#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

#45 Pastrana, Osborne, Plessinger, Beams

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne began his 250 title defense with an impressive overall win at the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Hangtown. He had a benchmark year in his career and we’ll get his thoughts on all of that and the big win on Saturday.

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger is a breath of fresh air in the sport and won the 250SX West Region Championship his way. His lighthearted personality and permanent smile have certainly resonated with the fans. We always enjoy catching up and have a lot to cover tonight.

Travis Pastrana has set the bar so many times it should just be called, “Setting the Pastrana.” He has once again captured the interest of the world with his latest plans to recreate three of Evel Knievel’s iconic jumps this summer, including the legendary Caesars Palace Fountain leap. I’m sure he just lost a bet and has to do this, but we’ll get the details and planning for the latest Pastrana masterpiece.

Coach Robb is a longtime friend of the show and has been a valuable resource for our listeners over the many years. Make sure you check out his new podcast where he breaks down training, fitness and nutritional topics for every skill level. Robb will detail the MotoE Amateur Development Program and more tonight on the show.

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