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Does anyone follow many non-pro triathletes on youtube? Obviously Triathlon Taren is very well know, but are there any others?

Youtube recently suggested this guy to me - TRiathlon Dan. He's just a age grouper in the UK and he  posts videos about his training every few days. I don't mind him as he's got a bit of a wry sense of humour and its a fairly easy thing to watch while rolling around on Zwift. He talks about how he structures his training, his diet and other things many other age groupers think about when doing triathlon. He recently tried to train like a pro for a fortnight and basically only made it a few days before being too smashed - fortunately he doesn't take himself too seriously.  It's like triathlon-themed gogglebox. 

Anyone else got any suggestions?

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I have followed this dude. he has his own nutrition company and is training for his 2nd ironman as well as a sub 3 marathon.let me know what you think

 

 

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2 hours ago, dazmuzza said:

Does anyone follow many non-pro triathletes on youtube? Obviously Triathlon Taren is very well know, but are there any others?

Youtube recently suggested this guy to me - TRiathlon Dan. He's just a age grouper in the UK and he  posts videos about his training every few days. I don't mind him as he's got a bit of a wry sense of humour and its a fairly easy thing to watch while rolling around on Zwift. He talks about how he structures his training, his diet and other things many other age groupers think about when doing triathlon. He recently tried to train like a pro for a fortnight and basically only made it a few days before being too smashed - fortunately he doesn't take himself too seriously.  It's like triathlon-themed gogglebox. 

Anyone else got any suggestions?

I try to watch TD now and then but his partner is always bloody moaning about something, I just gave up.  I watch mostly runner channels these days. He has pretty impressive bike strength.

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15 minutes ago, FatPom said:

I try to watch TD now and then but his partner is always bloody moaning about something, I just gave up.  I watch mostly runner channels these days. He has pretty impressive bike strength.

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Prince - you know Nick has about 4-5 as many followed on Youtube as Lionel, pretty cool hey. 
If I was a triathlon brand, I’d be all over this guy. 

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1 hour ago, Prince said:

sage cannaday?  

Well he's a pro but I have tried to watch in the past. I find his clips are just too long really and he's so bloody fast, I find it hard to relate.  Others I watch are:

Ginger Runner

This Messy Happy

Ben Parkes. (and sometimes Sarah Place but less so)

Film My Run. (Stephen Cousins)

Billy Yang. (more of a film maker than a runner)

For movement stuff:

James Dunne

Shane Benzie

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1 hour ago, Bosco said:

Prince - you know Nick has about 4-5 as many followed on Youtube as Lionel, pretty cool hey. 
If I was a triathlon brand, I’d be all over this guy. 

Problem is if he ever had to pee in a cup it would glow in the dark... 

 

This dude is interesting 

 

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5 minutes ago, more said:

Problem is if he ever had to pee in a cup it would glow in the dark... 

 

 

true.   he said he expects to go sub 10 in his second ironman which would be a hell of an achievement as he was around 11.30 last year. he was doing 9 mins sweet spot intervals the other day at around 280 watts so I guess he could do it, just haven't seen him do many long rides on his videos.  

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2 minutes ago, Prince said:

true.   he said he expects to go sub 10 in his second ironman which would be a hell of an achievement as he was around 11.30 last year. he was doing 9 mins sweet spot intervals the other day at around 280 watts so I guess he could do it, just haven't seen him do many long rides on his videos.  

His is remarkably quick for such a big bloke. I was very impressed with how well he swims. 

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18 hours ago, Prince said:

I have followed this dude. he has his own nutrition company and is training for his 2nd ironman as well as a sub 3 marathon.let me know what you think

 

 

Ahh yes, Nick Bare. He's not bad. Produces somewhat interesting content. They're often though a smidge too long. 

 

16 hours ago, Prince said:

true.   he said he expects to go sub 10 in his second ironman which would be a hell of an achievement as he was around 11.30 last year. he was doing 9 mins sweet spot intervals the other day at around 280 watts so I guess he could do it, just haven't seen him do many long rides on his videos.  

I note he's trying to also run a sub 3 hour marathon _before_ he does his ironman. Will be interesting to see if he does it. I believe he used to be a US ranger, which I think requires some kind of incredible amount of cardio fitness (could be wrong here) - so he's not coming to running/triathlon with no background. 

 

17 hours ago, FatPom said:

I try to watch TD now and then but his partner is always bloody moaning about something, I just gave up.  I watch mostly runner channels these days. He has pretty impressive bike strength.

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Oh, have these bookmarked now!

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4 hours ago, dazmuzza said:

I believe he used to be a US ranger, which I think requires some kind of incredible amount of cardio fitness (could be wrong here) - so he's not coming to running/triathlon with no background. 

you'd be surprised just how fit you don't need to be in the military. Rangers have the below minimum standard. Almost anyone that is somewhat fit could do this. The 26km stomp is probably the "hardest" part and where a lot struggle, more struggle with the swim though. 

Rangers are below and I can tell you green berets is harder but there's no pretty chart (also you have to be bilingual as a green beret)

Ranger PFT Minimum Scores
Push-ups in 2:00 49 in 2:00
Sit-ups in 2:00 59
Pull-ups 6
Two-mile run (3.2km) 15:12
5 Mile run (8km) 40:00
16-mile hike w/65lb pack - (26km) 5 hours 20 minutes
15-meter swim with gear Pass/Fail

To get into a Commando Selection in AUS when I did it was something like (off the top of my head there was no chart to google, these weren't the minimum, but the minimum if you wanted half a chance at selection) - 60 push ups to a cadence, 90 sit ups, 15 pull ups, 3.2km run with 12kgs in 16mins, 10km stomp with 32kgs and 2min treading water and a 400m swim in DCPU (I don't think that was timed, I cant remember).

US seals, there is 2min rest in between each "event".

PST Event Minimum Standards Competitive Standards
500 Yard Swim (combat strokes only) 12:30 8 Minutes
Pushups in 2min 50 80-100
Sit-upsin 2min 50 80-100
Pull-ups (cant let go or touch ground) 10 15-20
1.5 Mile Timed Run (boots and pants) 10:30 9-10 Minutes
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33 minutes ago, Crappy said:

you'd be surprised just how fit you don't need to be in the military. Rangers have the below minimum standard. Almost anyone that is somewhat fit could do this. The 26km stomp is probably the "hardest" part and where a lot struggle, more struggle with the swim though. 

 

To be a cop I heard you just need to eat 12 donuts in a day.  @Bored@work would do that in 3 minutes 

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18 hours ago, Crappy said:

you'd be surprised just how fit you don't need to be in the military. Rangers have the below minimum standard. Almost anyone that is somewhat fit could do this. The 26km stomp is probably the "hardest" part and where a lot struggle, more struggle with the swim though. 

Rangers are below and I can tell you green berets is harder but there's no pretty chart (also you have to be bilingual as a green beret)

Ranger PFT Minimum Scores
Push-ups in 2:00 49 in 2:00
Sit-ups in 2:00 59
Pull-ups 6
Two-mile run (3.2km) 15:12
5 Mile run (8km) 40:00
16-mile hike w/65lb pack - (26km) 5 hours 20 minutes
15-meter swim with gear Pass/Fail

To get into a Commando Selection in AUS when I did it was something like (off the top of my head there was no chart to google, these weren't the minimum, but the minimum if you wanted half a chance at selection) - 60 push ups to a cadence, 90 sit ups, 15 pull ups, 3.2km run with 12kgs in 16mins, 10km stomp with 32kgs and 2min treading water and a 400m swim in DCPU (I don't think that was timed, I cant remember).

US seals, there is 2min rest in between each "event".

PST Event Minimum Standards Competitive Standards
500 Yard Swim (combat strokes only) 12:30 8 Minutes
Pushups in 2min 50 80-100
Sit-upsin 2min 50 80-100
Pull-ups (cant let go or touch ground) 10 15-20
1.5 Mile Timed Run (boots and pants) 10:30 9-10 Minutes

The initial testing phase for the majority of special forces is pretty achievable for most, it gets harder as you progress I guess. Whether these are still current I don't know, but the British SAS would run candidates through the standard army fitness test e.g 2.4km in 10.30 minutes, US Seals do something similar and during BUDs would have the candidates doing 6km runs in under 32mins, but that's on sand in boots. My mates nephew ditched a career in the NRL and went for SAS selection, as soon as he got off the plane at Pearce Air base, they got the candidates to run a 5km time trial, anyone over 20mins got back on the plane. He passed selection, pretty good considering when he finished he was close to 70kg. He would have been one of the lightest there, although he lost a ton of weight during selection. 

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1 hour ago, zed said:

r 20mins got back on the plane. He passed selection, pretty good considering when he finished he was close to 70kg. He would have been one of the lightest there, although he lost a ton of weight during selection. 

Excessive weight loss is a real concern for those boys and other specialised musterings. That's why they get double rations at the mess & their brew rooms are stocked with nuts, muesli bars, fruit and other snacks etc. They also get weighed two or three times a week.

I spent some time in the field with them recently (I was literally making up numbers). STUFF DOING THAT FOR A FULL TIME JOB. They broke me, when we got back to base they went out on the piss. I went and got a massage, then went to sleep.  

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1 hour ago, zed said:

He passed selection, pretty good considering when he finished he was close to 70kg. He would have been one of the lightest there, although he lost a ton of weight during selection. 

Most is us lost a heap of weight... But at 70 he would've been pretty much the same as everyone else at the end of selection. Dudes get big when they've got the job and do need to stand out. But even then, most of the best guys I know in that world aren't huge.

35 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

That's why they get double rations at the mess & their brew rooms are stocked with nuts, muesli bars, fruit and other snacks etc. They also get weighed two or three times a week.

I spent some time in the field with them recently (I was literally making up numbers). STUFF DOING THAT FOR A FULL TIME JOB. They broke me, when we got back to base they went out on the piss. I went and got a massage, then went to sleep.  

I don't remember getting weighed all the time etc. We had our own mess at home base and kinda just got to do whatever the **** we wanted on others when we weren't on duty. You have some massive night on the beers but their few and far between sometimes. You also save a shit ton of coin all the time too because quite often you don't get the opportunity to spend it. 

Bored@ not too many side over 40 can keep up, so you did pretty well. Were you running round as a chook or something? 

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30 minutes ago, Crappy said:

Most is us lost a heap of weight... But at 70 he would've been pretty much the same as everyone else at the end of selection. Dudes get big when they've got the job and do need to stand out.

Yeah I was gobsmacked at how big some of the high profile SEALS are e.g Marcus Luttrell 6'5 and 110kgs, I know some big guys can run, but I've never seen anyone that size run well, but like you said I guess they got big post selection. 

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22 minutes ago, Crappy said:

Most is us lost a heap of weight... But at 70 he would've been pretty much the same as everyone else at the end of selection. Dudes get big when they've got the job and do need to stand out. But even then, most of the best guys I know in that world aren't huge.

I don't remember getting weighed all the time etc. We had our own mess at home base and kinda just got to do whatever the **** we wanted on others when we weren't on duty. You have some massive night on the beers but their few and far between sometimes. You also save a shit ton of coin all the time too because quite often you don't get the opportunity to spend it. 

Bored@ not too many side over 40 can keep up, so you did pretty well. Were you running round as a chook or something? 

yeah i think they went a bit easier on me when they found out I was 43 & still able to mix it up a bit. Yep choco. Helping run scenarios etc

I felt worse after two weeks in field than I do after an Ironman. 

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Just started watching Nick Bare's stuff. He moves pretty well for a bit dude. I must admit that it's a bit hard to follow with the imperial measurements, and there's a bit of Pause-To-Google going on, but it's not bad so far. The production quality of his stuff is pretty good!

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