TRIQ's World Class Scientific Advisors

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Daniel Plews

At TRIQ we science so you don’t have to.

We’re proud to be able to work with and pick the brains of three inspiring leaders of the field as we fully base TRIQ training on the latest findings and advancements in sports science.

Dr. Dan Plews

Dr. Ruby Otter-Drost

Dr. Stephen Seiler

Dr. Daniel Plews

TRIQ Founder / Sports Scientist / IRONMAN® Kona Age Group Record Holder / World Class Coach

Applied sports scientist, researcher and coach of 25+ world and Olympic title winners in rowing, kayak and triathlon. Among a PhD in the area of applying HRV to track training adaptations in elite athletes and over 50 peer-reviewed publications, Dan was Head of Physical Performance for Team New Zealand during its 2021 America’s Cup win and leads Performance Physiology for Women’s Canoe Racing New Zealand. His passion for ®IRONMAN had him coach three athletes under the 8-hour barrier and since 2018 he holds the amateur course record at the World Championships in Hawaii, Kona in a time of 8 hours and 24 minutes.

Daniel Plews

Dr. Ruby Otter-Drost

TRIQ Advisory Board / Sports Scientist / Athlete Monitoring Expert

Applied sports scientist and senior researcher at the School of Sports Studies, Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Also lecturer in Human Physiology with a passion for Applied Exercise Physiology at the University Medical Center Groningen. Ruby’s research is based around monitoring training load and performance of cyclists, ice speed skaters, rowers, runners and triathletes. In current projects she compares coaches’ intended and actual training load in regards to performance and overtraining.

Ruby Otter-Drost

Dr. Stephen Seiler

TRIQ Advisory Board / Professor of Sports Science / 100+ Endurance Training Publications

Internationally known for his many influential research publications related to endurance training, intensity distribution and the polarized training model, Stephen is also a former Vice Director of Research and Innovation, Dean of Faculty and current Professor for Health and Sport Sciences at University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. In addition he’s been a consultant and scientific advisor to a foundation, sports teams, a regional hospital and the Norwegian Olympic Federation. Stephen has given lectures and talks on endurance sports science across the globe and keeps researching as one of the field’s standout forward thinkers.

Stephen Seiler