The Bodies Built Better podcast is for the health conscious, performance improving, rise to the challenge human, who is seeking ways to improve themselves in every possible way.
We talk to experts, authors, coaches, athletes and inspiring humans about the best ways to train, rest, recover, and perform at your best. We also take a deep dive into how to overcome challenges and adversity, improve your mindset and self belief and achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
Crush your limitations, reconnect with your body and discover your extraordinary potential.
COACH ALYSSA CHANG - How to use neuroscience to improve your performance and get out of pain
Alyssa Chang is a brain based health and movement coach helping clients get out of pain and discomfort. She teaches you what your body is trying to communicate with you and what those signs and symptoms look and feel like. If you thought you knew everything there was to know about your body, I dare say you are going to learn so much more and discover even MORE ways to enhance your performance and experience your extraordinary potential.
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STEVE MCKENNA - What it takes to Win in sport and life with Pro Triathlete Steve Mckenna
An injury and change in perspective was all it took for Steve McKenna to once again, take up his love for running and try his luck at triathlons. In the short span of 12 months, Steve gained his long course pro license and was talent scouted by the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) to race and train with the Australian high performance short course team. He has been awarded SA triathlete of the year 4 times in 4 years and has now moved back to long course racing with a Professional Triathlete Organisation World Ranking of #51. To say the move into triathlons was a good one, is an understatement.
We chat about his injury, his biggest challenges and how he preps himself to run his best race against some of the best in the world.
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MINDY SIMPSON - The psychology of Sport and how to achieve your best and manage the lows
Mindy is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience in performance enhancement within organisations and on the sporting field. Having represented Australia in indoor hockey, and enjoying a career as a high performance athlete, Mindy has unique insights into the demands of elite sport and the immense pressure to perform.
We talk about how to manage the highs and lows of sports, explore the opportunities in injuries and how how to perform at your best in every situation.
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CHRIS TAYLOR - How do you start running? Remove all barriers of course...
Chris has been a recreational runner for almost 30 years and with PBs like 2 hours 42 for a marathon and 1 hour 16 for a half marathon, he's sharing his passion and wisdom for running with his community.
We discuss how to keep quiet the little voice in your head that tells you to sleep in, how to build your engine, technique tips, how train for that precious PB and most importantly, for those who don't yet run but want to, how to start.
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Website : www.runnningdomain.com.au
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ANGE FOSTER - How Heart Failure gave Ange a new lease on life ... and a side hustle that supporting small businesses
Ange's positivity in herself, her health, life and business would make you think she won the lottery.
But in her early 30's she was diagnosed with 2 chronic conditions, Hashimoto’s Disease (when your immune system attacks your thyroid and it stops producing hormones) and Fibromyalgia (a condition that causes pain in the muscles and bones, along with fatigue and poor sleep). Wanting to educate herself in her conditions and take ownership of her life, she did extensive research and made health and wellness her number one priority.
But her next health challenge would prove to be her biggest. Ange was diagnosed with severe dilated cardiomyopathy (a disease of the heart muscle, where the heart cannot pump blood as well as it should), putting her at risk of needing an automated external defibrillator (AED) or, potentially, a heart transplant.
An incredible woman with a zest for life despite her challenges. This is her story.
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More on Ange : https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/blog/Cardiomyopathy-another-health-curveball-for-Ange
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ALEX HUTCHINSON - Redefining the limits of Human Performance
"The essence of pushing to your limits in endurance sports is learning to override that instinct so that you can hold your finger a little closer to the flame - and keep it there, not for seconds but for minutes, even hours."
Alex Hutchinson, author of Endure, talks to us about the limits of human endurance, what tests us physiologically and psychologically and how to achieve our full potential by understanding our own perception of pain. A must listen for anyone who wants more from their body, mind and ability.
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