Matt Dixon

Matt is an elite coach, exercise physiologist and former professional triathlete. His Master’s degree in clinical and exercise physiology, combined with his experience as an elite swimmer and professional triathlete, form the backbone of his coaching philosophy, the purplepatch pillars of performance, a much broader and adaptive view of the path to peak performance than conventional endurance sports coaching. His purplepatch athletes have recorded over 200 professional victories and podium finishes in IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, as well as over 150 amateur qualifications for the Hawaii IRONMAN World Championships. He is a highly sought after resource in the fitness and endurance community, writing and contributing to multiple publications such as Triathlete Magazine, Lava Magazine, Outside Magazine and Triathlete Europe, and is the author of the highly popular book; The Well Built Triathlete.

To find out more about purplepatch Fitness go to: www.purplepatchfitness.com

Matt is an elite coach, exercise physiologist and former professional triathlete. His Master’s degree in clinical and exercise physiology, combined with his experience as an elite swimmer and professional triathlete, form the backbone of his coaching philosophy, the purplepatch pillars of performance, a much broader and adaptive view of the path to peak performance than conventional endurance sports coaching. His purplepatch athletes have recorded over 200 professional victories and podium finishes in IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, as well as over 150 amateur qualifications for the Hawaii IRONMAN World Championships. He is a highly sought after resource in the fitness and endurance community, writing and contributing to multiple publications such as Triathlete Magazine, Lava Magazine, Outside Magazine and Triathlete Europe, and is the author of the highly popular book; The Well Built Triathlete.

To find out more about purplepatch Fitness go to: www.purplepatchfitness.com

Featured Article by Matt

The Secret to a Successful Training Program

Contributor: Matt Dixon Category: Training

The key components to any endurance athletes success in a training program include these four elements: 1. Consistency. 2. Progression 3. Specificity 4.Patience. Bump into any success story, at any level, and these key components typically bubble up into the discussion of ‘how they did it’. This is the backbone of why all athletes should employ some form of ‘periodization’ into their training. You cannot expect an evolution of performance if you simply repeat the same thing over and over again, without a shift in stimuli and load, so it is time for fitness enthusiasts up to elite athletes to embrace the main concepts of periodization.

Featured Article by Matt

The Secret to a Successful Training Program

Contributor: Matt Dixon Category: Training

The key components to any endurance athletes success in a training program include these four elements: 1. Consistency. 2. Progression 3. Specificity 4.Patience. Bump into any success story, at any level, and these key components typically bubble up into the discussion of ‘how they did it’. This is the backbone of why all athletes should employ some form of ‘periodization’ into their training.

Other Articles by Matt

Post-race Recovery Training

Contributor: Matt Dixon Category: Training

NOTE:  I don’t believe in a ‘foundational phase’.  That is old-school and bunk.  Not the best way to approach building the runner…Yes, we do lower stress running, but we don’t do classic ALL LOW…

Introduction to Integrated Recovery

Contributor: Matt Dixon Category: Training

The first thing to realize about recovery is that properly integrated recovery is about much more than simply taking a day of rest.  We can break recovery into three main areas: Training Recovery…

How To Cope With Stress: A Dynamic Approach to Training

Contributor: Matt Dixon Category: Training

We need to remember that our training is a STRESS in itself.  Most of us lead big lives, with many stressors, and our overall goal of training is to maximize our training load while delivering…

When is Dehydration a Limiting Factor?

Contributor: Matt Dixon Category: Training

Within training and competition, dehydration becomes a performance limiter once you hit about a 4% level of dehydration.  Prior to this level, it is not really a factor, so most athletes can drink to …

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