Integrated Athlete Development with Don Moxley

May 10, 2018 | Android, Blog, Health, iOS, News, Podcast, Training

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Episode Guest

Don Moxley

Exercise Physiologist, Sport Scientist, Project Manager, and Consultant

Current: Ohio State University, Athletic Department

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Episode Resources and Links

Athlete Development Triangle by Don Moxley

In This Episode

Don steals the show again with 10 life principles he’s used to develop gold medal athletes. These apply to you whether you are trying to win a championship or just live a happier, healthier, fitter life. We cover grit, flow, emotional intelligence, resilience, energy conditioning, strength, movement, and skills: tactical, life, and technical.

  • 1:00: brief dive into Don’s background (sports scientist, with Ohio State’s Wrestling team, vying for a National Championship)
  • 2:30: recapping Don’s 4 Pillars of Athlete Monitoring (check out our first podcast with Don for more details)
  • 4:10: Don’s Athlete Development Triangle: psychology/physiology/skills continuum
  • 6:45: Physiological side of the Triangle: movement, strength, energy-systems, resilience
  • 7:30:  Psychological side: grit/mindset/presence, flow/focus, emotional intelligence
  • 8:00: Skills: tactical, life, technical
  • 9:30: How Don developed the Triangle
  • 12:30: How the 4 Pillars and other resources can help quantify where someone is on the Triangle
  • 17:10: the Triangle becomes a Tetrahedron (woah!): role and perspective of Coach
  • 20:00: Don’s own life experience managing the psychological side
  • 23:00: Don takes us through each element of the Triangle, for an everyday person to an elite athlete, starting with Movement
  • 32:30: A brief statement on Strength: desert people versus jungle people and its importance over everything else
  • 37:30: Energy Systems and the importance of measuring instead of “feeling” for most efficient training. Hint: get a heart rate monitor
  • 44:00: Resilience: maximizing ability to recover to train/compete better, using various “check-engine-lights”
  • 48:20: The Psychology side of the Triangle, starting with Mindset/Grit/Presence
  • 53:20: Focusing to achieve the “Flow” state not just in athletics but also at work, art and life.. disconnecting that prefrontal cortex!
  • 1:05:30: recognizing and modulating an internal emotional response: Emotional Intelligence
  • 1:12:45: Tactical Skills: the wiring to in-the-moment recognize and re-adjust or formulate a plan
  • 1:27:00: Technical Skills
  • 1:28:20: Life Skills are other skills outside the sport, like understanding nutrition, relationships

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