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.
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!