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The Extramilest Podcast

Aug 31, 2023

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 and how to set yourself up for long term success in training, racing and every day life.


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00:00​ Training like a hybrid athlete
03:05​ Advice 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 3 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​ Optimize motivation and discipline
38:08 ​Important 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​ Advice for athletes looking to improve long term
1:10:47​ Final thoughts Floris



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