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Fitter Radio Triathlon Podcast

Hosted by Coach Bevan McKinnon and Nutritionist Mikki Williden, both elite athletes and coaches within their respective fields. Fitter Radio brings together their shared passion and knowledge of triathlon, running, nutrition and basically all things endurance! Listen to the latest research, interviews with pro athletes and leading experts to help you improve your sports performance and your health!

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Fitter Radio Episode 038 - Britta Martin

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Swimming toys: The use of pull buoys - how much should we be using them and should we kick. The advantages of swim training in a pool wearing your wet suit and what we should be looking for in a wet suit. Paddles and what to be aware of. ONE STEP AHEAD: - Mikki describes some LCHF starter kit ideas for Christmas presents. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - BRITTA MARTIN: Britta is a German born triathlete who now lives in Nelson, NZ.  She has had a fantastic 2014 winning 3 iron distance races in Wisconsin, Taiwan and Busselton, WA where she broke the course record with an amazing 8:56:03 - the second time that Britta has won this race. Bevan talks to Britta about her career to date and her plans for the future. THE GEEK OUT: A new study investigating the effects of sodium bicarbonate supplementation on performance during a prolonged 'high intensity cycling to exhaustion effort' in well trained athletes. 5 MINUTE FOCUS: We talk to AJ Johnson, Content Manager and Power Analyst for Training Peaks. Bevan chats to AJ about their recent acquisition of another power training website called  'Best Bike Split'. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Our question this week is around LCHF - training low, racing high and dealing with GI problems. LINKS: More about Britta Martin at http://brittamartin.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrittaTriathlon Read more about Training Peak’s acquisition of Best Bike Split here http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/trainingpeaks-acquires-best-bike-split Best Bike Split at https://www.bestbikesplit.com/ Metabolic Efficiency Training by Bob Seebahor: http://www.amazon.com/Metabolic-Efficiency-Training-Teaching-Body/dp/0984275908/ref=asap_B00287PB6Q?ie=UTF8 Beyond Training: Ben Greenfield: http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Training-Mastering-Endurance-Health/dp/1628600128 The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Stephen Phinney and Jeff Volek at http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Science-Carbohydrate-Performance/dp/0983490716 Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes: http://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Get-Fat-About-ebook/dp/B003WUYOQ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418801414&sr=1-1&keywords=why+we+get+fat Real Meal Revolution: Tim Noakes: http://www.kalahari.com/Books/The-Real-Meal- Revolution-Tim-Noakes_p_47824635 Family Food by Pete Evans: https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Family-Food-Delicious- Paleo-Recipes-for-Every-Day/22646268 Well Fed by Melissa Jouwellen http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/cookbooks/ Refillable pouches for homemade gels: http://www.amazon.com/humangear-GoToob- Ounce-Travel-Bottle/dp/B001WWWAA8/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting- goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1418801108&sr=1-5&keywords=gel+flask Make bliss balls without a lot of dried fruit: http://lchfinaustralia.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/date-free-bliss-balls.html CONTACT US: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz for show notes and links. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/ for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition 

1hr 55mins

21 Dec 2014

Rank #1

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Fitter Radio Episode 236 - Dan Plews

ONE STEP AHEAD: (00:14:00) Racing on an LCHF diet – training the gut. FITTER RADIO COFFEE CLUB RACE WINNER: BRAD GEORGE (00:28:18) Brad won the free race entry to the Queenstown Marathon. We find out how his training’s going on the lead up to the event. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: DAN PLEWS (00:39:20) Dan raced to 8hrs 24mins in Kona - a time which not only earned him the title of overall Age Group Champion but also Fastest Age Grouper of all time on that course. We talk to Dan about his spectacular performance. Dan Plews (centre) SID TALKS: (01:37:47) Sid’s back and we talk controversy! We discuss Sid’s Challenge Sardinia race plus Cam Watt’s interruption of Callum Millward’s race in Kona. LINKS: More about Dan Plews https://www.plewsandprof.com/ More about the Queenstown Marathon at https://queenstown-marathon.co.nz/ CONTACT US: Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching for the latest news and information Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

2hr 26mins

4 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Fitter Radio Episode 186 - Andrew Starykowicz

COMPETITION TIME: Predict Mikki’s finish time (in hours: minutes: seconds) for the Queenstown Marathon and be in to win FREE access to her Athlete 12 week Nutrition Plan PLUS a tub of Lean Clean Protein!  Email us at info@fitter.co.nz with your entry before the start of the race.  Last entry will be accepted by 8.20am Saturday 18 November 2017. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – ANDREW STARYKOWICZ: (00:20:00) In August last year, Andrew Starykowicz almost lost his life when he was run over by a truck whilst cycling.  His injuries included 2 cracked vertebrae, a fractured lower leg and severe concussion.  Just over a year later he was back racing and recently took the win at Ironman Louisville. We talk to Andrew about his recovery and his plans for the future. SID TALKS: (01:10:13) Sid’s just landed in Sydney from the UK after her race at Challenge Sardinia where she placed 2nd. We talk off-season, Taupo 70.3, Noosa and the Triple Crown. ONE STEP AHEAD & WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (1:48:19) How maximal fat oxidation influences performance at Ironman. LINKS: Unit Nutrition at http://www.unitnutrition.com/ Watch Icarus on Netflix at https://www.netflix.com/nz/title/80168079 The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 1019 with Bryan Fogel http://jrefan.com/the-joe-rogan-experience-episode-1019-with-bryan-fogel/ More about the Port of Tauranga Half at http://mountfestival.kiwi/ More about Andrew Starykowicz at http://www.andrewstarykowicz.com/ Maximal Fat Oxidation is Related to Performance in an Ironman Triathlon at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29050040 More about the Powerade Challenge at https://www.powerade.co.nz/challenge More about Laura Siddall at http://laurasiddall.com/ Challenge Sardinia at http://www.challenge-family.com/challenge-forte-village-sardina/ CONTACT US: Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fitter.co.nz for the latest news and information Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

2hr 5mins

5 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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Fitter Radio Episode 087 - Matt Fitzgerald

ONE STEP AHEAD: Quick and easy lunch and smoothie ideas. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Tapering - what it means leading into an event and why we do it. We also bring back Terenzo Bozzone and Meredith Kessler to talk about Ironman Taupo 70.3 and what they do in their taper phase leading into an event. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - MATT FITZGERALD: Matt Fitzgerald – writer/athlete/coach - is a prolific endurance author and frequent contributor to Ironman and Training Peaks. He talks to us about his most recent book 'How Bad Do You Want It - Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle'. The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades and now science is learning why it's true. In this fascinating new book Matt examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness. 5 MINUTE FOCUS: This week Bevan talks to Lauren Watson of SMC Events about the Mount Festival of Multisport incorporating the 2016 Port of Tauranga Half http://mountfestival.kiwi/ GIVEAWAY: WIN A FREE ENTRY to the Triathlon New Zealand Tag Team Championships held at the Mount Festival of Sport weekend, 8-10 January 2016. GEEK OUT: This week our geeky contributors 'The Prof and The Plews' talk to us about keeping your cool in extreme conditions and the strategies to help maximise your performance in triathlon. CONTACT US: Find out more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/ for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 27mins

29 Nov 2015

Rank #4

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Fitter Radio Episode 054 - Joe Friel

ONE STEP AHEAD: Iron and its role in the body. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK & 5 MINUTE FOCUS - GOTZ HEINE: Gotz Heine is the 'behind the scenes' innovator of the mid sole cleat positions for cycling shoes - the shoes that Daniela Reefe was wearing when she recently won Challenge Dubai. He was also involved in the original design of SRM Power Meters, was one of the first people to look at the benefits of a High Fat (cream) diet over 15 years ago and more recently he has developed a nasal device that cuts down your oxygen supply during performance simulating the benefits of altitude training. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - JOE FRIEL: Joe Friel is the author of ten books on training for endurance athletes including the popular and best-selling Training Bible book series. He holds a Master's degree in exercise science, is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified Elite-level coach, and is a founder and past Chairman of the USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission. Joe conducts seminars around the world on training and racing for cyclists, multisport athletes and coaches, and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He is one of the founders of Training Peaks (www.trainingpeaks.com) and Training Bible Coaching (www.trainingbible.com). We talk to him about his latest project – his book 'Fast After Fifty'. THE GEEK OUT: Omega 3 supplementation. Will it increase V02 max and blood flow. CONTACT US: Find out more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/  for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 46mins

12 Apr 2015

Rank #5

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Fitter Radio Episode 003 - Kelly Sheerin

Swimming: Stroke Rate & Stroke Length – what they mean to the swimmer, how you can apply it to yourself in training and how to make changes. Go to: https://vimeo.com/channels/fitter to see Bevan demonstrating the swim drills. Our interview this week is with Kelly Sheerin, Running and Cycling Mechanics Clinic Manager at the Auckland University of Technology’s Sports Performance Research Institute.  Bevan interviews Kelly about ‘Barefoot Running’. Should we or shouldn’t we? Go to http://www.sprinz.aut.ac.nz/our-staff/sports-performance-research-group/kelly-sheerin for more information Visit your local Shoe Clinic store to have your shoes professionally fitted to your feet http://www.shoeclinic.co.nz/ Protein – we are more than just fat and carbohydrate.  The important role that protein plays in the athlete’s diet. Swim smooth:  http://www.swimsmooth.com/proconsole.html Finis tempo timer: http://www.finisinc.com/tempo-trainer-pro.html Fitter Swimming: http://www.fitter.co.nz/fitter-swimming.htm Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/ for the latest news and information Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 45mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #6

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Fitter Radio Episode 058 - Nicola Spirig

LISTENER QUESTIONS: Does fat metabolism slow down when ingesting carbohydrates during exercise. ONE STEP AHEAD: Polycystic ovary syndrome in endurance athletes. 5 MINUTE FOCUS: This week we talk to Gordon Drummond in Scotland, one of the guys behind the new 'Limits' Power Meter. Limits are bringing power to the market at an incredibly competitive price. Their power meter is interchangeable between bikes and the simplest ever to install and use. It is compatible with every type of bicycle and, for the first time, is located between the pedal and crank arm. http://limits.technology/  WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: We expand more on fitness testing and look at the metrics of 'Efficiency Factor' and 'Decoupling' available in the Training Peaks software. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - NICOLA SPIRIG: Nicola Spirig won Olympic Gold in London 2012 in a photo finish ahead of Lisa Norden in one of the closest and greatest triathlon races in history. After a brief break to have her baby boy Nicola has spent her time focussing on other races including her first marathon in Zurich finishing with an impressive 2:42:52, winning the Kitzbuhel ETU Champs and taking 1st place at her debut Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico. In her first race back on the WTS circuit last month Nicola raced to a podium finish at Cape Town. Bev talks to Nicola about her career to date, her progress and rise to triathlon champion and her plans around Rio and the future. THE GEEK OUT: Beetroot juice - the latest study in respect of altitude running performance. CONTACT US: Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/  for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition 

1hr 40mins

10 May 2015

Rank #7

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Fitter Radio Episode 046 - Hillary Biscay

ONE STEP AHEAD: Protein in sports drinks - will it affect performance. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - HILLARY BISCAY: Hillary Biscay is the most prolific iron-distance competitor on the professional women's racing circuit having completed 66 Ironman triathlons and often racing Ironmans on back-to-back weekends. She is also a coach, blogger and plant based athlete. In 2010, after completing 8 Ironmans during the season, Hillary took on a new challenge at the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii. She finished second and recorded the fastest women's Ultraman debut in history whilst also finishing over an hour under the 21-year-old course record time. The second time around Hillary won the race. She has recently joined the Women for Tri Board with a view to improving opportunities for female athletes in the sport. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Jet Lag. How to cope if you're flying to a race. 5 MINUTE FOCUS: Jason and Rick from Milestone Sports talk to us about the 'The MilestonePod'. Tracking the mileage on your shoes has never been so easy, simply lace the pod through your laces and go. The pod automatically tracks every mile without having to push a button. Download the free MilestoneApp for detailed activity data including distance, pace, duration, cadence, stance time, stride length, calories, and overall shoe mileage. With the MilestonePod you will know the moment you need new shoes! THE GEEK OUT: A study on an athlete who completed 33 Ironmans in 33 days! CONTACT US: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz for show notes and links. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/  for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition 

1hr 55mins

15 Feb 2015

Rank #8

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Fitter Radio Episode 144 - Faris Al-Sultan

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Interval training. ONE STEP AHEAD: Sugar cravings. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – FARIS AL-SULTAN: German triathlete Faris Al-Sultan retired in May 2015 after a hugely successful professional triathlon career which included winning Kona in 2005. He still loves to train but has moved into a coaching role, recently coaching Patrick Lange to his 3rd place at Kona. We talk to Faris about his time as a triathlete, his life since retirement and his plans for the future. SIMS SCIENCE: In this week’s segment, we talk to Stacy Sims (Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist) about her research at The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance into using environmental stressors to boost performance. CONTACT US: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz for show notes and links. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fitter.co.nz for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 51mins

8 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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Fitter Radio Episode 033 - Tim Van Berkel

ONE STEP AHEAD: The Green Powders. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: We combine our 5 Minute Focus and Workout of the Week sections to bring you a fascinating interview with Matt Fitzgerald – writer/athlete/coach. Matt is a prolific endurance author and frequent contributor to Ironman and Training Peaks. He talks to us about his most recent book '80/20 Running' in which he reviews the concept of polarised training principles and the case for 'slowing down to get faster'. Matt shows runners how to break out of the moderate-intensity rut. THE GEEK-OUT: We find out why triathletes are so tough! HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – TIM VAN BERKEL: This week we are delighted to be able to bring you an interview with Tim Van Berkel. Tim is the youngest three-time Ironman champion in the 33-year history of Ironman racing. He is one of Australia's most recognised professional Triathletes and most recently pulled off a stellar performance in Kona coming 7th in his debut appearance there. Tim talks about his race, what changes he made to his training to prepare for Kona and his plans for 2015. GIVEAWAYS: We are excited this week to be able to giveaway a SIGNED COPY OF MATT FITZGERALD’S NEW BOOK ‘80/20 RUNNING’!! See Facebook for details on how to enter. LINKS: Good Green Stuff at http://www.nuzest.co.nz/good-green-stuff  More about Matt Fitzgerald at http://www.mattfitzgerald.org/  Buy Matt’s Book 80/20 Running at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/80-20-running-mattfitzgerald/1118663024?ean=9780451470881  or from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/80-20-Running-Stronger-Training-ebook/dp/B00IIVFAEY  Follow Tim on twitter at https://twitter.com/timberkel  More about Tim Berkel at http://timberkel.com/ CONTACT: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz for show notes and links. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/ for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition 

1hr 28mins

16 Nov 2014

Rank #10

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Kona Special 2018 - The Finale

BRADEN CURRIE: (00:25:46) RACHEL MCBRIDE: (00:36:05) ANDY POTTS: (00:42:47) EMMA PALLANT: 00:46:49) CAMERON BROWN: (00:49:17) HEATHER JACKSON: (00:52:09) TIM BERKEL: (00:56:09) HELLE FREDERIKSEN (00:58:26) TIM REED (01:07:24) Sarah True: (01:10:27) JOE SKIPPER: (01:13:26) LUCY CHARLES (01:21:15) DAN PLEWS: (01:25:38) LAURA SIDDALL (01:29:14) DAVID McNAMEE (01:35:13) LIZ BLATCHFORD: (01:39:30) BETH AND LUKE McKENZIE: (01:40:53) TERESA ADAM: (01:44:42) JAMES CUNNAMA: (01:49:50) ANGELA NAETH: (01:53:39) TOP 5 FEMALES: (01:57:32) TOP 5 MALES: (02:09:05) LINKS: More about Pushys at https://www.pushys.com.au/ More about Sweet Cheeks NZ at https://www.sweetcheeksnz.co.nz/ CONTACT US: Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching for the latest news and information Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

2hr 25mins

14 Oct 2018

Rank #11

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Fitter Radio Episode 297 - Sebastian Weber

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:23:06) How to improve fat oxidization via FATMAX training HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: SEBASTIAN WEBER (00:36:33) After his studies in sport science and molecular human biology Sebastian Weber ran several research projects on modeling muscular energy metabolism and its adaptation to training at the German University of Sports in Cologne. He went on to become Head Sport Scientist of the T-Mobile professional cycling team at the age of only 28. Sebastian is now the co-founder of the physiological performance software INSCYD. INSCYD provides coaches & scientists with a holistic & detailed insight into their athlete’s physiology. It explains how physiological metrics interact and compose an athletic performance and projects future performance outcomes. ONE STEP AHEAD: (01:41:36) Temperature and its effects on your ability to metabolise fat. LINKS: Training Peaks at https://www.trainingpeaks.com/ Pilates for Sports discount link here https://www.fitter.co.nz/about-radio Peter Attia Podcast #85 at https://peterattiamd.com/inigosanmillan/ More about INSCYD and VLaMax measurement at https://www.inscyd.com/ Link to Mikki’s study at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7013342 CONTACT US: Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching for the latest news and information Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 55mins

5 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Fitter Radio Episode 047 - Interview with Sam Warriner

ONE STEP AHEAD: Antibiotics - the negative effects for athletes and how to minimise them. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - SAM WARRINER: Samantha Warriner claimed her first ITU World Cup victory in Japan in 2005, followed by seven more big wins including the overall World Cup series in 2008, a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2006, bronze medal at the 2008 world championships and selection for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She moved to endurance distances in 2009 with IRONMAN 70.3 wins in Geelong, Steelhead and the Port of Tauranga Half, winning four more in 2010 before her debut victory at IRONMAN New Zealand in 2011.  In 2012 Sam gave birth to her daughter Lola-Rose. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Tapering and peaking for a race.  How to freshen up without losing too much fitness. 5 MINUTE FOCUS: We talk to Stephen Ahnert from Redshift Sports about their dual-position seatposts and quick release aero bars - products that allow cyclists to turn a road bike into a tri bike. THE GEEK OUT: 10 reasons why NOT to ice that injury! CONTACT US: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz for show notes and links. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/  for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition 

1hr 45mins

22 Feb 2015

Rank #13

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Fitter Radio Episode 273 - Tim Don

FITTER RADIO COFFEE CLUB FREE RACE ENTRY COMPETITION: CAPE TO CAPE (00:11:35) TRAINING PEAKS DISCOUNTED PREMIUM ACCOUNT: (00:13:25) 20% off a Training Peaks Premium Account when you enter the code FitterRadio (Limited number available so get in quick!) HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: TIM DON (00:19:34) We interview World Champion & IRONMAN World Record Holder Tim Don. Tim has raced to numerous IRONMAN 70.3 titles as well as an IRONMAN victory in his first attempt. We talk to him about his career to date and his plans for the future with include taking 2 teams to race Patagonman with Mau Mendez https://www.racewithlegends.com/ WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:48:01) We talk to Kate Baldwin of Endurance Movement about the importance of strength training for triathletes. ONE STEP AHEAD: (01:33:23) Low carb athletes and their protein requirements – a recent study. LINKS: Training Peaks at https://www.trainingpeaks.com/pricing/ More about Tim Don at https://www.timdon.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/trithedon More about REEF TO REEF at https://reeftoreefmtb.com/ More about CAPE TO CAPE at https://capetocapemtb.com/ More about Rouvy at https://rouvy.com/en/ Endurance Movement at https://www.endurancemovement.com/ Endurance Sports TV at https://www.endurancesports.tv/ Low-Carbohydrate Training Increases Protein Requirements of Endurance Athletes – study at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31083047 Strength Training in Long Distance Triathletes - study at https://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/publishahead/Strength_Training_in_Long_Distance_Triathletes_.95236.aspx CONTACT US: Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching for the latest news and information Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 50mins

21 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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Fitter Radio Episode 093 - Maik Twelsiek

ONE STEP AHEAD: Cocoa - the performance enhancer. Water - is it a weight loss agent. Procrastination - the 2 minute rule. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Concurrent Training. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - MAIK TWELSIEK: In 2015 German Maik Twelsiek posted the fastest bike split ever at the GoPro Ironman World Championships in Kona - 4:25:10. He’s a beast on the bike! In the last couple of years Maik has won Ironman Wisconsin, raced to second place at Ironman Austria and Ironman Lake Tahoe and in 2014 achieved his personal best time for an Ironman completing Arizona in 8:07:59. In February this year Maik will be coming to New Zealand to compete at the Challenge Wanaka full distance race. We’re looking forward to seeing how he goes! GEEK OUT: This week our geeky contributors 'Plews and Prof' talk to us about the effects of high and low cadence interval training on time trial performance. 5 MIN FOCUS: Perform your own Bike Fit with an app. CONTACT US: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz to learn more about us. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/ for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 21mins

10 Jan 2016

Rank #15

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Fitter Radio Episode 034 - James Dunne

ONE STEP AHEAD: Important supplements for the low carb athlete. Plus a supplement prescription for long and/or hard endurance sessions. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: The standing desk. Research has proven that a seated position is not conducive to physical or mental good health - it can also affect our training. Long periods of sitting act as an independent risk factor which not even 20 hours of weekly exercise will offset. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - JAMES DUNNE: James Dunne of Kinetic Revolution is a Movement and Running Mechanics Specialist. Describing himself as a running coach, movement geek and sports rehab therapist he has a particular passion for identifying and correcting dysfunctional movement patterns that cause overuse injuries or impair efficiency in endurance athletes. James holds a Degree in Sport Rehabilitation and has a special interest in the Functional Biomechanics of Running. THE GEEK-OUT: Mid foot cleat positions for cycling shoes - research shows that this change in cleat position can improve running times off the bike. 5 MINUTE FOCUS: We talk to Robert Durham of 'Revbox'. A New Zealand designed bicycle ergometer which provides athletes with a high performance training tool that has an unlimited resistance range in a compact transportable layout. It allows extremely high power output training, from very low to very high cadences, suitable for even the most powerful elite athletes. LINKS: Low Carb Supplements courtesy of Ben Greenfield Fitness at http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2012/08/low-carb-diet-supplements/  Prof Grants blog ‘The Standing Desk Revolution’ http://profgrant.com/2014/11/11/thestanding-desk-revolution/  More about James Dunne and Kinetic Revolution at http://www.kinetic-revolution.com  Jo Friel’s Blog on midsole cleats at http://www.joefrielsblog.com/2014/11/midsole-cleatsand-pedals.html  The Revbox at http://www.revbox.co.nz/ CONTACT: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz for show notes and links. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/ for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition 

2hr 2mins

24 Nov 2014

Rank #16

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Fitter Radio Episode 265 - Kelsey Withrow

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:11:41) The FTP Test and CBD Oil HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: KELSEY WITHROW (00:39:11) We talk to pro USA triathlete Kelsey Withrow about her career to date, the challenges she’s had to face and her plans for the future. ONE STEP AHEAD: (01:10:54) Iron deficiency   SID TALKS: (01:26:34) Sid’s back and we catch up on all the latest tri goss and controversy in the triathlon world. LINKS: More about Kelsey Withrow at https://www.kelseywithrow.com/ More about Laura Siddall at https://laurasiddall.com/ CBD Oil at https://www.outsideonline.com/2296261/athletes-ditching-ibuprofen-cbd-marijuana?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Bodywork-05182019&utm_content=Bodywork-05182019+Version+A+CID_e39a3b8ee4a611eee012513bf6bba13d&utm_source=campaignmonitor%20outsidemagazine&utm_t CONTACT US: Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching for the latest news and information Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

2hr 1min

26 May 2019

Rank #17

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Fitter Radio Episode 139 - Kaisa Lehtonen

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: What happens under the water. ONE STEP AHEAD: Update on probiotics. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – KAISA LEHTONEN: Finnish pro triathlete Kaisa Lehtonen raced to a 5th in Kona this year and it was only her 3rd bash at this distance. Her first was in Barcelona last year where she finished 2nd and her second was at the Ironman South African Champs where she won. From 2007 to 2012 Kaisa did only ITU Olympic distance races and in 2013 raced her first Ironman 70.3 race as a pro. She now has her sights set on a top 3 at Kona next year. 5 MINUTE FOCUS: Bevan talks to Richard Izzo, Founder of the rapidly expanding Toughman Triathlon Series. They talk about the series, its growth and the plans for the future. CONTACT US: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz for show notes and links. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fitter.co.nz for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 28mins

4 Dec 2016

Rank #18

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Fitter Radio Episode 044 - Tim Gudsell

ONE STEP AHEAD: Creatine - what is it and is it useful for endurance athletes. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - TIM GUDSELL: Tim is one of New Zealand's most decorated professional cyclists being one of the very few New Zealanders to have reached the top of the pro tour of professional cycling. Tim has competed in the European classics and Grand Tours including Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España and has also competed in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.  He has a career that spans both the track and the road. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: 'The shape of rings to come' - the chain ring, circular or oval? 5 MINUTE FOCUS: We talk to Murray Healey, one of New Zealand's premier triathlon coaches, who is more recently working at grass roots level with kids in Northland schools with a program called SBR Kids. As a former National High Performance coach who coached at Olympic and World Cup level Murray is passionate about moving triathlon into a national schools programme and encouraging children to be involved in the sport.  Now with the backing of Kelloggs Nutri-Grain it looks as though that dream is closer to becoming a reality! THE GEEK OUT: Enhancing performance through nutritional strategies in a marathon. LISTENER Q AND A: Breakfast recommendations before a long bike and on race day. CONTACT US: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz for show notes and links. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching/  for the latest news and information. Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition 

1hr 27mins

1 Feb 2015

Rank #19

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Fitter Radio Episode 294 - Dr Charles Samuels

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: (00:18:51) Anaerobic speed reserve. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: DR CHARLES SAMUELS (00:34:32) Dr. Samuels is the Medical Director of the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance in Calgary, Alberta. He is also co-investigator in a unique study funded by "Own the Podium" which explores the relationship of sleep on recovery and performance in elite Canadian athletes. COFFEE CLUB RACE ENTRY WINNER ANNABELLE BRAMWELL: (01:11:15) We talk to Annabelle Bramwell, winner of the free race entry to the Macpac Motatapu Off-Road Triathlon. ONE STEP AHEAD: (01:28:15) Omega 3’s and the endurance athlete LINKS: The Macpac Motatapu Off-Road Triathlon at https://motatapu.com/event-summary/offroad-triathlon/ Dr Charles Samuels and the Centre for Sleep at https://centreforsleep.com/ Dr Sara Mednick ‘Take a Nap – Change Your Life’ at https://www.saramednick.com/ One Step Ahead link to Omega 3 study at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6499024/ CONTACT US: Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fittercoaching for the latest news and information Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 42mins

14 Dec 2019

Rank #20