Through years of research and working with the world's best athletes - Nike has learned greatness isn't born, it's trained. This podcast explores the cutting-edge of holistic fitness to help make you a better trainer and athlete. Listen to conversations with industry experts and discover the latest innovations, insights, and trends making the biggest impact on the training world.
Dr. Natalie Crawford, Jane Wake and Dr. Christine Ekechi | A Hot-Topic Pregnancy Special
What happens when a fertility physician, a trainer specializing in pre- and postnatal fitness, and an ob-gyn talk pregnancy in an unfiltered setting? Find out in this very special episode, in which three leading maternity experts get real about the struggles many of us face but few of us discuss. Natalie Crawford, MD, starts with the factors that affect conception and beyond, focusing on age, stress and nutrition. Trainer Jane Wake busts eye-roll-worthy exercise myths once and for all. And Dr. Christine Ekechi sheds light on the emotional toll of motherhood, including miscarriage and the racial disparities in maternity healthcare. Heavy stuff? Sometimes. But to these notable women, this convo is long overdue.
Dr John Berardi | Matching Your Diet to Your Life
According to Precision Nutrition co-founder John Berardi, PhD, nutrition isn’t “one size fits all.” Berardi makes it his business to explore all the ways food intersects with our training, our work, and our families, clearing up conflicting research to offer straightforward advice for everyday life. On this episode, he reveals how to tell real science from BS, what he feeds his own kids, when to consider intermittent fasting, and how he gets away with eating a half pint of ice cream on the regular.
Dr Robin Berzin | The Future of Primary Care
Parsley Health founder Robin Berzin, MD, believes a checkup should be more than a check-in. When we visit the doctor, she says, we should be talking about how we eat, how we move, and even how we think. As she puts it, “Health happens during the 99 percent of your life when you’re not at the doctor’s office.” In this episode, the trailblazing physician explains how she creates a “health biography” for each patient and outlines simple steps we can take at home to get a head start in maximizing our performance — and our potential.
Dr Kevin Elko | How to Create a Language of Winning
Whether we’re building teams on the field, at home, or at work, Dr Kevin Elko believes we should always start by developing a winning language — that covers everything from creating a self-talk “script” to shifting the terms we use with teammates. Dr Elko would know. As a sports psychologist for pro and college football teams, he’s won more championship rings than most Hall of Famers have. On this episode, he goes deep on how self-talk can help us build self-confidence, how owning our actions puts us in the driver’s seat, and how good old-fashioned human connection is what holds a team together, especially in tough times.
Jewell Loyd | The Gold Mamba Mentality
WNBA champion Jewell Loyd knows that lifting up others is the stuff legacies are made of. She herself was mentored by the late, legendary Kobe Bryant, who dubbed Loyd the “Gold Mamba” in honor of her valuable skills. On this episode, she discusses how she’s passing Kobe’s “Mamba Mentality” on to the next generation — and how we can all put it to work in everyday life. Plus, drawing from her experience in quarantine, she shares the tools and apps that have kept her progressing from home.
Georgie Bruinvels | Using the Menstrual Cycle as a Personal Trainer
The menstrual cycle is pretty low on our list of go-to topics to discuss at the gym. Georgie Bruinvels PhD, a research scientist at Orreco, is trying to change that. She believes it can serve as a guide for planning how you train, eat and recover to get more out of all three. On this episode, she outlines a plan for each of the cycle’s distinct phases; discusses the long, hard fight for gender equality in research; and debunks some enduring myths.
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Love the holistic approach
I love all these episodes talking about everything related to trainning, fitness in a more holistic and complete approach, because everything is connected. bringing experts not only gives credibility but we learn a lot from them in an informal approach. I like the way Ryan brings it to Common life situations and makes it easier to apply that on our day to day life!
Actually really good
I was kind of skeptical that this would be good since it’s sponsored by Nike, but it’s actually great. There’s a lot of nuggets of wisdom in each episode and it’s got a super positive focus. It’s media that actually makes me feel good when I listen to it.
Pregnancy let down
Was so excited for this episode but the nutrition discussion was so disappointing. How about getting an actual dietitian on to discuss this topic bc prenatal nutrition is very involved and your audience wants to hear more than ‘eat plants and you’ll be fine’. Also one of the biggest topics pregnant athletes deal with is struggle with the changes in weight and body. That was barely addressed.