Your host, Cory Camp, is a personal performance coach that analyzes how our mindset affects the rest of our lives. Through interviewing elite athletes, coaches, and other experts, this podcast takes a look at what intangibles exist in their lives. The Athletic Mindset extends well beyond just sports, it can be used to tackle anything we face in life.
Concentration is a critical trigger for flow as well as a result of flow.
If you ever wondered why the best in the world can do what they do, it’s because they are able to focus despite the circumstances of their environment.
Focus isn’t reserved to just the elite performers of the world, it’s something we all want more of in our life.
If you want more results in your life, it starts with reclaiming your focus. Today we dive into how you can start doing that.
One on One Flow Coaching: https://calendly.com/athleticmindsetcoaching/flow
Forever Athlete: www.foreverathletela.com
Today I sit down with Jaxon Stone, a former Division I Baseball Player, Pro Wrestler, Coach, and Mental Health Activist. Since graduating in 2014, Jaxon has taken many different paths. But 2020 was the year that he really found his purpose and passion. Mental health is at the core of everything he does and his mission is to create deeper connection within ourselves while integrating different communities and facilitating real genuine connection. Jaxon has traveled the world wrestling and continues to do so as an independent professional wrestler while working with Experience Wrestling. Jaxon hosts a hit podcast called Jaxon Talks Everybody, and creates daily content on social media to spread optimism, empathy and mental health awareness.
Jaxon and I dive deep into mental health, identity and how being a human first goes a long way in our overall performance. Let’s roll!
Connect with Jaxon here: @jaxonstone
You Are Loved Nonprofit: https://youarelovedlife.com
Jaxon Talks Everybody Podcast: https://jaxontalkseverybody.com
Today I want to dive into the role that feedback plays in helping us as humans get into flow.
Think of your best performances in your life, they could be at work, in the competition setting, it doesn’t matter. I guarantee one of the factors that was present was the rate at which you were getting feedback was nearly immediate.
Feedback, internally or externally, drives our flow.
Learn more here: www.foreverathletela.com
Today I sit down with Ryan, a CEO, author, speaker, financial advisor, and financial coach, who works with professional teams and athletic departments to help provide a financial education that most collegiate and professional athletes never receive. In athletics, fundamentals are critical to success on the field. Ryan adds a competitive advantage to the programs he works with by teaching financial fundamentals and translating key financial lessons into the language of sports and helping them identify their behavioral preferences so they can maximize their potential.
Grab your copy of Ryan’s book here: https://amzn.to/3wNGp9P
Connect with Ryan on Linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanschachtner/
They say clear eyes and full hearts can’t lose, well the same is true about clear goals.
Today we demystify the goal setting process and breakdown how to take your bigger goals into daily actionable steps. We examine what this does for everyday flow and ultimately the results we are searching for.
Today I sit down with Asante, a motivational speaker, coach, and soon to be author who played 4 years in the NFL as a Tight End. We dive into team culture, discussing what it was like to be a part of the Patriots organization for a part of his career as well as dealing with expectations that come with joining historically great programs like the University of Miami where he played college ball. Asante also hosts a great podcast, the next season podcast, that explores how we can navigate change in our life.
Find Asante on IG here.
His podcast can be found here.
Today I want to discuss the idea of what it means to be in flow and how we can find a formula that works for us to get into flow state with a little bit more consistency.
Coaching- One on One Performance Coaching
Today I sit down with Adrian Ellison, Founder of the Alpas Project. She hosts conscious retreats and self healing and empowering workshops and her work is profound in helping individuals heal their shadows, find authentic confidence and experience radical self expression.
Adrian's work is rooted in helping hundreds of thousands with inner child work, cord cutting, repairing subconscious patterns such as self sabotage, social programming, dysfunctional relationships, addiction loops, and other physical and mental health challenges that keep us from living out our unique expression. This conversation is a little different than our typical ones on the show and I loved it for that. We dive right into some very deep topics centered around healing and expression of who we are. I’d encourage you to share this episode with a friend, or loved one to further spark a deeper conversation with them. Deep conversation is one of the many ways we can feel more flow.
Adrian’s Instagram: @adrianellison
Today I want to discuss how high consequences can be used for us to thrive and have a high flow, rather than fall victim to the pressure it brings.
Coaching- One on One Performance Coaching
Today I sit down with Q who is a former 2 sport athlete at Northwestern University, standout football player, world class speaker and fellow coach. Q specializes in helping ignite passion in life, something we just did as we crushed a workout just prior to recording this. His story is unique and I’m really excited to share it with you today, let’s dive in!
Today I want to discuss the idea of surrender and how actually surrendering can be the best thing to move us forward in life. We often equate this to giving up, but surrendering and giving up are two totally different things.
If you want more flow in your life, you’ll need to learn how to surrender to it.
Coaching- One on One Performance Coaching
Today I sit down with Natalie, a former national team snowboarder, athlete, and lifelong entrepreneur. She runs a marketing agency, 93 Agency, has over a decade of experience in social media marketing and personal branding in the athlete, sports and active brand space. She is a growth mindset and human performance nerd, and shares her mental and physical improvement journey online to inspire others to go ALL IN (also the name of her podcast). We cover a lot so grab something to take notes, let’s dive in!
Today we sit down with Nick, founder of BPN supplements, US Army Infantry veteran, author of 25 hours a day, and all around badass athlete. We had a chance to catch up at the BPN headquarters in Austin, Texas, and really dive into where his whole life motto of “Go One More” started from. We speak on everything from patience to pushing through when you need to, analyzing his current training and how he is continuing to build one of the world’s leading supplement companies, all while gearing up for Leadville 100 (a wild 100 mile ultramarathon through the mountains of Colorado).
Today I sit down with Todd McCullough, the founder of TMAC fitness, a home fitness program that has helped more than 20,000 people get in shape and get their MIND RIGHT. Todd is passionate about helping people get their mind right everyday. His signature program is TMAC 20: 20 minute workouts. No equipment. No Excuses. Each workout ends with a brief meditation, aka the mind right meditation.
You can keep up with Todd on all platforms here: https://www.tmacfitness.com
Today I sit down with Chloe Maleski, a mental performance coach who helps athletes grow into the best versions of themselves through sustainable performance habits. She is a former distance runner at Duke and has since gone on to PR multiple areas of her life, not just athletically since leaving Duke, talk about a forever athlete. We dive pretty deep into performance anxiety, how to overcome it, and how to ultimately just get more flow in our lives as we are always growing.
Keep Up with Chloe here!
Today I highlight the thing standing between who you currently are and who you want to be: the actions you consistently take. Buckle up for a quick Mindful Monday and let’s take consistent bold action this week.
Today I sit down with Traci who is a yoga and meditation teacher Who discovered inner peace and self-love through her practice. Yoga opens the heart and meditation calms the mind, both spark a rise within you. Traci and I dive deep into the balance of yin and yang in our lives, how we find that duality of pushing forward for more while being able to express gratitude for each step of the journey. Let’s find that balance and rise up together.
She’s also the host of The Radical Rise podcast which can be found here: https://theradicalrise.com
Today I want to talk on this identity of being a forever athlete.
To me, what this means is being someone who is always looking for ways to improve. Someone who knows that feedback from any event in life, is neutral but integral in determining next steps.
What I want to highlight today is the growth mindset because that is what this podcast is truly all about at its core.
More Than Movement: https://www.corycamp.com/more-than-movement
Today I sit down with Joe, who played Offensive Line in the NFL for 8 seasons with both the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2017, after realizing his heart, and body, just weren't in it anymore, he decided to walk away. This decision left him feeling a wide array of emotions, leaving the sport he spent his entire life playing, everything from loneliness to excitement, and without really knowing what to do next, he decided to explore his freedom for the first time. We explore what he learned in those moments and how he brings what he learned in football to this next chapter of life and growth.
All things Joe: https://campsite.bio/joe.hawley
More Than Movement Application: https://www.corycamp.com/more-than-movement
We go back to where it all began, today we jam out with two of my life teammates, Jack Foster and Jorge Rios. We grew up swimming together and have been inseparable from an early age. Each of us have thrived in our respective events and we fueled each other to be where we are at today. We deep dive into today’s episode and examine where exactly did The Athletic Mindset come from? Tune in to find out!
Today I down with Keegan, former college football player who merges the athlete's mindset into his work to help people discover what true performance can look like in every phase of life. He believes that people are capable of changing the world around them through mastering their mindset and performance to create an impact that's just as unique as they are. He is also the host of the Unstoppable Mindset Podcast where he breaks down the mindset that makes inspiring individuals bulletproof in their pursuit of lifelong confidence, joy, and passion. This one’s jammed packed with value, so grab a notebook cause you’re going to want to take notes, let’s hit it!
What would happen if you jump?
If you really went after that thing you were always curious about, but haven’t taken action on yet?
Today we talk courage to pursue that thing, and how your life will forever change in the process.
www.corycamp.com for more resources/coaching!
Today I sit down with Josh Evans, fitness professional with a heavy background in training collegiate athletes at various programs. Josh has been a heavy hitter in the online fitness space way before most and really focuses on unconventional training movements to keep his clients guessing. His coaching methodology is really geared towards helping others achieve self-actualization, a goal him and I both share. We really dive into how to effectively manage our energy and hormone levels to maximize not just our training, but our life as a whole.
Today I want to explore how we all can make an impact in this world. It starts with our perspective and how we’ve always done things.
Remember this: Don’t be afraid to shake things up, that’s how we start living.
Let’s win this week!
Today I sit down with CEO of Perrin Wellness and Performance, Emily Perrin. Emily grew up playing soccer and went on to play for the University of Virginia. Post career she spent time coaching both at the youth and D1 level.
It was through those years of struggling with severe anxiety, panic, and depression that Emily found mindfulness. She started to take an all encompassing approach to her health. Now, she helps both teams and individuals learn tools and techniques to address their own lives and find more success.
She shares her story and drops some serious tips for you to start being more successful today!
Today I sit down with renowned Physical Therapist, certified sports specialist and founder of Repair Sports Institute, Chad Beauchamp. Chad is a firm believer in the More than Movement mission, integrating a holistic health approach that incorporates breathwork, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and spiritual coaching into his treatments of pro athletes across Southern California here. We dive into where his treatment philosophy stems from, his own journey with non-traditional medicines, and how we can start to incorporate more Eastern medicine practices to improve our own performance.
Today I discuss the wisdom of collaboration. We explore what two beggars in an old Eastern Fable can teach us about going further, together.
Let’s focus more on working together, and less of stumbling over our own feet.
Today I down with Kylie, a professional lacrosse player who is the NCAA record holder in single season points, career points, and assists. She’s a current Team USA member and professional in the Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse league. In addition to her playing, Kylie is a passionate coach and podcast host herself. She helps young athletes all around the world chase their dreams through the KO17 Lacrosse app and Dream On Podcast. I’m excited to share her dreams with you on today’s episode, so let’s get into it!
Kylie’s app and podcast can be found here: https://ko17lacrosse.com
It takes courage to live freely, but that is where our optimal performance state lies.
Today we dive into two easy reframes of emotions that normally weigh us down.
Here’s to having the courage to live the life we want this week and forever moving forward!
Today I sit down with former defensive end/linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears, Joe Tafoya. Now, Joe lives on a farm with his wonderful family and is a true pioneer. Excited to share his story and insights with you all today!
We talk on how to stay in your own lane, not worry about what those around you think of your work, and how staying true to yourself is the key to success.
Keep up with Joe here: https://www.instagram.com/joetafoya/
Beyond what we do for a living, who are we?
This is a question I’ve been contemplating for years and today I share a mindset shift that has helped me get closer to that answer.
It’s simple, yet profound and I’m excited to hear your thoughts on it.
Today I sit down with former Buffalo Bills pro Bowl Center, Eric Wood. He was a part of the Bills team that ended their playoff drought in 2017. He’s now a Bills radio analyst as well as ESPN/ ACC network. On top of all that, he hosts his own podcast show “What’s Next with Eric Wood.” Today we talk on how he leaned into finding those next steps post football, how he keeps faith in dark times, and a whole lot more.
In this day in age, information is everywhere. From our new feeds, to books and podcasts, there isn’t a shortage of information on how to do what we want to do.
But why don’t we act on that information?
We explore that in today’s episode and look at ways to overcome the information overload.
Today I sit down with American Ninja Warrior, Alex Weber. In addition to being on American Ninja Warrior, Alex is an international keynote speaker, Tedx Speaker, and all around one of the most genuinely energetic and positive people I’ve had the pleasure to sit down with. We talk about this concept of Forever Athlete at length as he transitioned out of college lacrosse at UPenn into the real world and figuring out what he wanted to do next.
Learn more from Alex here: www.imalexweber.com
We have the ability to choose the outcomes in our lives. Today we dive into how to harness the power of our choices to start improving our current life path.
If you’re looking to change something in your life, this episode is the little boost of motivation you need to start the week!
Today’s guest, Will Blackmon is a 12 year NFL vet during which he won the Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2012. He’s the host of the Wine MVP podcast where he blends his love for sports with his knowledge of the wine industry. Will has an affinity for the mindfulness approach and credits a lot of the mental work to being what helped him perform at the highest level for so long.
Find his podcast here.
Keep up with Will on social here.
Have you ever needed to get motivated? Watched a youtube video, or listened to a podcast to get all fired up only to find yourself back at square one minutes later?
Sustainable motivation is hard to come by, but today we dive in to how you can create it for yourself.
When you stay true to you and who you are, you inspire some many others.
Today’s podcast guest, Crissy Jones Schoonderwoerd is doing just that.
She is a trailblazer, as an AVP Pro Volleyball player and beyond the sport.
She’s not afraid to shake things up and do things her way, even if that’s against the norm so to speak.
We talk everything from faith, to how she’s stayed grateful for the opportunity to work hard in a highly competitive sport, especially over the last year.
Fame. It’s what so many of us are chasing.
But what if it’s not a permanent destination, rather something we feel as feedback in this moment?
We explore the notion of fame and how a simple mindset shift can free you from the hamster wheel of chasing fame.
Tony Reyes is Relentless.
Seriously, look up the word Relentless and Tony embodies every aspect of it.
He recently underwent an amazing journey of going from weighing 406 pounds to completing a marathon.
Yes he lost weight in the process (165 lbs), but I was so blown away by the mental transformation he underwent.
Tony shares his story of how he did it on today’s podcast episode.
We've all heard of getting lucky, but what if there was a way to invite more luck into our lives?
Today I want to introduce a new format to the podcast, Mindful Mondays and what better day to start than March 1st. Mindful Mondays will be shorter, solo episodes where I share a thought, a meditation, that I’m currently contemplating and my thoughts on it. Being today is the first of these, I wanted to share my thoughts on luck.
Today I sit down with Tee, who is a professional surfer in the world surf league, as well as model, celebrity fitness trainer and all around great human. Her energy is contagious and she shares that not only on today’s episode, but with the rest of the world with her company Ohana surf and fitness, which specializes in surf and fitness retreats, a must see once the world allows it again.
Today I sit down with Jake, a 2x bestselling author, global speaker, founder of Pro Basketball Combine which has helped 70+ NBA draft prospects sign their first contract, and coach to entrepreneurs and freedom seekers.
We cover a lot, but Jake shares his insights and tips on how to build a world class network, something is value for any athlete or person out there for that matter.
You can get Jake’s book here: https://www.jakekelfer.com
Have you ever found yourself with high expectations only to fall short? Expectations in life can be a tricky thing to navigate. Today’s episode we touch on how to handle them, why they actually hinder your performance, and a little reframe I use to ensure I’m living into peak performance each day.
Today we sit down with Motivational Speaker and Mindset Coach: Nick Pags. Nick shares his journey of how being cut, not once, but twice, by his college soccer team was the best thing that could’ve happened in his own personal development. If you’re looking to preserve through tough times, this episode is for you.
You can learn more about Nick’s signature coaching program “Project Limitless” here!
Keep up with all of Nick’s work on Instagram here: @nickpagsfit
Today I sat down with Joe Rinaldi, fellow performance coach, Physical Therapist and former football team walk-on at Bucknell.
Joe has a truly unmatched work ethic, something I don’t say lightly given the people I’ve gotten to know over the years. He does a phenomenal job prioritizing his time and energy, and seems to do it all despite slowly losing his eyesight since the age of ten years old.
His story is a powerful one, and I guarantee one that changes how you show up in this world!
Keep Up with Joe here: https://www.instagram.com/joerinaldi.dpt/
Follow Along his blog and newsletter here: https://joerinaldi.blog
Sports is often times our first relationship, our first love. So when it ends, it can be difficult to see the possibilities that are now in front of us.
Today’s episode dives into exploring how to navigate the breakup we all go through when sports are over.
We look at the possibilities that lie before us and how we can take advantage of them, especially if we are still playing.
Paul Clingan, founder of Down Dog Athletics and former baseball player at Washington State University.
Paul found himself struggling with performance anxiety during his baseball playing days and it wasn’t until he found mindfulness in his life years later that things began to turn around for him.
Now, Paul helps athletic minded individuals bring a mindfulness approach to how they move their muscle. We share a lot of the same mission and training practices, so I’m excited to share his insights with how you can start taking a more mindful approach today.
Keep Up with Paul here: https://www.instagram.com/paul_clingan/
All things Down Dog Athletics and coaching can be found here: https://www.downdogathletics.com
When Mike Chabala, 2 time MLS Champion, stepped away from soccer he was faced with a dilemma.
Everywhere he looked, he struggled to find an environment that matched the championship locker room culture he was accustomed to throughout his career.
So he decided if he can’t find it elsewhere, he might as well create his own.
Now founder of Sphere, a group fitness concept that intertwines soccer and connection to build the ultimate life locker room experience.
Today’s podcast episode highlights Mike’s journey and what he faces as an entrepreneur.
We breakdown what unique challenges he faced, especially in the fitness industry this past year, among other topics.
Sphere can be found here: https://www.sphere.club
You can keep up with Mike on social here: https://www.instagram.com/mikechabala/
92% of people won’t achieve their new years resolution.
Today we break down why that is, and what we can do to shift the odds into your favor.
Learn how to create new habits, hack the habit loop, and make any change you want to in your life.
If you want to kick your new year off right check out all of our resources at www.corycamp.com
Let’s win this year!
Today I sit down with Mackenzie St Onge, founder of the Sideline Perspective, a platform that empowers sidelined athletes to find their purpose and move forward as total teammates. Mackenzie and I share very similar views on what it means to be more than an athlete and she shares her journey from playing both Hockey and Rugby at Dartmouth to founding her own company.
We discuss how she found her calling, what roadblocks have come up along the way, and how she navigates moving forward despite them.
You can find all things Sideline Perspective here: www.thesidelineperspective.com
Happy Holidays and Thanks for Listening!
Today we sat down at Thrive HQ with CJ Finley; adrenaline junky, athlete, serial entrepreneur, and husband. CJ quit his engineering career to pursue his passion of helping the world, and the people on it, THRIVE.
We talk about how he takes advantage of every heartbeat he has, his thought process behind his choices, and so much more.
You can keep up with CJ at https://thriveonlife.com and on social @cj.finley
Stay up to date with all our latest offerings and courses at www.corycamp.com and on social @corycamp
And remember, if you can change your mindset, you can change your life!
Slowing down can often be the hardest thing to do for achievers and high performers. Today, we dive into not only why slowing down can help you actually achieve more, but also explore ways for you to slow down daily. We all want to achieve more, but to do so we must first focus on how efficiently we handle our time and energy.
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NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is a pseudoscientific approach to communication and personal development. So how does that relate to our athletic mindset?
I bring in Melissa Machat, an NLP coach, to find out. We talk about our subconscious self talk, how it’s what is holding us back from achieving what we want on and off the field.
Melissa leaves us with some practical NLP tools to start practicing to improve your mindset today!
Athletes are becoming more and more multi dimensional, and JT is the perfect example of that. JT Barnett is a former professional hockey player turned serial entrepreneur. He mainly focuses on personal branding and helps other former athletes monetize their brand. He is a fellow recovery junkie, a pumpkin spice latte advocate, and all around dope dude.
We sat down and talked all things recovery, how to balance his personal brand with his personal life, and even have a live review of pumpkin spice lattes. Hope you all enjoy!
When the going gets tough, it can be especially hard to find motivation.
To better understand how to push through, we have to understand how our rewards system works. Today we take a look at both external and internal factors that play a role in our personal motivation.
We then take that understanding and apply it to our everyday life, with a few actions to implement in your daily life when times are getting tough.
This week I sat down with, Gary Hall Jr, a pioneer in making swimming a spectacle sport.
Growing up I watched Gary represent team USA in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics.
What stood out to me most about him was his character and how much fun he had while competing his way to 10 Olympic medals and 2 World Records. He’s since been inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.
He’s best known for the swagger he brought to the pool deck with his pre race boxing robe and shadow boxing. We breakdown this and more on Episode 63 of The Athletic Mindset.
Hunter McIntyre has made a name for himself by doing something he loves, racing and pushing his limits. He's set countless records, won all the big checks, and yet still is hungry for more. We dive into how he continues to motivate himself despite being on top; knowing when to give in and when to push onwards; and how he attacks each obstacle he's faced with in life.
Hunter's Accomplishments at a glance: 6 Time OCR World Champion, Murph World Record Holder, HYROX World Record Holder
He is currently running OCR Stars, the premier Obstacle Course Racing event for 2020.
I'm registered to kick some booty and I encourage you to sign up here: https://competitioncorner.net/events/4125
Get an in depth look into the mind of Sports Illustrated's Top 50 Fittest Athletes and follow Hunter on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/huntthesheriff/
Do you let others tell you how you’re supposed to feel? For the longest time I did the same, actually even giving that power to people I didn’t know personally. It got so bad that even the freak weather channel app was influencing my mood and therefore my performance. On today’s podcast, I breakdown how to stop letting others dictate how you perform. This is a great mindset shift that will give you back control of your performance. That’s ultimately what we are seeking.
We dive into the art of Breathwork today with a phenomenal coach, Francesca Sipma. She shares her story of trusting her intuition and how it's helped her find her purpose in life, without even intending to do so. We unpack how breath work can be used to access peak state or flow state, as well as to handle emotions such as stress and anxiety. Ultimately, breath work is a practice to discover how to train your emotional fitness, something that athletes and humans overlook the importance of.
You can keep up with Francesca on Instagram here: Francesca Sipma
Or on her website here: franscescasipma.com
Scott Ratliff joins the show, a professional Lacrosse Player for the Atlanta Archers. Scott has experienced a lot of success throughout his playing days including being a 5x All Star, a 5x Captain, 2018 Dave Huntley Man of The Year, and 2019 Welles Crowther Humanitarian Award Winner. Beyond sports, Scott is a coach, philanthropist, and a leadership/personal development expert. Scott shares how his environment, the culture of high school football, and his self belief all played a role in getting him to where he is today. He embodies the Athletic Mindset I'm excited to share this conversation with you all today!
You can keep up with Scott at www.scottrat.com and on Instagram @scottratliff2
You can apply to More than Movement Coaching at www.corycamp.com
How Relentless Optimism has gotten me on a winning streak in my life. Being able to find the good in situations isn't always easy, but it's always worth it. We dive into the importance of a winning streak and how to set yourself up to start your own.
Group coaching through More Than Movement starts 10/26, apply for you spot here: More Than Movement
Follow along on Instagram for more updates: @corycamp
Today I sit down with Jack Saunderson, former Towson University swimmer, current US national team member and Tokyo 2021 hopeful. I had the pleasure to race against Jack for a few years in college; It’s great to have front row seats to witness when someone is doing something truly special in their sport. Jack broke record after record while at Towson on the way to being CAA swimmer of the year twice and now has his eyes set on the Olympics next summer. We talk about not just personal confidence, but also confidence in his environment and coaching. This is a key ingredient in breeding success and reaching true potential!
Pivot and Go Workshop Sign Up: https://www.corycamp.com/pivotandgoworkshop
Workshop is focused on Navigating the Changes we face in life!
Today I sit down with coach Sam Tooley and we talk about how his experiences as an endurance athlete have been tested well beyond just his physical capabilities. Through the ups and downs of his own life, Sam has learned that his training transcends his physical body and is a key non negotiable for him. He's got plenty of gold nuggets of advice that will serve you in the ultimate endurance test: real life.
Follow Sam on Instagram: @coach.samtooley
It's easy to do things that fit into your schedule, that are close by, and don't require you to really make any changes to how you already are operating. Today we highlight why those same things are ruining your quest for greatness and what to do about it.
Today we sit down with Kenny Santucci, a former actor now fitness professional and founder of Strong New York. We talk about how accountability can be delivered in different forms; why he made the decision in high school to start taking control of his health and wellness through fitness; and why he feels so strongly about building a fitness community in the city he loves, New York.
Today I sit down with Jess Glazer, former national level gymnast now business coach. Jess has successfully turned her cute little side hustle into a seven figure business and now teaches other coaches how to do the same. We discuss how her life as a gymnast set her up for all that she’s faced since that chapter ended for her. She shares strategies she learned from physical training that she takes with her in business and how you can do the same.
You can find Jess on Instagram here: @jess.glazer
We often look at the life we want to live, but aren't clear on the lifestyle that needs to be in place to live that life. Spend 5 minutes to get clear on what it means to live a lifestyle around the life you want to create.
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High Performance Chef Dan Churchill joins the show! Dan has been regularly featured on Good Morning America and Food Network, work s alongside Under Armour's top athletes, and co-founder of Charley St restaurant in NYC. With his background and curiosity around human performance, Dan is a go to guy for fueling up on sources that will best allow us to show up. We discuss why what we eat effects how we feel, what foods to eat that will improve our moods, and all the other benefits our diet can have! Check out the episode and keep up with Dan on his instagram: Dan Churchill and his podcast: The Epic Table
Favorite Recipes from Dan that I enjoyed:
Easy Vegan Curry
Vegan Meal Prep
Protein Rich Berry Bread Pudding
Today I sit down with Poppy Livers, former collegiate and pro football wide receiver turned trainer. His motto, Get Better Get Beat, is more than just a some words in his Instagram Bio. Poppy is the epitome of someone who lives by what he talks about, something that’s rare to come by these days. When I first came across his work, I knew right away I had to talk with him and get the full scoop. He’s got a heck of a story behind his brand that I can’t wait to share with you all! We talk about his beginnings in the sport of football, how Get Better or Get Beat became a way of life for him, and how we all can apply that into our lifestyle, not just when it comes to physical work.
It's a 5 minute Friday week! Today I discuss how focusing on our output, our effort and what we give is more important than focusing solely on the outcome. When we learn to shift this focus, the outcome takes care of itself. Spend 5 minutes of your day to set yourself up for more wins in your life!
Today I sit down with Beau Whitman, a former gymnast, collegiate pole vaulter, and now a recent cancer survivor. Even bigger news, Beau just found out he is 100% cancer free this past Monday!! We breakdown how his experiences as an athlete helped him with his battle with cancer. Beau is someone who preaches vulnerability, something I’m picking up on through him, and the true power that exists in opening up to our vulnerability. As the old Nike ad goes, Beau knows, and he’s here to share his story with all of us!
You can find Beau at: https://linktr.ee/beauvault
And on Instagram @beau.whitman
Today I sit down with Donald Scott, 5 time USA National Champion, World Championship finalist, Adidas sponsored athlete and Olympic hopeful! A former two sport athlete, Donald and I discuss the dualities of team sports vs individual sports; how his triple jump career took off his senior season; and going all in on his dreams. He’s got a powerful story and is a true family man. Please welcome Donald to the show!
Today I touch on the importance of stepping outside of your comfort zone if you want sustained change and growth in your life. We’ll take an in depth look on a few ways you can step out of your comfort zone and start growing into the person you truly are today.
Today I sit down with one of my former coaches, Mike and discuss how he is teaching his swimmers to shift their focus to more process over outcome mindsets. We talk about the importance of breathe and how you can use it to gain control in nearly any situation. If you want to learn how to build out programs and actual practices to teach a focus on learning and have the results follow, be sure to tune in!
Today I sit down with Brent Hogarth, a Sport and clinical psychologist and the head coach at flow research collective. Brent works with all kinds of athletes and peak performers and gets them in the headspace to be their very best. If you have no idea what the heck I’m talking when I mention flow state, that’s the acclaimed zone that we are seemingly always chasing. Brent explains it in more detail and more importantly, how we can have more of it in our lives!
Today I want to talk about something that often stands in the way of our peak performance, our nerves. You know what I’m talking about, those butterflies in your stomach that show up each time we get ready to perform. Nerves can make or break our performance, anxiety and excitement often get mixed up. Let's take five minutes to discuss how we handle that performance anxiety and achieve our best each time.
Today I had the chance to sit down with Brian Cain, Peak performance coach of UFC World Champions, NCAA National Champions, and 100s of other professional athletes. Brian helps the best of the best, perform that way and do so with more consistency. His strategies are some that I’ve implemented in my own life as I seek to improve and I think they will provide a lot of value to you as well.
Today I had the chance to sit down with Paul Tabe, current professional soccer player for Sure Sports FC. Paul and I went to high school together and I’ve had an opportunity to watch his work ethic turn him into the player and person he is today. His road to where he is now hasn’t been easy. We talk about the challenges he has faced, especially those of being a black soccer player and what that means in today’s society.
Today I had the chance to sit down with Joe Fauria aka Big Joe and talk about everything from his epic NFL Touchdown celebrations to transitioning to life post football. Check out what he found helped him make a complete 180 in his life when things weren’t looking great, something I think we could all use a little more of these days.
Today I want to open your eyes to the power that lies in self evaluation. Now more than ever with being away from our regular routines, we have less and less authority figures governing our day to day productivity. Companies have always been weary of their workers having the freedom to work from home because of the fear of lack of productivity. Now, maybe more than ever before, self evaluation is going to be huge in our abilities to stay on track and produce.
Today I had the chance to sit down with Wyatt Knight, former UVA Lacrosse National Champion who is now on a mission to spread his knowledge to positively impact those around his. Wyatt is the epitome of what this podcast is all about, he embodies the athletic mindset that he developed through his playing career; but he now takes it one step further and is helping those around him get 1% better everyday. A member of the 2:30 am wake up club, Wyatt crushes each day through his present moment focus and clarity on his WHY in life. Check out how he does it and his advice on how you too can do the same, even without waking up as early as him.
Today I had the chance to sit down with Chris Bocklet, current professional lacrosse player. Chris comes from a family deeply involved in the sport of lacrosse, one that’s no stranger to championships having 5 MLL championships, 3 NCAA National titles, and multiple all American honors just to name a few. Chris has contributed his fair share to those accolades and we dive into the importance of surrounding himself with a strong support system. He learned to use the success of his two older brothers and older teammates to push himself to his full potential on the field and in sharing his story, you too can learn to do the same, no matter what it is you’re currently competing in.
Today I keep things short and sweet as we dive into the topic of deliberate practice. How you spend your time doing your tasks goes a long way, this episode helps show you the value of practicing with intent.
Today I had the chance to sit down with US National Team Member Zane Grothe. Zane has had quite the career and is the former American record holder for both the 500 Free and 1650 Free. After talking to him, there’s no question his mindset and the culture he’s been immersed in have played pivotal roles in these recording breaking swims. Given my own background in distance swimming, it was great to find commonalities that make up the unique kind of crazy that is a distance swimmer's mindset!
Today I had the chance to sit down with Washington Spirit professional soccer player Paige Nielsen. Paige’s path to playing professionally in the US has been filled with ups and downs. Four year’s ago she turned down a job offer out of college to go after her dream. We will dive deeper into them today as she has found valuable lessons in each point and decision in her lifelong soccer journey!
Today I had the chance to sit down with three time Olympian, four time Olympic medalist, 18 time NCAA Champion (yes you read that right), and founder of the Lead Sports Summit, Kara. Kara has great insight and shares what goes into the success that she’s had in life. It’s not always an easy journey, but with the advice Kara shares, becoming a champion in your own right becomes a little easier.
Today I had the chance to sit down with Super Bowl Champion and NFL Veteran, Bennie Fowler. Bennie has experienced success at all levels of football, between being on Michigan State’s Rose Bowl winning team to winning the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos, but it hasn’t always been easy. He’s had a career full of ups and downs and has been able to navigate them through a variety of strategies that he shares he today. Now a best selling author and keynote speaker, Bennie is helping others find their imperfect route to success.
Today I had the chance to sit down with 2 time Olympian, 9 time World Champion, and former world record holder Katie Hoff. Katie shares her story of how she was able to embrace the suck that comes with the decision to go for such lofty goals to be the best in the world. We are all going through some tough times right now, I hope Katie’s message helps shed some light on how we can come out on the other side of things for the better!
Today I had the chance to sit down Sports Broadcasting Legend, Tim Brant. Tim played football at the University of Maryland, and eventually for the Washington Redskins before launching into a very successful broadcasting career of over 40 years. I’ve gotten to know Tim personally through working with him the past year or two, and before knowing his extensive background, I knew he had to have had have played sports at a high level just by talking to him. His mindset is what sets him apart from his peers in the broadcasting booth and that started with the preparation he took. He’s got an incredible story and I can’t wait to share it with you all!
Today I had the chance to sit down with Olympic level coach, former boxer, and CEO of Boxing and Barbells, Cary Williams. Cary shares her story of how relentlessness, passion and patience were her keys to becoming the woman she is today. Currently she is all about giving back to the community and next generation of athletes and her message reflects that.
Today I had the chance to sit down with one of the greatest Breaststrokers of all time. Brendan has broken the world record on multiple occasions and has won a total of 25 international medals. Getting the chance to talk with Brendan was truly a full circle moment for me as I grew up watching him represent USA in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 games. He offers a great perspective for our current athletes, especially those dealing with their seasons being uprooted with all that is happening right now.
Today I had the chance to sit down with performance coach and professional motivator, Brett. Now a founder of the brand and movement, MotivatedByBrett, Brett helps his clients operate at 100% of all aspects of their lives. He shares a wealth of knowledge on how to get started and little tricks everyone can use to start seeing their lives improve today. I’m grateful he took the time to swing by and think this episode is full of much needed takeaways!
Today I had the chance to sit down with former division one soccer player and collegiate strength coach, Marisa. Now, Coach Viola is the associate director of Performance and Education for Plae. Through both her experience as a player and now coach, Marisa has a great insight on what it takes to get peak performance out of athletes. She’s an industry leader and has a great mindset on what roles a coach should play so be sure to check out our conversation!
Today I had the chance to sit down with former division one women’s basketball player and now founder of Playoff Dating app, an app focused on helping the human connection between current and former athletes. Amanda runs her start up app all while coaching and teaching in California. She shares a great bit about time management, what lessons she learned through a maybe not so typical recruiting process, and is a perfect example of someone taking action on her dreams. Please welcome on Amanda!
Today I had the chance to sit down with Professional Rugby player for the Rugby United New York club and former USA 7s team member Chris Mattina. Chris and I actually went to University of Delaware together and took a couple of classes as part of our coaching science minor. He attributes a lot of his education, especially that in sports nutrition, to his success on the rugby pitch. Now a few years removed from college, Chris is living out his dream of playing rugby professionally for his hometown’s squad and has had the chance to represent the United States on the international rugby scene as well. He offers great insight on sport selection as a youth in the US and how his unusual path to his current career could help those athletes currently participating in some not so mainstream sports. Check it out!
Today I had the chance to sit down with Professional Lacrosse player for the Philadelphia Fire, Haley Schweizer. Haley was a former standout at John’s Hopkins university where she was a third team all American, first team all Big ten, and holds the Hopkin’s school record for games played at 75. Beyond the field, Haley was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Haley currently juggles a professional lacrosse with Physicians Assistant school and coaching her former high school team. If it sounds like she’s superwomen, it’s because she is. I really appreciated her taking time out of her busy schedule to share with me what has allowed her to be who she is. There are a ton of valuable lessons from our conversation so go ahead and check it out!
Mental Toughness is a key trait of the most elite athletes in the world. I breakdown 7 key characteristics that go into overall mental toughness. With an in-depth look at each one, I also detail exercises you can practice each day to improve your mental toughness. Listen in today and start getting the results you want out of your training.
Today’s guest is my role model in both swimming and in life, my father. He swam growing up and eventually went on to swim at Towson University, setting multiple school records along the way. Since his collegiate career, he has gotten in to coaching of all ages and levels. He’s coached kids from learning to swim all the way to qualifying for Olympic Trials. The past 40+ years of his life have been dedicated to helping young athletes realize their true potential and learn more about themselves through the sport of swimming. We talk about a lot, but mainly we focus in on how to deal with different athletes and finding the coaching style that meshes best with different personalities.
No doubt you've heard athletes speak on being in "the zone." It's a state of being where nothing can go wrong. How do these athletes reach this point of peak performance? Often times it's through years of practice and trial/error. Today's episode will simplify that process and leave you with a clearer understanding of what your individual zone looks like. You'll learn how to further study your own peak performances, leading you to be able to repeat them more frequently.
Today’s guest is Catholic University’s all time leading goal scorer for lacrosse, three time first team all conference player, and athlete of the year. Nicolette has since graduated and explored the practice of yoga, becoming a certified instructor where she teaches along side her mom at Summer Rain Yoga.
Today’s guest is an Egyptian National record holder, 2 time world championships qualifier, and 4 time African Games gold medalist. Hania came over to the US from Egypt to continue her swimming and education at UMBC. She shares a very positive perspective and how she was able to develop that despite being homesick, something a lot of incoming freshman deal with, but especially so for international students. Her life was forever changed by her coach at UMBC so tune in and hear what advice she has to offer that can change yours!
Today’s guest is a former standout soccer player at Loyola University. Emily excelled in her four year career there, despite fighting through multiple injuries. I’m excited to share her message of how her soccer success has gotten her involved in coaching the sport herself now; as well as her other career aspirations!
Today’s guest is an Olympian from Colombia, specializing in butterfly. Jonathan had a chance to come to the United States at age 13 from Cali, Colombia. At this time, he taught himself English while adjusting to a new culture and continuing to pursue his love of swimming. That passion and drive paid off as he eventually went on to swim at Southern Methodist University. In 2016, Jonathan had a chance to represent Colombia on the Olympic stage in Rio where he placed 15th. Jonathan has such a genuine passion for not just the sport, but giving back to his hometown community. If his story resonates with you, please consider helping out his organization!
Today's guest is a special one to me. Alex was actually my host at the University of Delaware on my recruiting trip and the main reason I ended up picking UD. I realized very soon after meeting him that he also had a unique hunger to always get better. Tune in to find out just how he was able to succeed at UD and beyond the pool, often times balancing all night group projects for his chemical engineer major and 5:30 am morning practices. If you're a student athlete, you don't want to miss this one!
Today’s guest is a Spartan race national championship qualifier. For those new to what Spartan racing is; it’s a form of extreme obstacle course racing. They consist of different distances and various obstacles, which Nicole breaks down in our introduction. Spartan racing is always pushing their contestants to challenge their limits and redefine what they think is possible. Nicole and I talk about what it’s like to undergo some of the most challenging obstacles, how she got involved in obstacle racing, and what it’s like to push her body to actual failure a few weeks back at the world championships in Lake Tahoe
Today’s guest is a two time Olympic swimmer representing his native country of Egypt. He moved to Virginia in high school and later found himself at Indiana University where he quickly became one of the nation’s and world’s top sprinters. We discuss what it’s like to move to a completely new country, how he handles the pressures of expectations of his family and coaches, as well as how he has gone head to head with some of the most famous sprinters in history, and won. I’m very excited to have Ali join me today and to be able to share his message with you!
After playing 5 years at Indiana University, red-shirting and getting his master's in the process, Rashard joined the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Currently dealing with being on Injured Reserve and rehabbing a knee injury, Rashard is focusing in on family life and being student of the game, so when his time comes, he'll be ready. Join Rashard and I as we discuss how to deal with injuries and setbacks, tools he uses to keep himself on the right path, the importance of a strong support system, and what's next for him!
Join Elizabeth and I as we touch on her storied swimming career and breakdown the approaches she learned that worked best for her. From making her first Olympics at 15 years old, to being the longest tenured female swimmer on the US national team, Elizabeth has done it all in swimming. Tune in to hear her key takeaways from her vast experience and how they can help you in whatever it is you do!
Join us as we sit down with Folarin and discuss his football journey. From giving the sport a try for the first time in high school, to being 2016 Ivy League defensive player of the year. Folarin has a great outlook and perspective on the game that has allowed him to endure injury and stay positive as he keeps his NFL dream alive.
Do you ever what goes on in Olympic swimmer's mind? How they deal with the pressures of making the team and representing something bigger than just themselves? Join Tom and I as we dive into what has made him the person he is today. The professional world of swimming can be a grueling one that is unforgiving at times, hear how Tom handles adversity and what advice he has for our next generation of athletes to do the same!
Ever wonder what goes through an NFL defensive player's mind when facing the best offenses? What about how to handle expectations of being the highest recruited linebacker out of high school? Jelani and I sit down to talk positive self affirmations, mindfulness, and what his next endeavors are now that his playing days are over. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Excited to welcome on Liz Kemp as we discuss her success in swimming, as well as female burnout in sport, the importance of coaches with similar values, and more! Tune in to hear Liz's experience and how she's been able to transition from swimmer to coach and educator.
Welcome to the Athletic Mindset! Take the time to get to know your host Cory Camp and how he was able to make it from a near drowning experience at 5 to placing top 70 in the country in multiple events at age 21, breaking 7 school records at the University of Delaware along the way.