After retiring from pro cycling in 2017, Andrew Talansky moved into the realm of triathlons, attacking Ironman events with the same tenacity that marked his cycling career. Now, Andrew’s athletic background informs his coaching style with Talansky Performance Group. In this conversation with host Dr. Kevin Sprouse, Andrew shares his experience racing in the iconic […]
World Tour, Grand Tours, and the Tour Divide – cyclist Alex Howes has done it all. He joins host Dr. Kevin Sprouse to break down his professional cycling career around the world, and his most recent adventure at the Tour Divide. Most recently, he completed the Tour Divide bikepacking race, spanning from Canada to Mexico […]
The final stage of the 2023 Tour de France came to a climactic end and Kevin and Patrick are back with the latest updates. Join them as they delve into the physical toll and strain on riders, recovery metrics, sleep patterns, and the overall impact of the grueling race on athletes’ health. Plus, they dedicate […]
As the Tour de France enters its second rest day, Dr. Kevin Sprouse and Patrick Morris reflect on last week’s injuries and the impact of extreme heat. From the challenges of maintaining a proper diet on the road to the intense focus on aerodynamics during the time trial, there’s no shortage of factors that can […]
As the Tour de France reaches its midway point, the first rest day provides a much-needed break for the riders to recover and prepare for the next stretch of grueling stages. Dr. Kevin Sprouse and Patrick Morris break down the first 9 stages, major injuries to riders, massages, nutrition, and recovery. Hear from EF Education-Easy […]
What does it take to get riders ready for Tour de France? Dr. Kevin Sprouse takes us inside pre-tour camp at 8,000 meters. Learn the altitude considerations, nutritional and fitness requirements, and strategy testing that goes into getting riders ready for those first crucial days of the race. Hear from EF Education-Easy Post team members: – […]
It’s Tour de France season, and for the first time in a decade, our host Dr. Kevin Sprouse is not on location – instead, he’s dropping exclusive insights throughout the month of July right here on the Podium Podcast. Kicking off on July 1 with a conversation about all the work that goes into preparing […]
The concepts of “recovery” and “adaptation” are often confused by athletes and coaches alike. Though not mutually exclusive, optimizing for one will often lead to a decline in the other. In this episode, we talk about when to target recovery, when to aim for adaptation, and how to ensure you do this successfully.