Matt Dixon: Purplepatch Coach on His Pros Racing IM World Champs, Inside His New Book ‘The Well-Built Triathlete,’ and More

October 5, 2014
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indexToday, Tawnee gets down and dirty with coach Matt Dixon, the founder of purplepatch, takes us inside his mind on how to effectively coach athletes looking beyond just the day-to-day training. We dive inside the topics presented in his newly released book titled The Well Built Triathlete: Turning Potential into Performance. And of course, we talk about the Ironman World Championships, Matt’s pros racing Kona this year, etc…

Specifically we discuss:

The Well-Built Triathlete: Turning Potential Into Performance

  • Insight on Matt’s book – why he wrote it
  • Empower the athlete!

Matt’s Background

  • How his athletic career shaped his coaching

Coaching Philosophy

  • change the way endurance athletes are coached
  • more recovery, less volume focus
  • volume: it is derivative not objective

Pro Triathlete Meredith B. Kessler (MBK)

  • How Matt took her from an 11:30 IM to 9:48 to champion by decreasing volume

Coaching pros vs. AGers

  • talk about the difference in how each type of athletes ticks
  • all about managing training into one’s lifestyle
  • athletic IQ

A detailed profile of Matt’s pros racing Kona this year and how he keeps their training individual for the Big Dance:

  • Aussie Tim Reed
  • American MBK
  • Kiwi Gina Crawford

Strength Training

  • functional movement patterns
  • progression
  • How to incorporate all the way up to an A race

Fueling

  • body fat issue
  • post race fueling

Recovery/Health focus

  • Matt’s best (and free/cheap!) training tool
  • pee strips to test recovery status, hydration, etc.
  • technology to monitor recovery/well-being
  • being intuitive with how you feel

and more!


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