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Nov 17, 2020

Dr Nicky Keay is a sports and dance endocrinologist with 20 years of extensive clinical and research experience in working with professional ballet dancers and elite athletes.  At the time of recording Dr. Nicky Keay is consulting for both Scottish Ballet and also Manchester United whilst also consulting privately and serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Fourth Edge on Hormone Profiling.

Nicky is currently working to monitor female athlete menstruation cycles through athlete management systems to reduce female athletes injury risk. She's a published author of numerous scientific articles, provides regular reviews for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and is a go to expert when it comes to the risks of energy deficiency in sports and the female athlete. Her published medical research includes the effects of training and nutrition on the endocrine system and body composition along with bone mineral density. Nicky is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University, a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the National Institute of Dance, Medicine and Science.

During this expert edition, you'll enjoy learnings around how to optimize our hormones as both male and female athletes across our lifespan and around our sports. Nicky shares around key concepts for both the pre Peri and post menopausal female athlete and also the male athlete when it comes to monitoring and maximising testosterone.

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Nov 9, 2020

Camille Herron's bio is exemplary. Camille is the 50k, 100k, 24hr World Champion holder of five world records, winner of the comrades marathon and at the time of recording, Camille was just weeks away from attempting to improve her 12 hour and 100 mile world records. Camille broke the 100 mile trail world women's record by 1hr, running 12 hrs 42mins at her first attempt ever running 100 miles. One month later, she broke the 12 hr world record. To give you some insight into just how fast Camille runs these world records, the 50 mile world record was set at 5hrs 38mins which is equivalent to a 4:12 per km pace. The 100 mile road trail world record 12hrs 42mins, was run at a 4:43 per km pace and the 24 hour road record a distance covered of 270 km was run at a 5:20 per km pace. Meanwhile, the equivalent track record that Camille set 262km, that's right running around a track for 24 hours, was set at a 5:30 per km split pace.

Camille shares around the highs, lows and learnings of her career. She's also been an academic researcher in the field of bone health, and you'll hear Camille share tips around how to look after our bones as endurance athletes from her science and also her running perspective. The key role that the menstruation cycle needs to play for female athletes, structuring a training cycle and what key sessions need to be included, how Camille has been able to run 160 km per week / 100 mile weeks consecutively since November 2006. Camille shares around the power and importance of running easy when it's a designated "easy run". And of course a physical challenge for the week that will get your legs and lungs burning.

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Nov 3, 2020

Phil Burt was the British Cycling head physiotherapist for 12 years and a consultant physiotherapist for team Sky Cycling for five years and across those years, the team's collectively accrued more than 30 Olympic gold medals, 5 Tour de France victories and more than 100 World Championship victories.  Phil consulted with the who's who of world cycling across that time. Phil is now based in private practice, and he's taking his many learnings to the world of cycling through his clinic, Phil consults with British triathlon and has authored two very successful books “bike fit” and “strengthen conditioning for cyclists”, he’s a UCI advisor on positional rules and also sits on the Redell World Advisory Board.

During this expert edition Phil shares around the concept of there not being an actual ideal bike fit but rather a bike fit window. The idea that human beings are adaptable and bikes are adjustable, the fascinating concept of micro adjusters and macro absorbers, the three pillars of bike fit, getting aero comfortable/sustainable and producing power. Phil discusses common cycling ailments, lower back pain, neck strain, numb hands and numb feet as well as what to do for the dreaded saddle sores.

There's so much in this expert edition and heads up Phil issues arguably the most dangerous physical challenge for the week to date.

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Oct 27, 2020

Georgia Taylor-Brown took out the recent World Triathlon series one day championship held in Rotterdam being crowned the 2020 World Triathlon Series Champion. In 2012, Georgia won the Junior World Duathlon Championships in Nancy, Georgia then burst into the World Triathlon scene in 2017 winning the Madrid World Cup by almost a minute, with an incredible run off the bike before finishing fourth in the under 23 World Championships also at Rotterdam that year. In 2018 and 2019, Georgia finished third overall in the World Triathlon series rankings across those respective years.

Georgia has picked up multiple podiums across World Triathlon series races, and in 2019 at the Tokyo Olympic test event, crossed the line with fellow British compatriot Jess Liam in a victory at the time that was later disputed on a technicality.

In this week's episode Georgia shares around highs, lows and learnings including her top three tips for female endurance athletes, navigating the junior years with success in sport, listening to our bodies and enjoying ourselves along the way.

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Oct 15, 2020

In episode 240 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Oli Williamson, Senior Physiotherapist, British Triathlon 'Navigating Triathlon & Endurance Sports Injuries in Part 2 of this Expert Edition.

In this week's expert edition we feature Oli Williamson, Senior Physiotherapist for British Triathlon and the English Institute of Sport.  He shares around all things navigating triathlon and endurance sports injuries. This is also about common endurance injuries, all things bone tendon and joint related. If you missed last week's episode, part one, you can listen in here.

During this expert edition, Part Two of navigating triathlon and endurance sports injuries, Oli shares some great tips around how to make a successful return to run program following injury. Oli explores in detail with some great tips around the rehabilitation of common running related injuries including tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis and recurring calf strain. 

Oli outlines the top mistakes that practitioners and endurance athletes make when working with endurance/triathlon injuries, he lays down that solitary piece of advice and issues a fantastic physical challenge that is going to have your calves burning.

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Oct 13, 2020

In this week's expert edition we feature Oli Williamson, Senior Physiotherapist for British Triathlon and the English Institute of Sport.  He shares around all things navigating triathlon and endurance sports injuries. Oli Williamson is based out of the Brownlee Triathlon Centre in Leeds University. He also consults privately from within the Manchester Institute of High Performance and Oli’s work with British Triathlon which has coincided with working with literally the planet's best triathletes.

During this expert edition, Part One of navigating triathlon and endurance sports injuries, Oli reveals around the key overarching goal for any endurance athlete in order to achieve their physical best and how health professionals can assist in achieving that overall objective. Oli shares some fantastic insights around common swim, bike and run injuries. Injuries discussed include the pesky proximal hamstring tendon troubles, so many runners and triathletes/cyclists who may experience these issues will takeaway gold nuggets with how to approach this injury, kneecap pain for both cyclists and runners, swimming related injuries and of course, the common running injury involving bone stress.

 

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Oct 5, 2020

During this episode, Shona Halson will share around this concept of periodising your recovery, when to include recovery and when not. Shona will also explore the role that belief plays when it comes to recovery modalities and agents. And of course, this is Associate Professor Shona Halsons’ return visit to The Physical Performance Show having been one of our most popular expert additions to date. So if you have missed Episode 190 featuring Shona then be sure to jump back after this episode with your pen and paper for the many learnings that Shona shared during Episode 190.

By way of bio Shona is currently an associate professor of the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University. Prior to Shona’s current role, Shona spent 15 years in the capacity as a Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport, and also fulfill the role of the director of The Australian Olympic Committees Recovery Centre across three consecutive Olympic Games 2008, 2012 and20 16. Shona has a PhD in exercise physiology looking at the fatigue in cyclists as well in excess of 100 peer reviewed publications across athlete recovery, sleep fatigue and travel to her academic name, consults to some of the planet's biggest organizations and leading sports teams including Nike, and prior featured guest of the show best-selling author Christie Ashwanden, author of “Good to Go” reference Shona as perhaps the world's leading expert on recovery.

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Sep 30, 2020

On this episode you'll hear Adharanand touch on the history of ultra trail running with historical strange pursuit of pedestrianism, issue some very practical key learnings around how to descend or run down hill on trails, the importance of hydration and nutrition and fuelling ultra running pursuits and you'll hear Adharanand reference some stories from “The Rise of the Ultra Runners” including the full array of East Africans attempting the rigors of the ultra trail running world.

By way of bio “Running with the Kenyans” released in 2012, was the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the William Hill sports Book Award. The topic of this conversation The Rise of the Ultra Runners released in 2019, was also shortlisted for the William Hill's sports Book Award. In addition to authoring books, Adharanand is an avid runner himself a very handy runner with numerous sub three hour marathons to his name, Adharanand is a well respected journalist for The Guardian and also writing regularly for the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Runner's World Men's Health and many others.

 

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Sep 20, 2020

On this featured performer episode we feature 2018 Commonwealth Games race walk 20km champion Aussie, Jemima Montag who shares her highs, lows and learnings by  consolidating her experiences to date as an elite athlete into takeaway learnings for us as listeners.

During this conversation, Jemima shares around the important role of an athlete's psychology in executing come race day, why keeping training fun and casual is so key as a junior. Jemima candidly shares the hard lessons that she learned around why fuelling must match the work being performed and how for Jemima doubling the training workload as a junior transitioning into the senior ranks whilst having the caloric intake created a performance void.

Of course there's the highest lows and many learnings and Jemima issues a fantastic physical challenge for the week. You'll hear Jemima reference fellow featured experts and featured performers of the physical performance shows archives which is a great example of how the learnings from the show are impacting athletes of all levels, recreational through to professional as we all strive for the one common goal to perform at our physical best.

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Sep 9, 2020

Louis is the head coach of the Dutch Triathlon Federation where he coaches the National Dutch team and also some of the world's best triathletes including former featured guest Richard Murray of South Africa and Rachel Klamer of the Netherlands. Louis’ expertise is regularly sought out in assisting with the planet's best runners, including Kenenisa Bekele.

Louis bio also includes having been the former performance manager for UCI Professional Cycling Dutch team.  Individually Louis currently coaches world class cyclists including Robert Gesink, Team Jumbo–Visma currently completing the 2020 Tour de France, another star athlete from Louise coaching ranks includes female cycling sensation Annemiek van Vleuten two times world cycling Time Trial champion and former road world champion.

On this Coach's Corner Louis shares some fantastic concepts including; Why making mistakes can be valuable and useful in our athletic development, the key ingredients of a good coaching / athlete relationship, the prescription of exercise and work and why there's so much merit as Louis outlines in prescribing the feeling, the perception of effort verse relying purely on objective data such as pace or watts for example, there is some terrific tips that Louis shares around tapering and why the key ingredient is ensuring that the athlete feels good, and he's happy.

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Sep 4, 2020

Over the years, there have been many mixed messages from drinking to thirst to avoiding dehydration at all costs through to making sure we are not too over hydrated and risking the ill effects of Hyponatremia. So how do we make sense of hydration science? That is our focus for this expert edition with Andy Blow sports scientist and founder of Precision Hydration.

Andy blow is the founder of Precision Hydration, a sports scientist who has co authored a number of scientific studies and books and he's worked at the elite level of performance throughout his career, including enjoying the role as team sport scientist for the Benetton and Renault Formula One racing teams and ongoing work with the Porsche Human Performance Centre. In addition, Andy himself is an accomplished triathlete having won an XTERRA World Title and boasting numerous top 10 Iron Man and 70.3 finishes to his former triathlon racing resume. Here is my conversation on all things hydration science with Andy blow.

Andy explores the history around hydration for performance. Drinking to thirst versus drinking to a schedule, what to do before we exercise, special considerations for hot environmental conditions, hydration needs relating to the length of an event sub 60 minutes right up to nine to 10 hours plus and the importance of understanding our own sweat rate and sweat concentration in trying to best look after our own hydration needs and therefore performance.

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Aug 27, 2020

On this episode, we feature Rian Doris who is the co founder and the Chief Operating Officer at the Flow Research collective, an organisation he co founded along with New York Times bestselling author of “Stealing Fire and the Rise of Superman”, Steven Kotler.  

Rian holds an Honours in philosophy from the Trinity College, Dublin and is currently working through a Master's in Applied Neuroscience from King's College in London. Rian has led research initiatives with Imperial College London, UCLA, Deloitte and has worked with multiple Fortune 100 companies implementing peak performance strategies in a consulting capacity.  Rian has also led research across a number of research initiatives with Dr Dan Siegel, Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, along with research initiatives across the Imperial College of London, the University of Southern California, the University of Zurich, and Claremont Graduate University, and with the listenership of this show being made up of people performing and seeking their best performance.

During this episode, Rian shares around this concept of flow. We've all heard of it, but what does it actually mean? And is it possible to manipulate our environment to boost the likelihood of entering into that magical flow state. Rian shares around the characteristics of non ordinary states of consciousness, the concept of flow triggers, the neurobiology, neuro chemistry and neuro physiologically of what's happening when we are in a flow state, and why researchers have suggested that a 4% difference between challenge and skills is optimal for producing flow.

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Aug 19, 2020

On this episode, we discuss with Dr Margo Mountjoy all about RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports).  Now the consequences of an athlete being in this state can include not only performance detriments but also health side effects.

In 2014, the International Olympic Committee led by today's featured expert Dr Margo Mountjoy, published a consensus statement entitled “Beyond the female athlete triad relative energy deficiency in sport”, and this paper explored the syndrome of RED-S being impaired physiology caused by relative energy deficiency resulting impairments was stated to include effects on metabolic right menstrual function, bone health, immunity, protein synthesis and cardiovascular health with the key driving factor of this syndrome relative energy deficiency in sport being low energy availability.

During this episode Dr Margo Mountjoy shares around the origins of coining the phrase relative energy efficiency in sport as she worked with the IOC medical committee, we explore the signs and symptoms of RED-S for athletes. Dr Mountjoy outlines the incidence and prevalence of relative energy deficiency in sport amongst endurance athletes and athletes in general and the prevalence has been reported to be up to 60% amongst athletes in endurance events.  Dr Mountjoy outlines how to screen for RED-S, the treatment of RED-S once it's been identified, how to lose weight and stay in energy balance, returning to sport post pregnancy and of course there's the issuing of this week's physical challenge as well.

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Aug 18, 2020

On this episode, Associate Professor Patrick Wilson PhD covers the often unsexy but so necessary world of how to navigate our athletes gut. Patrick recently authored a wonderful book that I feel has a place in every athlete's library, The Athletes Gut: the inside science of digestion, nutrition and stomach distress.

In this expert edition, Patrick explores gut physiology, gut anatomy, the remarkable trainability of our gut, gut issues and symptoms, what goes wrong and why, the influence of psychology of the athlete on gut function, hydration, fuelling to ensure energy requirements are met and the consequences of being low on energy availability, hydro gel technology with regards to carbohydrate absorption, FODMAPs, salt/sodium loading and ingestion while training and racing and so much more.

Patrick is an assistant professor of exercise science and directs the human performance laboratory at the Old Dominion University. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota and completed postdoctoral training in sports nutrition at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Patrick has authored more than 40 scientific articles that span the disciplines of exercise science, sports nutrition, and health.

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Aug 11, 2020

During this episode we feature Catriona Bisset who will share around her highs, lows and many learnings from her career to date. Catriona shares around dealing with athlete pressures, navigating this difficult time that we all find ourselves in, working through an eating disorder as an adolescent athlete, which ultimately combined with the pressures she was dealing with led to a 10 year hiatus from the sport. Upon her return, Catriona became the 2019 Australian 800m champion.

Catriona shares around the concept of being the CEO of our own bodies, the importance of strength and conditioning for both performance optimisation and also injury prevention and rehabilitation, overcoming pre racing anxieties, switching our minds off when we race, the concept of treating our bodies with kindness. And of course, Catriona survived the physical performance round and issues a fantastic physical challenge for the week.

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Aug 5, 2020

Dr Amit Mistry is a Clinical Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Medicine, he is the Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Sport & Exercise Special Interest Group and he is a Clinical Sport and Exercise Psychiatrist from the UK.

Dr Mistry is the co-author of a recently released book, “Case Studies in Sports Psychiatry”, which is a must for anyone working in the field of sport and exercise.  Dr Mistry shares many learnings pertinent to every athlete, every coach, every health and sport practitioner. 

Topics explored include: 

  • Exercise Addiction – What is it and how is it differentiated from a healthy undertaking of sporting activity. When Dr Mistry shared the characteristics of exercise addiction, I’ll put my hand up and say I ticked most of the boxes.
  • What is the Role of Perfectionism in Sport – when is it helpful and when does it become problematic or potentially maladaptive.
  • Depression and anxiety in athletes, what are the warning signs and what are the ways these conditions can be best treated and stewarded.

In other learnings include the topics of eating disorders and disordered eating, event anxiety and ADHD and its role in sporting performance.

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Aug 4, 2020

On this bonus episode well be hearing from several of our 16 featured experts that will be presenting on the day. Topics to be explored include:

  • Physiology of the master athlete
  • Strength and conditioning for the master athlete
  • Navigating menopause for the female master athlete
  • Running through and with knee osteoarthritis for the master’s athlete
  • Mental health for the master’s athlete
  • Running injury free for the master’s athlete
  • The rehabilitation of cycling injuries and lower back pain along with hamstring tendon injuries of the master’s athlete
  • Presenting on 5 considerations for the master’s triathlete

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Jul 29, 2020

JF Esculier is the Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. He is the Head of Research and Development and Speaker at the Running Clinic and in industry circles you can’t go past good running injury research without JF Esculier being somewhere amongst it.

JF is listed as one of the 15 World Class Experts at the upcoming The Physical Performance Show co- hosted Master’s Athletes Online One Day Symposium. We thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase this conversation with JF Esculier around a topic that few people know more about on the planet and that is the relationship of running and knee/hip osteoarthritis.

In this conversation, you’ll hear JF share around the misconceptions about running and knee osteoarthritis, the findings of current research into the relationship between running with known symptomatic and asymptomatic knee osteoarthritis. JF issues guidelines on what to do if you do have known symptomatic knee osteoarthritis to promote the best future of your joints and issues a great physical challenge feel the week.

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Jul 28, 2020

This bonus episode is a Q&A which is in addition to the recent 3 hour livestream with Dr Steven Seiler.

On the Livestream, Dr Seiler wasn't able to get to all the questions during the 3 hours so we thought that we would bring you this bonus Q&A session answering your many questions.

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Jul 21, 2020

James Fletcher has worked with some of the planet's leading athletes across a multitude of sports in helping them bring science to their breath and boost performance through respiratory or specifically in Inspiratory muscle training. James spent years working with elite circus performers in the Cirque Du Soleil, has worked with Australian 100m freestyle record holder and Olympian Cam McEvoy, other Olympic swimmers including James Roberts and Madi Wilson.  Big wave surfers such as Kai Lenny and Ryan Hipwood and the host of other world-leading performers and athletes.

On this exploration of the science of breathing we discuss:

  • the key question of can breathing training improve performance.
  • Is there a correct way to breathe
  • can and how strength training improves Inspiratory muscle function and therefore performance
  • Is there a correct way to breathe
  • Can strength training improve the inspiratory muscles function.
  • The mechanisms by which breathing training can boost performance
  • What to do if you're feeling a little over anxious
  • The role of hypoxic training in boosting performance

There’s some great and practical tips for endurance athletes around what to do with our breathing in the role that breathing consciousness and specific training techniques can have in boosting our performance.

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Jul 13, 2020

Arild Tveiten is the Triathlon Norway Head Coach, Sports director of the Norwegian Triathlon Federation, knows the endurance training world, along with the fundamentals that underpin endurance sporting success.

In recent years as reflected by the clean sweep in 2018 by the Norwegian Triathlon men, Norway has really positioned itself as such a strong force in the world of Triathlon and endurance sporting community. Kristian Blummenfelt, former featured performer of the show episode 117, in fact holds the fastest time ever recorded 70.3 triathlon with a sweltering 329:04 set in 2019.

During this episode Arild shares around his three guiding endurance training principles and they are why training at high volume is required for endurance sporting success paying attention to the density distribution of that training workload and recovering well are the key. 

In addition, Arild shares some great insights around believing in the importance of an athlete, believing in themselves and Arild issues a unique physical challenge for the week around interval training. 

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Jul 7, 2020

Chris Bramah is a UK-based Physiotherapist and Running Researcher who has worked and provided services for British Athletics and Team GB. Chris has completed his PhD investigating the biomechanics of running related injuries and biomechanical differences between elite and recreational runners.

Chris has published many peer reviewed articles and in addition to his consultancy and research based work, also provides gait analysis services and run service levels through his clinic at the University of Salford Manchester.

During this conversation Chris shares around just what role running biomechanics or the way we move, our running technique, when it comes to injury prevention, treatment rehabilitation and running performance.  Chris shares around the top biomechanical factors that Chris’s research and others have shown to be linked to running injury, the role of specific biomechanics related to common running injuries such as ITB and pain, tibial bone stress injuries and Achilles tendinopathy. Chris explores the commonly asked questions around foot strike landing; does it matter or does it not, along with so much more!

 

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Jun 30, 2020

Dr Ebonie Rio is a post doc researcher at La Trobe University having completed her PhD in tendon pain. Ebonie holds a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and her clinical career has included comprehensive work at the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Ballet Company, Australian Ballet School and currently the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Ebonie’s Physiotherapy experiences has included the 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the 2012 London Paralympics. In addition, Ebonie spent 18 months travelling with Disney's The Lion King stage show and on this annual exploration on all things tendinopathy rehabilitation, we explore the all important role that re-training the brain has in achieving good outcomes for sore and aggravated tendons.

Ebonie shares around the difference between tendinopathy and tendonitis and why terminology matters. The limitations of imaging and practitioners' words in how they can set the trajectory for patients and athletes expectations, why it's necessary to be strong and symmetrical in order to work on strength and conditioning in an isolated manner. Ebonie touches on why form matters when it comes to key exercises such as calf raises and how to navigate practically the ups and downs that are a-given for the tendinopathy rehabilitation process.

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Jun 25, 2020

Abdi Abdirahman's running bio is quite remarkable. After moving to the USA at age twelve from Somalia, Abdi went on to discover his running talent after impressing a US Coach following what was Abdi’s longest run in a pair of jeans. Following a Nike sponsorship Abdi’s career soared. It spanned 4 Olympic Games and in February 2020 Abdi at 43 years of age, he became the US’s oldest mature Olympian where he snagged 3rd place just behind episode 209 featured performer Jake Riley at the US Marathon Olympic Trials.

Abdi boasts some impressive PB’s 2:08:56 in the marathon, 60:29 in the Half Marathon just behind Haile Gebrselassie as you’ll hear Abdi reference today, 28:11 for 10km and 13:13 for 5000m. Abdi took out 3rd place in the 2019 New York City Marathon and you will enjoy learnings today from Abdi around the power of staying relaxed, not letting your age define your performance or your perspective. Longevity tips, earning respect, training with the great Mo Farah, tapering tips and keeping things simple.

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Jun 17, 2020

Michael Klim, a triple Australian Olympian became a six-times Olympic medallist securing the gold medals alongside Australian swimming teammates in the 4x200m and 4x100m freestyle events at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Michael also secured  two silver medals at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, a further silver in a 4x200m freestyle relay in Athens and at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics. Michael and his teammates picked up the Bronze Medal in the 4X 100m medley relay.

In addition to all this Olympic success Michael also set world records, a 100m Butterfly, a 100m Freestyle and he was named the Male Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine in 1997.

During this episode you’ll hear Michael shares around the importance of innovation, innovating his stroke with the famous windmill swimming action that he became so renowned for. Michael shares the 3R’s that underpinned his approach to his swimming. Pillars of wisdom gleaned from his years of success in the pool that apply to life. The importance of clarity of mind for racing and training, a love affair with bananas and muffins.

Michael survives the physical performance round and issues a physical challenge of the week and it all starts with Michael encouraging us around how to deal with uncertainty and persevere through difficult times.

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