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Brian Minor - Lessons Learned From 7 Years Of Being A Dual Athlete

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: 

  1. Tell us a little about how you found bodybuilding and powerlifting. 
  2. 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.
    1. What's the worst bit about being a dual athlete?
    2. What's the best bit?
  3. 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? 
  4. What are the biggest lessons you've learned from your successive contest prep seasons? 
  5. 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?
  6. What's one thing that you have spent far too much money on, but don't regret?
  7. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 7 songs would you take with you?

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