The Big Wheel Coaching Podcast

22 EpisodesProduced by Brian McCullochWebsite

On the Big Wheel Podcast we discuss training and preparation tips, tricks, hacks, as well as Athlete stories to help Athletes everywhere achieve their best. Although our primary focus is cycling of all types, the concepts discussed are applicable to Athletes in other sports. We hope you enjoy the po… read more

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How Great Athletes Think, Train, & Thrive, The Champion's Mind Book Review Part 3: BWC Podcast EP23

August 16th, 2019

1:17:00

"The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When …

Lead-Up Events As A Dress Rehearsal For Your Big Goal: BWC Podcast EP22

August 9th, 2019

1:08:34

Having a great ride at your Goal Event takes focused preparation and so much more...

One of the best ways to test your preparation and see if you are on track, as well as uncover any weak links, is by doing "mock …

Good Sleep Is The Best Way To Guarantee A Great Ride: BWC Podcast EP21

July 26th, 2019

55:33

Endurance Athletes everywhere have felt the drag of doing a hard workout after a restless night in bed...and almost as powerful is the feeling …

Mindset Tips Honed By Olympic Experience, The Champions Mind Book Review Part 2: BWC Podcast EP20

July 19th, 2019

1:18:41

Do you have a Champion's Mind? 

As Athletes we spend nearly all of our time addressing our physical preparation, through interval work, endurance training, and pedaling dynamics...

Rarely do we devote time and energy …

A Gold Medal Mindset, The Champions Mind Book Review Part 1: BWC Podcast EP19

July 12th, 2019

1:24:03

There is far more to being a successful cyclist than pushing the pedals hard, but you already know that! Although being 'fit' is …

An Athletes Guide To Training While Traveling: BWC Podcast EP18

July 5th, 2019

1:07:26

Being an Endurance Athlete takes a lot "sport-specific" training in order to be competitive, meaning that it takes a lot of saddle time to maintain your best fitness. 

But for busy professionals that have jobs requiring …

Bike Fit 101, Why A Poor Position Is Costing You Speed: BWC Podcast EP17

June 28th, 2019

58:06

Is your bike a tool that is adapted to you, meaning you feel comfortable and ready to get the most from your body on every ride?

Or, are you …

From Bolivia On A 125lb. MTB To 100-Mile Gravel Events In NorCal: Meet Athlete Erik Andrejko BWC Podcast EP16

June 21st, 2019

1:05:35

"The toughest challenge I have ever faced on a bike was 3-days in the Gobi Desert when I thought I was lost and had to spend the majority of my day walking my bike through the deep sand..."

Not many competitive …

When Experience Counts...And There Is Little To Be Had: Lessons Learned At Dirty Kanza 2019

June 14th, 2019

1:16:58

It was just two weeks ago that Big Wheel Coaching made a pilgrimage to one of the most challenging races ever-imagined...The 200-mile Dirty Kanza Gravel Race.

Although the race has earned the reputation as the "World's …

Beating The Summer Sizzle, Strategies To Help You Train & Race Better In The Heat: BWC Podcast Episode 14

June 8th, 2019

53:22

The summer heat has arrived across much of the United States, especially in Southern California at BWC Headquarters, and that means one thing...

Helping our Athletes train properly and race effectively in the …

BWC EP13: Special Edition Interview With Dirty Kanza Race Director LeLan Dains!

May 29th, 2019

58:49

Ahead of Coach Brian's first participation in the ultra-endurance Dirty Kanza 200, he spoke with Race Director, LeLan Dains who has some great tips …

Why You Should Sign-Up For A Bucket-List Event: BWC Podcast EP12

May 24th, 2019

1:11:42

There is an old-saying that goes like this...

Question: "How do you eat an elephant?"

Answer: "One bite at a time!"

Signing up for a bucket-list …

EP11: Tony Rago Has 9 Podium Finishes In 11 Race Weekends An Incredible Ratio By Any Measure!

May 17th, 2019

1:04:25

Coach Brian and his Athlete Tony Rago have been working together for a few years now, but 2019 has been filled with success for Tony.

What has been the difference? In short, one part mindset and one part training, to …

Two Pillars Of Recovery Fundamental To Great Training: BWC Podcast EP10

May 10th, 2019

49:36

Sleep hygiene and proper nutrition are most likely not the first two things an Athlete thinks of as fundamental in their preparation for a big goal, …

EP9: Preparing For Your Epic Endurance Event, Training Tips & Tricks

May 3rd, 2019

54:24

In this episode of the BWC Podcast, Coaches Joy and Brian overview Endurance Training and share tips you can implement into your training routine to help you thrive in your upcoming epic endurance event.

EP8: BWC Athlete Eric Zook Won His First Race & Is Working Hard For More!

April 25th, 2019

50:52

In this episode of the BWC Podcast, we interview Athlete Eric Zook and his coach, BWC's Leo Bugtai to share some insights into Eric's training and how he went from casual masters racer to a fit and confident race …

BWC EP7: Active Recovery For Endurance Athletes, Why It Is Important & How To Optimize It In Your Training

April 19th, 2019

47:59

It doesn't take a whole lot of hard training for an Endurance Athlete to develop an appreciation for their recovery days, but unfortunately what is …

BWC EP4: Coaches Brady and Brian Talk "Lessons Learned" From Team Coaching For Individual Athletes

April 12th, 2019

36:28

Coaches Brian & Brady share insight that transcend group coaching environments to help individual Athletes achieve their very best.

BWC EP: 6 Marginal Gains For The Every Day Cyclist With Coach Joy & Brian

April 12th, 2019

55:02

Coaches Joy and Brian over-view a recent TrainingPeaks article titled "Marginal Gains For The Everyday Cyclist" and share their coaching experience to help Athletes of all levels focus their energies on the areas that …

BWC EP: 5 Athlete Profile Interview With Fred Archambault

April 12th, 2019

1:01:12

BWC Athlete Fred Archambault just completed his very first stage race at the San Dimas Stage Race. Although this was not his goal event, it was …

BWC EP: 3 Coach Leo And The Redlands Bicycle Classic

April 12th, 2019

36:54

Coach Brian interviews Coach Leo from the Tour de Taiwan while Leo is racing his second Redlands Bicycle Classic. In the discussion important topics are covered that focus on the preparing for and performing optimally …

BWC Podcast EP: 2 Mental Toughness w/Coach Joy

April 12th, 2019

40:21

Coaches Joy and Brian review mental toughness and how it can benefit your athletic endeavors!

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