Sometimes personal training and working within sport can be world’s apart. Phil Mansfield successfully made the transition from leading PT and fitness educator to become a successful, elite sport 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 sport coaching and education provider specializing in the fields of physical training and sports performance.
Episode content: PT to sport 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: