Sometimes personal training and working as a coach within a sport can seem worlds apart. Phil Mansfield has successfully made the transition from working as a leading PT and fitness educator to now have become a successful, elite sports coach. He joins us on the Fit to Succeed show to discuss some of the key ways in which the fitness industry and sports coaching industries can actually complement one another, and how others may follow in his footsteps shifting from PT to sports coach.
As a former high-level rugby player in the UK, Phil has enjoyed a varied career within fitness and elite sport. As a leading fitness professional, Phil trained clients and lectured in education for many years. He has also benefited from coaching athletes across a range of sports, including cycling, running, triathlon, football and rugby. Phil founded the Mansfield Sports Institute, based in Denmark. This is a sports coaching and education provider specializing in the fields of physical training and sports performance.
Episode content: PT to sports coach
Coach Phil joins us in this episode for a fascinating investigation into the training methodology used within endurance cycling. The discussion is directed towards boosting and tracking physical performance, including:
- how strength training can play a part in endurance cycling performance
- primary fitness and athletic factors that are important for cycling performance
- transition phase cycling training sessions and how these may be structured
- key factors in avoiding over-training
- the role of off-bike training in helping benefit performance
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During the show, we referred to using Garmin cycling trackers. Here are 2 of Phil’s recommended cycling computers available through Amazon: