Posted on June 04 2018
Welcome back to the De Novo podcast! In this episode, I chat to coach, bodybuilder and powerlifter Brian Minor about his experiences being a coach and a high-level dual athlete.
I ask him:
- Tell us a little about how you found bodybuilding and powerlifting.
- According to my digging, you've done 3 bodybuilding seasons between 2010 and 2017, and have 6 years' worth of experience as a powerlifter at a high level as well.
- What's the worst bit about being a dual athlete?
- What's the best bit?
- So you first started training at 16 to improve your ice hockey performance, and I have you down as saying that fell in love with the training process and the strength/confidence that came with. We constantly hear people reminding us to focus on the process, so to fall in love with the process at 16 indicates that you have a naturally great attitude towards training. Is that the case? Do you ever have days where you find it more difficult to focus on the process?
- What are the biggest lessons you've learned from your successive contest prep seasons?
- You're a coach as well, and a lot of people understand that the role of a coach is at least partly to teach and mentor your clients. I'm curious - what are some of the biggest lessons that your clients have taught you?
- What's one thing that you have spent far too much money on, but don't regret?
- If you were stranded on a desert island, what 7 songs would you take with you?