The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

United States

The MindSide is the performance perspective of Dr. Bhrett McCabe. Throughout the podcast, topics will be explored and discussed related to nutrition, performance and sports psychology, and personal excellence.


The MindSide Episode 86 - Creating Your Own Manifesto  

Join Dr. Bhrett McCabe on The MindSide podcast as he shares with you some thoughts about not accepting the status quo and always surrounding yourself with the right keys and the right people for success. Dr. McCabe teases his upcoming book The MindSide Manifesto, and explains how it will help you achieve whatever you set your mind to by creating a clear and concise declaration of your goals, and then taking the necessary steps to achieve them.

The MindSide Episode 85 - Does your challenges in the climb for success define you?  
Kent Stewart started climbing completely by accident when in 2006 him and his wife decided to attempt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. That was all the taste of mountain climbing they needed. They embarked on an adventure to see if they could climb the Seven Summits – the highest peak on each of the seven continents.

Together, they summited the first five: Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Vinson in Antarctica, Kosciuszko in Australia, and Aconcagua in South America with little more than a hiccup. They took on Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska, but failed on their first attempt. Kent went back and summited Denali solo in 2011. In 2013, he attempted to climb Mount Everest and complete the famed Seven Summits but was unsuccessful. He’s had 3 more attempts since then.  His podcast is one to challenge the way you set your goals in life.

The MindSide Episode 84 - Finding the Fight When the Cards Are Stacked Against You  
Dan Carlson joined UAB Athletics in October 2015 as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration.  Carlson is a veteran administrator who has over 20 years experience working in intercollegiate athletics.

Carlson was driving to a friends home before heading off to college when a car ran his vehicle off the road.  The accident broke his back leaving him paralyzed.  After rehab he went to college, having to learn how to use his hands and write all over again.  

Carlson says one thing he learned, life changes and we have to adapt to those changes. 
The MindSide Episode 83 - Making the Switch, Keeping the Focus from Practice to Competition  

Olympic coach and IKKOS inventor Sean Hutchison wanted to help his athletes achieve their dreams. Recognizing that legendary athletes win because of specific, repeatable motions, he became driven to find a better way to teach movement. Devouring scientific literature on neuroplasticity and partnering with videographers, sound designers, neuroscientists, and other experts, he invented the unique IKKOS approach to movement learning.  Best of all, IKKOS gives people a deeper understanding of their own potential. There is nothing quite like the feelings of surprise, pride, and accomplishment people experience when they quickly master what they thought was impossible.

The MindSide Episode 82 - Inside the Mind of the Leader of the Game, the Quarterback  

QB Country specializes in year around Quarterback Training & Development. We are currently training middle school, high school, College & NFL quarterbacks. QB Country offers specific quarterback training focusing on the proper footwork, throwing & body mechanics as well as the mental & physical aspects of playing the hardest position in sports. Our goal is to educate quarterbacks on how to play the QB position the correct way at game speed. find out more at 

The MindSide Episode 81 - Should athletes play angry? How much is too much? Dr. Mitch Abrams joins Dr. Bhrett McCabe to discuss anger in the game  

Sports and Forensic Psychologist, Dr. Mitch Abrams joins The Mindside Podcast this week.  Abrams is the author of Anger Management in Sport.  He’s also a leading expert in sexual assault and violence in athletes.  With questions over hits in the NFL being intentional it made us think, are they? Are athletes coming into the game with too much anger? How do they find balance? We explore that and more on The MindSide podcast.

The MindSide Podcast 80 - Throwing it Around with Dr. Glenn Fleisig: Inside the Mind of a Pitcher’s Secret Weapon  

Dr. Glenn Fleisig is the research director of the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham Alabama. Dr. Fleisig leads the team at ASMI that has conducted biomechanical pitching analyses on some of today’s most successful MLB pitchers. On this Podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe dives into pitching and biomechanics with Fleising.

The MindSide Episode 79 - Into the Mind of Curious Coaches with Corey Lundberg  

This episode of the MindSide Podcast takes a deeper dive into the minds of Curious Coaches with Corey Lundberg. His Curious Coaches partner, Matt Wilson, was a previous guest on the podcast. He reviewed the mindset and motivations of what drives them to find answers. This week, we go deeper into the creative mind of one of the best young coaches in the country.

The MindSide Podcast 78 - No Arms, No Legs, No Problem!  

Bob Lujano is a Quad Rugby Paralympics athlete and much more...he's an inspiration to those with disabilities and those who simply need a bit of inspiration to keep going when life gets difficult. Bob co-stared in the Hollywood Film “Murderball.”  He recently became an author with his book, No Arms, No Legs… No Problem!”  Bob is a quadruple amputee from a childhood disease.  But instead of letting that define him, he has gone on to great heights  academically, athletically and most importantly, in everyday living.  For more on Bob, visit his website

The MindSide Episode 77 - Life Changing Decisions  

Your entire life can change in a split-second by one decision. For a former LSU standout, his life changed the moment he tried to take his life. Instead of dying, his life changed with 49 surgeries and days of wondering “what if.”  Now, Danny Zahl is hoping to help teach others the signs of a person screaming out for help.

The MindSide Episode 76 - The Mind of an Olympian  

Eddy Alvarez is an American short track speed skater who represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics.  That isn’t Eddy’s only accomplishment.  He’s also a professional baseball player for The Birmingham Barons, a minor league affiliate for the Chicago White Sox. He took to roller skating at the age of 5 and began speed skating at 7 years old.  In high school, Alvarez took a break from skating to focus on his love for baseball which earned him a college scholarship.  Now he’s able to live out both his dreams, an Olympic Speed Skater and a Professional Baseball Player.

The MindSide Episode 75 - The Mindside of Those in Blue: Balancing the Personal and Professional Strain to Provide a World of Safety  

In the last few months, it’s become something we are hearing on a regular basis, a police officer shot and killed.  Last month, 3 officers were ambushed in Baton Rouge and 10 in Dallas, and there were others.  The stress of the job is unreal, and yet, those in blue continue to answer the call day in and day out. Their families worry about the dangers, but they continue to face the great challenges as part of their calling. Former Major League baseball player and LSU baseball legend, Sgt. John O’Donoghue has served his community for over 15 years and shares his perspective about the stress he faces and how it compares to facing the best hitters in the world. He shares how you train in pressure to prepare for pressure, on the diamond and when carrying shield. With all that is going on in the world today, this podcast gives a rare glimpse in to the heart and soul of those in the blue. 

The MindSide Episode - Inside the Mind of Curious Coaches: The Interest, the Drive, and the Search for Knowledge with Matt Wilson  

A native of Toronto, Ontario and a graduate of Long Island University, Matt Wilson is the Director of Instruction at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos, California and the co-founder of Curious Coaches. Matt specializes in creating and executing comprehensive elite player development programs.

The MindSide Episode 73 - The Spark, The Passion, and The Formula: How Seeing the Game Differently Changes the Game  

Scott Fawcett’s golf career has been nothing short of unique. 
He graduated in 1996 from Texas A&M University, notching one victory. Upon graduation he briefly joined the workforce before deciding to pursue his dream of playing professional golf. During his initial professional golf stint Scott won twice on the NGA Hooters Tour, played in the 1999 U.S. Open, and won ten other mini-tour events.    In 2001 Scott was sidelined with a shoulder injury. During his downtime he almost accidently started an electricity company when Texas deregulated its market. He spent the next six years working full-time and playing very little golf. In 2008, Scott was filled with renewed enthusiasm, and more importantly, time, and thus decided to get his game in shape for a run at elite amateur golf.    As a formerly great ball-striker Scott decided to focus his practice time on putting and mindset. He knew that improvement in those areas were all it would take him to become a world-class amateur. That summer he had several strong finishes in a limited schedule. The highlight was an opening nine 29 at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships, setting the USGA nine hole scoring record.    Then the fun started, again. On somewhat of a bet Scott entered that year’s PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament as a 35 year-old amateur. He became only the second amateur to make it to Final Stage, and remains the oldest by 13 years! He spent the next three years playing part-time professional golf which it turns out isn’t as easy as it sounds with a full-time job and a newborn at home.   In 2014, armed with his amateur status again, Scott decided to gear up for another run at amateur golf. This time he decided to use his math, economics, and poker background to “solve” golf strategy. He combined TrackMan data with PGA Tour scoring statistics to create a system to easily optimize target selection during a round.    This is what led to the creation of the DECADE Course Management Seminar. The target selection system Scott used while caddying is taught in great detail in one afternoon. Using innovative technologies the seminar distills decades of experience into one concise lecture. It covers almost everything there is to know about playing golf at the highest levels. Scott’s unique background gave him the idea that proper course management not only could be taught in a classroom setting, it should be! No clubs = no emotions. Just unencumbered learning.   For more, visit 

The MindSide Episode 72 - Separating Reality: The Mental Struggles of Telling Someone's Story  

Lars Anderson is a Senior Writer at Bleacher Report. He’s also an instructor of Journalism at The University of Alabama and a contributor to the SEC Network. Lars is a New York Times best selling author. He travels the world meeting people and telling their stories. He listens to stories of heartache, triumph, and failure. He then tells their stories in a way that allows readers to feel the same emotions he had while conducting the interviews, and these are interviews that can leave you heartbroken and asking how those things happened to such amazing people.

The MindSide Episode 71 - Through the Mind of an Official with Steve Shaw  

They are the deciding factor of a touchdown or interception, but what is it really like inside the mind of an Official? Are there tricks to slowing down the game mentally? Is there a right mindset before calling a big game? The SEC Director of Officials, Steve Shaw, shares some insight with us on this week's MindSide Podcast with Dr. Bhrett McCabe.

The MindSide Episode 70 - The Workout Mindset of a Pro  

You hear it all the time: "I’m just not feeling the gym today."  The pros don’t have that option.  How do they develop a mind set that keeps them pushing through day after day? Director of Sports Performance at Traction Sports, Kolby Tullier joins us to explain what he tells his clients. 

The MindSide Episode 69 - Developing the Mindset of a Pro  

Dr. Greg Cartin is a leading psychologist among players on the PGA Tours and developmental tours due to his work on his approach and insight into the high performers mind. From the principles of mindfulness, Dr. Cartin deepens the understanding with each player and shares his insights of working for the world’s best

The MindSide Episode 68 - The Long Toss From The Field to Life with Alan Jaeger  

Many of the best pitchers who have not gotten injured in their career partake in long-toss for a number of reasons. One man with knowledge pitchers are learning from, Alan Jaeger, founder of Jaeger Sports. Jaeger believes the mental skills athletes develop can help them be successful on the field.  He has spent several years coaching and writing books to help others. For more on Alan Jaeger, visit

The MindSide Episode 67 - Finding Mastery with Dr. Michael Gervais  
On this edition of the MindSide Podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe talks with Dr. Michael Gervais. Gervais serves director of DISC’s High Performance Psychology. As a California licensed psychologist specializing in high performance, he works in the trenches of high-stakes environments, where there is no luxury for mistakes, hesitation, or failure to respond. For more visit Enjoy!


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