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Stay on Track with Sam Goodchild: 5 episodes on the physical preparation of a professional sailor

If you, too, have ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional sailor, how you train, overcome your doubts and push your limits, the Stay on Track web series with Sam Goodchild is for you! NordicTrack follows Sam Goodchild as he trains indoors and outdoors throughout the 2022 season. The skipper tells you exclusively about his physical preparation strategies. Follow this unique 5-part experience throughout the year. Stay tuned!

A unique adventure by Sam Goodchild and NordicTrack

NordicTrack has partnered with skipper Sam Goodchild, an exceptional and internationally renowned sailor. Throughout the 2022 season, the new European NordicTrack ambassador will be featured in an exciting 5-part web series, Stay on Track with Sam Goodchild. The professional sailor takes you through his journey and his all-weather training techniques in 5 inspiring mini-documentaries.

How does he overcome the challenges of the raging elements on the high seas? How does he maintain his physical condition in the off-season so that he is ready to take on any challenge when he crosses the planet, both solo and with a partner? Experience the daily life of a top athlete!

Episode 1: Meeting with Sam Goodchild just before the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre

For 12 months, a team filmed the highlights of this extreme sportsman’s unusual life. Sam Goodchild explains how he uses the NordicTrack equipment between two sea trips to train indoors in complete safety to be in the best shape of his life. This ensures that he has better reflexes and can resist fatigue on his offshore voyages.

Episode 1 of the Stay on Track web series with Sam Goodchild was released on YouTube on 10 November 2021. Meet the sailor in the midst of his physical preparation just before his departure for the Transat Jacques Vabre. What is his biggest fear, how does he feel when he is thousands of miles from land, how did he become an ocean sailor and what are his hobbies when he is not sailing the world’s oceans? Find out by watching this first episode online.

Stay tuned for the rest of the adventure

The Stay on Track web series will take you on a journey through Sam Goodchild’s daily life and training. Don’t miss the next episodes by following our social media feeds on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. See the highlights of the series in connection with Sam Goodchild’s sports news on Instagram and Facebook on his official accounts.

Of course, each web series episode will also be discussed on this blog. You will receive personalised advice on how to apply the navigator’s training principles to your own sports routine and ideas related to the episode’s theme to take your training to the next level.

  • Episode 2: The sailor’s daily life alternates between a period of challenges and competitions and the winter when he enjoys some quality time with his family while maintaining his physical condition at home to prepare for the next season.
  • Episode 3: Focus on Sam’s physical and mental preparation before a competition with archive footage and testimonials. What practices help him focus and stay on top of everything?
  • Episode 4: How does the sailor manage the recovery period after an ocean race? After the debriefing, we move on to other, more relaxing but equally exciting activities.
  • Episode 5: What can a connected coaching solution like iFIT do for an athlete who is constantly on the move? Follow Sam Goodchild, who is more motivated than ever to take on new challenges, for the ultimate report on the key moments of his 2022 season. Dive into his physical and mental preparation before the start of the legendary Route du Rhum.

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