How much of your “race fitness” is due to improvements in capacity and how much of it comes from pain tolerance? We’ll cover this and how should average athletes and pro athletes fuel differently, get into cyclocross season and much more in Episode 339 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.
Topics covered in this episode
- Intro 0:09
- What has Ivy learned during her CX season so far? 03:16
- Deep dive on pain tolerance and endurance training 19:17
- Rapid fire questions 53:26
- Physical vs. psychological benefits of drafting 1:14:19
- Examining how a specific pro athlete should manage their nutrition 1:19:59
- How average athletes should manage their nutrition 1:30:21
Resources mentioned in this episode
- The Cerebral Signature for Pain Perception and Its Modulation
- Survey of Chronic Pain in Europe: Prevalence, Impact on Daily Life, and Treatment
- The Relationship Between Psychological Resilience and Pain Threshold and Tolerance: Optimism and Grit as Moderators
- Psychological Factors Associated With Ultramarathon Runners’ Supranormal Pain Tolerance: A Pilot Study
- Does exercise induce hypoalgesia through conditioned pain modulation?
- Assessing Endogenous Pain Inhibition: Test-Retest Reliability of Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia in Local and Remote Body Parts After Aerobic Cycling
- A meta-analytic review of the hypoalgesic effects of exercise
- Examination of the dose–response relationship between pain perception and blood pressure elevations induced by isometric exercise in men and women
- Dose Response of Isometric Contractions on Pain Perception in Healthy Adults
- Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia in Healthy Individuals and People With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Influence of Preferred versus Prescribed Exercise on Pain in Fibromyalgia
- Prescribed Versus Preferred Intensity Resistance Exercise in Fibromyalgia Pain
- Similarities between exercise-induced hypoalgesia and conditioned pain modulation in humans
- Hypoalgesia after bicycling at lactate threshold is reliable between sessions
- Intensity and duration threshold for aerobic exercise-induced analgesia to pressure pain
- Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia After Isometric Wall Squat Exercise: A Test-Retest Reliability Study
- Sex-Dependent Components of the Analgesia Produced by Athletic Competition
- Changes in Pain Perception and Descending Inhibitory Controls Start at Middle Age in Healthy Adults
- Effects of Mirthful Laughter on Pain Tolerance: A Randomized Controlled Investigation
- Does Manual Lymphatic Drainage Have Any Effect on Pain Threshold and Tolerance of Different Body Parts?
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