23 Burst results for "Michael Phelps"

"michael phelps" Discussed on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

05:20 min | 5 months ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

"Of all forms of exercise because of the repetitive nature, and because nobody treats it like a skill. Nobody says, I'm going to go run. Let me practice running. They say, I'm going to go run until I'm tired, which anytime you're learning a skill, the worst way to learn proper technique and form is to do it until you're fatigued. Because technique goes out the window when you're exhausted. And you know, I remember when I first pieced that together, I was hiking up in the foothills by where I live, and people would run by me. And as a trainer, it's hard not to notice biomechanics, right? So the feet are pronating really bad or really strong anterior pelvic tilt and that person's going to hurt in this prison. And then this person ran by me and just looked beautiful, like a gazelle. And I thought, man, you know, we evolved to run. Why do we run so terribly? And I said, well, that's when it dawned on me. We don't treat it like a skill. We just put on our shoes and go run till we're tired. It's about just working out. It's not about the fact that this is an actual skill that we need to figure out and learn. This is one of the reasons why the way I teach strength training is as a skill, not necessarily as a workout. So when I tell people, go to the gym, I don't say train your legs until they're tired until they burn or until you're shaking. I say practice squatting. Practice lunging, right? I don't say go get your shoulders hammered. I say practice the skill of the overhead press, practice the skill of a lateral raise or a bench press or a row. And over time, that produces better results, because people treat it like a skill they practice it rather than work out with it and I can't stress this enough. An exercise done properly will provide so much more value than an exercise practiced or performed improperly. Like, besides the risk of injury, which that's obvious. It just gives you so much more. Even at lower intensities, done properly, you're going to get way more bang for your buck or time spent in the gym. So I encourage people and I write in the book, don't go to the gym and work out, go to the gym in practice, these exercises and try to get good at these exercises. And then you'll naturally add resistance or weight or have your resistance bands as you continue to progress. But practice those movements, get the skill, and that'll just give you so much more so much more results. Yeah, definitely I haven't heard people talk about that. That's really interesting. You go into detail in the book about things that are really quite counterintuitive. So bringing that back around to the hadza and the way that they one of the important things in the book that I found so compelling is this idea that this is about adaptation. And so you're going to go into the gym and you're going to do something. It's going to inform your body in the direction in which it needs to adapt. So if you're giving your body the signal that, hey, I'm an endurance animal. I need to be extraordinarily efficient with my calories. You're going to look like a long distance runner. Very slender musculature lean, but very slender or musculature. If you are focusing on explosion in the ability to deal with weight, you're going to look more like a sprinter. And when you mention that in the book, I was like, oh damn, 'cause a sprinter who's running and a long distance marathon runner, who's running, they don't look anything like. No, nothing. And I do want to be also very careful. If we judge exercise by the people that perform it at the highest level, we're also looking at people who genetically were born to also perform at very high levels. So if you look at like Michael Phelps, someone may say, wow, if I swim a lot, I'm going to get a really long torso long arm short legs and a flat wide rib cage. So we got to also be careful with that because we can look at the top athletes, but what we're looking at are also genetic anomalies. Nonetheless, yes, lots of distance running will teach your body to become efficient with calories. Sprinting or things that require strength and power, the primary adaptation is muscle and strength, the side effect of which is a higher calorie burn. Now, when we talk about adaptation, it's important to separate adaptation from recovery. Okay, this is very important because people confuse the two. They think recovery is adaptation. Now they often happen simultaneously or right around the same time, but they're not the same thing. So like if I got a piece of sandpaper and rubbed the skin raw on the top of my hand, the first thing my body would do is recover. It would heal the skin that was rubbed off. The second thing you would do would be to make that skin a little thicker. So that it would withstand the same insult better next time around. And if I continue that process over time I'll develop a callus on my skin. Exercise is the same, no matter what exercise you do, the recovery process is different from adaptation. And the reason why I'm communicating that is people get stuck. They get trapped in what I like to call the breakdown recovery trap, right? They go to the gym, they get sore, then they the soreness goes away and they go back to the gym and they get sore again. And they never improve. And they don't know why. Why am I not really getting stronger? Why is nothing really changing? I'm working out hard. I'm getting sore, it's real intense. I'm recovering, but then I'm going back to the gym, and I'm not really seeing lots of progress. You're not giving your.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

02:01 min | 8 months ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

"So now Phelps is retired, he knows it's a very complicated situation. I'm just confused about the X transgender girlfriend. I had no idea. And what does that make Michael Phelps? Does that make him gay? Is that I'm just confused all of it is confusing to me. I need help. But he said something very simply sports should be played on an even playing field. So Chandler, his ex, was born intersex, which means she had male genitalia, no testicles, and a uterus, but no ovaries. That's. I don't know what to say. It's a very complicated situation there. But she doesn't like, Phelps. Her exes opinion. She said he doesn't understand the science fully. The advantages of disadvantages, he's a hypocrite for saying it should be a level playing field. And then she went on to say, why is she thinks he's a hypocrite? Because he's genetically superior, because he has a 6 foot 7 inch wingspan. Double jointed ankles and huge feet. She says, his chemical composition allows him to breathe in and fill his lungs and hold his breath longer than his competitors. So far, I don't see anything wrong with that. That's the way he was born. Then she said, he also experienced a chemical advantages of having ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which comes with added strength and endurance. I don't particularly believe that. I really don't. And again, it has nothing to do with gender. Because females from us can have ADHD too. And when he was interviewed, Phelps compared competing as a trans athlete to those who dope to improve that from performances. And she said, even he said he never competed on a level playing field, inferring doping. And they still could not beat

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Michael Phelps Weighs in on Trans Athletes

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

02:01 min | 8 months ago

Michael Phelps Weighs in on Trans Athletes

"So now Phelps is retired, he knows it's a very complicated situation. I'm just confused about the X transgender girlfriend. I had no idea. And what does that make Michael Phelps? Does that make him gay? Is that I'm just confused all of it is confusing to me. I need help. But he said something very simply sports should be played on an even playing field. So Chandler, his ex, was born intersex, which means she had male genitalia, no testicles, and a uterus, but no ovaries. That's. I don't know what to say. It's a very complicated situation there. But she doesn't like, Phelps. Her exes opinion. She said he doesn't understand the science fully. The advantages of disadvantages, he's a hypocrite for saying it should be a level playing field. And then she went on to say, why is she thinks he's a hypocrite? Because he's genetically superior, because he has a 6 foot 7 inch wingspan. Double jointed ankles and huge feet. She says, his chemical composition allows him to breathe in and fill his lungs and hold his breath longer than his competitors. So far, I don't see anything wrong with that. That's the way he was born. Then she said, he also experienced a chemical advantages of having ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which comes with added strength and endurance. I don't particularly believe that. I really don't. And again, it has nothing to do with gender. Because females from us can have ADHD too. And when he was interviewed, Phelps compared competing as a trans athlete to those who dope to improve that from performances. And she said, even he said he never competed on a level playing field, inferring doping. And they still could not beat

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"michael phelps" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"Olympics is overwhelming There's a lot of emotions that go into it. there's a lot of it. I mean i could talk to you about this for an hour. I mean the the easiest way for me to say is. I think athletes and olympic athletes in general. I mean talking about weight of gold. We need someone who we can trust somebody that can let us be ourselves and listen. You allow us to become vulnerable. Somebody who's not going to try and fix us. you know. We carry a lot of things a lot of weight on our shoulders and it's challenging especially when we have the the lights on us in all of these expectations that are being thrown on top of so it broke my heart. Yeah but also if you look at it. Mental health over the last eighteen months is something that people were talking about. Absolutely talk coming from the most successful olympian ever. No one's ever talking about michael phelps being soft or not having mental issues leary did. Here's what people come back to me with. Yeah but michael. Phelps never bowed out of the four by one hundred freestyle right. but that's michael phelps. You've talked many times on this show that you take mental health days. I've never taken a mental health day. But if you need one. I'm not on you about taking it. I think that that's kind of where we all need to go here. Just because you don't have mental issues doesn't mean simone biles couldn't yeah and this this venom that is that is being directed at her and i talked yesterday. You know you think that that this'll be over in forgotten in ten months well now. I think it'll be remembered for the positive. That's where i was going. Yeah and i said nope this is going to be like roberto duran. She's going to be. This is going to follow her. And it's going to be in her legacy. I'm no longer so sure that this being in her legacy isn't going to put her on. The right side completely agree. I completely agree but again i just got. Here's a tweet. What if lebron. James needed mental health day during the nba finals. Well it would again. I think it would be part of his legacy but would it necessarily down the road. Years from now be looked at as a weakness. I think simone biles is going to be praised for this eventually. Not now i know half the country is calling her quarter and half. the country doesn't understand it and half the country doesn't understand why she gave up on her team to me. None of that matters. It's somebody who had the guts to say what my head's not right and i don't really feel like being thirty five feet in the air on vault if my head's now yeah let's sneak in a couple of calls on this eight seven seven seven ten. Espn yesterday we talked about this. She had withdrawn from the team competition. A lot of people felt she was letting down her team now. She's dropped out of the all around individual gymnastics competition because of a mental health issue because of her struggles. How does that change your view. Eight seven seven seven ten. Espn also got the wheel of questions coming up next for you mason. Ireland seven ten. Espn the big thing to do. If you're a celebrity is to start a liquor or wine. I think my let's start one. Let's start one just came across snoop dogg has created nineteen crimes. Rosa nineteen crimes rosie. And i bet you it is selling like crazy. It's an interesting name. Nineteen crimes rosa. Okay so we phones open eight. Seven seven seven ten. Espn as the country's simone biles thing continues to be the biggest. That's out there. Here's a here is a couple of tweets that are opposite of us from diego. I think people are upset because she was calling herself the goat as far as placing it on her outfit. I think people get upset. When you're proclaiming how great you are and then see. You're not mentally. they're like paul george. Does he have a point you know. She did put herself out there. Didn't she. will play off. P. p. c. pointed out here by the tonio if she gives back the sponsorship money we good. She keeps it then. She's well then she grafted. Well you know. I think that putting goat on her up cheers even now. She's the greatest of all time even after this. If you talk to an actual gymnast they will say she's doing stuff that we couldn't even imagined so i don't even think this eliminates her gold status. I if you ask who. I work with mary lou. Renton peter vidmar. Four years ago and in rio turn out the lights. This girl is the best there ever was. And nobody's ever gonna topper. Here's here's another one from scott. It's also that she took a spot from some other girl who worked her whole life for the opportunity. Didn't she did the opposite yesterday. Yeah down to let someone else take her place. She wasn't right. Yeah the alternate got to do it. The alternate got to do it so she got to participate in the team competition in the all around competition before we get your calls time to spin the wheel of questions. I never know what's going to come up on the wheel jesse's here in for lindsay and of course jorges here. Football is life. let's spin the wheel or hey..

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"michael phelps" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show

The Tony Kornheiser Show

07:17 min | 1 year ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show

"Of each other for the most part. This is a young woman who's going to go to medical school right so we don't have to worry about how for the rest of her life. She knows what she's doing on the other hand this would be. I mean how would it be. If she doesn't make it. How would it be if you know what i mean. Yeah i'm sure your game that out in your head. Yeah yeah. I mean she. S in the grand scheme of things. She'll be perfectly fine And quite frankly. I think she would be fine. Not if you know she ends up seventh and this should be obviously bitterly disappointed. But it's not like per life plan was to make the olympics as a matter of fact you know in my in my head jokingly said she. She would be the reluctant olympia because she said many times. She's kind of got this. This a little bit of a counterculture philosophy of sports are two important. Why do people care so much about this. And so you know it'd be kind of almost in a way. Almost funny for her to be limping So you know. I mean it's one of those things that she's put enough or that. Yeah it would hurt badly if she doesn't get there but at the same time given enough space on the backside if she doesn't make hey life's good and life goes on so now we'll see how how long it takes mom and get over it but i think we'd all be. Yeah the try. Maybe i'm wrong about this. It seems like the olympics are going to start on monday and the trial now. I don't remember the track and field. Trials haven't had those yet and the olympics are so close to the olympics. So my question would be is because there's always that fear that there wouldn't be the olympics or the trials usually this close they usually and it's funny for the us. At least you know. I don't know about track but for swimming. That's always like been counter to the logic of swimming. Which is you need after big meat. You need time to get back a training base and and try to rest do it again whereas this short turnaround thing is kind of counterintuitive but this is the way the. Us has always done it. And it's always work and you know that's just do incredible talent or you know just an ability to make the quick turnaround happen from a coaching standpoint. It it's the way america operates. The results have been pretty good. So i take it then at the olympics are not in doubt. Now there's there's going to be an olympics right or or is that still in the air now. I mean i've heard nothing to indicate that it's Up in the air at all. You know it's it's happening. I i think that there was a pretty strong pushback from a lot of people in japan for a while. But i think that's kind of just been for for lack of better term steamrolled by a an attitude of now. Is this happening so adjust accordingly and then one of the big problems that are just not very. they're vaccinated at like four percent. Which is mind boggling to me and four percent. Yeah how. it's an industrialized country. One of the richest five countries in the world. Why how's that posture. One of the most technologically advanced and ruthlessly efficient countries in the world. I answer that. I've seen in reading things is Either they're not a huge vaccine sort of country to begin with and be That they they don't especially trust foreign vaccines so i. I don't think they ever saw the vaccine the way the united states does this is going to take care of things. I think that was never really kinda part of their plan which wife frankly doesn't make sense to me but that's where we are I'll ask you to put on your sports illustrated hat and reporter hat for a little while hottest katie. La- decky look. She's all of these. People have missed a lot of time all around the world. That missed a lot of time. They haven't been able to train the way normally trained because of the pandemic does she look like the dominant swimmer that she once was. I mean she doesn't look like she didn't 2016. No and Frankly you know. There's there's a a young australian woman who's putting up faster times than she is in shorter events in the two hundred freestyle and the four hundred freestyle so katie is going to be up against it. There I think in the eight hundred and fifteen hundred. She will be untouchable and she'll be key release women as well. I was out in palo alto and interviewed her and it. That's another one you know. It's kinda hard to interview. I mean because i know her personally and family and you know we're talking to the mom last night and everything mary gen but remember mindset is great. You know i mean. She's absolutely it's not like she's she hasn't suffered for lack of training to the point. I don't think where she's she has any competence crisis or anything like that. I think if anything she was just so other world league good in two thousand sixteen. That was probably her ultimate athletic piece. You know everybody has it and you may never be that again. Michael phelps in two thousand eight was better than michael phelps in two thousand twelve or sixteen doesn't mean michael phelps still great. So if we're gonna be sitting there saying what's wrong with katie because she didn't win five gold medals or because she didn't break world records. I think that would kind of be a little bit unfair to her. She's just a little bit older woman. And as don a little bit further than west absolute best and are we Plagued by ryan locked e again or not. I think by the time this is all said and done ryan locked. He will be not part of the olympic team. I i don't. I don't see that happening. I mean he's it's somewhat impressive that he's here at thirty six and swimming relatively well but he can't compete at this level it's sorta why dour tories is one of the greatest athletes of all time because of for how long she was actually a great swimmer like into our forties right territories forty one. She made her last olympic team Yeah now she uses she was a sprinter which obviously you know that that the further you go the better off you are his as us. Old folks don't don't ask me to do a lot. i can maybe do it. There's something pretty well for a little while but don't ask me so you know That but it was That was amazing for sure. I i'll get you out of here. Thank you go be nervous. And best of luck either way. I'm sure it'll be fine but we are rooting for her to make the team. Thanks pat i greatly appreciate it. Let me add this real quick. Tony i have had so many people in person in omaha or online say. Hey i am falling your through. The tony kornheiser show and your ability to build. That community is really cool and really awesome. So i appreciate it and appreciate you. Let me get on to talk about my daughter tremendous. Thank pat pat forty boys. We will take a break. We'll come back with steve sands. Yes i have the order of the show right. Steve sands when we return. Yes that is correct tremendous. I'm tony kornheiser. This is the tony. Kornheiser show now. Summer's coming in hot literally. Summer's starting this sunday father's day. I think we can.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

07:47 min | 1 year ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

"It okay. We're gonna do the three eighty you know what if if we get this wrong. It's actually got a sentence bankrupt. You know what was the inflection. Point where business became Enjoy jim collins. Like his books. Good to write a really interesting. Just about I find any sort of success. Story is the same it is just a daily grind of mundane things that you just have to keep getting rotten and improved by point one percent and then do it again the next day. Then do it again. The next day that eventually momentum and the flywheel as its referred to them that books kind of click into place and and all of a sudden many years later you've got this outstanding result that people think is an overnight success that took fifteen years to get this. So that's the way. I i find most things work. And so i love reading around the principles of hop performance and success in any single field whether it's a navy seal whether it's business whether it's sports whether it's in music in the school of julia whatever it might bay those principles of the simon. I'm always trying to to identify those. I gotta be honest. I love it. Like i'm passionate about peche about learning about a token about it about reading about it so there probably always the things that are trying Tapping suid and again. It comes back to that. That saying that i said before. Just do things that make you feel more like you. That's not everyone's cup of tea. Winning olympic gold medals is not everybody's cup of tea because you have to make for that but most people is probably not often worth it but for the two guys you've got on this call. We will do anything to to get those things and sort of have the same approach to everything else that i want to shave. I love that expression doing more things that make you feel like you have never heard anything or never heard the message worded quite that way. But it's very succinct and very deep. If you if you spent some time on it s- thank you for sharing that michael. Are there any other books or resources that that you would like to mention just to give you another dip at the well. I was sitting here looking at my like the love bug south. We have behind the we've scattered in here. But i was sitting here looking at these books. I there's there's two of them have popped into my head that one. I've gone back to so kinda slow things down. I i tried to mix in more of a daily reading show Mark has a one the book of awakening and then The daily stoic I feel like some of those things you know you can really is like almost. Just take a step back. Take a deep breath. Let me read a quote. Read you a single page. Whatever it is. Let it marinate and you know just for me. It's just something that's show easy to do something. It's show awesome to do to start your day. United feel like it. It just gives you some kind of purpose of what you're doing and and you know when life is too fast again it gives you that second to take that step back. Yeah daily still can ego's enemy you got a whole lot of ryan holiday on your bookshelf is funny so i just got the daily start for my coach. My old coach. Sorry bob bowman and I've gotten a few of the other books as i was saying earlier from. You know seth hacky yes. He's he's like he's one of my favorite human beings on this planet. Communication era conversation with But some of the books that he's given me really have like a key he he feel is a really good understanding about me as a person how i work and and he's a very very smart in being so i feel like some of the things that he's given me to read our again back to my point too simple always jimmy to understand something that i might be too hard on myself with earlier. You know i might be too hyper focused on one thing right so almost giving me that bigger picture. You're trying to be that lake instead of being that glass of water. So the i think i got a lot of the books that i have that will rifle through time and time again. I think it's been super helpful to them. I mean i think more more than anything. Just give me a chance. Like i i feel for me. Like a lot of my life was focused on swimming and That really was a hockey packing. Knows being olympian. Your whole life is focused on wanting nothing else matters in life but that i'm honestly really learning how to live on dry land so to say kind of the junk throughout the last few years i feel like i've taken more strokes in the swimming pool that i've taken steps on land. So it is it is it makes it challenging when you have a freight train trying to come down the middle of a treat the streetcar tracks on it. It's bit difficult time slowing me down. But but i feel like some of those simple kind of different approaches to looking at things for just have benefited so much. Because i i can't expect to fill up everybody's cops if my cup isn't filled up right like i have three boys in an amazing wife and household here that i'm in charge of my roles right so if i'm not taking care of myself and you know filling my glass up by taking the time that i need for me. I have no shot in being able to be a good husband a good friend a good dad so you know i just want. I want to have a chance and and i feel like that's what i did my career my preparation. It was the process like at it was the whole process of it all that i learned but you know the preparation was was so key. So it's it's yeah just trying to slow things down. I don't know any that makes sense but it's something that it does it's been it's been enjoyable but but as you can imagine something that's been extremely challenging at times you hear grant and i talk about we wanna go fast and want to get to a point eight point as fast as we can the fastest way but the most effective way so now can you know what i mean gone totally. Sometimes you wanna be the lake and other times you wanna take a jet ski at one hundred miles an hour across the league and some days. It's hard to decide which one you wanted man. Well this this has been such a fun conversation for me. And i just have one more question and it's it's sometimes difficult question so if it doesn't work it doesn't work but will give it a shot and that is actually before i have to say i've also found stoicism very very helpful and it's it's such a small world because i actually published the audiobook versions of both ego's the enemy and the daily stoic. Check your voice. a lot. Heard a lot Trevor mother out as well. I believe i may have. Yeah it's it's such a such a small world so let me ask a question. That sometimes doesn't work is sometimes a hard question. I'll ask of both of you in the question. Is this if you could put anything on a billboard. This is metaphorically speaking could be an image a quote a question a word anything noncommercial on a billboard to get something in front of billions of people. What would it be and if if either of you want to take a stab at it fuel. Hurry to jump off you on hacky go go.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

08:12 min | 1 year ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

"Heads. It's like you know. And i'm like wow. I feel better afterwards. You know that that open and honest. Transparency and my relationship is better as well. So it's like well doing doing this vulnerability thing which was the number one thing that i found. I had to tap into going through those stages in life phases Whenever they embark upon upon you and then they come across at the times to like even when things are great and going. well sometimes. that's it can be a low point after that af to deal with that. So yeah i mean. I made the decision back in two thousand seven. I basically live with markle most of that year And he was he was my biggest support You know when. I went into therapy and got some help. He was a guy drove me there. Drop me off and we had talked two to three. Am sometimes Light up in the morning and he'd come in and wake me up in the morning with the dogs and bouma crawling on the battle of may which. I really appreciated that in. It's it's those sorts of times where you know it. We'll just always be there for each other. But people see us as these people who have achieved great things on multiple indigo metals. And we'll records and all that sort of stuff that yeah just because you're good at something doesn't mean that you don't fall into the same fight as everybody else when it comes to to mental health though it would just being a human and Yeah i to learn those things definitely hot way. You're mentioning the the vulnerability with your significant other. I was just having a conversation last week with a coach who you could really consider on some level a therapist and he said to me candor is the ultimate aphrodisiac seems it seems to have a lot of benefits. Not just singular benefits and you mentioned strategies. I'd love to hear what other rules were strategies. You have found or developed for yourself so that when you when you sense yourself edging towards the brink you are better able to real yourself away from it. I think Just doing everything proactively. I a exercise. Like michael united six six days a wakeup try and make myself recovery. Which is hard when you've got personalities like house We don't know the importance of recruitment. But we just like to keep going and going guy So that's one thing the other thing that i do. it's funny. I went to stop drinking for a year and then we go to year and kind of like you know what. But i didn't even feel like drinking anymore kind of An assault like goes over personally. Drank every day by any means so it'd be far and few between but i go go out if we have heaven not with the boys. Oh something like that will use it to escape so you know. I stopped drinking. So we'll stop like a two year and i was like you know what i feel like that anymore. It's not something in my life. That i i value or alike or brings value to to may so now i don't do that. I also make sure that. I get enough sleep. That's really important for me. That's i eat very healthy Diet has been a big pot and just that whole sort of health regime that i have to follow it just to make sure that i'm going to in a good space. I the one thing that i still find difficult that i do and you know we just touched on his talk about until about where i'm at. How feeling warm feeling like that. Instead of bottling it up muklewicz with the kings of compartmentalizing things and actually just looking. I'll deal with that box. When i need to deal with that box but unfortunately that box is growing and being fueled and when ten. It's no good it's at all and michael hundred is best so i try and jump into that box and i try. What threw it try and get it out and and and so a thing for me. It's it's all that sort of proactive stuff. That i'm doing that. And i feel more settled in my life now than i have and you know what and i know this with nicole. 'cause i markle's extremely well and a wonderful human being that she is Just have good cheese How much tez and loves him. Like it's actually beautiful to watch the makes me in a because i've been through this stuff with a like an you know he's spoken about With f amato know Like i just that hot issue of someone who gets you like she gets me she gets my drive and ambition and yet that that other mental united sort of fault that you whatever you wanna call vulnerability those those things at the rim 'perfect. She gets that and she'd likes. It works with me on it. And i so i think i haven't necessarily had the right partnerships in as well so i think tim. Bats are really important pop of who surrounding yourself by but that that significant a can make and break in many respects to because they've got to connect with a unique personality which certainly share uniqueness like that so they kind of the things really matter and i look. It's been a janney to to get to know. Allies things of made so many mistakes on the way. But i just know what makes me feel like more of me now and and feels like a purpose and the things that help support and maintain that grant. Do you see a someone like a therapist on a regular basis or are they used. Only in cases of emergency are beginning to red line. I do have gone through. You know a hodson period On a consistent set of week to week month to month basis But if i am going through a stressful period of definitely that support network bay. And i'll jump online. Have talk get it out because sometimes it's it's an avalanche is too. I didn't really use a sports psychologist too much assuming because i always thought invincible and that was a weakness if i had been to that Little did i know that would've really helped man. I might have had a bit of trophy cabinet than what i've got if i if i recognize that at the time but now sometimes family members are no spoke about significant other than but family members sometimes not necessarily the ones that should be tapping into motion is just too close. So having li it'll be more. Objective has the skill set as the understanding. Somebody can have different type of compensation with is really important so definitely got that network in that tap into it when you know the flags come come up. What are the flags like. When do you know it's time to take yourself in for us. Sixty thousand mile checkup with a professional. What what are some of the signs that that you notice. i mean. We spoke about anger before. Michael was was talking about that in the way he's able to channel and look a negative connotation with anger. Because it's not always a bad thing sometimes can push you to get more out of yourself to deliver an outcome. That is amazing. so sometimes it can. When you're kind of you're edgy. Your your You're not sleeping. Well you know the things just escaping the mind. I think olas kind of you know little red flags at dot to add up an compound in and you just out removing that at stress that white they kind of the things that you start to to recognize. Hey i'm going through this. This is not just a one off right now. This is not a tool. This is kind of a little bit more sustained than what i would like. And i think i have a much greater ability to check in with that now than what i've ever had way before it would be like a little box that i said it goes into. Just let's stuff back in there with the others. And i don't let that happen anymore. So yeah it's just it's mood more than anything else. And if it's sustained pool mood than yeah. That's that's the inaugural. Pk do something about this. So i in a situation where i've got twins from a previous marriage and i miss them like crazy when they're not here and the impact that that had on me for so many years that i failed to even really talk about as being a big thing that i just highlight now just to show in a sling. Home really missing jagger challe easel. And i'll just start to talk about it and then all of a sudden on the other side of that so they kind of the things that i recognize now that the not as big.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

07:01 min | 1 year ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

"Michael and grant welcome to the show. Thank you jim. thanks for having us thank. Thank you grant thrilled thrilled to have us altogether. This was the davinci code of scheduling. The fermat's last theorem of coordination. Because we have people in every possible time zone and most countries say appreciate you guys being flexible with with making it happen and i thought we would start with difficult or particularly notable races and looked to start with you grant because i was confessing to both of you before we started. I enjoy swimming. Actually learned to swim until i was in my thirties. Which is a whole separate story. But i really enjoy swimming. But i know very little about competition and the history of competitions notable raises and so on grinky. Please speak to describe for people what happened in the two thousand four olympics in the fifteen hundred meter freestyle. Yeah that was a particularly tough olympics. Bet year actually got pneumonia at the start of the year. Because i was just trying. I am good a little bit sick and never missed a session and you know used to sort of aka on average possession and used to float myself and then i got. The monja went to hospital. Betcha turned into a chronic chest infection. Because i didn't stop training as soon as i came at a hospital. Because i couldn't admits the olympic games and then when i got to to the olympics and athens in two thousand and four fighting one objective was to win three gold medals and a two gold medals both by point one of a second to seal the middle. Sorry by point. One of a seconda wasn't too happy about that then. Race the fifteen hundred meter freestyle. And i actually had to do it with a partially collapsed lung. My left sought because it was blocked with mucus for so long but that rice appropriate pushed myself through more pain than of had and one of mongols teammates loss. Jensen was breaking the american record by about twelve seconds doing a personal best time so it pushed me to to the nth degree and that was brutal. I came home. I went under a cat scan and they said there's a massive lump when your lungs we'll get up to ju just to see what's going on and you know they said well it's a big bowl and the with on luke look i said. Okay so what do you mean is it. And they said will you lowell. If loyd has got no oxygen for for so long that it's actually just deflated and it's just sitting up in a big bowl and I've got a huge lung. Capacity of twelve point six ladies and apparently that took something like a quarter of it off so that that race to win that gold medal was was the most painful moment that have had in my career and yet but probably the most rewarding at the same time but certainly after that. I promised i would never never rice like that again. And michael knows how much of his solo split that full by. Two freestyle relay was a few days before where we look point one. So i've i've two follow up questions related to this. The first is you mentioned lung. Capacity twelve point six leaders. Do you have any idea. Just as a point of reference what average muggle heart capacity is like nor me as one of my olympic friends. Put it normies what that is compared to a non-olympic swimming champion lung capacity. So when that was done. Because i'm referring to exit the stats in two thousand four. It's one hundred and sixty percent above what it should be For my six. They're an age at the time so it was twelve point six three latest mental capacity so one of those genetic things that helps you know at that level with swimming a lot of sports at the junior high level you see all sorts of different body types and then as you get a little bit higher you see still different body types. But there's a point where they start to converge On a very particular sets of physical characteristics on the lung so partially collapsed lung that to most people listening that just seems completely baffling because so much of swimming would seem dependent on utilizing your full lung capacity. What did it feel like you said painful. But what does it feel like to swim at max capacity with a partially collapsed lung. It's not good. Tim let me tell you that Rbis described that rice pudding. Handcuffing someone to a treadmill putting on a maxine kline max paid and then just going fifteen minutes that that would be intensity of the pine normally where i felt that intense. Pain at the thousand made a mock. I've felt the five hundred made a mock in that rice and it's excruciating those thresholds that you have to go russo yet to push myself through that the funniest thing about that rice a hadn't lost a in eight years of that particular point in time and was going to last hundred meters and it was the first time it actually turned with someone next to me with one hundred minutes to go and And i actually came home foster in las hundred meters than what i did. Then when i broke the world record by by seven seconds street is eligible so it actually taught me the value of competition in my work situation. That i can actually extrapolate will get more out of myself even even feeling like that but the pain was actually said. If i can't get better after those olympics. I'm actually got a retired from the sport because i didn't want to rice like that again. Doing like testing then hockey. Yeah yeah we did but what do you remember what it would have been after that. You know it's funny. It was never that high off my fifteen. But i think i hit about a twelve after that where the two hundred hit a thirteen fourteen. Fifteen a normally be like a nine. But i produced all the 'cause the oxygen saturation wasn't going down broad to you. So miss good point norge actually mentioned that in play. Something i like. Snap think about like me. Like i was always somebody who instill am like a just a numbers person so that stuff always just sentenced little key messages whether it's to me or or two bobber to to keenum trainers things you need to improve on her fix or what we need to get tested for two so now at accurately now. That was the excruciating. But you still wanna see stat afterwards. It's like the olympics over. That's the last. I always of the olympics. And you know you would have been doing the full by one medley. Probably that dies well and you still want to do everything like see what you have quickly removed the last time out of your muscles cooled out and that's one thing that mock laws always shares stats like we can pull out any swimming tom. Any split any world records split. We not back to front. I was going to continue with the tough race question and and michael. You can feel free to go there. I but i also have a question about that.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

KTKR 760AM

07:11 min | 1 year ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

"You Sable and Shaun White. I think I did that Hussein Bolt is because he just dominated and I know sort of Michael Phelps. But, um, you know, people know him outside his sport, I think more so than Michael Phelps. And who was the owner? And Shaun White is that you said, Yeah. Shaun White transcends the whole, you know? Snowboarding and stuff like that. So is the flying tomato and he he has like his own clothing wide his board wine. I mean, he he's the whole sport there, you know. So let me ask you this. How do you value an individual athlete versus a team athlete? Because to me on the one hand, I look at it as Everything's on your shoulders, right? If if if Serena or Tiger just has, you know a cold and they're not at 100%. They're not gonna win. Where? You know, LeBron twist an ankle and all that stuff. I mean, you know, he can rely on Anthony Davis to me that mattered a little bit. Mattered a little bit, but I still have. I mean, look, I I had Kobe number two arguably LeBron one of the best of all time on this list because Michael Jordan's on it, So that's why I had to put him up so high and the psych er players I put up because Soccer even though it's not big here in the United States. It's so internationally big and these guys of the biggest names in it, so that's why I had just ranking people based on fame, not accomplishment, because these guys are not accomplished. What's wrong with you? Well, let's look at Lino messy. He watches were job messy out of all of them. Had him outside the top. 10 0 God 15. Yeah. All right. So we're about the same page on that. Yeah, to me. What can I just weigh? What authentic, Allen says. Does anyone that doesn't include Simone Biles or Serena Williams is a joke. And without a doubt, LeBron James, the most influential athletes, the branch of athletes all over America, You have a voice and were on. We're past Republicans buying shoes to crap. Also, um I had Bios at number 13. I had her all the way up the number 13. Yes. You finished number 13 number 14 on the list. I, um I only read the top 10 just to save us some time. By the way for talking about transcending sport. I mean, and Floyd Mayweather is gonna be up there pretty high, too, right? I mean, you're talking about a guy that you know some of it, I think the most Let's see here. One of four athletes ever break a billion dollars in career earnings. Rose Paper view buys of any boxer in history. Well, that that's why I had avoided number 14, which is a little bit lower than what everybody else had a map. Yeah, I think to me the thing with Floyd was that he didn't always fight the best boxers like like, I don't want say he ducked people. But he didn't fight the best guys like I don't think that in the ring I think you could say outside of the ring. He's certainly one of most influential but inside of the ring, I thought, you know, there were moments where he could have been greater. Not that going 50 you know, isn't great, but I thought there were moments where he could have been greater. But again, he chose to fight different guys at different times in their careers and stuff like that. I thought it was a fun pull. Everybody got to participate. They released it on the odd couple. And there was some twists and turns in it. I mean, certainly we all didn't have the same thing. And I was a little off on a couple of them. But I liked it. I I enjoyed going through that list, you know? No, I agree. 100%. And I would say, I will say I was a little biased towards the individual athletes to me. The Olympics stuff. Doesn't matter. Um, I just think when you talk about athletes that dominated their sport the way that Tiger did the way that Serena did the way that Michael Phelps did you same boat. But it was fun, man. It was fun, and I'll tell you, you know, it's funny. You kind of go down just kind of the pre list that damn buyer sent out. And he said, Oh, well, that guy's number one. Obviously, that girl's no. And then then you start looking. And you're like, Oh, my goodness. I don't know how to fit all these people into the top. 20 pull so Yeah, there was 60 names out there, so that was fun to participate by the way. You think it's okay to Dr Stone? The truth is your reaction times so way down when you're high. You're not only put yourself in danger, but everybody around you. So stop kidding yourself. If you've been using marijuana in any form, don't get behind the wheel. If you feel different, you drive different drive high. You get a d u I That's brought you by the N H. T s a Week, 16 and starts throwing its goods took little football football. But first, let's see what's trending. Which Steve the Sager What's going on out there to say, Arnie. You're right. This top 20 thing was a great great idea. Dan Buyer came up with executed on the shows. I had Simone Biles number 12 in my vote, by the way, God, he was world all around champion five different times for crying out loud. And in addition to top 10 names like Kobe Bryant and messy I had and Tiger Woods Had Michael Phelps number one because you just Sager. Thank you, because it's a great thing to make the Olympics. It's a really great thing to make an Olympic final. He made 28 Olympic finals in his career. It's just astonishing how great he was and again, keep in mind. It's greatness during the period of 2000 to 2020. Which means I didn't have very bonds, also for other reasons, didn't have bonds on and think about it, too. I mean, we're talking about Michael Phelps, essentially in a 15 year peak of his career because he made the Olympics from 22,000 to 2016 like for comparison sake LeBron was just barely getting into the league 15 years ago, which isn't a discredit to LeBron. But for an Olympic athlete that really has a peak of 1 to 2 Olympics to do it in five straight Olympics, I thought to me was a no brainer. Sager when you and I worked at another place I had had felt so when you were doing updates, and I remember asking my girl what do you do with your with your bronze medal? Put him like his coasters and stuff. And he was just gone now. He was just cracking up, man. I really love Yeah, I don't know. In fact, funny guy in his last 25 Olympic finals, he won the gold in 22 of the 25. It's just silly. How great he was for so long, And that sport has world champions to just cause we don't pay attention is like you saying Bolt. I Adam in the top 10. As well for the last two decades because he was not only eight Olympic gold back record in the 100 record in the 200 right, really remember five and I had Serena Williams number four. Because she was five time athlete of the year with a P, which is all women's sports come by the great stat with Serena. She never lost two straight matches for almost a decade span church. Teen toys should be used to this. You get enough. That's what you know. And I, Tom Brady, you got it. You come Jan. Today, I got I had Serena number two behind Michael Phelps. They got from that I didn't have Tiger Woods number one because one of the criteria was not just the greatness during the period. It was pure athletic. Isn't it? Why didn't have Jimmy Johnson of NASCAR in the top 20 at all? Because 19 for Jimmy. It's just cause it's difficult in some races to drive. Please do not compare a NASCAR drivers athleticism with Serena Williams Hussein Bolt LeBron name and I'll never forget it. Donovan.

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Apolo Ohno on The Weight of Gold

The Rich Roll Podcast

05:44 min | 2 years ago

Apolo Ohno on The Weight of Gold

"Okay. Apollo short-track speedskating legend Olympic Hall of Famer Serial Entrepreneur Commentator New York Times bestselling author Oh in this guy so crazy talented and disciplined that smack in the middle of his athletic career in two thousand seven when he was at the peak of his powers he didn't just compete in. One dancing with the stars when I saw the trailer for the HBO Doc, I knew immediately, he'd be a great person to help break down the issues that are explored therein the mental perils of elite athleticism because this is a guy who was raised by a single dad who took his dream all the way to the very top and when it was all over, he had to figure out not just what was going to come next but actually who he? Was Fundamentally, who he was as a person off the rink. So this is a conversation about what it's like to have a passion with the shelf life, the mental health repercussions of the Olympics, and the toll placed on athletes and the pitfalls of prodigious success at a young age more broadly it's about why we sabotage ourselves and how to break this habit, and it's about deconstructing those preconditioned believes that we all have about who we are and what we're good at. Apollo gives us a lesson in mindset and intention how to use it to our advantage and what it takes to break the mold of what is possible and my hope is that this conversation will help you form. A more holistic idea of who you are and. What you want to offer the world I hope it encourages you to see the strength and vulnerability and and also the power and asking for help but more than anything I. Really Hope it breaks whatever illusion you have about one in. Is and what an Olympic athlete is not. So here we go. This is me. and. Apollo. Truly. One of history's all time. Great. Olympian. Man Thanks for doing this course I appreciate you making a trip out here. wanted to talk to you for a long time and when I saw the trailer for the new documentary weight of gold I thought this is the opportune moment to reach out. So thanks for making yourself available I'm glad you did. And thanks for letting me take a peek at the dock premier. We're doing this on July twenty nine. So it premieres tonight everybody's going get to be able to see it by the time this comes out and it was it was really. Moving for me. You know I certainly wasn't an athlete of of your caliber, any of the athletes portrayed in the movie. But. This is an important subject that I've talked about quite a bit on this podcast, which is making that transition from being essentially a professional quote unquote amateur whatever that means. into becoming a civilian and the mental health implications of what that's like and when I look at your career or look at somebody like Michael Phelps or showing white whose documented in the film as well. The outsider perspective is that these people all slid pretty graciously into a civilian career path and I think that perception belies the truth of just how difficult that is even for somebody like yourself who's done it very successfully it's a traumatic process for anybody who competes as an athlete at the highest level. Yeah the you said that very well, I think the transition that. Olympic athletes face is. It's just I. Don't WanNa use the word unique because I believe everyone goes to the phase at some point in their life. Right. So as you dedicate your career, your path, your energy your time toward one specific goal and thing that really made you feel give you confidence. and has external signaling whether you're making more money or you're getting a raise or you're progressing and people are celebrating you in the Olympic world you kind of only really celebrated once every four years. So if you've got multiple Olympic career. Call it two or three or five, and some case for some of these athletes. You're only told you really good when you're at the Olympics and although that you know that you've got other qualities and attributes about your personality that could potentially be transferable across in career paths. I think that you don't really feel it right? You feel like, for example, in speedskating, we go in circles like for a living I did that for like fifteen years bitterly working on the same things on a daily basis and it was beautiful and I chose that path. And then I use this a lot you know that. We have the great divorce happens right. So my first true love. No longer can I you know have this person in my life it's there but I've moved on and there's more structure and so Olympic athletes, there's no subsidization. You know there's no subsidy from the government. There's no. RISE NO SALARY PER SE to be a part Olympic team and. That's the beauty sport because that's how you do it because you love it and you do it for all the other you know Ansari reasons aside from progressing in your career but there definitely is a very strong mental transitory challenge that exists with all athletes and only really felt that and notice that I was deathly afraid of it. I had heard about it but I didn't know until many years into my retirement from competitive athletic sport.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Retirement? Do you think you'll starts saving for retirement today? This week with your next paycheck and the vast majority of them now, after having gone through that experience, said Yes, there's another visualization technique that Emily says can be useful, even though it's counterintuitive. She says it could be helpful to imagine the obstacles that may get in our way as we're working toward a goal now that that might not seem like it would work. If I'm trying to motivate myself. I'm trying to get off the starting blocks for this new goal that I set. Why would I want to think about the likely path of destruction that I might experience? But really, it is important because thinking about those obstacles in advance also gives us the opportunity. To foreshadow what might be. The solutions should be experienced Those obstacles. The metaphor I like to use is thinking about a sinking ship. If you're on a ship starts sinking. That's not the time you want to start looking for the life preservers. You already want to know where they are so that you can quickly go get one and the same is true when we're thinking about gold pursuit and setting goals in an effective way. We went to prepare for what the obstacles might be. Have that backup plan that emergency escape route ready so that when we're in the thick of it, and a problem arises, we don't have to then try to find the time and the resource is to figure out how we'll move through that obstacle. We already want to know how to do it. Emily describes the moment when this sort of preparation paid off a swimmer Michael Phelps. It was at the Olympics in 2008. Michael Phelps is an incredible athlete. As we all know, he was the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. In 2008 he was poised to break a world record. You have a chance to witness rare history live here in Beijing in that single Olympiad, he was was on the brink of winning more gold medals than.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total 28 medals, 23 of them gold. But in the weight of gold, Phelps explains that once the competitions and athletes have nothing left after focusing for years on a single event Even he had to contend with a crushing depression were lost. Think that's where a lot of really comes from. His work is so lost. We spent four years grinding for that one moment now we don't know what to do. I think it's probably safe to say that a good 80%. Maybe Mohr go through some kind of post Olympic depression, in fact, after he was arrested a second time for driving under the influence Phelps considered something drastic to end his pain as well. This is everything coming to an end in front of my eyes, and that's why I was just like, why don't I just ended all Phelps is also an executive. This is for Olympians. The film's most affecting moments come when it focuses on Olympians and suicide champion bobsledder Steven Holcomb is near tears, recalling how he hit his own 2007 suicide attempt until a friend who was an Olympic skier committed suicide. Jerry Pearson kill himself. All the time. I was reading my book, and that's what triggered. It was kind of like This is a big this like an epidemic. It's It's not just him. There's a lot of people out there that are suffering through this. Then the film drops a new tragedy. Holcomb himself was found dead in an Olympic training center in 2017 with sleeping pills and alcohol in his system. Skeleton racer Katie Bolander, Holcomb's best friend discovered his body and I don't know what was worse finding him. Two days later and then thinking back to the days that I should've broken into his room sooner. How did I not do something sooner? Hurdler Lolo Jones talks about being so poor. She was making smoothies for customers in a health club when video of her winning a championship race aired on the club's TV. Speedskating champion Apollo Ono is a voice of cynical reality when describing endorsement opportunities for American Olympians. How many goals do you have? Because your silver you're not making money. Hebron's jamming me You didn't meddle. Don't even know your name pal. Go back in line. Okay. And figure skater Sasha Cohen talks about why Olympians find it so hard to seek help from mental issues in the first place. You need to show the world that you are strong. And so if you were to say, like, Oh, I have mental issues like that Just cracks in the facade of trying to show the world that you're impervious One thing that stands out here. No dark skin. Athletes are featured in the documentaries end up interviews there to non white athletes, Jones and Oh, no, but the lack of darker skin competitors leads to concerns about colorism and seems a serious lapse and otherwise well crafted film. And now that the weight of gold has artfully outlined the hidden mental challenges facing Olympians, there's one question left. What will the sports world do about it? I'm Eric Deggans. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm David Green. Now, Joe McConnell with the area traffic.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

08:16 min | 2 years ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"The film features Michael Phelps, who is also the narrator and executive producer, Lolo Jones. Jeremy Bloom is in their body Miller. Apollo Ono is also in there, and Shaun White is in there. It seeks to inspire the discussion of mental health, encourage help seeking behavior and highlight the need for readily available help in support and Michael Films, the most decorated Olympian of all time. Joins us on the program. I'll get to the documentary in a moment, but Michael, have you ever had a job that wasn't swimming related? Something. So I was laughing and you guys were talking about that. I don't think I really have done anything but swim, I guess talk but not even a lifeguard. No. Paper boy Momo Yards deliver pizzas. You know what you should do? You should do a show where you do some of these jobs for the first time, like chef Most somebody's grass. Post. I did mow grass is a kid and I do cook every day. So I guess those air kind of OK, Alright your what did you put on the oil options? What did you put on your taxes? For your profession. Um, my financial advisor fell that up, but but where you say you didn't even do that? So do you think he put down swimmer? Athlete. This is powerful documentary and I know you've been at the forefront of talking about depression, and we don't see this and I'm glad you brought it to the forefront. You spend all your life To do something, and it could be for two minutes. It could be for one race. It could be for just a moment there and then all of a sudden you have to get on with your life after that, But what is your life been prior to that? Other than being just that athlete? Was what I took out of it. When did you realize? You know? Like kind of who am I? Now? Because you weren't a swimmer. You become Michael Phelps. You know, husband, Father. That's a big realization. I guess like the biggest thing was was, you know, really learning to love who I saw in the mirror, You know, I mean, for a cz you heard in the documentary like I I truly thought of myself and felt it felt like I was just a summer not a human being. Not a person on DH. That was, you know. I guess a lot a lot because I felt like I couldn't share some of the things that I had carried throughout my career because in this sports world that we can't show weakness, and if we show weakness than we're giving something away to our competitors, and that's something that Obviously try to want to stay away from and you know, it took me a long time to realize that there are other ways to go about this and you know, I think after after completing my fifth Olympics in Rio and seeing their other athletes that we're going through similar things. I was startled, shocked, Surprised, but also scared on DH felt like I needed to step up on DH. Try and talk about this and very thankful to have the other athletes step up and show their vulnerability and share the stories that they have as well. But you get to that point when you reveal something really personal. And I had gone through something. A year ago where I mentioned on the show that I battle I battled depression. And, you know, people think you have everything like what are you depressed about? And then you have to explain to people depression doesn't know what you've accomplished. It just sort of tapped you on the shoulder. But you had you had to have that moment where you go. I'm going public with this. Yeah. I mean, I think for me it was just like Aah! It was almost just annoying just to kind of have it, like, keep coming up. Keep coming up and feeling I couldn't deal with it. And I finally got to the point where I was like, you know what this is? This is who I am. And this makes me S o. You know, I think you know, Once I realized that depression, anxiety is goingto be a part of my life forever. I decided to start learning more about it, and that's where you know, I felt comfortable and safe, opening up and talking about my struggles and You know, I still I still talk about him today. I'm still going through him today. I mean, I'm sure a lot of people are going through similar things during this pandemic as well. You and Kevin Love. Really? I think open a lot of people's eyes to this run our test going back when he was playing for the Lakers just to be able to share that so people understand. Anybody can go through this. It's the question is, Is somebody listening to you on DH? You have somebody to talk to? I don't know. You probably didn't share this when you were an Olympian with anybody, did you? No. I mean, I think the first time I really opened was probably well, I guess it was right before 16 2014 opened up in a Sports Illustrated interview with Tim Layden and Whatever question he asked, just triggered something and made me feel safe to open up. And ever since that I haven't looked back. And truly I've been able to find that communicating has been a single handed thing that that truly saved my life. I feel like I I Learned it later in life that I would have liked to, But at least I learned it. So, um, you know, communicating for me is something that I try to do more of every single day because that's the way that I can learn and grow and try to become a better person. How dark did it get for you? I mean, a few times has been pretty dark. Where you know you almost don't want to see you know the next day, But, you know, I will say that I think the journey that I've been through so far, I have been able to experience more during these last 4 to 6 months than I ever could imagine. You know, I feel like going through this pandemic that we're in where we don't you know, I guess we have so many uncertainties. I truly feel like I've been ableto have Challenges placed almost like strategically through this for me to go through. And, you know, I feel like my wife is my wife and I have really been able to become closer and learn Maura about I guess each other and I think just just the communicating that we've had this This process has been Obviously very challenging, but life changing something. I'm thankful for. What role do your Children play in this? Oh, my gosh. My Children, no matter what they do will automatically bring a pure smile. The biggest smile in joy to my face their up right now I can hear him in the background going crazy and truly, it's it's It's nothing but just absolutely, um For happiness. I mean, it's it's sometimes it's frustrating when they press it. Press your buttons. My Otis knows how to press mind very well. But I mean, example, give me an example. You know, like the I guess it's like I remember myself as a kid growing up, asking why You know, like you asking question, and I don't know the answer to it. So I say, I don't know the answer to it. And he says Why? Why? What? What? What do you think? I don't know. I have no idea why one day you'll understand. But, you know, I think it's just It's so awesome to see and to hear the things that they say, Um, I mean, it surprised me everything that I would you got to remove the word. Why? As a parent, I would remove the word Why, from my kid's vocabulary and you have three. I have four, but they're grown. And there'll be times I would just say Go ask your mom like I didn't know what the answer was. I just go ask your mom. You know that they'd go ask courage. Go ask your dad like it was like a game of tennis. You know, with that word back and forth so good. We're talking Michael Phelps. The documentary is weight of gold. It's tonight.

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'The Weight of Gold' Sees Olympians Open up About Post-Games Depression

Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller

03:43 min | 2 years ago

'The Weight of Gold' Sees Olympians Open up About Post-Games Depression

"Burdens, a new HBO documentary premiering tonight takes on the stories that we don't often hear about when it comes to Olympic athletes. Sure, its all up close and personal when the game's run is we have come to expect, But there's a dark side about what happens when the quest doesn't end necessarily with a medal around one's neck. A weight of gold is a far cry from the typical athlete profile packages we often see during the Olympics. That's why I was just like, Why don't I just ended on Olympic icon Michael Phelps and Mohr Open up about the darkness that almost let him To end his life and his fellow athletes that have died by suicide. There's a lot of athletes on here that are super vulnerable gold medal winning diver David Boudia has featured in the dock You'll see Olympian after living on this documentary who we struggle to understand what our purpose is powerful documentary premiers tonight on HBO, Jason agents and ABC News Hollywood. If you step back, you'll realize what extraordinary lives. These people live. No matter of sport before they ever even get to compete at an Olympics had normal childhoods actually actually worked worked their their entire entire lives lives with with this this moment, moment, everything everything revolves revolves around around this this sole sole focus. focus. And And that's that's so so focus focus is is the the Olympics. Olympics. We We all all see see the the Gazi Gazi features features during during the the games games of of these these athletes and sacrifices, you know, but they end with a payoff. We still there at the games. Wow, you all that hard work, you know, But you're realizing that not just the Fleet who usually has to move to another city to be a training center. The families sometimes moves along with the athlete, so they gotta prove there's no money in this thing. So you win and hopefully get a sponsorship in cash. It's all personal sacrifice. So much of it starts when their kids yes. You know young kids and being taken to the pool or the ice rink or wherever. And this just deals with ones who actually make it to the games from the seven. What about all those kids who don't make it who lose up the trials, and they've invested all that same amount of time? I've done more in the Obama. That's probably another documentary among the folks the interview short track speed skater Apollo. No, Everybody knows him. You mean short track speed skating, not a huge sport. But come the Olympics. Everybody watches popular exactly, And he's a megastar. One gold, he says through fear of failure, says Obscurity awaits once the games and with no pension, no bonus. No stock options of fate even worse for those who don't don't devote their lives to one of the so called Landry sports now Dictate. But after the Olympics with village doors close, and that's kind of it. Oh, no. Says he had his health insurance pulled a month after he retired as an athlete. The documentary says About 80% of Olympians experience post competition depression. The weight of gold also mentioned several who committed suicide among them, Ariel skier Jeret Speedy Peterson. He shot himself after winning silver at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Then there's Lolo Jones, a two time world champion hurdler three times. You, w R US champ considered a Olympic bus, though, because she field the medal in the 100 meter event at the 2008 Beijing Games, should later go on to compete in the bobsled at the word games, with a few to do both summer and winter. In the doctor. She speaks of watching a replay of one of the races while she was serving smoothies at the gym's juice bar, where she was making seven bucks an hour around the world watching Look up to these people giving my blood, sweat and tears and all I'm asking is that someone can help me get through this. I don't think I have HBO documentary premiering tonight. The weight of gold. It's a

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"michael phelps" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"What may go without will remember back in two thousand eight when Michael Phelps had that daily diet they got so much attention because he was eating these insane amounts of food Hey using something like eight thousand calories a day yeah try twelve thousand during his training he did a whole pizza a pound of pasta three fried eggs French toast multiple burgers anything like anything else he could get his hands on which seems so gross but also kind of the best thing ever during the same Olympics Usain bolt reportedly a forty seven thousand calories worth of chicken yeah he was eating them with fries for breakfast lunch and dinner it seems the whole as cricket yeah but when sixteen year old mango think of it's pretty incredible definitely so I started thinking about this and I know you've been getting back in the tennis and I've been running a good bet these past few years but I thought if I could just take this to the extreme I may be able to follow a similar diet like let's say I'm running twenty miles a week right now and I just keep doubling that for the next five weeks I'd be running six hundred and forty miles a week so excited about this then I could be like twelve chipotle burritos every day and still have room for a half dozen Wendy's spicy chicken sandwiches and maybe even a couple of those naked chicken chalupa is after I run for the border it's gonna be great but after research for today's episode science may have crushed my dreams again it turns out there's not quite as strong of a connection between exercise and weight loss as we once thought so that's what we're gonna talk about today stupid sign their podcast listeners welcome to part time genius I will Pearson and as always I'm joined by my good friend man get shot taken and today we're diving into the topic of exercise its benefits its limitations weather can actually.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"There's no such thing as a stupid question or is there well main go dive into ridiculous topics and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way this is part time genius guess what may go without will remember back in two thousand eight when Michael Phelps had that daily diet they got so much attention because he was eating these insane amounts of food Hey using something like eight thousand calories a day yeah try twelve thousand during his training he did a whole pizza a pound of pasta three fried eggs French toast multiple burgers anything like anything else he could get his hands on which seems so gross but also kind of the best thing ever during the same Olympics Usain bolt reportedly eight forty seven thousand calories worth of chicken yeah he was hitting them with fries for breakfast lunch and dinner it seems the whole as cricket yeah but when sixteen year old mango think of it's pretty incredible definitely so I started thinking about this and I know you've been getting back in the tennis and I've been running a good bet these past few years but I thought if I could just take this to the extreme I may be able to follow a similar diet like let's say I'm running twenty miles a week right now and I just keep doubling that for the next five weeks I'd be running six hundred and forty miles a week but that's not so excited about this then I could be like twelve chipotle burritos every day and still have room for a half dozen Wendy's spicy chicken sandwiches and maybe even a couple of those naked chicken chalupa is after I run for the border it's gonna be great but after research for today's episode science may have crushed my dreams again it turns out there's not quite as strong of a connection between exercise and weight loss as we once thought so that's what we're gonna talk.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

07:49 min | 2 years ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"It is plans to go with me Michael Phelps finishing up my run of filling in progress he'll be back tomorrow and I'm sure he is with the gates brown thing again it's going come on come on so much going on the president just now waiting for that he wants the full full attendance at the GOP convention in Charlotte for he might pull it he wants the full attendance at the convention center Mike pence also said on Monday the convention should be moved due to the pace of the states re opening process now that's a big thing can deal the the conventions are huge money and I've attended the last last two on both sides so twenty twelve twenty sixteen looking forward to twenty twenty although I don't I'm if I were a betting man right now I would bet the Democrats are not going to hold an actual convention they're going to have those convention which ought to be funny for Joe Biden and everybody else but North Carolina currently currently is in a phase two of its corona virus re opening planned indoor gatherings are limited to ten people which would be kind of boring for a political convention where you usually have about ten thousand or twelve thousand people in the arena that so typically set up for basketball and the floor is small in the stadium is full and people are stupid hats on and their stump speeches and all kinds of platforms speeches and the RNC was expecting to bring fifty thousand people to Charlotte fifty thousand if you have fifty thousand people you think about brain to Charlotte but gatherings are limited to ten right now that's going to put the that's going to put a damper on the canvas simply so the president's trying to push things along demanding an immediate answer from governor Roy Cooper who happens to be a Democrat and we'll see now I I do have my room and I do have my press credentials for the convention in North Carolina so I'm I'm kind of wondering how it would work if we had to change things we still have time and this is Donald Trump I think doing a little art of the deal hello Donald Trump negotiating saying Hey Hey are we need to get things moving here we need to get things pick up the pace here brother so maybe just maybe we will see what's happening big big deal you want to join the conversation here is that this is a good idea is it a bad idea triple eight six three zero nine six two five eight eight eight six three zero ninety six twenty five I'm pretty confident I don't have any co morbidities not that I know of other than yesterday's a little adventure in food poisoning but that was a different issue altogether I don't have any co morbidities and I'm I'm pretty healthy overall so I I don't have a problem I even wear a mask if need be I don't have a problem with that I take a test I took us a while back ago a thermal scan of my forehead to Steve at a temperature I don't even think I had the virus I have a neighbor who's getting an antibody test in order to go to work in a equestrian center they have to have certification not just think about that this virus has now created a gigantic government monitoring industry where you have to be certified either to not have the virus or if you had it to be carrying the antibodies anybody worried about that I sure am I really am nervous about that you're gonna get the cove in nineteen eighty four stamp on your passport the deep state could be getting bigger speaking of the deep state yesterday yesterday we had Cheryl Atkinson from full measure had her interview with the president a big fan of miss Atkinson she is somebody who had the government looking into her you have the government crawling up inside her business or life her computer and I don't think that case is fully resolved I don't think we actually really know how the disposition of that case is going to wrap up and I think this was a Mister Atkinson talking to Donald Trump about the what am I doing I'm fighting the deep state I'm fighting I'm fighting the swamp then I said I was doing it and I'm exposing this one I think if it keeps going the way of going and Radcliffe is fantastic if it keeps going the way it's going I have a chance to break the deep set it's a vicious group of people it's very bad for our country I'm working on that it is a vicious group of people and it is very bad for our country really bad for our country and the president talked more about this with Cheryl Ackerson but they never thought I was going to win and then I want and then they tried to get me out that was the insurance policy she's going to win but just in case she does and when we have an insurance policy and now I've been on the insurance policy and the other being exposed a lot of people on the liberal side of things I wish she would quit talking about this well yeah you wish he would quit talking about this you wish the president would quit talking about this because it is embarrassing to your side and now that we've had some of these memos declassified in the full information put out there we now know just how deep how deep the deep state was and the president was not pulling any punches last night was here I kissed him call me is a dirty cop became bad guy is a real bad guy Lisa page and stroke this is these are the two lovers right and they use public they use public servers they put it at public because I didn't want anybody to see our like spouses etcetera to see that they were having an affair and because they did that they got caught yes they did get caught but there's no shame that's the amazing thing they had no shame I'm absolutely stunned by this these people just like all wrong you know and they get their retirement because back to Lois Lerner and the IRS and we had the weaponized iris to win after tea parties and nine twelve projects and all these people who had their lives upended just because they want to use their first amendment rights to express their political displeasure at the Obama administration and they were under attack and millions of dollars were paid out to those people after that story was exposed but Lois Lerner she was allowed to take a sabbatical so when she came back she would have a higher pay that hurt her pay when she came back to work in retired would be higher it just doesn't seem fair that's not how it works if you and I did that we wouldn't get that that pension we would be out the door there's a boot to the but you're done but wait there's more they forged documents we caught them they.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"It's Michael Phelps attack against sitting in for Chris plants here on the Chris Plante show and there is so much going on today after yesterday's amazing press conference with the president I had a good day in the stock market yesterday too with the news of the possible good news good advice and good good notifications on the trials coming out as a related to the vaccine and now a little dip today maybe some people took some profits off the table well we'll see what happens today the testing really does need to go on a lot further you just can't have eight people with a positive test but back to the story we're gonna get Dr Roisin from the Cleveland Clinic on here in a minute a few of you have been checking in on the the topic of the moment they're they're several topics we're going to get to the bar thing investigating all of the stuff that was going on with the shenanigans on the seventh floor the FBI we will see what's happening there but let's check in first let's check in with Carol in Frederick welcome to the crisp lance Carol hello I just wanted to comment that I was one I got the Cork went for two years when they thought that I had lupus and later found that I had all right and it was wonderful that it did turn my whole body around and the allergy season is they would give me the Z. packed never had a problem hello and when I saw this on Facebook yesterday I posted that and had over seven hundred and forty eight responses mostly good a couple idiots but mostly people saying one person said he was on it for twenty years for loop that another person said that they were on it for years without problems one person said well yeah what you didn't have it are you didn't have a heart problem such that I had EKG ease and stress tests and blood work done every single month for that time and never was there any issues this is all political yeah I'm with you on that and you know what I've been doing with Facebook because I get really tired of the anger on Facebook in the last eight weeks and I just I tried to use the old Latin phrase villages amis non carborundum you know never let the **** wear you down but I have started doing what the what the James woods does on social media he puts on it's the block he just drops people like a bad transmission and then cut them right off and I have to tell you Carol it's kind of freeing to get rid of jerks in your social media feeds so I I can wholeheartedly endorse it glad to hear that you had a good experience with hydroxy core core and and that your doctors were pretty darn good doing all the right word contest as you were going through it you sound very healthy now I hope that's the case and you can tell me now I'm on a different medication now but I just want everyone to know this is been out there since nineteen fifty five my gosh it's almost as old as I am and I'm sixty eight years old and I do not have any fear if my doctor would ever put me back on that medication and to those two that to president trump for taking this precaution good plan good answer thank you so much Carol have a great day let's check in with Leo at front royal and to a new location I haven't heard before late welcome to the crisp wind chill thank you my sister had hardware store cleaned after each use positive words and she was cured within a few days in hand with her doctor or Quinn and are looking for Max and.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Flicks F. L. I. acts dot com and then Denise also joining me your son is featured in the film and what is what is really remarkable to me and believe me I was interested in this film before I realized to the special guest star was back here in I'm a particular athlete by the name of Michael Phelps is this film tell me how this came to be well as we started filming and interviewing all over the world we I also have had heard a lot of celebrities and public figures talking about their own anxiety and as we were trying to decide whether or not it it makes sense to include someone the products that you're including the some the perfect person in my mind with someone that without a doubt would help show that anxiety disorders can eight and that's Michael Phelps I mean as the most decorated athletes of all current could be self except salt and so well loved and he's so successful in life how could it be that he also struggled with anxiety and that's what he does and he was so incredibly generous and to be a part of the system and he did so because he really wants to reach tool with the message that it's OK to not be OK and that talking about it is the first step to getting help and what he learned and it's going to be distributed to schools and community groups the twenty became very interested and as a mental health advocate I think that Michael Phelps has so much to add so he was wonderful and that he the pride one of our teams who came to Los Angeles to be interviewed he had no idea that his idol was going to be surprising let me talk about that so yes so we're not concerned he was thank you get that three years ago he started climbing and it okay that's something he found Michael fox I mean we kind of find Michael before you even find coming right and how can you not know about his phenomenal accomplishments in the pool and then where on it Charlie anxiety really started Hey struggle got worse than last year I learned that not only did he and like all have something in common but they also had struggled with anxiety it was really really profound Charlie knowing that like we said here's this guy who really it is the most decorated athlete but yet he chew with well that's that's a lot of an old one with and so he did Hey the project on Michael Phelps and in grade school research project and then when he found out about the film he said that he wanted to be interviewed.

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Is Peloton a Fitness Fad or a Tech Company?

WSJ Tech News Briefing

11:30 min | 2 years ago

Is Peloton a Fitness Fad or a Tech Company?

"On this show. We clearly talk a lot about tech companies. There's some some obvious ones apple Microsoft alway and then they're all the startups that have changed our lives in recent years. Like the ridesharing APPS UBER and lift or food delivery companies like post mates and seamless and sometimes we take a step back and think wait. Is that Really Tech Company. We were talking about that with columnist. John on stole the other day and our episode about the luggage company away. And it's something. He's been thinking about lately especially connected to the fitness industry specifically the stationary bike company. Pelton so John's back to continue the conversation with us today. Hey John thanks for joining us. The driven me. I'm not on my Peleton. I just got off. So let's go. Let's go well. We could have been on the phone with you on your pilot and that would have made it so much more exciting but you would it. It would've been very embarrassing. I I'm I'm a low performer. On the Peleton leaderboard okay. So let's back up a little bit. POYTON has been in a battle L. with some of its competitors it sued both flywheel sports and echelon fitness in the last couple of years. What's at stake here? What exactly are they fighting over there? Fighting over depending on which company we're talking about that they're fighting they're fighting over technology patents intellectual property that both sides accused each other her of borrowing stealing lifting copying off their neighbors sort of test scores. So this goes back several years to the beginning of a movement called connected fitness. Basically take a smart tablet like a touchscreen tablet you hook it to your stationary bike and you begin begin. Pipe lining in a live or archived session with a high level instructor. What makes it? Unique is the leader board that is available available with the instructor showing you all the people that are in the class. Not just in the class proper in the physical class all over the world and these numbers can balloon to hundreds the thousands of people and it doesn't matter when you're taking the class it's dynamic in a way that it makes you feel like you're taking the class in real time competing with all these people in real time even if it's a week or a month take the classes taking place. So what is what are they fighting over there fighting over the intellectual property in this idea of the leaderboard. Yeah I mean Peleton a saying we came up with this dynamic with they call time sink leaderboard if you think about watching an Olympic sport like swimming and you watch Michael Michael Phelps. You know trying to break another record. There will be an could be as if he's competing against the old record holder from nineteen eighty-four. Whomever that swimmer was that set the record before you would see Phelps trying to beat that in real time very similar technology that Peleton says it spent a lot of time and money and engineering talent Jalan trying to develop and so fly will if I and the national on second came out with bikes dead operated very similar to its technology did Move to protect those patents not immediately but after those products come onto the market so this is basically an intellectual property dispute in in the fitness world. How strange is that for? This industry are how how common is that. For this industry I think the intellectual property if we take it out of the tech Rome Just the idea that somebody has come up with. A nifty idea in fitness is very common for someone to want to protect that. Whether it's Typo or Zimba Numba or Richard Simmons techniques or the Hula Hoop. I mean there's been decades if not a century of trying to patent ideas that people may have been doing this for for decades or centuries that it's just somebody came up with a better name for it. Those are hard to actually prosecute because the defendants often say this is a very ambiguous idea. This idea of using this specific routine to crunch avs is not novel or unique. I can do it too in. Don't sue me and so they don't often hold up in a court of law. What's unique about Peleton's John's argument here is that they're going into the world of algorithms in data not like sit ups and push ups when you start talking about specific technology that power software anywhere? There is a much more rich and robust precedent of companies being able to protect that sort of Ip and get money have settlements or even cease and desist on the other end. Underline the thing. That's so interesting here. Is that politics is I mean. Obviously lots of fitness makers you named the number of devices making devices is for fitness is also not a new thing but they still call themselves fitness companies. The air really talking about themselves as Tech Company so I WANNA kind of get back to that first conversation that we were having about. What does it take to be attacked company? And why is it important that a ride sharing APP or Salads Delivery Service or luggage company is calling themselves attack company. Why is that so common now and why is it so important? I think I think there's a couple of things if you unpack that idea. So the technology enables better life and it may enable enables better usage so if I'm a typical stationary bike rider later. I'm going to be bored to death after an hour. It's not going to happen for me with my short attention span so I have to turn on television and listen to music and even that can get old and I'd be like I'm just GonNa go outside and go on regular your bike or do something else. So there's the boredom factor there's also the lack of community factor in fitness particularly Solar Solo Sports. That make them rather dull and so so when you can bring technology like Says it has into the equation that actually makes people addicted to the type of even if it pseudo community that exists all over the world at the same time competing against each other. Instructors do it through the Internet software data algorithms and have a living testament in real time to how well you're doing you begin to talk about having a solution that people would see as technology enabled and not just fashion you know belts and and nuts and bolts. Why that's important is it could be the thing that enables breakneck growth? Not just fitness industry type of growth but tech company. Any sort of growth. We're talking double digits. Year over year expansive massive growth at propels a company like to the billions of dollars of revenue range. That is very atypical for a single fitness company. The place where I work out lifetime fitness taken like quarter-century to get to a billion dollars in revenue Peleton's tons track has been a lot faster. So you've got that you've also got the ability to charge more and ask investors to value you hire when those metrics bricks are actually working out so subscriber growth has been very robust at collegehype. Meeting People Shell Out Thirty Bucks Forty Bucks a month for Peleton's subscription way more than spotify defy or Netflix or Amazon prime to have access to the content and the real real time competitions and putting go back to investors and say look. This group is what they recall sticky. They're going to keep coming back. It's a endless source of revenue for us. We're not just selling a bike. Were selling a service and that really is often what we think of when we talk about it enabled the technical solution and so then investors start to say well okay. The typical fitness company gets this kind of multiple but Peleton's worth eight and a half billion dollars because we see them as a tech company upholding. Narrative is really important. Yeah and I mean we've seen other companies kind of fall from grace very publicly. We talked what about we work. They're valued at one billion but they were supposedly worth forty seven billion until investors basically realized yet. There's not as much tack here as just like take a landlord. Is there a danger in that kind of Thinking that kind of valuation we're finding out the pitfalls and the benefits fits in real time so we were a great example going from the forties of billions of dollars evaluation. To eight billion. Almost overnight is dramatic and intense but a company like uber or or lift which have filed appeals in the last year or so have really struggled to get over the initial evaluation and you don't invest in a company just for it to remain stagnant. You might as well by a bond if you just want a fixed income. You know that doesn't deliver much growth. The IPO Uber was supposed to be the sort of thing that skyrocketed so yeah there's companies that position themselves as tech companies and then investors start to figure out or asking scratch their head. Is this company really company. I think Peleton's valuation is much more modest that said they have struggled to get over the initial IPO price and they've shown some weakness in the months since they filed nothing to to do with the tech but more to do with the brand and so a lot of people would argue Peleton's a great marketing and brand company. But when they make a mistake like putting on an ad that a lot of people see a sexist Texas you see the the share price gets hit pretty hard and maybe it shows that this company just has a really strong brand that means to protect in that technology. Now on the the other side of the foot you've got tesla which for years has been talking about being tech company and has been valued very often like a car company and all of a sudden as they start to prove out the main player in the electric vehicle technology sector. There were eighty ninety one hundred billion dollars while lead the other guys in the dust. What kind of impact can this? The expanded definition of Tech Company have on an industry. We we've just been talking about the fitness industry. We're seeing it. We've seen it play out in some others. What kind of what kind of impact does it have? Well I think you can get everybody rushing to prove that they're also a tech company. You look at some of the alleged copycats in Peleton's wake it's not just. The companies is that they're suing. It's Nordic track it's it's bowflex it's makers of rowers and elliptical machines. treadmills all in all trying to tell the consumer or now that they too are tech companies. They may not even be striving to go public but they they do have investors and they do have employees and they do have customers that I'll also need to believe believe. Hey I don't want to just by the run on the treadmill for a few hundred bucks if I'm in the market I'll spend more if I can get more and so a lot of the conventional players begin acting like tech companies binny's whether that succeeds or not is a sector-by-sector it's very hard for a Marriott. For instance to convince people that their AIRBNB and other company see that's about to go public and has convinced everybody because of the efficacy in the in the ease of use of its APP. People say this is Tech Company. Even though it's a hospitality company it also also creates this kind of momentum and energy on the positive side can create momentum and energy where you get new entrance all the time so we may see better solutions to all kinds of exercise issues or even a lowering of the cost of entry. Peleton cost twenty five hundred bucks. I mean this is a first first world like premium one percent type of product. This is not for the masses. But maybe you'll start to see more companies crowd in as the cost of the technology comes down down as the amount of people wanting it so that the scale rises you begin to see better. Solutions Typically come in the market not always the case but sometimes the case that an industry can get better when they started thinking a bit more about the how technology data could make them better. It's a fascinating conversation. I'm sure we're going to keep having it. John Still thank you so much true joining us and that was your tech news briefing. I'm Correo come from the Wall Street Journal in New York. Thanks for listening.

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"michael phelps" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"michael phelps" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Them at the Olympic moment certainly have made my list you too Usain bolt fastest man in the world and the fact that he did it in multiple Olympics winning the one hundred metres the two hundred meters of course anchoring the relays for Jamaica with that one hundred meters you hear on the Olympics radio network from the Eugene channel in just I'm an incredible feat because he was able to maintain his speed and his dominance for years this is a sport in which you're talking about pure speed and power but the fact that he did it over the course of multiple Olympics reminded me of Carl Lewis going back to when I was a kid and so you say bowl in two thousand twelve I do that the sixteenth or speaking of the last decade winning gold multiple gold in London and in real but while we're talking about Olympics I present to you Michael Phelps my friends you can ignore Michael felt they were talking about sports in the last decade for gold in London five gold medals in Rio he then retired for the second time or was the third time second anyway he retired after Rio and he ends up the most decorated Olympian of all time with twenty eight medals twenty eight medals but to do it again in his agent to continue to win the way he did with five gold medals in Rio but we also liberated that as sports bad but specifically as fans of the red white and blue the also in the Olympics seeing it the U. S. men win curling gold in two thousand eighteen was pretty awesome I know we have that audio replay that one as well because that was pretty amazing let me know when you have it this is a sport that the United States really has not been number forget being on the world stage has not been a relevant in but not even what people actually knew that the U. S. Patty a curling team and till two thousand eighteen in South Korea doesn't quite roll.

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Introducing Good Life Project

The Moment

05:24 min | 3 years ago

Introducing Good Life Project

"I've known a number of Olympians who've gone and metal. They've gone with a certain expectation. They spent their whole life preparing for it in the got what they wanted and they came home And they fell into really dark places Because the the driving purpose in their lives very often for decades was gone on. They couldn't figure out what to wake up for in the morning anymore. had a curiosity whether that was your experience. But it's interesting like you've you've Said said in a number of different ways that you've always been more performer than a competitor and that being said you'll you stepped into the world of performing but on in different stages in a very different way. I'm curious whether you experience that similar doldrums or whether you sort of just transitioned really rapidly. Never felt I transitioned really rapidly and I was working a lot right away and I was doing something that I wished I could do. I just had no idea. Oh how I would ever get. It started right away and at the same time I was dealing with feeling super depressed. I felt really lucky to be able to do and be working while working through this but it was like I felt so like what's the point. It's like this one thing that you've waited for your whole life it's coming gone in a flash and it happened the way you want to to to. which is amazing but at the same time it's over you don't have this moment of you know preparing for the next season season? There's no next season it's just you know. Now you do something else. And there's you know the day to day sort of like you end. Each day exhausted physically physically drained. Now I don't end each day physically trained. I can ended emotionally drained. But you know there's different there's a different like sensation to like knowing that like your legs are so sore. Then you know when your legs aren't all of a sudden you're like you know I didn't really work that hard. I sort of sat around and told jokes all day. I didn't like put in work and like push myself and like you know my lungs were burning and my legs absurd like I can't walk like you're like is that really what I do now like. Is that just it and it's really hard to find like that purpose again because also yes. I transitioned really easily into something because it was something I also really really want to do but here I am like working in like twenty years at one thing and I have to start all over again and you're like what it's super challenging and. I think that there are a lot of people that don't give themselves like the grace needed in this like transition and I think that no matter what whether you feel like you have something going on after it or you don't It's really hard. It's really challenging. And I admire people like Michael Phelps. Who have talked about their depression? Because like I also felt like I'm not allowed to feel this way because I actually have like really great things happening and I'm working through them and there were very few the people that knew the way that I was feeling when I wasn't at work because I enjoyed what I was doing but it was always when I got home when I had this. These these doubts in this like exiled and the depression was like hitting and I you know as putting on a good show around the people that I was working with and there were few people in my team who knew the way I was feeling I told my close friends and they helped me through it but it wasn't until like I started to talk about it a little bit more that I that I started to feel like I could find my way out of it but it's you know it's it's saying goodbye to a whole part of your life even if you feel like you're ready to say goodbye. It's still hard. There's no easy way but I really you know. Oh I'm really grateful for people like Michael Phelps who share their story because you know Michael felt the best athletes in the world. One of the greatest of all time. He fell so depressed and for me. You know I never was Michael Phelps. I was never. I was not the best athletes in the world. I wasn't even the best skater in the world and I still felt this way and I think like talking to my other friends who have left. They shared their own experiences with me and I felt like less alone. I felt like it was normal camel but I focused on the positive things that like sports gave me. Where like I have this crazy work ethic and you know nothing is ever enough? I you so you can work for eight hours and all of a sudden. You're like well. I'm going to work twelve hours because everyone else is working eight hours. You just have this drive and focus that other people don't have and your idea of hard work is completely different from what other people consider hard work and bringing that into whatever you do is such an advantage and I focused on those those things and to think that I can bring those in and then I started to find things that brought me a sense of purpose every day and it was like a building block and and it was like step by step. I needed to figure out what those were but you know yes. It was challenging.

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How Hazardous Is Peeing in the Pool?

BrainStuff

03:52 min | 3 years ago

How Hazardous Is Peeing in the Pool?

"This episode is brought to you by the Capital, One saver card, earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment. Two percent at grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. Now when you go out you cash in what's in your wallet terms apply. Welcome to brainstorm a production of I heart radio. Hey, brain stuff. Lauren Bogle bomb here with summer fast approaching here in the United States. We need to talk about swimming pools, and the dirty secret of swimmers peeing in the pool. It's not just gross, according to the American Chemical Society, it's bad for our health research has shown that there are about thirty two eighty milliliters of urine per person in public pools. That's about one to three ounces or about a shot glass full per person to counteract the urine, and other stuff that winds up in the water like sweat Slava dirt, end, traces of fecal matter. We add chemical disinfectants to keep pools clear and clean and keep us from picking up bugs like salmonella and E clai and those disinfectants are doing their job. But unfortunately that's not all they're doing those disinfectants can react with urine, sweat hair, and body care products and other organic matter that winds up in pools and create what researchers call disinfection byproducts or db peas these byproducts can cause serious. Health concerns, especially for professional swimmers, and people who work around pools, chronic inhalation of db peas can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma, and are the main reason for the red burning eyes, you may experience in the pool. And the number one culprit is you guessed it urine, which causes half of the db peas found in pools in the air around them. Urine contains Iria a chemical that reacts with chlorine to form. Trichloride mean the compound that makes a pool smell, like a pool. You'll never enjoy that smell again, it's also the one to blame for I burn and respiratory issues a real problem for competitive swimmers who spent so much time in the water, but cutting down on db peas tough since you're getting in the pool is something almost everyone does. It's just easier than getting out to take a leak and people mistakenly think the chlorine will just take care of it even Olympic swimmer, Michael, Phelps, and Ryan locked e joke about their pool ping, Ernest Blatch Lee, and environmental engineer at Purdue University said in an article in chemical and engineering news. High profile. Swimmers have a real opportunity to take position of leadership. And responsibility, the best thing that swimmers could do to improve the swimming environment for themselves. And for everybody else who uses the pool is to practice. Commonsense hygiene, that means I taking a shower before getting into the pool to rinse off much of the dirt sweat, and lotion, our bodies carry around and second, but most important, don't pee in the pool. But what about the ocean fish p there? So why not humans right? Well, you're in luck. It's absolutely okay to swim and p with the fishes. Today's episode was written by Karen, Kirkpatrick, and produced by Tyler claim brain stuff is a production of iheartradio's, how stuff works for more on this, and lots of other sort of gross, but important topics. Visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com and for more podcasts, my heart radio. Visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Hi, I'm Chelsea handler. And I'm launching a brand new podcast with iheartradio called life will be the death of me. And I'm gonna talk to all these different people, my BFF Mary McCormack. That's what we should call. My book tour the apology, or great idea. Sorry. Everyone on this whole podcast should be called. It should be called with the orange because of the orange theme of the book Archie. Glad I went to therapy. Life will be the death of me with Chelsea handler. Listen and subscribe at apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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