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Physiology Secrets

Summary: Physiology secrets discusses the sports science behind endurance performance in bite-sized chunks using ordinary language.

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  • Artist: Luke McIlroy
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 62. The Principle of Maintenance | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 05:19

How much training is required to maintain your fitness?

 61. Did Luke Hit 2,000 watts?? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 04:11

Tune in to find out the result of the 2,000 watt challenge...

 60. Melbourne Marathon Prep | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 14:51

Luke discusses a taper, heat load, race nutrition, and carb loading in the lead up to the Melbourne Marathon. More free resources at

 59. Translating Strength into Sport-Specific Performance | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 04:24

Luke provides an update on the 2,000 watt challenge and how the last 4 weeks of the program will focus on translating strength gains into sport specific performance. More free info @  

 58. Chronic adaptations of muscle fibres | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 04:57

Luke discusses how fast and slow twitch fibres adapt to strength and endurance training.

 57. How much faster will I run if I drop weight? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 06:10

Luke discusses relative vs absolute power outputs and whether or not you need to worry about your weight for swimming, cycling, and running. More free resources at

 56. Efficiency Factor and Decoupling | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 08:09

Luke discusses the two TrainingPeaks metrics we monitor at METS to ensure an endurance athlete's aerobic capacity is consistently improving. More info at

 55. Relative Strength | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 20:11

Luke and Nick discuss relative strength and how it relates to better running economy and increased resilience to high intensity training sessions. More free resources at

 54. 7% improvement in power in just 4 days?! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 08:18

Luke discusses how training the neuromuscular system provides rapid and significant results in just 2-4 weeks. More free resources at Join the Facebook community here:

 53. Should you 'make up' for skipped sessions? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 09:12

Luke discusses whether making up for missed training sessions during the week is a good idea. More free resources at:

 52. 2000 watts in 2000 hours part 1 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 06:51

Luke sets himself the challenge to produce a 2,000 watt cycling sprint in just 2,000 hours (83 days) of training! Listen in to get an insight into how he will attempt to achieve this. Subscribe to the podcast to follow along and also to the free METS mastermind page to view the weekly overviews and testing videos:

 51: Determining YOUR maximum heart rate | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 05:51

Luke discusses a better way to determine heart rate training zones than the generic 220-age if you can’t complete laboratory testing. More free resources at

 50. Humidity's role in fatigue (and why your HR gets so high) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 08:50

Luke discusses how humidty affected athlete's results at the Gold Coast marathon on Sunday, and what you can do to combat it's effects.

 49. How Many Training Zones Should I Use? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 08:54

Why does METS prescribe 5 zones for endurance athletes instead of 3, 6, 9 or 11? More free resources at

 48. Uphill vs Flat Cycling | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 06:22

Why is it easier to hold power cycling uphill compared to on the flat? More free resources at


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