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The Physical Performance Show exists to inspire people to achieve their physical best performance through candid interviews with the world’s best and most inspiring physical performers. The show's host Physiotherapist, Best selling Author, and accomplished athlete Brad Beer delves into how top physical performers achieve success and the highs and lows of the journey in getting there.

The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 412 Ratings

The Physical Performance Show exists to inspire people to achieve their physical best performance through candid interviews with the world’s best and most inspiring physical performers. The show's host Physiotherapist, Best selling Author, and accomplished athlete Brad Beer delves into how top physical performers achieve success and the highs and lows of the journey in getting there.

    216: Featured Performer: Jonny Brownlee - Double Olympic & Commonwealth Medallist, 2012 World Triathlon Series Champion (Part 1)

    216: Featured Performer: Jonny Brownlee - Double Olympic & Commonwealth Medallist, 2012 World Triathlon Series Champion (Part 1)

    Jonny Brownlee is the Olympic Games Triathlon Silver Medallist and the London Olympic Games 2012 Triathlon Bronze Medallist.  Jonny was the World Triathlon Series Champion in 2012, Silver Medallist in the World Championship in 2013 and 2016, Commonwealth Games Silver Medallists in 2014, Former u23 World Triathlon Champion in 2010 and staggeringly from July 2010 to May 2014 Jonny finished on a podium in every race he entered which was 42 races in a row.
    Jonny is the younger brother of the Brownlee brothers; the brothers are not just triathlon history makers but world sport history makers. In 2012 Jonny and his elder brother Alistair became the first brothers together on a podium for an individual Sport at the Olympic Games since 1908 and then again in 2016 Jonny and Alistair became the First British Brothers to ever win first and second in an individual event at the Olympic Games. Then at the World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Cozumel in 2016, the sports world witnessed one of the great sporting gestures, when older brother Alistair stopped to help heat-illness stricken Jonny across the finish line and some have said that this helped to restore faith in modern sport.
    In part 1 of this conversation, Jonny shares round how Alistair First Great British triathlon kit inspired him into the sport while Jonny’s schoolmates thought that Triathlon involved running a horse. Jonny reflects on his London and Rio Olympic Games successes, outlines the importance of staying relaxed and yes we discuss the Cozumel heat illness episode and the learnings Jonny has taken from it.
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    • 1 hr
    215: Expert Edition: Prof Peter Reaburn - Maximising Health & Performance of the Masters Athlete

    215: Expert Edition: Prof Peter Reaburn - Maximising Health & Performance of the Masters Athlete

    Professor Peter Reaburn dives deep into the science and the practicalities of maximising not only the health but the performance of the Master’s Athlete.  Professor Peter Reaburn is the Head of Program at Bond University's Institute of Sport and Health on the Gold Coast, Australia. Professor Peter Reaburn currently supervises five Phd projects related to both the applied sport science and health and performance and recovery of master’s athletes. He is currently on the editorial pedal for the European review of aging and physical activity and was previously a member of the Exercise and Sports Science Australia's National University Course Accreditation Program. 
    Peter himself is a highly accomplished Athlete. A former National Champion in surf lifesaving, a Master’s national Ironman Triathlon Champion, avid road cyclist, multi gold medallist at the Australian surf lifesaving Masters titles and record holder in the big swim in Sydney with three national records in Master’s Swimming.
    During this episode we explore what is the definition of successful aging, what's behind the rise we see in prominent master’s athletic success, we explore the physiological changes that occur as we mature, we discuss some very interesting scientific findings that show that masters athletes physiologically recover at a similar rate to younger athletes however their perception is that they recover in a poorer fashion. We speak about protein synthesis rates, the role of strength training, thermal tolerance and heat adaptation along with the top mistakes that masters athletes are making and so much more.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    214: Featured Performer - Cam Brown, 12x Ironman New Zealand Triathlon Champion

    214: Featured Performer - Cam Brown, 12x Ironman New Zealand Triathlon Champion

    Cam Brown is unlike any professional triathlete that I've ever witnessed racing. Cam’s bio is nothing short of spectacular, Cam started in the sport of triathlon in 1987 and in 2020 as we record this episode Cam continues to race professionally at the top end of Elite long course distance triathlon.
    Cam competed in his first Ironman distance triathlon in 1997 and at the time of recording Cam has completed Circa 70 Ironman distance triathlons. Cam has won the New Zealand Ironman Triathlon championships 12 times.  Has been crowned the European ironman champion in Frankfurt, has two second place finishes at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, two third place finishes at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships. Has won the Cannes Ironman title, Metaman Ironman Distance Champion and the list goes on and on. Cam’s last New Zealand Ironman title in fact came at the age of 43 in 2016.
    During this episode Cam shares some key concepts that kept him in the game. These include attitude to training, being consistent, listening to one's body, the importance of developing good running technique and how that impacts on running efficiency, strength conditioning, structuring training programs and of course we reflect on some of the early days in the world of Triathlon.  There's a whole lot of fun in this and a lot of learnings as well.  Here is Cam Brown, 12 times New Zealand Ironman Champion, sharing his career highs, lows and learnings.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    213: Expert Edition: Dan Plews (PhD), Heat Training & Acclimation for the Endurance Athlete

    213: Expert Edition: Dan Plews (PhD), Heat Training & Acclimation for the Endurance Athlete

    On today's episode we cover the topic of training for heat acclimation featuring Dr Dan Plews. Dan Plews is an Applied Sport Scientist, Researcher, Coach and competitive Triathlete. As an applied Sports Scientist, Dan has worked closely with athletes who have won more than 25 World and Olympic titles in sports including rowing, kayak and triathlon. Dan was part of Rowing New Zealand's preparations for both 2012 and 2016 in Olympic Games as a Sports Scientist.
    As a Researcher Dan has a PhD in Exercise Physiology with a particular interest in heart rate variability and 30 peer reviewed publications to his name. As a Coach, Dan has coached three professional Ironman Triathletes to sub 8 hour times including Terenzo Bozzone, Jan Van Berkel and Tim Van Berkel.  Recently Dan founded endureiq.com an online learning hub for anyone interested in optimal long course Triathlon performance and a third course to go live is all about heat training and acclimation.
    During this episode we talk through all manners of how an athlete can prepare to race in the heat and reverse engineer training to ensure the best performance on the day. Other topics covered in this episode include heat stress, the physiological adaptations to heat training, heat is a training tool, cooling strategies, active vs passive heat training strategies including saunas, spas and training in the heat and hydration and cooling strategies.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    212: Featured Performer: Vicky Holland: 2018 World Triathlon Series Champion & Olympic Bronze Medallist

    212: Featured Performer: Vicky Holland: 2018 World Triathlon Series Champion & Olympic Bronze Medallist

    In 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games, Vicky Holland became the first British woman to ever win an Olympic Triathlon Medal, when she secured the Bronze Medal in a Sprint Finish with her compatriot and fellow UK based Triathlete, Non Stanford.  In addition to that Vicky is a 3x Commonwealth Games medallist and a Member of the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team.
    During this episode Vicky shares the highs, the lows and the many learnings.  Issues a fantastic physical challenge for the week and survives the physical performance round.  We explore Vicky being courted by the sport as a young and promising athlete almost walking away from the sport on several occasions, overcoming a significant 17 and half cm calf tear to get back to the top of the sport, Vicky’s top 3 injury tips and Top 3 running tips.  Plus Vicky shares around why strength and conditioning in gym work remains such a critical path for athletic preparations. Vicky is a real character and you will really enjoy Vicky’s sharings.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    211: BONUS Lockdown Episode: Jake & Zane Robertson-Fastest twins in history

    211: BONUS Lockdown Episode: Jake & Zane Robertson-Fastest twins in history

    One of the things that came out of this conversation with Jake and Zane Robertson is the dangers and frustrations of constantly being compared as identical twin brothers.  So the risk of adding fuel to the fire Jake and Zane Robertson’s PB’s are red-hot. Between them they boast oceanic records as follows: Jake 10km oceanic record 27:28, 10,000m 27:32, half marathon 59:57. Zane oceanic marathon record 2:08:19 and half marathon 59:47 and 10km 27:28.
    There’s a lot more to Jake and Zane Robertson than PB’S and that's some of what we delve into on this episode.  
    During this episode we cover the early days, training principles, running hills, training failures, training successes periodising training, approaching marathons, training blocks, fuelling for performance and the hard eating questions around pancakes, basketball and Tupac.
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    • 1 hr 15 min

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