Wheel upgrade considerations

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This week on Bench Talk Coach Rob talks about the basics of wheel selection when considering upgrading your wheels. Rob will talk about road wheelset for different types of road or performance conditions. As this is a Mobile edition of Bench Talk show notes are lite but you can find some of the talking points.

Is cold water immersion hurting or helping athletes recover

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This week on the Endurance QuickCast Coach Rob goes a bit deeper on an athlete’s question regarding her rehab and the practice of cold water immersion. Rob discusses some of the recent studies and meta-analysis that has lead to some new thinking. Primarily that the age-old tradition of cold water immersion for recovery maybe hurting athletes chances of developing adaptations. The adaptations in question are around hypertrophy and how to determine if cold water immersion isn’t allowing for lean muscle gains while rehabbing from injury.

As this is a mobile edition of the Endurance QuickCast there are not as many show notes but we do have some links to share.

Breaking Through Plateaus

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This week, on the Endurance QuickCast Coach Rob talks about plateaus and how to break through them. On this mobile edition of the Endurance QuickCast Rob helps listeners recognize what is causing plateaus and what sorts of plateaus are plaguing performance. Coach Rob discusses mental and physical plateaus how they may show up in your training, participation, and competition.

Disaster strikes the studio and Coach Rob gets interviewed

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The show has been down due to some studio equipment failure but Coach Rob is trying to get some shows out without some of the studio equipment. Sorry to everyone about the show delays and the format change. A former club mate who is working on a degree in kinesiology also recently interviewed Rob and there were some great things discussed that you the listener may benefit from. Rob covers some of the things that came up in the interview such as…

Surviving The Silly Season

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In recent conversations with several of my athletes I have had them refer to the period after their race season is over as their own silly season. What makes it silly is that they aren’t ready to begin off-season training or they are wrapping up one sports season and to start a fall/winter sport. I find that self-coached athletes often struggle the most with the training and non-training demands of their own silly seasons. So today I am going to talk a bit more about this crazy time of the year for competitive amateur athletes and how to survive it, but before we dive in I have some notes.