Best Running Stride‘ that pulls together the latest research, practical information from coaches, athletes and therapists and years of his own experience as the editor of Running Times. This is a packed episode with information about running drills, warm-ups, cues and mobility/strength exercises to boost your running ability.

Find Jonathan’s Book ‘Your Best Stride’ On Amazon Today

Check out the Show Notes at www.consummateathlete.com

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BIO

Jonathan Beverly is a lifetime runner, coach, and student of the sport. The editor-in-chief of Running Times for 15 years, he is the author of ‘Your Best Stride and Run Strong, Stay Hungry’ and writes for a variety of running and fitness publications.

Social/links 
 
Website

 


SHOW NOTES:

QUESTIONS

1) what does a normal day look like for John Beverly?
– consider going into how he got to editor status?
– consider discussing

2) What is your sporting career? what have you done in running and beyond?
– ‘accidental athlete’
– found could improve in running
– sports exposure in youth -> feeling athletic with core and corrections. How to help youth develop movement skill

3a) how to start interest in stride
– minimalism, born to run went too far
– but don’t swing too far the other way
– April 2014 its all in the hips – successful article in running times-> hips flexed, affect glutes
-> result overstride
4) target cadence or foot strike – a result not the issue
– the article ‘born to run’
– forefoot focus = prancing if done before
– cadence = over quick stride, pulling too quick ( hamstring)
heel/midfoot/forefoot: what’s the deal?
– upper body focus –
– distorted mechanics

4) The body you have now will find way = what experts agree upon is not a specific running style but a few optimal running mechanics that often get compromised by our daily habits.
– change parameters see a change in stride
– the misconception of ‘born to run’ -> changed his stride over months
– is heel strike universally bad

5) shoe shopping
– top researchers say wear the least shoe YOU can get away with
– throw out pronation/ supination- what is too much?
– * Benno M. Nigg —  biomechanics of sports shoes. ( book )
– find a comfortable shoe
– a shoe for use and different days
– Custom insoles??

Vivo barefoot shoes we use
6)Cadence
– is 180 for everyone?

6) Starting running – perhaps a non-athlete or especially a ‘fit’ cyclist in fall. How slow do we need to go?
-> Run: walks? Even strides (10sec fast without straining)
-> careful with slow jogging/ slogging— people run. Better faster
-> how much, how fast?
– surface – lless impact , some stability and variety of stride
Correct imbalance – walking and lunges —most ignored muscle in runners? (glutes/core?)
– walking form – exagerate glute and get. Hi ext
– lunge – open hips strengthen glutes
– rows, pulldowns and stretches – lie on foam roller or arm swing
* run with posture bar

5) What is a good warmup for a recreational runner?
Lunge matrix jay johnson – multidirectional lunge (By Gray Institute)  x50
Legswings x 5

6) core glutes and running / why not quads and hamstring
If hips tight then glute length not ideal / less powerful
Core / balance -> transverse abdominas

7) cues -> glute bridge and feel hamsring
-> side bridge with leg lift – done with legs stacked and lift small range
-> run tall –
-> treadmill at front or pushng stroller

7) lifestyle tweaks to improve running – what is the lowest hanging fruit ?? (lifestyle constraints)
– barefeet more? no shoes inside? (Myth of perfect shoes)
( a lot of discussion RE daily habits that hurt us: how do we change the worst of those?)
—perils of sitting!?

10) be a consummate athlete – be athletic

 

Boundless Adventure – Paul Trebilcock

CA podcast

The Boundless adventurer Paul Trebilcock joins us today to talk about doing lots of sports, finding adventure and making a TV show. So many great take-a-ways today to apply to your life and favorite sports.

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BIO

Paul Trebilcock, Entrepreneur, Endurance Athlete, Philanthropist
Of all the goals and accolades Paul has achieved as a professional (which includes co-founding/hosting the reality adventure show Boundless), his proudest accomplishment is starting the Kids for Kenya-Toilet Run, which supports the building of toilets at schools in Kenya.

Social/links 
Twitter: @Brooklyn_North Instagram: @turbocock
IMDB for boundless -> 3 seasons x 10 episodes on Esquire network (
 

SHOW NOTES:

1) what’s your sport background? Carpenter?
nickname Turbo?!

Featured in Sports Illustrated, Esquire Network
-> started as a carpenter, then started a bike messenger service in 1990
Outside of sport and competition, I’m a pretty regular guy, going to work every day and coming home to my family. In high school, I ran cross-country and track. It wasn’t until I started a bike courier business that I got into cycling. Riding every day quickly got me hooked on adrenaline. I eventually sought out other sources of adrenaline and started competing in endurance races that combine every type of physical activity you can think of. During the Costa Rica Adventure Race, we biked for 20 hours, trekked for 60 and kayaked for 32. Off-season, I train three times a day, usually starting with a 6 a.m. high-intensity bike ride. When I am not training, I also love to take on new adventures as part of Boundless, a reality adventure TV show that I co-founded and host. While I’m obviously competitive, I’ve learned that the journey is more important. Of all the goals and accolades I’ve accomplished, my proudest is starting the Kids for Kenya Toilet Run which supports the building of toilets at schools in Kenya.

2) how did you start Boundless? The jump from two friends adventuring to a TV show is not a small one.

3) What was your favorite adventure/episode – was it the one you were most looking forward to before the show/in planning?

4) craziest moment? is there a method or mindset you use or have found useful during times of emergency or danger?

5) Training for being a ‘consummate athlete’ or to be ‘boundless’ … How can you be ready for these? (ie. ironman without being on the bike for months before?)

5) 3 seasons of a TV is certainly an accomplishment, where do you go from here?
– your back to MTB, is that the favorite?

6) For the 1/2 Ironman in Thailand – what did you learn about triathlon that you wish you knew before?

7) seems like you’ve made more of a dive into the wellness side of fitness now. Has this always been an interest?
-> you mention ‘small things to keep the body happy so it can go forever in one of the episodes’ … what are some of those little things?

 

8) BOOKS that have influenced you.

 

 

Cross Country MTB, A Long Career and Two Olympic Cycles with Geoff Kabush

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Geoff Kabush is on the show today talking about how he has been able to find success in multiple cycling disciplines, athlete development, training practices and of course coffee and beer.

 

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BIO

Born and bred Canadian, Geoff Kabush is known for racing his bike fast and having a little fun.

What is your biggest achievement, one you are most proud of?

The good old days – mechanical aspects of sport like changing tires, fixing on the fly was a fun part of racing back in the day

 

How he got into the sport

8th-grade parents sent him on an exchange program to England and learned how to ride MTB. Came back, bought a bike and started riding in BC

Victoria Island race series and a friend with a van = how Geoff started racing. Did Canada Cups as a junior and qualified for Worlds XC AND DH

Played a lot of sports in high school but Worlds got him hooked on MTB

Multisport until after high school; the University of Victoria started focusing on cycling (also got engineering degree)

2000 went to Olympics (while in college!)

“Looking back, I was motivated.” Work 7-2, go out on the bike with lights and ride as long as possible, home at 8, eat, sleep–and do it again the next day. “I had a dream and I was working hard towards it.”

2) Cycling advocacy- where do you think coaches, parents, organizations can best spend time and money
Balance providing support with giving athletes chance to fight and push for support
Focus is top down but need investment from club level up, getting more kids started
Seeing growth in kids getting skills at young age and pushing each other, that’s where high performance comes from
Good ones will succeed by critical mass is needed

  – At Bonelli I was happy to be able to point out that you were traveling yourself, building your own bike, racing, and then tearing down to fly home to the young athletes ... how can we give these skills to youth who now have access to provincial/state teams?
Always had the mentality that there’s always something to learn
Danger is young athletes who think they know it all
Always still something to learn about being an athlete
Young athletes need to learn to take advice to learn how to be an athlete

 – Where is mountain bike going? (Olympics? marathon? enduro? cyclocross?)
Back in earlier days, XC was 2.5 hours, now they’re 90 minutes. Courses are steeper, sharper efforts in last few years. Needed to change training to match

3) training

– what does your training look like this year, after a tough 2016 did you do anything different? return to old practices? try something new?
Volume based when younger(30 hour weeks!!)
Experimented with all different training styles
Consistency and staying healthy, focus on quality and understanding why doing different things
Now balanced intensity and volume better
Delved deep into gadget and science but all come back to body awareness
The importance of rest!!

– looking back is there a technique or type of training you tried and had no luck with?
A lot! One was pushing high endurance–pushing higher wattage for endurance for 3-4 hrs with major power outputs. Got stronger but didn’t translate to XC performance

– is there a type of training that you feel was instrumental to building ‘your engine’ and helping with your longevity and success in the sport?
There’s individuality so you can’t copy what Geoff has done and guarantee success

– why are you able to perform across cycling disciplines?
Endurance and coordination mean you can do a lot of sports
Not specializing in MTB young helped. Raced road, cx, mtb, played on bmx, etc helped develop
Early specialization is frustrating
Self-analysis and being willing to push yourself
Power crank helped learn smoothness
Always incorporated 1leg drills
Learned by watching great athletes and visualizing yourself doing the same movement (even not cyclists)

– cross-training – I remember stories of you hiking to increase calf strength and setting pretty solid times up grouse … do you do more cross training now? Do you think it has a place in
Enjoys cross training hiking, skiing etc — being in BC makes it easy. Taking time in the winter off the bike, mixing in CX and enduring to keep motivation makes it easier.
Important to get off the bike!
CX in Europe–bucket list he finally made happen. Belgian culture was fun for a visit, exciting seeing the atmosphere
To be at some of the classic venues was a cool experience. Crazy technical compared to US–often frustrated by lack of technical features in American races
Ability to crash and keep going is key

4) Benchmarks
– we have talked about 50 push-ups as a benchmark for good mountain bike fitness. Are there other numbers or feats of strength you think might help indicate someone’s mountain bike fitness?
People think of cycling as just legs, but over career, testing has shown that it’s more upper body as well–lactate levels super high even on downhill and can hold back your whole body
50 push-ups is kind of a joke but also something Geoff actually does. Endurance strength is key
Core strength also important
Never done much gym work, focus on lighter endurance strength work

Beer chug in Beijing with Yao Ming–major moment in career. Bummed out from mechanicals, closing ceremonies are kind of boring so went to look for drinks. Bought as many as they could for athletes, offered one to Yao Ming, a few trips later, he was bored and he finally said OK. Geoff slammed one, then Yao Ming wanted to try again in shotgun contest. Traded Olympic country pins, fun memory to take away from the event (blew up on Chinese websites)

* See Geoff’s original cycling news blog on the event here

5) Coffee- if you can’t use an espresso machine what are your top two methods to make a good cup?
Fresh beans are key
Personal grinder
Pour over/french press
At home, filtered water for machine, regular backflushing

6) What are you up to in next little bit? 
BC Bike Race, downeyville, lots of NA Events

7) Top books to be like GK (books that have influenced you, defined you)

Focusing on food for young athletes

Multi-Day Running – Emily Allan-Dakin

emily dakin
Emily Allan-Dakin is an athlete from Ontario, Canada, and she’s running the 895km Bruce Trail end to end in June to raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. (only a few days away from finishing on schedule!
22 DAYS. 895 KM. 1 GOAL.
From June 10 to July 1, 2017, Emily Allan will run the length of the Bruce Trail, 895km from end to end, to raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Emily will run nearly a full marathon each day while aiming to raise over $13,425 ($15/km) for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Check out the Show Notes at www.consummateathlete.com

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BIO

Over the past six years Emily has cycled across the Canadian Rockies twice, and in 2016 she rode around the perimeter of Prince Edward Island, all in support of CF. This year, however, she has decided to take on a new endeavor.
Running the entire Bruce Trail in three weeks means running an average of a marathon per day on some of Canada’s most technical hiking trails. It won’t be easy, but I know that Sarah will be on my shoulder, pushing me along the way. And I know that anything ‘hard’ that I experience will be nothing in comparison to what she went through. I know that any extra breaths I take will help make a difference, thanks to donations from people like you, towards ground-breaking research, treatment, and care so that others with CF can take more than 30% of the breaths of a full life.

Social/links 
 ->To donate and see the details of the route and progress
 
Emily & Dan: endtoendcf@gmail.com
Media Requests: dandakinmedia@gmail.com

SHOW NOTES:

 What drew you to raising money to end CF?
Why the Bruce Trail? (And what is it for those who don’t know)
First attempt?
Any other long runs before this?
What are your goals for it?
Who/What will support this epic adventure?
How have you trained?
Biggest challenges you’re facing? Ryan Atkins recently tried and failed to set the Fastest known time—are you nervous?
Tips RE ultra running
RELATED EPISODES:
Jan 9/2017 – Running Marathons with Aimee Shilling = https://goo.gl/OHNdQy

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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May 2017 Q&A – Muscle Soreness, Sweet Potato, Macro-Nutrients

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This week is our Q &A. Thanks for your questions. Feel free to submit more questions for next month at www.consummateAthlete.ca

DOMS while Cycling

Macro-Nutrients for Athletes

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes


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DOMS from intense Cycling 
QUESTION:
You mentioned DOMS in regards to running, but I’d like to know more in regards to cycling. I’m a masters cyclist and I seem to get a horrible case of DOMS a few times a year. I never bonk or cramp during events, but after races (not training) I sometimes get DOMS a few days after a very hard race. My glutes, hamstrings, quads, ITB, hip flexors all get inflamed and then my lower back starts to seize and I can’t walk, bend over etc.Any thoughts on preventing this? Is this a post race hydration issue? Massage, cool down, recovery ride? Supplements, electrolytes?

ANSWER:
A few added thoughts from this information,
a) making sure you are conditioned for the intensity and demands of the race is first response when I deal with cramping, back pain or excess soreness.

b)  making sure to cool down and maybe even a recovery day spin may help as well but also making sure not to overdo it the day or two after, don’t rush back! You might just need a recovery spin the day after and then an off day 2 days out. It is often tempting to go back to the regular, textbook schedule but the body may not go on that rhythm.

c) if you are taking any anti-inflammatories during or after the race that would also be something to avoid to make sure you are not masking symptoms, and again be getting feedback on how your preparation was for that event.

1) A lot of times a good warmup/cooldown will help … make sure not going hard immediately and not giving some time to get body cooled down at the finish.

2)  more calories in ride and/or around rides -> don’t skimp on in-ride fuel (this robs your work capacity too) and also don’t skimp after the ride.   Other meals can certainly be more protein/veggies if trying to reduce calories/increase nutrient density.

3) and upping protein intake (think extra egg at breakfast, extra meat serving dinner, maybe some whey protein after ride)

Any or all of those 3 are common causes of cycling soreness in the absence of very hard mountain biking (eccentric loading/pounding) or crashing.

QUESTION: Sarah asks about Macro-Nutrients and how much good nutrition will improve performance?

=> Many options depending on genetics, goals, body type, age and gender.

=> Performance improved by optimal body composition, sleep, mood and energy which are all a result of good nutrition.

 

QUESTION: HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATOES?

ANSWER: Sweet Potato Recipes/methods

1st fastest sweet potato method -> Microwave (this is a game changer for a lot of people)
-> Many microwaves have a ‘potato’ button … press it twice and put 1 potato in and it almost always will be pretty close. Add a minute or two as required at end.

->  Poke a hole in it and put it in a microwave for 4-8 minutes (if under a beer bottle size it is closer to 4 and as it gets bigger then beer bottle closer to 8min)
-> Top it with cinnamon, salt hot sauce and/or mustard for easy/low cal flavor  (to taste)
=> adding eggs, meat, veggies etc. to taste
=> actually really tasty with a bit of nut butter as well

2nd fastest sweet potato method  ~20min with ~4 min of work (I often leave this going on low while I do some morning core/calisthenics/stretching)
-> cut up into ‘chips’ and fry, on low, covered with coconut oil
-> add eggs and spinach to the same pan

3rd fastest sweet potato method
-> bake 4+ while making another meal and keep them in a Tupper-ware!
-> don’t over cook them (ie. to the point there are juices running) as this usually is not as good the second day when you reheat or eat cold.

4th option – slow cooker
-> throw a hunk of meat and BIG chunks of sweet potato and onion, maybe some celery in a slow cooker and let it go on low
* sweet potato will get pretty soft so if you can add them in last 2-4hrs likely better but not mandatory

5th option – BBQ  (can do these in frying pan as well)
-> cut into lengthwise pieces … this is somewhat dangerous to do with a knife … cut a flat edge initially then leave that face down to provide more stability
-> cut thin slices and place the long ‘slabs’ on the bbq
-> for some reason these are more delicious and easier to handle on a grill then ‘chip’ cut.