The Physical Performance Show: Ali Day, World, AUS, 2x Nutri-Grain Series Ironman Champion, 7x Coolangatta Gold Champion

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In episode 300 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Ali Day, 2x Nutri-Grain Series Ironman Champion and 7x Coolangatta Gold Champion in this Featured Performer Episode.

Ali was our very first guest way back in April 2016, making another appearance on episode 100 co-sharing the microphone to look back at the first 100 episodes of the show. 

Alastair has become a father to baby boy Danny, husband to wife Kel, picked up another Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Ironman Series title, added a 7th Coolangatta Gold victory to his resume and the 2021 Australian Surf Life Saving title Ironman crown victory.

In this episode Ali shares around the challenges he faced as he hit his life’s lowest point following a freak accident where he fractured both wrists for a promotional photo shoot which left him sidelined for 16 months with question marks over his ability to ever compete at a professional Ironman level again.

To listen to Episode 300:


Click the icon to listen to the interview on iTunes or listen using the Soundcloud player below

Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Breaking down his Race Victories
  • His Sports Psychologist Lisa
  • His July 2019 freak accident
  • Dealing with uncertainty post surgery
  • Hand Therapy Sessions with Carla Bingham
  • The physical pain and mental anguish he experienced
  • Ali’s Darkest Days
  • His comeback journey after the injury
  • His experience qualifying for the Ironman Series
  • How hard Ali worked on his swimming
  • Message from Shannon Eckstein
  • Top 3 Tips for Mental Resilience
  • Tips on Tendon Injuries
  • Ali’s business “ACTV” with his partner Bart

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“You have to think neutral, you have to think positive.”
“You have to work hard to get lucky.”

Top 3 Tips for Mental Resilience
1. Use a journal
2. Win every moment
3. Wake up early

“Win the morning, win the day.”
“Trust” – Mantra
“Sleep” – Best Recovery Tip
“Fit” – Racing Style
“Everything is happening very fast around me but in my mind its happening very slow.” – Being in the Zone
Tips on Tendon Injuries
1. Load your tendon
2. Progress slowly
3. Safe to run
4. Be consistent
“Work Hard.”- Best Advice
“I love the training on my own and I love when you’re up against yourself  like in your mind there is a head battle.”
“Single leg calf raise, try to get 30 and 40, make sure your knees are not bent.” – Physical Challenge
“I feel like habit stacking is a good thing.”
Ali Day

To follow Ali Day

Instagram: @alastairday
Podcast: Episode 1 The Physical Performance featuring Ironman Champion Ali Day
Podcast: Episode 100 The Physical Performance Show – The Story behind The Physical Performance Show
Website: @actvstrengthco
Instagram: @actvstrengthco


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00:00 Start
04:45 Welcome back Ali
06:40 Breaking down his Race Victories
14:05 His Sports Psychologist Lisa
16:15 His July 2019 freak accident
21:35 Dealing with uncertainty post surgery
24:40 Hand Therapy Sessions with Carla Bingham
27:12 The physical pain and mental anguish he experienced
30:20 His Darkest Days
36:29 His comeback journey after injury
43:31 His experience qualifying for the Ironman Series
46:51 How hard Ali worked on his swimming
51:08 Message from Shannon Eckstein
55:01 Top 3 Tips for Mental Resilience
57:16 Performance Round
1:02:20 Tips on Tendon Injuries
1:04:21 Best Advice
1:07:30 Physical Challenge
1:09:58 Ali’s business “ACTV” with his partner Bart
1:15:03 Finish

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People Mentioned

Carla Bingham – Occupational Therapist – Hand Therapy & Splinting
Shannon Eckstein – Ironman Surf Lifesaving Champion, Episode 22 of The Physical Performance Show
Caine Eckstein – 24hr Pull Up World Record Holder – 7620 Pull Ups, Episode 35 of The Physical Performance Show
Tom Brady – NFL American football quarterback
Kendrick Louis – 2019/20 Nutri-Grain IronnMan Series Champion
Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander – 5x World Champion, 3x Ironman Triathlon World Champion, Episode 102 of The Physical Performance Show
Eliud Kipchoge EGH –  Kenyan professional long-distance runner
For questions and comments about this Episode Send to the Show Host @Brad_Beer (Twitter) or @brad_beer (Instagram)

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