The Physical Performance Show: Glynis Nunn – OAM, Olympic Heptathlon Champion (1984)

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Glynis Nunn

In episode 169 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Glynis Nunn – OAM, Olympic Heptathlon Champion (1984) in this featured performer episode.

Glynis Nunn has had a long and distinguished sporting career which spans more than 30 years as an Athlete, Coach and Administrator. After, Glynis’s Dual Heptathlon Gold Medals at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games followed by the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, Glynis was granted the Medal of The Order of Australia. Glynis is a qualified Secondary Physical Education and English Teacher and a Level 5 Track and Field Coach. Glynis has trained Athletes for the World Youth and Junior Games, The Commonwealth Games, World Championships and The Olympic Games. She currently serves as the Director of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport and also as the Executive Director for the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association.

We cover so much during this episode including the development of Junior Athletes, what matters, what doesn’t, mindset, overcoming challenges. We debunk some myths around Junior Strength and Conditioning and Glynis issues her Physical Challenge for the week.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • How Glynis started her career
  • When did Glynis realise her potential
  • Athletes Glynis admires
  • Encouragement and Recognition
  • How Glynis processes potential in junior athletes
  • 1984 Competition Experiences
  • Hardest Time in her career
  • Key Mistakes on Strength and Conditioning for Juniors
  • Best suggestion for school curriculum – Physical Education
  • Best Advice
  • Physical Challenge for the Week
  • How Glynis stays fit
  • Work Glynis is doing as Executive Director at the GC Academy of Sports
  • Greatest thing Glynis learned through sports
  • Top 3 Characteristics for Physical Health and Performance

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Glynis Nunn

Quotes:

“Enjoy what you do and challenge yourself.” – Best Advice
“Do 10 minutes of run 50 and walk 50.” – Physical Challenge
“It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be winning when you’re young.”
“As a Coach I make sure that I don’t burn them out.”
“You’ve got to make sure that there is room to grow in their training regime.”
“You make your life choices.”
“It’s really important to learn how to lift correctly.”
“The pillar of strength is from the shoulders to the hips.”
“Every Technique and program is individual.”
“When you start something don’t give up.”

Top 3 Characteristics for Physical Health and Performance
1. Dedication and Commitment
2. Love what you do
3. Own what you do

Key Mistakes on Strength and Conditioning for Juniors
1. Lift heavy too early
2. Someone told them to do strength and conditioning till they are 18.

To follow Glynis Nunn

Instagram: @nunncearns
Facebook: @Glynis Nunn
Website: Gold Coast Academy of Sport
Website: Track and Field Coaches  

 

Timeline:

00:00 Start
01:58 Introduction to Glynis Nunn
03:52 How Glynis started her career
09:17 When did Glynis realise her potential
13:13 Athletes Glynis admires
15:18 Encouragement and Recognition
19:15 How Glynis processes potential in junior athletes
27:21 1984 Competition Experiences
36:00 Hardest Time in her career
42:53 Key Mistakes on Strength and Conditioning for Juniors
49:24 Best suggestion for school curriculum – Physical Education
52:11 Best Advice
53:00 Physical Challenge for the Week
54:25 How Glynis stays fit
56:15 Work Glynis is doing as Executive Director at the GC Academy of Sports
58:35 Greatest thing Glynis learned through sports
59:33 Top 3 Characteristics for Physical Health and Performance
1:00:46 Finish

Glynis Nunn

People Mentioned:

John Gulson – Mentor, Physio Teacher
Ian McQuillan – Coach
Arthur Ashe – Tennis Player
Denise Margaret Robertson – Australian former Olympic Sprinter
Nick Willis – New Zealand Middle Distance Runner
Liz Hudson – Coach
Erica Nixon – Australian Hooker
Jackie Joyner- Kersee – 6 time Olympic Medallist

 

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