Ryan Kohler Fast Talk Podcast

Ryan Kohler

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He was formerly the sports nutritionist and manager of the Sports Performance Department at the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center.

Prior to that, he worked at the internationally renowned Boulder Center for Sports Medicine with Dr. Andy Pruitt and, before that, spent two years as manager of the BMC mountain bike development team. He also coached with USA Cycling’s junior MTB development program for eight years through regional, national, and international development camps and race camps.

Ryan has a passion for cycling and coaching, particularly in competitive mountain biking. He is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach and USA Cycling certified skills instructor.

Ryan holds a B.S. in exercise science, an M.S. in sports nutrition, and has been published in numerous scientific and popular media outlets. In addition to cycling, Ryan also enjoys telemark skiing and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Ryan appreciates most about sports science is how it gives the everyday athlete the same resources and expertise as elite athletes to be smarter about their training and achieve amazing results.

Q&A on Time Trial Pacing and Position, INSCYD, and Tough Love, with Janis Musins

Episode 162

Janis Musins helps us answer questions on time trial pacing, TT position, INSCYD testing, and the coach-athlete relationship.

Best Practices for Building a Training Camp

Coaches Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor discuss tips, tricks, and the underlying principles to help you design a training camp.

How to Effectively Return to the Bike After Injury, with Dr. Andy Pruitt

Episode 161

We discuss the physical and mental aspects of safely and effectively returning to the bike after an injury.

Training Camps for Time-Crunched Athletes

Just because you have limited time doesn’t mean you can’t create a training plan that involves an overload stimulus. We show you how.

Everything You Need to Know About the INSCYD Test

The INSCYD test yields a powerful set of metrics, including a complete metabolic profile. Coach Ryan Kohler details the test protocol and analysis.

Q&A on Training Grit, Psychological Tricks to Beat Fatigue, and Stage Racing, with Grant Holicky

Episode 157

We address questions on how to train grit for race situations, if you can safely override the central governor, and training for a five-day stage race.

TrainingPeaks: How to Craft Effective Comments

The "comments" field in TrainingPeaks is not to be ignored: It can be a helpful guide for coaches and a useful reference for athletes.

Knee Health Pathway

Healthy knees are critical for cyclists. See how to keep your knees happy with bike fit, strength training, mobility, and expert advice from Dr. Andy Pruitt, Jess Elliott, and Menachem Brodie.

How to Use TrainingPeak’s Performance Management Chart

Coaches Trevor Connor and Ryan Kohler review TrainingPeaks metrics such as Acute and Chronic Training Load (ATL/CTL), Training Stress Balance (TBS), and discuss the interactions among the metrics.

How to Find Trends in Your Data Using Power and Heart Rate

Coaches Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor demonstrate how to spot trends in the relationship between power and heart rate using intervals.icu.