anaerobic capacity podcast episode

How To Build Anaerobic Capacity

Topics covered in this episode: What is anaerobic capacity? Understanding functional reserve capacity How to structure intervals to improve anaerobic capacity What is Pmax? Intensive and extensive functional reserve capacity intervals How to plan your intervals Factors to consider before including these high-intensity intervals in your training Previous episodes in this series: How To Improve …

train VO2 max podcast episode

How To Train VO2 Max

Topics covered in this episode: What is VO2 max? How much can you increase VO2 max? What type of intervals you should use to influence VO2 max Extensive vs intensive training Example VO2 max training weeks Common mistakes athletes make with VO2 max intervals When in the season to build your VO2 max Listen to …

Alison Tetrick Leadville podcast

Alison Tetrick: Lessons From The Leadville Trail 100 MTB

About this episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews pro cyclist and CTS Athlete Alison Tetrick. Adam and Alison discuss her experience taking on her first mountain bike race at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, and the key lessons learned from preparing for and racing the iconic event.  Episode Highlights: Transitioning from road and …

FTP podcast episode

How To Improve Your Cycling FTP (Functional Threshold Power)

Topics Coach Adam Pulford Covers In This Episode: How to test your FTP 2 important ways to build your FTP Establishing your training rhythm Episode Outline: Intro: The concept of a “Threshold” has many nuanced forms and definitions in the world of physiology. There’s Lactate Threshold, Onsite of Blood Lactate Accumulation, Ventilatory Threshold, Critical Power, …

CTS Coach Jane Marshall podcast episode

10 Of The Biggest Training Mistakes Cyclists Make

Topics covered in this episode: Poor sleep Poor hydration Poor nutrition No taper Train too much with Data Train too much with emotion Start too hard Athletes don’t know their equipment Athletes don’t tell their coach the important stuff Too much stress on a particular day vs not enough focus for the year Guest Bio …

Coryn Rivera podcast episode

72-Time National Champion Coryn Rivera’s Path To The Tokyo Olympic Games

About This Episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews accomplished pro cyclist and Olympic athlete Coryn Rivera. They dive into how Rivera developed into a professional cyclist, the training strategies she’s implementing ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games, and how she overcame challenges in her path to becoming an Olympic athlete. Episode Highlights: How …

Christopher Blevins podcast

Christopher Blevins: Training For Optimal Performance In Extreme Conditions

About this episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews Olympic athlete Christopher Blevins who earned Team USA’s one spot in the men’s cross country mountain bike race at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. They discuss Blevins’ journey from a young BMX racer to the Olympics and how he’s preparing for the likely extreme conditions …

Lindsay Golich: Heat Acclimatization Strategies Of Tokyo Olympic Athletes

About this episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews fellow CTS Coach and exercise physiologist at the Olympic Training Center’s Athletic Performance Lab and High Altitude & Environmental Training Center (HATC), Lindsay Golich. With the upcoming Tokyo Olympics expected to be one of the hottest on record, she discusses what effects in performance athletes …

Fitness, freshness, fueling podcast episode

Fitness, Freshness, And Fueling With Coach Adam Pulford

About this episode: In upcoming episodes, Coach Adam Pulford will be interviewing 2021 Tokyo Olympic athletes and physiologists about heat acclimatization protocols, cooling vests, altitude training, and core-temperature optimization hacks. Before diving into those advanced tactics you need to focus first on three things leading into any event: fitness, freshness, and fueling. This short episode …

The Individualized Training Approach

About this episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews two of his athletes DJ Brew and DJ Battle. They discuss how Adam approaches each of their training and individualizes how he coaches Brew and Battle to get them to their goals and athletic potential. Episode Highlights: Understanding your athlete phenotype How to fit in …