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Making the connection between wellbeing and performance in sport through the stories, wisdom and mindset from Lewis, world-leading athletes and coaches.

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Making the connection between wellbeing and performance in sport through the stories, wisdom and mindset from Lewis, world-leading athletes and coaches.

    Dr. Jim Taylor | Building your Mental Training

    Dr. Jim Taylor | Building your Mental Training

    Dr. Jim Taylor is an internationally recognized sports psychologist who works with Olympic and world championship medalists, junior elite athletes, and other professionals across many different sports. Formerly, he was a world-ranked alpine ski racer. Currently, Jim is a 2nd-degree black belt in karate, a marathon runner, an Ironman triathlete, and a nationally ranked age-group triathlete. He’s also the author of 18 books and hundreds of articles in his field of expertise.
    Lewis and Jim discuss the importance of mental training and how to make a program for yourself. They also talk about Jim’s career as an alpine skier, the struggles he faced, and what he did to overcome them.  
    [00:00:18] Jim’s passion for triathlons
    [00:03:47] From speed to endurance training
    [00:06:58] Qualities of a top alpine skier
    [00:08:19] Learning to be fast
    [00:13:13] Developing resilience as a late bloomer 
    [00:16:13] What to train first: mentality or skill?
    [00:18:45] A comprehensive mental training program
    [00:23:05] Prime Performance System
    [00:29:11] Why practice matters
    [00:34:01] The five mental muscles
    [00:38:06] Mental performance assessment & tools
    [00:42:23] Jim’s most commonly used mental exercises 
    [00:47:07] Do mentally trained athletes have an edge over their competition?
    [00:49:08] Practice like you compete
    [00:52:44] Set an intention for each training session
    [00:56:14] Stravanoia and ego control
    [01:03:34] Every day can be a good practice day
    [01:05:00] The five fundamental attitudes
    [01:14:33] Mental obstacles for athletes
    [01:25:19] Wrap up

    Find more about Jim at:
    LinkedIn: /drjimtaylor
    Facebook: Dr. Jim Taylor
    Twitter: @DrJimTaylor
    Website: drjimtaylor.com

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    This episode is sponsored by Sport Yogi.
    Available on iOS & Android
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    TikTok: @lewis_hatchett
    Instagram: @lewishatchett

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Hugo Hammond | Staying True to Who You Are

    Hugo Hammond | Staying True to Who You Are

    Hugo Hammond and England Physical Disability Cricketer and was a contestant on the reality TV show, Love Island.
    Lewis and Hugo talk about Hugo’s family, his love for cricket, and his experience in the villas of Love Island. The talk about his goal of staying true to himself, spreading the importance of mental health and disabilities in sports and in life, and his rise to reality TV fame.
     [08:57] Being Wheelchair-bound
     [11:24] Elite Dream and Playing with Diverse People
     [21:19] Disability Bubble and Balancing Life
     [29:28] How Hugo Got into Love Island
     [33:08] His Experience
     [38:17] Hugo’s Goal
     [41:41] Staying True
     [43:44] Mental Health
     [50:45] What Keeps Hugo Level
     [58:15] The Perfect Shoe
     [01:00:03] Running Training
     [01:02:07] Body Image and Aesthetics
     [01:09:12] Trolls and Threats
     [01:13:20] Euros Final and Backlash
     [01:16:40] Best Advice
     [01:18:48] Documentary Recommendations
     [01:20:48] Where to Find Hugo

    Find more about Hugo at:
    Instagram: @hugo_hammond_

    Be one of the first 100 to receive a Mindstrong journal by signing up at lewishatchett.com/mindstrong

    This episode is sponsored by Sport Yogi.
    Available on iOS & Android
    Connect with Lewis at:
    TikTok: @lewis_hatchett
    Instagram: @lewishatchett

    For more on the podcast visit www.lewishatchett.com/podcast
    Contact the show at podcast@lewishatchett.com

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Goals vs Expectations

    Goals vs Expectations

    Lewis discusses goal setting and the role of mindfulness in managing motivations and expectations.

    [01:07]How to set goals
    [03:34] External vs internal motivation
    [06:50] Focus on the process
    [09:53] Mindfulness exercise about control
    [12:18] Wrap up

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    This episode is sponsored by Sport Yogi.
    Available on iOS & Android 
    Connect with Lewis at:
    TikTok: @lewis_hatchett
    Instagram: @lewishatchett 
    For more on the podcast visit www.lewishatchett.com/podcast

    • 17 min
    Ed Latimore | Not Caring What Other People Think

    Ed Latimore | Not Caring What Other People Think

    Ed Latimore is a former professional heavy weight boxer. Outside of the ring, he is an army veteran, best-selling author, speaker, competitive chess player, and holds a bachelor of arts degree in Physics. 
    Lewis and Ed discuss Ed’s journey into boxing that helped him develop a mastery mindset, his relationship with alcoholism and how he got sober, and his book Not Caring What People Think Is A Superpower.
     Lewis & Ed discuss:
    [03:53] How Ed got into boxing 
     [06:38] The price of greatness
     [10:26] Ed’s internal locus of expectation
     [12:09] Developing a mastery mindset
     [14:43] Reframe negative experiences with responsibility 
     [16:17] Beating a tough opponent
     [20:05] What Ed’s loves most about fighting
     [23:05] The current boxing scene 
     [30:36] Imposter syndrome has no place in boxing
     [35:10] Bouncing back from failure
     [38:08] Alcoholism and the road to sobriety
     [46:16] Ed’s advice to his younger self
     [47:47] Not Caring What Other People Think Is A Superpower
     [50:32] “I cared what people thought so I became an alcoholic”
     [53:33] How to look inward and unearth trauma
     [56:43] The values that Ed’s proud of
     [1:00:35] Ed’s future projects


    Find more about Ed at:
    Instagram: @edlatimore
    Facebook: /EdLatimoreBoxer
    Twitter: @EdLatimore
    Website: edlatimore.com
    This episode is sponsored by Sport Yogi.
     Available on iOS & Android
    Connect with Lewis at:
     TikTok: @lewis_hatchett
    Instagram: @lewishatchett

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Patrick McKeown | Breathe like a Pro

    Patrick McKeown | Breathe like a Pro

    Patrick Mckeown is a world-renowned breathing practitioner, author and speaker that has helped thousands of people around the world, including athletes, military and other high performers.

    Lewis and Patrick discuss how functional breathing is not only the key to unlocking many different physical benefits to performance but for mental performance too.

    Lewis & Patrick discuss:


    COVID-19’s effect on the respiratory system and how to mitigate symptoms through nasal breathing. [04:15] Patrick shares his struggles with asthma and sleep apnea as a child. [11:09]Patrick’s first attempts into improving his own breathing through taping and dilators. [14:28]“Mindfulness will not address respiratory physiology.” [17:28]Why breathing through the nose instead of the mouth is better-as explained by science. Patrick also discusses that healthcare needs a multidisciplinary approach that includes breathwork. [20:48] The basics of breathing are often overlooked. Build good habit breathing habits so it becomes second nature. [32:48]Dysfunctional breathing can hinder performance and aggravate pains among other implications. The breath-hold test is useful for self-assessment. [36:42]Manage panic attacks by improving everyday breathing patterns. [43:34] Patrick’s tailored approach to help different people with functional breathing. [46:59] Patrick’s book recommendations. [57:54] Patrick invented the MYOTAPE to take the scariness out of taping. [59:09]
    Find more about Patrick at:
    Instagram: @oxygenadvantage
    Website: oxygenadvantage.com
    Oxygen Advantage Store: oxygenadvantage.com/store

    This episode is sponsored by Sport Yogi.
    Available on iOS & Android

    Connect with Lewis at:
    TikTok: @lewis_hatchett
    Instagram: @lewishatchett
    For more on the podcast visit www.lewishatchett.com/podcast
    Contact the show at podcast@lewishatchett.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Stevie Ward | Tackling the Mind of a Man

    Stevie Ward | Tackling the Mind of a Man

    Stevie Ward is a former professional rugby league player and captain of Leeds Rhinos. Who’s career was cut short through concussion at the age of 27.
    On his retirement, he continued the growth of his business and brand, Mantality. Where he continues to change the stigma around men's vulnerability, mental health and the practices that help address how we see ourselves and breaking from the norm of what society creates a man to be.
    Lewis & Stevie Discuss:
    Stevie discusses his injuries and the effects he still feels until now. [6:46] Stevie shares the research and treatments around recovering from Rugby injuries and concussions. [9:54] The tricky balance that needs to be struck with training amateur Rugby players too hard or too soft. Lewis and Stevie also talk about the technology that assist players to detect clashing force while they are training. [12:10] Stevie talks about his rehab process and the limitations in his environment that he has to manage on a daily basis since he had his concussion. [14:42] How Stevie manages his migraines with meditation and rehabilitation exercises. [17:50] Education around injuries, migraine, and concussions. [20:17] How Stevie started with Rugby. [22:45] Stevie recalls his emotions when he was playing Rugby at the peak of his career. [26:18] Lewis and Stevie discuss the sacrifices and non-negotiables of being a professional athlete while staying true to yourself. [28:54] Stevie recalls his negative experiences and self-doubt. [30:25] "It's okay to do the work to be okay."[38:03] How Stevie started his inner work and injury rehabilitation, and how he stayed productive during his recovery period. [39:07]  Stevie shares the differences he felt upon returning to the sport after his injury. [45:20] How his mindfulness journey influenced him when he became the captain of their team. [51:02] How their deep-diving as a team led to influence their team values and culture. [55:15]  The reception of the players to the new culture that was established in Stevie's Rugby team. [59:16] Stevie shares when and how MANtality came to life. [1:01:31] Stevie shares how he got started with meditation. [1:06:01] We are not trained to manage our mind, or our thoughts, work them out and take the energy out of them." [1:08:58] Stevie and Lewis discuss Vipassana, which is a 10 day silent retreat. [1:16:30] Advice Stevie would give to his younger self. [1:22:10] What the future looks like for Stevie. [1:25:40] Stevie's book recommendation and mantras.   [1:27:35] 
    STEVIE WARD
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    MANTALITY
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    Website

    This episode is sponsored by Sport Yogi.
    Available on iOS & Android

    Connect with Lewis at:
    TikTok: @lewis_hatchett
    Instagram: @lewishatchett
    For more on the podcast visit www.lewishatchett.com/podcast
    Contact the show at podcast@lewishatchett.com

    • 1 hr 31 min

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The episode on Mindfulness was fantastic

Lewis's ability to distill down complex concepts into something that is easily understood and applied for his audience is fantastic.

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