Matt’s wry sense of humor and practice of speaking his mind may be the most motivating training tool in his bag. But when combined with his pillars of performance: Endurance, Nutrition, Strength and Recovery, he and his team at purplepatch fitness are able to help athletes attain exceptional heights…including multiple Ironman Champion titles. The founder and CEO of purplepatch fitness, Matt is an exercise physiologist, elite-level coach and former professional triathlete who sees hydration as a critical part of the nutrition equation. "Hydration enables you to recover faster, it enables you to perform better during a session so you get fitter, stronger, faster."
Matt’s training lexicon started to get so rich, his team has captured them in the “Dixon-ary”—here are a few of our favorites…
Look for Matt’s contributions in publications like Triathlete Magazine, Lava Magazine, Outside Magazine and Triathlete Europe. And when we hear of a new addition to the Dixon-ary, we’ll be sure to share. For more about Matt and to learn more about how hydration can improve your performance, visit www.purplepatchfitness.com.
Is it better to drink or eat your calories during an endurance event? Matt Dixon explains why pro endurance athletes separate their hydration from their fueling.
Pro athletes can't afford to arrive at their travel destination exhausted and dehydrated. Matt Dixon outlines how to offset the effects of a long flight.
You don't need a lab to make your own hydration beverage. Matt Dixon's simple, three-ingredient concoction will keep you hydrated without breaking the bank.
What's the best way to make sure you start and end the day fully hydrated? Matt Dixon offers some tips on how to build hydration into your daily routine.
Not all sports drinks are alike. Matt Dixon explains how to pick one that your body can absorb easily during intense training sessions.
Water doesn't just help you perform better during training—it also helps deliver the nutrients your muscles need to recover. Matt Dixon explains why post-workout hydration is crucial for athletes.