In Episode #113 of the LEO Training Podcast, I interview world champion and Olympic Gold Medallist Lindsay Shoop.
I sit down with Lindsay Shoop. Lindsay has amassed nearly two decades of coaching and rowing experience through to the Olympic level. She earned her MS Ed in Exercise Physiology and her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA credential all while coaching full time in order to elevate her technical skills and knowledge through research-based understanding.
As an athlete, she is an Olympic Gold Medalist, US National Hall of Fame Rower, 3-Time World Champion, 5-Time World Cup Medalist over 8 World Cup Appearances, and has been part of a FISA Female Crew of the Year.
As a Coach, she has helped athletes find excellence at every level from middle through high school, college, elite, and masters.
Our conversation is split into two distinct parts. Her personal journey from novice to Olympic Champion and then her post rowing career and segueway into coaching.
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In Episode #112 of the LEO Training Podcast, I interview world champion and Olympic Silver Medallist Annie Vernon.
Annie is the author of the book, Mind Games: Determination, Doubt and Lucky Socks – the psychology of elite athletes .
The book aims to show how elite athletes train their mental skills in exactly the same way that they train their physical skills. Our chat takes you through some of the key elements from her book as well as her experience as a world class rower.
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Chapter 3 | Coming to Violence over Trivial Pursuit. Competitiveness and Elite Athletes
Chapter 4 | Choosing Training Over Cold Turkey. Motivation and Happiness
Chapter 5 | Personality. Every family has an odd member, and if you don’t know who it is, it’s probably you
Chapter 6 | The Confidence Wand. Sourcing, building, maintaining, and utilising confidence
Chapter 7 | How to be Tarzan, How to be Jane
Chapter 9 | Becoming a Carrot Farmer. Coaching
In Episode #111 of the LEO Training Podcast, I interview strength and conditioning and rowing coach, Pat Rufo.
Pat’s company, RUFO OPTIMAL WORKOUTS® was established in 2011 to serve as an athletic consulting company for all types of athletes (especially rowers!) and clients of all ages and abilities.
The goal has been to fill the “gaps” in their training and mindset. Pat has been a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer since 2007 and has been involved in rowing, sculling, and coaching since 1996!
His passion is to help his athletes, coaches, and clients believe in themselves and their mission. In addition, he assists parents with understanding their child’s strengths and behaviors that work best for them.
One final note: This interview was originally recorded in 2018. Since then Pat has continued to evolve his approach and philosophy focusing more on team dynamics, coach/athlete relationships, performance cues and separating "athlete self" from "real self".
Pat and I will be doing a second interview later this spring to update you all on what he has learned as well as what has changed.
With that let’s roll to the interview. Enjoy the show!