Mental skills – what a topic hey. I’ve grappled with this one for over 2 months – the importance of this topic just demanded a lot of thought. It also demands a lot of personal opinion. Something I am not always comfortable with. I dislike the concept of trying to sound like a guru.
In any field we form opinion, and we form it from a variety of sources. Personal experience, other people’s views, study. etc etc. The fact is that there is more information out there than ever before. And it’s all at the tip of our fingers via the internet.
I want to emphasise that I’m not here to give you more and more of the same. I want to do this podcast to give you my experience as a coach of endurance athletes. I want to share with you my methods of working on the development of mental skills.
I want you to come away from this podcast with some clear methods for working on your mental skills as an athlete…. and of course this carries over to life itself
In this podcast we chat with 5 year HPT athlete and Red Bull Defiance debutante Matt Lester. In the chat we discuss his background and what led him to this race, how he deals personally with fatigue and fear, and how he has prepared for his biggest challenge yet, the famed Red Bull Defiance race in Wanaka, New Zealand.
In this episode we have an interview with leading Australian Sports Dietician Alicia Edge. In the interview we discuss current trends in his performance sports nutrition, how the nutritionist can facilitate what the desired outcomes are for coaches and also delve into the world of REDS … Relative Energy Deficit Syndrome. REDS is a huge problem where athletes are compromising health for perceived performance gains by not eating enough.
I really believe that everything we do in coaching need support as the vital piece of the puzzle. In this podcast I explain how i got about providing support to an athlete.
Episode 2 and i talk about how I go about learning to understand the athlete and the challenge of improving their performance.
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Passion for Performance Podcast. In our first week we will discuss exactly how I define High Performance and give you some insights as to how the World’s best prepare to be at the top of the game.
We also have an interview with HPT athlete Paul Humphries. Paul has come from a broad sporting history of motor sport and snow sports, ending up in endurance sports such as triathlon, mountain bikes, running and duathlons. Paul gives us rundown on how he personally has developed into an athlete where his last 12months have seen a personal best performance at every race he has competed in.