202 episodes

Author and Triathlon Coach, Matt Dixon, will empower and educate you to integrate sport into life in order to reach your athletic potential because, it is through the lens of athletic potential, that you reach your human potential.

In addition to topics such as planning your fitness into a time-starved life, the show will provide in-depth interviews, advice, and insight into optimizing your health, work, and life performance, along with the critical habits and approaches that facilitate the success of some of the world's top performers across many disciplines.

Purple Patch Podcast Matt Dixon

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

Author and Triathlon Coach, Matt Dixon, will empower and educate you to integrate sport into life in order to reach your athletic potential because, it is through the lens of athletic potential, that you reach your human potential.

In addition to topics such as planning your fitness into a time-starved life, the show will provide in-depth interviews, advice, and insight into optimizing your health, work, and life performance, along with the critical habits and approaches that facilitate the success of some of the world's top performers across many disciplines.

    Thinking of Doing a Training Camp? Here are Five Components of a Successful Camp Experience

    Thinking of Doing a Training Camp? Here are Five Components of a Successful Camp Experience

    You head off to a beautiful destination with bike, wetsuit, and running shoes packed and ready to go where you will spend multiple days in a lush destination without the distraction of work, family, and other life priorities. You are officially immersed in solid training with days and nights filled with multisport activity, food, and camaraderie.
    Are you at a classic training camp, or are you having a training experience? Should you return from a camp feeling accomplished, but completely exhausted and overcooked? In fact, What should you look for coming out of this week and how can you judge whether it was a "success" or not?
    Today, Matt outlines your pathway to a successful training camp experience - one that leaves you feeling invigorated and sets you up for a successful season. He discusses:
    The difference between a training camp and a training experience or getaway with some buddies
    The value of a camp and why you should consider attending one to support your training
    Five components of a successful training camp
    How to judge the success of the camp, especially as you navigate through your season
    A training camp doesn't guarantee or produce magic results. It is the successful application of the lessons you learn and implement that produce that magic.
    Educate and execute.
    Then come home and implement.
    That is your pathway to training camp success.
    Episode Timestamps
    0:00-02:58 Welcome, Episode Introduction, and a word from our sponsor, Inside Tracker - use code PURPLEPATCHPRO25 for 25% in the InsideTracker Store.
    02:58-06:55 Squaddie Update - Run and Bike Squad are launching and it's not too late to hop on the interest list. Visit PurplePatchFitness.com
    06:55-15:47 Word of the Week - Vaccine Part Deux
    15:55 The Meat and Potatoes - Five Components of a Successful Training Camp Experience
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    Bike and Run Squad Launching in January 2022. Email info@purplepatchfitness.com for information, or hop on the preview lists below.
    Bike Squad Interest List
    Run Squad Interest List
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

    • 42 min
    Reimagine Your Run to Get the Results You Want

    Reimagine Your Run to Get the Results You Want

    If you are a ‘repeat offender’ with running niggles and injuries... If you are frustrated with a plateau of results... Or, if perhaps you are simply intimidated by running and believe it just isn’t a sport for you, then today’s show can change everything - for the good.
    Matt outlines a clear path to demystify and rewrite your approach to run training that will reduce injury risk, amplify the fun, and forge a path to the results you want.
    In order to rewrite the narrative around run training, Matt first describes the challenges of the single-sport approach to running, including:
    High-risk of injury
    Limited levers to pull if you are sidelined
    It is tough to nail the BEST value training sessions
    As a result, many runners slug through their miles with poor form, ever-increasing cost, a miserable attitude, higher trauma, and greater injury risk. No wonder folks become disenchanted and lose confidence in the process.
    Part two of the episode outline the solution - A Reimagined Multisport Approach to Running:
    The four components of a successful multisport approach to running
    Keys to putting the four components into action
    Be warned: To embrace and adopt this approach will require bravery and the courage to do it differently than the books, go against the grain of common perceptions, and even against the well-meaning voices of your more experienced friends who are likely to poo-poo the approach.
    This isn’t a quick hit. It is going to take patience, but you will improve, enjoy the journey more, and be in a better position to stay healthy. 
    Let’s do it, team.
     
    Episode Resources:
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    Bike and Run Squad Launching in January 2022. Email info@purplepatchfitness.com for information, or hop on the preview lists below.
    Bike Squad Interest List
    Run Squad Interest List
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

    • 53 min
    Fitness is Broken - Create Your Longterm Pathway to Success

    Fitness is Broken - Create Your Longterm Pathway to Success

    Fitness. Is. Broken.
    Way to start off the new year on a high note, right?
    It's true, though, and most of us are acutely aware. We are frustrated, challenged, and confused with how best to pursue fitness, performance, and a platform of health.
    You can ignore the fitness nuts and health gurus - you know the ones – that post the promoted wonderful life that they capture while failing to actually live it? Yeah, those folks.
    Today's episode will set you up with a solid pathway to success and rewrite the script on how to improve with no quick fixes, voodoo supplements, or fad diets.
    Matt discusses:
    What is wrong with the health and fitness market?
    Why the evangelism and short-term strategies of the fitness industries are actually making us more unhealthy
    What you need and want, perhaps without realizing, in your journey to health, energy, and improvement
    The KEY components of what every successful performance/fitness and health program needs for success.
    When you understand and employ the key components of a successful performer, you won’t create a quick fix and you likely won’t be in a "before and after" picture for 6 -week abs.
    But you WILL have:
    A much better chance of enjoying yourself with a commitment to life
    A sense of logic, control, understanding around your performance journey
    More predictable and stable energy
    Most importantly, you will stick with it and you will thrive.
     
    Episode Timestamps
    0:00-04:20 Welcome, Episode Introduction, and a word from our sponsor, Inside Tracker - use code PURPLEPATCHPRO25 for 25% in the InsideTracker Store.
    04:25-08:40 Squaddie Update - Train with Purple Patch in 2022 - Run and Bike Squad Launch in January 2021. Learn more below.
    08:40-14:20 Word of the Week - 200 - We've hit the 200 episode mark! Thanks to all of the listeners for following, rating, and sharing the show
    14:30 Fitness is Broken
     
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    Bike and Run Squad Launching in January 2022. Email info@purplepatchfitness.com for information, or hop on the preview lists below.
    Bike Squad Interest List
    Run Squad Interest List
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Performance Lessons from 2021

    Performance Lessons from 2021

    As we round out the year, Matt takes time to reflect on the biggest performance lessons we've learned in 2021 that you'll be able to carry into your 2022 season planning.
    It's also a chance to share how Purple Patch will continue to apply these lessons to expand and enhance our programming and global community.
    Matt's Biggest Performance Lessons include:
    Athletes benefit greatly from mixing it up
    Accountability and Community are vital
    Human connection and real coaching interaction amplify your performance
    Embrace the journey
    Know your North Star - your "why"
    Do the right thing
    2021 can certainly be labeled a year of emergence as we started on a quest to return to normal as best as we possibly could. While we're certainly not out of the woods, we hope you'll be able to use these lessons and apply them to your own performance journey in work, sport, and life.
    0:00-02:30 Welcome, Episode Introduction, and a word from our sponsor, Inside Tracker - use code PURPLEPATCHPRO25 for 25% in the InsideTracker Store.
    02:30-06:50 Squaddie Update - Run and Bike Squad Launch in January 2022
    06:50-10:30 Word of the Week - Daddy Long Legs
    10:30 Performance Lessons in 2021
     
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    Bike and Run Squad Launching in January 2022. Email info@purplepatchfitness.com for information, or hop on the preview lists below.
    Bike Squad Interest List
    Run Squad Interest List
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

    • 39 min
    Rest is Action

    Rest is Action

    Successful athletes and performance enthusiasts tend to be intrinsically motivated and the hard work, such as tough training sessions, big miles, or breakthrough days provides instant gratification and validation.
    It is a massive reward to complete a tough training camp. It feels good to produce your best running splits. You get energized from accomplishing something you may believe improbable. It is why we often say ‘Hard work is the easy thing.' Of course, it's not easy, but it is the thing that creates an appreciation of progress, improvement, and confidence-building.
    So where does recovery fit in, especially if we don't get that feeling of "instant gratification?" Most of us understand the role and importance of recovery, but few are really good at embracing it. In fact, most driven athletes don’t even like it because it doesn't always breed confidence - at least in the short term.
    Today, Matt outlines the importance of recovery and why, believe it or not, REST IS ACTION.
    What is the role of recovery in your training? What does rest actually accomplish?
    Why is recovery a long-term investment in your performance?
    How should you incorporate active rest in your training, especially now in the post-season/holiday break?
    And, when and how should you re-engage with regular structure?
    Pulling back from hard work and integrating some easy days is not easy. It is even tougher when you see or hear about your peers or competition out there working hard while you, as they say, laze about.
    Rest is action. It isn’t passive, lazy, or simply designed to recharge the batteries. It takes big-picture planning, pragmatism, and a commitment to the longer-term journey. THIS is why it takes courage.
    0:00-03:38 Welcome, Episode Introduction, and a word from our sponsor, Inside Tracker - use code PURPLEPATCHPRO25 for 25% in the InsideTracker Store.
    03:38-08:30 Squaddie Update - Exclusive Run Squad and Bike Squad Launching in January to first 50 athletes. Email info@purplepatchfitness.com to get on the list to be the first to find out when it opens.
    08:30-10:40 Word of the Week - Us
    10:50 The Meat and Potatoes - Rest is Action
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    Bike and Run Squad Launching in January 2022. Email info@purplepatchfitness.com for questions, or hop on the interest lists below:
    Bike Squad Interest List
    Run Squad Interest List
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

    • 47 min
    Taking on IRONMAN in a Time-Starved Life

    Taking on IRONMAN in a Time-Starved Life

    IRONMAN.
    Perhaps you have done one already but would love to do better. Maybe you are inspired to give it a crack, but not really sure if you are up to the task, or perhaps you are thinking, "I could never do that with my hectic life schedule."
    Today's episode will:
    Break down the myths and perceptions that often send time-starved hopefuls down the wrong path of their IRONMAN journey
    Outline a method to ensure that a successful journey to IRONMAN doesn’t equal obsession, fatigue, and destruction of the other important parts of life.
    Help build a framework of training to prepare you to be successful, but also improve your health, performance across other parts of life, and enable you to actually ENJOY the journey.
    It is a fact. IRONMAN is a personal challenge that requires great commitment, logistical considerations, and training. Your journey will include plenty of obstacles, adversity, and setbacks, BUT it doesn't have to come at the expense of every other aspect of your life. In fact, IRONMAN training can enhance your life if done properly.
    Today, Matt outlines how.
    0:00-02:35 Welcome, Episode Introduction, and a word from our sponsor, Inside Tracker - use code PURPLEPATCHPRO25 for 25% in the InsideTracker Store.
    02:35-06:50 Squaddie Update - Live and Video on Demand Coaching and Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    06:50-10:30 Word of the Week - Dena
    10:30 IRONMAN in a Time-Starved Life
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch- Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    The Definitive Guide to Your First IRONMAN - Purple Patch Blog
    Purple Patch Swim Analysis
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program
    Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming
    Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events
    Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Genevene ,

Podcasts

Thank you Matt and Purple Patch team. I thoroughly live listening to the podcasts, especially episode 103: adult onset swimming. I’ve just learnt in the last 5 years. I’m 43, wife and a mother to 3 children. I’m a homemade triathlete who “tries hard”. Thank you so much!!

Troy Antony ,

Invaluable

Hi Matt, thanks so much for this swimming episode. PRICELESS! Really love your podcasts and have read both your books several times. Keep the meat n potatoes coming mate! Cheers Troy

buey87 ,

5 stars all round

I have been involved in triathlon for just over 12 months now and I’ve learnt more in 4 weeks listening to Matt then I did in rest of the time. Great mix of knowledge from himself and the guests he brings on.

Keep it up 🙏🙏

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