Physiology Secrets

Physiology Secrets

The Physiology Secrets Podcast gives you inside access to the BEST Endurance Performance information out there, presented in a way that anyone can understand.

Episodes

July 14, 2022 31 min

On this episode, Nick jumped on for a chat with Dieticians Luke & Ethan from Active Health Clinic to discuss nutritional choices leading into race day. Everything from carb loading considerations, smart food choices and how you can best ensure you get the fuel you need practically before your next endurance event. You can contact the guys here: Luke Hassan - luke@activehealthclinic.com.au Ethan Said - ethan@activehealt...

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Nick was invited on TriVelo's "Get Fast" podcast to chat about everything we do here at METS, testing, training zones, endurance and more. So, we thought we'd re-share the conversation here. Check out TriVelo's podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/get-fast-podcast-triathlon-ironman-cycling-coaching/id1400770015

 

Learn more about TriVelo here: https://trivelocoaching.com.au

 

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March 31, 2022 11 min

Another Extra 1% tip episode, this time on Cooling Strategies to beat the heat, in particular pre-event when the aim is to maintain muscle temperature but reduce core temperature.

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March 24, 2022 13 min

A new mini series on small 1% things to top up that final bit of performance for race day. In this one Nick and Luke discuss the use of Sauna's and the impact it might have in how you respond, particularly when racing in hot conditions. For more free resources about improving endurance performance, sign up to our email list here: http://go.metsperformance.com.au/free-mets-mastermind

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A number of questions have come through recently on the back of the resurgence for lactate testing the field by a number of high profile athletes. So Luke and Nick discussed the pros and cons, plus a bunch on background info regarding lactate testing in general plus their thoughts on why and why not to do it.

 

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March 10, 2022 9 min

Old school super short episode where Nick goes through some thoughts he's had whilst returning to swimming consistently for the first time since 2019 (and working around some injury constraints). For more free resources about improving endurance performance, sign up to our email list here: http://go.metsperformance.com.au/free-mets-mastermind

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Luke and Nick had 2 athletes both get in touch about the same podcast they listened to talking about using a high cadence for a "better" VO2max interval stimulus. So we sent our resident sport scientist Nick away to listen to it, research further and piece together what might be going on when cadence increases to give you the need to knows. For more free resources about improving endurance performance, sign up to our email...

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We often receive lots of questions about polarised models of training and why they are effective, so here's the underpinning physiology and a little discussion around different scenarios influencing the balance between low and high intensity. For more free resources about improving endurance performance, sign up to our email list here: http://go.metsperformance.com.au/free-mets-mastermind

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Have you seen Lionel Sanders recent Youtube video? He's testing VO2 at Ironman power now and looking to compare it after getting through the next block of training. Nick and Luke discuss the what and why behind his process and shed some light on how he's looking to improve. Look out for a Part 2 once Lionel posts his follow up results! Lionel's video: https://youtu.be/ncg8zTKh2Y8

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We're back for 2022, kicking things off with a training session explained and a bit of extra thought on how you need to consider all variables relating to interval training when creating sessions. It's not always just increasing the intensity or volume, sometimes you might need to shift the work to rest ratio. Nick and Luke discuss the following session: 4 x 8min @ 90% VO2max / 2min passive recovery.

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We've been thinking about upgrading our testing equipment for a while, to open up so many more possibilities like identifying fuel utilisation, race nutrition strategy development and more. So we thought we'd chat about it and bring you in on the discussion. Nick and Luke sat down to talk out the pros and cons of a new metabolic analyser before we throw it open to you. Let us know what you think: https://www.surveymonkey.c...

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We couldn't believe it had taken us this long to go more in-depth about Fraction of Expired Oxygen and how it tells us some really great insights into how best to attack your training post VO2max test. We discuss what it is, the trends we see and more in an episode that covers off one of the most important metrics we look at in the testing data. For more free resources about improving endurance performance, sign up to our emai...

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November 25, 2021 9 min

Luke talks about an increasingly more popular supplement, Beta-Alanine and the possible impacts on performance that it might have. For more free resources about improving endurance performance, sign up to our email list here: http://go.metsperformance.com.au/free-mets-mastermind

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We came across a really great instagram page (@labratrundown) who's doing some cool research on all of the super shoes out there including the famous or arguably infamous Nike Vaporfly's. We discuss the findings of a recent set of testing and chat about our thoughts on the piece of equipment that has had the endurance world talking for a few years now. For links to the research studies/findings etc go to: @labratru...

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Great session, if we're talking race specificity this is pretty much spot on for a half/full distance marathon runner. Nick and Luke discuss how they might alter the session for different purposes, and talk about why it's a great session to begin with. EMAIL us your training sessions to review --> nick@metsperformance.com OR message us on Instagram @metsperformance For more free resources about improving endura...

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A great question came through to us via instagram asking about strategies to optimise triathlon training. Can you have week to week changes in focus (i.e. Week 1 = 4 Swim, 1 Bike, 2 Run. Week 2 = 2 Swim, 4 Bike, 3 Run etc) Luke and Nick also dive into strategic fatigue, training camps and some other concepts surrounding periodisation to maximise the training stimulus and adaptation.

 

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EPISODE 150 is HERE! In this one we talk about how and why athletes at the elite level can transition across endurance sports, like Cam Wurf did from Olympic Rowing to Professional Cycling and now Ironman Triathlon, with so much success. But also why it usually only works in particular directions.

 

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Another session sent in by one of our listeners, what does it do well and what could be improved? Check out the session below and then listen to our thoughts: 10 x 400m @ 100% VO2max with 400m easy jogging recovery (approx. 1:2 work to rest ratio) For more free resources about improving endurance performance, sign up to our email list here: http://go.metsperformance.com.au/free-mets-mastermind

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Luke and Nick answer a question about Ultra running in this episode and what the main goal should be for events lasting 6hours and more. Is it purely to be better at using Fats as a fuel source? Is it worth doing Threshold, Tempo or even VO2max work? here our thoughts in this episode. For more free resources about improving endurance performance, sign up to our email list here: http://go.metsperformance.com.au/free-mets-mastermind

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In a follow up to our discussion on threshold based training last week, here's a perfect example of a session that executes this aspect of our physiology really well. One of our listeners sent in the following: 5 x 5min (4min @ 100% FTP, 1min @ 105-120% FTP) with 2.5min recovery In the context of preparing for a TT run up the 1 in 20 climb, this is pretty much spot on. Have a listen to our thoughts on the session in th...

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