Performance Advantage Podcast

21 EpisodesProduced by Dr Will OConnor

Dr Will O'Connor and Dr Matt Miller (A.K.A MTB PhD) are sports scientist who work with a plethora of endurance athletes from professionals to amateurs.They talk about common issues athletes encounter during endurance training and how to avoid or remedy them with the help of sports science. Submit qu… read more

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Episode 21. Can you do endurance sports without training long?

July 17th, 2019

56:06

How long is long? If you're running an ultramarathon, there's no question that you need to be fit. But is running super long durations every weekend …

Episode 20 Ultra-Endurance

July 9th, 2019

1:10:18

Exercising for a stupid amount of time is the new black, so we thought we’d discuss ultra-endurance. Dr Matt has experience racing 24 hr mountain …

Episode 19: Race Weight

July 3rd, 2019

1:13:07

 Weight or body mass is an important area of endurance sports. But, is it the answer to faster times and improved performances for you?

Matt and Will …

Performance Advantage Podcast Episode 18: Cam Langsford Founder of TrainingTilt

June 27th, 2019

1:18:40

Cam Langsford is the founder of TrainingTilt, a revolutionary way for endurance sports coaches to run their remote businesses. TrainingTilt is the …

Performance Advantage Podcast Episode 17 - Travelling for Sports

June 21st, 2019

1:00:03

Travelling to races can be a massive hassle, and it can sometimes make or break your race. In this episode, we go over all the different ways you can improve the way you travel to make sure you get to your race with as …

Episode 16: Rob Dallimore, Founder of Foot Traffic Endurance Sports Coaching

June 12th, 2019

1:35:23

Rob Dallimore is the founder of Foot Traffic Endurance Sports Coaching, an Auckland (NZ) based coaching business. Rob has grown Foot Traffic from a one-man band to a coaching business with seven coaches. We talked to …

Episode 15: Overtraining and how to avoid it

June 5th, 2019

1:02:01

Overtraining is far too common in endurance sport. The combination of motivated type-A personalities and ever-increasing event distances makes for a disastrous mix. Will and Matt have both suffered from severe …

Episode 14: Sam Shaw the Coolest Guy on Two Wheels

May 23rd, 2019

1:28:16

The Rotorua boy taking on the world in two forms of mountain biking, enduro and X-Country Olympic (XCO). Sam shares his unique views on training without a coach. Sam also tells us about how he got his start in mountain …

Episode 13: Carbohydrate and Endurance Sport the 5Ws

May 15th, 2019

56:33

Could you be racing faster? If you're taking on too much carbohydrate or you're not taking on enough, you could be missing out of performance gains. …

Episode 12: Seamus Powell Pro Mountain Biker Behind the Scenes

May 8th, 2019

1:32:20

Seamus Powell shares some never heard before insights into the world of professional mountain biking. Seamus has ridden for the Gaint Factory Mountain Bike Team and the KHS Factory Mountain Bike Team before becoming a …

Episode 11: Buying Guide for Endurance Athletes

May 1st, 2019

54:39

What should you buy to get the most out of your training? We go over three price levels; $500+, $250, $50, and give our recommendations for the best …

Episode 10: Running with Power

April 25th, 2019

55:30

Dr Will talks through how running with a power meter can improve your running. Running power meters offer an objective measure of effort without the error of GPS signal or variance of terrain. Running power meters also …

Episode 9: THE BRAKE POWER METER!!

April 17th, 2019

1:01:50

Dr Matt Miller (A.K.A MTB PhD) finally releases some intel behind the worlds first brake power meter. The brake power was invented by Dr Matt during his PhD and has been kept secret due to international patent law and …

Episode 8: Getting a Coach

April 10th, 2019

1:05:39

How do you know when it’s time to get a coach? Is coaching going to be right for you, and do you know what type of coaching you want? On this episode, we discuss the world of endurance sports coaching and what options …

Episode 7: Kieran Mcpherson Pro-Xterra Triathlete

April 3rd, 2019

1:29:04

After a somewhat challenging run in the weekend, Will was admitted to hospital for gastro, dehydration and heat illness. He tells the story on how all that transpired, before getting into an interview with professional …

Episode 6: Fasted Training

March 28th, 2019

1:01:11

Do we need to eat before training? Will and Matt discuss training in the fasted state. The main takeaway is that it works for men but not for women. Will talks over his training for his upcoming marathon in which he …

Episode 5: Training for XC Mountain Biking

March 20th, 2019

1:05:45

If you thought mountain biking was all fast starts and going hard you may be looking at it the wrong way. Dr Matt Miller (A.K.A MTB PhD) talks through the dos and don'ts of XC mountain biking training. Dr Matt also …

Episode 4: Training for Triathlon

March 13th, 2019

1:04:57

On this episode, the boys' are talking training for triathlon. Matt and Will both talk through their first triathlon stories. Matt's experience …

Episode 3: Riding with Power

March 6th, 2019

58:43

In this episode Will and Matt talk about cycling power meters. Matt runs us through his research on which ones are best and how to use yours to best …

Episode 2: Low Carbohydrate Endurance

February 27th, 2019

55:08

This week we talked through Will's PhD Thesis ' Metabolic Flexibility and Endurance Performance' which centres on carbohydrate intakes for men and …

Episode 1: Cross-training for Endurance Athletes

February 20th, 2019

36:36

Cross-training can be a good addition to endurance training, but is it right for you? Will and Matt talk through how they incorporate cross-training with professional and amateur athletes. 

Matt tells Will that strength …

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