Fortitude is never about the outcome but always about the lessons learned, the relationships made, and the memories built in the constant quest of greatness. Join Coach Bryce Smith as he speaks with the greatest minds in fitness to uncover their most incredible and inspirational stories and how they've overcome challenges and adversity to become hugely successful in their pursuits. If you want to challenge the norms and be inspired to maximize your potential, it's time to step outside of the 'box' and to truly redefine fitness.
Justin Nahama - Purpose Over Profit
Purpose over profit with Attorney and advisor, Justin Nahama. Justin works with numerous charitable foundations including The Chopra Foundation. He shares his passion for improving the lives of others and how he has been able to affect the CrossFit space through his legal work. Business and law are Justin's strengths, listen along as you are able to learn how he built a successful career centered around his strengths and passions.
(02:29): CrossFit Space
(06:47): Legal Work
(21:42): Working with Invictus and CJ Martin
(34:04): Next Chapters
(43:02): Greg Glassman
(54:45): Deepak Chopra
(01:08:13): Future Conversations
(01:15:39): Psychedelic Renaissance
(01:45:16): Business and Financials
(02:02:10): Litigation to Counsel
(02:06:37): Focal Points
Dr. Aaron Horschig - Build a Great Foundation
Founder of Squat University and physical therapist, Aaron Horschig. The squat is a foundational movement. Aaron shares about developing proper and efficient movement patterns within the squat. There are lots of people who can move weight with a barbell but are your movements maximized for efficiency? Aaron explains how the squat position will affect your Olympic lifts and what to look for to produce optimal results. “If I can build your athletic pyramid wider, I can build it higher. You need a great base first”.
(0:00 - 9:50) Squat University
(10:29 - 16:58) Techniques and Strategies
(17:54 - 22:39) Injuries
(24:20 - 31:16 ) Different Approaches
(32:10 - 41:00) Three Movements
(41:43 - 46:56) Weight Belts
(48:13 - 52:45 ) Performance and Well Being
Dan Bailey: You Weren't Meant To Be One Dimensional
The Invictus Mindset Podcast celebrates our 1-year anniversary with CrossFit Games legend, Dan Bailey. Dan is a 5-time competitor at the CrossFit Games, with five top 10 finishes. He shares his faith and mindset as we learn about his journey through the world of CrossFit. Consistency through adversity in Dan’s career has allowed him to overcome major setbacks with injuries. His training mindset touched upon in the interview is not to get caught up in your limitations but to aim your focus on what you can do to become better each day.
“You're on the right road, you just need to keep going. You are going to get there eventually”.
(2:25) - Rogue Experience(3:51) - Back in Tennessee (6:43) - Footprints(9:43) - Media Space(12:41) - CrossFit Conversations(17:06) - Africa Experience (24:23) - Keala Foundation (43:03) - CrossFit Games and battling injuries (54:41) - Mindset(58:15) - PGA Tour(1:06:56) - Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Capacities
Heidi Barker: Wildly You | Permission to Fail Forward into Self-Awareness and Acceptance
Author, Wellness Consultant, Veteran, and “Invictus” Healer Heidi Barker, shares about the release of her first book “Wildly You: Permission to Fail Forward into Self-Awareness and Acceptance”. Heidi takes us through how the book “A Year to Live” by Stephen Levine inspired her to take on the challenge of writing her book that will impact others as a way to help them find their joy. Bryce and Heidi dive into the principles and mindsets that shaped the book. "Wildly You" will allow yourself permission to fail forward and find success in who you become along the way.
(1:43): What made Heidi write her very first book?(4:07): Where the Drive for Discipline Came From(20:15): “What do you want to be when you grow up?”(25:46): Learning How and When to Let Go(27:06): Self-acceptance(36:21): Explaining emotion is hard(37:52): Human Compassion(42:39): Exploring the Different Chapters of “Wildly You”(51:40): Visualization and Mental Rehearsal As a Drug of Choice(55:22): “Bag of Rocks”(01:00:38): Being Addicted to Proving People Wrong(01:06:24): The Power of Complimenting Yourself(01:15:22): Holding Space to Heal(01:19:43): Why would we seek discomfort?(01:27:15): What does “healing” mean to Heidi?(01:38:22): Ego discussion(01:48:25): Why “Weird” Was the Final Chapter
Randy Flores: Creating Success Through Problem Solving
Los Angeles Lakers assistant strength and conditioning coach, Randy Flores. A long-time member of the CrossFit community, Randy shares about his journey through the world of athletics leading to him working with some of the most talented athletes in the world, including Lebron James. Creating lasting relationships and helping others succeed has been a pillar in Randy’s life and we can get a deep dive into his mindset. “Helping others find success organically by giving them the tools to solve problems” - Randy Flores.
Richard Aceves: Using Fitness To Shape Behavior
StrongFit leader and coach, Richard Aceves. Richard shares about the process of coaching the whole human and not specifically looking at athletic performance. Shifting his mindset from athlete to coach has been an insightful process and one of the keys to this for Richard was learning "how to learn" and not focusing on memorizing information. A big focus within Richards's philosophy is explaining and coaching the proper position of each movement to his clients which will minimize injury and maximize potential. You will learn about the process of coaching and empowering other humans through movement as Richard Aceves and Bryce Smith share about their coaching experiences.