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The Halo Sport employs transcranial direct current stimulation to prime your brain to train more effectively and at higher intensity than otherwise possible. Or at least that's what its makers would have you believe. Is it true? What does the evidence really say and is it worth $400 for this device? Casey Poe Campbell is a nutritional consultant who has a viewpoint that was not represented on the Netflix documentary the Game Changers. She believes that athletes MUST consume animal products to be healthy. She shares her thoughts and opinions of the film. Reels for Wheels has two new movie suggestions for your trainer rides; Baby Driver and Dunkirk.

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It's holiday season and off season for many so drinking alcohol is very much on the menu. But when training begins again and races are on the horizon, should drinking alcohol remain part of your routine? What is the evidence for how alcohol impacts performance and recovery? The Netflix documentary the Game Changers was a hugely controversial film but still thought provoking. In this episode I begin a multipart exploration of some of the many issues raised by the film makers and try to give a more evenhanded approach. Dr. Peter Ungar is the first guest and will discuss the evolution of human diet-have we always eaten meat? Must we continue to do so? Reels for Wheels looks at the Holiday classic (?) Die Hard and a more recent entry, Logan Lucky.

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Recovery is an important part of training for triathlon. Can supplementing with branched chain amino acids (BCAA) after intensive or prolonged exercise help enhance that process and does it confer any performance benefits? Iliac artery endofiobrosis id a devastating diagnosis increasingly affecting cyclists and occasionally triathletes. Although it still remains rare Dr Kent MacKenzie a vascular surgeon fro Montreal, Canada joins me to discuss this disease, its diagnosis and management. Reels for Wheels bearings you more Keanu Reeves movies to help make trainer rides more enjoyable. This time we discuss the Matrix trilogy.

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The GO2 breathing device has been swamping social media advertising with bold claims about how using it can dramatically improve performance. What is this device and how is it supposed to work? More importantly is there any evidence that it will do what it's makers claim? Part 2 of my interview with medical students and IM athletes Beth Ashinsky and Elisabeth Sorenson on balancing busy academic lives with training and racing triathlon. And, Reels for Wheels returns for a second season with a review of the 2nd and 3rd chapters of the John Wick movies.

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The TriDoc Podcast returns with a look at the evidence behind the use of pneumatic compression garments. Is there science behind the hype or is it all hot air? Ryan Ignatz from Colorado Multisport is by to discuss the science of sweat. If you know what you are losing then you can know how to replace it and train and race to your potential. Ryan tells me why that's so important and how to get it right. Plus, another episode of Reels for Wheels. Two more great movies to watch while on the trainer!

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Welcome to the Tri Doc Podcast!

In this episode:

Acetaminophen and NSAIDS, safety and efficacy in training and racing/Interview with Kelly Phuah/Reels for Wheels

 

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