In episode 131 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Lydia Lassila, OAM - 5x AUS Olympian, Olympic Champion Aerial Skier.
On this episode, Lydia Lassila is a 5x Winter Olympic Representative for Australia and Lydia won the gold medal in the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in 2010 for the Women’s Free Style skiing Aerials. Four years later Lydia backed this up and took a bronze medal in Sochi once again in the aerials. Lydia’s jump in the Sochi Winter Olympics was a quad-twisting triple somersault, a first for a female aerial skier.
During this episode, its breaking limits that we focus on. Yes there is the limits that Lydia courageously broke and overcame in her remarkable sporting career and there is also the body that broke as well, the lows of sport and performance. Lydia takes us through recovery from 2 ruptured ACL’s, one which occurred in training for the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games and the second re-rupture which occurred during the Olympic Games when Lydia landed heavily and blew out her knee. Lydia also takes us through the many learnings from her career and Lydia has a real gift in translating the psychology of sports performance into our everyday lives. You may have seen Lydia on Australian Survivor Champions vs. Contenders and seen the sheer determination and competitiveness that Lydia possesses. There’s so much in this conversation surrounding determination and capacity first hand.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Introduction to Lydia Lassila
- Lydia’s Life as a Survivor, Mum and Businesswoman
- Mental Health and Wellness
- Talk about Jeffrey Hodges as a Mental Coach
- Journey to being an Aerial Skier
- ACL rapture in Torino Olympic Games, Frustrations and Turn around
- Desperation to be good
- Lydia working so hard
- Lydia talking about Focus, Disciplined and into present
- Managing Success in 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
- Sponsor by Brad Beer
- Sochi Olympic Goals
- Learnings on her Athletic Journey
- Sons as Inspiration
- Performance Round and QA
- Physical Challenge of the Week – 2 minutes of wall sitting
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"If you want something done, give it to a busy person."
"I’m always giving 110%."
"Build up your focus in any situation."
"You need to develop great fundamentals and build on your difficulties."
"I just wanted to be the best!"
"I wanted to break boundaries."
"You need to improve. You need to make gains, you need to add to your tool bag."
"I need to look after my body for it to look after me and have longevity in sport."
"Work smarter to be successful."
"If your vision of yourself is clear and compelling, you will find a way to make it happen."
"You really have to be disciplined in your thoughts."
"You have to be present, and learn how to be present."
"We have choices on how we perceive a situation."
"If you have an important goal, you will find your own way to make it happen."
"If your goal is compelling, you will find a way to make it happen."
"Focus on what you want to happen and not on what you don’t want to happen."
"Be Smart!" - Mantra
"Ice Bath." - Best Recovery Tip
"A quiet place where you think very practically and simply." - Being in the zone
"Find your balance in Life." - Best Advice
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1:48 Introduction to Lydia Lassila
3:45 Lydia’s Life as a Survivor, Mum and Businesswoman
8:31 Mental Health and Wellness
11:16 Talk about Jeffrey Hodges as a Mental Coach
15:54 Journey to being an Aerial Skier
20:15 ACL rapture in Torino Olympic Games, Frustrations and Turn around
22:33 Desperation to be good
24:57 Lydia working so hard
26: 45 Lydia talking about Focus, Disciplined and into present
31:30 Managing Success in 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
32:45 Sponsor by Brad Beer
35:57 Sochi Olympic Goals
42:40 Learnings on her Athletic Journey
44:25 Sons as Inspiration
48:00 Performance Round and QA
56:40 Physical Challenge of the Week – 2 minutes of wall sitting
Ski & Snowboard Australia
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
Australian Sports Commission
Australian Olympic Committee
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