Fast Talk Podcast

Let's Make You Fast

The Fast Talk Podcast focuses on the science of endurance sports in a conversational and informative style. Mixed into the deep discussions, there are tips and takeaways regarding endurance training philosophy, human physiology, workout design, performance nutrition, and sport psychology.

Our hosts Trevor Connor and Rob Pickels explore these topics with world-class, leading experts on endurance sports. These include researchers like Dr. Stephen Seiler, Dr. Bent Ronnestand, Dr. Inigo San Millan,  as well as coaches such as Joe Friel, Neal Henderson, Stacy Sims, and Grant Holicky.

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Fast Talk Hosts

Trevor Connor

Cofounder, Chief Executive Officer, Cohost of Fast Talk, and Coach
Trevor Connor has 20 years experience in bike racing and has coached for U.S. and Canadian national performance centers and managed podcast-hosts. He holds a master’s in nutrition.

Rob Pickels

Exercise Physiologist
Rob Pickels is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer at Fast Talk Laboratories. He is an exercise physiologist who has worked in product wwwelopment for Pearl Izumi and at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center.
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Off-the-Bike Workouts for Physical and Mental Performance

Getting off our bikes is the last thing most cyclists want to do. That, however, is just what we’re recommending in today’s episode of Fast Talk. Whether for overall health, improving performance and fitness, gaining athleticism, or getting a much-needed mental break, off-the-bike training and cross training is a powerful tool with many benefits.

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Functional Training, with Menachem Brodie

Take a deep dive into functional training with Menachem Brodie—what is it, why do cyclists need it, and how to execute it.

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A Cyclist’s Guide to the Weight Room

Cyclists can get a little lost in the weight room. Strength expert Jess Elliott helps us understand the fundamentals of strength workouts and how cyclists will benefit from time spent in the gym.

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Like It or Not, You Should Be Lifting

In this episode of Fast Talk, we explain why serious cyclists should be spending time in the gym, incorporating weight lifting into their weekly programs. We speak to pro cyclist Svein Tuft, as well as Dr. Andy Pruitt to learn more about the benefits of strength training.

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