Skratch Podcast Highlights

October 22, 2022

If you're looking to hear more from Dr. Lim while traveling, working out, or when you just need to chill out with a podcast, we rounded up some of our favorite podcasts where he shares his knowledge on coaching, nutrition, training, and more. 

Dr. Allen Lim: Effects of Dehydration on Your Athletic Performance

Train Right Podcast March 3rd, 2021 | 34 min

Our good friend, Hillary Allen and our very own, Allen talk sweat, dehydration, and how loss of sodium impacts performance.

Allen Lim: Sports Nutrition and Marginal Gains

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast September 10th, 2021 | 57 min

This one takes it back to Allen’s start – cycling in LA, working at the Tour de France, and ultimately creating Secret Drink Mix.

Ep. 105 Allen Lim - Coaches: Be Students, Not Teachers

The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast July 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 min

Allen shares his philosophy on coaching, and talks about mental strength; specifically grit and stubbornness – how they are essentially the same, with far different outcomes.

Ep. 28: The Growth of Indoor Cycling and Training w/Dr. Allen Lim, PhD

The Endurance Experience Podcast Dec 10th, 2020 | 1 hr

This episode focuses on indoor cycling, Allen’s work with Saris, and his perspective on the future of indoor training and fitness.

Ep 6. Interview with Dr. Allen Lim

The Podium June 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 7 min

Allen talks science, pro cycling, and the importance of nutrition through home-cooked meals and eating real food.

Ep. 43: Dr. Allen Lim on Overcoming Racism in Sport and His Skratch Labs Journey

The Iron Strong Podcast June 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 min

Did you know that Allen developed a method of testing for biological markers of performance enhancing drugs that led to cycling’s Biological Passport? Learn all about it in this episode.

Ep. 93 Skratch Labs

B1KER BarAugust 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 55 min

Allen talks about his early work as a sports scientist on the Pro Tour, and shares the science of sugar, and how Skratch is made.

Ep. 6 Skratch Labs with Allen at Unbound Emporia

KSSports Doc Sports June 3rd, 2021 | 11 min

If you want some quick tips on how to fuel for a big day out on gravel and don’t mind some event background noise, this podcast is the shortest in this roundup.

VeloNews Voices | Beyond Limits with Allen Lim, PhD, Ep. 1

VeloNews Podcasts July 4th, 2019

From his academic work on power meters beginning in 1997 until today, Allen Lim, PhD, has been obsessed with improving a cyclist’s performance, on and off the bike. He has coached some of the world’s best cyclists, including most all the American grand tour contenders of the past 15 years. Lim brings you inside the sport at the highest levels, showing its secrets, its humanity and its significance for everyday riders as we seek to improve. Lim and co-host Brian Co of VeloWorthy bring you Lim's genesis story, from racing the likes of Jonathan Vaughters and George Hincapie as a junior to coaching Floyd Landis and George W. Bush to being shunned from the sport and ultimately coming back on his own terms. 

Dr. Allen Lim - Founder of Skratch Labs talks gravel nutrition

The Gravel Ride (a cycling podcast) August 4th, 2020

Fueling up for big gravel rides. Allen's experience preparing athletes for big events such as The Tour De France has left him with a wealth of experience in how to prepare for massive days in the dirt. 

Ep 76: Fueling from Skratch with Dr. Allen Lim

The Power Company Podcast February 11, 2018

Easily digestible (pun intended) look at nutrition and hydration ever recorded. Seriously. We talk about how hydration works and why water just isn't enough. We also go into recovery and why Skratch decided not to mess with the magic of chocolate milk. Because I think it's important for you (and me) to understand, Allen explains the lineup of Skratch products and how and when to best use them

Ep. 5 | Take It From Allen Lim

Take It From Me March 22, 2018

Giselle Cesin heads to Allen Lim's "lab" (aka: his kitchen) to learn more about how he founded his sports nutrition company and the many hurdles he had to jump to get where he is today.

Building Skratch Labs From The Top

July 9th, 2020 | 1 hr

Allen & Ian tell the story of how they started Skratch with absolutely no business experience and a lot of heart and hustle.

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