Legends of Athletics

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) & Swipe Culture (with Karen Nixon)

An episode of Legends of Athletics

By Justin Miller
This podcast is for sports performance training tips, personal training tips, health and wellness knowledge. We will cover a wide array of topics from physical health to mental health, and also relevant topics within our community. This podcast will also help those looking for motivation to get up and move, as well as mental clarity.
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This podcast is for sports performance training tips, personal training tips, health and wellness knowledge. We will cover a wide array of topics from physical health to mental health, and also relevant topics within our community. This podcast will also help those looking for motivation to get up and move, as well as mental clarity.

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Do You Need Makeup To Look Good
This episode is motivational, the rhetorical question is “Do you need makeup to look good?” Do you need to have everything to go right, be set just right, and be the right time in order to do what you need to do? Some people do, some don’t but no matter the situation or what you have to do life requires that you step up and deliver. For athletes it’s the same, don’t wait on everything to go well to play well, to step up and be a leader etc. just step up and do you job at an exceptional level. Give this episode a listen and Be Legendary.
November 2, 2019
General Nutrition (with Emily Littlejohn)
In this fun filled episode we talk about overall nutrition, touching on many different forms of nutrition. Everything from making sure you have a colorful plate, to portion control. This episode was a ton of fun and even I learned a lot from it. I hope you are able to take and apply the things you hear in this episode to help you become a better, healthier, and more energetic version of yourself. If you are already doing these things just enjoy this episode. Comment, like, rate, subscribe, and share this channel with a friend. Be Legendary.
October 13, 2019
The Do’s & Don’ts of the Gym
This is a quick off the cuff episode. In this podcast I discuss the do’s and don’ts of the gym, from the proper use of the hand dryer to gym etiquette. Enjoy this episode, and BE LEGENDARY.
October 7, 2019
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) & Swipe Culture (with Karen Nixon)
In the episode we dive into the effects of traumatic experiences, and the effects of our current social media society. In this fruitful conversation Mrs. Nixon explains what the ACE’s study is and how it effects children to adults. We also talk about social media use and family dynamics. How over consumption of phone use effects teens, families, moods etc. Traumatic experiences and social media consumption have effects deeper than what’s seen on the surface. Give this episode a listen, and share. Remember, always BE LEGENDARY.
September 22, 2019
Certified Strength & Conditioning (with Dre Ward)
Another one. This episode we discuss some strength techniques for amateur athletes with assistant strength coach from the University of Cincinnati Dre Ward. If you are a coach or player this episode is for you. Learn things from how to train a pop Warner athlete, to a high level high school athlete. Give this episode a listen and pick up some of the gems. Be Legendary.
September 17, 2019
Return of The Mack...The Dirty Mack (feat. Deion Shaw & Dr. Curtis Davis)
We back, yes we are back and we are talking about dirty macking. This is definitely barbershop talk, but also open dialogue. This episode we are addressing men and women talking about the dirty mack. I think many have experienced this in there life, but let me say what everyone is thinking that’s not cool. Don’t ruin a good home being the dirty mack. This is a fun conversation, I hope you enjoy this conversation and even chime in with feedback. Don’t forget to follow us @legendsofathletics, Deion @theshawsound, and Dr. Curtis Davis @magnoliacurt. Remember, BE LEGENDARY.
September 12, 2019
Loyalty Loyalty Loyalty (feat. Deion Shaw & Dr. Curtis Davis)
This is a first for this podcast we have two of my boys on at the same time. We are talking about being loyal as a friend, in relationships etc. Loyal friends etc. aren’t to common these days so it’s imperative that we check our friendships and relationships. Are you being a loyal friend, are your friends loyal to you? Have the tough conversation and ask yourself these questions. Keep the squares out of your circle. Remember, BE LEGENDARY.
September 7, 2019
Neglected Body Parts & Incomplete Training Programming
The goal of fitness is to strengthen the mind body and spirit to name a few. But many times we neglect training the body entirely, of course we focus on the major muscle groups such as chest, legs, bi’s, tri’s etc. But there is an importance to training the entire body and really taking the time to focus on your programming entirely. Give this episode a listen, I hope you glen from it. Be Legendary.
August 30, 2019
I Am The Master (with Lavelle Miller)
MMA & grappling, growing sports that have been on the rise for some time now. It’s not a sport that I am an expert at, but I know a guy who is and also participates in the sports. Me and Lavelle discuss what it takes to be a fighter, and even use the sports as a means to fitness. With the sport being on the rise why not talk about it. I hope this is another very informal episode that you can take some jewels from. Tune in press play and implement some of these tools into your life.
August 25, 2019
Hov for Injustice (with Dr. Davis)
Another one. We are back with a hot and trending topic. We talking injustices for minorities. Are we past kneeling, do people know what we are protesting for, is this just a hoax? Information, information, information that’s what we are here to give. Give this episode a listen and give us some feedback. I think this is great for Hov partnering with the NFL, I see many great things coming from this. Let me know your opinions. Remember, BE LEGENDARY.
August 22, 2019
Being A Coach & Being Coachable
In the world of athletics it is imperative to be a great coach, it is dually important to be coachable. In life whether we choose to be an entrepreneur or a valued employee manager etc we have to be coachable. Even to become a great coach you have to take proper instruction from a great coach. So I hope this episode ignites your fire to be legendary, as well as provoke questioning yourself if you’re a great coach and being coachable. As always BE LEGENDARY.
August 21, 2019
Press Play with Dr. Davis
Another fruitful discussion, good cleansing for the soul. We are talking music preferences, and how things have changed over the years. We all have our gym playlist and musical choice. In this episode me and my boy Dr. Curtis Davis discuss music. Who is the G.O.A.T. Give this episode and play and enjoy. Subscribe, comment, like, and rate. Be Legendary.
August 16, 2019
Real Talk Sports (feat. Deion Shaw aka Real Talk Shaw)
In this great episode I have a very insightful discussion on sports with my boy and a fellow podcaster Deion Shaw. We discuss everything from Lebron, over active parenting, to the NBA’s balance of power. If you love sports and bright discussion this pod is for you. Listen listen listen. Comment, rate, and subscribe. BE LEGENDARY.
August 9, 2019
How Do I Become D1 (feat. Coach J Cam)
This episode entails a great conversation with myself Coach Miller and my good friend Coach J Cam. We discuss training approach, different training surfaces, and how to approach going into your senior season with collegiate offers. It takes mental and physical iq and toughness to get to the next level. I hope this is another great jewel that you can take to help you get to the next level. Hope you enjoy the show, and remember BE LEGENDARY.
August 5, 2019
The War Within vs The War Outside
Quick thoughtful podcast on facing the demons, demands, and questions inside ourselves. Also, taking into perspective how much we mold our lives to gain validation from those in our social circles etc. I hope this podcast gives perspective and raises questions on what we are working for, and are we working to complete ourselves as we get older.
August 2, 2019
The Birds & The Bees (Relationship Talk with Dr. Davis)
This episode is a ton of questions and answers, from the basic proclivity in being in a monogamous relationship to gender roles. If you are currently in a relationship, single, or looking to get into a relationship give this pod a listen. I won’t say we have all the answers but maybe it’ll spark some thought for you or spark a conversation with your partner. Hope you enjoy this, and BE LEGENDARY.
July 19, 2019
Do You Really Want To Be Great?
This is a self check point ask yourself do I really want to be great or is it just the cool thing to say? Give this episode a listen and ask yourself these pertinent questions, search deep and pull out the answer. Enjoy.
July 19, 2019
Ballistic vs. Static Stretching (Why I Never Statically Stretch Athletes)
Sports is ever evolving from our practices, to hydrating, to equipment etc. So why do we still have old practices like static stretching before practice, training, & competition? In this episode I lay out some reasons that I don’t statically stretch my athletes before training. Not only does static stretching before training, competition etc decrease your performance but it also sends the wrong signals to the body. Ballistic stretching warms the core and primes the body for movement and competition. So why has this not become a phenomenon? I hope this episode helps athletes, coaches heck everyone to become better. As always remember do what legends do and BE LEGENDARY.
July 14, 2019
The Wide World of Sports Ep. 2 (Footwork Drill, Kawhi, Cramping Solutions)
This episode covers the wide world of sports. We venture into discussing are extensive footwork drills helping or hurting the athlete, Kawhi’s free agency, and some tips to help football players before fall camp. Take a listen to this fun episode and leave some feed back. I appreciate you for listening, and as always BE LEGENDARY.
July 8, 2019
Losing Weight on A Budget for Students (Guest: Jordan Barefield)
In this episode we discuss the weight losing weight while being broke. Giving advice on healthy food options and choices, how to make health part of your lifestyle, and creating balance. Losing weight isn’t an easy task, and it can be costly at times but it can be done while also being budget friendly. I hope this episode helps your tremendously. Remember, do the things that Legends do and BE LEGENDARY.
July 7, 2019
Are You Serious About Reaching The Goal
Wednesday motivation, are you serious about what you do? Do you honestly want to reach your goals, or is it just an idea you entertain because it sounds good. These are a few questions we must ask ourselves in order to know where we stand. Reaching a goal is no easy task but we must do the things necessary to get better each and every day. We have to progress through the process. Stop wasting time playing (social media, Netflix, etc.) and get busy putting the work in now so you can play later.
July 4, 2019
When They See Us (with Dr. Curtis Davis)
This episode is filled with another prolific power punch of reality. We discuss everything from the trauma of penal system and it’s effects, to life at a PWI (predominately white institution). This is a real discussion with real topics. Mental health is as important if not more important than physical health and it must be taken seriously. We heal from the heart by expressing the thoughts of the mind. So tune in to this episode and gain a different perspective, or maybe even learn something new. Remember, always get better each and everyday and BE LEGENDARY.
July 3, 2019
Isometrics & Why You Should Add Them To Your Workouts
Over the years, plyometric and HIIT style workouts have taken over while isometric movements have become less popular. Isometrics have great benefits from getting past sticking points, to better muscle recruitment, and even some hypertrophy benefits. I would advise adding yielding isometrics to each one of your lifts, and if you’re looking to get stronger I would advise adding overcoming isometrics to your routine. I hope this episode enlightens you, and helps bring back isometrics into your routine. Remember, get 1% better each and everyday, and BE LEGENDARY.
June 29, 2019
You Can’t Cheat The Grind
Legends Wednesday, just a little hump day pep talk.
June 27, 2019
Let Your Passion Drive You
Passion? They say if you follow your passion, then you’ll never work a day in your life. Well, that’s true but to a certain extent. You see we all have a passion to do something in this life to drive towards a higher mark, something that will fulfill us. But, we have to have a drive to stay there and get to the level we want to get to. It’s not just about waking up, going to work, going home, and sleeping. It’s about really doing something worthwhile, that will bring happiness and impact the world. Life is to short to just live and die. Now I can’t tell you it’s easy to follow your passion because sometimes it’s not but it is worth it. Follow your dreams and see where it goes. Live it, breathe it, and love it, and follow the path that life takes you. BE LEGENDARY.
June 20, 2019
HIIT vs LISS (Which Training Style Is Best For You?)
This episode points to the differences of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Low Intensity Steady State (LISS) training. Both of these training styles have cost and benefits, my goal is to dispel myths of each and inform you more to help you figure out where to start. It is important to be informed of training styles etc. before starting rigorous training. The goal is to get the most from training, reach goals, and low risk of injury (because if your injured it just delays getting to your goal). With that being said I hope this episode helps teach you as well as make you better. Remember, BE LEGENDARY.
June 18, 2019
Symmetry? (Muscles Imbalance & Tips To Correct It)
Do you experience fatigue on one side of your body, maybe super hypertrophy on one side, or maybe just aesthetically unappealing on one side? Then call this number......jk. Seriously, we all have muscle imbalances slightly, but they shouldn’t be major. In this episode we try to addresses these issues, get some answers, and present some solutions. So, tune in and enjoy the show. Thanks for listening, and BE LEGENDARY.
June 15, 2019
The Power of Positive Thinking
Our days are filled with so many situations from positive to negative. One of the benefits of living a full productive life is having the ability to thinking positively in most situations. This allows us to thinking clearer, and see things in a clearer view. Think about how many wrong decisions we make when mad, verses right (better) decisions when we are in a good mood. Take control of your feelings, attitude, and mood with a more positive way of thinking, don’t get caught up on minutia of life and interaction. BE LEGENDARY.
June 9, 2019
Extreme Weight Loss (The Highs/Lows & a Few Tips with Skyler)
My good friend Skyler has an incredible story and a impressive weight loss journey. He has managed to lose 100+lbs; we discuss some highs and lows of losing weight and even how to approach it. Losing weight, feeling less confident, and not knowing where to go is normal. We have all experienced less than expected results and we want to help you overcome the thoughts holding you back. Don’t be discouraged but be encouraged because you are not in this alone. Continue to get better daily, and BE LEGENDARY.
May 30, 2019
Sports Lifting vs Powerlifting (Is Your Lifting Program Right For You)
In this episode we discuss the difference between lifting for sports and powerlifting. There are similarities and many differences. It is very important to program right in order to get the most from your lifts/lifting program. There is a place for powerlifting in sports, but there are also sport specific exercises that need to be done to enhance athletic performance. Be sure to really take some pointers from this episode and add them to what you’re doing if you’re an athlete, and also question your routine to be sure you are getting the most from it. As always BE LEGENDARY.
May 26, 2019
Don’t Let Your Thoughts Stop You
Sometimes we can manage to over think certain things and freeze ourselves in the process. Dreams do come true but we have to work to make them a reality. Don’t let your thoughts get in the way of what it is you ultimately want to do. Work constantly, consistently, and tirelessly to make it happen, and don’t stop until you make it. It will get tough but you can do it, u believe in you. BE LEGENDARY.
May 24, 2019
Decompression (The Benefits of Shooting The Breeze)
This is an episode flip, you get a chance to hear me in a different light. Just a conversation between me and Dr. Davis. The saying goes friends love at all times, but brothers are born through adversity. Dr. Davis has been my friend for a while, so you want to hear a friendly conversation here’s one for ya. Listen and enjoy. BE LEGENDARY.
May 24, 2019
Fat Baby That Post Pregnancy Pouch (Transverse Abdomen Training)
This episode details a few tips on firming up the midsection for both women and men. Many times in fitness we focus on abs but there a muscle that lies below the superficial abdomen surface. That muscle is the transverse abdominal muscle, it’s responsible for keeping the midsection right but it must be trained in order to be strengthened. So put a few of these exercises to the test and create a tighter midsection. BE LEGENDARY.
May 22, 2019
California Loving A Holistic Lifestyle (With My Guest Hannah)
Thanks to my guest Hannah of @healinghandmassage for coming on the podcast. We talk about holistic medicine (the whole body), in this episode we focus a lot on natural foods/lifestyle. Hannah has many many many great points in this episode, we even have a guest appearance from Frankie lol. Take your health seriously, and be very cognizant of what you put in your body. What you put in, is what you will get out. BE LEGENDARY.
May 19, 2019
Deal With Life
Life can be hectic, hard, and just down right disrespectful at times, but we have to learn to deal with the things we can’t control. Learning to deal with the things we can’t control puts us in position to be so much better in the long run. Even I am learning this right now as I speak to you guys I’m speaking to myself. Love life and live it to the fullest, let’s be legendary each and every day. BE LEGENDARY.
May 16, 2019
I Got An Ice Box Where My Heart Use To Be (Cold Conditions & Overtraining)
Cold showers/baths have many great benefits boosting immune health, fat burn, and mood to name a few. So why not dive right into to that cold bath and sit a while? Not feeling motivated to workout, severely sore, or maybe just losing gains? These are signs of overtraining and we discuss them in this episode as well. Hey we are all trying to make gains, and we can’t make gains from the sidelines. As an additive I briefly discuss hygiene and heart health, after all what is it to be physically strong if your insides are jacked up. Take time to listen, like, rate, comment, and subscribe. As always remember to BE LEGENDARY.
May 14, 2019
The Commute: Press Through Storms & Appreciate Rain
You ever wondered why me, why does this always happen, when will things get better? No, well I have and it doesn’t feel good. In life we have crap moments, desolate times, and sunny days though all different we must learn to approach them all the same. With optimism and opportunity; each of these places gives us an opportunity to learn and grow. We must always appreciate maturation (though tough at times) it’s a necessity of life. So this hump day let’s press through, attack the rest of the week, and go get that thing that we want. Be Legendary.
May 9, 2019
Once You Squat The Gains Don’t Stop (Squat Tips)
This episode we discuss a few squat tips and how to execute a great squat. The squat is the most functional movement of all time, and it’s rarely executed as such. The reason we don’t execute the squat constantly as adults is because it’s a skill we lose over time due to lack of use, lose of mobility, work etc. My goal is to help as many people as possible be the best them that they can be and exercise effectively and as safely as possible. So use some of these tips to help improve your squat game and make big gains in the process. Remember get better each and every and Be Legendary.
May 7, 2019
Mo Zumba on Repeat (Legends of Dance Launch)
It’s the launch of a new thing! We are welcoming our very first certified employee, none other than Latoyia. She’s a Zumba and Dance instructor, so it will be full of fun. We preview a lot of what’s to come. Stay tuned for more. Thanks for the love and support. Don’t forget to comment, rate, and subscribe. BE LEGENDARY.
May 6, 2019
Social Butterflies (Desensitization & Perceptions) with Dr. Davis
This episode we explore desensitization in a system approach, environmental approach , and social approach (as well). Desensitization effects each and everyone of us in so many ways that sometimes it takes thorough conversation to bring it to light. Also, we visit the topic of perceptions ,and how we overcome them (positive and negative). Can perception put us into a box, can it open us up, or could it give us a chance to prove ourself to others? Don’t be afraid to be yourself, and don’t be afraid to face those situations in which you may be desensitized. Recognize and address these issues. Remember, BE LEGENDARY.
May 1, 2019
The Wide World of Sports (Athletics with Coach Cam)
With this episode we discuss a variety of topics (sports related), from ESPN’s coverage of a few Mississippi athletes, to becoming a student of the game, and more. This is a great episode for athletes, parents, and coaches alike to soak up this information. We just talk sports and give tips for longevity, and embracing the grind to become a better athlete. I hope you enjoy this episode with many others, don’t forget to like, share, rate, comment, & subscribe. BE LEGENDARY.
April 28, 2019
Shoulders Back Head Up (Upper Crossed Syndrome)
In this episode we focus on Upper Crossed Syndrome (the rounding of the shoulders forward). I want to give you solutions to your problem if this is a problem for you, we detail some stretches and exercises to help you fix this problem (not all of them but some suggestions). Remember we are upright creatures so we should walk upright. Give this episode a listen and put some of these pointers into practice.
April 25, 2019
Daily Commute (Life’s Spoils & Bitter Moments)
This is a quick pep talk Legends. Life isn’t always roses and it’s not always clay, but these two things go hand in hand that’s life. So I hope this pep talk helps you and motivates you to keep going, and striving to do your best.
April 23, 2019
Black Maled In America
In this episode me and my guest Dr. Davis explain the importance of physical and mental health. We primarily focus on mental health, and mental health practices (from a male perspective). We talk about experiences and personal views on society, relationships, and lessons learned through life experiences. I hope you enjoy this podcast and don’t forget to leave a rating, review, and let me know what we can improve on. Thanks. (We apologize for the sound quality of this podcast we are still working out a few kinks with our sound).
April 22, 2019
Big Butts Truly Don’t Lie
In this episode we detail out why some butts are flat and some are plump lol. Butt seriously we address why some butts are strong and some are weak. We also explain how to strengthen the glutes ,and how to get them going before exercise. A strong butt is essential to having a great physique as well as improving athletic performance. Having strong glutes can help in speed as well as injury prevention (I.e. strained hamstring and some quad injuries).
April 18, 2019
Was Frankenstein An Athlete?
In this episode we discuss the importance of mobility, functionality, and importance of strengthening the posterior chain. We break down movements and explain what may be causing you injury. We also discuss how to decrease our chances of injury and the importance of functional exercise and mobility in the world of athletics and personal training.
April 18, 2019
Welcome To The Show
This is the very first episode of LOA (Legends of Athletics). In this episode we discuss what LOA is, how we got here, and what’s to come. This is a very broad episode so we just touch many topics/basis. Hope you guys enjoy don’t forget to like, comment, and follow the podcast. Thanks for listening.
April 14, 2019
The Commute Ep. 2 (Failure Is An Option)
So many times in today’s society everyone wants to be happy and only attract happy things (positivity), but we have to learn to take the positive with the negative and have some balance in life. That’s the brunt of this podcast learning to accept failure and learning to come to grips with the fact that Failure is a part of life, and failing can help get us to our next destination of life. So to be short Failure is an option.
June 26, 2018
Morning Commute Ep. 1 “Just Work”
This episode is Geeked Physiques very first Podcast. Here I’m just talking about some things that are necessary to exceed in sports and what I see here in the sporting world in North Mississippi.
June 20, 2018
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