Tag Archives: exercise performance

ESP Tipcast 72 follow-up: Building toward 2016

On Tipcast 72 I discussed the importance of using your off-season as a springboard for next season’s success. Sound like old advice? Yup, you’re right. But the truth is, many athletes still fall well short of the mark in the off-season by resting too much, or simply having no coherent...
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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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Bottle necks vs Marginal Gains

The following post is an excerpt from ESP Tipcast 51, below. Listeners may remember my discussion with Allen Lim on marginal gains. Allen made the point that many athletes become hyper focused on certain areas that yield very little return. We can consider this the 1% margin. However, this focus on...
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Bike wash 101

I firmly believe that reinventing the wheel and pretending it was an original idea is not only a waste of time, but doesn’t really educate people. For a long time I’ve had requests to post up a video on my bike washing technique (which I learned from former USPS mechanic...
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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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