Here’s a free major performance enhancer you should know about–sleep! Kev chats all things the land of nod with sleep expert, Dr. Ian Dunican. Plus, a look at delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) with Kev diving into the world of scientific journals so you don’t have to.
Matt chats with British National Zwift champion, James Phillips, who’s juggling a lot these days. He’s got a full-time job, a father to two, and is a semi-pro racer for the world’s first eSports team – Canyon ZCC. He shares his journey on Zwift to date, and how he’s training to meet his lofty 2020 goals. Greg also talks candidly about working at Tour Down Under while Australia battles wildfires.
Matt, Kristin and Kev reconvene for the first podcast of 2020, featuring a chat between Greg and 22 x Grand Tour Stage Winner Andre Greipel! Sprinting is of course discussed, plus the chat turns to managing your nerves and the usual host of chat around the latest goings on in the world of cycling and Zwift!
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Matt, Kev and Dr Greg talk all the latest goings on in the world of Zwift and the world of cycling! Early thoughts on Crit City, World Cup Track Cycling, plus the podcast choir sing a festive tune to wrap up what has been an amazing year!
In Episode 41, Zwift’s very own Matt Noble chats with host Matt Rowe about the latest update, which brings off-road bikes into the game. Eager to get your dirt on? We review the new mountain bike and gravel-specific training plans! Matt R., Kristin and Greg also cover the usual topics, including tips on how to prepare for your next Zwift Fondo!
Mental health is a subject everyone deals with, yet so few of us discuss it. Matt and Kev chat with Dr. David Spindler and Peter Kennaugh for an honest discussion that digs into common misconceptions, and the role psychology can play for everyone, including World Tour teams. David Spindler is a Sports Psychologist, who works with Team Dimension Data. Olympic gold medalist Peter Kennaugh draws from personal experience after recently stepping away indefinitely from cycling to focus on his own mental health.
When eight-time World Champion Chloé Dygert comes to chat, it’s time to listen. Her coach, Kristin Armstrong, not only speaks with her about her sensational performance at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, but they also peel back the layers and look at the sports-filled childhood that contributed to Chloé’s many successes. The record-smashing highs as well as the lows—how she came back from a concussion after years honing her mental strength.
In a 6 Day Special we let Events Specialist Dani Rowe loose on track centre at the London Velopark - where she won her Olympic gold medal in 2012. She discusses all things track, goals and cheat meals with some of the biggest names in the game - Mark Cavendish, Elia Viviani and Katie Archibald, just to name a few. Dani grabbed Cavendish just as he'd come off the track (you can still hear the action going on in the background!) and she cornered Barbieri in a treatment room to talk girl power, so it's a jam-packed episode bursting at the seams with stories, ambition and winners!
As business returns to normal after the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, Matt Rowe, Greg Henderson, and Kristin Armstrong go over a crazy week of podcasting and cycling action. Just because the big week is over doesn’t mean this episode is any less packed. We chat about the juniors who truly stood out as well as how Mathieu van der Poel could have learned from Greg’s own experiences with bonking (detailed in the Alex Dowsett episode). Greg gets fired up about one particularly controversial moment in Yorkshire, and Kristin discusses having to follow Chloe Dygert's explosive TT win from the other side of the world.
In the final instalment of the World Championship Specials, Matt, Dani and Kev cover all possible topics, from where Rohan Dennis keeps his rainbow jerseys, to what the future of Zwift esports is. Sitting down with both Rohan Dennis and Zwift esports CEO Craig Edmondson, the final episode winds down from a jam packed week of racing and podcasts. There’s also an esports exclusive thrown in to soften the blow of no more Worlds week Specials. Join Greg Henderson and Kristin Armstrong on the next episode as business returns to normal.