Science of Getting Faster Podcast about heat training

While I enjoyed hearing the guys enthusing with the guest, I was disappointed that there was no discussion nor data about core temps the athletes were reaching for, or what they attained, or at what core temps they found a degradation of power, etc

Maybe in future episodes.


Just curious, but what would you do with that information? They measured it with a 5-10cm rectal probe and, to the best of my knowledge, there is no skin sensor that accurately tracks to core body temp. So … ?

Just kidding (sort of). I really enjoyed the episode, especially since the Dr was a cyclist and used TR. I thought they did a good job getting into the science but also keeping it practical.

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Yeah but there is a sensor, which I have and have been using to torment myself in a heated and humidified basement

How cool is it that the scientist feels honored that TR haves him on the podcast. I think that’s cute.

It was a great first episode. Great vibe and flow in the conversation.
Great note on sweating that every drip of sweat that is on the floor after a workout didn’t precipitated in cooling your body.

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I just came here to thank those dedicated enough to the science to shove 10cm up their butts and ride.


Prior to Covid, I did my (heat) training in the Philippines 8 months each year, since we have a house there, visiting Oct thru May. Typical day in that season is 80 degrees/90% humidity at about 6:30 am, getting to about 100 degrees/70% at 10 am with zero cloud cover. I would usually get on the road at 7 am, ride for 4-6 hrs. Going thru some small towns with traffic jams, temps (on the Bolt) would get up to 110 or so. Never slowing too much was critical to feeling cool (relatively). I could intake one 650ml bottle every 30 mins with ease. The astounding thing was riding/racing with younger guys (early 20’s) who would ride with just one 500ml bottle and it could last them 2 hrs – and they never really visibly sweated. Of course, when they were riding with me (60) they were in their endurance zone when I was in my tempo or above ftp zone😂.
I love riding in hot weather, but some days over there were just way too hot/humid, and fluid intake to sweat loss was a downward spiral, with no coming back after 4 hrs in the heat. Once back in the US during the summer, and in relatively cooler temps, I had much greater endurance, but noticeably less top end power.

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Excellent first episode. Chris Minson is a serious researcher and expert in this field. I hate to risk crossing over the hot topic of the day, but this real science not some study conclusions cherry picked to get YouTube views. Well done lads, look forward the next one.

I’ve got a CORE sensor as well, it’s great. I did a heat study as part of a research project and saw an 8% increase in power over a four week training Programme. Those benefits mostly stayed with me; although based on this podcast I probably have lost those benefits now - I haven’t got slower though.

I’m now going to introduce heat with all my endurance rides to try and keep the stimulus going.

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I was wondering, if one cannot heat up a room to the “required” ~40 degrees C, how about putting in a patio-heater and blasting it directly on to yourself?
Eg. somthing like this
ATG 2000 halogen el terrassevarmer, gulvmodel - 2000 watt -mobil varmelampe med justerbar hø

Anyone tried this?

Funnily enough just listened to a podcast featuring @Jonathan talking about adaptive training followed by one of the Core team talking about their sensor and how to use it. ‎The Cycling Podcast: Service Course | Robocoach on Apple Podcasts

Two birds with one stone!

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