Inside with Brett Hawke: James Magnussen

By Fitter and Faster Staff

The fastest man ever in a textile: JAMES MAGNUSSEN!

They discuss…

Starting a gym equipment business during COVID-19. Check out Habitual Equipment on Instagram. Now available in Australia!
Grew up in a small country town 5 hours north of Sydney where the pool was closed during the winter.
Meeting with Coach Brant Best in 2009. “I’m very confident I will get you to an Olympic Games.”
“The confidence he gave me in that meeting…” – James Magnussen
What did Brant do best? Everything we did had a purpose.
“WALK OUT RUN HOME”
Super suits.
Having an outstanding network of people helping him reach his highest potential.
Eamon Sullivan.
Winning his National Championship in the 100 Free going 48.2.
Do you have a chip on your shoulder?
Going from being the hunter to being the hunted.
“The bread and butter set for me for training for my 100 Freestyle was…” 44-48 stroke rate. Breathing 2’s. Soft hands. 7/10 RPE.
Swimming consistently. Same # of strokes, same # of breathes. The performance piece took care of itself.
Pre-Fatigue stuff for back end. 3×15’s Max. Swim through the 50. Straight into a fast 50.
We’d swim really fast at least 4x a week. The other 3 would be really slow, really recovery.
Are we swimming fast coming out of quarantine because we are recovered?
2011 World Championships in Shanghai.
Out of the water for 6 weeks prior with pneumonia.
Winning the 100 Free.
Winning the 4×100 Free Relay.
Preparing for the 2012 London Olympics.

And so much more!