Nov 28, 2020
A couple of years ago, Cam MacDougall went on an epic ride of 4,350km through the mountains of Banff all the way to Mexico in 30 days. The trail is called The Great Divide and it's one of the world's longest off-road mountain bike trails. Yet, this wasn’t just a physical challenge for Cam, it was a practice in spirituality.
Interview Host: Sachin Khona //
Listening time: 49 mins
Cam MacDougall is an International High-Performance Coach based out of Toronto, CA and Bali, Indonesia. When talking to him, he naturally ebbs and flows between physical and mental practices that set him and the people he works with up for success - and it’s a balance of both.
In this episode:
3:21 - “Really tapping into [the] powers that spirituality can give you, it’s what conventional fitness seems to miss.”
10:08 - “To have people around you that believe in what you're doing and people that are going to take the torch when you can't carry it to let you recover, and then you take the torch when they can't carry it anymore is to really collaborate and do things as a unit.”
11:45 - I've always used mantras in fitness, especially when I'm going into something really challenging or even just trying to stay consistent.
12:54 - My one mountain right now is my spiritual practice.
14:34 - I'm a firm believer that your body holds all the codes to what you are to do and what you truly want to do, and your mind just complicates the shit out of everything.