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Fast Talk, ep. 77: Avoiding the big mistakes even pros make, with Dr. Andy Pruitt and Frankie Andreu

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We all make mistakes. No one trains and races perfectly, which can be frustrating when so often those mistakes are made out of honest effort and a desire to perform at our best.But we have a choice in how we treat our mistakes. One way is to get frustrated and beat up on ourselves. The other is to realize that admitting when we make a mistakes is an opportunity to improve and be a better athlete.With that second perspective in mind, today we’re going to talk about some of the most common mistakes that we see in athletes — even pros. And we’re going to hear from a variety of athletes, coaches, and experts who have been around the block a few times. They know all the mistakes, but more importantly they know what to do about them.A few of the things we will talk about:- The one thing that almost all of our guests said was the biggest mistake – hint, don’t try too hard to figure it out.- Being coachable, or more generally being willing to listen, know yourself, and identify your mistakes.- Warm-ups and cool-downs — they can have a big impact if done right, and also if done wrong- Nutrition — though you may be surprised by what our guests say is the biggest mistake- Too much intensity — do you really think Coach Connor and I were going to have an episode about mistakes and not bring that one up.- Bike fit and biomechanical mistakes — one of our guests today is Dr. Andy Pruitt who has made a very successful career of helping athletes find success by fixing these often-overlooked mistakes.- Racing mistakes and why one of the biggest mistakes you can make is to never risk making mistakes.- And finally, we’ll talk about a more philosophical mistake — not knowing when to move on.Our primary guests today are Dr. Andy Pruitt and Frankie Andreu. By now, you should know who Dr. Pruitt is, one of the foremost experts on cycling ergonomics and medical issues in athletes. Frankie Andreu was a longtime professional, a mentor to many, a team manager and director, a race commentator, and a legend in the sport.Along with our two primary guests, we checked in with several other respected experts including Joe Friel, author of the "The Cyclist's Training Bible" which was recently updated. Joe has coached over a thousand athletes in his career and has seen it all. So we had to ask him what he thinks are the biggest mistakes athletes make.We also speak with Jared Berg, who’s the head physiologist at the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center. One of the issues with making mistakes is we can often convince ourselves that it doesn’t actually affect us. But you can’t fool the physiology and Jared sees that inescapable truth every day.Next we pulled in an old interview with Grant Holicky, formerly of Apex Coaching with Neal Henderson and now with Forever Endurance, who talks about a mistake that we love to harp on — training in moderato.Finally, Trevor touches base with Houshang Amiri, a former Canadian National and Olympic team coach who’s worked with many of the best cyclists in Canada. Like Joe Friel, Houshang has seen it all and had some interesting insights on the importance of being prepared.

1hr 35mins

28 Jun 2019

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77: Avoiding the big mistakes even pros make, with Dr. Andy Pruitt and Frankie Andreu

Fast Talk

We all make mistakes. No one trains and races perfectly, which can be frustrating when so often those mistakes are made out of honest effort and a desire to perform at our best. In episode 77, we’re going to talk about some of the most common mistakes that we see in athletes — even pros. And we’re going to hear from a variety of athletes, coaches, and experts who have been around the block a few times. They know all the mistakes, but more importantly they know what to do about them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 35mins

28 Jun 2019

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Frankie Andreu on the Tour de France, Sponsorship & the Future of Cycling - EP09

Out of Scope | Marketing, Sports & Business

#OUTOFSCOPE Episode 09. Brian Cristiano, CEO of Bold Worldwide sits down with former pro cycling star Frankie Andreu to discuss the state of sponsorships and marketing in the sport of cycling, amongst a variety of other things. Throughout the conversation Andreu displays his extensive knowledge of branding and explains the differences between the role that brands played in his days as a rider to more recently as the director of a cycling team (2:00). Andreu goes in-depth on the importance of sponsors in cycling and details the evolution of the relationship between riders/teams and their sponsors (3:50). He notes how the recent pervasiveness of video on social media has spurred sponsors into leveraging their relationships with cyclists outside of just the confines of professional cycling: cyclists are slowly and surely becoming celebrities through the power of social media (7:48). He ends with some thoughts on the future of the Tour de France and professional cycling (13:55), and a few training tips for Brian (15:00).Brian’s Marketing Tip of the Day (16:34) explains why brands should get more involved with their sports and athlete sponsorships outside of the events.Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oUsVBAhC6IYWebsite: www.briancristiano.comBOLD Worldwide: www.boldworldwide.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/brian_cristiano

18mins

3 Jun 2015

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Open Mic with Mike Creed, Ep11 - Frankie Andreu

Open Mic with Mike Creed

THIS EPISODE Mike catches up with cycling legend Frankie Andreu, current Team Director of Kenda/5 Hour Energy Systems, at the Tour of Utah where they swap stories from the trenches, one ex-pro and DS to another.Frankie and Mike have a "Frank" talk about crashing, descending fears, bike handling skills in the peloton, and the dangers of thinking too much while racing. They touch on the drama in the Andreu household during the Lance era, the madness of Floyd Landis, and the what-ifs and might-have-beens. And Frankie shares his passion and enthusiasm for mentoring the always-exciting crop of young riders with promising talent that he wants to nurture and help grow into successful professionals. We hope you will be as riveted by this engrossing conversation with one of the most fascinating and likable personalities in pro cycling.

1hr

29 Aug 2013

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