Melissa Hartwig-Urban | Reset Your Relationship with Food
Food is complicated. The “rules” change all the time, and every body is different. So how do you decide what’s right for you? For Melissa Hartwig-Urban, Co-creator of Whole30 and four-time New York Times bestselling author, it was a process. She started blogging about her “elimination diet” as a way to improve her training and recovery and share her results with her training community. Ten years later, her approach has become one of today’s most-popular eating programs: The Whole30. In this episode, Melissa explains why The Whole30 isn’t meant to be a long-term diet but, rather, an experiment to figure out which foods work best for you. She also provides us with tips on how we can learn to identify, cook, and eat “real food,” how to make meditation a consistent part of training, and how we can all cultivate a healthier relationship with food in order to bolster our performance, recovery and mindset.
Allyson Felix | How to Stay Focused When Your Plans Don't Go As Planned
Allyson Felix is a World-Champion sprinter and an Olympic gold medalist. Over the course of her career, Allyson has won nine Olympic medals and 16 IAAF World Outdoor Championships, making her the most-decorated athlete in track and field history. Despite injuries, a harrowing pregnancy, and a rough road towards her first gold medal, Allyson has always stayed resilient in the face of challenges -- but getting to that mindset wasn’t easy. Allyson remains one of the greatest athletes of all time because of her ability to plan for the unexpected and her willingness to be patient with her body.
Michael Johnson | Bringing an Olympic Mindset to Everything You Do
Few athletes have had a career as successful as sprinter Michael Johnson. As a four-time Olympic gold medalist and the only male athlete to win both the 200 and 400 meter dash at the same Olympic games, his unique running style changed the running world forever. Even in retirement, Michael continues to trail blaze. In this episode, Michael shares how listening to his body has helped him forge his own path to success, how his mental resilience allowed him to fully recover from a stroke, and how his training company, Michael Johnson Performance, has helped athletes of all ages and levels focus on fundamental skills to take their training to the next level.
Dr. Matthew Walker | The Secret to Improving Your Metabolism, Reaction Time and Longevity
Despite years of research, clinical trials, and advancements in biotech, no one has cracked the code on why exactly humans sleep. But Founder and Director of U.C. Berkeley's Center for Human Sleep Science, Dr. Matthew Walker, is very much in pursuit. In this episode, Matthew, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Why We Sleep, gives us an in-depth look at how sleep can enhance everything from our nutritional cravings to our mood and anxiety levels to our reaction time and breaks down his top five tips that anyone can use to get a good night’s sleep tonight.
Sara Sigmundsdóttir | Staying Focused on Your Why
Sara Sigmundsdóttir has become of one the fittest athletes and most successful weightlifters of all time. It's not because she has followed the status quo, but because she has developed an eating plan, a sleep schedule, and a training routine that works for her. In this episode, Sara tells us how, through years of trial-and-error, goal-setting, and a positive mindset, she has taken her career from a small gym in Iceland all the way to the global stage in CrossFit, and is building up for the 2020 Olympic Games.