Overcome is a podcast about overcoming obstacles to achieve goals. There will always be obstacles on your way, some minors, some more challenging, but is how you respond to those challenges that will determine how successful you will overcome it.
Overcoming alcohol addiction and becoming a powerlifter champion with April Hutchinson
For a number of years, April Hutchinson was considered a functioning alcoholic. In 2019, when she left the rehab, she started focusing on powerlifting. She channeled all her energy to be the best she could be on that sport, and in 2022 she became Gold Medal at the Canada Nationals. She continued to collect medals by winning the North America Championship and placing fourth at the Worlds. In this episode April talks about this journey, how she won her battle with alcohol, what she learned thought the process, her new battle for fairness in women's sports, and her plans for the future.
The road to win the Crossfit Games Master 2023 with Leka Fineman
Health, Fitness, and Mindset Coach, Athlete, Author, Leka Fineman started training Crossfit when she was 40, fast forward 16 years later, she became the fittest woman in the world at her age group. In this episode Leka talks about the road to Crossfit Games 2023, the importance of having a winning mindset, and mental toughness to see the results beyond the pain and how she kept consistently improving as she got older. Leka also talks about her diet, supplementation, and the importance of recovery.
The self-improvement journey that led to Crossfit Games podium with Tom Fameree
What if I told you that you can still become an athlete after your 50s and in less than 10 years you can be in the podium of the biggest Crossfit stage? In this episode we have the great life example of Tom Fameree that will show exactly that. Tom Fameree was overweight when he first step into the Crossfit Gym back in 2014, nine years later, he achieved the second place in the Crossfit Games Master (60-64 age group). In this episode, Tom talks about his journey to overcome obstacles and achieve this outstanding result at Crossfit Games 2023.
Continuous progress in Judo with Neil Adams
Neil Adams was the first British male to win a Judo World title, and the first British male to simultaneously hold a world title and a European title in Judo. Throughout the years Neil has coached many athletes and become the voice of Judo. In this episode Neil talks about how to continuously make progress in Judo while reducing the risk of injury. Neil also talks about how to train while recovering from surgery and the importance of conditioning training for longevity in the sport.
Achieving Longevity in Combat Sports with Dr Ray Marquez
How to achieve longevity in sports while improving your game and reducing the likelihood of injuries? Dr Ray Marquez, a Chiropractor, multi-champion Judo black belt and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt has a formula for this. By prioritizing recovery and incorporating meditation and visualization to his routine, he is able to compete more and achieve better results. In this episode Dr Ray Marquez covers the importance of mobility for Judo players and how meditation and visualization has helped him to achieve better results in the mat. Dr Ray Marquez also talks about how to deal with setbacks and overall longevity in combat sports.
The importance of your state of mind while recovering and training with Dani LaMartina
Dani LaMartina, Doctor of Physical therapy, CSCS, IFBB Pro, Coach and Powerlifter joined us in this episode to talk about the importance of your mental state when recovering, training and competing. Throughout her career, Dani learned that most of us have something that sets our souls on fire. For her this is strength sports and bodybuilding. In this episode Dani talks about these topics, and also about recovery, continuous progress and competitor's mindset.