Ep 108 – The (Now) Absurdity of Evidence Based Practice

The strong savvy cyclist & triathlete podcast

Science, it seems, has become the be-all, end-all for everything training these days.

“Show me the research proving this works” riders and coaches alike proclaim, while talking about training approaches. Many cyclists and triathletes these days outright refuse to do a specific workout- or even strength exercise- if there isn’t a research article “proving it works” or “showing it’s valuable.

This has now reached “official absurdity levels”, as the endurance training world has apparently lost their northern star of the training world: The ONE subject matter who, well, matters:


In this episode we discuss why this mentality is a problem, how it’s doing you a disservice, and how research is often driven by whats popular/ buzzworthy in the public, and a number of other outside factors.

Research is useful, but only when it’s used with the right mentality and applied well.

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Coaching since 2000, Menachem Brodie has been working with athletes in a number of settings, and a broad variety of sports.


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