Season 3, Ep. 6
In this episode I sit live with Rich up in his home after we ran a breathing, pool training and ice exposure event in Noosa, Australia. Rich and I have been chatting for a year after I found him exploring and sharing his breath and CO2 training. Rich is a calm cool and collected individual who is meticulous with his words and actions. He is someone who lives it day in day out for himself and is incredibly conscious of choices he is making about his life, his family and his environment.This episode is a deep dive into creating a life you love, owning your stress response and what we can learn from sharing and coaching no matter how far along you are on your journey.You can find Rich on Instagram here - @richjburrows and keep your eyes peeled as he runs more breath and stress training workshops along the eastern coast of Australia.As always thank you again for your time. Give us a share on instagram - @OFFBALLathlete & @martinjreader and please leave a review on Itunes and send a screen shot of this conversation to a friend who would gain from hearing Rich's wisdom.
S3E5 - "Feeling is the bottom line" with Harvey Martin
Season 3, Ep. 5
This a long winded story time with the beauty that is Harvey Martin. He is a performance coach who works with elite athletes to connect their mind and bodies beyond the game. In this episode we get some incredible stories along his path to becoming a professional pitcher. Spoiler alert, he didn't wind up playing pro, however, the lessons he learnt along the way allowed him to access parts of himself he is using to support others to reach their peak expression.You can follow him on instagram @martin_time15 and @mindstrongproject and be sure to check out his amazing podcast show with the Mindstrong Project crew as they interview some of the top names in performance.Thank you for your time and enjoy the show!Best,Martin
S3E4 - "You are EVERYTHING within and without sport" with Vince Luciani
Season 3, Ep. 4
My dear friend and fellow coach Vince Luciani is a leader in the conversation around transcending athlete identity. This conversation is meant to provoke thought and support athletes, coaches and parents to think bigger for themselves and those around them. Stay with it until the end as we share how the passing of our respective fathers has made a profound impact our lives.You are more than an athlete. We have been conditioned to love ourselves conditionally as a result of stats and outcomes of sport yet we are human beings that are far more that our physical and athletic output. This is an incredibly timely and relevant conversation about defining yourself BEFORE you enter the field of play. This is about you validating yourself as a human being before you step into your role as an athlete, coach or parent.Vince is a world class coach who guides performers to understand who they are beyond the game.Find out more about Legacy Coaching and Self Discovery Programs HEREFollow Vince @thelegacycoaching
Guided Breathing 001
This is an introductory guided group breathing session. Listen, learn and practice through this accessible lesson.Sit down, calm your mind and breathe. Please do NOT do this while driving or while being in water.In this session we do1) Boxed breathing2) Superventillation3) Breath HoldEnjoy!Martin
S3E3 - Resolving the Youth Anxiety Crisis with David Bidler
Season 3, Ep. 3
What if our sensation and information rich environments are evolving faster than we can adapt? This is an incredibly important conversation for current culture as my guest David Bidler breaks down his understanding of youth anxiety, why it is critical for us to intervene and how we all have the power to better manage our states through breath awareness and control.Special shout out to Dr.Andrew Huberman for his work with stress and Anxiety as well as Brian Mackenzie and Rob Wilson for their seminal work in breath training through Power Speed Endurance and #ArtofBreathClick HERE to learn more and donate to the Physiology First Research Project. All donations go directly to anxiety mitigation seminars for students, parents and faculty.Visit Physiology First to learn more about how you can participate or become an ambassadorFollow David on Instagram @physiologyfirst & @the_distance_projectCover image credit @phoebewalshphotography
S1E2 - Living your Truth with 2016 Olympian TJ Sanders
Season 3, Ep. 2
This conversation goes deep with Team Canada Indoor Men's Volleyball setter - TJ Sanders.TJ lets us into his journey as he delves into his original vision and the series of choices he took to get there. He has made counterculture decisions other's may have questioned, however, he committed to his truth and lived in alignment with what he believed would take him to the top. His decisions paid off as he was an integral part of Team Canada breaking into the FIVB Top 10 in the World and 5th place at the Olympics. This along with learnings on how to be a better teammate, staying on the path amidst a devastating injury and ultimately transcending outcome by finding meaning in the mastery of creatively expressing himself through his craft. This is a wonderful conversation with an athlete who is willing to be vulnerable and share from the heart. Enjoy!Follow TJ Sanders on Instagram - @sanders_tj
Solo 1 - If you don't give your body an off-season, it will take one on its own terms
This is the first solo episode where I look to share context from my career and give as much perspective as possible to support the next generation of athletes. I cover all of my off-seasons (dictated by my injuries and choices) and how each of those times created space for me to level up and move into the next step of my development.
S3E1: Losing is NOT an option with 2X Olympian Josh Binstock
Season 3, Ep. 1
This podcast has been a long time in the making. Josh Binstock and I were able to share some defining memories in our playing lives and then get into the mental game for sport and life. Josh is one of the most elite competitors I have ever had the honour of playing with or against and we uncovered much of his mindset and mental approach. You can follow Josh on Instagram @drjoshbinstock Day in the Life Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKvWouR9y7o2012 Olympic Qualification Continental Cup Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP0i8aMTe4A
NEW SEASON - The Game within the Game
Season 3, Ep. 1
The you can't control the game, but you can control how you play the game within the game.A lot has changed in my life since I launched my last episode over a year ago. I travelled the world, I lost my father, I moved to a new country with my partner in pursuit of her becoming a doctor. I have started from scratch on the other side of the world and that has provided me space and time to rebuild OFFBALL as a podcast, educational resource and mentorship platform.In this season three launch I talk about this last year, where I am at now and what my life looks like moving forward. This is the first of many solo episodes where I talk about life, share stories and give personal context to the principles and philosophies that drive OFFBALL Athlete.Thank you for your support, I am so excited to do my part to develop a framework for youth, athletes, coaches and parents to win the game within the game before they even step on the field of play.