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.
Fasting has become mainstream. Whether it’s longer fasts of days without food, or simply compressing your feeding window (known as Time Restricted Eating or “Intermittent Fasting”), everyone seems willing to give this a shot. On this episode, we delve into the science behind fasting and whether it might be a useful tool to add to […]
As athletes, our daily activities often vary. One day may involve a long aerobic workout. Another may consist of high intensity intervals, or recovery, or travel. A day sitting in your office will look different still. Too frequently though, dietary intake does not change to support these varied activities. On this episode we will discuss […]
Season 2 of The Podium is about to be launched! In this season, we will address: – HRV (Heart Rate Variability) as a measure of recovery– Glucose metabolism for health and performance– Sleep– Caffeine as a performance aid We’ll also have two great interviews to share with you. Six more episodes of The Podium are […]
The amount of misinformation and politicized skewing of data has been both amazing and disheartening. In this episode, I dig into the questions that I am most frequently asked by patients. For some, there are answers. For others, it is not black and white. The goal is to step away from the political-year confusion and […]