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  • Damian shares one of his favourite episodes, an honest conversation about life and death with Lindsey Burrow.


    Lindsey is the wife of former professional rugby player Rob Burrow. In 2019, Rob was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Lindsey cares for Rob full time, whilst looking after their children and working as a physiotherapist for the NHS.


    This was a very powerful episode and many of the lessons Lindsey shared have stayed with Damian since. He goes through these lessons with Jake, detailing how her outlook has inspired and transformed how he takes on life challenges.


    Listen to the full episode with Lindsey here: https://pod.fo/e/149343


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    This episode explores the foundational principles that have guided Sahil’s journey towards personal growth and meaningful relationships.


    Sahil Bloom is an investor, entrepreneur and writer, known for his newsletter The Curiosity Chronicle. In this episode, Sahil discusses with Jake why prioritising important relationships over career-driven success has been a crucial and formative decision. Sahil expresses his belief that the beauty of relationships can be found in the struggle, through overcoming hardships with a partner, you can find a new, more deepened strength.


    He shares his method to achieving personal goals, how to analyse whether you’re going in the right direction and the important of patience. They debate the concept of luck, and the difference between acts of God and luck that can be influenced by our actions and awareness. Sahil shares an innovative approach to goal-setting, by introducing the ABC method as a framework for managing expectations and driving progress. A represents the aspirational, B the baseline and C the critical must-do level.


    This episode is a reminder that true success lies not in financial, or career, gain but in the immeasurable value we bring to our relationships and communities.


    During the conversation, Sahil refers to an op-ed written by a man who'd lost his son to a rare form of epilepsy, you can find that here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-later-than-you-think-j-r-storment/


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  • Inspired by the ITV show Mr Bates vs the Post Office, Damian reflects on the correct way to handle a crisis.


    Detailing a study by Kim and Lee on the Johnson & Johnson Tylenol crisis, Damian explores the lessons we can learn from their response to disaster and how we can utilise them in our everyday lives.


    These approaches include:

    * Swift and decisive action

    * Communicating transparently

    * Cooperating with others

    * Reapplying learnings

    * Emphasising the rebuilding of trust

    * Learning from the experience


    This episode offers a new insight into how we can respond to crisis in a more effective way.


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    Petr Čech is a former professional footballer, regarded as one of the greatest Premier League goalkeepers of all time. During his 20-year career he played for Arsenal, Chelsea and for the Czech Republic national team. This episode is a deep dive into Petr’s illustrious career and the drive behind his unwavering consistency.


    Jake, Damian and Petr discuss the concept of commitment and how daily improvement and learning are essential components of his routine. He reveals the steps he takes to ensure consistent peak performance, whilst highlighting that performance should not be solely measured by outcomes.


    They explore Petr’s early days at Chelsea and his unique perspective on working with legendary manager Jose Mourinho. Petr provides insight into the intense training culture Mourinho instilled, making training emulate game days through rigorous repetition. Reflecting on the importance of fostering an honest culture within a team, Petr shares how this allows individuals to openly share their struggles. He also opens up about the near-fatal incident on the football pitch, recounting the moment he realised something was wrong.


    Petr delves into his experience navigating managerial changes at Chelsea and how he successfully dealt with change. He reflects on his relationship with Arsène Wenger and the profound impact it had on his career. This episode explores resilience, commitment, and triumphing over challenges.


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  • Ruari Fairbairns is the founder of One Year No Beer, an initiative that provides challenges, coaching programmes, courses and support to anyone who's looking to change their relationship with alcohol. OYNB uses cutting-edge behaviour change science, a robust technology platform and has a highly engaged community. In this episode, Ruari shares the personal experiences that led him to question his relationship with alcohol and how reducing alcohol intake has changed his life.


    They discuss the ways in which alcohol negatively impacts our lives and why we should all try to cut down on our consumption. Ruari breaks down and explains the myths behind alcohol like “red wine is good for you” and “a beer at the end of the day will help you relax”. With a wealth of insights, he discusses the pervasive effects of peer pressure and what we can all do to prevent it.


    Ruari explores the impact of Covid-19 on alcohol consumption, revealing a staggering 20% increase in the United States. The conversation touches on the psychological and tribal aspects of alcohol consumption, and Ruari explores alternative tools we can utilise to manage stress effectively. Ruari offers practical insights on preventing alcohol abuse to ensure individuals never reach a breaking point.


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    Sharing his extraordinary life journey, Francis Ngannou delves into the layers of dedication, discipline and motivation it took to achieve his dreams.


    A formidable force in both mixed martial arts and boxing, in 2021 Francis Ngannou became the UFC Heavyweight Champion. In this episode, Francis reflects on his childhood in Cameroon marked by financial instability, his parents’ divorce, and feeling like a “black sheep” in his community.


    Francis shares how he was different from his peers at a young age, and how having his own vision of the world made his upbringing even tougher. He opens up about how creating an imaginary family provided the best coping mechanism to the loneliness he experienced as a child, and how this difficult upbringing provides constant strength.


    At the age of 9, Francis began working in a sand-mine, before migrating from Cameroon to Paris at age 22 to begin his MMA and boxing career. Francis delves into what fuelled his drive and determination throughout those difficult but transformative years. He discusses how his life transformed after moving to Paris, allowing him to finally pursue his dreams.


    Francis also reflects on losing his fight with Tyson Fury to a split decision, and how he sees it as a win. As he prepares for his upcoming fight with Anthony Joshua, Francis lifts the lid on his motivations and determination to win.


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  • James Haskell is a former rugby union player, and played for Wasps and Northampton Saints and internationally for England during his 17 year career. James is still heavily involved in the fitness and health world and offers his own fitness regime. His dedication to sports is not where his career ends, James is also a DJ, playing in venues all around the world, whilst producing his own music.


    In this episode, James and Oli discuss the importance of looking after your mind and body equally. They delve into the reason why James’ energy levels are consistently so high, including focusing on sleep, nutrition and mental health. Oli shares the details of James’ results, which he describes as “surviving in chaos”.


    "The Energy Equation" is a new series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data which is revealed for the first time during the recording.


    Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalised feedback based on personalised stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement.


    For more episodes and to WATCH the series, download the High Performance App at - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link


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  • Rest and relaxation is a key component of achieving high performance, but it often sits at the bottom of our priority list. In this episode, sponsored by British Airways, Jake and Damian explore the benefits of making time for holidays, how to recognise when you need a break and the key lessons they’ve learnt from taking time away.


    Looking back at advice from previous guests, Jake and Damian discuss how we can prioritise rest. Joe Wicks shares how he utilises mini retirements to ensure he gets quality time with his family, and Peter Attia offers his technique to not over-working and much more.


    Nearly 50% of employed adults don’t use their entitled annual leave; ensure you’re making time for yourself this year and book some time away to rest and re-engerise.


    Special thanks to British Airways Holidays for partnering with us on this bonus episode, they are encouraging everyone to prioritise their well-being by taking their holidays seriously. Search Ba.com/holidays for more.


    Previous episodes mentioned:

    Joe Wicks: https://pod.fo/e/11450c

    Peter Attia: https://pod.fo/e/1e7be5

    Alex Scott: https://pod.fo/e/14421c

    Shane Parrish: https://pod.fo/e/1ff000

    Holly Tucker: https://pod.fo/e/1943f


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    This episode offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a Formula 1 leader on building culture, pushing boundaries and cultivating discipline.


    James Vowles is the Team Principal of Williams Racing, joining the team in January 2022 after leaving his position as Motorsport Strategy Director at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. James’ motorsport career has spanned over two decades and began with him writing letters to F1 teams whilst at university, offering his skills for free.


    In this episode, James explores the core elements that distinguish a championship-winning team, with people and culture being paramount. He delves into the challenges faced during his career, including dealing with significant job losses, and why it’s crucial for him to earn his place within the team.


    Offering a unique perspective into the F1 world, James details his experience managing the egos and expectations of generational talents including Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher. James also reveals his reason for leaving Mercedes at the top of their game to join Williams as Team Principal, sharing the difficulties of that transition and how he overcame them.


    Achieving such consistent success demanded sacrifices; James reflects on how this has strained his relationships throughout his career, and whether he would make the same sacrifices if given the chance to do it all over again.


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  • Ashley Cain first rose to prominence as a professional footballer before appearing on various reality TV shows after his retirement. However, it was the tragic illness and later passing of his daughter, Azaylia, which led Ashley to have the most impact. During her battle with cancer, Ashley and Azaylia’s mum, Safiyya, raised over £1 million in 24 hours for her health care. When she passed away at just 8 months old, Ashley and Safiyya set up ‘The Azaylia Foundation’, which supports families and provides memorable experiences for children fighting cancer. Ashley now takes part in fundraising challenges to raise money for the foundation, challenges the limits of human endurance in memory of his daughter.


    In this episode Ashley reveals how his unconventional lifestyle allows him to unlock the energy needed to accomplish his challenges. His results contain some big surprises about what the body is capable of, and where we’re able to draw strength from when our usual sources run dry.


    "The Energy Equation" is an enlightening series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data they can’t hide from, which is revealed for the first time, during the recording.


    Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalized feedback based on personalized stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement.


    For more episodes and to WATCH the series, download the High Performance App at - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link


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  • In his first ever podcast appearance, Manchester United and Scotland midfielder, Scott McTominay, reveals his journey through the ranks of the Academy to the first team. Scott shares the challenges, successes and learnings that have taken him to where he is today.


    Having made his senior debut for the club in May 2017, Scott shares with Jake and Damian the attributes he has developed over the years, including consistency, dedication and discipline. Taking them through his teenage years, Scott reflects on how the unwavering support of his parents helped him navigate the balance of pursuing football while studying and being away from family, as well as the challenges to his physical development which almost halted his football career.


    Scott shares some of the best advice he has ever received, including a humbling phone call from Jose Mourinho and important guidance from current Man United manager, Erik Ten Hag. He also illustrates how influential his relationship with coach Warren Joyce has been in reshaping his career trajectory as well as the learnings he took from United legends Wayne Rooney, and Michael Carrick.


    Scott sheds light on the unique culture at Manchester United, how his hard work has enabled him to establish himself as a regular in the first team, and how his grit means he will fight to stay there.


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  • The Stoltman Brothers have laid claim to the title of the World’s Strongest Brothers, and not without good reason. At a combined weight of 350kg, Luke and Tom Stoltman have amassed a plethora of titles, with Luke winning Europe’s Strongest man in 2021 and Tom twice being crowned World’s Strongest Man in 2021 and 2022.


    In this episode they discuss their respective training, nutrition, sleep and recovery routines, detailing how they are able to build and maintain such herculean physiques. Interestingly, the brothers take different approaches, with Luke leaning into cold water swimming and mindfulness, and Tom taking more traditional approaches. After each being monitored for three days, the results contain some unexpected surprises.


    "The Energy Equation" is an enlightening series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data they can’t hide from, which is revealed for the first time, during the recording.


    Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalized feedback based on personalized stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement.


    For more episodes and to WATCH the series, download the High Performance App at - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link


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  • The episode is a masterclass on how to enhance productivity, elevate your work and personal life and cultivate a balanced and happy lifestyle.


    Ali Adbaal is a YouTube and author, his videos on productivity tips and study hacks have gained him over 5 millions subscribers and over 380 million views. Before beginning his YouTube career Ali trained to be a Doctor of Medicine and went on to work in the NHS as a Junior Doctor for 2 years. In this episode, Ali takes Jake and Damian on a deep dive into how to foster productivity in the everyday and stay on top of your goals. Many New Year’s resolutions fail as they are motivated by reward, rather than internal motivation. Ali explains how by understanding the three energisers: Play, Power and People, you can keep yourself motivated throughout the year.


    By giving his top tips avoiding procrastination, Ali shares his system for keeping productive including a unique bucket list system that separates essential goals from the rest, helping to maintain perspective and keeping goals realistic. He also offers practical advice on saying no when needed, eliminating unhelpful routines, and recognising the signs of burnout. Ali's wisdom extends to nurturing your inner child, offering a fresh perspective on personal growth and finding fulfilment.


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  • Stacey Solomon started her career as an X-Factor contestant at the age of 19 and over the last 15 years she has become one of the most popular personalities on British television. She is currently raising a family of five children, which she juggles with her incredibly busy onscreen career.


    In this episode we discover the factors which generate and drain energy for Stacey, how she leans on her husband and wider family for support, the role of fitness in her life and how she manages her sleep and stress to function effectively under a considerable amount of strain. So how does she do it, and what unexpected results will the test reveal? Explore the episode to find out.


    "The Energy Equation" is an enlightening series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data they can’t hide from, which is revealed for the first time, during the recording.


    Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalized feedback based on personalized stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement.


    For more episodes and to WATCH the series, download the High Performance App at - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link


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  • Uncover the secrets to optimising your potential, rewiring your brain, and learning new tools for self-improvement in this episode with Paul McKenna.


    Paul McKenna is a behavioural scientist and author, with the goal of helping people become the best version of themselves. Drawing from his experiences working with people like The Who’s Roger Daltrey and James Cordon, Paul explains the power of rewiring the mind and the transformative effects of visualisation and hypnosis. Paul debunks the misconceptions about hypnosis and shares how it can empower individuals by granting them more control over their minds, rather than taking away power.


    Jake and Damian are guided by Paul through a visualisation practice, aimed at utilising both of the positive and negative parts of the self to help them find their ‘optimised super-self’. Paul offers practical steps to developing self-belief and inner confidence. Drawing from his most recent book, Success for Life, this episode explores the power of the mind.


    Find Paul’s book, Success for Life, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/12437/9781802797886


    We are reading Paul’s book this month in The High Performance Book Club. Join the HP Book Club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highperformancebookclub


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  • "The Energy Equation" is an enlightening series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between energy, fatigue, wellbeing and our daily actions. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning High Performance podcast, we unlock the secrets of movement, sleep, nutrition, and stress management, exploring how these crucial factors shape our overall energy levels. We’ve equipped guests with one of the most advanced energy monitors in the world, to gather precise data they can’t hide from, which is revealed for the first time, during the recording.


    Hosted by Physiologist and Lifestyle Specialist, Oli Patrick, each episode features compelling conversations with highly accomplished individuals exploring how their energy levels affect performance in their field and in their day-to-day lives. Through personalized feedback based on personalized stress, sleep and fitness data, Oli meticulously examines the unique strategies employed by our esteemed guests to effectively manage their energy and unleash their full potential, while providing valuable insights and practical recommendations for further enhancement. 


    In this episode, Jake and Damian speak to Oli about the series and some of his highlights from working with guests from across sports, entertainment and endurance. The Energy Equation will be available on the High Performance Podcast feed over the next 4 weeks but you can watch the first four episodes right now on the High Performance App. Download it at https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/app-link


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  • Ben Bergeron is a trainer of multiple CrossFit champions and the man behind fitness app, CompTrain, as well as the author of the book, ‘Chasing Excellence’. He is one of the most successful CrossFit coaches of all time, having quit his job in finance to work with athletes.


    In this episode he discusses the mindset that creates champions, how small changes can create big results, and where people often go wrong on their journey towards fitness. Ben explores how out emotional responses can trigger physiological changes in the body, and how through awareness, we can have increased agency over these reactions. He also shares the idea of our inner voice and how this can take on the role of critic or coach at different times.


    Ben provides a toolset of ideas, practises and actions to move into the new year with renewed purpose.


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  • Jake and Damian look back on the variety of guests that have joined the podcast in 2023 and the invaluable insights they provided.


    They reflect on the episode with Will Still when he shared why it’s so important to embrace our differences. Shane Parrish was another guest that offered insightful and empowering takeaways, including the idea of living life on easy mode or hard mode. Jake and Damian also listen back to the insights shared by businesswoman and philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley and Labour leader, Keir Starmer.


    Thank you for joining us on this journey - we can’t wait to see what 2024 has to offer!


    Listen to the episodes mentioned here:

    Will Still: https://pod.fo/e/1ea4ea

    Shane Parrish: https://pod.fo/e/1ff000

    Dame Stephanie Shirley: https://pod.fo/e/16a443

    Keir Starmer: https://pod.fo/e/16f84a


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  • Happy Christmas from everyone at the High Performance Podcast!


    To mark the occasion, Jake and Damian take a look back at some of the most impactful, inspiring and surprising interviews that have taken place since the start of the podcast.


    They listen back to moments from conversations with guests like football manager Will Still on his positive and honest attitude and Rylan Clark on why he started talking kindly to himself. Jake and Damian also discuss the amazing insights from guests like former Lioness Jill Scott, sporting promoter Barry Hearn, rugby player Maro Itoje and Paralympian David Smith.


    Thank you for inviting us into your lives this year!


    Listen to the episodes mentioned here:

    Will Still: https://pod.fo/e/1ea4ea

    Rylan Clark: https://pod.fo/e/15d984

    Jill Scott: https://pod.fo/e/17147d

    Barry Hearn: https://pod.fo/e/157c60

    Maro Itoje: https://pod.fo/e/163178

    David Smith: https://pod.fo/e/1ef288


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  • In this episode Frank Warren shares his ringside wisdom and they delve into the mindset that has propelled him to become a titan in the world of boxing.


    Frank Warren is a boxing manager and promoter, he co-owns Queensberry Promotions with his son, George. Jake, Damian and Frank discuss what makes a good boxing match and how to identify the best fighters. He emphasises the importance of humility and why everyone should listen, watch, and accept that you don't know it all. Frank shares invaluable advice for young fighters, including curating a trustworthy inner circle and building a business with a reputation that withstands the test of time.


    Throughout this episode Frank opens up about both his best moments, including hosting Frank Sinatra at his venue and his biggest setbacks, including the day he got shot and the consequences of that life-altering event. At the age of 71, Frank reveals the secrets to keeping his energy and passion stronger than ever. As a 71-year-old powerhouse, Warren reveals the secret to sustaining high energy and more passion than ever.


    This episode is a deep-dive into staying relevant in an ever moving landscape.


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