The Physical Performance Show: Dougal Allan Multisport Champion & Head Coach DA Endurance

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Dougal Allan

In episode 269 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Dougal Allan Multisport Champion & Head Coach DA Endurance on this Featured Performer episode.

Dougal Allan has been prolific in the multi-sport world for over 15 years, he is the 2 x  Champion of Challenge Wankaka and the course record holder, he has stood on podiums in Adventure Races in Brazil, China, Australia and Canada. Dougal is the 2 x  Speights Coast to Coast Champion and having podiumed in that event five times. Dougal competes in over 10 different sport disciplines each year from kayaking to mountain biking, swimming to skiing and running to abseiling.

Dougal holds an Honors Degree in Physical Education, he’s a Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning coach who has worked with High Performance Sport New Zealand and their elite snowsport athletes.

Dougal’s sharings center around the importance of honoring an offseason and the effect that can have in setting you up for your best performance. The concept of how our body language can shape our psychology, an insight Dougal gleaned from rugby union superstar Richie McCaw. Dougal shares his top three psychology tips, the three P’s.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Introduction to Dougal
  • Offseason understanding the importance
  • Lock down. Forced off season
  • God zone
  • Coast to coast Event
  • Coast to Coast Training
  • Learnings from Richy
  • Darkest Day in career
  • Advice on managing pressures
  • Curiosity

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“Continue to factor in the bigger picture.”
“Bringing perspective to athletes.”
“Having a patient approach to the sport.”

To follow Dougal Allan:

Instagram: @dougal_allan
Twitter: @DougalAllan
Website: DougalAllan


0:00 Start
3:30 Introduction to Dougal
4:55 Offseason understanding the importance
10:00 Lock down. Forced off season
11:30 God zone
16:36 Coast to coast Event
24:19 Coast to Coast Training
27:12 Learnings from Richy
34:45 Darkest Day in career
38:45 Advice on managing pressures
46:00 Curiosity
54:50 Performance Round
1:00:36 Physical Challenge
1:02:00 Best Advice
1:08:54 Finish

People Mentioned

Braden Currie – Dual Asia Pacific Ironman Champion, Episode 175 of The Physical Performance Show
Richie McCaw – Former All Blacks Captain
Niko Porteous – Snow Sports, New Zealand freestyle skier
Chris McCormack – World Triathlon Champion, Episode 48 of The Physical Performance Show
Luke Mckenzie – Australian Professional Triathlete
Richard Usher – Team Doctor for Team Ineos Cycling 


Coast to Coast New Zealand
Challenge Wanaka

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Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter) or @brad_beer (Instagram)

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