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In today’s society the elite athlete is revered, admired, even worshiped. And many of us would aspire to be more like our heroes. On Food of the Gods host Lindsay Berra speaks to athletes from leagues like the NFL, MLB, NBA, and Nascar, to professional surfing, the Olympics, and everywhere athletes strive for an edge. She explores a key question: What does it take? Could we eat like them, train like them and how exactly do our heroes drive themselves to peak performance? The takeaway will influence all of us to better understand what it takes to be a world class athlete, and what we can learn from them.

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In today’s society the elite athlete is revered, admired, even worshiped. And many of us would aspire to be more like our heroes. On Food of the Gods host Lindsay Berra speaks to athletes from leagues like the NFL, MLB, NBA, and Nascar, to professional surfing, the Olympics, and everywhere athletes strive for an edge. She explores a key question: What does it take? Could we eat like them, train like them and how exactly do our heroes drive themselves to peak performance? The takeaway will influence all of us to better understand what it takes to be a world class athlete, and what we can learn from them.

    Crowd Pleaser Edition - World Surf League's Brisa Hennessey

    Crowd Pleaser Edition - World Surf League's Brisa Hennessey

    Join host Lindsay Berra for a deep conversation with Brisa Hennessy. She's a pro surfer competing in the World Surf League and represented Costa Rica in the Tokyo games as surfing made its Olympic debut. She's a plant based chef, world traveler, and great competitor who says the ocean makes her feel small, but also loved. We first aired this episode in July of 2021 and it's one of our favorites. We are excited to share it again as Brisa kicks off the season on the World Surf League's Championship tour. She's competing in the Billabong Pro Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu beginning January 29th. Let's go Brisa!

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    • 34 min
    Jimmie Johnson, racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES - Part 2

    Jimmie Johnson, racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES - Part 2

    Racing veteran and 7-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, now drives the #48 Honda with Chip Ganassi Racing. Jimmie Johnson is a rookie to INDY and he talks with host Lindsay Berra about how it differs from NASCAR and what changes he has made to be ready for the speed of INDY. Away from the track, Jimmie focuses on his family and rigorous fitness regimen. He's competed in numerous half-marathons, triathlons and a half Ironman and he competed in the Boston Marathon in 2019, finishing with a time of 3:09:07. Listen now to find out why he works so hard and what drives his competitive edge. Part two of a two part series.

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    • 23 min
    Jimmie Johnson, racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES - Part 1

    Jimmie Johnson, racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES - Part 1

    Racing veteran and 7-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, now drives the #48 Honda with Chip Ganassi Racing. Jimmie Johnson is a rookie to INDY and he talks with host Lindsay Berra about how it differs from NASCAR and what changes he has made to be ready for the speed of INDY. Away from the track, Jimmie focuses on his family and rigorous fitness regimen. He's competed in numerous half-marathons, triathlons and a half Ironman and he competed in the Boston Marathon in 2019, finishing with a time of 3:09:07. Listen now to find out why he works so hard and what drives his competitive edge. Part one of a two part series.

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    • 23 min
    Gurus Edition - Under Armour's Director of Global Performance, Mike Watts / Part 2

    Gurus Edition - Under Armour's Director of Global Performance, Mike Watts / Part 2

    Mike Watts is the Director of Global Performance at Under Armour. His job is to help athletes from all sports to optimize their performance, recovery, and improve the efficiency of their training and nutrition. Mike expertise includes movement patters, sleep and especially breathing. We discover that a vast majority of elite athletes, and regular folks alike, breath disfunctionally and we all can learn to use oxygen more efficiently to increase performance and improve the quality of our everyday lives. Take a deep breath and enjoy Lindsay Berra's conversation with Guru, Mike Watts. Part two of a two part series. 

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    • 17 min
    Gurus Edition - Under Armour's Director of Global Performance, Mike Watts / Part 1

    Gurus Edition - Under Armour's Director of Global Performance, Mike Watts / Part 1

    Mike Watts is the Director of Global Performance at Under Armour. His job is to help athletes from all sports to optimize their performance, recovery, and improve the efficiency of their training and nutrition. Mike expertise includes movement patters, sleep and especially breathing. We discover that a vast majority of elite athletes, and regular folks alike, breath disfunctionally and we all can learn to use oxygen more efficiently to increase performance and improve the quality of our everyday lives. Take a deep breath and enjoy Lindsay Berra's conversation with Guru, Mike Watts. Part one of a two part series. 

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    • 40 min
    Gurus Edition - Diamondbacks' Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nate Shaw / Part 2

    Gurus Edition - Diamondbacks' Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nate Shaw / Part 2

    Join Lindsay Berra as she connects with Nate Shaw, strength and conditioning coach for MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks. In addition to performance, he is focused on longevity through the grueling 162 game major league baseball season. For 17 years Nate has worked with the team to ensure they are the fastest, strongest, and most efficient athletes they can be. He says he now sees the world through injury prevention sunglasses. He wants to keep balance in his athletes as they live and work in the transverse plain. Strength and speed are great, but being bullet proof is his goal. This is part two of a two part series.

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    • 28 min

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