Mind Set Game #14: Weight management psychology with Emma Baker

In this episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Emma Baker.

Before getting into the weight management revolution, Emma did everything to excess and was once 120kg.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • She says in the episode ‘we are set on achieving perfection in our diet, but we don’t want to be perfect’. Furthermore, we like ‘making a why bigger than who we are’.

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Mind Set Game #13: Type 1 diabetes ride across America with Siddarth Sharma

In this episode, I sat down with Siddarth Sharma. Sid was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2015, rode the London to Paris bike ride in 2016 and will be doing the Ride across America at the beginning of June (From New York to San Francisco).

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Why is Sid doing this challenge?
  • What are some upheavals Sid thinks he will face?
  • How has Sis gone about preparing himself for the heat?
  • Do you use urinary testing to see what your hydration is like?
  • What mental state did it put you in when your doctor said you couldn’t do sport anymore?
  • Being able to analysis the lingo
  • His diet vs a common weight loss regime (40/40/20)
  • Type 1 diabetes and sports drinks
  • What is Sid’s take on the sugar tax?

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Mind Set Game #12: Living from the heart and not your head with Mike Marschhausen

In this episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Mike Marschhausen.

Mike was in the US Army and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. Before and after the military Mike in his own words would describe himself as a bit of a “party bro”. He was very much into his nutrition and fitness, however, he wanted to change and this is when he discovered spiritual healing. Find out more in the episode, below are some of the questions I asked him.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • How has your mindset shifted from when you were in the military to where you are now? I went on to ask him how do you go about changing the way you think?
  • Would journaling be a good tool to use when you have good and bad thoughts?
  • What tips would you give to someone that is having trouble with their mindset?
  • In your opinion do you think in this day and age people are more concern with what others think? Does self-doubt come back to another issue earlier in life?
  • Why do men bottle up their emotions?

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Mind Set Game #11: Dream Big with Dave Readle

In this episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Dave Readle who was one of the psychologists for British Cycling. Before going to work for British Cycling, Dave was shot putter but due to injury he had to give it up and became a PE teacher.

During his time as a 20 stone shot putter, Dave went to University in the USA competing against the likes of Carl Myerscough, Myles Hoffa and Christian Cantwell. Unfortunately, Dave ruptured his pectoral muscle off the bone at the trials for the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002.

Dave meet Dr Steve Peters author of the Chimp Paradox at the Manchester Velodrome one Friday evening after school while during some athletics training and has Dave was moaning about his teaching job was told: ‘This is something you will do for the rest of your life’. Dave asked how he could get into working in elite sport.

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Mind Set Game #10: Dealing with Anger with Steve McNamara

In this episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Steve McNamara to talk about his background as to why he got into mindset/mindfulness, Steve says mindset is powerful.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • But how can it help to mellow down your emotions?
  • What tips would you recommend for dealing with anger?
  • Mindset/mindfulness isn’t for everyone but you should try something at least once, you should leave no stone unturned to improve yourself.
  • Using the gym to relieve stress and anger.

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Mind Set Game #9: Being a digital nomad with Mario Tomic

In this episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Mario Tomic who is a youtube sensation and in his own words was once a fat-skinny nerd and now he has become a ripped nerd.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • We talked about his nomadic lifestyle and how it came about?
  • What limiting factors are there to this type of lifestyle,
  • What effect does this lifestyle have on his training, does changing countries on such a regular basis have an impact on his nutrition and macros? 
  • How do you stop getting distracted and sharpen your focus? But can that not be difficult when you are moving from place to place?
  • And finally Mario has done a few free seminars recently, I asked him the question ‘Are there going to be any more in the pipeline?’

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Mind Set Game #8: Improve body oxygenation with Patrick McKeown

In this episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with World- renowned author and breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown who was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, before completing his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko.

From a young age, Patrick suffered from asthma and relied on an array of medicines and inhalers until he discovered the Buteyko Method at the age of 26, experiencing immediate relief from his symptoms. By applying the principals of the Buteyko Method, Patrick remains asthma-free since then, a feat that over 20 years of medication had failed to accomplish.

In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well-being and fitness.

“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”.

Since 2015, Patrick has been training Notre Dame elite track athletes Patrick Feeney, Chris Geisting and Jade Barber. Each athlete has credited the Oxygen Advantage® Program as playing a significant part in achieving their athletic goals. Patrick also trains NFL, Soccer and GAA players in The Oxygen Advantage® Program.

Patrick’s message is simple: “How you breathe at rest and during exercise will affect your overall performance. Learn to breathe correctly and see immediate results in your training.”

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