Andy Anderson is the co-founder of Ultimate You Change Centres. He is famous for the ‘9 in 6’ program. A program that aims to help people lose 9 kilos in 6 weeks. This program has a 90-95% success rate with his clients that do the program. Andy and Brenton discuss how swimmers and triathletes can use the same shifts in mindset and belief to become better athletes. In this podcast: The magic of six weeks how to follow through on your biggest goals even when you don’t feel like it Andy’s favourite tools for lasting change mindset strategies for mental toughness (that actually work) 02:30 – Is fast change possible? 06:50 – How To Get People Uncover Their Vision 07:38 – Our Invisible Limitations 11:04 – The Question That Will Help You Gain Clarity with Your Vision 16:35 – Believe it’s going to work… 21:15 – On Pain and Pleasure 21:31 – What’s your BIG Why 32:22 – What Happens After 66 Days 33:40 – Embrace the uncomfortable. 41:29 – How Getting Good Nutrition Helps You Have a Great Day To learn more about Andy’s work visit www.ultimateyou.com.au
In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, our guest is Performance Coach Chris Ritter. He has worked with a wide range of athletes from youth, masters to Olympic gold medalists. He has worked closely with Cullen Jones – 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and American World Record Holder. In this podcast we talk about: specific exercises for master swimmers and triathletes how to improve your performance in the pool by using dry land training how to progress through different exercises if you don’t have a background in strength training how strength training can add power without the muscle bulk 01:32 – From the Summer Leagues to Becoming a Performance Coach 05:45 – The Edge in Strength Training 08:42 – Increasing Your Neuro-Muscular Activity 13:00 – How Much Strength Training Elite Athletes Do 15:24 – Being In The Zone… 20:50 – Strength Training & Ironman 27:18 – The Vertical Jump Test 27:40 – Strength Training: Practical VS Scientific 28:54 – Producing Power from The Core 33:20 – How To Overcome a Plateau with Your Strength Gain access to Chris’ pull-up progression to go from hanging on the bar to pull-up master. This is one of the best exercises you can do for improving your swimming performance – www.rittersp.com/effortless-swimming
In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Travis Mahoney, he is an Australian Swim Team member. He started specialising in swimming at a later age of 16. He qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he placed 6th in the 400 IM. Now, he is training towards the 2016 Olympic Team. In this podcast, we talk about: – How Travis started swimming at a later age. – What he does on his day-to-day training – His approach to mindset, diet, stretching and rest – His stroke and what he is doing to improve 02:30 – How Starting Late Can Motivate You 07:00 – Finding out what you are good at… 11:07 – Endorphine Rush Drowns The Pain 13:14 – My Glandular Fever Story 20:00 – Travis’ Meal Plan 21:30 – Practice, Focus and Switching Off 25:40 – Training in 4 Week Blocks 32:24 – The Saturday Anaconda 33:05 – That last 2 hours before bed… 37:52 – Travis’ New Breaststroke Technique Catch up with Travis on Twitter and Instagram!
Our guest in this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast is James O’Connor. He is a success and leadership coach at Elite Team Leadership where he works with a wide range of sports and athletes to help them improve their results in their chosen field. He is also host of the JocX podcast. In this podcast we talked about: How to build the right culture and environment within your team How to drill down deep on what’s motivating you How to use your motivation to get better results 01:50 – James’ Story To Becoming a Success and Leadership Coach 04:19 – Vision, Value, Goals, Behaviors 10:07 – The Importance of Writing Down Your Vision 12:08 – An Idea of Reality 19:48 – What Makes a Good Coach 23:50 – Teach them in a language they understand. 28:00 – How to Produce High Performing Teams 31:07 – The Big Shift 32:40 – “Stick to your path and keep wearing your short shorts.” To learn more about James’ work you can find his podcast here and visit his website: www.eliteteamleadership.com.au
Today’s guest is ultra-marathon swimmer, Chloe McCardel. She has successfully completed a triple crossing of the English Channel. This is something that hasn’t been done for the last 25 years. She’s the fourth person in history to do it. In this episode: 01:23 – When Chloe Fell In Love With The English Channel 02:40 – Did you ever think of giving up? 05:00 – Swimming in Loch Ness for 6 Days 06:20 – How To Boost Your Confidence With Training 13:30 – Funding, Press Release and Media Coverage 14:49 – A Politically-Charged Swim 18:22 – My Love-Hate Relationship with My Training 21:30 – The Life of An Athlete: 99% Hard work 23:35 – The last 12 months has been special… 28:56 – Building lifetime relationships through sport Have you dreamt of swimming the English Channel? Swim the English Channel in September 2016 in a 4 or 6 person team with Chloë as your coach! Expressions of interest close October 25th, apply directly via email with Chloe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Pace required to apply: 2.5km an hour minimum (only need to be able to sustain for one hour at this stage) but 3km/hr+ is desired. Chloë McCardel is a professional marathon swimmer / coach / speaker and ambassador. She holds the World Record for the longest solo unassisted marathon swim and has swum 13x English
These are some of the things I’ve learned over the last few years when it comes to being a successful swimmer. It doesn’t mean being a world championship swimmer or breaking world records – it’s whatever success in swimming means to you. Invest in knowledge and experiences rather than things Having the latest gear can be good if it serves a purpose. The right paddles, pull buoy and fins for example. But what you really get a return on is investing in your knowledge or experiences; training camps, swim clinics or training under a different coach with a different perspective. Spend your time and energy investing in your knowledge and experiences rather than having the latest gear. There’s always more than one solution to a problem There is no swimming style that works for everyone. Different people have different styles. Watch the World Championships and you’ll see a lot of different styles of stroke especially in the distance freestyle. As soon as a coach tells you ‘this is the way to swim’, that’s when you should run the other way because everyone has a different type of stroke and different things work for different people. Find a coach. Find a style of swimming that works for you. Then work at being good at that. How you feel doesn’t matter It doesn’t matter