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Through years of research and working with the world's best athletes - Nike has learned greatness isn't born, it's trained. This podcast explores the cutting-edge of holistic fitness to help make you a better trainer and athlete. Listen to conversations with industry experts and discover the latest innovations, insights, and trends making the biggest impact on the training world.
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Welcome back to Season 4 of Trained. To kick off our season, we’re sitting down with one of the greatest basketball players ever, LeBron James. LeBron is a three-time NBA champion, four-time MVP, and the current forward for the LA Lakers. With his trainer Mike Mancias, LeBron’s created a training routine that focuses not just on his day-to-day goals but on longevity — because he has no plans of stopping his career anytime soon. In this episode, LeBron and Mike give us an inside look into the deliberate approach that’s defined their training routine: how they’ve learned to optimize LeBron’s sleep, their approach to recovery through contrast hydrotherapy, and how they incorporate meditation into LeBron’s schedule. Because for LeBron and Mike, training isn’t just something they do in the gym; it’s a lifestyle. And one that needs to be planned.
Welcome back to Season 4 of TRAINED. We’re starting off this season with an interview from LA Lakers forward LeBron James and his longtime trainer, Mike Mancias. Together, they give us an inside look at how anyone can incorporate some of LeBron’s training tips into their own routine. But we’re just getting started. On this season of TRAINED, we’re bringing you even more behind-the-scenes conversations, research, and advice from the best minds in holistic training. Because even if you’re at the top of your game or field, there’s always something new to learn. Always more to discover. Always more to do. Because greatness isn’t born, it’s trained.
Over the past two years, New York Giants running back, Saquon Barkley has gone from a college athlete to the number two overall draft pick in the NFL to the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year. But with every new milestone, Saquon’s goal has remained the same: to be the best. For Saquon, having a positive, open, and focused mindset is what has gotten him so far in both his football career and his life outside of sport. In this episode, Saquon tells us about how he continues to cultivate that mindset through goal setting, how his early exposure to sport has shaped his approach to training, and how he has handled physical and emotional transitions from college football star to professional athlete.
No matter if you played Little League, ran high school track, or were a kickball star on the playground, chances are you had a coach who was with you every step of the way. But too often, we overlook how coaches and trainers can shape our life both on and off the field. In this episode, we're sitting down with Megan Bartlett, Founder of We Coach, an organization that trains coaches and equips them with the tools and knowledge they need to help kids reach their full potential. Megan tells us about the connection between sports and stress management, the benefits of rhythmic and repetitive activities, and how to set positive and realistic expectations for young athletes.
Training is all about figuring out what works for you. It’s about finding your own philosophy, your approach, your guidelines. On this episode, we’re turning to some of our other Nike Master Trainers – Kirsty Godso, Betina Gozo and Joe Holder – for a round table discussion on how anyone, no matter their level, can improve their approach to all five facets of fitness. Throughout our conversation, Kirsty, Betina and Joe will tell us about how they’ve developed their own training philosophies, how they've learned to tailor their workouts to different needs, and how training – both professionally and personally – has changed their lives.
Golf is all about the long game. And no one knows this better than pro golfer, Rory McIlroy. We caught up with Rory after the 2019 PGA Championship. From barely making the cut on Friday to a top 10 finish on Sunday, he attributes his comeback to what he calls his “resilient mindset.” Over the course of his career, Rory has learned that the more resilient you are and the more you understand that winning is a byproduct of setting small, tangible goals -- the better you will perform. Throughout the episode, Rory tells us about learning proper biomechanics as a kid playing rugby, soccer and tennis, his dedication to positive self-talk, and being an advocate for holistic fitness.
When it comes to recovery, the onslaught of new trends and research can make it difficult to separate the noise from the science. In this episode, we’re digging deep into recovery and giving practical tips on how to incorporate it into your overall training routine. We’re sitting down with Dr. Shona Halson, Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University, a former Senior Recovery Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport, and Director of the Australian Olympic Committee Recovery Center. Dr. Halson breaks down the ways we can all maximize our recovery time -- everything from understanding what type of compression or hydrotherapy works for you, to the science behind mental recovery and sleep, and how to structure your active recovery days.
When Kevin Love, power forward of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was drafted into the NBA in 2008, he needed to find a way to handle the physical and mental demands of playing at the pro level. Today, Kevin isn’t just a five-time NBA all-star or a 2016 NBA champion -- he’s also an avid yoga practitioner and an advocate for mental health. By incorporating yoga into his daily training routine, Kevin has come to understand the “mind-body connection” -- that taking time to breathe, to meditate, to set an intention, no matter how small, can have huge impacts on all facets of fitness. On this episode of TRAINED, Kevin tells us about how his early sports experiences have helped him stay competitive, how his approach to nutrition, recovery, and sleep has changed over the course of his career, and how he plans to keep playing basketball for as long as he can.
To kick off Season Three of TRAINED, we’re sitting down with U.S. Soccer Team midfielder Julie Ertz as she and the U.S. Women’s National Team prepare for this year’s competition in France. In 2015, Julie and her team won the competition, but once you’ve made it to the top, where do you go from there? How do you motivate yourself to keep training, to never stop striving to be your best, to perform at your highest level? For Julie, it’s about creating a training community. With the help of her teammates and her husband, Philadelphia Eagles tight-end, Zach Ertz, Julie continues to push herself in the gym and on the pitch. She tells us about her training routine, her take on nutrition, and why she has learned to embrace adversity.
Welcome back to TRAINED. Presented by Nike. Our third season launches on June 6 with a conversation with pro soccer player Julie Ertz. Through years of research and working with the world’s best athletes, Nike has learned that greatness isn’t born, it’s trained. This podcast explores the cutting-edge of holistic fitness to help make you a better trainer and athlete. Listen to conversations with athletes and industry experts to discover the latest innovations, insights, and trends making the biggest impact on the training world.
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Cindy Stefania

Still waiting 😢

Oct 28th
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cachevalleychiro

Great podcast! I've currently moved to Cache Valley, UT and set up my chiropractic practice. This is where Ryan played college football. Really neat to be here listening to him and think about how I can help my patients to be better.

Aug 8th
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Ida Starling

love this podcast and I've listened to every episode. I understand the importance of sleep... but it's getting suuuuper repetitive here.

Jul 12th
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Cliffy B.

Play this podcast at .8 speed. It sounds much more natch yo

Jun 15th
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Cliffy B.

RE Ep 17. I’m going to make my family listen to this biz. We also have to address emo and genetic issues. Its not enough to tell someone to go to sleep. You gotta hack that biz.

May 5th
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Eanna Molloy

great podcast, very good guest and very informative

Mar 23rd
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Dave Joseph

can't wait for season 3

Feb 15th
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Ryan Whitlock

this podcast is so enlightening and goes way beyond the salad and barbell. It gives great advice for health

Jan 28th
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Richard Lai

really enjoyed this,

Jan 27th
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DeAndrea Charoenpon

I have to say, I love this podcast!

Jan 17th
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