Often times what makes an athlete a superstar isn’t how high they jump, how fast they run or how hard they hit… it’s their ability to perform under pressure and how they take care of their body.
Sure, to be an elite athlete in peak condition requires years of hard work, a commitment to physical exertion, disciplined nutrition and relentless focus most people don’t possess but it also demands relaxation and rest.
Ever hear how professionals are able to block out the noise and just slow everything down around them? They achieve a state of FLOW. This vital trait goes much deeper than some deep breathing exercises and concentration techniques.
Today’s conversation on the Strong By Design show explores the behind the scenes world of endurance and high level athletes and all that it takes to keep the body and the mind firing on all cylinders.
"How we regulate that stress response is everything man... regulating that autonomic nervous system is the key." -Douglas Bertram
00:52 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast
03:56 – Get to know Douglas Bertram, CEO of Structural Elements
08:19 – Discover the secret to endurance success
17:04 – Douglas gives tips on how to get started with endurance sport
22:10 – The power of relaxation
29:06 – What is the Structural Elements’ approach and how does it help clients?
32:00 – The importance of understanding stress and the stress response
34:36 – Fascia: What is it and why is it important to your health?
40:11 – The best ways to take care of your fascia
49:50 – Douglas reveals the greatest biohack for optimal health
56:09 – Understanding the Chronological Age vs. Biological Age
1:07:59 – Where you can go to connect with Douglas Bertram
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