This podcast centers on Mindset and how it relates to performance. Your mindset is the main determining factor of how far you can go. Come explore great content geared to challenge, grow and educate you on how powerful the mindset you employ really is. Hear practical tips and key takeaways from pro athletes in every arena as well as from your host, Mario Arroyave. Mario is a Category 1 Cyclist and owner of Utmost Performance where he coaches athletes to perform to their utmost potential. Mario has new episodes out every Tuesday. Come explore what goes on inside A Champion's Mind!
Most of your journey towards reaching your goal will be spent on a Plateau. If you can't spend the required time on the Plateau then you will not see your goals become reality. Unfortunately our society does not encourage us to hang in there when we are in the difficult season of being on a Plateau.
Resisting the Urge to Quit is a skill that successful endurance athletes possess. It is NOT however a toughness or grit thing, it is very simply focusing on the right thing when you are faced with these urges during your training and competitions.
Elite athletes claim to have 3 to 6 days per month where they feel off during their training for some reason or another. How did they become Elite if they have these kinds f training sessions so often?
When we don't achieve a goal or perform at an expected standard we often go to the body and see what went wrong. This is a cycle many athletes repeat over and over until they finally think to themselves that perhaps the mind has something to do with falling short of their goals and expectations. A lack of mental fitness cannot overcome being physically fit to achieve your goals.
Studies that have larger samples sizes by and large give us better information and data. This is NOT true however when we are looking to see what things we should be doing in order to become the best version of ourselves.
There are more things we have no control over than things we do have control over. Allowing this universal fact to sink into our psyche can unlock the level of performance you've always thought possible but never achieved.
Saturday was the first time in history that the women had their own version of Paris Roubaix, which is termed the Queen of the Classics. True to form the race did not disappoint to deliver a really neat narrative at the hands of the winner Lizzy Deignan.
In this episode I continue with what I discussed last episode. Our Mental Savings account is the primary limiter of our performance. We can choose to bulk up our savings account to perform at a higher level.
We all have a Mental Savings Account. Each time we train or compete we will need to draw funds from it. How big is your account? If it isn't big enough it really doesn't matter how many goals you set; you will continue to fall short of reaching them.
The obvious thing everyone is talking about when it comes to Mark Cavendish is that he is winning. I want to discuss 2 other things that aren't getting as much press but are a huge part of the reason why he is crossing the line first.
Today I share how one of the athletes I coach via the William's Racing Academy used the pandemic to become a much better cyclist. This episode is also a semi recap of his Gravel Locos race experience this past weekend.
The Texas State Time Trial Championships were held in Hempstead, TX (west of Houston). This year we took on the ITT (individual time trial) and TTT (Team time trial) on the same day! Both races were 40k so this was a brutally tough day.
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Why do we train? Why do we invest so heavily in a process that we apply consistently through our days?
Link to podcast episode on John Wooden's first block in Pyramid of Success: https://anchor.fm/a-champions-mind35/episodes/John-Woodens-Pyramid-of-Success--Industriousness-e22nih
I have a question in here I guarantee you'll answer yes to or I am calling you a liar...
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Our pursuit of our passion does much more than we think. If we aren't mindful we could sacrifice becoming a better version of ourselves in regards to that passion while forsaking the bigger picture of who we are as people.