He is Co-Owner and Director of Coaching at Forever Endurance as well as the Director of the Blue-Stages Racing Cyclocross team. Grant began coaching while still a high school athlete himself and discovered a love that has allowed him to pursue that passion as a joyful pursuit and a profession. From beginners to national and world champions, he is committed to helping each athlete achieve their own personal greatness in athletics.
Grant’s personal background is as a collegiate swimmer, then a professional triathlete and now an impassioned amateur cyclist. His personal love for sport comes through in his dedication and commitment to his athletes and their goals. Grant is an American Swimming Coaches Association Level 5 certified swim coach, former U.S. national team coach, and a member of the USA Swimming World Championships staff in 2013. He is also a USA Cycling Level 2 certified coach and has coached athletes on U.S. national teams in 5 different sports. He has coached several national champions and a Paracycling World Champion.
Every athlete has a personal IZOF. Coach Grant Holicky shares the concept and explores how to determine your IZOF. Then he shares why knowing your IZOF is helpful and how you can recreate your IZOF on demand.
In this week’s show, we talk about whether gravel racing can save North American racing, if adding a Zwift race to your interval work is still good training, and techniques our hosts use to keep in balance.
Whether you’re a roadie, a mountain biker or a triathlete, the unique demands of cyclocross mean it can make you better at your preferred discipline. On this week’s show we chat with cyclocross experts Grant Holicky and Stephen Hyde about the many benefits of ‘cross.
Our hosts continue their potluck discussion and talk about what’s the ideal mental state for performance, whether we should be consistent with our intervals or not, and why failure is so important for an athlete to experience.
Forever Endurance provides additional athlete services both by diversifying the coaching talent on their own team and by connecting athletes with experts outside the business. With more ways to deliver individualized training, coaches are well-positioned to reach more athletes.
Many coaches are happy to focus their energy on coaching, not running a business. Some coaches choose to outsource specific tasks like accounting, business management, and marketing. At Forever Endurance, co-owners Cody Moore and Grant Holicky have coaches lean into the services that an MBA and education program can provide.
All athletes reach a point where progress depends more on the skills they can build between their ears, more than the strength of their legs or lungs. The very best athletes are as strong mentally as they are physically. Grant Holicky, Dr. Stephen Cheung, Dr. Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson, Julie Emmerman, and Julie Young help us explore these critical and often overlooked mental skills.