Training, nutrition, recovery. It's Black and Whyte * Simon Ward and Prof. Greg Whyte


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My guest today is Prof. Greg Whyte. As an Olympian (he won a modern pentathlon bronze at the 1986 Olympic Games), sports scientist and coach Greg is uniquely experienced at optimising performance. Greg has worked as a consultant physiologist in a large number of Olympic and professional sports and has been the Director of Science and research at the English Institute of Sport and the Director of Research for the British Olympic association, leading on the preparation of multiple Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth teams. I’ve known Greg as an acquaintance for many years, well enough to be on first-name terms and have a beer with after completing an event. The last was Marathon de Sables back in2015, sat around the hotel pool in Ouarzazate, Morocco. You may be more familiar with Prof Whyte as the man who helps celebrities to achieve incredible feats as part of Children in Need. Since first helping David Walliams to swim the Channel back in 2005, Greg has been involved with 31 more ‘Children in Need’ challenges. You can find out more about these HERE.

I recently watched Greg's latest documentary Black & Whyte, a 45’ epilogue detailing his attempt to achieve the coveted black T-shirt award at the Norseman Triathlon. In fact, as I was watching the film myself it brought back some very vivid memories of my own Norseman adventure back in 2009 (I did get a black T-shirt, just in case you were wondering).

This is another enthusiastic discussion and as usual, we dive into plenty of topics including:

  • How does an Olympic medalist stay motivated once they are past their peak?
  • How does the stress level at the Olympics compare to say Norseman or other challenges?
  • Comparison is the thief of joy!
  • Which was your most hellish challenge and which the most enjoyable/satisfying?
  • How did you become the trainer to the stars?
  • Which of your celebrity challenges gave you the most satisfaction and why?
  • Greg’s own daily routine and thoughts on tracking blood sugar or HRV
  • Some common-sense advice about nutrition
  • In 'The Whyte Answer' what is your most asked question, which question do you wish people would ask, and what do you hope you never get asked?
  • Greg answers some listener questions in a mini version of “The Whyte Answer"

To follow Greg please visit his website

The Whyte Answer

You can also follow him at the usual social media places

Instagram profgregw

Facebook ProfessorGregWhyte

Twitter @gpwhyte


In the podcast we mentioned several links including these

The Whyte Answer -

Bean Lite - The new Bespoke Exercise & nutrition App

Greg’s Books Bump it Up

Achieve the Impossible

Some films you might like

Black & Whyte - A Norseman story

Extra ordinary people

Some great blog posts HERE

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