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The Athlete Agenda - With April Zilg
Episode 904th July 2022 • SUPfm The International Stand Up Paddle Board Podcast • Simon Hutchinson
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We kick off Season 5 with in-form US racer, April Zilg. April has competed at the highest level for a number of years, winning some of the world's biggest races and became APP world vice champion in 2019

This season, April has won the 2022 Carolina Cup and the first APP event of the season in Santa Monica, winning clean sweeps across technical and distance!

In this episode we discuss her sporting and coaching background, before getting to how her scientific approach has changed her agenda as an athlete, and has led to her step-up in form.

April's new book, The Athlete Agenda coaches you to assemble your individual and personalised approach to achieving success, whatever your event and your aspirations.

April also offers her coaching services, check out her website here: https://www.aprilzilg.com/

Buy The Athlete Agenda here (AL)

Connect with April on social media

Instagram @aprilzilg

Instagram @theathleteagenda

Facebook @AprilZilgPaddles

You tube https://youtube.com/c/aprilzilg

Links to What We Talked About

April's favourite podcast is one of mine too, The Huberman Lab a load of interesting physiology information to benefit your training and health education.

The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing by Phillip Maffetone is one of the important approaches that April has taken from to shape her coaching and training.

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Starboard - Season Sponsor

Starboard's success since 1994 is built on its mission to provide innovation and quality. Starboard offer the most varied range of paddles and boards in the market and a comprehensive global dealer network, with SUP experts ready to help you get up and riding in no time. Check out the vast range of products and SUP knowledge on their website

Starboard Website

Starboard - Season Sponsor

Starboard's success since 1994 is built on its mission to provide innovation and quality. Starboard offer the most varied range of paddles and boards in the market and a comprehensive global dealer network, with SUP experts ready to help you get up and riding in no time. Check out the vast range of products and SUP knowledge on their website

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