049 Timmy Duggan: Taking us through the mind of an olympic cyclist.

Our guest is a formal Olympian from the 2012 London Olympics. He got his start as an alpine ski racer and ended up an elite cyclist. He shares the Olympic experience and how he breaks down different parts of the race mentally to perform at a high level. He leaves us great advice on not overthinking and how to be a strong mental athlete. He shares how he is giving back to the cycling community that helped get him started. You are going to enjoy this installment of Athlete On Fire!
 

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In this show hear:

  • How he got his start in ski racing
  • When does he feel the most calm?
  • What his childhood in Colorado was like
  • Why he has a map when he travels other than navigation
  • His amazing description of the start of Olympics.
  • Which movies he trains to.
  • Why he has used sport psychologists.
  • How he can focus better with more risk
  • How strategy is different in heat or at altitude
  • How he talks down big events, and why
  • Why you can’t recreate some events in training

“I put more effort into what was in my head than how I felt physically.”

Success Habit:

  • Resting and sleeping for recovery.
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Quote on Fire:

  • “I hated every minute of training, but I told myself, don’t quit. Suffer now and you can live the rest of your life a champion.” Muhammad Ali

Book on Fire:

The Four Agreements

Connect with Timmy:

Twitter: @timmydugganusa
Website

Resources mentioned during the show:

Just Go Harder Foundation
Dauphine– Race he came back from after his brain injury.

Fitness On Fire: Timmy

Listen to his challenge on the show: Movie intervals(Gladiator is a great one).
Links coming soon(FOF is going through a redesign)!

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