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BeSpoked - The Cycling & Triathlon Training Podcast

4
Aug 2020

Coping with a Bad Race

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Mental Fitness Coach, Alan Heary. They discuss how to cope with a bad race or when training just isn't going your way.

They detail how to cope with the pressure without losing the arousal of competing, how to turn negative thought patterns into positive and how to really ensure you head into your races in the perfect headspace. 

Alan also sets a challenge that you can complete solo or within the Spokes Performance Training Advice Facebook group. 

28
Jul 2020

Fighting Adversity

Pav Bryan is joined by two-time cancer survivor James Golding. They discuss James' amazing story, what his life was like before his diagnosis, as he beat cancer (twice) and his life after, including his ambitions to become the first British winner of the Race Across America.

Listen in to find motivation and inspiration to smash your goals, reasons to never feel defeated, and how to keep going when everything is screaming stop!

As always, join our SpokesFit Facebook group for access to Bespoked challenges!

21
Jul 2020

Maximise your VO2 Max without Training any Harder…

Pav Bryan is joined by Dr. Vince Marcel of Infinity Bike Seat. They discuss how your lifestyle, environment and diet can be affecting your ability to perform at VO2 max. They give you an easy to use guide on how to improve your athletic performance, without having to put any extra training effort in.

Listen to this episode if you have any interest in looking for "out-of-the-box" influences to better your power output.

14
Jul 2020

Perfect Your Recovery Series: Part Three - Nutrition

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Expert Coach Ian Jenner. They finish up this three-part recovery series by discussing one of the most crucial elements of recovery; nutrition.

Listen in to find out some simply tricks to revolutionise your nutrition and gain valuable performance benefits. 

As always, join our SpokesFit Facebook group for access to Bespoked challenges!

7
Jul 2020

Perfect Your Recovery Series: Part Two - Simple Gains…

Pav Bryan is joined by Lottie Whyte and Joe Gray from Myo Master. They discuss the "out-of-the-box" elements to recovery and some tools that simulate techniques such as massage and compression in a more convenient and cost-effective manner.

They talk about percussive therapy, the science behind it and how accessible it is to the average consumer. They also discuss compression wear and how modern day technology is revolutionising the industry.

Listen as they bust some little known myths about recovery, that will have you considering exactly how you approach your down time!

30
Jun 2020

Perfect Your Recovery Series: Part One - Sleep & Relaxation

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Expert Coach Paul Skelton to discuss the importance of sleep and relaxation as an element to improve your recovery.

They discuss exactly how many hours you need to sleep per night, how quality affects it and ways to maximise your recovery during down time. 

They also give you a simple cheat guide to when you know you won't get enough sleep; like before a big event or when travelling. 

They finish with a simple challenge which you can get involve in within the SpokesFit Facebook group. 

23
Jun 2020

How to Beat The Heat

Pav Bryan is joined by David Carrozza from Spruzzamist. David and Pav developed the worlds first 'Hot Weather Protocol' a system for training that incorporates all the latest scientific thought around how we should prepare our bodies to train and race in the heat.

Listen in to find out some simple tricks to ensure that, as the weather turns hot or you approach an event at a higher temperature, your training and racing doesn't suffer.

As always, join our SpokesFit Facebook group for access to Bespoked challenges!

23
Mar 2020

Be Faster: Long-Distance Time Trials

Pav Bryan is joined by time trial specialist Jon Schubert; 2019 winner of the British Best-All-Rounder (BBAR), former 24 hour time trial champion and competition record holder for the team 100 mile, 12 and 24 hour distances. Oh, and he also rode around the world...

Listen in to find out what Jon's training is like, his advice for those targeting long distance time trials and his epic Muscat to Salalah world record ride.

They finish setting up a challenge which you can join in the Spokes Performance Training Advice Facebook group. 

16
Mar 2020

Be Faster: Short-Distance Time Trials

Pav Bryan is joined by time trial specialist Emma Lewis; 2019 RTTC Champion of Champions, National 50 Champion & Gold at the National Team Time Trials.

Emma tells her story; her rise to success, what her training is like, what she does differently to her male teammates and what targets she has for 2020.

They finish by setting up a challenge which you can follow solo or join the Spokes Performance Training Advice Facebook group to partake with a likeminded community. 

9
Mar 2020

Mastering Anxiety

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Mental Fitness Expert Alan Heary. They discuss exactly what anxiety is and why it is both devastating and crucial to athletic performance. They finish with giving some tips on mastering it.

This episode is a must listen to if you either suffer performance destroying anxiety or if you never experience it at all. 

Join Alan's anxiety based challenge in the Spokes Performance Training Advice Facebook group. 

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