When most people think about nutrition and fitness, they think about burning calories, weight loss, or fueling their body. But what we eat determines so much more than how we look, feel, or what we do at the gym. Our approach to nutrition says a lot about our values, our training and health goals, and the type of life we envision for ourselves. On today’s episode, we sit down with Dr. Joel Kahn, a cardiologist, best-selling author and a proponent of vegan and plant-based diets, who has learned that while nutrition looks different for everyone, finding the right one for you can improve your longevity, performance, sleep, and your own sense of self. Dr. Kahn will debunk some of the science behind the latest fad diets, explain how nutrition can stave off heart disease, and dive deep into the specific plant-based foods that everyone should put on their plate every day.
Simon Sinek | Finding Your “Why”
Think about your training ambition: When does it change? What hurdles get in the way? How do you keep yourself going? And how often do you think about why you’re doing what you’re doing? Finding your “why” ––your motivation, your belief, your cause –sets people up for greatness. And no one understands this idea better than Simon Sinek, an author, ethnographer, organizational consultant, and self-proclaimed optimist, who has dedicated his research, books, and career to helping people find their “why” and achieve their long-term goals. On this episode, Simon gives us tips on how to find and stick to our own “whys,” walks us through the best way to manage stress and unpacks the idea of training as “an infinite game.” Because when you approach your training routine as something that can’t be won, that has no end, you give yourself room to constantly improve and focus on the process instead of the outcome.
LeBron James and Mike Mancias | A Training Lifestyle Takes Planning
Welcome back to Season 4 of Trained. To kick off our season, we’re sitting down with one of the greatest basketball players ever, LeBron James. LeBron is a three-time NBA champion, four-time MVP, and the current forward for the LA Lakers. With his trainer Mike Mancias, LeBron’s created a training routine that focuses not just on his day-to-day goals but on longevity — because he has no plans of stopping his career anytime soon. In this episode, LeBron and Mike give us an inside look into the deliberate approach that’s defined their training routine: how they’ve learned to optimize LeBron’s sleep, their approach to recovery through contrast hydrotherapy, and how they incorporate meditation into LeBron’s schedule. Because for LeBron and Mike, training isn’t just something they do in the gym; it’s a lifestyle. And one that needs to be planned.
Season 4 Trailer | TRAINED is back
Welcome back to Season 4 of TRAINED. We’re starting off this season with an interview from LA Lakers forward LeBron James and his longtime trainer, Mike Mancias. Together, they give us an inside look at how anyone can incorporate some of LeBron’s training tips into their own routine. But we’re just getting started. On this season of TRAINED, we’re bringing you even more behind-the-scenes conversations, research, and advice from the best minds in holistic training. Because even if you’re at the top of your game or field, there’s always something new to learn. Always more to discover. Always more to do. Because greatness isn’t born, it’s trained.
Saquon Barkley | The Key to Letting Nothing Stop You
Over the past two years, New York Giants running back, Saquon Barkley has gone from a college athlete to the number two overall draft pick in the NFL to the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year. But with every new milestone, Saquon’s goal has remained the same: to be the best. For Saquon, having a positive, open, and focused mindset is what has gotten him so far in both his football career and his life outside of sport. In this episode, Saquon tells us about how he continues to cultivate that mindset through goal setting, how his early exposure to sport has shaped his approach to training, and how he has handled physical and emotional transitions from college football star to professional athlete.