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The Mayn Idea Podcast

The Mayn Idea Podcast

By Abe Maynard

Conversations about human optimization, health, physical preparedness, martial arts, and the occasional outlier. Join me every Tuesday wherever you catch your podcasts.


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#70: Chad Wesley Smith - Strength Training for Jiu Jitsu, Special Strength vs. Specificity, and What Matters Most for Grapplers
#70: Chad Wesley Smith - Strength Training for Jiu Jitsu, Special Strength vs. Specificity, and What Matters Most for Grapplers
Chad Wesley Smith is a Jiu Jitsu purple belt, Founder of Juggernaut Training Systems, Juggernaut AI App, and the Juggernaut BJJ App. He has personally developed strength and conditioning programs for Otavio Sousa, Romulo Barral, Felipe Pena, Neiman Gracie, and Phillipe Della Monica. SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://www.athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Juggernaut BJJ App Code: "MAYN" = 10% Off For Life!    Juggernaut BJJ App: https://www.juggernautbjj.app/  Juggernaut AI: https://www.juggernautai.app/  Juggernaut Training Systems: https://www.jtsstrength.com/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (2:09) What Is An Expert?  (5:00) Why Social Media Doesn't = Credibility  (7:40) Powerlifting vs. Weightlifting  (12:50) What Is Strongman? (14:40) Weight Training & Staying Healthy For BJJ (19:00) Juggernaut AI  (30:00) Business of Selling Information  (34:00) Strength Training For Jiu Jitsu  (39:00) Specificity vs. Special Strength  (43:07) Managing Output For BJJ Hobbyists/Practitioners  (51:00) David vs. Goliath in Jiu Jitsu  (54:00) Getting Humbled  SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
56:19
January 31, 2023
#69: Victor Estima - Balancing Ego in Jiu Jitsu, Battling Your Own Identity, and The Estima Lock
#69: Victor Estima - Balancing Ego in Jiu Jitsu, Battling Your Own Identity, and The Estima Lock
Victor Estima is the Gracie Barra European Regional Director,  who was personally selected by Master Carlson Gracie Junior. Victor has achieved great results such as World NoGi Champion, European Champion, and Pan American Champion. He is also credited with creating The Estima Lock, a brutal foot lock that has been battle-tested many times on the world stage.  SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Gracie Barra Portugal: http://gbbracodeprata.pt/ GB Wear: https://gbwear.co.uk/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (2:15) What Does Jiu Jitsu Mean? (15:54) Judo vs. Jiu Jitsu (19:09) The Flow State + Connection (25:27) Longevity (28:00) Jiu Jitsu Life vs. Jiu Jitsu Hobby (42:00) Clarity After Competition (Who Am I?) (48:00) Ego Management: Pro’s and Con’s (58:00) Gordon Ryan (1:06:54) 2022 ADCC Experience (1:15:00) Creation of The Estima Lock (1:20:00) Jiu Jitsu + Creativity (1:32:00) How To Continue Learning? SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:51:43
January 24, 2023
#68: Travis Stevens - Judo, Peak Athleticism vs. Performance, and the Habit of Winning
#68: Travis Stevens - Judo, Peak Athleticism vs. Performance, and the Habit of Winning
Travis Stevens is an American Judoka, 3x Olympian and 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in the 81kg Division. He holds Black Belts in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: American Judo Systems: https://www.americanjudo.com/ Travis' Instagram: @judosilencer PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Channel Homepage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0oPHVELwbFm7pFVhHSsWdQ YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (01:49) What Does Judo Mean To You?  (09:26) Seeing Opportunity in Grappling  (12:15) Winning Mentality  (23:30) Exhaustion, Instinct, and Strategy  (29:00) Building Longevity (35:15) Managing Ego in Training  (40:00) "Winning as a Habit" (54:00) When Mindset Backfires  (1:08:00) 2024 Olympic Plan Fallout  (1:22:00) Future of Judo in America  (1:30:00) Judo vs. Jiu Jitsu (1:38:00) The Risk of Street Fights (1:40:00) Risk vs. Reward in Pro MMA (1:47:00) Cutting Weight SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:53:18
January 17, 2023
#67: Benjamin Chen - Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and Cold Therapy's War on Aging
#67: Benjamin Chen - Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and Cold Therapy's War on Aging
Benjamin Chen is a leader in business and technology management. He has led due diligence in over 30 acquisitions and helped raise over $500 million in investment capital. Mr. Chen has worked as an external entrepreneur in residence for both JP Morgan and Mission Ventures, and acted as an advisor on new business models in technology for GE Capital.  Mr. Chen holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and recently Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Mr. Chen's Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminchen88/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/maynidea Podcast Website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://youtu.be/5BO5OTBsizM YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@maynideapodcastclips OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (3:00) Tae Kwon Do in Los Angeles  (10:00) Searching for Self  (15:00) "The Art Of War"  (25:00) Acceptance vs. Control in Jiu Jitsu  (28:00) Loss of a Loved One  (39:00) Lessons in Sales  (47:20) Jiu Jitsu in Business Meetings  (52:00) Winning Sony's Business (57:00) Does Jiu Jitsu Make You a Better Human?  (1:07:00) Prioritizing Jiu Jitsu and Aging  (1:13:00) Cold Therapy, Cold Immersion, and Tibetan Breathing  SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:32:36
January 10, 2023
#66: Abe Maynard (solocast) - Purple Belt Promotion, What Belts Represent, Strength vs. Skill, and How to Kickstart 2023
#66: Abe Maynard (solocast) - Purple Belt Promotion, What Belts Represent, Strength vs. Skill, and How to Kickstart 2023
Abe Maynard is a Personal Trainer, Founder of The Ski System, Podcast Host, and Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt under Nic Stefan at Gracie Humaitá in Carlsbad, CA. SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: USANA Health Pak 100: https://3192954.usana.com/s/dtuHT3 PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (2:43) Mental Note  (6:01) The Meaning of Each Belt  (16:10) The Shark Tank  (21:00) Gi vs. No-Gi Strength Training (33:00) Strength vs. Skill in Jiu Jitsu  (38:00) Annual Jiu Jitsu Reflection (39:45) New Year, New Mindset SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
53:48
December 27, 2022
#65: Alex Gonzalez - Surviving Cancer, Chemotherapy Process, Hope vs. Expectations, Jiu Jitsu and Gratitude.
#65: Alex Gonzalez - Surviving Cancer, Chemotherapy Process, Hope vs. Expectations, Jiu Jitsu and Gratitude.
Alex Gonzalez is a Cuban-American scientist and cancer survivor located in North County San Diego. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at 11 years old, battled cancer for approximately two years, and ultimately beat it. Alex has a Masters Degree in Biological Sciences from California State University, San Marcos. He is a Jiu Jitsu white belt under Nic Stefan at Gracie Humaita, Carlsbad.  SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Hodgkin's Lymphoma Information: https://amp.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkin-lymphoma.html Make-A-Wish (where Alex volunteered): https://wish.org/ocie National Alopecia Areata Foundation: https://www.naaf.org Alex's Research: https://juliejamesonlab.weebly.com/people.html PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (03:52) Initial Diagnosis  (13:00) Chemotherapy, Hope, and Expectations (28:00) Mindset to Beat Cancer  (38:00) Symptoms and Identification  (48:00) Working in Food Science  (55:00) Veganism and Alopecia  (01:10:00) Persistent Mindset and Jiu Jitsu  SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:24:24
December 20, 2022
#64: Abe Maynard (solocast) - New Direction of the Show, My Jiu Jitsu Origin, My Supplement Stack, and Five Must-Do Strength Exercises for Jiu Jitsu
#64: Abe Maynard (solocast) - New Direction of the Show, My Jiu Jitsu Origin, My Supplement Stack, and Five Must-Do Strength Exercises for Jiu Jitsu
GUEST BIO: Abe Maynard is a Personal Trainer, Founder of The Ski System, Podcast Host, and Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt under Nic Stefan at Gracie Humaitá in Carlsbad, CA. SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: USANA Health Pak 100: https://3192954.usana.com/s/dtuHT3 Athletic Greens (Above) JIU JITSU EXERCISES: Turkish Get Up: https://youtu.be/0bWRPC49-KI Explosive Deadlift: https://youtu.be/6z-CC5SVGuE Hanging Medicine Ball Knee Raises: https://youtu.be/tTP14GJiPgA Single Arm Farmer’s Carry Marches: https://youtu.be/cVbg1QgIjwA Drop Catch Barbell Row: https://youtu.be/wNg6l-HMRrA PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (2:49) New Show Direction (11:33) How & Why I Started Jiu Jitsu (22:37) Building A Podcast (34:36) #1 Reason NOT To Pursue Your Passion (41:16) Must-Do Strength Exercises For Jiu Jitsu (55:40) My Supplement Routine SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:05:57
December 15, 2022
#63: Dr. Julie Evans - The Future of K-12 Learning, The Role of the Teacher, and The Uncertain Horizon of Digital Learning
#63: Dr. Julie Evans - The Future of K-12 Learning, The Role of the Teacher, and The Uncertain Horizon of Digital Learning
Dr. Evans is a Brown University graduate and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) and is founder of the heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of K-12 students, parents and educators on key education issues. SHOW SPONSOR: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Project Tomorrow: https://www.tomorrow.org Dr. Evan's LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/drjulieevans     Dr. Evan's Twitter: @JulieEvans_PT PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) - Intro (5:00) - Teacher vs. Policy Responsibilities (14:00) - How to Motivate & Incentivize Teachers (22:00) - Teachers: Scientists vs. Caretakers (32:00) - Human's Innate Desire to Learn  (38:00) - When Learning Happens Outside of School  (43:00) - Funding & Policy  (50:00) - Value of Social Discomfort  (58:00) - Virtual Learning Pros and Cons SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:03:48
December 06, 2022
#62: Charlie Vinch - Bilateral Hip Replacement, Owning a Jiu Jitsu Academy, Walking Away from MMA, and Jeet Kune Do
#62: Charlie Vinch - Bilateral Hip Replacement, Owning a Jiu Jitsu Academy, Walking Away from MMA, and Jeet Kune Do
Charlie Vinch is a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Phil and Ricardo Migliarese and owner of Budo Martial Arts Studio in Ewing, New Jersey. Charlie started his martial arts journey with Jeet Kune Do, and then later transitioned to mixed martial. Unfortunately Charlie was diagnosed with a rare birth defect resulting in bilateral hip surgery, which sidelined his MMA career.  It was here that he decided to fully pursue Jiu Jitsu, upon recovery, and give back to the community that has given him everything. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe EPISODE LINKS: Charlie's Website: www.budomartialartsstudio.com Charlie's Instagram: https://instagram.com/charlievinch?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Charlie's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@chahlie24 PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss Clips YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC Clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEipsCHgFqWSZoPX4L80UrNa2 OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) - Intro ( 3:40) - Kids and Jiu Jitsu (19:25) - The Journey Mentality (24:25) - Striking vs. Jiu Jitsu (34:25) - Bilateral Hip Surgery (46:25) - Value of Recovery (Injury Prevention) (56:25) - Periodization and Jiu Jitsu Training (59:25) - Out of Control Students (1:16:25) - Content Creation + Mentors CONNECT ON SOCIAL: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abemaynard/
01:29:27
November 29, 2022
#61: Clinton Terry - Blindness and Grappling, Tough Love Childhood, Jiu Jitsu, Online Trolls, and Academy Ownership
#61: Clinton Terry - Blindness and Grappling, Tough Love Childhood, Jiu Jitsu, Online Trolls, and Academy Ownership
Clinton Terry is a Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt and Coach of Daredevil Jiu Jitsu in Auckland, New Zealand. At 2 years old, Clinton received a shot of penicillin which caused an allergic reaction. This developed into Steven’s Johnson’s Syndrome that caused Clinton to lose sight in both eyes. SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Clinton's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blindgrappler/?hl=en PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) - Intro (11:00) - Finding Jiu Jitsu (15:20) - Tough Love, Tough Parenting (20:00) - Blind Greco Roman & Freestyle Wrestling (30:00) - Combat Jiu Jitsu (40:00) - Dreams and Memories  (51:00) - Jiu Jitsu: System of Maps  (01:00:00) - Meeting Blind Competitors (01:16:00) - Declining Paralympic Invites (01:31:00) - Participation Trophies, Winning, Losing, and Parenting SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:50:18
November 22, 2022
#60: Amy Campo - Lessons from ADCC, Useful Ego, Strength Training for Jiu Jitsu, and Gi vs. No Gi
#60: Amy Campo - Lessons from ADCC, Useful Ego, Strength Training for Jiu Jitsu, and Gi vs. No Gi
Amy Campo is an American submission grappler, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. A multiple time IBJJF World, Pans, and American National Jiu Jitsu champion In 2022, Amy exploded into the spotlight by beating Gabi Garcia to become the ADCC Submission Fighting World Champion. SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Amy Campo's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amycampofighter/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) - Intro (1:08) - Defeating Gabi Garcia  (9:10) - Good and Bad Ego  (18:00) - The Awkward Handshake  (30:00) - Family Dynamics and Childhood (40:00) - Nutrition, Sleep, and Recovery for Jiu Jitsu (50:00) - Strength and Conditioning for Martial Arts (57:00) - Timing Escapes (01:17:00) - Amy's Fundamental Jiu Jitsu Principles (01:25:00) - Why Travel Is Important  SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:31:35
November 15, 2022
#59: Geoff Rose - ELDOAs, How to Eliminate Back Pain, and Morning Routines for Reducing Neck Pain
#59: Geoff Rose - ELDOAs, How to Eliminate Back Pain, and Morning Routines for Reducing Neck Pain
GUEST BIO: Geoff Rose is the founder of REP Athletic Training Facility in New York, and the Rep Athletics App. In 2014 Geoff became ELDOA certified which we talk about at length on this episode. SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: http://www.athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Download Geoff's Posture App: https://apps.apple.com/bz/app/rep-athletics/id1628382736 50% Off Code: "MAYN" PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) - Intro (04:35) - Challenge of Implementing New Techniques in College Sports (9:35) - Periodization (14:35) - Why Your Feet Matter (Fascial Tissue) (19:35) - Screening Clients (26:35) - Fascia and Injury Prevention (34:35) - Tension, Flexibility, and Mobility (39:35) - Stress Impact on Flexibility (51:35) - Morning Neck Routine (59:35) - ELDOA (1:16:35) - Generating Client Buy-In (1:20:35) - Research of ELDOAs (1:31:35) - Scoliosis and Regenerative Practices (1:39:35) -  Effort and ELDOAs SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:47:49
November 08, 2022
#58: Rob McDojoLife - Exposing Cons in the Martial Arts Community, How to Keep Martial Arts Legitimate, and the Danger of Cult-Like Behavior.
#58: Rob McDojoLife - Exposing Cons in the Martial Arts Community, How to Keep Martial Arts Legitimate, and the Danger of Cult-Like Behavior.
Rob is the creator of McDojoLife, one of the most viral social media accounts covering martial arts. The main focus of McDojoLife is to keep martial arts legitimate by exposing the fakes, frauds and phonies in the martial arts community while promoting the martial artists who are making a positive impact. SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: McDojoLife Instagram: https://Instagram.com/mcdojolife McDojoLife on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mcdojolife  McDojoLife on YouTube: https://youtube.com/mcdojolife McDojoLife Sponsor: https://epicrollbjj.com PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) - Intro (2:00) - Cleft lip and bullying  (4:21) - First martial arts class and karate (8:00) - Isolation and acceptance  (13:02) - "Bullshido" Forums  (17:01 - Enabling fraud  (19:01) - Finding frauds, fakes, pedophiles, and scammers (27:01) - The "care" problem (28:01) - Robs 5 Rules (28:12) - #1 No pedophiles (28:37) - #2 Don't lie about belt rank and fight record (30:01) - #3 No shady business practices (35:46) - #4 No cult-like behavior (44:41) - Is Jiu Jitsu religion? (49:00) - Do belt rankings matter?  (53:01) - #5 No-touch-knockouts and misleading techniques (1:07:01) - "Tenaga Dalam" and real deaths (1:28:01) - Mike Beltran  (1:30:01) - Rob's head scars (1:35:01) - Future of McDojoLife (1:40:01) - The documentary project and production cost  (1:56:01) - Will the documentary be good?  SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
02:04:33
November 01, 2022
#57: Marcos "Parrumpa" Da Matta - Managing Egos, Transitioning From BJJ to MMA, How to Use Fear to Stay Sharp, and The Future of Grappling
#57: Marcos "Parrumpa" Da Matta - Managing Egos, Transitioning From BJJ to MMA, How to Use Fear to Stay Sharp, and The Future of Grappling
Marcos "Parrumpa" Da Matta is the head Jiu Jitsu coach at American Top Team. He retired from mixed martial arts with a record of 12-3 that followed a decorated career as a Jiu Jitsu competitor. He received his Black Belt from Grand Master Carlson Gracie in 1997. Marcos also competed in ADCC, and can be seen in the corner of many of today's greatest fighters.  SHOW SPONSOR: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: American Top Team: https://americantopteam.com/ Marco's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parrumpaatt/?hl=en PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through these timestamp on most players: (0:00) - Intro   (02:03) - Managing Egos   (10:03) - Movsar Evloev   (10:32) - Teammates Fighting Each Other   (14:03) - American Top Team "CIC"   (16:03) - American Top Team Dorms and Athlete Experience   (20:59) - Recovery and Rest for MMA   (22:03) - Fighter Pay   (30:03) - Organization and Communication   (36:03) - How Trust Changes Culture   (48:03) - Changes from BJJ to MMA   (51:03) - Using Fear to Stay Sharp   (54:03) - Does Age Matter?   (01:02:03) - 3 Jiu Jitsu Principles   (01:06:03) - Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida MMA Transition   (01:10:03) - Ground and Pound   (01:11:03) - ADCC and Future of Grappling SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:20:60
October 25, 2022
#56: Kerrod Gray - Getting Robbed at Gunpoint, Mindset and Psychology of Golf, the Power of Habits, and Strength Training for Golf
#56: Kerrod Gray - Getting Robbed at Gunpoint, Mindset and Psychology of Golf, the Power of Habits, and Strength Training for Golf
GUEST BIO:  Kerrod is a multiple award-winning, internationally recognized golf coach who has earned the reputation as one of the industry’s top coaches and personalities due to his expertise, charisma, and commitment to each player.   Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:  Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe  EPISODE LINKS:   Guest’s Website/Product Website: https://kerrodgray.com/ Kerrod's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KerrodGrayGolf Kerrod's Coaching Platform: https://kggolf.com/  PODCAST INFO:   Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rssClips  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC Clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEipsCHgFqWSZoPX4L80UrNa2  OUTLINE:    Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players:    (0:00) Intro   (05:00) Good Players vs. Good Coaches  (10:00) Making It on Tour Financially + Mental Health  (19:00) What Separates Top Players  (30:00) How to Fix Mechanics   (40:00) Social Media Inspiration   (50:00) Optimizing + Skill Stacking   (1:00:00) Morning Routines   (1:12:00) New Coach Errors  (1:19:00) The Problem With Arms + Head Tension   (1:30:00) YouTube  (1:33:00) Full Circle - Pro Golfer to Pro Entrepreneur CONNECT ON SOCIAL:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profileInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/abemaynard/
01:39:08
October 18, 2022
#55: Dan Daly - Strength Training for Swimmers and Triathletes, Open Water Swimming, Nutrition Requirements For Swimmers, and Leaving Equinox
#55: Dan Daly - Strength Training for Swimmers and Triathletes, Open Water Swimming, Nutrition Requirements For Swimmers, and Leaving Equinox
Dan Daly explains the value of strength training for swimming and what exercises best prepare swimmers for the demands of the sport. We also touch on sport-specific nutrition for open water swimming and endurance sports.  SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Dan's Website: https://www.traindaly.com/ Dan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dandaly/?hl=en PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE:   Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: 0:00 - Intro   3:00 - Leaving Equinox   10:00 - Where strength training meets swimming   20:00 - Body types of elite performance   29:00 - How to prioritize training with limited time (kids etc)  33:00 - Best exercises for swimming (FMS screening)  50:00 - Should swimmers deadlift?   01:05:00 - Swim specific nutrition   01:12:00 - Why we train ... saying "YES"  01:21:00 - Ability to play with your children SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:20:58
October 11, 2022
#54: Hudson Maynard - Athletic at 57, 2x Ironman Finisher, DEKA Fit World Qualification, and How To Build Mental Fortitude
#54: Hudson Maynard - Athletic at 57, 2x Ironman Finisher, DEKA Fit World Qualification, and How To Build Mental Fortitude
Hudson Maynard is a 2x Ironman finisher, 2021/22 top 200 CrossFit athletes in the 55-59 age bracket, and recently secured a spot at the DEKA Fit, Strong, and Mile, World Qualifier. He trains weekly in New England and competes nationally.  SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: DEKA Fit - https://deka.fit/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro   (4:35) Ironman finishes & blood blisters  (14:35) Mental bargaining   (21:35) Nature vs. nurture of mental fortitude  (24:35) How camaraderie helps you push yourself   (35:35) How goals change behaviors   (41:35) DEKA Fit   (48:35) DEKA Community   (57:35) First DEKA event at 56 years old  (01:02:35) Dealing with nerves and pre-competition anxiety  (01:14:15) Elite performance vs. general population   (01:20:35) Benefits of monitoring your own breath and mechanics  (01:22:35) Why rest is okay SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:34:43
October 04, 2022
#53: Richard Bresler - Becoming Rorion Gracie's First Student, Jiu Jitsu in America, UFC 1, and the True Purpose of Gracie Jiu Jitsu
#53: Richard Bresler - Becoming Rorion Gracie's First Student, Jiu Jitsu in America, UFC 1, and the True Purpose of Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Richard Bressler is widely recognized as the first American student of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He worked closely alongside Rorion Gracie, helping to grow Jiu-Jitsu from the Gracie Garages in Southern California to the early days of the UFC.  SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Richard Bresler's Book: On Amazon PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (02:00) What is mastery?  (10:00) Who needs Jiu-Jitsu?  (20:00) Aggressive machismo on the mats and how to deal with it  (30:00) How Jiu-Jitsu helps you relax in stressful situations (40:00) Protecting yourself. Does Jiu-Jitsu work?  (50:00) Why basics matter  (01:00:00) Black belts using pepper spray?  (01:10:00) Why students burn out  (01:20:00) Longevity, Neurosoma, and injuries  (01:35:00) Finding sobriety  (01:50:00) Managing mental demons through Jiu-Jitsu  (01:55:00) The future of Jiu-Jitsu SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
02:00:58
September 27, 2022
#52: Jeven Dovey - The Creator Economy, YouTube Growth Strategies, Online Trolls, Censorship, and Metrics That Matter
#52: Jeven Dovey - The Creator Economy, YouTube Growth Strategies, Online Trolls, Censorship, and Metrics That Matter
Jeven Dovey is a Filmmaker, YouTube and Adventurer. He runs a production company based out of Los Angeles focused on fitness and operates 2 channels on YouTube; Jeven Dovey and Project Discover Earth   SHOW SPONSORS: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Jeven's 90 Minute Master Class: How To Start A YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/NL7-r3lr2wU PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (3:18) First 1,000 subscribers  (7:00) Focusing on progress, not trolls (12:21) Utilizing constructive criticism (15:00) Importance of a core audience (21:00) Speed of growth (28:00) Opportunity cost of brand partnerships (37:00) Why "evergreen" content is important (47:00) What YouTube wants... (56:00) ASMR trend (1:00:00) Censorship and lewd material penetrating the filter  (1:08:00) Curated VR reality  (1:12:00) How to curate your feed (1:19:00) Mental health and channel growth  (1:29:00) Valuable metrics for growth SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:34:22
September 20, 2022
#51: Brendan Pape - Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America, How To Scale Your Business, and When To Hire Leadership
#51: Brendan Pape - Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America, How To Scale Your Business, and When To Hire Leadership
Brendan Pape is CEO of Brist. Manufacturing, An industry disruptor that encourages brands to rethink the power of custom merchandise and provide them the resources to approach it with a results-driven strategy. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe EPISODE LINKS: Brist Mfg. Website: https://www.bristmfg.com Brendan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendanpape/?hl=en Brendan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendan-pape-mba-22b31b34/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss Clips YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC Clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEipsCHgFqWSZoPX4L80UrNa2 CONNECT ON SOCIAL: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abemaynard/
01:16:01
September 13, 2022
#50: Jill Coleman - Building A 7 Figure Online Business, Infidelity, and Knowing When To Quit Your Job
#50: Jill Coleman - Building A 7 Figure Online Business, Infidelity, and Knowing When To Quit Your Job
Jill Coleman is the Founder of JillFit. Here she provides an online platform full of tools, insights, and resources to help individuals start, grow, and scale their online health, fitness, or nutrition businesses. Jill hosts the FitBizU Podcast as well as Co-Hosts The Best Life Podcast with Danny-J Johnson. Please take a moment to check out our amazing sponsor below:  Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs. EPISODE LINKS: Jill's Website: www.jillfit.com Jill's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jillfit Jill's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jillcoleman PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA OUTLINE: Here’s the timestamps for the episode. You should be able to click through then timestamp on most players: (0:00) Intro (0:40) Infidelity  (9:50) When To Share Personal Life Stories Publicly (12:52) Dating (17:10) Positive Psychology (23:10) Regret (29:10) "Failure Expectation" (41:00) Challenges of Fast Success (51:50) How to Handle Comparison SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
59:14
September 06, 2022
#49: Richard Diaz - Running Mechanics, Anaerobic Optimization, and V02 Max Application
#49: Richard Diaz - Running Mechanics, Anaerobic Optimization, and V02 Max Application
Richard Diaz Is the founder of Diaz Human Performance, The Natural Running Network, and creator of the Natural Running Coaches Certification Program. He is also the author of "Training The Dark Side: A Groundbreaking Approach to Training and Racing" which you can find below.   SPONSORS:  - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe - year supply Vitamin D + 5 free travel packs.  FIND RICHARD:  Richard's Website: https://diazhumanperformance.com/ Richard's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diazhp/?hl=en Richard's Book "Training The Dark Side": https://tinyurl.com/2s3j46zv PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:46:04
August 30, 2022
#48: Steven Giblin - BUDS, Hell Week, Special Forces, PTSD, and the mindset of the Navy SEAL
#48: Steven Giblin - BUDS, Hell Week, Special Forces, PTSD, and the mindset of the Navy SEAL
Steve Giblin is a retired & decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Master Chief with 28 years of military service and 9 years of DoD Civilian service in the Special Operations community. Since his retirement, Steve wrote Walking in Mud, A Navy SEAL’s 10 Rules for Surviving the New Normal where he reflects on the mindset necessary to navigate a post-covid world. Please check out the show sponsor below:  - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe MENTAL HEALTH LINKS:  For anyone - https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/treatments For Veterans - https://homebase.org/ For First Responders - https://www.frsn.org/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
02:29:42
August 23, 2022
#47: Cindi Thompson - AI Climate Technology, Climate Change, Severe Weather, and the Future
#47: Cindi Thompson - AI Climate Technology, Climate Change, Severe Weather, and the Future
Cindi Thompson is CEO and co-founder of Climate Companion, which offers knowledge fusion for sustainability experts. Cindi has a background in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, working primarily in academia and consulting. Please support this show by checking out our sponsor below:  - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe EPISODE LINKS:  Technology & General Information: Climate Companion Climate Change AI Project Drawdown Greenhouse gas emissions - Our World in Data The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Assessment Report The summary for policymakers for each of the reports is a good place to start Terra.do (education) Communities with Slack Spaces: Climate Action Tech MCJ Collective Work on Climate People Mentioned In Episode:  Doug Engelbart Katherine Hayhoe and Global Weirding Bill McKibben PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Climate Companion Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClimateCmpanion Cindi LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindithompson/ Cindi Website: https://cindithompson.com/ Cindi Twitter: https://twitter.com/CindiThompson Show Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard Show LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:17:10
August 16, 2022
#46: David Ruiz - Origins of Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts Philosophy, and How Jiu Jitsu Grew in America
#46: David Ruiz - Origins of Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts Philosophy, and How Jiu Jitsu Grew in America
David Ruiz is the Founder of Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a 5th Degree Blackbelt.  David has studied Jiu Jitsu directly under Rorion, Royce, and the golden hands of Helio Gracie. David teaches out of Gracie Humaita in Carlsbad California where he weaves neurolinguistic programming concepts into his unique approach.  SPONSOR:   - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:38:25
August 09, 2022
#45: Wes Kitts - 2020 Tokyo Games, Olympic Weightlifting, Supplements, and Breaking American Records
#45: Wes Kitts - 2020 Tokyo Games, Olympic Weightlifting, Supplements, and Breaking American Records
Wes Kitts  is an American Weightlifter, 3x Pan American Champion, and American record holder in the Snatch (177kg) and Clean and Jerk (223kg).  He is a premiere athlete with California Strength and can be found on the world stage where he represents the United States of America Weightlifting. Wes placed 8th in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and has maintained a 100% clean testing record for banned substances.  Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsor - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:58:03
August 02, 2022
#44: Kira Jones-Matousek - Productivity, Challenges of Entrepreneurship, and Building a Brand
#44: Kira Jones-Matousek - Productivity, Challenges of Entrepreneurship, and Building a Brand
Kira Jones-Matousek is the founder and CEO of Cacti Wellness Collective, a productive wellness app and resource that helps women take care of business while taking care of themselves through fitness, meditation, and productivity trainings.  Please support this podcast by checking this epic promotion from Athletic Greens: - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:10:06
July 26, 2022
 #43: Blue Benadum - Elite Marathon Running, Performance-Based Training, and Running Mechanics
#43: Blue Benadum - Elite Marathon Running, Performance-Based Training, and Running Mechanics
Blue Benadum is an elite marathoner, running coach, and multi-sport athlete from Malibu, California. He has guided many of the Entertainment Industry’s most high profile clients including Kevin Hart and DJ Vice. Blue co-founded Guru Running with his wife Cassidy and has been a key component of Nike's global running footprint.  Please support this podcast by checking this epic promotion from Athletic Greens:  Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe EPISODE LINKS:  Blue's website: https://www.bluebenadum.com/ Guru Running: https://www.gururunning.co/our-story PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:44:03
July 19, 2022
#42: Aleksandar Jevtic - Trusting Artificial Intelligence, Our Future, and AI Ethics
#42: Aleksandar Jevtic - Trusting Artificial Intelligence, Our Future, and AI Ethics
Aleksander is CO-Founder and CEO of TrustVector, a Chicago based professional services organization focused on verifying trustworthiness of artificial intelligence solutions. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Physics and a minor in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada.  SHOW SPONSOR:  - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:44:60
July 12, 2022
#41: Alex Pasternack - Growing a Cannabis Brand, Federal Regulations, Critical Partnerships, and Licensing
#41: Alex Pasternack - Growing a Cannabis Brand, Federal Regulations, Critical Partnerships, and Licensing
Alex Pasternack is the Co-Founder and President of Binske, an award-winning, multi-state cannabis brand pioneering the premium market through its meticulous focus on standards, quality, and consistency. SPONSOR:  - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/maynidea YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:25:45
July 05, 2022
#40: Steve Kozola - Pro Bellator Career, Teachings of Martial Arts, and Walking Away From Professional Fighting
#40: Steve Kozola - Pro Bellator Career, Teachings of Martial Arts, and Walking Away From Professional Fighting
Steve Kozola is a former professional mixed martial artist with a professional record of 9 wins, 4 losses.  He fought in both Bellator and The World Series of Fighting (now PFL). Steve holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a Gracie Jiu Jitsu brown belt under Nick Stefan at Gracie Humaitá in Carlsbad, CA.  Please check out our sponsor:  - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA_B1bx0rWVs-mNWc2QidA SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:40:26
June 28, 2022
#39: Trevor Mertens - BUMP Co-Founder, Growing a Coffee Brand, and the Art of Customer Service
#39: Trevor Mertens - BUMP Co-Founder, Growing a Coffee Brand, and the Art of Customer Service
Trevor Mertens is the Co-Founder of BUMP Coffee. BUMP has locations in both Cardiff, and Leucadia, California. - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEipsCHgFqWSZoPX4L80UrNa2 SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:25:28
June 21, 2022
#38: Chris Geissler - Corporate AI Integration, The Effect of Data Analytics on Society, and Singularity
#38: Chris Geissler - Corporate AI Integration, The Effect of Data Analytics on Society, and Singularity
Chris Geissler is the founder of Asgard Data, a company enabling customers to build data products and monetize their data through stringent analysis. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEipsCHgFqWSZoPX4L80UrNa2 SUPPORT AND CONNECT: Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:32:56
June 14, 2022
#37: Dr. Jennifer Martin - How To Improve Sleep, Sleep Science, and Metrics For Sleep Habit Management
#37: Dr. Jennifer Martin - How To Improve Sleep, Sleep Science, and Metrics For Sleep Habit Management
Dr. Jennifer Martin is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an expert in sleep disorders and sleep health. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsor: - Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/abe PODCAST INFO:  Podcast website: https://mailchi.mp/abemaynard.com/the-mayn-idea-podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mayn-idea-podcast/id1587799395 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1v6OzDxxMUYlNUXN1AAPw3?si=eda5aae609874c69 RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/6b4fbe04/podcast/rss YouTube Full episode playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEioDkOtd65xyuXs5p1qNjQpC YouTube Clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMGFodxtKEipsCHgFqWSZoPX4L80UrNa2 SUPPORT AND CONNECT:  Instagram: https://instagram.com/abemaynard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings?trk=d_flagship3_profile_self_view_public_profile
01:36:49
June 07, 2022
#36: Andy Torbet - Extreme Underwater Cave Diving, Stunt Doubling For James Bond, and Deathwishes vs. Curiosity
#36: Andy Torbet - Extreme Underwater Cave Diving, Stunt Doubling For James Bond, and Deathwishes vs. Curiosity
Andy Torbet is an underwater explorer, cave diver, free diver, skydiver, climber, and outdoorsman. He has been a TV presenter on BBC, CBBC, Discovery, and The History Channel. Additionally, Andy has been recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has appeared as the Stunt double for Daniel Craig in the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die. -- Support this show by checking out my amazing sponsor Athletic Greens at www.athleticgreens.com/abe and take advantage of a unique promotion: 1 year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase.  -- Follow Andy on Instagram Watch The Mayn Idea on YouTube
01:42:11
May 31, 2022
Episode 35: Solocast
Episode 35: Solocast
In this episode, I break down five themes from my past 8 years in the fitness industry: Nutrition, Strength, Sleep, Breathing, and Supplement Use.  -- You can support this show by visiting my amazing sponsor, Athletic Greens at www.athleticgreens.com/abe - You will receive a 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first order. 
52:04
May 23, 2022
Episode 34: Mac Mollohan
Episode 34: Mac Mollohan
Mac Mollohan is the inventor of the Pso Rite. Mac created the Pso Rite in 2015 and has since created eight other inventions and Pso-You.com; a membership site with on-demand mobility techniques and how-to videos. Additionally, Mac has personally seen to the mobility training of MMA elites such as Gilbert Burns and Michael Chandler.  In addition to the above links, you can find Mac and his inventions in the following places:  Pso-Rite on Amazon.com Pso-Rite on Walmart.com -- Support this show by checking out our sponsor Athletic Greens at www.athleticgreens.com/Abe
02:01:38
May 17, 2022
Episode 33: Gabe Kennedy
Episode 33: Gabe Kennedy
Gabe Kennedy is an acclaimed chef and entrepreneur, graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and Cornell University Hotel School. Breaking out on the culinary scene, Gabe won the third season of ABC’s reality series The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, and has since shaped menus and cooked his way around the globe with a mission to promote a more communal, green, and healthy world. He has been an executive chef at Bon Appetite Magazine, recently appeared on HBO’s Selena and Chef, founded Plant People, and was named to Forbes 30 under 30 in 2020.  Support this show by checking out our sponsor Athletic Greens 
01:42:32
May 10, 2022
Episode 32: Max Hanson
Episode 32: Max Hanson
Max Hanson is an American tattoo artist. Max began his career as an apprentice at Hollywood's famed Shamrock Social Club under the tutelage of legendary black and grey tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney. Max also recently earned his blue belt in Jiu Jitsu by way of UACTP in Los Angeles, CA. -- You can support this podcast by visiting www.athleticgreens.com/abe for a complimentary year supply of Vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first order.  
01:22:29
May 03, 2022
Episode 31: Nick Martini
Episode 31: Nick Martini
Nick Martini is the Founder of Stept, a creative and production studio known for work that feels more like entertainment than advertising. They operate with a mission to tell stories that explore what it means to be human, to inspire, and to influence. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsor: - Athletic Greens - https://athleticgreens.com/abe EPISODE LINKS:  Stept Studios 
01:02:49
April 26, 2022
Episode 30: Julie Megler
Episode 30: Julie Megler
Julie Megler holds a Masters of Science in Nursing and is board certified as a family and psychiatric nurse practitioner who also offers integration of altered states of consciousness and ketamine assisted therapy. You can find Julie at Sage Integrative Health out of Berkeley, CA through the link in the show notes. --- To support this show, please visit www.athleticgreens.com/abe for a special promo where you will receive a year supply of immune supporting Vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. 
01:21:51
April 19, 2022
Episode 29: Chloé Levray + Aliyah Abdullah
Episode 29: Chloé Levray + Aliyah Abdullah
Aliyah is a former collegiate dancer who holds a Masters from University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and a Bachelors in Public Relations from USC Annenburg School of Communication and Journalism Chloe is a former D1 Track and Field athlete and Tier X Coach with Equinox. She holds a Bachelors in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine and is a certified personal trainer the American College of Sports Medicine. Together they host The Continua Podcast  💥 Support the podcast by checking out AthleticGreens.com/Abe for a years supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first subscription.
01:33:31
April 12, 2022
Episode 28: David Jackson
Episode 28: David Jackson
David Jackson is a Master Instructor with Oxygen Advantage as well as a UKSCA accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach. He played professional rugby for Nottingham until he suffered a season-ending brain injury in 2013.  Through his recovery, David had to retrain his breathing mechanics and improve respiration. Now he helps others overcome their limitations improve their performance through breathwork.  Follow David on Instagram  Checkout David's Website  Support the podcast by checking out AthleticGreens.com/Abe for a years supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first subscription.  Books that changed my life:  Deep by James Nestor Breath by James Nestor  Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown
01:29:47
April 05, 2022
Episode 27: Terrance McKinney
Episode 27: Terrance McKinney
Terrance McKinney is a mixed martial artist and UFC lightweight contender who holds the record for fastest knockout in UFC lightweight history at 7 seconds. In 2015 Terrance was pronounced dead twice after a drug overdose. He has since found his purpose and is in pursuit of becoming a UFC World Champion.   Follow Terrance on Instagram Watch Terrance's Fastest Knockout Support this podcast by visiting www.athleticgreens.com/abe and claim your year's supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first order. 
36:06
March 29, 2022
Episode 26: Isaac Harvey
Episode 26: Isaac Harvey
Isaac Harvey is the President of Wheels and Wheelchairs, a disability inclusion activist, video editor, honorary freeman, and LinkedIn content producer. He was voted the Most Influential Disabled Person in the UK in 2021.  To support this podcast, please check out my amazing sponsor, Athletic Greens for a smoking promotion where you'll receive 1 year supply of vitamin D and 5 travel packs for your next trip! 
01:38:30
March 22, 2022
Episode 25: David Harris
Episode 25: David Harris
David Harris is Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Human Performance at FORME, a smart gym platform aiming to revolutionize what it means to be healthy at home. David holds a Board Member position at the Institute of Functional Medicine and. Author, Entrepreneur and Igniter at Simon Sinek, Inc. He also Founded Nexus Institute of Integrative Health Disciplines. For 24 years, David helped spearhead the development and growth at Equinox where he held positions as the Vice President of Personal Training as well as Company Vice President and Chairman of Equinox’s Health Advisory Board
01:24:12
March 15, 2022
Episode 24: Robert Mack
Episode 24: Robert Mack
Robert Mack graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he received his Masters in Applied Positive Psychology. He is well versed in the relationship between happiness and success. Rob has helped many individuals from multiple time Emmy Award Winning Producer Ellen Rakieten, to Executive Producer, Adam Belanoff achieve a balance between their wellbeing and professional success. Rob has been endorsed by Oprah and Vanessa Williams while making appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, E, OWN, GQ, Self, Health, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. I appreciate Robs openness and willingness to cover some otherwise dark topics. Follow Rob on Social Media:  @robmackofficial Robs Website: www.coachrobmack.com
01:31:53
March 08, 2022
Episode 23: Scott Denning
Episode 23: Scott Denning
Scott Denning is a professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. For 30 years Scott has studied our planets metabolism aiming to better understand how plants and soils interact with atmospheric CO2. Scott’s research ranges from field studies in the north woods of Wisconsin, Amazon rainforest, as well as satellite missions that monitor the breathing of the earth. Please support this podcast by checking out Athletic Greens where you can get a year supply of vitamin D as well as five travel packs with your first order for being a valued listener.  www.athleticgreens.com/abe
01:29:32
March 01, 2022
Episode 22: Judy Turchin
Episode 22: Judy Turchin
Judy Turchin is a dynamic, people-centric executive with expertise in omnichannel customer experience, global operations, sales and marketing. In May 2021, Judy left her role at Equinox where she, alongside two other executives, formed the Office of the CEO.  Since leaving the company, she has launched her own advisory firm, JPT Partners.  Under the JPT umbrella, Judy guides clients on a large number of areas, including customer experience in the B2B2C space principally in wellness/healthcare/fitness, real estate growth and expansion strategy, operations, branding, expansion into Asia.
01:19:13
February 21, 2022
Episode 21: James Fahselt
Episode 21: James Fahselt
James Fahselt is an actor, writer, and producer.  He has appeared in two episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm as Jimmy The Golf Pro, recently played a U.S. soldier in Peter Farrelley’s The Greatest Beer Run Ever, and has been writing and producing many of his own shorts.  You can see Jimmy playing Detective Goodman in the stage play of The Rage Fairy, which opened on February 12th at The Sherry Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. Follow Jimmy on Instagram  Check out Jimmy's website Join the mailing list: CLICK HERE
01:02:34
February 15, 2022
Episode 20: Hudson Maynard
Episode 20: Hudson Maynard
Hudson Maynard is a homebuilder, former Iron Man competitor, and current Crossfitter who competes in the 50+ category locally at Prowess Fitness in Seekonk, MA. Hudson has been an athlete in every sense of word since childhood when he earned the nickname "Full Speed Maynard" for his non-stop mentality. Hudson has also been sober for 10 years after giving up alcohol cold turkey in 2012.  We discuss this at length, as well as how alcohol impacted our relationship through my formative years, and how we repaired the damage together.  My father has experienced some unique adventures including sailing around the world on a wooden boat built by my grandfather as well as riding his bike across the country on a solo journey.  We discuss all of these exciting topics.  If you want to be inspired by a man who defies age, check him out on Instagram @fullspeedmaynard
01:36:48
February 08, 2022
Episode 019: Todd Anderson
Episode 019: Todd Anderson
Todd started as a fullback for Michigan State University and moved on to play in the NFL for the Rams in 2012. In retirement, he took his passion for the strength and conditioning side of the sport to performance coaching. He started as a trainer and moved quickly into management. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach and trained Katie to best times at the end of her career. Todd has also trained a variety of athletes from high school to professional in swimming, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and football.  Additionally, Todd is a sleep coach and conducts team and corporate seminars with Fortune 500 companies on topics which include sleep, brain health and stress. Checkout Todd and Katie's Business: Synergy Dryland Follow Todd on Instagram: Todd Anderson 
01:16:11
February 01, 2022
Episode 018: Jason Kasper
Episode 018: Jason Kasper
Jason Kasper enlisted in the US Army in June 2001. His first assignment was as a Ranger private, where he conducted operations in Afghanistan and Iraq before attending West Point. Jason then served as an Airborne Infantry and Special Forces officer, deploying multiple times to Afghanistan and Africa. During his off-duty time he began running marathons and ultramarathons, skydiving, BASE jumping, and writing fiction. His last Army assignment was as a Green Beret team commander. Upon returning from his final deployment in 2016, Jason began his second career as an author with the publication of his debut novel, Greatest Enemy. Connect with Jason via his website.
01:38:31
January 25, 2022
Episode 017: Eddie Ifft
Episode 017: Eddie Ifft
Eddie Ifft is a stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and host of the Wodcast Podcast.  He has performed to sold-out crowds in over 15 countries including Australia where his DVD special "Live From Australia" was recorded at the Sydney Opera House. He has appeared on Comedy Central, The Joe Rogan Experience, Chelsea Lately, Last Comic Standing, Showtime, and FX's Legit.  He works his ass off and is a must-see comedian.  Follow Eddie on Instagram: @eddieifft
01:54:52
January 18, 2022
Episode 016: Matt Berenc
Episode 016: Matt Berenc
Matt Berenc is the Vice President of Education at FORME, a groundbreaking digital platform and personal strength studio that brings high-level personal training to your living room all while keeping design front and center. Matt holds many certifications including his CSCS, Strong First's SFG Level II, Functional Movement Screen, and Precision Nutrition Level 2. In short, Matt is a master of movement and biomechanics. For the previous 14 years, Matt worked with Equinox where he was Director of Education for Equinox's Fitness Training Institute (EFTI), overseeing all elements of trainer growth, development, and education.   You can follow Matt here where he is constantly demonstrating, in my eyes, flawless movement patterns. 
01:57:27
January 11, 2022
Episode 015: Courtney Byers
Episode 015: Courtney Byers
Courtney Byers has held many jobs from Greenpeace to her current career as a personal trainer where she trains exclusively female clients and advocates for female empowerment, while aiming to break the stigma of women in pornography. Courtney left home at 17 and began her career in the adult entertainment industry at 19 years old. After 9 years, and an admittedly positive experience, she said goodbye the industry and moved on with a newfound perspective and a lifetime worth of lessons and growth. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, rate, and review so that I can continue to bring you amazing guests with unique stories.  Find Courtney:  Instagram: @6feetofsunshine Instagram for Coaching: @bodies_by_c_
01:35:07
January 04, 2022
Episode 014: Will Buck
Episode 014: Will Buck
Will Buck is an alternative singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Baltimore, MD based in Los Angeles, CA. Combining heavy blues guitar, strong story-telling lyrics and some electronic elements, Buck's sound has been described as renegade folk with an electro-grunge type of delivery.  Will has been named "someone to watch" by the Hollywood Digest, "a diamond in the rough" by Voyage LA and became a semi-finalist on The Opening Act's Hollywood Bowl competition. While his writing ranges from personal redemption to existentialism, addiction to healing and grief to cultivating inner peace, what wins out in the end is Will’s honesty in his experiences and willingness to share it openly. You can listen to his newest EP called Shadows which came out on November 5th, 2021. Don't miss Will Buck live at the Viper Room on April 23rd 2022. Follow Will on Instagram  
01:14:14
December 28, 2021
Episode 013: Ashley Bowman
Episode 013: Ashley Bowman
Ashley Bowman is an attorney at Bird Morella, PC, where she specializes in white collar defense and business litigation. She has competed as a power lifting, physique competitor, and currently deadlifts over 400 lbs. Ashley is one of the strongest people I've ever met especially when you consider strength relative to bodyweight.  In this episode we cover everything from distorted eating to the landscape of political and social silos that currently exist in the world and our politics here in the United States.  Follow Ashley on Instagram: @smashbfit
01:27:25
December 21, 2021
Episode 012: Derek Teel
Episode 012: Derek Teel
Derek Teel is the founder of Dialed Health, an online platform dedicated to strength and conditioning for cyclists.  Before starting Dialed Health, Derek was a top performing trainer at Equinox in Santa Monica, CA. Derek raced Enduro competitively where he developed his first hand understanding of the demands placed upon the human body by this ruthless sport. His skills on the bike are unreal and his ability to build a brand and master his business are equally impressive.  Follow Derek on Instagram: @dialedhealth 
01:10:03
December 14, 2021
Episode 011: Chas Allen
Episode 011: Chas Allen
Chas Allen is an author, writer, and actor most known for his 2018 film, American Animals which opened at Sundance and has since been picked up by HBO, Amazon, and Hulu.  Chas was incarcerated for 5 years in federal prison for his part in the attempt to steal valuable art landing him on the FBI's list of most significant art theft cases. Chas served his time and evolved into an incredible human, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Writersinkubator.com where up and coming story tellers have the chance to work through an accelerator program that aligns them with publishers as well as the tools to navigate the challenging business aspects of being an author.  You can find Chas on Instagram @chasallen
01:13:33
December 07, 2021
Episode 010: JT Zen
Episode 010: JT Zen
Julian Turner, otherwise known as JT Zen, is an Equinox Personal Trainer, content creator, and owner of his new online Kettlebell Training website, Keepitzen.co. Here, you can find programs instructing his unique style of kettlebell flow training. JT has gone through a legitimate, and inspiring physical transformation which we discuss in the episode, and he did it mostly through movement and mindset.  JT played football on the collegiate level and continually pulls from his experience as an athlete. Ultimately the contrast of collegiate athletics and the intrigue of kettlebells lead JT to repeatedly explore the growing community of Kettlebell enthusiasts around the world. Here he developed and perfected his style blending kettlebell strength exercises with continual flows bringing together two typically exclusive worlds of training.
01:31:21
November 30, 2021
Episode 009: Rena Gower
Episode 009: Rena Gower
Rena Gower , LCWS is a clinical social worker and therapist. She is the Director of Social Work Services at RMA (Reproductive Medicines Association) of New York, and helps clients who are struggling with infertility through postpartum.  Rena went through her own infertility journey before having her now 5 year old daughter.   Rena can be found on social media and via her website 
01:07:17
November 23, 2021
Episode 008: Rachel Mariotti
Episode 008: Rachel Mariotti
Rachel Mariotti has her Masters Degree in Psychology at New York University with a focus in mental health counseling. Her philosophy is that we can only be so well if we take the best care of our body, but forget about our mind. After finishing graduate school, she worked at a psychoanalytic clinic to begin her therapy practice while also continuing private training. She believes that mental health should be approached like an athlete, having discipline, adaptability, and skill. Rachel currently trains clients and see's individuals separately for her mental health practice.  I truly enjoyed sitting down with her. 
01:08:33
November 16, 2021
Episode 007: Josh Clay
Episode 007: Josh Clay
Josh Clay is an online coach who received his Bachelors in Kinesiology from Appalachian State in North Carolina. Josh is one of the most well-read trainers I know and his commitment to mastering his craft is second to none. He understands the importance of training movements versus muscles.  Josh has a background in body building, degree in kinesiology, and thousands of training sessions under his belt. He's thorough in his programming and understands the importance of meeting clients where they are at to help them maximize their outcomes.  In This Episode We Talk About:  Body Image  Personal Insecurities  Training Movements vs. Muscles  Nasal Breathing  Sports Performance  Find Josh:  Personal Instagram:  @joshualeeclay Coaching Instagram:  @wetrainmnm
01:28:48
November 09, 2021
Episode 003: Mike Karpenko
Episode 003: Mike Karpenko
Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Mike Karpenko Mike has spent over 20 years in the fitness industry where he help pioneer some of the most successful direct to consumer fitness DVD's including Tapout XT, and P90X.  Mike has been a fitness personality on Dr. Oz and currently consults with fitness brands helping them with their deliverables. Mike also created Fit Identity where he helps individuals improve their life through the pillars of food, mindset, and movement.  Mike has a special story that lead him to the fitness industry which is where today's podcast begins.  In this episode we covered some exciting topics including: Childhood Insecurities  What's working and what's failing in fitness  How we sometimes lean on goodwill in place of self care  Walking away from massive contracts  Tapout XT, Beach Body  You can find Mike here:  IG - @mikekarpenko YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/mikekarpenko Twitter - @mikekarpenko Mike is currently reading:  The Bottom of the Pool by Andy Andrews
01:54:12
November 04, 2021
Episode 006: Kirk Matthews
Episode 006: Kirk Matthews
Kirk Matthews is a songwriter and platinum recording artist who has lived many lives.  From his first New Mexican band Tabularasa, his moniker Ceekay Jones, embodying the lifestyle and bravado of New York Hardcore, to finally coming home to himself as Kirk Matthews; No musical stone has been left unturned by this man. He’s been tested, rewarded, and tested again, yet NEVER gave up the fight for his passion; music.  At times he’s shared the stage with the likes of Alicia Keys and Drake, at other’s he's played dinner for $100.  This episode brings to life the real struggles and lessons of relentlessly pursuing your dreams no matter the life stage. I’ve known Kirk for my entire life. This is the most real and honest conversation we’ve ever had. Emotion, anger, love, it’s all in here. In This Episode: Fame The pros and cons of being a chameleon Lessons, lies, life, and love Betting on yourself and losing everything 1990s New York Hardcore Scene Find Kirk Matthews: Instagram @kirkmatthews https://www.instagram.com/kirkmatthewsmusic/ Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/keeping-your-dreams-alive-hosted-by-ceekay-jones/id1553865001 Website https://www.kirkmatthewsmusic.com/
02:23:17
November 02, 2021
Episode 005: Garret Jones
Episode 005: Garret Jones
Today I sit down with Garrett Jones. Garrett is a former multi-sport athlete turned personal trainer who earned his Bachelors in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts.  He worked in a Miami training facility that oversaw the strength and conditioning of pro athletes like Frank Gore and recently aided his friend Hella Sidibe run across America becoming one of only 300 people to accomplish this feat. Garrett is a great person and has a healthy view of the world and how to smooth out the highs and lows to maintain general wellbeing and a positive mental attitude. In this episode: Veganism and strength training What is happiness and how to achieve it Training athletes versus general population Hell Sidibe running across America The Bachelorette Choosing what fuels you, not what gives you material gain Find Garret: Instagram: @garrett.jjones
01:11:15
October 25, 2021
Episode 004: The Broke Agent
Episode 004: The Broke Agent
Today I sit down with Eric Simon, creator of The Broke Agent  Eric Simon went from failing his real estate exam twice to becoming one of the most recognizable voices in the industry.  If you know someone who does real estate, they know The Broke Agent (@thebrokeagent).  In the past, when Eric failed at something, he made fun of it. And that's exactly what he did with The Broke Agent; turning to social media to satirically voice his opinion regarding the trials and tribulations of being a new agent.  From sitting open houses to speaking at some of the biggest real estate conferences in the country, Eric has proven that you can bring to life any idea you have if you're willing to put in the work.  Currently, The Broke Agent has over a half million followers across all platforms and recently restructured to focus on helping other agents and businesses capitalize on their reach, and grow their business, while continuing to fan the comedy fire.  Listen along as Eric shares The Broke Agent story from inception to present day media brand.  IN THIS EPISODE:  Failing forward in business How TBA began  The importance of humor in marketing  Not knowing what you're doing but doing it anyway  How TBA became profitable  The "Merch Myth"  What's on the horizon for TBA  FIND ERIC/TBA:  Instagram: @thebrokeagent Twitter: read here  YouTube: watch here Web: check out here  
01:30:20
October 22, 2021
Episode 002: Nate Shemtov
Episode 002: Nate Shemtov
👤Nate Shemtov is a Los Angeles native and graduate of Cal State Northridge where he earned his degree in Kinesiology. Nate is a vetted coach, former strength and conditioning staff member for The Indiana Pacers, and current lead coach at Monarch Athletic Club in West Hollywood, CA. Here, he provides his clients and athletes with a science backed, 360 degree approach to performance. In this episode we discuss: ▫️Various silos within the training industry ◾️NCAA vs. NBA constraints ▫️The potential future of the wellness industry ◾️Nate’s indirect path to the NBA ▫️My lack of basketball knowledge :) Currently Reading: Raise Your Game by Alan Stein Find Nate: @nateshemtov_coach @monarchweho
01:03:02
October 05, 2021
Episode 001: Abe Maynard
Episode 001: Abe Maynard
Welcome to episode 001 of The Mayn Idea Podcast's. In the first episode, you get to know me, your host, as I dive into the past events that lead me to a career in personal training and performance optimization.  In the future episodes of this podcast, I will be a listener. I will give my guests a platform to share their stories while guiding the conversation.   For now, I will share mine as I cover the following themes:  Surgery Working for Equinox Leaving Equinox and the Pandemic Getting fired and quitting jobs  Starting your own business The panic attack that changed my life  If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe, rate the episode, or leave a review. Thank you in advance for helping this show to grow. - Abe
48:04
September 28, 2021