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.
What does dehydration do to your blood volume—and what does that do to slow you down? Matt Dixon explains what happens when your body gets dehydrated.
Dehydration doesn't just make you thirsty—it also increases your fatigue and slows you down. Matt Dixon explains hydration's role in keeping your body AND brain in shape.
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.
How many water breaks should you be taking when you exercise? Matt Dixon explains how often—and how much— you need to drink during training.
The temperature of your beverages impacts the regulation of energy management throughout the day, as well as performance in hot and humid conditions.