Info

Primal Endurance Podcast

Welcome to The Primal Endurance Podcast, where we challenge the ineffective, overly stressful conventional approach to endurance training and provide a refreshing, sensible, healthy, fun alternative. Going primal frees you from carbohydrate dependency and turns you into a fat burning beast! Enjoy interviews from elite athletes, coaches, authors and scientists on the cutting edge of endurance training and performance.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Primal Endurance Podcast
2017
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: Page 1
May 26, 2017

Andrew MacNaughton on the ideal coach-athlete relationship

Host Brad Kearns and Andrew MacNaughton talk about the most important dynamics of a successful and enjoyable coach-athlete relationship. In particular, the personal and intuitive elements differ from the common dynamic of the coach as a workout programmer. Andrew’s coaching operation, The Athlete’s Potential (TAP), embodies this evolved approach based on authentic interpersonal relationships looking at the big picture view of succeeding in life and endurance sports in tandem. 

The process starts with a mutual interview to determine a good fit. Expectations, goals, and life stress matters are all presented so an action plan can take shape with mutual input. Andrew helps his athletes escape from the “falling behind” trap by programming sequences of workouts instead of days. If you miss a day of training, you just strive to complete recommended workouts the next day. This is a huge difference from applying workout patterns to a calendar. Andrew also recommends a cafeteria-style workout schedule where the athlete knows its a recovery day, and can choose from an assortment of actual workouts that meet the recovery objective—or the race preparation key workout objective if the case may be. If you are a coach, are looking for a coach, or wondering how you can improve your relationship with your existing coach, check out this episode. Oh yeah, Andrew reminds coaches and athletes alike that this stuff should be fun, not drudgery. Enjoy, and check out more at theathletespotential.com

 

Andrew MacNaughton discusses coaching techniques keeping the long-term view in focus. [00:01:01] 

What are the good characteristics of a coach? [00:02:51] 

What does a good coaching relationship look like? [00:04:40] 

What is the best way to tune the relationship? Is there a budget concern? [00:08:20] 

What are the important things you are stressing on this day-to-day coaching contact? [00:10:19] 

Health before endurance aspects are all in the package of Andrew's style. [00:11:57] 

What are the patterns that he sees recurring in his athletes? [00:12:25] 

Do athletes often look to the coach as an authority figure that they are just to follow submissively? [00:15:07] 

What is the ratio of time spent on discussions of physical training workouts and the bigger picture of life, behavior, and attitude? [00:18:42] 

How does diet and personal stress play into the endurance athlete's overall performance? [00:20:20] 

Why is the person seeking help? What is the best way to bring in the knowledge and training principles? [00:23:20] 

Do people still over train? What is this "fun" theory? [00:26:53] 

How does one lose that magic of having fun? [00:28:57] 

What does Andrew think it would be like it if he could take this "have fun" attitude back twenty-five years to his professional racing career? [00:32:03] 

If you are an athlete and thinking about getting coached, what should you be looking for? [00:34:11] 

Andrew MacNaughton

Organifi

The Athlete’s Potential

0 Comments