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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
    • 4.8 • 88 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.

    Nutrition Case Study: Fueling For the Elite Amateur Athlete

    Nutrition Case Study: Fueling For the Elite Amateur Athlete

    In Part 3 of the Purple Patch series on performance nutrition, Matt Dixon, along with leading performance nutritionist, Scott Tindal, lift the veil on nutrition and fueling with nutrition case studies around real-life Purple Patch athletes.
    The goal for all? To frame a smarter common-sense approach to nutrition and fueling in order to build a long-term platform of health and resilience.
    This final case study is centered around the elite amateur triathlete, Andy Williams. Like many triathletes, Andy is seeking top-level performance in all areas of his life, with his primary goal being an IRONMAN World Championship qualification.
    His first few attempts had been disastrous, but all-too-common for many multisport athletes. He's gone from GI distress from overconsumption to bonking because of underconsumption. Like many, prior to working with Purple Patch and FuelIn, Andy didn't have a grasp on his eating and fueling habits. He didn't know his sweat rate, body composition, amount of fuel he should be taking in, and what types of food he should prioritize around training and racing.
    This led to confusion and paralysis, dangerous experimentation, frustration, and poor results relative to training potential.
    With the guidance of Scott and Matt, Andy developed strategies around:
    His Baseline numbers - knowing exactly where he was starting from and where he needed to be
    Repeated testing and nutrition practice in stressful training situations to mimic hard race conditions
    Hot Water Immersion and/or Sauna protocols for heat acclimation
    Better organization and specificity around his eating and nutrient timing for energy management, hunger control, and body composition.
    In this discovery process, Andy upskilled his knowledge, felt empowered and confident during races, and achieved his goal of qualifying for both the 70.3 and IRONMAN World Championships.
    This work included no voodoo science, no magic elixirs, and no secrets. As you'll hear, the only requirements were a massive desire to learn, organization around habits, and repetitively applying that knowledge.
    0:00-04:05 Welcome and Episode Introduction
    04:06-07:40 Squaddie Update - Upcoming Events include a Discussion with Inside Tracker, a Live IRONMAN Florida Course Overview, and a public webinar on the topic, "So You Want to Do Your First IRONMAN." All are encouraged to register at the links below
    07:45-11:40 Word of the Week - "Strong" - Join Matt on his Strength Journey
    11:45 Meat and Potatoes with Scott Tindal - Andy Williams and the Elite Amateur Triathlete
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our new collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    Building Your Platform of Health - A Discussion with Inside Tracker - October 21st at 3:00 pm PST
    IRONMAN Florida - Course Overview and Insights - October 26th at 5:00 pm PST
    So, You Want to Do An IRONMAN? Live with Matt Dixon - November 16th at 5:00 pm PST
    Dial-in YOUR Fueling with Purple Patch Comprehensive Nutrition Programming
    FuelIn Programming
    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

    • 48 min
    Shore Up Your Weaknesses

    Shore Up Your Weaknesses

    As you shift away from the demands of racing in 2021, it is the prime time to focus on improving your weaknesses.
    Why Now? This is time because overall training stress is much lower and you’re not under a burden to chase fitness for races.
    Coach Matt Dixon (with a little help from his silent sidekick, Barry) discusses converting your weaknesses to strengths and turning your liabilities into performance improvements in 2022 and beyond.
    In this episode, he centers his advice around three commonly identified weaknesses:
    Being Constantly Prone to Injury and Niggles
    Adult-Onset Swimming Weakness and Fears
    Running Weakness
    Remember, addressing any of your weaknesses takes courage as well as a long-term lens on your performance.
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our new collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    Building your Platform of Health: A Discussion with InsideTracker - October 21st at 3:00pm PST
    IRONMAN Florida: Free LIVE Course Overview and Insights with Matt Dixon - October 26th at 5:00pm PST
    So You Want to Do An IRONMAN - Live with Matt Dixon - November 9th at 5:00pm PST
    Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching
    Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program

    • 56 min
    Nutrition Case Study - Fueling For the Mid-50s Executive Time-Starved Athlete

    Nutrition Case Study - Fueling For the Mid-50s Executive Time-Starved Athlete

    In Part 2 of the Purple Patch series on performance nutrition, Matt Dixon, along with leading performance nutritionist, Scott Tindal, lift the veil on nutrition and fueling with nutrition case studies around real-life Purple Patch athletes.
    The goal? To frame a smarter common-sense approach to nutrition in order to build a long-term platform of health and resilience.
    This case study is centered around Purple Patch athlete, Pat Romano. Pat is the CEO of Chargepoint and a dedicated husband and father. He has been a consistent high-performing Purple Patch athlete for over 10 years.
    The mission with Pat is simple: How can we help him still excel in sports performance as he starts heading towards his late 50s? And, how can he continue to thrive in energy and health to enable him to be the best leader and father he can be?
    Matt and Pat developed strategies around:
    Endurance Programming around getting stronger and faster
    Doubling Down on Strength and Conditioning work
    Emphasis and Recommitment on Nutrition and Fueling - Are there any stones unturned in his approach to nutrition?
    Today, Matt and Scott walk you through the discovery process, diagnosis, and strategies for Pat's success including his best-ever performance at Oregon 70.3.
    0:00-07:30 Welcome and Episode Introduction
    07:30-11:20 Squaddie Update - FREE LIVE Webinar with Matt Dixon and Inside Tracker 
    11:25-14:35 Word of the Week - "Remarkable" 
    14:45 Meat and Potatoes with Scott Tindal - Pat Romano
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our new collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    Building Your Platform of Health - A Discussion with Inside Tracker - October 21st at 3:00pm PST
    Dial in YOUR Fueling with Purple Patch Comprehensive Nutrition Programming
    Read Pat Romano's Full Athlete Case Study
    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

    • 52 min
    A Peek Into The Future of Purple Patch and How We Will Amplify Your Performance

    A Peek Into The Future of Purple Patch and How We Will Amplify Your Performance

    What do you look for in a training program or group? What qualities will amplify your performance?
    Of course, you want a smart and progressive training plan throughout the season, but at Purple Patch, we believe there is so much more than just a "beef stew" of workouts.
    Matt and the team at Purple Patch want you to thrive in sport and life, develop great supporting habits around your training, and build a platform of accountability, feedback, and community.
    So, what is Purple Patch doing to deliver on this mission? How are we planning to evolve? And, most importantly, how will you benefit from these additions?
    Matt reveals what Purple Patch Fitness has planned over the coming year - how we're going to build on the massive success of 2021 and help athletes and fitness enthusiasts thrive, shine, and find great performance in sport and life.
    We are evolving in three main areas:
    Help more people through Bike and Run Squad programming
    Better Measure Progress and Gains through Habit Creation with Inside Tracker
    Improve Coach and Community Connectivity via live coached workouts, athlete watch-parties, improved education tracks, swim analysis, and more.
    Yes, it's a peek behind the curtain, but also a description of programming, tools, and inspiration to help you chart your own progress through the coming season.
    As always, if you'd like to learn more or have a conversation about our community, reach out at info@purplepatchfitness.com.
    0:00-03:40 Welcome and Episode Introduction
    03:40-06:25 Who the Bleeding ‘Eck Are You - Cliff Merritt
    06:25-10:15 Squaddie Update - Join Matt in a Commitment to Strength Training
    10:20 Meat and Potatoes: Purple Patch Fitness- A Look into the Future of Comprehensive Training for Sport and Life
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our new collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    Gain Access to our Recent Webinar on Post-Season: The Secret To Your Best Year Ever
    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
    So, You Want to Qualify for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships?

    So, You Want to Qualify for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships?

    Coming off of a successful IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships where 85 Purple Patch athletes qualified, Coach Matt Dixon looks back at this event and shares insights and athlete stories of goal setting, habit creation, community, resilience, and success.
    He then outlines four components that are critical for you to achieve your success, especially if you, too, look to qualify at some point.
    0:00-05:45 Welcome and Episode Introduction
    5:45- 09:00 Squaddie Update - September 29th FREE LIVE Webinar with Matt Dixon - season planning questions, nail your off-season
    09:05-12:39 Who the Bleeding ‘Eck Are You - Phillip Faulkner
    14:45 Meat and Potatoes - So, You Want to Qualify for 70.3 Worlds?
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our new collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    September 29th LIVE Q&A with Matt Dixon - Post-Season: The Secret To Your Best Year Ever
    Phillip Faulkner's Team in Training Donation Facebook Page
    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 1 min
    Nutrition Case Study - Fueling For the Female Perimenopausal Athlete

    Nutrition Case Study - Fueling For the Female Perimenopausal Athlete

    Matt revisits the popular subject of performance nutrition. Together, with leading performance nutritionist, Scott Tindal, they kick-start a miniseries of nutrition case studies around real-life Purple Patch athletes.
    The goal? To frame a smarter common-sense approach to nutrition in order to build a long-term platform of health and resilience.
    This first case study is centered around Purple Patch athlete, Ann Neir. Ann is a high-level executive and high-performing triathlete. She's also navigating the waters of perimenopause, which is having an effect on energy, training, and daily life activities.
    In working on her nutrition with Scott Tindal, they hope to uncover and address deficiencies that may be prohibiting her from reaching potential in sport, work, and life. She, of course, wants to thrive in all areas and today Matt and Scott walk you through her discovery process, diagnosis, and strategies for success.
    0:00-04:24 Welcome and Episode Introduction
    04:24-06:20 Who the Bleeding ‘Eck Are You - James Harrington - 1st Overall at IRONMAN Wisconsin
    06:22-10:45 Squaddie Update - September 29th FREE LIVE Webinar with Matt Dixon - season planning questions, nail your off-season
    10:45 Meat and Potatoes with Scott Tindal - Ann Neir
    Episode Resources
    This episode is sponsored by our new collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 25% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO25
    September 29th LIVE Q&A with Matt Dixon - Post-Season: The Secret To Your Best Year Ever
    Episode Webpage
    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

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Alister from Edinburgh ,

Dr Seiler!

Now you’re spoiling us

Andewbmk ,

A very good show now spoilt by to much too much self promotion or advertising

I’ve been listening to the shows since the podcast started but I gave up on three shows ago No 185 after listening to 20 minutes of self promotion and promotion of the quest the No 186 I listen 10 minutes before I lost patience with the self promotion and teasers about what might be in the show. This weeks seems to entirely about purple patch. I do appreciate that one of the reasons for the podcast is to introduce the Purple Patch business so there is a trade off but these last few shows have just been irritating. I hope it reverts to its previous balance

Dan_2020-Garrity ,

Best podcast out there.

This is a fantastic podcast. You learn so much. Not just about triathlon but how those lesson transfer into life management skills.

Incredible

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