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The Greg Bennett Show

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 233 episodes, 5 days, 16 hours, 27 minutes
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Are you someone who loves to learn from the best? That’s what The Greg Bennett Show is all about. In The Greg Bennett Show, Greg Bennett chats with the world’s greatest athletes and high-performers to find out how they got to the top of the world and how are they able to sustain it. In each of The Greg Bennett Show episodes, incredible stories are shared and we’ll dive deep into topics ranging from – building a strong team to Sleep and recovery to optimizing Training and competition everything in between. Join Greg Bennett, former world number one Triathlete for some inspiring and entertaining stories.
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Nick Jonsson: Mastering Endurance in Sport & Leadership

Join me on "The Greg Bennett Show" as I sit down with Nick Jonsson, an extraordinary figure who seamlessly bridges the worlds of extreme sports and executive leadership. As an Ironman World Athlete and the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Executives' Global Network, Nick has cultivated a platform that not only supports business leaders but also champions mental health through his best-selling book on executive loneliness. This episode delves into Nick's dual passions for triathlon and leadership, exploring how the discipline from Ironman training enhances his professional effectiveness and personal resilience. We'll uncover the origins of his triathlon journey, his strategies for balancing rigorous training with executive responsibilities, and how these experiences have shaped his approach to leadership. Nick also shares his insights on building mental toughness and maintaining cognitive clarity through the physical demands of endurance sports. Listen in as Nick discusses the inspiration behind his pivotal work in mental health, the creation of "Executive Loneliness," and the impact of his advocacy. Whether you're an athlete, executive, or anyone in between, this episode is packed with valuable lessons on pushing limits, overcoming obstacles, and living with purpose.
6/10/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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Troy Taylor, Snr. Dir. of Performance Innovation at Tonal: Blending High-Performance Sport with Next-Gen Fitness Tech

Join us on "The Greg Bennett Show" as we delve into a fascinating conversation with Troy Taylor, a visionary in the realm of high-performance sport and innovative fitness technology. As the Senior Director of Performance Innovation at Tonal, Troy brings a wealth of experience from his involvement in seven Olympic Games and his pivotal role at U.S. Ski & Snowboard. In this episode, Troy shares his journey through the echelons of sports science and into the cutting edge of fitness technology with Tonal, a revolutionary home fitness system that combines AI with robust strength training tools to offer personalized workouts. We explore how Tonal's advanced data analytics are reshaping what it means to train effectively, making elite-level fitness insights accessible right from the comfort of home. Listen as Troy discusses the challenges and triumphs of translating high-performance athletic training into everyday fitness solutions, the future of personalized training programs powered by AI, and how these technologies are not only enhancing athletic performance but also revolutionizing health and longevity for everyone. Whether you’re an athlete, tech enthusiast, or fitness newbie, this episode offers a rare glimpse into the future of fitness, blending high-tech solutions with practical applications to optimize human potential. Dive into the world where technology meets athleticism, and discover how the landscapes of health, sport, and business are evolving in exciting new ways.
6/4/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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Golden Reflections: Olympic Triathlon Legends - Simon Whitfield, Hamish Carter, Jan Frodeno, and Alistair Brownlee. on Glory, Growth, and Paris 2024

Join us for a landmark episode of "The Greg Bennett Show" as we reunite four of triathlon's greatest Olympic gold medalists: Simon Whitfield, Hamish Carter, Jan Frodeno, and Alistair Brownlee. In this special gathering, each legend shares the intense emotions and pivotal moments leading up to their iconic Olympic victories, providing a rare glimpse into the mindset of a champion.  As we navigate through their storied careers, our guests tackle a poignant listener question about the highs and lows of Olympic glory and discuss the profound personal and professional impacts of their successes. Looking forward to the Paris 2024 Olympics, Simon, Hamish, Jan, and Alistair make their predictions for the men's, women's, and team events, and offer sage advice for athletes on the cusp of competing on the world's biggest stage.  This episode doesn't just delve into past triumphs; it explores how these champions are paving the way for future generations, continuing to influence the sport through commentary and advocacy, and continuous involvement in the triathlon community.  Tune in for an inspiring journey through Olympic history and insights into the future of triathlon, all from the athletes who have stood atop the podium and know what it takes to achieve the pinnacle of sports excellence. Whether you're a triathlon enthusiast, an aspiring Olympian, or a fan of incredible sports stories, this episode is a masterclass in resilience, strategy, and the enduring spirit of the Olympic athlete. 
5/27/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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Fueling the Distance: Alex Larson on Optimal Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Join us on The Greg Bennett Show for an insightful discussion with Alex Larson, a dietitian and nutrition coach dedicated to revolutionizing the way endurance athletes fuel their performance. In this episode, Alex delves into common mistakes athletes make in their diets, the transformative power of proper nutrition, and the effectiveness of various macro-focused diets in endurance sports. Discover the impact of tailored nutrition strategies that draw upon both modern research and ancestral health principles to enhance athletic performance. Alex provides an in-depth look at how historical eating habits can inform today’s dietary practices, helping athletes achieve their peak potential. Whether you're a seasoned triathlete or a weekend warrior, this conversation is packed with practical advice on optimizing your fueling strategy for better energy, recovery, and competitive edge. Tune in to learn how to nourish your body for the long haul and pick up actionable tips to elevate your training and racing experiences.
5/20/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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Craig Alexander: A Triathlon Legend's Journey Through Family Resilience

In this profoundly inspiring episode of "The Greg Bennett Show," we sit down with triathlon royalty, Craig Alexander, a three-time Ironman World Champion known affectionately as Crowie. Beyond his legendary status in the world of endurance sports, Craig is a devoted family man, whose recent personal challenges have brought to light the true strength and resilience that define him. Today, we explore a deeply personal narrative that extends beyond the racecourses and into the heart of his family. Craig opens up about a harrowing ordeal that has profoundly impacted their lives—his son Austin's sudden stroke at just 13 years old during a track event, leading to severe paralysis. This episode delves into the intense emotional and physical journey that followed, highlighting Austin's incredible fight to regain mobility and the family's unwavering support through months of rehabilitation. Craig shares the profound lessons in resilience and adaptation he's learned through this ordeal, lessons that transcend the discipline of triathlon and speak to the core of human endurance. We discuss the critical role of community support, the therapeutic effects of sports, and how his family has navigated the complexities of recovery with grace and determination. Whether you're a fan of triathlon, a supporter of overcoming adversity, or someone who cherishes powerful stories of human spirit, this conversation with Craig Alexander offers a compelling look at what it means to endure, adapt, and thrive against the odds. Join us as we uncover the personal side of a sports legend, whose life lessons extend far beyond the finish line.
5/13/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tim Heming: Decoding Triathlon's Evolution and Forecasting its Future

Join us on "The Greg Bennett Show" for an insightful conversation with Tim Heming, a seasoned sportswriter whose expertise spans two decades in the world of endurance sports. As a pivotal voice in triathlon journalism, Tim has tracked the sport from its humble beginnings to its Olympic heights, offering a unique perspective on its evolution and the athletes who define it. In this episode, Tim delves into the changes he's witnessed in the storytelling of triathlon, the development of the sport, and the critical issues that shape its discourse today. We explore the "State of the Union" of triathlon, discussing its past, present, and what Tim predicts for its future amid emerging trends and new challenges. We also tackle the complexities of the current major triathlon series, including Ironman, SuperTri, and the T100 series, assessing their impact on both professional and amateur athletes. Tim shares his thoughts on the contract dynamics within these events and their influence on the sport's integrity and accessibility. With the Paris Olympics looming, Tim offers his predictions for the triathlon events, highlighting athletes to watch and the potential outcomes of the men's, women's, and mixed relay races. He also forecasts the upcoming seasons for iconic events like Kona and the Ironman series, providing insights into what fans and competitors can expect. Whether you're a triathlon enthusiast, an athlete, or just love diving deep into the dynamics of sports, this conversation with Tim Heming will enrich your understanding of where triathlon stands today and where it's headed. Tune in for a deep dive into the heart of triathlon with one of the sport's most respected journalists.
5/6/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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Scott Tindal Unveils Triathlon GOAT Jan Frodeno's New Nutrition Strategy with Fuelin

Dive into a captivating conversation on The Greg Bennett Show with Scott Tindal, the mastermind behind Fuelin, as we explore groundbreaking nutrition strategies in the world of elite sports. In this episode, we're thrilled to discuss the exciting news of triathlon legend Jan Frodeno's recent partnership with Fuelin, revealing how this collaboration is set to elevate his performance to new heights. Scott shares the insider details of what Fuelin is all about and how its app is revolutionizing athlete nutrition. We delve into practical fueling tips for triathletes, tackling common challenges like managing jetlag and optimizing energy during peak training and race days. Listeners will gain valuable insights into personalized nutrition coaching that Scott has perfected over decades, working with top athletes across various disciplines. Plus, don't miss out on exclusive advice directly from a leading nutrition expert on how to enhance your dietary habits to support rigorous training schedules. As a special bonus for our listeners, Scott is offering a 30% discount on Fuelin services. Simply visit Fuelin.com/GBS and use the promo code GBS30 to unlock your savings and start transforming your performance today. Join us for this enlightening episode as we uncover the secrets to successful athlete nutrition and get a peek into the future of sports performance with Scott Tindal.
4/29/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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Cam Wurf: Olympic Rower to Pro Cycling and Ironman Phenom

Join us on "The Greg Bennett Show" as we catch up with Cam Wurf, a truly extraordinary athlete who has excelled in rowing, triathlon, and professional cycling. From Olympic rower to Ironman champion and cycling powerhouse with Team INEOS, Cam's versatility and relentless drive have made him a standout figure in every discipline he tackles. In this episode, Cam takes us on a riveting journey through his sporting career, sharing insights from his time on the Olympic rowing team to his surprising transitions into triathlon and the elite world of pro cycling. Discover how he juggles competing at the highest levels in both cycling and triathlon, his approach to training, and his experiences with Team INEOS. We delve into Cam's unique perspective on resilience, adaptation, and the mental challenges of competing globally. Learn about his strategic choices in races, his thoughts on the evolving landscape of endurance sports, and his plans for the future. Whether you're a sports enthusiast or just love a good story of ambition and perseverance, this conversation with Cam Wurf is not to be missed. Tune in to hear from a man who continues to redefine the limits of human endurance and inspire athletes around the world.
4/22/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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Alex Keith - World Renowned Olympic Chiropractor and Bodywork specialist. From Olympic champions to Entertainment legends!

Join us on The Greg Bennett Show as we dive deep into the fascinating world of Dr. Alex Keith, a chiropractor whose hands have brought relief and recovery to Olympic champions and entertainment moguls alike. From the intense competitive arenas of triathlon and the Olympics to the high-energy world of rock and roll, Dr. Keith's career is a testament to his remarkable skill and versatility. In this episode, we explore his journey into triathlon, his pivotal role with the USA Triathlon team at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and the unique transition to working with the legendary Jimmy Buffett. Dr. Keith shares stories from behind the scenes, common injuries he's encountered among elite athletes, preventative measures for optimal health, and the unforgettable experiences of working alongside music icons. Whether it's fostering peak performance in athletes or ensuring entertainers can give their all on stage, Dr. Keith's insights into wellness, resilience, and the importance of body management are invaluable. Sit back and enjoy as two old friends, Greg Bennett and Dr. Alex Keith, share laughs, lessons learned, and a few surprises along the way.
4/15/20241 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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Sebastian Kienle - An Ironman World Champion Legend's Final Lap

In this captivating episode of The Greg Bennett Show, I sit down with the legendary Sebastian Kienle, a name synonymous with triathlon greatness. As we reflect on Sebi's illustrious career, we delve into the highlights and pivotal moments that defined his journey from a passionate young athlete to a world-renowned champion. Kienle shares the emotional and inspiring story behind his decision to retire, revisiting favorite races from his farewell tour, and the profound impact of his final year in professional triathlon.   Sebi opens up about the highs and lows, the lessons learned, and the wisdom gained through decades of competition. We explore the transition to life after professional sports, the challenges and discoveries of stepping away from competition, and how he plans to remain connected to the triathlon community.   Join us as Sebastian Kienle, with his characteristic humility and insight, offers invaluable advice to aspiring triathletes and reflects on the legacy he hopes to leave behind. Through stories of resilience, triumph, and the relentless pursuit of excellence, this episode is a tribute to a true triathlon icon. Don't miss this deep dive into the heart and soul of one of the sport's greatest athletes right here on The Greg Bennett Show.
4/8/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 49 seconds
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Greg Bennett - Unleashing Potential and Mastering the Art of Living with Purpose

In this unique episode of "The Greg Bennett Show," I take a moment to step back and engage directly with you, the listener. As we close out the first quarter of the year, it's the perfect time to reflect on where we are and where we're heading. Today, I'm diving deep into the essence of living with purpose, understanding who we are, and embracing the resilience within us. Inspired by our Fireside Friday Conversations, we'll explore the valuable currency of time, the power of knowing your strengths, and the drive behind your passions. This episode is a heartfelt invitation to take control of your life, lean into opportunities, and never play the victim. From personal anecdotes to lessons from our diverse guests over the past three months, we'll unpack what it means to live intentionally and resiliently. We'll also tackle some thought-provoking questions from our listeners, covering topics from the difference between high performance and mastery, overcoming setbacks, and the unexpected lessons learned transitioning from a professional athlete to an entrepreneur. Celebrating our recent guests, we reflect on their contributions to our understanding of mental performance, resilience, entrepreneurship, and more. This roll call of inspirational figures includes Seth Pepper, Dr. Tommy Wood, Mathias Hecht, Trevor Hendy, Ronnie Schildknecht, Guy Leech, Beth Mckenzie, Imogen Simmonds, Joe Friel, Matt Hauser, David Tilbury-Davis, Olav Aleksander Bu, and Colin Cook. Plus, I'll share some of my favorite book and podcast recommendations that have influenced me profoundly. We'll even delve into my take on the current state of triathlon, the T100, and the entrepreneurial spirit required for professional athletes. As we wrap up, remember that your time is precious, and your potential is limitless. Let's commit to a journey of purposeful living, embracing every challenge and opportunity with resilience and joy. Here's to making every moment count and moving forward with intention and vigor.
4/1/202442 minutes, 24 seconds
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Colin Cook - Elite Triathlete, Peak Triathlon Coaching, Peak Recovery and Health Center, Top Gunz Elite Tri Team, NorthEast Multisport - Age Grouper for Life Podcast

Today, we're diving into the world of transformation, resilience, and the power of what endurance sports can do to somebody's life. From the icy rinks of collegiate hockey, to the grueling distances of Ironman Triathlon, our guest has navigated the waters of addiction and emerged not just as a competitor, but as a coach and as a guide to others. His journey is a testament to the human spirit's capacity to overcome and find purpose through adversity. He's now a remarkable coach, and a lead triathlete, and founder of several business and clubs, including Peak Triathlon Coaching, Peak Recovery and Health Center, Top Gunz Elite Tri Team, and NorthEast Multisport.   He's also the host of the Age Grouper For Life Podcast. He's competed in 19 Ironmans including 6 current Ironman World Champs, and has won the overall age group titles at numerous events. Welcome to The Greg Bennett Show, Colin Cook.
3/25/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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Olav Aleksander Bu - Arguably the Worlds Great Triathlon Coach -Coach to Olympic and multiple World Champion, Kristian Blummenfelt and Multiple World Champion and Kona record holder, Gustav Iden

Today's guest is arguably the world's greatest triathlon coach. His results have made the entire endurance world stop and take notice. With a profound impact on the sport, he has guided his athletes to the pinnacle of triathlon success, including Olympic glory, world championships across various distances, and record-shattering performances that have redefined what's possible in endurance sports. His analytical approach, combined with a relentless pursuit of knowledge has not only elevated the career of the world's top triathletes but has also inspired a broader conversation about the science and art of high performance coaching. Under his guidance, athletes have not just won; they have dominated, reshaping our understanding of preparation, strategy, and execution. From coaching the Olympic and Multiple World champion, Kristian Blummenfel to guiding Gustav Iden to Ironman World Championship victories, his influence spans the entire spectrum of triathlon. Today, we're diving into the mind of a coach who's reshaped the landscape of triathlon, strategic innovation, and the unyielding belief in the potential of his athletes. Welcome to The Greg Bennett Show, Olav Aleksander Bu.
3/18/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 43 seconds
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DavidTilbury-Davis - World, National Champion Coach - Coach to World #2 Ashleigh Gentle and many others

Today we're learning multitudes of superb information from a stupendous legendary triathlon sports coach. He's counted among the greatest in his field. He is a deeply profound individual and exhibits compassionate sensitivity amid athletes. He describes himself as a "behavioral change engineer", who aspires to help guide his athletes towards betterment, both athletically and as human beings. Welcome to The Greg Bennett Show, David Tilbury-Davis.
3/11/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 32 seconds
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Matt Hauser - Australian Multiple Olympic Triathlete - World Champion

Today, we're diving into the world of a remarkable athlete who has taken the triathlon world by storm. From clinching world titles as a junior to making waves on the global stage at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, the World Triathlon series, and the SuperTri series, his journey is nothing short of inspirational. He's battled through the highs and lows with the heart of a champion - Just watch the Super League Triathlon series in 2022, showing us what resilience, dedication, and sheer passion for the sport truly look like. An Australian powerhouse known for his fierce competitiveness, dominating swim, and incredible work ethic, he's not just a rising star - he's a force to be reckoned with, setting the pace for future generations. Welcome to the Greg Bennett Show, Matt Hauser.
3/4/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds
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Joe Friel - World Renowned Endurance Coach - Best Selling Author - CoFounder TrainingPeaks

Today, I'm joined by a true pioneer in the world of Triathlon and endurance sports coaching. A visionary who has shaped the training regime of amateur and professional athletes around the world for decades, his methods have stood the test of time, blending the art of coaching with the science of performance. He is the architect behind the Training Bible series and has penned the guide that countless cyclists, triathletes, and coaches have turned to. He's a co-founder of Training Peaks, one of the most innovative training software platforms in the world. A mentor to coaches and athletes alike, his impact on the endurance sports community is immeasurable. Welcome to the Greg Bennett Show, Joe Friel.
2/26/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 15 seconds
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Imogen Simmonds - Professional Swiss Triathlete - Multiple IM 70.3 podium

Today's guest is a remarkable talent in the world of triathlon, with an incredible resilience, perseverance, and tenacity, from her early days in Hong Kong to Switzerland, to academic excellence at The Imperial College, London. Her journey is a wonderful collection of marvelous experiences. She's a latecomer to the sport, but she's rapidly ascended to the pinnacle of long distance triathlon, amassing impressive varieties of winds and podium finishes, including two podiums at the 70.3 Ironman World Championships, one in Nice, France in 2019, and again in Lahti, Finland last year. Her universal consistency is truly amazing, and in 2023 she finished 9th on the PTO World Rankings. I'm confident we're going to see her push into the top 5 in the very near future.
2/19/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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Beth McKenzie - Multiple Ironman Champion - CEO & Co-Founder of Wyn Republic

Our guest is a phenomenal blend of athleticism, business acumen, and personal drive. As a former champion, she won Ironman Switzerland. This incredible athlete has transitioned from the triathlon world to making a significant mark in the business realm. She's a marathoner with a remarkable time of 2:37, a mother of two, and the visionary behind the stylish and sophisticated endurance sports clothing brand Wyn Republic. Welcome to The Greg Bennett Show, Beth.
2/12/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 51 seconds
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Guy Leech - World Surf Ironman Champion - 3 x Coolongatta Gold Champion - World Ocean Paddling Champion. - CEO & Founder Heart180

Today we're joined by a true Australian legend, a powerhouse in the world of Surf Ironman, a pioneer in health and fitness.   He's the king of long-distance Surf Ironman races, from the Uncle Toby's Super Series to winning the prestigious Coolangatta Gold three times. He won the World Surf Ironman Championships and the World Ocean Paddling Championship. He was dubbed Australia's Fittest Athlete by the Australian Institute of Sport. His journey spans from Surf Ironman, a short period of triathlons, to becoming a celebrated health advocate and a familiar face on Australian TV, now being the inspirational force behind Heart180.. Welcome to The Greg Bennett Show, Guy Leech.  
2/5/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ronnie Schildknecht - 11 x Ironman Champion - 9 x Ironman Switzerland Champion - Founder I-Ron Sports Management Agency

Today's guest is a powerhouse in the world of Triathlon, a Swiss legend with eleven Ironman victories to his name, including a record-breaking nine wins at Ironman Switzerland. From the duathlon world championship podium to a remarkable 4th place finish at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, he’s a man who’s left a permanent mark on the sport. Now, he's channeling his passion and experience into helping other athletes through his sports management agency I-Ron. So welcome to the Greg Bennett show, Ronnie Schildknecht!
1/29/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Trevor Hendy - Four-time Surf Ironman World Champion - Six-time Australian Champion - Life Coach - Mentor - Speaker

Today's guest is a true Australian legend, considered by many to be the world's greatest surf Ironman of all-time. A masterful surfer and life coaching guru, he transitioned from dominating the surf lifesaving universe to inspiring countless others in their personal journeys. He’s a four time World Surf Ironman Champion, six times Australian Surf Ironman Champion, and three times second. He also won the Uncle Toby's Super Series on four occasions. He was crowned a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996 for his services to surf lifesaving, and is a member of the Australian, Queensland, and Gold Coast Surf Lifesaving Halls of Fame. Television audiences during the 1990s watched in awe as this man smoked the competition and mastered the ocean. A truly inspiring feat.   Today, we’ll dive into his remarkable life.
1/22/20241 hour, 37 minutes
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Mathias Hecht - Ironman Champion - Sports Director Campus Sursee

Today's guest is an exceptional lifetime athlete. Hailing from Switzerland, his journey from a triathlete to a significant role as Sports Director at Campus Sursee is positively inspiring. He's lived and trained in Noosa, Australia, and Boulder, Colorado. During times of suffering, he punished himself away from the race track. It's wonderful to witness his evolution as he tackles new challenges. His story is a testament to dedication and passion. Welcome to the Greg Bennett show, Mathias Hecht!
1/15/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dr. Tommy Wood - Performing Under Suboptimal Conditions, Building Resilience, Hot Cold Therapy, Fasting, Goals and Visualizing, and Gratitude

Today's guest is a familiar voice on the show. He brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into human health, performance, and longevity. He has a background in biochemistry, medicine, physiology, and neuroscience.  But he's not just an academic, researcher, and professor but also an athlete who understands the practical side of human performance. He's been a guiding light in our quest for optimal health, discussing brain health, building resilience, ancestral living, and the nitty-gritty of hot and cold therapy, you name it!  So, Welcome back to The Greg Bennett Show, the brilliant, incredible Dr. Tommy Wood
1/8/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 7 seconds
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Seth Pepper - Unleashing the Power Within - A New Year’s Special

Today, we're diving into the New Year with a very special guest, someone who's no stranger to the show – a high-performance mental coach with a unique insight into the power of the mind. The last time he was here, we explored the depths of mental training and its profound impact. Today, we're taking it to the next level, perfect for setting the tone for a powerful new year.
1/1/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 44 seconds
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Greg sent you Greg Bennett - End Of Year, Christmas Message - Tools and Tactics to tackle 2024

Greg welcomes everyone to a special Christmas episode, inviting listeners to join him in reflection and anticipation of the year ahead. Setting the Tone: Greg expresses his joy at joining listeners wherever they are, sharing in the festive spirit. Recap of 2023 and Special Guests Year in Review: Greg highlights memorable guests from 2023, sharing insights and stories they brought to the show. Personal Connection: Greg reflects on the impact of various guests, mentioning key learnings and memorable quotes like Devan Kline’s “Execute over Epiphany,” and insights from other guests on resilience, confidence, and living with purpose.
12/25/202337 minutes, 17 seconds
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Taylor Spivey - Triathlon World Championship Podium - US Olympic hopeful

 Today's guest is a force to be reckoned with in the world of triathlon.  From her roots in surf lifesaving to becoming a standout star in the ITU World Triathlon Series and Super League Triathlon, her journey is a testament to talent, hard work, and perseverance.  She’s had some incredible highs and some tough lows in the sport, but she keeps showing up with intent. Consistently in the top 5 in any race she competes in, and on the World Rankings at the end of each year, she is a household name in the Triathlon Community. So, it's my absolute pleasure to welcome to the Greg Bennett show, the incredibly talented and inspiring, Taylor Spivey.
12/18/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 5 seconds
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Jan Van Berkel - Four-time Ironman Switzerland Champion - Muuvr Fitness App

Jan Van Berkel is a powerhouse in the world of triathlon. With an incredible journey that has seen him transition from the intensity of Olympic dreams to dominating the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 circuits, his story is one of persistence, passion, and triumph.  From the heartbreak of narrowly missing Olympic qualification to scaling the heights of IRONMAN Switzerland, winning the event four times, he's a testament to what endurance, both physical and mental, can achieve. He embodies the mantra of the show - “Success comes to those who endure one moment longer!”
12/11/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 50 seconds
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CEO and Co-Founder Burn Boot Camp - Former Professional Baseballer - Leader

Today's guest is a man who knows a thing or two about stepping up to the plate in more ways than one. He's gone from hitting home runs to creating life-changing experiences, trading the baseball diamond for the hustle of the entrepreneurial business world.  Alongside his wife and business partner, Morgan, he's crafted not just a brand, but a community stronghold with Burn Boot Camp. Starting from scratch, they've built an empire that pushes people to become the best versions of themselves, every single day.  From professional baseball to powerhouse business, he embodies what it means to pivot with purpose and passion. 
12/4/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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Simon Lessing - 5 time World Triathlon Champion - One of the GOAT Triathletes - Coach

Simon Lessing truly is a Triathlon Legend. Before we had Gomez, Frodeno, or the Brownlee Brothers, we had this man. If you ever debate who is the greatest of all time Triathlete, his name must be in the conversation.   Hailing from the shores of Cape Town, racing for Britain, and dominating the European and world circuits, his legacy is so remarkable that it has inspired a generation of triathletes. With five ITU World Championship titles, Nice long distance, a string of Ironman 70.3 victories, and a record-breaking performance at Ironman Lake Placid, wins at big nondrafting classics at Chicago and Alcatraz, and his domination of the French Iron Tour, his excellence in the sport is unquestioned. Beyond the race courses, his influence continues to shape the future of triathlon through his coaching endeavors. He was appointed an MBE in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to triathlon. When I look back at my career as an athlete, few have had this man's impact and sheer dominance.
11/27/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dan Lorang - Coach to the worlds greatest Triathletes, Jan Frodeno, Lucy Charles-Barclay, Anne Haug - Head of Performance Bora-Hansgrohe Cycling team

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Dan Lorang is one of the all-time greatest performance coaches in the world. His results speak for themselves. Both with the Men and women Kona Ironman World Champions, Grand Tour Cycling Champions, and the list goes on.  He’s a familiar voice to the show, having shared his insights with us back 2 years ago on,  September 21st, 2021, and even before that on August 3rd, 2020. If you missed those, you really need to go back and have a listen. His episodes are some of the most downloaded and most requested of the 200+ I’ve recorded.  He’s the Head of Performance for the Bora-Hansgrohe Cycling team and the strategic genius behind the world's greatest triathletes. Under his guidance, athletes have reached pinnacle moments in their careers - we're talking about Jai Hindley, the Aussie who won the Giro d’Italia in 2022, Kona Ironman world champion, Anne Haug, who has dominated the rankings as the World's number one female triathlete for two years running, the incredible Lucy Charles-Barclay, who just shattered records at the Kona Ironman World Championships, and of course, the legend himself, 3 time Kona Ironman world champion and Olympic Gold medalist, Jan Frodeno, whose list of accomplishments could fill an entire podcast episode.   Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Dan Lorang Find Dan on social media: Twitter (X)- Dan Lorang Instagram- Dan Lorang
11/20/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr. Dan Plews - Sports Physiologist - Founder & CEO EndureIQ - Coach to Champions - 7.56hr Ironman Champion

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Alright... Today's guest is a regular on the show. He’s one of the worlds leading sports physiologists and coaches. Normally we are either discussing his work on Heart Rate Variability, Heat acclimatisation. Low-carb fueling, or his athletes winning major events including Olympic Gold medals, the Americas Cup or Kona Ironman World Title.  And Sure, we will touch on all the above. But the main reason I have this man on the show today is to celebrate his extraordinary performance at Ironman California, where he smashed the 8-hour mark with a jaw-dropping 7.56-hour - dominating the age-group competition. And wow, has he stirred up some conversations around the Triathlon world. On top of all of that he’s the brain behind EndureIQ, where he turns science into actionable training plans, and let’s be honest, the triathlon world perks up whenever he has something to say.  He’s one of my all time favorites I’ve had the pleasure of having on the show.   Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Dr. Dan Plews https://www.endureiq.com/ Find Dan on social media: Twitter (X)- Dr. Dan Plews Instagram- Dr. Dan Plews
11/13/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lucy Charles-Barclay - Ironman World Champion - IM 70.3 World Champion - ITU World Long Distance World Champion

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Lucy Charles-Barclay needs little introduction. From four second-place finishes to a wire-to-wire win and with a shattering 8hr .24min course record at the Kona Ironman World Championships, her journey has been nothing short of legendary. Her resilience, grit, and sheer force of will have propelled her to the pinnacle of the sport. She won the Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2 years ago in one of the most impressive performances I’ve ever seen, then the World Triathlon Long Distance World Championships last year, and now, the final jewel to her triathlon crown: in what I believe to be one of the most outstanding performances ever in our sports history, the Kona Ironman World Championship.    Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Lucy Charles-Barclay https://www.lucycharles.com/ Find Lucy on social media: Twitter (X)- Lucy Charles-Barclay Instagram- Lucy Charles-Barclay
11/6/202358 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ashleigh Gentle - Australian Olympic Triathlete - Ranked Number 1 in the world for most of 2023

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Alright, today's guest is a legend in the world of Triathlon.. An Australian prodigy who made waves early in her career, clinching silver at the Junior World Championships in both 2007 and 2008. And then she struck gold at the junior world champs in Budapest in 2010 and went on to win her first ITU World Cup the following year. For the past decade, she's been a fixture at the pointy end of the sport, taking home titles like the World Triathlon Grand Final in 2018 right on home turf on the Gold Coast. She's a dual Olympian, representing Australia in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021, and she's won the holy grail of Australian Triathlon, The Noosa Multi-sport festival Triathlon 9 times… going for 10 in a couple of weeks. Two years ago, she pivoted to middle-distance and crushed it. Out of five PTO Championships she’s won 3 and finished 2nd twice. Add to that she’s won or been on the podium nearly every race she’s started the past two years. An incredible transition up in distance.  She’s been sitting at world number one for most of the year. Just this week, she slid to the second spot, but let's be honest, when you're at that altitude, it's all the same.  Off the track, she's no less remarkable. Recently married to Josh Amberger, another incredible triathlete who was just on the show a few weeks back, they are the power couple redefining relationship goals in the world of triathlon.   Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Ashleigh Gentle Find Ashleigh on social media: Twitter (X)- Ashleigh Gentle Instagram- Ashleigh Gentle
10/30/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 17 seconds
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Julie Dibens - Ironman 70.3 World Champion - 3 x Xterra World Champion - British Olympian - JD Coaching

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Alright, today's guest is a powerhouse in the world of triathlon and endurance sports. Not only has she etched her name in the history books of the sport with titles like the IM 70.3 World Champion and three-time Xterra World Champion, but she's also a British Olympian and multiple Commonwealth Games athlete, and add to that her 3rd place finish at the iconic Ironman World Championships in Kona.  After years of competing at the highest level, she's now sharing her wealth of knowledge with the next generation of athletes as a respected coach.  Based out of the triathlon mecca of Boulder, Colorado, she's been sculpting winners, for many years now. A long time friend, and it’s been too long.   Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Julie Dibens https://www.juliedibenscoaching.com/ Find Julie on social media: Twitter (X)- Julie Dibens Instagram- Julie Dibens  
10/23/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Timothy O’Donnell - World Champion Triathlete - Multiple podiums at Kona IM - Heart Attack survivor

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Alright... today's guest is one of the best men I know.  His accomplishments in the triathlon world are remarkable! He's an IRONMAN machine, holding an ITU Long Distance World Champion title, boasting numerous podium finishes at the Kona Ironman World Championships, and loads of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 victories.  He’s come back from a near fatal heart attack in 2021, known as the widow maker and shown the world what sheer grit and determination really is. But beyond these accolades, he's been a great mate of mine for over 15 years. We've shared laughs, bottles of wine, and memories from some legendary parties we’ve thrown.  Beyond the athlete, he's a remarkable husband and father, who brings as much passion to his family life as he does to the racecourse.  It’s been over a year since I’ve had him on the show and I thought we should check in and see what he’s been up to. It's always a treat having him on.    Links Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Timothy O'Donnell https://www.timothyodonnell.com/ Find Timothy on social media: Twitter (X)- Timothy ODonnell Instagram- Timothy ODonnell    
10/16/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
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Josh Amberger - IM Asia Pacific Champion - 11 x IM 70.3 Champ -

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Alright, today's guest is an iconic figure in the Triathlon world, having been a professional for over a decade. But I feel like I’ve known him for well over two decades… he’s been around for what seems like a long time. He has a variety of accolades that make him stand out in the field. Notably, the 2017 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Champion which he won in front of a star studded field, add to that he’s an 11x IRONMAN 70.3 Champion. He's known for being the fastest swimmer on the circuit for the past 10+ years, and let's not forget, he claims to have "the best haircut in the sport." But beyond his athletic prowess, he's a character—a fan of death metal, films about war, and known for his sense of humor. He’s a good mate, and we’ve battled on the race course many times.  His wife Ashleigh Gentle, current world number 1 ranked athlete on the PTO ranking was on the show two years ago.   Links Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Josh Amberger https://www.josh-amberger.com/ Find Josh on social media: Instagram- Josh Amberger  
10/9/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 32 seconds
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Troy Sachs - Two time ParaOlympic Gold, Five Time ParaOlympic Basketball - Sports Australia Hall of Fame - Ultra Marathoner

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Alright, today's guest is an Aussie legend. He represented Australia in five Paralympic Games from 1992 to 2008, bagging a gold and a silver medal along the way. His journey wasn't easy; he's overcome challenges that most of us can't fathom. And if that's not enough, he recently completed the Ultra Trail Marathon World Series final at Mont Blanc. A remarkable achievement for anyone, let alone an amputee. Today, we're going to dive deep into his incredible journey.   Links Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Troy Sachs Instagram- Troy Sachs
10/2/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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Radka Kahlefeldt - Ironman 70.3 legend, Olympian, and Supermom of two!

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   She represented the Czech Republic at the 2012 Olympics. Then transitioned to middle distance and Ironman 70.3 events and absolutely crushed them. She has won almost 50% of the middle-distance events she’s started… and she’s started over 50 of them. Her domination after giving birth to her daughter was incredible in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.  She hasn’t stopped there. She's just clinched her spot in the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships, off the back of not one but two second-place finishes, six weeks apart in Ironman Australia and Ironman Cairns.  She's the epitome of grit and excellence in triathlon, and she's doing it all while raising a family and running a business.  Add to that, she's one half of a triathlon super couple, married to Aussie multiple Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt.   Links Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Radka Kahlefeldt https://www.radkaracing.com/ Instagram- @radkakahlefeldt1  
9/25/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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John Maclean - ParaOlympian - Kona Ironman Champion - English Channel Swimmer - Inspiration

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Alright, today's guest is an Australian icon and a global inspiration. After surviving a near-fatal accident, he became the first wheelchair athlete to complete the Hawaiian Ironman, swim the English Channel, and so much more. He’s a testament to the power of the human spirit to conquer even the most daunting challenges. This man redefines the word 'resilient.'  It’s an honor and privilege to have him join me on the show.   Links Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   John Maclean https://johnmaclean.com.au/      
9/18/20231 hour, 15 minutes
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Rico Bogen - Ironman 70.3 World Champion, the youngest to ever win the world title

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Alright, today's guest is a 22-year-old phenom who's shaking up the world of triathlon! Just two weeks ago, he became the youngest man to ever win the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. He came out of what seemed like nowhere and took the triathlon world by storm.  He’s from Germany, a country with a rich history of producing world-class athletes - including the Patrick Lange, the Raelert brothers, Sebastian Keinle and of course Jan Frodeno. Today we're going to learn what makes this young man tick, and I am thrilled to have him here to dive into his incredible journey. Links Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Rico Bogen Instagram- Rico Bogen  
9/11/202358 minutes, 46 seconds
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Zibi Szlufcik - President of the Challenge Family Board

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Alright, today's guest is someone I've had the pleasure of getting to know over the past 10-15 years, and he’s a true visionary in the world of triathlon.  His life story reads like an adventure novel, and his passion for sports has shaped an organization that has changed the face of triathlons around the globe.  From escaping behind the Iron Curtain to winning winter triathlon world titles and building Challenge Family into an iconic global series, His journey is nothing short of inspiring.  In this episode, we take a deep dive into his early days, his role in Powerbar Europe, the incredible growth of Challenge Family over 21 years, and what it takes to make a mark in the highly competitive world of triathlon.  Challenge Roth  Magnus Ditlev 7.24, Patrick Lange 7.30, Ben Kanute 7.37 Daniela Ryf 8.08, Anne Haug 8.21, Laura Philipp 8.25 What is it about Roth? The pros, the fans, the records? Final Three: If you could go back, what advice would you give your 18-year-old self? Three non-family people you'd love to have dinner with, living or dead? Where do you see yourself and Challenge Family in 5 years from now? Rapid-Fire Questions: What's your favorite Challenge Family race location? Beer or wine after a race? What would be worse, being attacked by a bear or a shark? Most two used apps on your phone? If you could add a fourth event to the triathlon, what would it be? Best decade of music? Coffee or tea before a race? What's one triathlon gadget you can't live without? If you could change one rule in triathlon, what would it be? Greatest movie of all time?   Links Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Zibi Szlufcik https://www.challenge-family.com/ Find Zibi on social media: Twitter (X)- Zibi Szlufcik Instagram- Challenge Family    
9/4/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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Tim Reed - Ironman 70.3 World Champion - Elite Coach

Tim Reed is a true legend of the triathlon world. He is an Australian superstar with an impressive resume that includes over 80 professional podium finishes, 23 Ironman 70.3 wins, the Ironman Australia Championship, and his crowning achievement of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2016. He joined us on the show almost two years ago to the day, in episode 90. Since then, he's transitioned into a full-time coach and more recently started his own podcast, the Triathlon Therapy podcast. We recap his remarkable journey and then dive deep into the state of the sport. Covering major events like the 2023 Ironman 70.3 championships, Ironman world championships, the Olympics, PTO events, and everything else in between, including the latest equipment, the rising stars of the sport, and even some predictions and opinions. Links Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Links Tim Reed Timreed.com.au Find Tim on social media: Facebook- Tim Reed Instagram- Tim Reed
8/28/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 9 seconds
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Eric Abecassis - CEO of HumanGo.AI, transforming the way athletes train, leveraging cutting-edge artificial intelligence.

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Eric Abecassis a world leader at the crossroads of technology and sport. From being a software engineer to pioneering a digital shift in sports training through AI, he's done it all. As the Founder and CEO of Humango.ai, he's transformed the way athletes train, leveraging cutting-edge artificial intelligence.    His recent venture with Human Powered Health promises to further revolutionize how we perceive exercise as a tool for overall well-being.   Show Key Topics - The Genesis of HumanGo: We delve into the inception of HumanGo. What was the primary catalyst behind its creation? Understanding HumanGo: Eric describes HumanGo He talks about the AI, Hugo. AI and Sports Performance: Eric explains what AI is and how AI's role is revolutionizing sports training. We discuss technology vs. human touch and how HumanGo strikes that balance.   Final Three: "If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?" "If you could share a meal with any three personalities, past or present, who would they be and why?" "Fast forward, where do you envision yourself and Humango in the next five years?"   Rapid Fire Questions: (Feel free to choose any 10) "First job?" "Early bird or night owl?" "Favorite book you've read this year?" "What decade of music is best?" "One tech gadget you can't live without?" "Greatest movie of all time?" "The last place you traveled to?" "Two most used apps on your phone besides humango?" "Your proudest achievement to date?" "If you weren't in the tech industry, what would you be doing?"   Links Greg Bennett https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Eric Abecassis HumanGo.AI Find HumanGo.AI on social media: Twitter (X)- Eric Abecassis Instagram- HumanGo.AI
8/21/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pete Jacobs - World Ironman Champion - Performance and Health Coach

Support The Show at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856   Pete Jacobs is a powerhouse in the world of triathlon. His accolades include the coveted title of Ironman Triathlon World Champion in 2012, showcasing a masterful blend of swimming, biking, and running. And he was a runner-up in the world champs the previous year. Add to that multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 wins around the world you get the picture… he’s one of Australia’s all-time greats.   But his journey doesn't stop at athletic achievements; he's channeled his experiences into health and performance coaching with Live Your Own Fit | which he co-founded with his wife, Jaimielle.   He’s battled challenges from fatigue to depression, and he's emerged not just as an athlete but as a guide, keen on elevating others' energy and health.    He's not just an Ironman but a mentor and advocate for health and endurance.   He’s been a mate for many years, and it’s an enormous honor and privilege to have him join me.    In this episode we discuss Petes journey, his fight with fatigue and depression and the knowledge he has gathered along the way, and we discuss his recent dive (pardon the pun) into Free Diving.     Links https://www.bennettendurance.com/ Find Greg on social media: Twitter (X)- The Greg Bennett Show Instagram- The Greg Bennett Show   Follow Pete http://petejacobs.com/ Twitter (X)- Pete Jacobs Instagram- Pete Jacobs  
8/14/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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Seth Pepper - High-Performance Mental Coach

Seth Pepper has developed mental training systems that have helped Olympians, World Champions, Netflix film directors, and executives optimize their potential.   With over 25 years of experience competing and coaching when the stakes are at their greatest, Seth has seen first-hand the results the power of the mind can deliver … both good and bad. Seth helps elite performers unlock the secret of how to utilize pressure to unlock peak performance. Yes, pressure … can be good. What would life look like if you could not fail?   Timestamps 0:00 - Introduction to show 2:05 - Interview starts 3:29 - Seth explains his journey to become a high performance coach. From his early sporting achievements through to his tougher times that helped him to understand himself at a deeper level. 14:41 - Everything serves us moving forward ... it might not make sense now, but lean into it as it will become evident what the learning is and how you can utilise it to achieve. It may look like a dis-advantage at the time ... but it will become an advantage. Learn as many lessons as you can in the shortest amount of time. 16:03 - Seth taught himself to create a vision for himself. Your thoughts ... become your words ... become your actions. 18:33 - Being given some 'space to explore' can be critical to success. Frank Busch coached Seth, and became a significant mentor in his life. Ironically, Frank was close to quitting coaching to become a realtor at the time he met Seth, but went on to have a very successful coaching career. 22:56 - What appears to be courage, often the ability or openness to look foolish ... Mike Tyson has a quote "It's only delusional if it doesn't come true". Seth explains how his obsession for his vision to win drove him and the techniques he applied to achieve his athletic dreams. 29:21 - How do we optimize dreams. How much does realism come into our vision and goals? Seth explains his definition of the 'flow state' and how he believes we can achieve any goal we set. 33:56 - The movie version meets the reality version - Seth explains how his trajectory to winning nationals and how his early vision intersected with his achievements. 37:59 - Pressure is like a magnifying glass. Being able to handle pressure at critical times is exemplified in Seth's story about this Olympic finals story. 46:05 - The joy in helping others drives Seth today and he explains some of the models around how he applies his life learnings and experiences to help people achieve. Personal experience is a sacred space ... cause it's a battlefield out there. It's an extreme pressure that happens in life that you must experience if you wish to help others achieve. 48:42 - Good coaching is more like an art ... rather than a science. Seth explains his method of coaching elite people. 52:32 - 3 Questions. Do you know who you are, do you know what you want, and are you in control of your life? When you know who you are, you can navigate towards your dreams and goals more efficiently. 55:42 - Seth explains how he helps people to find their 'flow state'. (note to self; Don't make 'death' the consequence to your motivation to get into action) 1:08:43 - Having the winners mindset that you WILL outlast, you WILL out perform, and you WILL improve transfers to any industry, any individual. Seth explains how he works with different people on their confidence. From Netflix Directors, to Salespeople, to Athletes. 1:13:57 - Interview ends   Find Seth Pepper at: Web: http://www.sethpepper.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sethpepper Twitter: https://twitter.com/sethpepper
7/10/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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Erin Carson - USA Triathlon Strength Coach of the Year 2021 - Health and Human Performance Specialist - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Show Sponsor AnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett   Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show"   In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with one of the greatest Strength & conditioning coaches for endurance athletes in the world, Erin Carson.   In her Strength coaching business ECFIT Erin has worked with beginners, to the worlds greatest elite athletes, including Olympians and World Champions Mirinda Carfrae and Timothy Odonnell, to name a few.   Erin own’s Rally Sport training facility and Health club in Boulder, which has become the meca for amatuer and pro triathletes around the world.   Erin's content on the AnyQuestion platform is simply brilliant. Some of which we discuss in this episode.   Timestamps 2:15 - Interview with Erin Carson begins 8:45 - Erin & Greg chat about Taylor Knibb and her rise from juinors to her current successes. How she has brought her skill in short course racing, through to her long course events. The harder the course, the more my athletes are going to thrive 15:43 - Greg & Erin rewind the clock and discuss her career beginning from the start. 20:31 - How did Erin adapt her strength training knowledge when she began working with endurance athletes. Erin's ability to incorporate 'play' in her training programs and get out of the training studio is a key to her sucess with athletes. My job is to make the athlete and their sport coach look really REALLY good! 26:02 - Have you ever considered being a full coach to pro athlete's? 27:54 - Athletes bring their challenges to Erin and her philosophy is to encompass herself and her athletes with a team of specialists so she can ensure a full strength training service. 30:03 - Erin explains her view about Lucy Charles-Barkly's injury recovery ... she shares 'the magic' ingredient. 32:12 - Erin describes where and how she is learning and growing as a strength training coach. The research tends to be based around male athletes, rather females. 'Experience' and 'listening' to the athlete can be more important than a research paper. There's never perfect ... there's just fast, and pain free 37:54 - Erin discusses how patience and committment to the process is a key as a strength training coach. She believes her job is not to fix things, rather she is trying to work within the brilliance of the body and allowing it to work. 39:36 - We have this mentality that 'tough is better'. Greg and Erin discuss how the flow of running where it's more of a dance than a battle of strength. 40:34 - How much of the strength training that Erin's involved with is about injury reduction, or is it about optimizing performance? 42:15 - So how much correspondence does Erin have with the sports coach so that she is adapting the strength training she allocates and does not 'crush' the athlete. Erin encourages her athletes to come straight to her from their training rathe than heading home and resting prior. Movement before Muscle 48:44 - Erin continues to learn and she shares her most interesting learning lately. The impact between the diaphram and pelvic floor through breathwork. It's amazing if you can just take a big breath and create space between the ribs and the hips, to free up the movement of the pelvis. How do we train the athlete to experience that when they are riding and running! 50:52 - Running tall is a key for Erin. She explains how the GOAT is a tall runner. 53:21 - Erin shares some training tips for us all to utlize no matter where you are in your training journey. 58:25 - What would you tell your 18 year old self? 58:46 - Who would you want to have a dinner with (non family, living or dead)? 59:51 - Where do you see yourself in 3 years? 1:02:38 - Check out the 200+ answer Erin has shared on the www.anyquestion.com app 1:05:13 - Interview concludes   Links Be sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter @GregBennett1 Instagram @GregBennettWorld   And check out Erin Carson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecfit_strength Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecfitstrength/ Website: https://rallysportboulder.com/ Rally Sport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rallysportboulder/ Rally Sport Twitter: https://twitter.com/rallysportco Rally Sport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rallysporthealthandfitness?fref=ts
11/28/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dan Lorang, Professional Cycling/ Tri Coach

One of the benefits of podcasting is the evergreen inspiring content always available at our fingertips ... no matter where you are in your life or athletic journey.   Recently I found myself flicking back through early shows of The Greg Bennett Show in my own endeavour to learn and find some extra inspiration from the amazing guests I've had the privilege to chat to these past few years.   Dan Lorang joined me back in September 2021 on episode 91. Dan is one of the greatest endurance coaches on the planet. This episode was the most downloaded episodes in 2021 and is still in the top ten most downloaded to date. Dan's athletes have exceled and dominated. Notably, Jan Frodeno and his Ironman World Record, Anne Haug and her mind-boggling victory at Challenge Roth, Lucy Charles Barclay, and her Ironman 70.3 World title, and all his cyclists in the Bora Hansgrohe cycling team.   What an absolute honor and privilege it is to have one of the greatest minds in the world of endurance sport join me for a chat. So, I've decided to run this episode again.   In this episode, Dan is incredibly forthcoming with sharing his wisdom and his knowledge. Dan gives a quick recap of his journey of how he got to where he is, and then we discuss his athlete's performances in 2021 and get a little more specific on his coaching methodology.   There is so much in this episode. Truly outstanding.   Timestamps 0.0 - Introduction to show and advertising 5.30 - Introduction to Dan Lorang 6.00 - General chit-chat - Dan's performances - Dan is living his passion - Dan was determined to work in High-Performance sport - mentoring the younger coaches 9.00 - The Show – "What I’d like to do is do a quick recap of your journey and process to this point and then discuss your athlete's performances in 2021 and get a little more specific on your coaching methodology." 10.40 - Recapping Dan's Journey - finding his passion for sports science and coaching - his boss in engineering told him to go for it - Working with Anne Haag as his first athlete - The German U23 and National head Coach for Triathlon, now Bora Hansgrohe Head coach - Combining Data and psychology 18.50 - Managing time between coaching Triathletes, and the Bora Hansgrohe cycling team and his family - His athletes need a team around him   23.30 - 12 - rapid-fire quick answer questions 1. What is your favorite thing about your career? That I live my dream 2. What is your favorite book to read? Eleven rings from Phil Jackson 3. What motivates you to work hard? Athletes who are 100% committed 4. In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life? Managing Failure 5. If your athlete could only train 10hrs a week, what would you have them do? Go have fun... you won't win anything 6. What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise? I don't like generalizations 7. What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made (Could be an investment of money, time, energy, etc.)? Coaching athletes for free 8. What is one thing that annoys you the most? When people talk about things they have no clue about 9. On a scale of 1 to 10 how “cool” are you? "5" 10. If you were stranded on a tropical island what 2 things would you want with you? My phone 11. Which decade of music is the best? The 80s and 90's   32.10 - Athletes performances in 2021 33.10 - Lucy Charles-Barclay - How did this relationship start? When did you start working together? End of March 2021. What changes did you make to her program? Lucy absorbed the training very well - increasing her aerobic conditioning - "We need to build the base" with a polarized approach - The main goal was Kona - an altitude camp before St.George - Dan has developed Lucy as a Triathlete - Was Dan Surprised with Lucy's performance in IM 70.3 World Champs? 46.50 - Anne Haug – Roth (shame it was short due to road works... we will never know), 7.53.48 with a 31.36min win over Laura Siddall. 12 min lead off-bike over Langridge and Crowley, 2.43hr run. Thoughts on Anne's performance in Roth? Anne wasn't in a good place mentally before the race. What has changed with the training after 15 years? Anne did a 33min 10km road race last year. - She's a Ferrari - "we do a minimum amount of run training to optimize her performance" 54.45 - Jan Frodeno - 9 years with Jan - A target on his back - Collins Cup – fastest overall (20 sec in front of Gustav)? The decision not to race 70.3 World – A race between Gustav and Jan was missed. Tri-Battle Royale –– World Record – 7.35.39, Kona World Champion, Olympic Gold - How has the training changed over 9 years? Dan was surprised at Jan's low numbers when they started. What else is there for you and Jan? 1.06.00 - Collecting Data - What data - metabolic profile collecting at the beginning - Adaptation, Polarized (VO2 and base), Specific (Strength endurance), Race-specific - slowly increase, it's a step by step process over years - 1.12.40 - Retests in standardized training like an 8x 1km run - Dan doesn't like to stop training to test - he uses training to test and compare - You have to be honest with your athlete - You have to be careful in the words you choose 1.17.30 - Example of VO2 work - using hills for 8 x30 sec but build to 4 x 4min - what do you want to achieve and where is the athlete at the moment? How many times a week - 4-5 sessions split over the three sessions. The rest of the training is easy - VO2 max is NOT sprinting it's a controlled intensity 1.23.00 - Recovery - measuring using Heart Rate Variability and Sleep quality - each athlete is different and they can choose how they monitor - Glucose monitoring it can be interesting to watch 1.26.00 Conclude - Two questions 1. What is one tip you have for people on how to optimize their life? "Ask yourself, 'Are you happy doing what you're doing?" 2. If you could sit and have a coffee with any living person, who would it be and why? Phil Jackson, book eleven rings     Links Be sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett Show Instagram The Greg Bennett Show   And check out Dan Lorang Twitter: https://twitter.com/Danlorang Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danlorang/
6/13/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 54 seconds