Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona

Del Rio, TX

Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona is a USAT Level II and Youth & Junior Coach, FMTri Level II Certified Coach, an ACSM exercise physiologist, and a physician specializing in anatomic pathology. He has coached age group and professional athletes at national and world levels, including those who have competed at ITU and Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Coach Manuel has been the doctor for “burned out” and chronically injured athletes, helping them get back into sport successfully and keeping them free of injuries for years. Two years ago he moved to Del Rio, Texas, to open an endurance coaching and exercise physiology studio and promoted triathlon and endurance sports among the south Texas population. His coaching philosophy is based on exercise efficiency, not only for professional athletes but for age group athletes as well.

Monthly fee: $250
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Coaching Highlights
  • VO2max, Lactate, RMR & Corporal Composition Tests, Run & Swim Video Analysis

  • 2015, 2016 & 2017 Coaching Staff of USAT National Junior Elite Skills Camps

  • 2013-2014 Physiologist & Doctor of 2017 LALA Marathon Overall Winner

  • 2015 Exercise physiology tests for Mexico´s 200 m. breaststroke record holder

  • 2016 Head Coach of Del Rio High School Triathlon Club at USAT High School Nationals

Athletic Highlights
  • Swimmer at National level events

  • High School and College Football & Soccer Varsity player

  • Equestrian for 11 years

  • Rodeo bareback rider

  • Triathlon: Sprint, Olympic & Half Distance races

October 7, 2019

One of the basic foundations of coaching is applying the correct amount of stress to an athlete's body and mind such that the stress response brings about balance and homeostasis at a new and adapted physical and mental status.

But what is the stress response?

It is the neuroendocrine con...

It is common to want to exercise through symptoms of illness/disease. Perhaps our A race is coming, an amazing ride group is schedule for the next day, or we may just be anxious about the idea of missing a workout. In some cases, training can bring relief. But training in other circumst...

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