Nourish Balance Thrive
About This Show
The Nourish Balance Thrive podcast is designed to help you perform better. Christopher Kelly, your host, is co-founder of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online clinic using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. On the podcast, Chris interviews leading minds in medicine, nutrition and health, as well as world-class athletes and members of the NBT team, to give you up-to-date information on the lifestyle changes and personalized techniques being used to make people go faster – from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions.
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Paul Laursen, PhD, is an adjunct professor, performance physiologist and coach. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in exercise and sports science journals, and this work has been cited more than 3000 times.
Paul is coach and support to numerous elite and professional athletes across multiple endurance-based sports and is himself lightning-fast triathlete with performances across Olympic to Ironman distance events. Paul is an early adopter and technology-savvy geeks at the pointy end of discovery.
In this interview, I’m joined by Tommy Wood, MD, PhD, to discuss high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Earlier this year, I went straight into some 3-8 hour races having done no long (20 min work period) intervals at all, a first for me as a competitive mountain biker. Almost all of my training consisted of MAF paced work and so I wondered why I ever did HIIT and that lead to this show.
You can Paul at his new home over at plewsandprof.com
Here’s the outline of this interview with Paul Laursen:
[00:00:24] High Performance Sport New Zealand.
[00:00:34] Professor Paul Laursen on PubMed.
[00:03:19] Endurance athlete definition.
[00:05:00] Intensity definition.
[00:05:44] Critical Power.
[00:07:38] Aerobic threshold: 1 mmol increase in blood lactate above baseline (MAF).
[00:08:52] Critical Power: maximal lactate steady state (30-60 min).
[00:09:40] VO2 Max (2.5 min up to 8 min).
[00:10:38] Anaerobic Speed Reserve Project by Gareth Sandford.
[00:10:50] Maximal Power.
[00:12:53] 2K rowing test.
[00:17:43] More than one way to skin a cat.