Unlocking Athletic Potential

Unlocking Athletic Potential

Hosts Ian Deeth and Johnny Tieu discuss their passions of Sports, OCR, Running and Fitness with insights from athletes, coaches and industry experts to help YOU unlock your full athletic potential.

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August 30, 2021 50 min

Ian and Johnny welcome back Spartan Pro Athletes Lou Guenier and Chris Davis who were on the UAP podcast a year ago.

Lou discusses his recent Spartan Beast Races races in Andorra and Morzine and how his training has progressed under his new coach Jon Albon.

Chris discusses he benefits of having a schedule and how he has untaken some new unique challenges during COVID including a 50km trial with his dog, Pumpkin.

  

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World V40 400m Champion Gavin Stephens joins Ian to discuss their highlights and best takes from the Athletics programme at Tokyo 2020.

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Former GB International and Sports Agent, Mike Skinner, joins Ian to debate whether Karsten Warholm's 400m Hurdles World Record is the greatest all time performance in Athletics.

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Ian discusses the highlights of the athletics programme so far, including both the men's and women's 100m finals with former Scottish Senior and Great Britain Under 23 International Jon Oparka.

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Ian welcomes back former guest, British Triathlete Ant Gritton to review the men's and women's individual triathlon and preview the mixed team relay.

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Usually injury, choking on the big stage or a false start may be the unfortunate reasons why a medal contender fails to Unlock their Athletic Potential but this year the COVID factor could be the reason. 

Former Irish international gymnastic , Nick Dunn, who has competed at World, European and Commonwealth Games,  joins us to discuss the impact of COVID on these Games so far!


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Ian and Johnny discuss the new Olympic events added to this year's Games.

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With one day before the delayed Tokyo Olympics starts, we spoke to Sports Presenter, Radzi Chinyanganya, who will reporting live for Discovery Channel UK / Europort.

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Following on from our episode on ‘Essentials v Margin Gains’, Ian & Johnny discuss  the non-essential products we love. These are products we could definitely do without but enjoy having in our performance arsenal. We only feature products we generally love but for each product, we will give a full disclaimer on where we got the product from, price and discounts we received and if we have any connections to the brand. 

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We welcome multidisciplinary distance runner and coach, Jeff Ross, to the @unlockingathleticpotential podcast this week.

Jeff originates from Scotland but has been living in Malaysia for the past 10 years. At high school, he participated in cross-country running and track athletics but found his passion in squash for most of his adulthood. In 2013, now in his late 30s, he returned to running and has made incredible progress acro...

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We welcome Great Britain’s long-distance runner Jake Smith to @unlockingathleticpotential.

Jake recently made headlines when he went from pacing the Cheshire Marathon to going ‘all in’ for the full distance, despite never running close to 26.195 miles before in any capacity… and on this marathon debut he clocked 2:11.00, which is an Olympic and World Championship qualifying time.

Jake’s other PBs are:

  • 5km: 13:47 
  • 10km: 28:50 (28:00...
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    Ian and Johnny catch up on recent training and talk about the essentials  which should be ever present in our daily lives and form the foundation of our training and balancing this with marginal gains.

    Unlocking Athletic Potential proudly partners with Red Dot Running Company, who specialise in sports nutrition and running kit and are based in Singapore. You can find them at rdrc.sg


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    This week on @unlockingathleticpotential we welcome three fellow hybrid endurance athletes, who also happen to be podcast hosts, who have all either very recently or the last few years have become dads:

    George Edwards is a hybrid endurance athlete and trainer at Gymbox Farringdon although during this pandemic, he has set himself up with his own training lab at his home. He is also a host on the ‘Rise & Grind’ Podcast and is ...

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    We welcome Tessa Philippaerts to the @unlockingathleticpotential podcast. Tessa is a multiple canicross world champion, originally from Belgium, now residing in Norway. She is also a running & canicross coach. 

    In this episode we discuss:

  • How Tessa’s combined love for dogs and passion for running helped her discover canicross
  • Her progression in the sport and the early successes and challenges on this journey
  • Competing in her fi...
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    We welcome professional endurance athlete, Myriam Guillot-Boisset to the @unlockingathleticpotential Podcast.

    Some of Mimi’s amazing achievements include:

  • Winning two Adventure World Championships (2011 and 2013)
  • 2nd Place Spartan Ultra World Championships (2019)
  • 3rd Place Spartan World Championships (2019)
  • 47 Spartan Career Podiums
  • She also holds a masters degree in Sports Science and hosts a raw adventure camp with her husband Jack...

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    Lauren Stroud is a two-time U.S. Olympic Marathon Trialist and has a PB of 2 hours 44 minutes over the distance. She also boasts some very impressive times over 5km (16:18), 10km (34:11) and the half marathon (1:14).

    Lauren has recently made the transition over to Elite Obstacle Course Racing and Hybrid Endurance events, making her Elite Spartan Race debut at the USNS opener at Jacksonville in February. She then podiumed in her seco...

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    Ian and Johnny discuss their thoughts on the first Spartan Races of the year as well as the nominees for the 2021 Laureus Sports Awards.

    Unlocking Athletic Potential proudly partners with Red Dot Running Company, who specialise in sports nutrition and running kit and are based in Singapore. You can find them at rdrc.com

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    We welcome Asian based Spartan Pro athletes, Ilona-Jade Errington and Jamie Nunn to the @unlockingathleticpotential Podcast.

    Both Ilona and Jamie started OCR racing in the open division and moved up to the competitive waves before heading into the Spartan elite wave where they are consistently podium contenders.

    We hear about their journeys and follow on from our conversation with @nicolemericle on how together we can elevate...

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    We welcome Boxing Strength and Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer, Jon Ramos, to the @unlockingathleticpotentialpodcast.

    Jon is the S&C Coach for boxing heavyweight, Derek Chisora, who has held British, Commonwealth and European titles. Derek once challenged for the WBC Heavyweight title against Vitali Klitschko in 2012, going the full distance before losing on points.

    Jon was also a high performing athlete, competing in...

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    The use of music in the sport and exercise setting is commonplace and most us regularly use a playlist either pre-task or during our training sessions to accompany us. But how much thought goes into the choice of our music other than the fact we might like these particular tracks and what does the research actually prove?

    This week we welcome to the @unlockingathleticpotential podcast, Professor Costas Karageorghis, a lecturer i...

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