#5 TotalCyclist Coaching Podcast: Sam Smith and Rocket talk stretching

Sports & Orthopedic Massage Therapist, and a Functional Strength & Conditioning Trainer Sam Smith of Greenville health and fitness and Dr Christy Keely (Rocket) discuss the need for stretching for ALL endurance athletes.

-Strong Foundation: Stretching, agility and more
-Most don’t know how to stretch
-Pre-condition the muscles and certain body types for stretching
-Strains and tears
-Preparation is different for each individual
-How do I know what to stretch
-Sports specific stretching?
-Good hurt: 3-5 minutes for fascia and shorter for other
-Neuro implications?
– MUSCLE BOUND FREAKS
-Muscle fiber damage
– We are gonna get “sciencey” on you
– 5 stretches
-Big toe muscle

About Sam Smith:
She graduated from the Greenville Tech Massage Therapy program early in 2011, and completed an additional course in Sports Massage. After practicing massage for 18 months as well as teaching classes and personal training at The Edge Endurance Training Center, she and business partner, Elisa May, opened Greenville Fitness & Rehab in January 2013.
In 2015 she began working with the US Paralympic Cycling team, and in 2016 accompanied the team to the Rio Paralympic Games as one of the team’s massage therapists. In 2017, she continues to be part of the US Paralympic Cycling support team as massage therapist, and in a new role as strength and conditioning coach.

#2 TotalCyclist Coaching Podcast: Chris Ritter: Strength Training

Ritter Sports Performance founder Chris Ritter talks about strength training for endurance athletes:
-One Plane athletes?
-Broad scope of strength training
-Success comes from strength training
-Recruiting Motor units
-whats the first thing you do before starting: homework
-Core strength? Posterior strength?
-Strength training for multisport
-Strength training for runner
-Cyclists IT Band? Runners? whats the cause?
-Prehab
-Assesment/target weakness/balanced program

#1 The Chad and Brad Cycling Podcast: Pay to Play?

Chad Andrews and Brad Sohner talk pro cycling.
– Race entry fees and are racers paying enough?
-Are racers racing to much
-Standard of events are to low
-Crit racing versus road racing, what’s the end game?
-Funding the big crits, who has the responsibility?
-Splitting the road and criterium calendar
-The demise of Philly
-Pro Cycling racing and why we can’t watch because of TV Rights
-Sponsorship issues
-Really need to invest in Live Streaming?
-Pay to watch and play?!

Flame away! @bradsohner @thechadandrews

#4 TotalCyclist Coaching Podcast: Ann Groninger/Jeff Viscount. Cycling Law and Safety

Jeff Viscount of Weekly Rides and Ann Groninger join Chad to talk about:
– Cycling law.
-Cycling safety
-Video and social media in cycling and it’s legal ramifications
-Legal/Safety of Saturday world championship rides
-“Shareows and bike lanes? Laws that govern
-What’s the correct approach for dealing with aggressive motorists
-Where can we find info on cycling safety and law