The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast

The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast

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The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast presented by Human Vortex Training & USA Cycling Expert Level Coach Menachem Brodie gives cyclists & triathletes of all levels & abilities the opportunity to learn about Strength training, Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition, & much more, as Coach Brodie shares his experience and talks with other top experts. Taking YOUR questions, we’re here to help you get more out of your training, and to learn how to “Train Smarter, Not Harder, because it is all about YOU!™” Learn more www.HumanVortexTraining.com YouTube Channel & Instagram @HVTraining Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/menachem-brodie/support


53- Soreness does NOT determine if a strength workout was good
Jul 31 • 39 min
Often times cyclists and Triathletes have been led to believe that soreness after a strength workout is an indication of a “good workout”. In today’s episode we’ll discuss why this is NOT the case, as well as the importance of QUALITY TRAINING,…
52- Dr. Lisa Lewis: The Corona shut down of 2020 season & how to keep focus
Jul 24 • 53 min
As the extent of Corona has grown, there has been a lot of uncertainty in the triathlon and cycling world as to races and events. This has led to many giving up on their structured training programs, and even abandoning training all together…. But…
51-Listener Question: I have extra time that I want to use to boost my results- What should I do?
Jul 17 • 42 min
Today’s episode is a short answer (believe it or not) to a SSCT listener and former HVT Athlete question: “If I can carve out and extra 10 mins per day, what would you recommend adding into my daily routine to help me? I am doing my on the bike stuff 5…
Ep- 50 Dr. Stephen Cheung- Don’t Count Out The Brain in Performance & Recovery
Jul 10 • 85 min
Dr. Stephen Cheung has been studying environmental exercise physiology for quite some time, and in fact, literally wrote the book on the topic. This week we sat down to talk environmental impact on performance, as well as his experience going through a…
49- Strength Training for Performance: Be a Contrarian
Jul 3 • 45 min
Today, many cycling and triathlon coaches are writing “strength training programs” for their athletes. While there are good intensions behind this, we’re going to briefly cover why they should NOT be doing this, why attaining a certification is only the…
48- Leandro Sgallari- Blending the art of coaching with the science
Jun 26 • 72 min
Leandro Sgallari is a triathlon coach based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina and is a graduate of the Strength Training for Cyclists Certification course. Leandro was not always an endurance athlete, and in fact comes from a background of Rugby. Leandro’s…
47- What is true “Core training” for cyclists & triathletes, and how to do it
Jun 19 • 50 min
As the riding season waxes, many cyclists & triathletes (and their coaches) either cut out their strength training completely- less some “core”…..but what IS true core training? This week we get into why many make the mistake of focusing on the abs, and…
46 Martina Dunne - Women: There is a Better Way of Doing Things
Jun 12 • 74 min
Women’s fitness and training has come a long way in the last 10 years. From Research focusing on women and their unique needs, to how women’s health and fitness needs progress as they go through the prenatal and postpartum periods. Martina Dunne is a…
45 Stacey McMickens- Building Deeper Connections to Build Your Studio
Jun 5 • 66 min
Starting a business can be really daunting. Starting a fitness studio can be petrifying, with keeping it going proving to be incredibly hard. But while many fitness businesses may try to compete on price, with the goal to get so many “visits” a month to…
44- Should you Assign TSS for Strength Sessions? AND Process Oriented Fitness
May 28 • 42 min
This week we dive into 2 topics that are inter-related, yet one is not talked about enough…in my opinion. Process oriented fitness goals, and goals in general, are one of the secrets to becoming a top performer in any field. So why is it that we are so…
43- Denny Krahe: Playing the Long Game
May 22 • 56 min
Denny Krahe is the host of one of the top Running Podcasts “Diz Runs Radio”, which he has been hosting since 2014 and which is quickly approaching episode 850. Over the last 15+ years Denny has gone from not loving running, and just tolerating it, to…
42- Recovery Focus
May 14 • 21 min
Recovery. This word is thrown around like a beach ball at a Phish concert, but very few seem to fully grasp how to do it best. Compression stalkings, high-tech compression boots, ice baths, and loads of antioxidant rich foods seem to lead the charge in…
41- Joe Bauer- There’s opportunity everywhere, be ok with the slow grow
May 7 • 59 min
Today we have the chance to sit down and talk with Joe Bauer of The Get Better Project. Joe quickly became a good friend of mine, and as you’ll hear in todays episode, we really get going on a subject and cover a lot of ground. Joe talks about his life…
40 Eric Malzone- Do You Want to Make it Through This?
Apr 24 • 68 min
“What happens if I don’t make it through this?” This is a question that many cycling & triathlon coaches that I have spoken with (as well as personal trainers) are asking themselves right now. Well, first we need to ask: Do you WANT to make it through…
39- Chris Case, Fast Talk Podcast Host: Every Ride Should Have a Purpose
Apr 17 • 56 min
You may recognize Chris Case’s voice, and name, as he has been a long-time co-host of the VeloNews FastTalk Podcast, as well as editor at Velonews for over 8 years. But did you know Chris has a background in neuroscience, and photography? Today we get to…
38 Alan Heary- Priming for Performance
Apr 10 • 60 min
Our bodies make no differentiation between physical stress, and mental stress….both have an impact on the body and its many systems. Especially with our current global situation, many endurance athletes are going through limitations on their riding…
37- Knowing Yourself Well Enough, To Know When to Cut Non-Essentials
Feb 21 • 16 min
In todays short episode, we talk burnout, and late winter mental staleness, and how it can completely drain all of the progress you’ve made to this point over the winter. Every year, in mid-to late January, they being… the emails, messages, and phone…
36- Niv Libner- Building Better Racers
Feb 4 • 67 min
Niv Libner has been a name to know here in the Israeli cycling scene, as he and Ran Margoliot were really the first 2 male cyclists to push into the professional peloton in Europe. In todays episode we talk about Niv’s journey int he professional peloton,…
35- Alex Povey- Purposefully Setting Out Obstacles to Help You Grow
Jan 28 • 80 min
Alex Povey is no stranger to obstacles and hard times. In fact, he helps coaches and fitness professionals get OUT of hard times as his profession. In 2020, Alex is taking on a pretty massive journey of strength & endurance, as he aims to raise $26046.30…
34- The Steel Mace & Functional Training with Archie Kabalkin
Jan 21 • 50 min
Ep 34 We head out to AI Fit in Ramat Gan, Israel, for our first in-person interview of the podcast, to talk with Archie Kabalkin, who has brought the Steel Mace to Israel. The steel mace is an incredibly fun, but challenging fitness piece, which brings…
33- Squats for Watts: Are you squatting correctly for Cycling & Triathlon power? (Spoiler alert, probably not!)
Jan 14 • 39 min
In this weeks episode we dive down into what we are REALLY after by incorporating weight lifting for cyclists and triathletes: the ability to produce POWER through great positions, breathing patterns, and the ability to move from the correct places, and…
32- Stability or Balance?
Jan 7 • 47 min
So many athletes and coaches go Gaga over balance training, but it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be….. In fact, for many, the time spent working on unstable surface training detracts from the work you do off the bike or out of sport! Balance may be an…
31- Building A Training Plan- Base, Build, and Beyond
Dec 31, 2019 • 55 min
With the new year just hours away, let’s get back to answering Pavel’s question of: How to build a training program for an athlete: Base, Build, and beyond. This one is a goodie! www.HumanVortexTraining.com www.YouTube.com/HVTraining…
30- Is Triathlon actually healthy, and How To REALLY read a research article
Dec 24, 2019 • 69 min
A few weeks ago I had a physical exam for a new life insurance policy. While filling out the paperwork a few items caught my eye, as they told me a VERY different story about triathlon and Ironman than what most people (especially triathletes) believe. We…
29- Periodization… How to plan out your season, and why 3 weeks on, 1 week off is NOT the recipe for success
Dec 17, 2019 • 46 min
This weeks episode we answer a listener email and talk about periodization, considerations for building a truly personalized training program, and how the workouts throughout the different phases shouldn’t resemble what you’ve read in text books. Faux…
28- Strength Training for WOMEN: Special Considerations (Triathlete Magazine Article Edition!)
Nov 27, 2019 • 63 min
Last week an article I contributed on “Strength Training for Women- Why Women & Men Should Not Follow The Same Plan” was published. The writer did a fantastic job of pulling out the main pieces, and I’m very pleased with the article itself. But there is a…
27 Sebastian Weber- Dialing in your training to develop your energy systems more precisely
Nov 21, 2019 • 69 min
Sebastian Weber has been at the forefront of helping endurance athletes to figure out how to dial in their training to be dialed in to their unique energy systems needs and demands. Sebastian led a group of scientists to detect the maximum glycolytic…
26- Road to Kona 2020: Transition
Nov 12, 2019 • 37 min
Taking a planned transition period of 5-14 days can have tremendous and long lasting positive impacts on your abilities to improve year to year, and to stay fit & fresh- Mentally and physically. In our last part of the Road to Kona 2020 series, we talk…
25- The Road to Kona 2020 pt 4. Kellie Davis- Leveling up your Training & Fitness
Oct 29, 2019 • 93 min
Kellie Davis is the co-author of the book Strong Curves, one of the very first books on Glute Training, as well as contributor to courses like Glutes, Core, & Pelvic Floor, along with The Complete Trainers Toolbox, and many more. Having gone from Figure…
24- Road to Kona 2020 part 3: Jason Fitzgerald- Plyometrics; A dab will do ya
Oct 23, 2019 • 59 min
Jason Fitzgerald has been helping runners and triathletes use Strength Training to help decrease their injuries, while drastically improving their run times and abilities. In part 3 of our Road to Kona 2020 series, Jason and I talk about: -Periodization…
23 Road to Kona 2020- Lee Taft- Small additions, for large subtractions (from your run times)
Oct 18, 2019 • 54 min
In part 2 of our Road to Kona 2020 series, we hang out with Lee Taft, a super coach for speed & agility. Not something you’d expect in a series on qualifying for Kona, right? Working on your ability to produce force and power is an incredibly undervalued…
22 Road to Kona 2020: Dr. Lisa Lewis- Using Your Superpowers for Good
Oct 8, 2019 • 61 min
When it comes to performance, it seems we’ve learned quite a lot about what we need to physiologically develop in order to perform…but the physiological aspect is only a portion of reaching your full potential. While the mental aspect is seen as a “soft…
21- Strength Training for Professional Cyclist: Special Considerations
Sep 24, 2019 • 64 min
Strength Training for cyclists itself requires a unique view on how to build the training year. BUT When building a training program for a professional cyclist the rules DO change quite a bit! Constant travel & racing, recovery and adaptation need to be…
20 Building your Aerobic engine through high-power/ high-intensity intervals (One doesn’t even feel like high intensity!)
Sep 19, 2019 • 50 min
While it’s officially “Base time” for many cyclists in the Northern Hemisphere, many are not getting 50% (or more) of what they can (or should) out of their time on the road building their Aerobic Energy System. LSD (Long Slow Distance) is still the…
19- Strength training to INCREASE Aerobic Capacity For Cyclists & Triathletes
Sep 10, 2019 • 30 min
Yes, you read that right! When you understand todays 3 parts of how the Aerobic Energy System are built, you can & MUST use STRENGTH TRAINING, along with in-sport training, to MASSIVELY increase your Wattage; and for a fraction of the amount of time it…
18. The 5 Stages of Strength Training for Cycling & Triathlon Success
Sep 3, 2019 • 58 min
In todays episode Coach Brodie talks in depth about the 5 Stages of Strength Training that EVERY Cyclist, Triathlete, & Runner MUST go through each year, in order to have success in their chose sport from strength training…and not an injury. Covered in…
17- Turning the mic around on “That Triathlon Show” host Mikael Erikson
Aug 6, 2019 • 88 min
Mikael Erikson started the Scientific Triathlon Podcast to help share quality, well researched information with others, to help them stay healthy, and train strong, whatever their distance of choice may be. In todays podcast we cover a ton of topics- From…
16. Jason Fitzgerald- Strength Running Has Kept Me Running Nearly Injury Free Since 2009
Jul 23, 2019 • 73 min
Jason Fitzgerald wasn’t always a runner….in fact, he HATED running! Eventually running grew on him…..but so did the all too common running injuries. So much so that after his first marathon, he saw 4 different physical therapists in an effort to recover…
15- Selene Yeager “Make it easy”
Jun 12, 2019 • 70 min
Selene Yeager has been in the cycling & fitness world for over 25 years, helping riders get stronger, and get even more out of their time on their bikes. We caught up with Bicycling Magazines “Fit Chick” to talk about strength training, nutrition, riding,…
14 Dr. Sarah Duvall- Pelvic Floor & Diastasis: Coming back stronger than ever before!
May 28, 2019 • 49 min
Dr. Sarah Duvall is a leading professional in the field of Postpartum fitness. In todays episode we talk about return to triathlon and running after Diastasis or prolapse, and how you can come back STRONGER than ever before! We also talk about how Breath…
13: Meghan Callaway- Treat Each Session As You Would Your Race, Be 100% Present Mentally
May 14, 2019 • 72 min
Meghan is a Vancouver, BC based trainer, author of the extremely popular “Ultimate Pull-up Program”, and who has written for a number of Fitness Publications including SHAPE Magazine. She’s a very talented coach who’s putting out some absolutely stellar…
12: Kameel Abdurrahman, Bike Fitting & The 3 Pillars of Bike Performance
May 7, 2019 • 76 min
Performance on the bike isn’t only about training the energy systems and getting stronger. It’s also about working to get yourself into a position of power for endurance AND performance on the bike. And in order to do that, you’ll need a bike fit from a…
11: What do you need to be your best?
Apr 30, 2019 • 45 min
Ep 11 we talk about injury recovery and the path to return to play. We talk a bit about my own current journey and how it can help make YOU a better coach and athlete. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/menachem-brodie/support
10: Dean Somerset- Strength Training for Cyclists, from 1800w to 2000w
Apr 24, 2019 • 75 min
Dean Somerset is a Physical Therapist, Strength Coach, Trainer, and Fitness Industry Educator who has been presenting and sharing his experience for the last 12+ years with folks around the world. He’s written for TNation, Men’s Health, and a plethora of…
9 Dr. Stuart McGill Part 2: Be an Athlete 24/7
Apr 16, 2019 • 37 min
In Part 2 with Dr. McGill we go a bit more into the weeds and talk more specifics for cyclists, as well as why and how one needs to “Be an athlete 24/7”. Make sure to listen to Part 1 before this, and check out our YouTube Channel @HVTraining, to view…
8- Dr Stuart McGill, Part 1
Apr 2, 2019 • 57 min
Dr. Stuart McGill has spent his career exploring the ins and outs of the human spine, and what makes it strong vs. what makes it break down. He has helped thousands of individuals and athletes from around the world get out of pain, and find how to truly…
7- Tony Gentilcore Part 2- Go the F*#& to sleep: Why Recovery Is Easier Than You Think
Mar 26, 2019 • 44 min
Tony Gentilcore is an accomplished Blogger, Writer, Fitness Professional, an aspiring mid-world & Jedi master, who has a soft spot for kittens, and deadlifting. In part 2 of our conversation Tony and I get into recovery, why most endurance athletes tend…
Episode 6: Tony Gentilcore- Offset The Risks
Mar 19, 2019 • 57 min
Tony Gentilcore is not only a great guy, but he’s also been around the strength game for quite some time. When he’s not writing his Pulitzer(ish) award winning blog, he’s helping people get stronger, fitter and faster…. And today, we get to pick his brain…
Episode 5- Strength, Agility & Speed for Triathletes and Runners
Mar 12, 2019 • 59 min
This week Coach Brodie shares with you some big takeaways from our last 2 interviews with Running Expert Dr. Kasey Hill, and Speed & Agility Expert Lee Taft. This will be a staple of the Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast, after every 2-3…
Episode 4: Lee Taft- Teaching Speed For Runners & Triathletes
Mar 5, 2019 • 68 min
Most triathletes and runners focus on endurance, and perhaps a little bit of speed work at the track…but what if I told you that agility, jumping abilities, and strength training can significantly boost your performance? Lee Taft is known as “The Speed…
3: Dr. Kasey Hill- Stay Curious
Feb 26, 2019 • 68 min
Dr. Kasey Hill is a Sports Medicine Doctor in Baton Rouge, LA, who has been helping Runners, Triathletes, and a variety of other athletes get stronger, fitter, and healthier with his 12 week group training classes targeted towards running called “Power…
2: Force Creates Motion, BUT Stiffness CONTROLS Motion!
Feb 19, 2019 • 22 min
In episode 2 Coach Brodie talks about his recent appearance on the GCN Show to help Hank & Dan crush their pushups proper, and why force production in itself is not the end goal of a strength training program…. but STIFFNESS and force production ARE.…
1: It depends.
Feb 12, 2019 • 10 min
In our first episode, we’ll talk briefly about how and why there is no single answer for each training question: especially when it comes to strength training, and talk a little bit about stretching. I’d love to hear from you! Email your questions to…
The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast (Trailer)
Feb 11, 2019 • 0 min
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