Fast Talk

By Fast Talk Labs

The Fast Talk podcast is your source for the science of cycling performance, offering the best training advice and most compelling insight on what it takes to become a better cyclist. Co-hosted by science journalist Chris Case and Fast Talk Labs' resident physiologist and coach, Trevor Connor, each episode takes a deep dive on a range of topics, including sport science, training, physiology, technology, nutrition, and more. The show's guest list includes some of the most prominent names in cycling and sport science, including Dr. Stephen Seiler, Joe Friel, Dr. Asker Jeukendrup, Sebastian Weber, Jim Miller, Sepp Kuss, Brent Bookwalter, Kate Courtney, and many more.

  1. 1.
    168: How Much High-Intensity Training Do You Need?
    1:29:04
  2. 2.
    167: How to Assess and Modify Training Mid-Season
    43:49
  3. 3.
    166: Effective Two-A-Day Workout Strategies, with Neal Henderson
    1:08:31
  4. 4.
    165: The Physiology of Race Season, with Dr. Iñigo San Millán
    1:21:07
  5. 5.
    164: Q&A on Judging Fatigue, Overtraining in Triathletes, and the Crossover Effect, with Melanie McQuaid
    57:03
  6. 6.
    163: Training Principles from the 1980s Are (Still) All You Need, with Jeff Winkler
    1:31:24
  7. 7.
    162: Q&A on Time Trial Pacing and Position, INSCYD, and Tough Love, with Janis Musins
    58:03
  8. 8.
    161: How to Effectively Return to the Bike After Injury, with Dr. Andy Pruitt
    1:35:01
  1. 9.
    160: Favorite Workouts of Fast Talk All-Stars, Part 2
    33:37
  2. 10.
    159: INSCYD and the Power of Testing Analysis, with Sebastian Weber
    1:21:49
  3. 11.
    158: How to Manage Unwanted Thoughts Through Stoicism, with Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Patterson
    1:27:36
  4. 12.
    157: Q&A on Training Grit, Psychological Tricks to Beat Fatigue, and Stage Racing, with Grant Holicky
    57:03
  5. 13.
    156: How to Effectively Evolve as an Athlete, with Lachlan Morton
    1:20:09
  6. 14.
    155: Recent Research on Timing Effects on Performance, Interval Type, Health Benefits of Endurance, and Pacing Strategies
    27:57
  7. 15.
    154: The Art and Science of Time Trials, with Kristin Armstrong and Jim Miller
    1:48:20
  8. 16.
    153: Forget Marginal Gains and Focus on the Fundamentals
    1:25:02
  9. 17.
    152: How to Effectively Modify Your Training and Racing as You Age, with Rebecca Rusch
    1:14:03
  10. 18.
    151: Q&A on Heat Acclimatization, Sweat Rates, Altitude Effects, FTP Testing, and Fasted Training, with Lindsay Golich
    1:01:18
  11. 19.
    150: Are There Benefits to Carbohydrate Manipulation? With Dr. Asker Jeukendrup
    1:11:12
  12. 20.
    149: Q&A on Junior Athletes, PVCs, Supplements, and Base Rides, with Daniel Matheny
    1:01:09
  13. 21.
    148: The Causes and Effects of Concussions and TBIs, with Dr. Steven Broglio and Timmy Duggan
    1:44:01
  14. 22.
    147: What 2020 Taught Us, and the Exciting Places 2021 Will Take Us
    1:14:56
  15. 23.
    146: Cardiovascular Drift, with Dr. Ed Coyle
    1:09:50
  16. 24.
    145: Q&A on Time-Crunched Athletes, Zone 1 Rides, and Unstructured Intervals with Hannah Finchamp
    56:23
  17. 25.
    144: The Best of 2020
    1:44:16
  18. 26.
    143: The Art and Science of Yoga, with Sage Roundtree
    1:11:37
  19. 27.
    142: Nutrition Myth Busting on Macros, Carbs, Food Allergies, Cramping, and Hydration
    44:13
  20. 28.
    141: How to create multi-year training plans, with Dr. Stephen Seiler and Sondre Skarli
    1:48:55
  21. 29.
    140: How to set training and performance goals
    1:15:35
  22. 30.
    139: A New Coaching Model: Creating Better Athletes Through Our Virtual Performance Center
    34:18
  23. 31.
    138: Q&A on Training Without Power, Optimizing Time at Your Desk, “Lunch Ride Syndrome,” and the Benefits of Fixies, with Amos Brumble
    59:21
  24. 32.
    137: An Introduction to Ultra-Cycling, Bikepacking, and Randonneuring, with Matt Roy, Nick Legan, and Jose Bermudez
    1:41:24
  25. 33.
    136: Q&A on crank length, power imbalance, injuries, and CBD, with Colby Pearce
    48:08
  26. 34.
    135: The Importance of Sleep, Monitoring Devices, and Changing Your Routine with Dr. Shona Halson
    1:19:19
  27. 35.
    134: Favorite Workouts of Fast Talk All-Stars
    49:11
  28. 36.
    133: Mastering indoor cycling, with Joe Friel, Jim Rutberg, and riders on the eSports Team Saris-The Pro’s Closet
    1:35:06
  29. 37.
    132: How to set Strava PRs, with The Pro’s Closet  
    57:30
  30. 38.
    131: Balancing science and experience in your training, with Cameron Cogburn
    1:31:14
  31. 39.
    CA 19: How to Pedal a Bike, with Colby Pearce and Chris Case
    2:01:44
  32. 40.
    130: The science of breathing, with Dr. James Hull
    1:28:15
  33. 41.
    129: Q&A on weight loss and metabolism, MTB descending, and 5x5 interval types, with new head coach Ryan Kohler
    36:10
  34. 42.
    128: Roundtable on coaching beginner athletes versus veteran athletes
    1:22:42
  35. 43.
    127: Overreaching, overtraining, and burnout with Dr. Stephen Seiler  
    2:02:30
  36. 44.
    126: Q&A on fatigue, peaking, returning from injury, and nutrition, with guest coach Julie Young  
    1:10:39
  37. 45.
    125: Put it in the big gear—we explore low-cadence, high-torque training with Neal Henderson
    1:14:55
  38. 46.
    124: How to map out your season, with Toms Skujins, Kiel Reijnen, Joey Rosskopf, and Larry Warbasse
    56:00
  39. 47.
    123: Performance gains and adaptations from fasted training, with Dr. Brian Carson  
    1:55:31
  40. 48.
    122: Mission impossible: determining your true threshold
    1:13:14
  41. 49.
    121: Should you build the best engine or focus on specificity, with Jim Miller
    1:40:21
  42. 50.
    120: Q&A on FTP testing, structuring recovery weeks, and the sustainability of base training, with guest coach Steve Neal
    1:05:33

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