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The Athlete Agenda - With April Zilg

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: ( (Buy The Athlete Agenda here) (AL) Connect with April on social media Instagram (@aprilzilg) Instagram (@theathleteagenda) Facebook (@AprilZilgPaddles) You tube ( 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. Keep up with SUPfm: on Facebook: (@SUPfmPodcast) on Instagram: (@supfmpodcast) AND subscribe to our newsletter (here) and get your FREE guide to the apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life Build the lifetime knowledge you need to keep safe on the water Our comprehensive online SUP Safety Course gives you the knowledge you need, to keep safe on the water and ALL FOR LESS than the price of an hours on-water tuition (£37) It's available here at ( See you on the water! This Season is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at If you're new to the sport then we've got you covered, with episodes on some of the key subjects and challenges facing new members of the tribe. We have experienced watermen and women covering these key subjects: How to choose your SUP SUP safety Learning, confidence and developing core skills What you need to know about your iSUP and package We've grouped these (and other beginner episodes) together in this list so to get a head-start here: Make sure you don't miss out on future episodes by following us on your favourite podcast app here ( Please support the show by using our links, if you're buying any of the products we talk about! Mentioned in this episode: This episode is sponsored by Baltic LifeJackets and Whasup Baltic’s innovation team have you covered with their specialist PFDs designed for SUP. The SUP Pro and SUP Elite give you maximum mobility on the board and in the water. The thin, compact and flexible buoyancy material on the front of the PFDs, makes it easier to get back on the...

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We talk with guests about fitness, technique and any SUP subject geared to help and inspire across all skill and experience levels and give you what you need to get the most out of your stand-up paddleboard experience. We cover all disciplines from SUP foiling and white-water SUP to down-winding and we discuss issues affecting stand-up paddlers globally. Our mission is to help you get on your board more, move your paddling onto the next level and increase the physical and mental health benefits for everyone who has embraced the sport world-wide. If you have a story to tell, or would like to share your stoke then DM us on Instagram @supfmpodcast