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!
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.
Today I did something that most of us have done before (I know I've done it before). I had a ride to do and began going back and forth about where to do it. How did I arrive at my decision and what did I choose? Most importantly why did I choose it?
I read a pretty disturbing article dealing with American gymnast Simone Biles and a ruling the International Olympic Committee recently made regarding her future performances. Please share this podcast with someone else and subscribe to my YouTube channel (Utmost Performance).
It's easy being great. Being good is harder. In this episode I discuss a blog post by Steve Magness. Link to Article: https://thegrowtheq.com/being-great-is-easy-being-good-is-much-harder/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
Professional 1994 to 2000, he was most known for being the US National Road Race Champion in 1999.
When he was a member of the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, he participated in two Tours de France and was a teammate of Lance Armstrong. Marty started his Professional career with the Dutch-based WordPerfect team in 1994.
He was selected by U.S. National Team at the UCI World Road Race Championships in 1994 and 1997. (Source: Wikipedia)
It did for this particular individual. They eventually shook it off pretty well though. Here's the link to the interview I reference in the episode:http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/827537404-turbotalks-ashleigh-moolman-pasio-talks-all-things-zwift-ep-35.mp3
Effort. It's the most stable metric we can focus on when performing. When we give our absolute best we can be satisfied with our performance. Sometimes however we ask ourselves if our best will be good enough.
Tyler Hamilton is a former American professional cyclist who had stints on U.S. Postal, Team CSC and Phonak during his career. Tyler rode with Lance Armstrong while at U.S. Postal and helped Lance win 3 Tours de France. Hamilton would achieve some stellar results himself winning Liege Bastogne Liege in 2003 and the Olympic Time Trail in 2004. His best results in a Grand Tour were 4th overall in the 2003 Tour de France and 2nd overall in the 2002 Giro d' Italia. Hamilton has since been stripped of some of his results as a consequence of his admission to using performance enhancing drugs during his career.
In our conversation we chat about many different things, including Tyler's introduction to cycling and the ups and downs of his career. We also discuss what his transition from the sport looked like and what he is currently doing with his time.
This episode doesn't have the usual intro because it's taken from the video I did for my YouTube channel. Shameless plug go check it out (Utmost Performance). In this episode I discuss how we should deal with negative emotions WHEN (not if) they come about.
If you're a part of the fitness community you have likely heard of Strava. They recently rolled out a new feature called Local Legend. I explain why they had to do this in order to keep their business moving forward.
Tao Gaigan Hart recently won the Giro d' Italia which is the Italian equivalent of the Tour de France. Now there are lots of questions looming around what his next move should be. The answers and decisions taken based off of those questions have huge ramifications for the rest of his career.
I have an exercise that I'd like you to try today. It will enable you to formulate a game plan for how to best deal with yourself today. This exercise will also help you strengthen the skill that will be the most valuable to us as we look to perform at a high level.
There are wins that are very fulfilling and bring us lots of satisfaction. Conversely there are hollow or empty wins that don't seem to have the level of satisfaction that we anticipated. What determines the quality of a win?
I was asked the question "do elite performers get bothered when they are consistently going up against a fellow competitor that could beat them on any given day and rob them of a good result?" My answer to that question in this episode!
There's a new product being rolled out called Wavelight technology being used in the sport of track and field. I discuss what it could mean for athletes, coaches and spectators. Link to an article explaining fully what it is: https://www.worldathletics.org/news/feature/wavelight-technology-athletics
Do you have a good, or best, friend? What role does a good friend play in our lives? Good friends can only help us so much. When they have exhausted their usefulness it's time to enlist the services of our true best friend.
I got to race this past weekend at the Beat the Streets for Little Feet event. After a long layoff from racing (not by choice but Covid) it was nice to get a race in again. And it ended up going pretty well.
For Fate the willing leads, the unwilling drags along. -Cicero. The sooner we become comfortable with the fact that we will never have the upper hand the more productive and satisfying our days will be.
We will talk about the neurotransmitter dopamine and a little known fact about it that has been corroborated by scientific studies. This episode was inspired by content in the book Atomic Habits by James Clear.
Edose Ibadin is a professional track and field athlete for Under Armor. He specializes in the 800 meters and is affiliated with the District Track Club located in Washington DC. Edose has represented Nigeria in the World and African championships. Recently Edose ran a 1:44.81 which is the current Nigerian 800 meter record.