Episodes

  • Starting From The Bottom with Forbes Top Marketing Influencer of 2017 Leonard Kim

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    Adversity is inevitable. For Leonard Kim, adversity was his way of life for a series of years through his early adulthood life. The popular TEDx talk speaker shares his story of coming from a point of ultimate defeat where we had considered taking his own life, to rising to a point where he inspires others to let their fears guide them through life. This is an incredible episode. “I got to a point where I got sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Kim faced every kind of adversity from every direction during his early career which led him to a continuous writing spree. Unlike many other influencers in society today, Leonard Kim refused to take the traditional approach to success. When Kim decided to use writing an outlet to let go of his misfortune, he built up a fear of what people were going to say once he pressed the “Publish” button. This fear led him to a bigger idea; the idea of using that fear to guide him to reaching his potential. Through sharing his story with the world, he inspired others to look at their own points of failure and minimize the negativity that surrounded them. “What was scarier than writing itself, was really sharing the vulnerable points in my life.” Being vulnerable means showing the world your faults, and we all live in a prideful world. Kim shares his story from the very beginning in his TEDx talk that is shown below. Listen and learn how one man used fear, something that we all work so hard to avoid and prevent, as a light to guide him through his career.     We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. For more information on The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, please visit: www.themindside.com

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  • The Ultimate Comeback with UAB Football Player Timothy Alexander

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    October 28th, 2006 was a day that changed Timothy Alexander’s life. A car accident left the heavily recruited tight-end receiver paralyzed from the neck down. Almost 11 years later, Alexander walked out with the UAB Football squad to the middle of the field, kissed the ball, and thanked God for where he’s at. Alexander continues to be a role model for people both in and out of the sports world who think they can’t achieve their hopes and dreams with their given circumstances. Timothy talks about his faith, his hope, his motivation for sitting up at the end of his bed every morning and refusing to let his circumstances determine his mindset for how he is going to live out the next 24 hours. “We don’t need it to be easy, we need it to be possible.” Our society today needs motivators such as Timothy to spread the happiness and love that he flushes out from his heart into the world every time he talks. “We need hope.” This is a man who is driven, not by what has happened to him, but by the possibility and power created by his comeback. In sports, we talk about how the players who suffered from a horrific injury such as an ACL tear, or a torn labarum come back to be even better than they were. This story is one in the same. Alexander has made the ultimate comeback and continues to give back to the people around him, the programs he loves and cares about such as UAB football, and to his faith. “I ask people 3 things: Who are you? Why are you here? Who are you doing it for? And if you don’t know those 3 things, you’re more disabled than I am.” Timothy speaks to a bigger issue throughout this podcast. People need to know their purpose rather than just pressing the cruise control on life. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. For more information on The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, please visit: www.themindside.com

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  • An Olympic Coaching Style with Head Coach for Arizona St. Swimming & Olympian Michael Phelps, Bob Bowman

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    “I had very big goals.” Robert Bowman always knew he was going to be great, and as it turns out, he was right. Having coached Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete in the world for over 20 years, Bowman has made a huge impact in the coaching industry. During this podcast, Bowman dives into how he started his coaching journey by learning from the best in the business such as David Marsh, Paul Bergen, and Murray Stephens. “I saw coaching as a way I could elevate my goals, and I could be one of the best coaches in the world.” In retrospect, Bowman discusses how majoring in music for his first 2 years of college has helped him understand how studying the best in your field can be crucial for growth and success. Young coaches in today’s world often want to become the best as fast as possible by creating new ways to execute skill. “A mistake young coaches make today is: if it’s new, it has to be better. Everyone wants to invent their own way…” However, throughout the discussion between Bowman and Dr. Bhrett McCabe, Bowman highlights how you should know the background and the foundation of everything first. The Olympic coach explains how he simply learned from other coaches and absorbed everything he could at the time to later create his own philosophy. This philosophy stresses fundamentals and how repeatedly learning the basics of any sport or activity is very important for every athlete no matter the level.  “Michael Phelps did the same warm up at 31 as he did at age 12.”z    Touching on his coaching career with Phelps, Bowman discusses the relationship he built and maintained with Phelps that ultimately led to many successes for their team over his career. “We were 100% honest with each other all the time.” Bowman has now decided to take on the mission of coaching a college team at Arizona State in hopes that he will be challenged in a new way. “I wanted to pursue building a championship team in the college rank, just because I haven’t done it yet.” At the end of this podcast, Bowman declares his manifesto as: “The process is more important that the outcome.” We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we have enjoyed recording it. For more information on The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, please visit: www.themindside.com

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  • A Creative Movement with CEO of Telegraph Creative Kevin McLendon

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

      “We named the company Telegraph because the telegraph was the first mass, modern communication device that allowed people to communicate from continent to continent.” Kevin McLendon, CEO of Telegraph Creative, brings his journey as an entrepreneur in front of our mic. Throughout this podcast, McLendon discusses how Telegraph separates itself from the common creative agency by investing in the uniqueness of each brand Telegraph works with, and sharing it with the world in a visually appealing and magnetic manor. “It all comes down to original thought.” In a world full of choices and ideas to grab on to, original thought tends to get lost in the process. Kevin has made it a point at Telegraph to develop a team of experts to create and maintain a unique and original brand for each organization they work with. “At the end of the day, if you have the confidence that you do good work, and the talent is on par with anybody else, that’s all you can do is sell yourself and sell your talent.” People are always looking for new ways of doing things. In the summer of 2017 Telegraph launched Sloss Tech l The Southeast’s Preeminent Tech Festival During Sloss Tech, the Telegraph team worked with influencer, Casey Neistat. Check out the video below to see the incredible Telegraph team featured in Neistat’s video “Alone in an Airport”. WARNING: This podcast is full of brilliant ideas for entrepreneurs and may result in impulsive life decisions. For more information about The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, visit: www.themindside.com

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  • Resiliency Defined with SEC Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year Krystal Rivers

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    “My doctors didn’t think I could walk.” Krystal Rivers was born with multiple birth defects including tethered cord syndrome, and has pushed through her life to become one of the top performing volleyball players in the country. Rivers describes her story as one of a pure “keep going,” mindset. No one thought she would be able to walk normally, let along play sports. “My doctors always told me, ‘Do what you can,” and to me, that meant to do everything.” In 10th grade, Rivers underwent a urostomy which forced her to wear an artificial bladder on her side. Her surgery and diagnosis helped her miss the first 2 years of high school volleyball tryouts. Her junior year however, she was determined to learn. Knowing she didn’t have the resources for outside help, Krystal taught herself the best she could simply by hitting a ball against a wall every day. This self-taught athlete would come in 2nd in the country in kills in the 2016 NCAA volleyball season by never letting her circumstances get the best of her. “It’s about taking your destiny into your own hands and trying to control it as best as possible.” Rivers received a full academic scholarship to the University of Alabama where she would walk on to the volleyball program knowing she was going to do the best she could to help the team, no matter what position that was in. After red-shirting her freshmen year, Rivers would find out in the beginning of the 2014 spring season that she had cancer; Hodgkin lymphoma stage 3. For the next 6 months, the stud athlete would undergo weekly chemo treatment in addition to college volleyball practices, workouts, and a full class load. Her mindset was simply, “I can and I will.” “You’re going to have obstacles in life, everybody is, whether they’re small or large there are going to be obstacles. It’s about you facing them head on and saying, ‘Okay, what’s on the other side of this and how do I get there.’” On top of physical obstacles, Rivers also struggled with performance anxiety. The game was getting bigger than her and she was starting to feel everything going the wrong way. Krystal quickly realized that like everything else in her life, she could overcome this obstacle as hard as she overcame everything else. We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we enjoyed recording it. Let this episode be a source of motivation to those who think they are too down to get back up. For more information on The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, visit: www.themindside.com

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  • The Leading Technology Behind Injury Prevention with Director of Media Relations for Motus Global, Will Carroll

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    “You combine genius people with a passion for sport and ground breaking tech.” Will Carroll, Director of Media Relations for Motus Global has been given the nickname, “The Injury Expert” for becoming an expert in his space. This week on The MindSide Podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe sits down with Carroll to discuss the newest technology and vision behind Motus Global, the world-leader in advanced biomechanics analysis delivering solutions to athletes, employers, workers, insurers and the medical community. With his father being in sports medicine, Carroll understood the language of athletics both in the medical and performance sense. The further he got into his career the more he realized that there was a gap between what people saw and what was happening behind the curtains of sports injury. Spectators would wonder how players were able to get back on the field or on the court so quickly but would never dive into the actual process that was happening between the trainers and doctors. Throughout this episode, Carroll will highlight some professionals in the medical field that he admires, as well as a few principles that he continues to question. Carroll also explains how the technology of Motus Global is creating a movement toward wearable technology that can better help athletes and coaches understand their own limitations during their performance. “What we have now is a chance to really measure specific muscular fatigue, manage the recovery and the work load, and hopefully decrease the risk.” Will Carroll is the host of The Motus Show a new podcast looking at the future of sports science, medicine and technology. You can learn more about Will Carroll and Motus Global by visiting: http://motusglobal.com We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it! For more information on The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, visit: www.themindside.com

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  • The Hidden Hero with Last Chance U Star, Brittany Wagner

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    “When you start winning, people start paying attention.” The MindSide Podcast struck gold this week as we brought on the star of the Netflix documentary, Last Chance U, founder of 10 Thousand Pencils, and nationwide inspiration leader, Brittany Wagner. Wagner has made a dent in the world of college athletics as she has turned her dream of impacting young athletes into a reality. In the show, Last Chance U, Brittany helped the football team of East Mississippi Community College become more than just a group of jocks who had no future other than football, "I had no expectations." Coming from a family with a psychologist as a father and a special education teacher as a mother, Brittany knew from her youth that she had a greater purpose. "This is what I was born to do." Inside this podcast, Wagner digs into the realities young athletes are faced with every day. She discusses how most college athletes are already given labels based on stereotypical judgement from their peers and even some authority figures. "These labels we place on these kids prohibits them from really figuring out their potential on their own." There is an underlining issue that is raised when these athletes are already told what path they "should" or "need" to go on to reach a society's definition of success. "I think we do a horrible job helping these athletes navigate the pressure of being a college athlete." Brittany compares a college football player's situation in Scuba, Mississippi, to a hypothetical situation where she is the one putting on the football gear in the locker room and then getting tackled on the field and feeling that shame and public humiliation that these kids must feel in the classroom. "They are unequipped." Wagner brings her own opinions on the educational deficiencies that these college athletes must climb past to reach success outside of the game. “We can teach them how to be true to themselves.” Brittany has started her own company, 10 Thousand Pencils to provide academic counseling services to student athletes everywhere. You can visit her website at: https://brittanywagner.com We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we enjoyed recording it. For more information on The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, visit: www.themindside.com

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  • The Psychology of Soccer with Mental Toughness Coach Dr. Rob Bell

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    “It’s the closest sport to an actual battle.” Dr. Rob Bell, author of The Hinge, No Fear, Mental Toughness: Training for Golf, and Don’t “Should” On Your Kid, joins The MindSide Podcast to talk about what he has learned from the game of soccer as a sport psychology coach. In the game of soccer there is both a team and an individual aspect, and if one person is not a team player, they will get exposed. During a brilliant discussion between Dr. Bhrett McCabe and Dr. Rob Bell, conversation points surfaced that highlighted the way soccer players must strategize and perform on the field. “We make things more complicated than they are.” Dr. Rob Bell explained how the game of soccer has so many similarities to a battle, as they both involve major strategy and quick decision making. This podcast was overflowing with insights into a parent’s role in their child’s performance and how the mental game is so heavily involved within the game of soccer. Bell also discusses the biggest threats to players outside of the game, such as burnout and expectations set by parents and coaches. We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we enjoyed bringing two knowledgeable mental coaches in front of one mic. For more information on The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, visit: www.themindside.com

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  • The “People” Story with Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jeffrey Marx

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    “To me, a great story is something that is so good on its own, I can’t mess it up as a researcher or as a writer.” Jeffrey Marx, author of 6 bestsellers and keynote speaker, joins The MindSide Podcast this week to discuss his path as a journalist, as well as his perspective on today’s chaotic world. Marx believes that people hold the best stories, and it simply takes building and maintaining a relationship with them to bring those stories to the rest of the world. Throughout his career, Jeffrey has seen the world change in character, which has led him to look at society through a unique lens.  “We all have a lens, or a prism through which we look at things that determine every choice we make during a day.” Everyone can contribute to a better society. While we all wear a mask to some degree, we all have an opportunity to impact people in a way that can better the world that surrounds us. Marx explains how “we have an empathy deficit disorder in this nation,” and goes on to tell of some things that we, as a society, can keep in mind to help better the space we live in and the people around us. We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we enjoyed recording it. For more information on The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, visit www.themindside.com

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  • More Than 4 with Four-Time Cancer Survivor Sean Fredella

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    Before turning 13, Sean Fredella would have battled cancer 4 different times. Sean’s war with cancer started on Valentine’s Day of 2003, when he was no older than 2 years-old. Having gone through leukemia, a bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, and radiation all within a seven-and-a-half-year course, Sean represents the definition of resiliency. In 2011, the Mountain Brook native was diagnosed with a rare adult tumor, “esthesioneuroblastoma.” After multiple treatments and a resilient heart, Sean would be declared cancer-free at 13 years old. Now, years later, he will fight for children who can’t fight themselves. “Ever since I beat cancer, I felt like my fight wasn’t over.” Now, Sean spends his time creating a tribe of supporters behind the motto, “Our kids deserve more than 4%.” This saying was built upon the fact that only 4% of the money donated to cancer research is allotted to pediatric cancer research. Sean has vigorously recruited companies, organizations, sports teams, and individuals to support his efforts in making September a “golden” month in support of his campaign #MoreThan4Athletics. “Sports can motivate people and change people’s lives.” “Maybe this is the generation…this is the time where people are going to stand up, come together, and help.” We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we enjoyed recording it. The MindSide stands by #MoreThan4Athletics WE BELIEVE OUR KIDS DESERVE MORE THAN 4   What can you do? Visit https://rallyfoundation.org/rally-kids/seanf/ to rally behind Sean today! Wear GOLD this September and post about it using the hashtags #MoreThan4Athletics and #MoreThan4

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  • The Growth Game with CFP and former LSU Baseball Player Pete Bush

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    “The way people see their money is so interwoven into who they are.” Pete Bush, certified financial planner and advisor joins The MindSide Podcast this week to discuss the intangibles needed for managing a person’s (including elite athlete’s) wealth. Bush dives in to the importance of the relationship between a financial advisor and their clientele by highlighting the “bond” that is formed between the two when one’s money is being trusted in another person’s hands. “Once you’ve helped a person understand who they are and what their financial personality is, then that trust just develops.” What does personality have to do with money? Everything. Bush digs into the nature of elite athletes by exposing 3 of the most encouraged and important characteristics which they have been coached to live by: aggressiveness, overconfidence, and a sense of invincibility. Pete then draws the parallel between these characteristics in the game, and the way financially awarded athletes deal with their money. “Reality gets distorted as far as how hard it is to come out of the game and transition into more normal expectations around monthly income.” We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we do. For more information on The Mindside: Sports and Performance Psychology, visit: www.themindside.com

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  • Behind the Mic with Auburn Sports Announcer Rod Bramblett

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    It’s more than just a play call. It’s a lifestyle. This week, The MindSide Podcast brings on “Kick-Six” (Auburn Football) announcer, Rod Bramblett, to share his wisdom and life lessons he has learned from being a sport’s announcer. An announcer creates the vision for the listener at home, and it’s not as easy as it seems. You must know the people, the stats, the opponents, the personalities, it’s about “treating it like studying up for a quiz.” In this podcast, Rod talks about the preparation and the work that goes into his profession along with the attitude needed to excel such as the acceptance of constructive feedback. “The day when you think ‘I got this all down pat,’ is the day you’re probably going to get fired.” Starting as a DJ for a local news station, Bramblett worked hard to become one of the best sports announcers in the field. Once he landed a sports announcer position the work didn’t stop there. “You have to be mentally strong and mentally committed to making both your home and your professional life work.” Please enjoy this week’s episode on The MindSide Podcast!

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  • A Journey of Power, Faith, and Fulfillment with former NFL DT Jeremy Towns

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    “People who tend to help other people tend to live the most fulfilled life.” Former NFL Defensive Tackle, and current medical student, Jeremy Towns, joins Dr. Bhrett McCabe to discuss his journey through life, school, and the NFL. From a young age, Towns had to face challenges that most 13 year olds would run away from, but instead of bowing out, he stood up to his circumstances. Jeremy talks about the mindset he needed throughout his high school and college years on and off the field. “Anytime you put talent with working hard then you have a chance for unbelievable results.” This proved true as he made his way to the NFL after his years at Samford University training under coach Pat Sullivan. He then found himself faced with an unfamiliar challenge, one of confidence. On this podcast, Towns explains his journey through the power of faith and how God has fueled him to make a dent in society starting in his college years, “Once I believed that I’m supposed to be here, it was another level of success.” With 2 season-ending injuries, and 3 NFL teams later, Towns is now a medical student driven by a purpose to help others. “My goal is inspiration and hope,” Towns explains, and through the power of his faith and mental endurance, Jeremy Towns will continue to create a movement that is continuing to spread in Alabama. We hope you enjoy this week’s podcast! Be sure to check out our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts for daily updates on what we are creating at The MindSide.

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  • An Unforgettable Mentor with Professional Golf Instructor Bryan Gathright

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    Always be honest. Always be positive. Always be building your players up. These are just a few of the principles legendary golf instructor Bryan Gathright stuck to when approaching the coaching arena. Gathright steps in front of the mic this week and highlights on his own mentor and golf legend, Harvey Penick. “He challenged his players very well.” Bryan explains a few life lessons he had learned from Penick such as how to always bring positivity to a learning space, and how to always challenge your players. Gathright is an instructor at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, one of the top greens in the U.S. in San Antonio, Texas. We hope you enjoy this podcast as it focuses on the true keys that can make up a true mentor for young athletes.

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  • From the Dugout to Pit Road with NASCAR Pit Crew Coach Ray Wright

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    Picture this, a stampede of 3500 LB machines flying by, only a few feet away from you, at over 200 miles per hour. That’s the life of a pit crew in the world of NASCAR. Former LSU baseball player, Ray Wright, joins our podcast this week to discuss his transition from an outfielder to a position managing 6 pit crews. Through the interview, Wright talks about the “flush it” mentality crew members must have, and the mental performance and preparation that carries from the field to pit road. Pit crew members are, “the guys who are the most mentally strong; who can delete a whole bunch of things around them.” Ray discusses a few key principles and lessons he held on to through his baseball career at LSU and how he has used those same principles throughout his NASCAR career. Wright also talks about his company Pit Stops for Hope which is a charity meant to better America’s youth. Pit Stops for Hope invests in the education and health of children that are burdened with poverty situations.  Their overall mission is to “replace poverty with hope in our community!” We are honored to have Ray Wright on The MindSide Podcast this week, and we hope you enjoy this segment that highlights the mental game, and social awareness. Enjoy! Support Pit Stops For Hope today by visiting http://www.pitstopsforhope.org

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  • Conscious Coaching with Strength and Conditioning Coach, Brett Bartholomew

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    In his new book, “Conscious Coaching,” author, Brett Bartholomew, exposes a relevant gap in the strength and conditioning world. The connection between a coach and their athlete. “You can have all the books marked in the world, but you don’t know how to connect with people. What’s it worth in this world?” In the sport’s world, we are all often focused on the result. From the number on the bar we squat to the number of in-season wins, we are focused on the product rather than being focused on all the moving parts that help a team achieve that product. Bartholomew digs into the intangibles that are needed for a coach to become a great mentor to his athletes. He simply states, “The number of blogs read isn’t the equivalent to the number of groups led.” The MindSide Podcast is honored to have Bartholomew in front of the mic this week to engage in conversation highlighting the social, emotional, and intellectual effects of coaching. Enjoy!

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  • Catch It If You Can with Professional Angler Cody Meyer

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    What does it look like to compete in a sport where you don’t have much control? Cody Meyer, professional angler with over 8 years on the Fishing League Worldwide Professional tour, knows exactly how to handle this kind of game. “You’re fishing against another fish that has it’s own brain.” Being a professional angler Meyer has developed an investment into mental components such as patience, mental strength, perseverance, and staying positive. This week The MindSide Podcast digs into the working process of exactly what it takes to be a professional angler. Enjoy!

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  • The Heart of the SEC

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    It’s not just a logo, it’s a lifestyle. The world of a loyal SEC fan revolves around commitment, emotional connections, and a scoreboard that can bring both tears of joy and tears of grief. We brought our mic in front of a few individuals that have dedicated their love to one of the largest conferences in the U.S.A. Enjoy!

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  • A Story of a Dedicated Dad

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    March 5th 2014 would be a day that ESPN Baton Rouge radio host, Matt Moscona’s life would change directions. This would be a day he would find out how his 20-week-old unborn son would be delivered into this world with CDH, congenital diaphragmatic hernia. CDH is a birth defect in which the diaphragm of an infant does not completely form, this leads to the entrapment of major organs in the diaphragm area, slowing developmental growth for the child. Now through 8 major surgeries, his first being when he was nothing but 18 hours old, Moscona’s son is “doing well by his standards.” The journey of a parent with a special needs child is one of many challenges, but Matt Moscona has found his “normal” in it all. According to Moscona, we must all “learn to develop our own normal.” His story is one of dedication, love, and commitment. More than anything, his story defines the unshakable love of a father towards his son. This July, Moscona’s son will turn 3 years old with his loving parents by his side.

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  • The Fast and the Curious with SuperSpeed Golf

    · The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

    There is genius in simplicity. This week’s podcast spotlight shines on two innovation leaders, Kyle Shay and Michael Napoleon who have established their company on this widely known ideal. Shay and Napoleon are the founders of SuperSpeed Golf, a systematic, innovative golf program that has integrated unique principles of speed training to help improve club speed. Michael and Kyle built SuperSpeed Golf with the purpose of offering a simple, goal-based training system that is easy to follow and easy to implement. With the numerous coaching techniques and detailed analytical training that is out in the golf industry today athletes sometimes can lose their “athletic nature” in a variety of complicated programs, this is where SuperSpeed Golf comes in. Shay and Napoleon believe that athletes can be, “held back by trying to control too many aspects of the game and not just letting themselves be naturally athletic.” With SuperSpeed programs, players can come in with a crowded mind of various techniques, tools, advice, and analytical information they have accumulated throughout their years of playing, and essentially reach a space that allows them to play with a sense of freedom. An interesting concept of SuperSpeed golf is the uniqueness of their overall theory of increasing the speed of a swing with lighter clubs. Shay and Napoleon put this concept into perspective by using an example. A typical player may swing at 100 mph with a driver, SuperSpeed Golf takes that measurement, and after the first session of their program increases that player’s speed by an average of 5%. The player then uses different clubs provided by SuperSpeed golf such as their 20% Light club (20% lighter than a driver) which could increase their speed up to 118-120 mph. Clubs range from the 20% Light to the 5% Heavy (5% heavier than a driver). Using the science of “neuro-muscular responsiveness” SuperSpeed golf can train the brain to govern the muscular system into moving faster than it had originally thought it could. The interesting part? This is counter to what many athletes and coaches have been taught. Through past years, it has been a norm for athletes to train heavy to increase speed. For example, a batter may take practice swings with a heavy bat before stepping up to the plate to take a game-like swing to increase speed. SuperSpeed Golf has gone against the grain with their vision. Their mental goal? SuperSpeed wants their athletes focusing on “not trying to consciously control things when they’re on the golf course and trying to become more reactionary.” Dr. Bhrett McCabe adds in “Our training, our coaching, our development are all investment into our underlying ability, so by raising our ability to swing at a higher level, I don’t need to put conscious energy onto it under competition. I can believe the investment is going to be paid out over time.” SuperSpeed Golf is also thinking into the future of opening a SuperSpeed Slugger program for bat-swinging athletes. We enjoyed talking with both Kyle Shay and Michael Napoleon about how they have created new possibilities of training with golfers. Check them out today! https://superspeedgolf.com

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