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Matt Choi, The Hybrid Athlete | Extramilest Show #72

By September 1, 2023September 13th, 2023No Comments
Matt Choi on extramilest show

You want to be hard to kill. Period.” – Matt Choi

Matt Choi is a Korean / American Hybrid Athlete, combining strength and endurance. He is also an entrepreneur and content creator, with a large audience on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

We discuss:

  • how he structures his training as a hybrid athlete
  • mistakes he sees many athletes make in training
  • how to set yourself up for long term success in training, racing and everyday life.

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Hope you enjoy this episode with Matt Choi.

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Show Notes:

  • 00:00   Intro
  • 03:05   welcome to Matt! Tips for newer athletes.
  • 05:54   transition from high intensity to slowing down
  • 08:07   what is a hybrid athlete?
  • 10:45   strength, individualized training and healthy ageing
  • 12:55    training week structure, nutrition, recovery
  • 16:09    mistakes hybrid athletes make, intensity and recovery
  • 21:17   race day examples from Matt: what worked and what didn’t!
  • 26:29   dealing with adversity, how we talk to ourselves
  • 34:26   “motivation” and discipline
  • 38:08    lessons learned from David Goggins
  • 41:20   pulling from different energy systems
  • 43:24   what Matt and Floris noticed after taking Creatine
  • 53:33   what footwear is right for you and why
  • 1:02:01 nutrition principles as a hybrid athlete
  • 1:07:39 find out more about Matt
  • 1:08:32 closing thoughts
  • 1:10:47 outro

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