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Science Of Ultra

Shawn Bearden

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Science Of Ultra

Science Of Ultra

Shawn Bearden

36
Followers
320
Plays
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For endurance athletes who want to do more than improve race performance. Learn how to eat, sleep, think, and move better. Become your ultra best!

Latest Episodes

Iñigo Mujika, PhD on Strength

Iñigo is back on the show, following up on his recent appearance in episode 127. In the previous episode, we talked about tapering. In this episode, talk about strength training from every angle, and we dive into two specific examples of training tweaks that made big improvements for athletes he coaches. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/131

70 MIN1 w ago
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Iñigo Mujika, PhD on Strength

Trent Stellingwerff, PhD

Trent Stellingwerff has been in the trenches of nutritional support and body composition in supporting athletes of all abilities for many years. Today, we talk through critical new insights that can apply to your training. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/130

69 MIN3 w ago
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Trent Stellingwerff, PhD

Dan Moore, PhD

Dan Moore, PhD, brings us the current science on protein requirements for endurance athletes along with very practical advice for putting it into action for you. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/129

68 MINJUL 16
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Dan Moore, PhD

Alyssa Amos Clark

Alyssa Amos Clark is an extraordinary athlete. We start this interview after she completed 66 marathons in 66 days, on her way to many more. We finish discussing her journey, including her battles with COVID-19. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/128 Instagram: @theory_in_motion Alyssa's website: https://akamos13.wixsite.com/website

96 MINJUL 9
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Alyssa Amos Clark

Iñigo Mujika, PhD on Tapering

Iñigo Mujika (PhD) has coached numerous Olympians, national teams, and is recognized as one of the top triathlon (swimming, cycling, and running) coaches in the world. He's published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters. He literally wrote the book on tapering, which is the main focus of our discussion though we touch on many other important and practical topics. Find all the links we talk about at https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/127

68 MINJUN 25
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Iñigo Mujika, PhD on Tapering

David Bishop, PhD

David Bishop, PhD is a Professor at Victoria University in Australia and an expert on the health and performance outcomes of exercise prescription with a particular emphasis on mitochondrial adaptations. Recently, he’s been studying the impact of twice-per-day training. You’ll learn, for example, that running twice in a day may be more beneficial than training for the same duration in one long run. And, we explore many other topics that will help you take your workouts to the next level.

78 MINJUN 11
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David Bishop, PhD

Jose Areta, PhD

Jose Areta studies energy availability, training, and performance. We talk about his recent case study of an amenorrhoeic athlete who restored their menstrual cycle while training and competing at a high level, his comprehensive review of glycogen utilization, and how an athlete can loose weight while training for performance and periodizing carbohydrate intake. SOUP is free of advertisements and sponsors, it’s supported by listeners who find it useful: https://scienceofultra.com/support

85 MINMAY 28
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Jose Areta, PhD

Mark Burnley, PhD

My guest today is Mark Burnley, PhD from the University of Kent. He's studies endurance physiology, especially the power-duration relationship. For example, he was part of the group that first validated the 3-minute all-out test to estimate critical power. He's spent much of his career questioning why we can only maintain exercise when the intensity is less than 20-30% of our ability to generate force…why do we have so much additional capacity when we can't sustain it?

79 MINMAY 14
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Mark Burnley, PhD

Patrick Wilson, PhD

Patrick Wilson (PhD) is an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University and author of a newly published book, The Athlete's Gut. He was a guest in episode 16. Today, we update our understanding of gut physiology from when he was first on the show but spend most of our time on lots of new and applied questions relevant to your training, racing, and adventures.

81 MINAPR 30
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Patrick Wilson, PhD

Andy Jones, PhD

Andy Jones is one of the world's leading experts in human performance physiology, especially in the realm of endurance. Nike recognized this when they brought him onto the Breaking 2 project. He's most famous in many circles for his pioneering work using nitrates to boost performance. Yes, this is the beetroot guy. Today we talk about mechanisms of fatigue, critical speed/power, evidence-based approaches to training, and (of course) beetroot juice.

54 MINAPR 17
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Andy Jones, PhD

Latest Episodes

Iñigo Mujika, PhD on Strength

Iñigo is back on the show, following up on his recent appearance in episode 127. In the previous episode, we talked about tapering. In this episode, talk about strength training from every angle, and we dive into two specific examples of training tweaks that made big improvements for athletes he coaches. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/131

70 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Iñigo Mujika, PhD on Strength

Trent Stellingwerff, PhD

Trent Stellingwerff has been in the trenches of nutritional support and body composition in supporting athletes of all abilities for many years. Today, we talk through critical new insights that can apply to your training. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/130

69 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Trent Stellingwerff, PhD

Dan Moore, PhD

Dan Moore, PhD, brings us the current science on protein requirements for endurance athletes along with very practical advice for putting it into action for you. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/129

68 MINJUL 16
Comments
Dan Moore, PhD

Alyssa Amos Clark

Alyssa Amos Clark is an extraordinary athlete. We start this interview after she completed 66 marathons in 66 days, on her way to many more. We finish discussing her journey, including her battles with COVID-19. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/128 Instagram: @theory_in_motion Alyssa's website: https://akamos13.wixsite.com/website

96 MINJUL 9
Comments
Alyssa Amos Clark

Iñigo Mujika, PhD on Tapering

Iñigo Mujika (PhD) has coached numerous Olympians, national teams, and is recognized as one of the top triathlon (swimming, cycling, and running) coaches in the world. He's published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters. He literally wrote the book on tapering, which is the main focus of our discussion though we touch on many other important and practical topics. Find all the links we talk about at https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/127

68 MINJUN 25
Comments
Iñigo Mujika, PhD on Tapering

David Bishop, PhD

David Bishop, PhD is a Professor at Victoria University in Australia and an expert on the health and performance outcomes of exercise prescription with a particular emphasis on mitochondrial adaptations. Recently, he’s been studying the impact of twice-per-day training. You’ll learn, for example, that running twice in a day may be more beneficial than training for the same duration in one long run. And, we explore many other topics that will help you take your workouts to the next level.

78 MINJUN 11
Comments
David Bishop, PhD

Jose Areta, PhD

Jose Areta studies energy availability, training, and performance. We talk about his recent case study of an amenorrhoeic athlete who restored their menstrual cycle while training and competing at a high level, his comprehensive review of glycogen utilization, and how an athlete can loose weight while training for performance and periodizing carbohydrate intake. SOUP is free of advertisements and sponsors, it’s supported by listeners who find it useful: https://scienceofultra.com/support

85 MINMAY 28
Comments
Jose Areta, PhD

Mark Burnley, PhD

My guest today is Mark Burnley, PhD from the University of Kent. He's studies endurance physiology, especially the power-duration relationship. For example, he was part of the group that first validated the 3-minute all-out test to estimate critical power. He's spent much of his career questioning why we can only maintain exercise when the intensity is less than 20-30% of our ability to generate force…why do we have so much additional capacity when we can't sustain it?

79 MINMAY 14
Comments
Mark Burnley, PhD

Patrick Wilson, PhD

Patrick Wilson (PhD) is an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University and author of a newly published book, The Athlete's Gut. He was a guest in episode 16. Today, we update our understanding of gut physiology from when he was first on the show but spend most of our time on lots of new and applied questions relevant to your training, racing, and adventures.

81 MINAPR 30
Comments
Patrick Wilson, PhD

Andy Jones, PhD

Andy Jones is one of the world's leading experts in human performance physiology, especially in the realm of endurance. Nike recognized this when they brought him onto the Breaking 2 project. He's most famous in many circles for his pioneering work using nitrates to boost performance. Yes, this is the beetroot guy. Today we talk about mechanisms of fatigue, critical speed/power, evidence-based approaches to training, and (of course) beetroot juice.

54 MINAPR 17
Comments
Andy Jones, PhD
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