Tag Archives: bullshit

Aerobic Decoupling: Still just CV drift, and not worth the time

AEROBIC DECOUPLING DEFINED “when heart rate is held steady during extensive endurance training, output may be expected to drift downward. This parallel relationship between input (heart rate) and output (power or speed) is referred to as “coupling.” When they are no longer parallel in a workout as one variable remains...
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The Great Cadence Debate: References

Here is a list of the research I used for my Triathlon Cadence Series in April. While not an exhaustive list, it includes many of the most relevant articles on the topic. Most interesting in a brand new publication by Whitty et al. showing that low cadence interval training improves cycling performance...
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Performance Optimal: Can micro-dosing really improve performance?

In a continuing series of articles and podcast as we lead up to the World Cycling Championships in September, I delve into doping through micro-dosing. As testing has became more stringent in the 2000’s, it is believed that athletes, including pro cyclists, moved to micro-dosing drugs like EPO to reap...
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Peer-review research: What you need to know!

There are two things you may have realized about me, the podcast, and the blog is that I have a love-hate relationship with peer-review, but that I also hate reading bullshit advice/opinions. There is so much conflicting and misleading information on the internet now its nearly impossible to discern what...
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Bullshit Science: Advertisements are not research

One of the trends I think we’ve all seen in recent years are the number of formerly good websites that disguise paid advertisements as independent articles. In fact, it has become difficult for me to actually read an article on any Competitor website (e.g., Velo) article without feeling like someone...
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The anti-protein movement: More bullshit “evidence”

Look, I get it. Some people have an agenda. Maybe they’re naive or gullible, or maybe they believe something so much they have to dig up anything they can to prove their point (i.e., confirmation bias). As Mark Twain once said: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t...
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