Mind Set Game #49: Miracle Man with Brett Parks

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Brett Parks.

Brett is hopeful of competing at the 2020 Paralympics Games in Tokyo, Japan. However, before starting on his Paralympic Journey, Brett didn’t expect to face death when he went to meet a client for his personal training business. But when he heard someone yell for help, he ran to stop a robbery and got shot in the process. The bullet destroyed several inches of his inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body, which is critical to bring blood to the heart.

He was rushed to the UF Health Jacksonville Trauma Center, where he would lose more than double the average person’s blood volume in the hours that followed. He later lost a kidney, part of his colon and part of his leg. But against all the odds, he survived and became known as the “Miracle Man.” Continue reading “Mind Set Game #49: Miracle Man with Brett Parks”

Mind Set Game #48: Mental fortitude with Meighan Julbert

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Meighan Julbert.

Meighan is a Mental Skills Consultant who has a passion for working with coaches and athletes on gaining a competitive advantage through mental skills training. She holds a Master’s degree in sports psychology and motor behavior from The University of Tennessee.

Meighan was a graduate assistant for the men’s golf team, which graduated players currently playing professionally. She also served as a softball and basketball coach for a private school, where she applied her training as a mental coach to maximize player performance. While an undergraduate at Auburn University, Meighan worked with the men’s basketball team

developing their competitive mindset. She has spent six years working within and alongside Division I athletics, as well as five years coaching, during which she has developed and implemented educational training programs that have shown to enhance performance. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #48: Mental fortitude with Meighan Julbert”

Mind Set Game #47: Be the best you with Bobby Stroupe

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Bobby Stroupe.

Bobby is the Founder and President of ACCELERATE Performance Enhancement Center (APEC).  Coach Stroupe has directed human performance systems for nearly 20 years while expanding his influence as an author, consultant, speaker, and educator. His experience includes working with school systems, collegiate teams, professional teams, businesses, corporate fitness and individuals alike.

His coaching ranges from youth athletes to some of the top names in multiple professional sports including 1st round picks, Super Bowl and World Series champions. APEC has been a part of developing over 20 athletes that trained in the APEC system in grade school and continued all the way to the professional ranks. Among many accomplishments by his athletes, Bobby has been credited with supporting arguably the strongest arms in the game of baseball and football. Coach Stroupe has been featured as a top trainer for multiple sports and athletic performances on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, NFL and MLB network, STACK, Bleacher Report, and many more.

Bobby has been asked to present on various human performance topics at notable coaches clinics nationally and internationally, including the NIKE Roundtable. Stroupe launched the CAPEC certification at Nike World Headquarters in addition to doing work with Nike Training and the Nike Young Athlete division. Bobby serves on the Advisory Committee for Wellness and Exercise at Tyler Junior College. Stroupe and staff have powered strength & conditioning for TJC baseball during their four times in a row National Championship run.

As an entrepreneur, Stroupe and team built APEC from a grass field in 2005 to today, a worldwide training leader in human performance. Bobby serves as the president for APEC, making strategic decisions, designing training systems, and guiding an elite team of coaches that power two locations (Tyler and Fort Worth, Texas). Continue reading “Mind Set Game #47: Be the best you with Bobby Stroupe”

Mind Set Game #46: Rhondda to Rio with Rhys Jones

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Rhy Jones.

In 2012, after only 3 years of taking part competitively, Rhys was selected to represent Great Britain for the first time at the London 2012 Paralympics and become a British Paralympic sprinter. In 2013, he was selected to represent Great Britain once again at the IPC World Championships in Lyon, France. In 2014, Rhys was selected to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow and Great Britain at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea. More recently, he has competed at Rio 2016 and at the IPC World Championships in London this year (2017). Continue reading “Mind Set Game #46: Rhondda to Rio with Rhys Jones”

Mind Set Game #45: Control your own destiny with Kyle Logan, Stu Holt & Jalen Brown

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Kyle Logan, Stu Holt and Jalen Baker who are co-hosts of Under Pressure TV.

Under Pressure is a sports media brand that aims to inspire, inform, and entertain through sports culture. They produce original content from a weekly podcast show, a documentary series featuring a variety of athletes and people of other industries, and interviews where they talk to people who are doing great things in their respective industry. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #45: Control your own destiny with Kyle Logan, Stu Holt & Jalen Brown”

Mind Set Game #44: The rise of Cardiff Metropolitan University Swimming with Dave Tonge

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Dave Tonge.

Dave has coached the University’s swim team for the past 6 years and has over 15 years experience in coaching and teaching swimming. Additionally, Dave is an ex-swimmer competing for the City of Cardiff under Dave Haller and still holds a Masters Welsh Record. Within the University Dave’s roles include Swimming Performance Director, Sports Facilities Duty Manager as well as a university lecturer. Furthermore, he is a Cardiff Met Alumni with a Master’s degree in Physical Activity and Health. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #44: The rise of Cardiff Metropolitan University Swimming with Dave Tonge”

Mind Set Game #43: AKA Jason Robinson of wheelchair rugby with Ayaz Bhuta

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Ayaz Bhuta.

Ayaz is a member of the British wheelchair rugby aka murderball and a recent member of ParalympicsGB in Rio 2016. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #43: AKA Jason Robinson of wheelchair rugby with Ayaz Bhuta”