Ryan Kohler

Ryan Kohler Head Coach Fast Talk Laboratories

Ryan Kohler is the Head Coach at Fast Talk Laboratories.

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 Boulder Center for Sports Medicine 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.

Structured Workout: 20-Minute FTP Test

Are you ready to suffer? Join us for a climbing time trial up the infamous Alpe du Zwift during which we'll execute an FTP test.

Coach’s Corner: Assessing 60- to 90-min Power to Support 20-min Test Data

Coaches Trevor Connor and Ryan Kohler analyze data from longer threshold efforts to support results garnered from the popular 20-minute power test.

How to Create a Race-Day Sports Nutrition Plan, Part 2

Coaches Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor dive deeper into specific nutrition metrics for a race, exploring research about race-day nutrition for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB.

Strength and Conditioning: Full-Body Off-Season Exercises

Strength and conditioning coach Jess Elliott walks through a multi-planar approach to strength to build stability, efficiency, and resilience.

Q&A on Max Heart Rate, Time-Crunched Recovery, TSS, and Protein

Ryan and Trevor field questions on max heart rate, TSS, recovery in athletes who only train 8-10 hours per week, protein consumption during ultra-endurance events, and more.

Aerobic Conditioning: Sweet Spot Bursts

Control heart rate and manage your effort with a focus on breathing and cadence. This workout builds on the previous weeks of tempo and lower cadence riding.

Q&A on Time-Crunched Athletes, Zone 1 Rides, and Unstructured Intervals, with Hannah Finchamp

Episode 145

Pro mountain biker and coach Hannah Finchamp helps us field questions on time-crunched training, zone 1, interval design, and more.

The Fundamentals of Sports Nutrition: How to Use Intuition to Improve Fueling

Data has its benefits, but only when we learn to apply an intuitive approach to our fueling can we unlock the most efficient and healthy sports nutrition habits.

Coach’s Corner: How to Tell If Your Legs Are Ready for a Workout

Coach Ryan Kohler and Coach Trevor Connor dissect training data to help you understand how to look for signs of freshness before any interval session.

Q&A on Nutrition for Long Rides, the Hour Record, and Strength & Conditioning at Home

Ryan, Trevor, and Chris field questions on nutrition, strength training at home, the Hour Record, plyometrics, and more.