Your time and money are valuable. That’s why it is important to invest these commodities wisely and carefully consider the claims of products and practices meant to improve your cycling performance. This week each of us deep-dive into a product or claim that has recently 'triggered' our skeptical spider senses. Things that made us stop and say, “Is that true?” and “Does that even improve cycling performance?”.
Herein we investigate: Normatec recovery boots, lactic acid buffering lotions, and a blog providing back pain advice for cyclists.
1:30 Signing up for a Strava study
3:15 The value of skepticism
7:35 Normatec boots. What are they? Do they improve recovery as they claim to? Should you invest your money in them?
20:45 Lactic acid buffering lotions. Do they actually improve endurance performance? Should you include them in your race day arsenal?
44:50 Advice for treating cyclist back pain given in a TrainingPeaks blog vs. a response from a trained medical professional
71:30 The value of critical thinking for athletes and coaches
The Strava study mentioned in this epsiode has been completed. Congratulations to (now) Dr. Andreas Kreutzer on finishing his Ph.D.!
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Jason Boynton, Ph.D. - sport scientist and cycling coach
Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach
Damian Ruse - professional cycling coach
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