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The Airborne Mind Show

It's amazing how much you can learn from having a conversation with someone. With the right questions, you can absorb some of their experiences and knowledge. Then figure out a way to apply it to your own life. This is one of the most efficient and valuable ways of learning. The Airborne Mind Show was created to invite you into the conversation with some very fascinating people. Please enjoy!
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Feb 23, 2018

Bryce Smith is back! He is a Coach at Invictus Fitness and certified EMT and Firefighter with the LAFD. Bryce believes that training should be fun, but that athletes should be motivated to reach their potential. We talk about how Bryce uses adventure to stay motivated and avoid being stuck in a routine. We'll also explore the use of alternative medicine to support a healthy recovery.

The way that Bryce has dealt with the adversity thrown his way is inspiring to me. Be sure to check out the GoFundMe campaign for Bryce's father. You can help support his fight with brain cancer. I hope this conversation moves you as much as it moved me. #smithstrong

Show Notes:

  • (4:42) - Maintaining Positivity
  • (10:04) - Essence of Adventuring
  • (12:59) - Reversing Challenges
  • (23:18) - Changes in conversations
  • (25:40) - Relationship building (21:10)
  • (27:08) - Alternative medicine
  • (32:57) - Results of supplemental use
  • (35:26) - Mechanical vs. Adventurous
  • (41:33) - The Spinal Wave
  • (43:37) - Moderation of fitness
  • (45:18) - Biggest changes with clients
  • (55:35) Using time wisely
  • (59:10) - Focusing your time

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Bryce:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Jan 25, 2018

74 episodes later... Adee Cazayoux is back on the show!! This episode is special because Adee has always been an inspirational figure to me from the early beginnings. It's exciting to watch her growth in so many areas and for her to share some of those lessons with us today. For those of you who may not know, she is the founder and CEO of Working Against Gravity. Her nutrition consulting company has literally worked with thousands of people. We talk about how Adee makes time for herself while running a business, the lead domino to everything, taking action on your fantasies, and so and much more.

Show Notes:

  • (6:25) - Pursuing dance
  • (9:23) - Making time for yourself
  • (12:24) - Taking action on your fantasies
  • (13:27) - Morning routine
  • (16:53) - Kickstart to the journey
  • (21:06) - Working Against Gravity
  • (23:35) - Protecting time to learn
  • (29:26) - Lead domino to everything
  • (36:17) - Process for developing non-negotiables
  • (44:45) - Thoughts on prep
  • (47:00) - Everyone falls off the wagon

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Adee Cazayoux:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Jan 17, 2018

Today's podcast episode is a conversation I had with Pawel Wencel from Uncharted Performance. I was on the other side of the mic for once and got asked some very good questions. We talk about some of the unique characteristics that have contributed to helping me expand as a person, coach, and host. Some of the central themes identified by Pawel included creativity, exploring, questioning, listening, and coaching. We then talk about how these 5 elements get incorporated into my movement practice, relationships, personal development, and self expression through conscious and persistent effort. My favorite part of Pawel's description is that this all happens while being vulnerable and breaking a few rules along the way.

*Originally posted on: Uncharted Performance

Show Notes:

  • Start – 0:20 – Body Awareness
  • 0:21 – 3:00 – Opening And Introducing Misbah Haque
  • 3:01 – 7:51 – Topless In Beanies
  • 7:52 – 14:02 – Process of Change
  • 14:03 – 20:37 – Creativity, Listening, Coaching And Talking
  • 20:38 – 32:16 – Persistence, Identity And Torture
  • 32:17 – 46:53 – Challenges And Rituals To Promote Growth
  • 46:54 – 50:58 – Favorite Resources
  • 50:59 – 54:15 – Airborne Mind
  • 54:16 – 1:01:28 – 20 Questions
  • 1:01:29 – 1:03:19 – Where To Find The Airborne Mind And Misbah
  • 1:03:20 – End – Outro

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect w/ Pawel and Uncharted Performance:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Jan 10, 2018

Dr. Megan Kaden is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in couples and individuals working on their relationships. She's also developed a digital course, with yours truly, called The Art and Science of Connection. This episode is so exciting to me because we discuss elements of neurobiology, causes for relationship failures (with others or yourself), how our system handles emotions, and so much more. This is a MUST listen for anyone who wants to be more connected in their day to day interactions with friends, clients, co-workers,  family, and most importantly - yourself.

Show Notes:

  • (9:08) - Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • (13:45) - Creating neural connections
  • (19:58) - Verbalizing thoughts
  • (24:18) - Creating a space for sharing
  • (30:10) - Causes of relationship failures
  • (31:36) - Burying emotions
  • (33:10) - Feeling all of your feelings
  • (34:25) - Emotional regulation
  • (35:55) - Explicitly sharing
  • (38:50) - Labeling emotions
  • (40:53) - Patterns developed in the 0-5 year old range
  • (43:58) - Silence

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Megan:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Jan 3, 2018

 

Michael Cazayoux, founder of Brute Strength, is back on the show! He is the host of the Brute Strength Podcast and runs a coaching company with training programs suited for different goals such as performance and body composition. Today we reflect upon the journey of the last year (since episode #6). We talk about creating time for play, how to choose what to learn next, lessons from marriage, the nuances of leadership, and so much more.

Show Notes:

  • (7:05) - R Factor question
  • (8:57) - Empowering people
  • (11:07) - Creating space
  • (13:07) - How to choose what to learn next
  • (17:10) - Team dynamic at Brute
  • (20:57) - Day to day empowerment
  • (26:05) - Dealing with stress
  • (29:16) - Time management for play
  • (35:14) - Making time for what you value
  • (37:11) - Shifting your mindset around play
  • (40:53) - Lessons from marriage
  • (45:11) - How to be supportive during recovery
  • (49:22) - Affiliate program with Working Against Gravity

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect w/ Michael:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Dec 26, 2017

Brianna Lamb joins us today to talk about rowing efficiency, asking good questions, and her extensive nutrition journey. She's a former NCAA D1 Rower and competitive CrossFit athlete. Brianna is also a coach here at Revival Strength and we get to shine light on some of the admirable qualities I get to notice about her in that role. I've always wanted to learn more about how to improve my rowing from someone who has a solid background in this discipline. As for nutrition, it's always valuable to chat with someone who has actually TRIED a wide variety of approaches. That gives us some insight on how to steer our own journeys with food in a slightly more efficient manner.

Show Notes:

  • (8:31) - Rowing as a sport vs CF
  • (21:29) - Lifestyle Coaching
  • (25:17) - Listening without judgment
  • (30:08) - Diet experimentations
  • (35:25) - Sugar
  • (38:51) - Establishing a starting point
  • (53:05) - Nutrition coaching
  • (1:00:30) - Frameworks for rowing efficiency

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect w/ Brianna:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Dec 20, 2017

Calvin Sun is a Senior Coach and Director of Informational Products at Invictus Fitness. He is the co-author of the best selling book, The Invictus Mindset. He’s also written a book that takes an evidence based approach called Post Workout Supplementation. This time we talk about his latest body of work: 12 Banned Substances That Every Athlete Needs To Know Before Competing. We talk about the not so obvious substances, legalization of CBD oil, doping scandals, optimizing sleep, and so much more.

  • (9:04) - Not so obvious
  • (14:40) - Adderall
  • (17:55) - Bigger picture
  • (20:50) - CBD Oil
  • (25:27) - Alcohol
  • (28:00) - Getting caught years later
  • (30:50) - Doping scandals
  • (34:10) - Gaining every little advantage you can
  • (38:22) - Slight edge
  • (41:03) - Sleep
  • (51:50) - Workaholic culture

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect w/ Calvin:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Dec 13, 2017

Anthony Mihelich joins us today to talk about his journey as a coach and athlete. He is a coach here at Revival Strength and coached by Marcus Filly. We talk about a few things today that I believe should get more air time in the online world. Body image, intuitive eating, and learning through unconventional ways. Anthony shares his experience with traveling to Thailand, immersing himself in the competitor lifestyle, and my favorite -- the master cleanse.

Show Notes:

  • (10:13) - Thailand
  • (14:20) - Training with Marcus
  • (17:04) - Coaching
  • (19:55) - Learning
  • (24:31) - Your environment
  • (27:50) - Competitor lifestyle
  • (33:41) - Body Image
  • (41:05) - Letting go of numbers
  • (47:35) - Master Cleanse

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect w/ Anthony:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Dec 5, 2017

Rob Wilson join us today to provide us with a deeper understanding of the breath. He comes from a formal education in manual therapy with 15+ years of experience as both a practitioner and teacher. Rob's been traveling side by side with Brian Mackenzie teaching The Art Of Breath seminars.

He co-owns and operates CrossFit Virginia Beach with his wife. In addition to working with the Power Speed Endurance team, Rob was also a member of the world renowned MobilityWod staff under the direction of Dr. Kelly Starrett.

His main sport background is youth martial arts including Jeet Kune Do (the philosophies of Bruce Lee), Judo, Muay Thai, and Maphiliindo Silat and Kali. Rob’s journey is about developing a deeper understanding of human performance to better serve those who wish to actualize their potential.

We talk about the difference between toxin and medicine, sympathetic tone, diaphragmatic breathing, fear and anxiety, and much more. P.S. -- A 30 Day Breathing Challenge is SERVED for you to take on.

Show Notes:

  • (16:30) - Optimal breathing
  • (24:18) - Training to improve yourself as a whole
  • (32:30) - Sympathetic tone
  • (36:13) - Fear & Anxiety
  • (48:39) - Difference between toxin and medicine
  • (51:41) - Motor control when breathing
  • (57:00) - Diaphragmatic breathing
  • (1:02:45) - 30 Day Challenge

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect w/ Rob:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Nov 28, 2017

Shanna Guzman is a coach here at Revival Strength. She's someone I've had the chance to learn a lot from over the last several months. Especially when it comes to anything endurance related. Shanna comes from a swimming background, where she won a world championship in the 200m Backstroke in 2006 and multiple national titles from 2006-2012.

She's currently being coached by Mike Lee of OPEX and is focused on developing herself to compete in the 40+ division of the CrossFit Games this year. The most fascinating part for me is talking about the honesty it takes to live the lifestyle of a competitor while also pursuing a coaching career.

Show Notes:

  • (19:00) - Rhythms between coaching and competing
  • (27:45) - Learning
  • (31:30) - Honesty
  • (37:45) - Aerobic work for beginners
  • (42:15) - Earning your intensity
  • (48:00) - Mixed modal aerobic work
  • (59:00) - Dose-response

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect w/ Shanna:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Nov 21, 2017

Travis Ewart, Invictus Gymnastics Coach, drops some knowledge today. He is a USA Gymnastics Coaching professional who has worked with 4 year olds all the way to top Games Athletes. We talk about building a handstand pushup from the ground up, getting fluent with freestanding handstands, the intricacies of handstand walking, and so much more.

Show Notes:

  • (9:55) - Gymnastics levels
  • (14:50) - Breaking up the monotony
  • (19:05) - Beginners
  • (22:56) - HSPU from the ground up
  • (27:40) - Body awareness
  • (30:05) - Building confidence
  • (32:33) - Difference between training for HSPU vs HS Walks
  • (38:05) - Static Handstands and Walking

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Travis:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Nov 14, 2017

Brian Mackenzie is back on the show!! He has studied performance and movement for more than a decade along with altitude, hypoxia, breathing mechanics, heat and cold exposure. He most recently co-authored the book "Unplugged" with Dr. Andy Galpin.

This episode builds upon our first one (EP.13), where we dug into the science and physiology behind breathing. I went through a breath assessment and have been experimenting with my customized breathing protocols for the last 4 weeks. I've been using it to process and switch between tasks more efficiently, mitigate unwanted stress and anxiety, and really observing how these different protocols affect your physiological state.

My favorite segments of this episode are where we discuss creative process, the forgotten art of apprenticeship, time management, and the dance between fulfillment and challenge. Oh and you'll also hear about how Brian's been swimming with sharks for some new research studies on fear and anxiety coming out of Stanford's laboratories.

Show Notes:

  • (6:50) - The Art of Breath
  • (8:37) - Research for fear & anxiety
  • (12:06) - How different breath protocols impact your physiological state
  • (25:35) - Balancing intensity with day to day activities
  • (28:00) - Task Switch
  • (35:05) - Creative process
  • (39:17) - Time management
  • (47:26) - Intuition
  • (53:00) - Methods of learning
  • (58:58) - Collaboration and the zone of genius
  • (1:02:33) - Art of Apprenticeship
  • (1:07:50) - Systems and parallels
  • (1:12:15) - The dance of fulfillment and challenge
  • (1:28:38) - Narrative
  • (1:40:38) - Mindset behind sharing

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Brain:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Nov 7, 2017

Dr. Kevin Murach is a scientist and researcher who primarily studies muscle stem cells at the University of Kentucky. Today we chat about two areas of his specialty that are a bit controversial in the scientific community -- hypertrophy and concurrent training. What is it? How does it relate to the everyday person? And what has Kevin unpacked up until now? His art is really translating these heavy concepts into something digestible to those of us who aren't scientists.

Show Notes:

  • (7:55) - Choosing a specialization in studying muscle stem cells
  • (10:46) - Studying areas that are controversial
  • (20:48) - Hypertrophy and context
  • (25:15) - What exactly is concurrent training?
  • (29:15) - Hypertrophy and concurrent training for the everyday person
  • (32:55) - Weight loss
  • (42:48) - Relationship between aerobic work and hypertrophy
  • (46:45) - Muscle stem cells
  • (55:00) - Fiber splitting

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect w/ Kevin:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Oct 31, 2017

Mike Lee, of OPEX Fitness, joins us today to talk about how coaches starting out can refine their systems to be able to handle a larger client load with individual design. "In order to grow as a coach, you have to learn how to scale. Scaling is done through a great system of organization and  great communication with clients."

You may have heard of Mike's wizardry since he is the coach of Marcus Filly, Tennil Reed, and a host of other elite level athletes. This episode is valuable because we discuss the obstacles and adversity he faced when he started out as a coach. What were some lessons and challenges from 0-20 clients vs 40+? Regardless of where you are on the coaching continuum, this is one you do not want to miss. 

Show Notes:

  • (17:17) - Communication to help enforce lifestyle and nutrition practices
  • (21:45) - Identifying common characteristics of your ideal client
  • (25:35) - Attracting your audience through referrals
  • (30:20) - First encounter conversation with an ideal client
  • (36:01) - Balance between over coaching and giving the client space
  • (39:15) - Differences in coaching females
  • (47:17) - Tracking compliance
  • (56:20) - Time management
  • (1:10:10) - Obstacles that came up with client loads 0-20, 20-40, 40+

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Mike:

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Oct 24, 2017

James Fitzgerald, founder/director of OPEX Fitness, is back on the show! We build upon the meat of our last episode (Ep. 40) -- which was really about understanding how he organizes his thoughts, views the integration of systems, and structures high level thinking. This episode  gets a little more personal. We talk about fear, adversity, insecurities, higher purpose, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

Show Notes:

  • (6:35) - Transition from being an athlete and what current training looks like
  • (11:57) - Relationship with food
  • (13:33) - Rhythm of a day
  • (18:10) - Leaving room for experimentation
  • (20:11) - Balancing effort with rest in a work setting
  • (22:30) - Fear and the inner narrator
  • (25:20) - The impact of coaching coaches
  • (30:00) - Spiritual views
  • (36:50) - Artful movement
  • (40:33) - Drawing parallels and inspiration from unrelated fields
  • (47:29) - Adversity from the early days
  • (51:52) - Being able to relate to coaches starting out
  • (1:03:00) - Insecurities
  • (1:08:04) - Top 5 Priorities and identifying high value action items
  • (1:14:00) - USA Functional Fitness
  • (1:20:30) - Essence of Sport

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with James:

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If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Oct 17, 2017

Tennil Reed-Beuerlein joins us today to talk about the journey of the last 6 years. She placed 1st at the South West Regional and 6th at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, in which she was the first female representing the U.S. on the leaderboard this year. Tennil walks us through the inner dialogue, non negotiables, and the realities of what needs to happen if you want to compete at a high level. I admire people who are so "all in" on something with an unshakeable belief that we can't help but to learn from their drive. Tennil is one of those people.

Show Notes:

  • (7:20) - Support structure from coaches
  • (9:30) - Evolution of Why
  • (15:20) - Belief
  • (18:53) - The Jump
  • (24:45) - Alignment and non negotiables
  • (31:30) - Before the athlete sponsorship
  • (43:02) - Keeping it fun
  • (50:43) - Balance
  • (55:55) - Inner dialogue

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Tennil:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Oct 10, 2017

Today my guests are Raph and Lachy from The Mind Muscle Project. They are the go-to health and fitness podcast in Australia. We nerd out on podcasting, journaling, and how to achieve your #1 fitness goal in 100 days.

Show Notes:

  • (6:18) - Podcasting
  • (27:38) - Gems that spark light bulb moments
  • (34:30) - The Training Journal
  • (39:40) - 5 Why's Theory
  • (52:56) - Underestimating what we're capable of in 100 days

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Lachy and Raph:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Oct 3, 2017

Marcus Filly is back for his 5th appearance on the show! Last time we chatted was when I was about to start ATS 2.0. Since then, I've been really intrigued about the intricacies that go into building an engine, pacing, and learning your gears.

For some of us, it's that time of year. For others, we just want to not die on the Assault Bike (yours truly). Using myself as a case study, we talk about what breathing progressions might look like for long term development.

Due to heightened interest, we keep the dialogue going around functional bodybuilding and the evolution we've seen over the last 6 months since the birth of Awaken Training Series.

I measure time in podcast episodes. So this was also a surreal reflection for me from our first episode ever (EP17). Always a fulfilling conversation with this guy. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Show Notes:

  • (9:00) - Awakening beyond fitness gains
  • (18:45) - Learning more about these training principles
  • (23:15) - Aerobic development
  • (39:00) - Testing work capacity
  • (46:45) - Breathing progressions
  • (52:00) - Pacing and learning your gears
  • (56:40) - Individualization
  • (1:13:40) - ATS Educational Experience
  • (1:22:00) - Silence exercise

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Marcus:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Sep 26, 2017

Rain Bennett is an independent international documentary filmmaker who creates projects focused on cultural or social issues, food, music, art, and health. He created the movie Raise Up: The World Is Our Gym to document the history of the art form and the new age of calisthenics. I'm beyond excited to chat with him today because I strongly believe in building bridges between disciplines to have a cross exchange of information and ideas. I appreciate the creativity, style, and expression of movement that calisthenics contributes to the fitness community.

Rain does a ton of consulting with businesses around storytelling to help them connect with their audiences and customers. He does a phenomenal job of translating his skillset in filmmaking and storytelling into actionable items for fitness professionals to use in this new age of technology.

Show Notes:

  • (8:50) - Brief history of calisthenics
  • (16:05) - Progressing with skills
  • (24:30) - Creativity in movement
  • (30:30) - Storytelling and filmmaking
  • (34:37) - Character development
  • (37:15) - Using storytelling in business and the fitness industry
  • (46:50) - Uncovering your story
  • (52:07) - Short form storytelling for social media
  • (1:07:30) - Using video

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Rain:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Sep 19, 2017

Casey Jenks is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Fitbot. If you ask any coach who pursues individual coaching about their number one tool -- I guarantee you they will say Fitbot. Not only does it allow you take massive leaps in efficiency, it give you the time and space to focus on delivering value to your clients.

Measure compliance rates, deliver designs, demo videos, take notes during consults, communicate under one roof -- and so much more. If you want to scale your client load without sacrificing quality -- this is the tool you need in your arsenal to become apart of your coaching system. I wanted to get inside the mind of Casey and see what sparked this for him and where we see individualized coaching headed.

Show Notes:

  • (8:35) - First iteration of Fitbot
  • (9:55) - Communicating the value of individualized design
  • (15:42) - Burnout
  • (21:32) - Getting your first client
  • (26:34) - Biggest mistakes
  • (31:15) - Accountability
  • (39:51) - Key business lessons
  • (52:00) - Future of individualized design

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Casey:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Sep 12, 2017

Sarah Loogman competed at the CrossFit Games this year with Team Invictus. I've had the opportunity to watch her coach and nerd out on movement. She's currently traveling and teaching seminars with Julien Pineau and the StrongFit team. Aside from chatting about what goes into her competitive career, the inner nerd in Sarah comes out. Part of what really drew me to bringing her on the show was her wide variety of interests outside of the gym. We talk about her taste in books, travel, writing, nose breathing, and much more. I enjoyed hearing her stories, especially around her upbringing in such a different environment. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

Show Notes:

  • (5:44) - Individual vs Team competitions 
  • (11:00) - Travel 
  • (17:30) - The Spark
  • (21:00) - Change and Mentorship
  • (30:23) - Chronic Pain
  • (36:17) - Training rotation
  • (38:00) - Nose Breathing
  • (42:49) - Mindfulness
  • (47:32) - Training the brain
  • (58:52) - Writing
  • (1:01:08) - Nutrition practices

Resources we may have talked about:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Sep 5, 2017

Jim Crowell, CEO of OPEX Fitness, joins us today to talk business strategy. His background in Finance and Economics led him to play in the hedge fund world for years before successfully managing multiple fitness facilities in Pittsburgh. Today we discuss things like human behavior, storytelling, and implementing systems and strategy to make the individual design model work.

There's a lot of great dialogue in this episode that makes me confident in saying you'd be SILLY to not listen to this one if you're a fitness professional.

People don't always want leaner, faster, and stronger. They want to be happier. How can you give that feeling to more people in your gym? We discuss the three pieces to community, thoughts on how artificial intelligence will affect the fitness industry, social media strategy for coaches and gym owners, along with so much more.

Show Notes:

  • (4:40) - Coaches and gym owners want futures
  • (8:57) - Thoughts on maximizing the group fitness model
  • (10:13) - Human behavior
  • (12:55) - How to make the individual design model work
  • (16:20) - Gym owners — providing growth for coaches
  • (24:15) - Storytelling and filling your business model
  • (27:32) - Communicating the value of individualized design
  • (31:26) - Assessment and data to communicate results
  • (35:00) - Lead generation strategy
  • (39:00) - Automation and knowing your customers
  • (44:40) - Social media
  • (48:36) - Your story
  • (50:50) - Sales process
  • (59:08) - Systems and strategy
  • (1:10:35) - How will AI affect the fitness industry
  • (1:14:45) - Long term patch for coaching
  • (1:21:42) - 3 pieces to community building

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Jim:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Aug 29, 2017

Today is the one year anniversary of The Airborne Mind Show. Couldn't be happier to have someone like Bryce Smith to share this conversation with. He grew up playing basketball which led him to pursuing the sport in Sweden for a little while. He's a coach at CrossFit Invictus with a really interesting philosophy. Bryce believes in animalistic styled training that turns the gym into an adult playground. His ability to blend play and grunt work together is admirable. Bryce is an adventurer at heart and strives to use training as a way to paint a picture to see the relationship to life. We share a bunch of stories where we talk about being better than yesterday, creating deeper relationships with clients, rewriting your narrative, and so much more.

Show Notes:

  • (9:50) - Adult playground
  • (13:05) - Hiring process at Invictus
  • (16:40) - Bringing the best out of people
  • (18:42) - Intrinsic "why"
  • (24:15) - Leaving the smallest possible footprint
  • (26:46) - Better than yesterday
  • (32:30) - Creating deeper relationships with clients
  • (41:20) - Be the hero of your own movie
  • (51:20) - Eliciting "emotion"
  • (1:03:35) - Giving people the most valuable asset we possess

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Bryce:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Aug 22, 2017

Dr. Irene Tobias joins us this week to drop more science! She is a PhD Biochemist and an MIT alumna who is apart of Dr. Andy Galpin's team. In this episode, we dig into her speciality of research, which includes the study of a molecule called AMPK.

How does it relate to exercise and recovery? What are some of the challenges that scientists face when conducting research?

We also have some dialogue around female sex hormones and how it relates to performance and training. She shares a personal story about preserving fertility for those who are trying to pursue a career while balancing the idea of having kids. Her passion for science shines through in this conversation, which made this such an enjoyable conversation.

Show Notes:

  • (8:26) - Studying high performers
  • (12:26) - Challenges with funding for research
  • (17:00) - Technology to measure protein in single muscle fibers
  • (24:42) - Women in studies
  • (31:52) - "Window of Gains"
  • (36:18) - Female sex hormones and how it relates to training and performance
  • (41:28) - Preserving your fertility

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Irene:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

Aug 15, 2017

Dr. Andy Galpin joins us today to talk SCIENCE. He is a Professor of Kinesiology at the Center for Sport Performance at California State University, Fullerton. He has a Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics and is the founder and director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Laboratory.

Why do certain types of training programs work better than others? Why do certain people respond to certain types of training better than others?

Andy is a muscle scientist who studies muscle at the single cell level all the way up to performance to try to determine what happens in response to high intensity, high power, high velocity, high force exercise acutely and chronically.

He is best known for studying "human thriving". What do we do to not just avoid being sick but how do we optimize? How do we thrive?  He spends time examining those that do that so that we really understand what we're shooting for in terms of optimal health and performance.

In this episode, we chat about things like why we think of science the wrong way, why hypertrophy training is so critical for long term development, the diabetes of dopamine, what happens when we eliminate all stress, and so much more.

I admire his skill for communicating such complex topics in laymen's terms. His new book Unplugged is taking the best seller's list by storm. Make sure you support the message by grabbing a copy and leaving a review on Amazon!

Show Notes:

  • (5:10) -  Studying "human thriving"
  • (10:43) - Why we think of science the wrong way
  • (13:57) - Satellite cells and it's correlation to recovery
  • (24:53) - Hypertrophy training
  • (30:24) - Exogenous testosterone
  • (33:15) - Value of bodybuilding styled training
  • (39:24) - Using hypertrophy to break plateaus
  • (43:40) - What happens when you eliminate all stress
  • (48:53) - Different ways to elicit stress
  • (57:50) - Diabetes of dopamine
  • (1:06:41) - Importance of communication skills

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Andy:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

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