3 Performance Tips That Separate Amateur From Professional Athletes w/ Olympic Gold Medalist & World Champion Erin Cafaro Mackenzie
In this video series we cover 3 things that you can implement to improve and increase your performance while training.
Erin Cafaro is a 2 time Olympic gold medal rower, world champion, coach, mentor and student. Full bio listed below.
Tip 1: Prime the Pump
- Intro the movement and get ready for the task at hand
- Get your heart and body ready
- Prep your tissues
- Breathe Hard and be sweating before exercise
Tip 2: Visualize
- See it before you compete
- See the goal and the result you want
- What are you going to do when it gets hard and how you will react
Tip 3: Decompress
- What helps you turn off?
- Remove distractions
- Learn when to be on, when to be off
- Meditate, Relax, Unwind – it’s a must
- Vodoo Floss – For breaking up scar tissue and to loosen the tightened muscles
- Mobility Wod: Education, products and videos
- Slingshot for Hip Prep
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About Erin Cafaro Mackenize: Source Wikipedia
Erin began her rowing career as a novice at the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. She went on to make the varsity team in her freshman year, and to win the Women’s NCAA Rowing Championships in both 2005 and 2006. In the summer of 2005 Erin also competed for US Rowing U23 Team in the Women’s 4- at the Amsterdam, Netherlands FISA U23 World Championships, where the team won gold.
Starting in the summer of 2006 Erin began training full-time with the US Rowing National Team. She won a bronze Medal at Eton, England in the FISA World Rowing Championships in 2006 and one gold Medal in Munich, Germany at the FISA World Rowing Championships in 2007, both in the Women’s 4- event.
Erin competed for the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and 2012 Olympic Games in London, England where she and her teammates brought home the gold medals in the Women’s 8+ event. Beijing was the first time the United States Olympic Team has won the Gold in the Women’s 8+ event in the full 2000m race.
In 2009 Erin won Gold Medals both in the Women’s 2- and 8+ events at the 2009 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland. This was the first time in US Rowing history that the W2- pair has won the Gold Medal in an international championship, much less two gold medals in two very challenging Olympic events in the same year at the same regatta. Erin and her pair partner, Susan Francia were awarded 2009 FISA World Crew of the Year for their performances at the World
Rowing Championships, as well as being named USA Today’s Athletes of the Month. Erin was also awarded the Female
Athlete of the Year award for 2009 by her teammates and coaches on the US Rowing National Team.
During her training in the 2008 Olympic year, Erin discovered CrossFit, and has incorporated the training ideologies, concepts and workouts into her full-time, year round rowing program. Erin has recently received her Cross Fit Level I Training Certification. She feels that everyone can make a huge difference in their conditioning by using this philosophy and techniques. S