Podcast Guest “It's a long road” is the ergophysiologist, runner and coach Nikos Dimitriadis. With Niko, we will have an interesting discussion, since we will refer to ergometrics and its roles in athletes' performance, nutrition and training, as well as various other interesting topics that concern amateur runners.
My guest today is the runner, ergophysiologist and coach Nikos Dimitriadis. Nikos is a graduate of the Gymnastics Academy of Athens (TEFAA) with a master's degree in England in the subject of Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on middle and long distance endurance. Today he is head of the Ergometric Center myathlete with the ability to combine and transfer theoretical knowledge of exercise physiology to everyday training. He masterfully handles the science of training to improve physical condition from high Olympic level athletes to amateur beginners of all sports.
With Niko, we will have an interesting discussion, since we will refer to ergometrics and its roles in athletes' performance, nutrition and training, as well as various other interesting topics that concern amateur runners.
Podcast Interview Highlights “It's a long road” with the runner, ergophysiologist and coach Nikos Dimitriadis.
02:30 What exactly is the ergometry of athletes, which you deal with at myathlete;
03:23 How is work measurement done?
04:08 How important is the ergometric process for a runner or any athlete? And how necessary?
05:17 Does the ergometer concern only professional athletes?
06:35 When do we have to do a performance measurement?
07:19 How much does the work measurement cost and what does it include?
08:34 A classic question is, what is the VO2max? is the most important indicator of human endurance?
09:54 But what is its difference? Aerobic with Anaerobic exercise?
10:51 What is lactic acid and how much and how does it affect us in running?
12:10 It can be improved anaerobic threshold;
12:24 In endurance sports, which of the two systems is used more?
12:50 What is the body's fuel and what do long distance runners use?
13:42 Can it be regulated through the training and what will be in each case and the fuel we will use?
15:00 If both models are correct, how would you answer the question Heart rate training vs. tempo training?
17:00 How important are the training zones and if we should train based on them?
18:44 In which zone should our training sessions take place?
19:45 Empowerment is necessary for them amateur runners; Will my times improve?
20:47 Should our eating habits go hand in hand with our daily sports activities? What might a runner's daily nutrition plan be? It is important diet;
22:18 Is sleep important?
22:48 How do you see the street movement in your city and in Greece by extension?
25:20 Niko, are you running? Because with all these activities and all this work do you manage to exercise yourself?
26:30 Does running make you a better person? How much does running affect psychology?
27:50 How long does your daily workout last and how many kilometers do you cover in a week?
28:55 What advice would you give to aspiring marathon runners?
29:50 In closing, I would like to ask you what is the My athlete, what services do you offer, where and how can someone find you?
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