Cycling in Alignment with Colby Pearce
26 Off the Cliff of Overtraining with Trevor Connor and Rocco Orlando

26 Off the Cliff of Overtraining with Trevor Connor and Rocco Orlando

April 22, 2021

Trevor Connor, Host of Fast Talk, and Rocco Orlando, U.S. Army veteran and athlete, are here to discuss their respective journeys into the dark world of overtraining. Each of these men has a poignant story to tell. The idea behind sharing these stories is that you, the listener, will get a feel for what happens if you decide to overtrain your body. As you’ll discover there are extraneous factors that play into each of these athlete’s downward spirals. There are powerful insights here into what makes the mind of the athlete tick.

This is a clear demonstration of what happens if you do decide to ‘just keep training.’ If you adopt the ‘more is always better’ mindset and ignore the signals of the body this is what can happen. Sticking to the training plan relentlessly or over-doing miles, intensity, and general time on the bike. This will eventually lead to some dark outcomes. Both of these guys have taken that downward spiral to the extreme. It’s very useful for us to hear their stories. Understand the elements that were at play for them to adopt this mindset and to keep going in spite of the warning signals from their bodies. This is where the power in the lesson lies.

Rocco’s Story: https://cyclingtips.com/2020/08/bikes-of-the-bunch-saved-by-the-bike-a-former-soldiers-custom-venge/

Where we first heard Trevor’s story: https://www.fasttalklabs.com/fasttalk127/

25 Steve Hogg, Master Bike Fitter

25 Steve Hogg, Master Bike Fitter

April 22, 2021

Steve Hogg is a veteran bike fitter known for his expertise and attention to detail throughout the cycling world. Steve stopped counting bike fit customers after he reached 10,000 over a decade ago but is always fine-tuning and improving his methods for helping riders have the healthiest physiological relationship with their bikes to reduce injury and increase performance. This holistic approach and attention to detail has informed Steve’s evolution and helped him tackle some of the most intimidating and difficult bike fits imaginable, some of which you’ll hear about in this episode. Colby’s own fit technique and approach stem from his study under Steve in Australia. Please check out the IBFI website link in the resources to find a quality bike fitter near you.

Steve’s website: https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com

Spinacci Bars: https://www.ebay.com/itm/324057816576

Bike Fit Resource: https://ibfi-certification.com/

24 Rototilling Belief Systems with Physical Therapist Ron Kochevar

24 Rototilling Belief Systems with Physical Therapist Ron Kochevar

April 22, 2021

Physical therapist, Ron Kochevar, joins Colby to deconstruct belief systems around your individual capabilities. This relates to pain and being able to bring yourself into the right mental space to help your body with the healing process. Ron emphasizes the importance of stopping in the moment in order to work on retraining your brain to have a new or different response to certain stimuli, like pain. Ron delves into some of the most common asymmetries and challenges he sees in the athletes he works with and addresses some of the contributors to these common maladies.

https://www.ronkochevar.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ronkochevar/
23 Dr. Scott’s Storrie of Health and Natural Wellness Part 1 of 2

23 Dr. Scott’s Storrie of Health and Natural Wellness Part 1 of 2

April 22, 2021

Dr. Scott Storrie is a wellness practitioner who is a Board Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist, a licensed Acupuncturist, and a licensed Chiropractor. Some of the therapies that he and Colby review in this podcast include Lymph Drainage Therapy, Japanese Acupuncture, Visceral Manipulation, Laserology, They review the spectrum of a well-balanced, healthy diet, and why certain foods should only be eaten at certain times of year.

22 Integral Dietary Wisdom with Lentine Alexis

22 Integral Dietary Wisdom with Lentine Alexis

April 22, 2021

Lentine Alexis is a former pro triathlete and a classically trained Chef who has made quality food and well-being the focus of her life and work. In this episode, she and Colby trace her journey back to the beginning of her athletic career in high school and her almost simultaneous intrigue into the world of quality food ingredients, paired with the understanding of her body’s relationship to them.

REFERENCES

Lentine’s Website: https://lentinealexis.com/about/

Providence: https://providencela.com

Skratch Labs: https://www.skratchlabs.com

Colby’s Site: http://www.colbypearce.com/

Email: cyclinginalignment@www.fasttalklabs.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyclinginalignment/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CyclinginAlign_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyclinginalignment-110271017351743

21 Meditation on the Bike

21 Meditation on the Bike

April 22, 2021

“I think that it can be useful for us to think about moving meditation like a gateway drug, a way to step into a meditative practice. Maybe it will grow and develop into different ways. If you do it for a while, then you might be inspired to explore other paths of meditation. In my experience, working with different clients and different personality types, some athletes will start meditation and immediately dive very deeply into it; they just embrace it. It’s something their soul has been craving or hungers for.

#1) First of all, we’d prefer ideally free to pick flat or mostly flat terrain, terrain that is not obfuscated with a lot of things like stoplights and potholes and people, not a busy bike path. Not a lot of turns, not a lot of rolling hills.

#2.) And the second point that directly stems from that is, no matter where you are in this meditative process, you need to understand that you are responsible for and obligated to always keep a direct awareness of your environment.

Just because you’re zoned out and thinking about your pedal stroke doesn’t give you license to ignore cars that turn in front of you, dogs, cats, ice, sand, potholes, small children, flying objects, whatever else you might encounter on the bike. So we’re here to be aware, you’ve got to accept the fact that during cycling, we need to have our reticular activating system on which is a low-level alert for threat.” – Colby Pearce

This is the Meditation portion of Podcast Episode 21: Meditation on the Bike; uploaded here separately from the full episode for you to utilize with more ease.

20 Coaching with Balance: The Duality of Data and Intuition with Coach Julie Young

20 Coaching with Balance: The Duality of Data and Intuition with Coach Julie Young

April 22, 2021

Here to unpack the duality of data and intuition in endurance athletics is cycling coach and former pro cyclist, Julie Young. She and Colby unpack some of the struggles they each faced in their earlier racing careers around doping in the sport.

The main focus of this conversation is to understand the helpful and healthy place for data and analysis in your training. Learning to craft your own intuition is something that, when paired with the right amount of data, can lead you to becoming your best athletic self. 

REFERENCES

Julie Young: https://julieyoungtraining.com/meet-julie/

The Rider: https://www.amazon.com/Rider-Tim-Krabbé/dp/1582342903

19 How to Pedal a Bike, with Chris Case

19 How to Pedal a Bike, with Chris Case

April 22, 2021

Learn the fundamentals of correct pedaling technique with Fast Talk Laboratories co-founder and Fast Talk podcast host, Chris Case

18 Paul Chek, The Evolution of the Athlete

18 Paul Chek, The Evolution of the Athlete

April 22, 2021

Greetings and salutations, listeners.

I am so excited for today’s show, the guest is none other than Paul Chek. I have been a student of Paul’s for a few years now, and I am so grateful and honored he has taken time to speak to my audience.

Paul Chek has been an exercise coach for over three and a half decades, but he is much more than someone who can tell you how to do a Swiss Ball crunch. Paul has hundreds of hours of YouTube videos that detail everything from proper relationship to coffee, to numerous strength exercises, to thoughts on mediation and stone stacking, to the history of pornography, and many other topics.

Paul is the founder of the Chek Institute in Encinitas, California where he and his instructors teach classes on Holistic Lifestyle Coaching, Four Quadrant Coaching Mastery, Integrated Movement Science, in addition to numerous other programs. I am currently studying in Paul’s Academy which is a multi-year program that takes the student through every class he teaches and I have found it to add to, expand and challenge my own coaching programs in numerous ways. Paul’s programs are about far more than teaching an athlete to move well; through years of therapy Paul has learned to apply a psycho-spiritual model to coaching in order to more completely serve and heal the client.

Paul has had experience as a member of the US Army boxing team, as a massage therapist, he has repaired weapons systems on Cobra helicopters, introduced the Swiss Ball into the gym, is a former professional triathlete, is a licensed Native American Medicine Practitioner who has led over four hundred shamanic journeys.

References

Paul Chek & The Chek Institute: https://chekinstitute.com/

Paul Chek Four Quadrant Coaching:

 

 

 
17 Six Foundational Principles

17 Six Foundational Principles

April 22, 2021

As a proponent of Chek’s methods and philosophy, Colby will walk through the practical applications of each of these for cyclists.

The six principles are:

  1. Eating
  2. Drinking
  3. Sleeping
  4. Movement
  5. Breathing
  6. Thinking

References

Water Calculator: https://www.thecalculator.co/health/Water-Calculator-56.html

Breathing:

https://www.thebreathingclass.com/about-dr-belisa/

https://oxygenadvantage.com

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