Coach Robb

#20 Performance Enhancing Drugs: Past, Present and Future

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Athletes have gotten busted in a multitude of sports for various performance enhancing drugs: triathlon, cycling, running, tennis, motocross and even curling back in the Olympics!  As a result, Coach Robb has been inundated with questions about why they are used, the associated health risks and is there a way to win naturally?  In this podcast, Coach Robb outlines the performance benefits and health dangers associated with PEDS, and explains why (in his opinion), you can’t win at the highest level without the use of PEDS!

Whether it is testosterone, hGH, cortisone or EPO, if you read the rest of the article, you will learn that Coach Robb explains the ethical decision that individuals and athletes must make when it comes to the use of these performance enhancing substances.  If you or anyone you know, is using performance enhancing drugs, you definitely want to listen to this podcast before you destroy your mental and physical health.  The lack of knowledge may be the difference between living and dying!

Listener questions included: The dumbest thing Coach Robb has seen an athlete do?; Why am I dehydrated?; Professional golfer with a sore elbow – cause and how to fix?; Should you wear a sweatshirt to acclimate to the heat?

Resources Mentioned within the podcast:

Avg Speed of the TDF

European Journal of Applied Physiology (

Risks associated

Dr. Mark Bonar 150 athlete

LA Cyclist

Track and field failed drug tests and duration of ban:

EPO Improves performance by 54% –

#19 The Difference between Being Healthy and Being Fast

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One of the biggest challenges Coach Robb faces on a daily basis when working with clients around the world, is that he emphasizes the importance of health, wellness THEN performance.  He has gone on the public record both here on his own podcast as well as DMXS Radio, numerous online magazine articles and blogs that he is willing to risk being terminated because he will not push a person beyond the threshold of health while trying to improve an athlete’s strength, speed and/or endurance.

During this podcast, Coach Robb outlines what he evaluates when working with a client to ensure that the foundation of health is established prior to building a performance program.  The evaluation elements will surprise you, so grab a piece of paper and take some notes!

Listeners questions include: Sleeping aids during muti-day races; How to Handle Hitting the Ground When You have More Racing to Complete; Heat & Humidity  while living in a motorhome; Anemia associated with a heavy menstrual cycle; What Does an Exhausted Hormonal System mean?

#18 How to Train and Race in Hot and Humid Conditions for Optimum Performance

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During Podcast #18, Coach Robb outlines How to Train and Race in Hot and Humid Conditions for Optimum Performance.  Coach Robb walks you through five key steps to take prior to, during and following training and/or racing to ensure that you perform well in these difficult situations, along with how to correctly recover in the shortest amount of time.  During the first segment, he also outlines how to identify and offset a heat stroke.

During segment #2, Coach Robb addresses the Role of Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat as it Relates to Performance.  He outlines how each of these plays a significant role in your energy levels, performance levels, and your ability to recover.  You might be surprised to learn what it takes to become both lean and strong!

Finally, Coach Robb answers listener’s questions about eating enough to offset weight gain associated with stress; how to lose fat and not muscle; why eggs are important in a meal plan; and why do I train faster than I race?

If you have any questions that you would like Coach Robb and his staff to research and discuss, please don’t hesitate to drop an email to [email protected].

For additional resources on nutrition, hydration, strength training, flexibility, and much more – please visit our resource page on each sport specific website

#17 Peoples Podcast – How to Handle an Injury

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As the “Peoples Podcast”, Coach Robb will address listener Anthony from Australia’s question about addressing an injury. Anthony voiced his frustration of the conflicting information about how to handle and recover from an injury between physicians, physical therapists and trainers. He also voiced his frustration about the conflicting ideas associated on both how to handle an injury and how long should it legitimately take to fully recover. Coach Robb will outline his three stages he uses to handle injuries with his clients and what he implements to speed up the overall recovery process and get them back to 100% ASAP. If you have ever experienced an injury, this information will be invaluable!

Coach Robb also answers listener’s questions about glycogen vs blood glucose; knee braces – good or bad; how sleep helps lose unwanted body fat; are raw nuts considered a fat or a protein and the difference between being warmed up and being hot. Listen, take notes and walk away from this podcast with a blueprint of handling an injury along with clarification on some confusing concepts.

If you have any questions, frustrations or need anything clarified, don’t hesitate to drop Coach Robb and his research team an email. Your question will be answered either via email and/or on a future podcast show!