HMMR Podcast Episode 9: Kevin McMahon on Balance

Looking back on this site, I can’t believe I have never covered the topic of the so called “work-life balance.” In interviews I am often asked how I balance everything I do, but I have never sat down to write about it. Part of the reason is that I am hardly alone. Just as I do, Nick also works, coaches, trains, contributes to this site, and devotes a lot of time to family. Unless you are top 10 in the world, this is the life of a modern thrower. Another reason I have not written about it is that there are many others that do it better than I do. One of those people is Kevin McMahon. McMahon was a two-time Olympian and top American thrower for more than a decade despite working a full-time job, coaching, and being married. We invited him on this week’s podcast to discuss his experiences in finding the right balance, priorities, as well as some of the advantages that we all have noticed can come from this balancing act.


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  1. […] The feedback from former international hammer thrower Kevin McMahon was the similar. He made a comeback in his mid-30s: “[Each week I did] just two days of throwing. All I did in the weight room were twisting exercises, hammer simulation exercises and a few Olympic lifts. The nervous system at that point had already been developed. I didn’t need 10,000 throws. I just needed to remember.” We also discussed this topic with him when he came on our podcast in August. […]

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