Episode 332 is a Coaches Corner Edition featuring Matt Dixon, Purple Patch Fitness founder & Head Coach.
Matt Dixon is a World Class Triathlon Coach, former Professional Triathlete, Elite Swimmer and an Exercise Physiologist. As the founder and under Matt's guidance, Purple Patch Fitness have recorded 350 Professional Ironman and Ironman 70.3 victories and podiums including multiple World Championships, including Australian and former guest, Tim Reed’s 70.3 Ironman World Championship title.
Matt’s distinct performance methodology focuses on integrating performance into time-starved life, which has made him highly sought after as a resource amongst the industry for years. Matt is the author of two books, “The Well-Built Triathlete” and “Fast Track Triathlete” and a regular contributor to sports magazines and publications, an Ironman master coach alongside some corporate speaking to major companies on performance and leadership.
In this episode Matt touches on the Purple Patch pillars of performance, the concept of soul-filling sessions and why it's important, the difference between purpose and goal setting, the concept of the inner animal and the heads-up display, and Matt challenges us to be an assassin of truth for looking at where we are at now.
Polar are a sports technology company who build world class heart rate monitors and GPS watches for people who take their health, fitness and sports performance seriously. Coming from the heart of the Nordics, they have the experience, insight, and history of quality, design and innovation which is unparalleled. Worn by some of the best athletes on the planet, we’re very excited to have Polar as a partner here so you can also access their heart rate monitors, watches and training platform. Polar are very excited to announce that they are launching two stunning new-generation running watches, the Polar Pacer and Polar Pacer Pro.
As a starting bonus, the team at Polar are offering 15% off. If it’s time for you to check out a new heart rate monitor or watch to help improve your performance, head across to Polar.com and use the code TPPS on selected products.
“by meeting athletic potential, you reach life potential”
“you don't need to identify as an athlete to actually adopt some of the practices, habits and mindsets that make athletes successful”
“handle, navigate and thrive”
“If you keep knocking and unpeeling the onion, you can get to a really pretty raw place”
“It’s setting that roadmap, buying in upfront so that you're a team together”
“whoever the coach or coaching program is they really care about educating and empowering the athlete, helping them become more autonomous”
“the mark of a smart, good or invested practitioner or coach is, is a never ending thirst for learning, growth and sharing”
“physiology is not building a bridge, it's chaotic”
“if you understand the intent, you understand what it should feel like, then you can go and execute it”
“life is not a spreadsheet”
“Embrace the journey” – Best Advice
“If you’re training 7 days per week, make 5/7 of your training days are soul-filling” – Physical Challenge
LinkedIn: @Matt Dixon
03:23 Welcome Matt
05:01 Matt’s purpose behind authoring “The Fast Athlete”
14:50 Some principles’ an athlete can keep in mind to keep perspective
25:25 Matt’s tips for athletes around feeling the session, self-regulating the session
46:55 Matt shares Top 3 mistakes he see’s athletes making around nutrition and fueling
54:21 Best Advice
55:31 Physical Challenge
Christie Aschwanden - Author of the New York Times bestseller, GOOD TO GO, Episode 187 of The Physical Performance Show
Stephen Seiler - Sports Scientist. Episodes 172, 219, 226, 317 and 325 of The Physical Performance Show
Jesse Thomas - American professional triathlete
Tim Reed - World Ironman Champion, Episode 266 of The Physical Performance Show -
Podcast: Purple Patch Podcast
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