22 Burst results for "Michael Phelps"
"michael phelps" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"So you know I think that was that was something really neat that made the last two years of my career so much more enjoyable because we grew together and we're able to just enjoy enjoy the process. How is the two thousand Sixteen Olympics different than the three or? Honestly. Four four. I was. At, a place where I truly could enjoy every single moment of those games and and you know I think it's this is weird I mean that was the first national team trip where I probably talked to every single athlete on that team. And for carrying the flag for the country. To the stadium I felt like I. Felt like a Dad I was a dead but I felt like a dad on the team like these guys were all young kids I've watched growing up and now. We're on a team together and some of them were telling me how they had my poster on their wall up the kid and I was like, oh my gosh, like I finally was able to see that the things I was doing. was accomplishing my goals of changing the sport and and growing the sport in these kids right in front of me. It's That's it. So you know for me I think at that point to be able to realize that and get to that that thought process some sell special for me You know obviously my son and my wife and Stands mid even better as icing on the cake and. Just being able to close and finish my career high exactly wanted to like I. Mean I Know Twentieth Down The Rock and come back? Yeah. Did everything I wanted to kind of amazing that you went your first Olympics and you were a child. And you at your last Olympics, your child was there Probably remember but but he was there an, and that's something like I mean even now like we watched we watch my two hundred I am from Rio with him one morning reading breakfast and Feast all himself and was like pointing things out. So it's going to be cool to watch him grow up even more and then be able to show them some of that stuff shamanism part of you talk about the influence you've had on the sport you're having a big influence now, which is really important because you're willing to have conversations like this and you're going around the country speaking you're doing allow work with Patrick. Kennedy and his Kennedy Forum on Mental? You are three or own foundation. The Michael Phelps, foundation you're doing work with young kids and working with the boys. Boys and girls clubs What is your what? How do you see your role now? I mean I think you know like for such a long time I I will say that my number one goal is teaching water safety the kids because it's something that we have to change and and they're way too many kids that are losing their lives and drowning incidents and It's now getting bigger To addressing the mental health component part you know for me as somebody has gone through handful of depression spells and and I found myself on the spot not wanting to be alive It's it's it's something that happens every day in this world and to be able to continue to go out and to explain people that it's okay to not be okay like look like. Every day somebody's GonNa have ups and downs and and if we can continue to help people get out and talk about things and open up. Thank. That's you know for me was something that completely changed my life and saw I was able to see a such cleaner happier healthier way of living So if I can honestly save a life for save two lives, that's all I want for me. That's way bigger than ever winning a gold medal and with some of the documentaries that we have coming out whether it's around anxiety and depression with kids with angst the documentary just did recently. with the other one that we have coming up in the next couple of months we wanted we want to try to work on another one talking about with social media does with anxiety and depression towards kids younger generation fortnum you know these are things that that I think could really save lives and to me that's all that matters well, I get to have fun doing honestly like this is something that is an experience that I've gone through and I don't mind open up sharing talking about and and and it's enjoyable for me because I'm able to learn growth not as well so it's it's. Being retired I guess kind of weird. being retired from the. Thirty thirty, two, thirty, two So that's kind of weird to say but you know I think being retired from the sport and very happy with I think I could come back and do it again but have zero desire or passion. and and I'm very lucky and fortunate to wake up every day to have a mission that I can go out and talk about an an open up about and hopefully make an impact on. Let me say this as someone who lost a loved one to suicide I I admire twenty eight medals but I think the champion that you are today for people who are struggling with mental illness is extraordinarily admirable.
"michael phelps" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"A champion for mental health awareness something particularly meaningful to me as I lost my own dad to suicide as so many people are struggling with depression today in the midst of these troubling times I'm reaching into the best of X. Files Vault for my two thousand eighteen sit down with Michael. Here is inspiring conversation. Michael Phelps great to be with you. Again, you know you have to stories that are sort of separate but very much related both. Admirable both also filled with. I. WanNa to kind of explore both of them. You know as at said when we got together before people think of you. As the guy on the wheaties box, but life is more complicated than that. Tell me about growing up in Maryland and in what your life was like as a as a kid Well, the Gripe Maryland my mom put myself and my sisters all on the water strictly just water sixty I was the only reason why we ever started in the pool and and we grew up around the summer pool. So we were. Always, playing splashing around and and My mom just wanted us to be safe when whenever we around the pool. So Rogers, Ford was your orders boards Maryland what what was Rogers Rodgers forge like I mean rodgers forge is like a small little town home community looking industrial town, right? Yeah. I. Mean we but for me like I grew up walking to school I grew up down the street from all my friends and and I guess you know sort of once we started getting into the sport of swimming That was you know for me? That was kind of exciting point because. As a kid growing up as made fun of a time Whether, it's for big years bouncing off the wall never sits still all this stuff in something for me was kind of a place where I could channel my energy and I ended up being good at it. I have to tell you I have to tell you that I've heard you tell this story about being a hyperactive kid and I grew up the same way. But long before anybody really knew it hyperactivity was and you know my teachers, I remember my teachers calling my parents and saying we're GONNA. Let him just pace in the back of the classroom we're not having to do stuff because each is got this. And it's challenging this and like I can still remember growing up whether it's in middle school and on in high school I the same problem I can never sit still I was leaning back on my chair constantly making little dents in the war of classroom and and I got in trouble because I couldn't sit still and I still to this day remember an English teacher I think in seventh grade six seventh grade telling me and telling my mother that never amount to a thing because I had adhd and I couldn't sit still and I couldn't focus. I couldn't couldn't get the task done and and have that feel at that point I. Think I was more just kind of ticked off when anything like how can somebody say this like how can you say this to kid number one? And that just motivated me more. You know like when somebody says something like that to me, it instantly flips a switch and I automatically, I'm going to do everything in my power to prove you wrong and show you that I can do more than what you think the motivated you in your in your swimming an emmy really and everything I mean like I was never really a great student growing up Good at math and science his numbers and that's always. Fascinated me but other than that, like I had a hard time really sitting down and grinding getting down to the work So I guess when that that kind of happened in middle school it kind of opened up my eyes and and. Just, stop you for saying because I I I know that they they prescribe Ritalin, forty rooms now is very, very common. Kind of controversial away. But we just wanted I just watch a documentary about Maria Shriver that she was behind some oil part of it and it was it was insane about the over prescription of of am basically how nowadays it's second behind the OPIOID crisis and If you look at it, it's basically adults and it's not children who need it is adults who have used it who have gotten into using it during college years. Yes. Cram or studying right like what do they call it? The math pill or the happy pill I think it's what they referred to it as. So for me it was it was interesting because I grew up you said taking Ritalin and that was something that for me. It was something that was very helpful but also. At the same time I think growing up in middle school I didn't want to be that kid that was being caught in the nurse's office to get prescription to help me through the day. I, wanted the other kids would know that you are I mean, they knew I was going to see the nurse every day that same exact time and you're going to get medication. So I didn't like that So I I basically asked my mom can not take this anymore and she kind of. Gave me a challenge that you know if you can show me that you can focus and you can get your work done. Then we can figure out another way and another route to go down. Do you think it would have gone easier for you? If you kept on taking the medication I don't know and and and honestly I've I've thought back to a lot of childhood moments whether it's been this other things that have happened where in my head I'm like Whoa what if this? Went this way instead of this way would I have changed and and you know I think really the only solution or the only like answer that I have in my head that ever comes up it's like it happened for a reason you know and and I was able to get through it and I was able to get to where I needed to go. You know it's interesting because yes. There medications that are over prescribed and then there are medications that people need to know. The antidepressant. Not Yeah and and other in other medications. And yet we still and we'll get into this a little bit more. But people still feel like somehow it is a blemish on their character to have to take medication for mental illness is that our illnesses like any other illness like that you will take medication for and think nothing of but I mean an and that that I think is like the cool thing about lifelike right like we're all different in so many ways and our minds well-structured. So many ways our bodies we all have so many different things that go on from. Day to day basis. So it's like that I think is is something that's cool about human nature just we have to have we all. We're all we're all programmed in a slightly different way and we all need different things to get by, and that's what makes the human race so cool and so fun and you know for me. Now having children I start seeing all of these different things and it's it's a coup part alive. You you talk about your mom, your dad, a your parents got divorced when you were eight or nine. And you didn't have a great relationship with your Dan what he was a state trooper said trooper former athlete. Yeah I mean he was a great football player great basketball player track and field play baseball and and he was good in all of them and and You know at a very young age my parents split and I grew up in a single family household..
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.
"michael phelps" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Why you on my ass dude why you know I'm an ex terra I'm in a Nissan right now you know what? KIND OF SYRUP THE SOLDIER LEAKS MOLASSES MRS jeters worth. anyways, the soldier then after punching the Cabbie tried to drive off again failed and then ran straight into the arms of police. My goodness the accident did around eleven thousand, eight, hundred US dollars worth of damage to the car soldier is being investigated for theft and assault majors the my favorite line in this entire article. Here we go. Obvious guys going to face court martial, but the last quote in it. The soldiers no longer returning to the US until the best. Yes. Any follow on administration legal actions are complete major John. Amber. Lang. The Second Cavalry Cavalry Regiment spokesman. I'm sure had a lovely time sorting out how to deal with this. Not Returning to the US, imagine the soldiers family waiting for them back home like had party. Radio Moon mounts was blown up. The. Alba's out. This soldier suffers from what I like to call five foot judgment and that's where you can always see five feet in front of you and you don't get beyond that. So he saw the keys in the ignition he said okay I'm GONNA. Steal this car I'm going to get in it. Then what okay are maybe go drive around then what? Then sells then go to do. What? They never get beyond that five feet and that's why they always find themselves in this sort of trouble where did they? They were going like I need your I need to know where they're going. They're going to fire watch just like the Fella round number five. He's on fire watch to I've mentioned before on the show one of the weirdest things for Marines as looking at other branches of the service. When you're allowed to go out to eat, you're allowed to do things out in town and uniform. We're always like what you nasty little thing out there when I came down to Lackland as an instructor and all the other instructors is a joint service school. So they would go out and enjoy a nice little water burger. They would go to Taco Cabana or something like that. I wasn't ever allowed to go. I just had to go eat hamsters also known as chicken quarter Bleu Blues from the Chow Hall. We would have a good time doing that with all the other marines, we would just eat together but sometimes they get to go out. Well, this guy has a post he is an army does I don't see his rank. Doom, though I think this guy, I'm GonNa Guess Fourteen Years Sergeant Yes That's probably spot on I know. For. Sure. Maybe E six. Maybe six but no more..
"michael phelps" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Then I'll change my status I want to see him do around off. Is just. Ridiculous. McCartney cartwheel not. Dismiss the greatest Olympian of all time as not a good athlete not getting into the discussion. Thought was a little cows would would he be able to beat a dolphin swimming and thank thank you and Have Dolphin be able to beat Dion Sanders and football? No absolutely not exactly exactly circle. Thank you, Kyle. Yes I agree. So. That's my proclamation I. Think you guys just need a little pushback or some supervision when you talk and sports no, that's fine and I know I've said for years I didn't think Michael Phelps a good athlete I mean not that he's not a good athlete I don't like if you. Athletes Up. Michael Phelps is not one that you're like Oh yeah. That guy's got an athletic prowess Dion Poe Herschel. Yes I know but see that's the thing I agree with you. Would t-ball would I didn't agree with was how you just completely dismiss them as if you should never even I wish out a dismissed and more about that. I guess for just Cheryl Super. Niche. Actual topics of the show today of which we actually have seven rounds in the magazine ruined number one. With thirty thousand Marines currently in quarantine in preparation for a large-scale training exercise in the Pacific, we were reminded of the classic live from lots of recruiters. The gang shares were the military has taken us across the country and around the world run to there's a notorious relationship between the military and off-base car dealerships and keeping with that theme we've got an army soldier who's been locked in a battle with. Honda. Our good friends at. Over a one dollar discrepancy for over a year. Now, round number three and military helicopter was on a routine training mission when it shot at from the ground over in Manassas Virginia injuring one of those onboard scary stuff I actually when I was in. Iraq. Relieving Actually I. Got The my Staff Sergeant. Barra. told the pilot of the plane like Oh. Yeah. This is Corporal Catherine he was injured in like kind of told him my story and he said, have you ever sat in a cockpit while we're while flying and I said no I never half and he was like well come on up. And I we're leaving it was either a C. One thirty or it was a C. Seventeen. It was one of those two and I got into the cockpit knows like this is fucking unbelievable. Let redo this my sergeants and Shit we're pissed is fucking the back of the plane I'm still sitting there like hanging out I look down. Guess what's covering the entire cockpit floor. Announcers. Ribbit. Ribbit can't close not close at all flak jackets. They put flak jackets all along the bottom jaw. Military flights going into combat zones would have a little bit of bulletproof protection not the case the one of the pilots said Yeah one time we were flying over and around came through the plane and we had to go seal it like while we were flying, there's a little hole that was in here. We had to do it and I thought it wasn't new flak jackets. It wasn't flak jackets like we're wearing it was like the fucking Martial Arts Training Jack the Vietnam when they're basically just stab proof. That's Kinda surprising. Interesting, this past weekend I was at Home I..
"michael phelps" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"He's leaving the NFL network and he's coming to Barstool because not all CVT crosses over Barstool stop people now. So we are officially, you're listening to the news co workers of Dion Sanders. No big deal. But what I was saying is that you know, yes, he was an all star athlete in like three or four different sports in school blah, Blah. I'm just saying because I have relatives whose kids are super into baseball and they don't play anything else year round through all they do is baseball baseball based. On. Have Kids, like you're saying, no like the kids that we that are high level athletes here they play traveling baseball all year long they play football all year long they played basketball all year lung a lot of these elite eleven kids those are they're playing basketball anymore like they used to. They're just not. The percentages and all the coaches that if you talk, they would support what I'm saying and most coaches say like you should play multiple sports and you talked to. Like not the top level ones though like guys that are getting drafted in the first round out of high school in Baseball, they're not playing football anymore like it used to be the other way dion when he was Mr High, school football basketball. Baseball you won't find that now. Yeah. Because they're just not doing it but only yeah I didn't know if that was still thing but yeah, I'm sure I'm sure it's different all across the board and then is way I'm super excited about the yeah. As. Well, you should. All Time, great athlete and then traps. I agree with your sentiment I I'm. Speculating here what you consider to be a great athlete is someone that can excel at multiple sports and us the greatest athletes is like, Herschel Walker Bo Jackson Dion Sanders and I agree with that because I also believe that the greatest athletes are the ones that could excel at multiple things at the highest levels. But to say Michael Phelps, just dismiss him and say he's just not even in the conversation guy. The Guy has twenty eight medals across even. In a sport where you can you know traps you realize how hard it is to be a swimmer at that level to make one Olympics and then to do what he's done, I'm not saying he's in the same conversation as the end Sanders Bo Jackson. No I don't think but to just completely dismiss them altogether he's a top thirty athlete of all time. -lutely. Now. Athletes yes but athletes specifically know. What he's accomplished for sure what is your nation? Then you put Michael Phelps fucking cornerback. What is he doing put? Is He doing? On the basketball old baseball. Other guys out there that my top thousand, they could do that. Shipowners on the ice then I'll be impressed he's been. Jackson Dion, sanders or John elway and a pool or John elway in a pool. They're not. You saw that they're not gonna just like all of a sudden be able to be dominant I'm not saying Michael Phelps can go and be you know someone who can hang Hang on on a basketball court or a football field but to say, he's not a top athlete with what he's accomplished. I just think that's dismissing it too quickly and also I don't do you know. Well, I think well, that's your opinion even though you will. Be Loser you don't have good of a golfer he and. I want to see. Michael. Phelps run. Run A sub five five with those freaky little legs and his big old torso..
"michael phelps" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"It's Friday edition here on zero blog thirty, and that means that we're going to start off the day with a little gynecologists chat. Kate, what were you say? Well, so before the show starts we normally I'll talk for like ten minutes we catch up on what's going on with each other I. Don't know how did we get to gynaecology? Not sure we were talking about talking about plumbers. Next. And then I said, well, you, I was a dog handler. So I saw shit every day gynecologist do because when women give birth a lot of times, they will poop. Kate. The floor is yours number one is that true dilemma? Themselves in the give Bro Yeah. Oh. Yeah..
"michael phelps" Discussed on NBC Nightly News
"Even when he was a young kid just getting into the sport he also spoke candidly with me about his struggles with mental health particularly right now during this pandemic, the interviews part of my series, the drink with Kate Snow you'll find other conversations with people at the top of their game at NBC News. Dot Com slash the drink. When did you set that goal for yourself that I'm going to do something nobody else has ever done Probably Eleven twelve I mean it was early. I think for me as a kid like I just wasn't afraid to dream as big as I possibly could. See, you have a coffee. That is good. I have DECAF giant. Gap. Doing today. I would say better today than I have been. You know. I think one of the scares hearts of times through my life is probably really been in the last six months kind of all this unknown heavy toll. This crisis is taking affecting the mental health of Americans pandemic. It's been hard for everyone but you wrote about how difficult it's been for you I mean I've felt like I've almost been like in the corner just hiding for a few days just because it's been. Difficult scary but real and and I think the biggest difference for me is is being able to to understand that it's okay to talk about it. You know I think for so long I I would stuff down and and really compartmentalize things and definitely emotions. Yeah. you know like I did that from US twenty years I was I'd said I could've wanted probably another gold medal at compartmentalizing and that's not a good thing. Decorated Olympian in history. How did you come out? Hardware work It's it's day in day out I went for what for five or six years I went through sixty five days straight it literally would swim on Christmas right? A. Thing that made the big difference for me. I was trying to do something nobody else has ever done before Lynn? Did you that goal for yourself that I'm GonNa do something nobody else has ever done? In. Probably Eleven twelve, it was early. But I mean you know I think like for me as a kid like I just wasn't afraid to dream as big as I possibly could and and You know I just felt like if I wanted something bad enough there wasn't a single on this planet was GonNa hold me back and sure enough just went from one thing to the next and I just kept getting hungry and hungrier and. We just never look back most people I talk to when I asked about how they got to the top their setbacks. There are failures there are people telling them you're never gonNa make it did you have any of that? At a middle school teacher tell me I was never going to amount to anything. So that was a motive. Yeah. She was I was always bouncing off the wall. As you can see I don't sit still out so. I was bouncing off the wall kid with add growing up. She said I wouldn't make it would never amount anything I was like, okay. Well, that'll be a little extra motivation for me to actually show you. But honestly like at the end of the day I, I control my own destiny your kids are little right now you're three boys would I know you play in the pool all the time I've seen great day own photos. Would you let them? Would you want them to be elite athletes? They WANNA be a summer that's fine but I don't ever want to force them to do something I was very fortunate as a kid growing up to find swimming than and find a sport that I loved and and that allowed me to take this passion to where I did and and you know I. Just hope that they're able to find that whatever that is. Your new documentary on HBO, it's called the weight of gold. Weight. Of how hard it is to be an Olympic athlete. Michael Phelps is one of the fastest swimmers in the world. None of us had normal childhoods. Tell me why you call it that you put your whole life and soul into into getting ready for that maybe thirty seconds, forty seconds and then. It's like you're you're looking over almost all off that. Happy Olympics. That's how it's felt for me. I had to stand up in and talk about this stuff because I saw show many of the athletes that were going through similar things and and you know watching the documentary, it's wild to see how similar our stories are they every single one of them. mind-blowing. After my second to you is a few days not wanting to be alive in my room and and. During those. that. Time I, kind of realized there is something else that I could do I could try to ask around. And and you know honestly doing that and seeing therapists and talking to a therapist. Saved my life. That's the reason why I'm here today. Is such a powerful message that just just that active reaching out. Can Change everything? and. Can I do a quick lightning round like just masks questions? You're guilty pleasure. Frozen races. Absolute favorite. But the holiday edition because the peanut butter ratios better. You do breakfast a lot right for the. Show like this morning, we'll probably have eggs, the eggs, oatmeal, cereal, fruit or yogurt. It's one of those things and and honestly like the coolest thing for me is watching booms and becks come in and get what they want out of the fridge. So if they want blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, it going and grab them, and it's just as a data. It's so cool watching them to grow up because it it. It happened so fast and that's the one thing that, yeah, somebody told me to never blink an eye and I I don't know where the time has gone. On. I'm trying to enjoy every minute as I can and and it's awesome and that is the one benefit of this shutdown. Right? Is that people like you who traveled all the time? You don't have to really good to see every moment and and yell say it's been challenging times but it's also been some of the most incredible moments that I'd seen worst goddamn malfunction you've ever had two thousand eight. Two hundred butterfly filled up with I guess the first twenty, five meters into the race swim last one slaughter. The last hundred and seventy-five blind counting strokes and lunging for the wall hoping it was there when I when I reached..
'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
"michael phelps" Discussed on The Only Way is Through: The Under Armour Podcast
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"michael phelps" Discussed on The Only Way is Through: The Under Armour Podcast
"To me, it was something I've never seen or been able to feel because I was always focused on what I was doing next, so like being able to for me to experience what I had throughout my life and then be open enough to. See the motions the raw emotions that that he was going through, and and in that moment is just. It's the greatest feeling in the world. Right like you're. You're winning an Olympic medal with. Teammates! I never ever really cried on the stand on the podium because I was so conscious of my energy, so something that I had to contain as much as I could in order to make it a whole day program. So I couldn't let my emotions take over there. I'd hold everything back. His Debbie felt once more. In Twenty, twelve I know Sistemi his last games and I had so many parents after me and thanked me for Michael's mentorship. Which? Prior to that time. I'm not saying Michael did not get involved with the swimmers, but he was so entrenched by his platform his program. I saw that mentoring start then, but then I saw him going to twenty twelve where he had such A. Free! Spirited way the! He embraced the Games in Rio. Watching him transition from a sport that he loves to being an advocate for clean sport, the next generation of athletes, watching him be a businessman leading his foundation board, watching him open up about mental health in reference to talking about his life. I feel that he is filling. If that's the word I WANNA use his time well with his boys Nicole. And his new profession, but sometimes I think when he's. He doesn't want to do with his time because it was so structured before. Mental health is very difficult to chase because it's not tangible, so there's nothing that can be handed to him at the end of the day. But when he's in the setting of speaking in front of thousands of people and somebody stands up and says I wanted my dream job I got my dream job. I'm here at my dream job I WANNA kill myself. And, they've never opened up to anyone before. That's something that Michael can see right in front of him and see and he sees that he is making a difference. Everybody has a different definition of WHO Michael is in their heart, but I think the biggest difference and what drives him today is that purpose of helping people save? Lives are helping people live happier or helping couples remain together because of this awareness around. The mental health stigma. That's been in our society for years. So for so many years you've been you're holding holding hold on back. And now you're added stage where you can see somebody just bust loose into tears. You're a different person in a way, but I think. The only reason that allowed me to experience how I did was probably because of life process that I was I was going through the ups and downs. Through to almost just take a step back and try to simplify things right like live in that moment be present for that. You know that moment I for me like I felt like a dad on that team. Was a dad, but I was the oldest dude. One of the oldest guys have been around for ever you know with thirty three rookies or thirty two rookies that we had in that team I felt like I, wanted to try and take all of them under my wing as much as I could to try to help them. Get ready for the future, a completely different person. Yeah, it's a first time probably in my life that I talked to every single human being on that team. Is the team captain. It was it was a big big close to my career, and and you know the best to close my career, so he went out the way you want it to go out. And you enter a new phase of life. How does everything that you learn in the pool on your journey effect where you go in now? Well in reality, it's basically the same thing right because I'm trying to accomplish a goal, and that's all I. tried to do in the pool so it it's kind of weird for me. Now going through this part of life because I feel like I've taken more strokes in the swimming pool than I have taken steps on planet earth. Because if you think about it like you heard my day right like I was sleeping I was laying down I was watching TV I was always off my feet. So now I'm taking ten fifteen thousand steps a day. My body has to. Adjust to that. So, I'm basically learning part of life just like my kids were learning now. This is. GonNa. Gets more surreal. Show crazy because I. Literally have been in water my whole life. And now a fish out of water. And where are you taking? Now. For me I'm very lucky to have her to start the next chapter of my life and still be able to do it I love. I got involved in swimming because my mom wanted me to be water safe. Water Safety is one of the highest causes of death for children under the age of fourteen. So, I'm trying to teach as many kids I can't be water safe. Mental health is something that I struggle with and have struggled with my life. It's not gonNA leave me I'm still going to have anxiety, issues or anxiety, problems or I'm going to have depression spells. Just? It's just what makes me me. So and I know there are a lot of people out there. That are struggling from the same exact thing so being able to help people understand. It's okay to not to be okay. So K. to go through struggles until K to ask for help. Didn't want to ask her out for a long time, but I can't do everything by myself, so it's like all of these things that I'm able to learn myself, but also try to also save a life. Are there ways that you can still put your goals on the refrigerator now. Of course you still have your goals if they're not there now, Maybe just need to have them in your mind. No, like I I'm old school. I gotTa See. I gotta read it down. I want pen and paper I. I WANNA I WANNA see I'm getting out of bed every day. The Times that I had my goal sheet where in my closet every time I went in my closet to get dressed, I saw them. So I lived it every day. I obsessed over it if I'm writing them down and I'm taking the time to go through that process. That time is important to me. It's meaningful to me I'm GONNA do everything. In my life, that's going to help me get there in. Give me a chance to get there. And if I'm not that I might as well just give up. I think we search for why Michael did what he did, and why he continues to accomplish what he did. And I think at the end of the day. It comes down to being willing to do what other people aren't willing to do. We want instant gratification, but we don't WanNa put in the hard work.
"michael phelps" Discussed on The Only Way is Through: The Under Armour Podcast
"People that I was absolutely crazy trying to go medals. I believe that I've lived it. I DREAMT! I imagined it. I visualized every little part of it. I wanted to go. Hi, don't want it to go out could go. Every single race. Every Thing. Welcome to the only ways through a collaboration between under armour and I heart radio. Episode A. Michael Phelps fish out of water. For every athlete comes a point when a journey must come to an end, the conclusion of their work where everything is left on the field in their accomplishments are behind. But a life of competition stays with. It's ingrained in you. Is Party Chemistry. The work may not be the same, but the energy continues to flow. The question becomes. Can you harnessing? Can you manifest it into something new? Retiring at thirty one may seem strange to some but Michael Phelps has lived lifetime in the pool, working through each challenge breaking through every goal with relentless determination. With twenty three gold medals under his belt. Phelps got to go out on top. The way he wanted to. As the Greatest Olympia history. As he stepped out of the pool and interest in life. He's had to make adjustments. We tolling the things that defined him in the water to challenge himself to help others online. Raising mental health awareness for those who may be too afraid to speak up. To fight for those who struggled like he did so that he can lead by example and a new kind of way. A lot of responsibility to shoulder. But it's what he needs because he feeds off the pressure. Cal Sat down with Michael Talk More. What's it like to go into an Olympic? Race with the number in your head that you want to beat and you don't beat it, but you win a gold medal when I go to a race in clearly I know the time that I'm trying to reach right like that's what I was preparing for. That's those training for. I write my goals down. Say I want to go. Let's just use this as an example two minutes in a race. I WANNA. Go two minutes. I have to probably be out in fifty, seven, Fifty, eight hundred, and then I got to be one or two one three coming back. So once I have that then then break down even farther and say what I have to do. The first fifty second fifty third fifty fifty. How do I control? My schroeck kicks taking off the wall all of this. How many breasts taking? Then! You break it down. Get deep here. But then you break it down that much and then the fifties. I'm doing in practice I need to do. Six to eight kicks off of every wall. I need to take seventeen strokes a lap. Trying to be distance per stroke, trying to be as efficient as I can, so you break all of that stuff down and that's it. You know I was wondering. That's all you go. What not? I was. Watching some of the video wade, say you're doing the backstroke. Your approaching the wall and I'm wondering like. How does he know feel? I'm more like just hypersensitive. So that's just I mean. That's easiest way explaining when I jumped in the water like I feel the water on my fingertips. I feel the water all of my body when I kick I can feel the water on top and the bottom of my foot. There's a speaker underwater. I feel sound waves. It disrupts my body underwater. I can go out and say I'm probably one of the most hyper-sensitive people in water out there. So it's back to repetition right if I can be as efficient as I can in the water. For a million strokes. CHEESY! Wow the other day, so I had a guy a month ago now he basically broke down and going to the simplest way where I could understand it. He was just like it simple and I said why is that word in my head so much? What reason this Dat in my head! It's telling me something obviously right I have to break it down into so many different ways. Two weeks. Okay, so so I. I just felt like I was probably almost in my own way, 'cause like. What I go through now with my son's. Like I internalize a lot of the stuff in like. beat myself up when I feel like I'm not doing the best job. Like like I. Just crush myself. As a father father! Yeah, so I'm like okay. I need to simplify like. Break it down and simplify so I started thinking nice saying that word and then I have this experience with Mr Abbott and then. That's literally the one thing that I try to do every day. Simplify my life in some way. Because, that's what I did. When I swim right I wake up, eat go to the pool. Stretch swim. Do whatever I do. Their go home. Lay down. Get prepared for the afternoon workout eat. Go Swim. Come home to the same thing, right? It's simple. My my routine in my schedule was very easy. So if I did that for twenty five years, twenty plus years and I was able to be. Pretty successful. Then why why? Why should know then do that? In everyday life, right, you know what I mean. This is wild that it's only two weeks ago for you to get a complete grip on this, but I mean I. Think it's just more like an eye opener. Right and it's just like I guess for me. It's it's this is where I am in life. You know five years ago. I probably wouldn't have been able to break down like this, but with what I've gone through an experienced since now being retired. I can take a step back and. Break it down even more because I haven't done anything about it like throughout my career I basically just out, eat sleep and swim, so I never process what was going on. So it was always onto the next thing I was onto the next. meet onto the next training like this the other. Okay, now now I fully understand maybe. A. Michael's wife Nicole is an ally five for mental health awareness. They've traveled the country together her people's struggles and opened up about their own. In through this, she's creating an environment for her family to grow. Here's Nicole is kind of that never ending journey that you're on day after day right? No matter who you are for Michael. It wasn't a priority and it didn't need to be a priority because he had a focus. He swimming was number. One swimming came before absolutely everything in his life, which is where he made those sacrifices to do what he's done and accomplished. And now that.
"michael phelps" Discussed on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
"It's a topic even more relevant now during the coronavirus pandemic so this week went outside lines. We've focused on athletes dealing with mental health issues among those we spoke to Michael Phelps decorated Olympic athlete. Ever he started talking about his own issues before his last games in retirement. He's made Mental Health Awareness. One of his missions. Here's part of our conversation. Michael thank you for being with us. You've been very vocal. About some of the issues you've dealt with Set Against the backdrop of the pandemic. How would you describe the mental healthy Houston so many millions are facing now? I mean for me personally..
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.
"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.
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.
"michael phelps" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Alah Tom Brady here we go that's the great part for me is I don't know and I think that's been a sneaky the back and forth he'll actually Costa Rica would be a little bit more he said Brazil I mean that's the way down to the back by the way just came out a little zillow of smoke Novosti named for us because we need something damn do we need some Nilo of smoke uh-huh what don't do that to yourself by the way Tom Brady might leave watch what what did that to your boys the wake me up three in the morning I just did this nightmare nightmare cody Kesslers quarterback in the patriots dad is it possible aches or is that what that that'd be my wife the wake me up could be could be the dogs all right let's get to Michael Phelps on similar story for me over there I just quickly Chicago cubs expected to an up some milk here's an idea let's add.
"michael phelps" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Experts our number two of the rich Eisen show on the air we have Michael Phelps calling in in the middle of this hour very excited about that it's been a long time last time I think I saw him was in Orleans when he was in town for the Ravens Super Bowl win over the forty niners that was the last time I figure I laid eyes on him and we had a nice fun time there and he's diehard Ravens Fan is I know Long Josh Charles and all my friends here the rich Eisen show you can call us at eight four four zero four rich that's a number to dial right here we will take your phone calls and it's our get to Chris Brockman news update in a second Harold Reynolds will join US top of hour number three talking about the nats big win week game one of the world series last night handing Garrett Cole has for his Lawson's May want Soto going yard surviving George Springer homerun sobriety surviving a two run I on on Shir Zor sure Zor was throwing those what are they calling the stressed pitches now and it will what's the phrase I I hadn't heard these terms before yeah hitches with stress you know under duress under duress pushed so much stress on the pitch each throw no no no just the pressure situations like it's easy to throw a ball with nobody on base with two guys on I don't know that game had everything they wanted last night avenue new manager it's the their catcher David Ross I'm so we'll talk about that with Reynolds and our number three when demarcus ware calls and he was with the Ronco is and last week for NFL the grind he was at that Thursday night game last week he's on tonight show Charles Woodson was on an hour number one talk about the raiders and packers who we saw personally last week great stuff out of Charles Woodson and we talked to Charles About Michigan and Jim Harbaugh and he Easton had that usually when a coach denies that there's no there there there's something there although he did not sense that when he saw and was around the team in person two weeks ago so that was last hour and then I'll I I just WanNa hit this real quick Chris and I know it's part of your news updates Oh i apologize but we could just get to the news then man said your lead I it's gotTa be your lead item Patrick Mahomes with it on come on it's unbelievable I can't I can't help it Chris Brockman news update brought to you by Honda the special live report rock men with the new and it's brought to you by the twenty twenty honest Civic Lana Always Fund civic sedan the Sporty Civic Coupe spacious civic hatchback there's something for every style so head to your local Honda dealer and find the civic for you today this is fresh this happened and Commercial Break Patrick Mahomes is going to practice today Andy Reid won't rule him out for Sunday night football against Green Bay told reporters that Mahomes GonNa throw today and they'll see if he can get through the individual period it's only Wednesday so are you saying he's saying that there's there's a chance that he actually plays the game Sunday night we will and I mean it is is maybe we should call Al is Al Michael somewhere like sacrificing a steak from the Asto Toscano in front of a candle or something is he is he is everyone doing it definitely whatever whatever whatever food dish she sacrificing up to the football God's definitely does not have vegetables I understand that Matt Moore still going to take most of the I I got I got it home does it need to take any first team reps to step out there Sunday night take on Aaron Rodgers and under the lights so if mahomes comes back it doesn't miss any time except two and a half quarters in Denver is that even wise obviously they wouldn't put them out there if there if it was unwise I think a lot of this is just kind of gamesmanship with the packers the game making them have to prepare just in case long like like I don't know how that works can't play less than a week after dislocating your kneecap can't do it first of all two things one how much does it take to prepare for Matt Moore with the ultimate of respect I mean okay all right fair and turns of in in terms of preparing for mahomes the packers do it every week 'cause the homes is technically Aaron Rodgers two point Oh they see they see they practice against it they might not practice against a no look throw they might not practice against lefthanded push through they might not do that but I don't know what the banana and the tailpipe would really be four and two how about Charles Woodson talking about when I met into him about are the packers super bowl team he's not like oh yeah Rogers could take him wherever he wants he talks about the defense how `bout how `bout on Rogers talking about the thing that makes him feel great is that he sees leadership qualities on the defensive side of the ball that takes the pressure off of him and that's why we're all surprised now in week seven that Aaron Rodgers is an MVP candidate well I mean I don't think anybody thought that this would be the case now especially with the way the season started for them their offense broke created all he's saying again in case you doing Dairies Smith has taken over the defense to the point where he feels like he's got a captain on the other side of the ball that's handling the business of of leadership is what it Charles kind of paraphrase I thought that was interesting mahomes might place Sunday night come on his kneecap was on the side of his leg right they stay they moved back we on the field in play we had Travis Kelsey on Monday show he's he's never seen in kneecap in the position on a leg the way that he saw on mahomes his leg when they pulled the people off of the pile yes okay damarcus where it will join us he was in the stadium no okay what he got our three so Adam Schefter creatine stuff here with Tom Brady but the house is being up for sale what do you mean concrete and stuff he's reportings what are you saying the somebody please their house up for sale is not added indication that they're gonna now suddenly play for a different team I don't know wouldn't you think Tom would need a place to stay if he's playing for the New England Patriots next year comedian Bob Kraft probably some extra space if he's just going to go in house in his house it just to make some moves in the real estate market okay so tom has his weekly appearance on WBZ in Boston was asked about all of that Salty Party of lawn salty party of one been hanging out with you all week situation but I've been in because I think when you commit to a team you know for certain amount of years you kind of feel like you're responsible raced to always put fill the contract you know for me I'm just it's been good 'cause I'm just taking it day by day and I'm joined but I had I don't know what the future holds painting the day part is you know for me but all at this point is all the time I never expected to play twenty years and I'm playing on a great team and it's just been a credible twenty years of my life and say Mr Kraft's Jonathan Coachella trek and that's so much successful dream country so I don't you know one day I'll wake up and I feel like okay that's that'd be how and when that day comes that they come and I don't know if the after this year you know I don't know it'll be five years simple but I don't have to determine those things right now what a great soundbite that was I mean that was just tremendous I don a lot in there that's a that's an honest man that sounds like an honest man and if he does want to play leverage jedi mind tricks that is one of the most brilliantly passive aggressive soliloquies I've heard in quite some time but that sounded to me like a guy that's beginning to see the gold watch the tunnel right am I wrong thick always forty of course I don't make sense watches incoming Free Nice round number of twenty years and you know one day wake up and it's been amazing and I look back and normally it's just like I'll think about it at the end of the road not like you know I don't have to think about the end of the road right now there's only one scenario Mujtaba doesn't play next year I was only one what which is what he retires nineteen no nineteen hundred super bowl boom it's over yup that's it anything John that Yup we're going to see Tom Wear number twelve new England next year I gotta tell you and the waiter plan it's a real possible yeah it's a real possibility this fences terrific saying I know you WanNa talk about how I'm sitting here like oil Charles Woodson talk about how great the team is in Green Bay and he's talking about the defense we could see the same damn thing in New England Appel unbelievable they're doing stuff not even the eighty five bears I know did be tough to leave I here's all I'm going to say on this because it is is Charles Woodson said last hour total speculation okay but I will say this you can't sit here and say schefters conjuring something up or creating something come on now come on now that does not sound like guys like I don't know where he's from I have made any decisions I haven't real no no no no no no there is some sort of let's just put it this way there's a zillow of smoke ao moving story Charles said about the idea of Tom Commuting from Costa Rica doc I like to do it I'll have to explain it to cooper he'll be so heartbroken well it's all because Tom Brady might leave the Patriots what dad announced David Ross as their new manager yeah we'll talk about that with Howard Reynolds later on how about that so just the mets left with no manager now how about that Ross who I mean if you wanted to name at the time when he was acquired by the cubs right yeah it was just a cigar to catch John Lester actually right Allie was John Lester Personal Catcher who had an amazing postseason run that and was just so dynamic to talk to dancing with the ars ESPN gig now he's the manager of the cubs crazy amazing what right unbelievable we'll we'll talk about all of this with how Reynolds and.
"michael phelps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"This is Dan Patrick Final hour on this Wednesday New York City Sun is out Michael Phelps will stop by Paulie just asked me a couple of minutes ago would you rather have Michael Phelps career or any they're individual athlete Tom Brady's off the list Michael Jordan's off the list and I said Take Tiger Woods career over Michael Phelps other people that might be on that list Serena Williams Muhammad Ali individual athlete and it could be your commute a sport you like like if you're a surfing guides Kelly slater's all-time okay Michael Phelps the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time it does feel like an one hundred years Michael Phelps will still be most decorated Olympic athlete of all time odds are like a couple of generations down the line yeah you're gonNA have to get somebody in that space worried because you have a lot of events that you can raise him because bolt can only run in three events and so he he might have been greater in his sport than Michael Phelps was in his sport but he didn't have he doesn't have the medals to show for I would probably still look at Tiger Woods even with the second half of his career Michael Phelps didn't have a second Tigers Tiger Woods the masters I mean I don't know what else you know tiger is going to be capable of doing but he's still he still won the masters in the second half of his career of Roger Serena Williams you know Ali would probably be the other one I'm looking at what what you've done as far as society like are you I mean you've changed Ali Changed Boxing Ali chain sports you know how athletes were brash the what he did what he stood up for his style there's there's never been anybody close to being Ali there are a lot of athletes who tried to be him Tiger changed the sport is well yes it seems like though not all of these people have done is an incredible but in some ways it feels like step back like a step down from Michael Phelps career really yeah a little bit where I'm like I don't know Roger Federer would would you rather be this one or that one in federal is still doing it yes mclovin I grew up such a like basketball football baseball fan like that's who I dreamed of being I didn't want to be mark spell no no but you can't be those Oh i think you can't move your team sports are just individuals Oh yeah yes he's swimming the problem is swimming he's a great swimmer of all time but nobody wants to be a great swimmer often say nobody and once you good one event you're going to win them all so it's just like they feel I would say like a guy like Federer Serena uh a ball devolved more sports tigers pretty good yeah I feel like it's just the the sport right fun yeah we should have waited till after swimmer swimming once you wouldn't one you're going to win them all really ears Teredo metals it's all the same any Michael Phelps who join us I can see if Michael Phelps is still in the Green Baxter whatever we got his headphones on goggles on and speed up the way I'm drinking warm watermelon juice why well I thought for some reason that it was recommended to me by a doctor in mclovin goes you had a member of the audience it's a listener suggested you drink watermelon some guy named Steve told you yes and that because I have kidney stones that this is good for you N. Seton goes watermelon juice or water is an aphrodisiac or it's like Viagra it's supposed to be like sort of like nature's by Agra watermelon and so Steve might be playing a prank I hope Michael Phelps doesn't think that excited to see them very exciting hi Mike uh-huh behind desks you'll be okay I'm not going to get up my guests todd so why wouldn't they urologist I feel have suggested that instead of Steve from Rhode Island or something about warm water they just want your business they want to perform surgery on Monday they don't want you don't have any way of getting rid of that on their own the neurologist isn't making any money off watermelon water right but you would think like why wouldn't we all have heard about this that's a pretty common thing in the world these days kidney stones but I haven't heard one thing about warm watermelon juice fixing problems but even if he did you wouldn't drink todd if that would keep you from getting one of those ends up your Kazoo I would drink a gallon you know you will know it's not your by the way we want to call it I'm trying to show that wouldn't be what I would think would be your Jusu can we start over yeah I like the todd's if there was some way to be a little healthier to get rid of some of these health problems I would do it in a second every two is bad for you everything you drink mountain dew not as much as I used to be better but that bright green lantern looking color that imagine that sent light in your gut it's like eating up your guts neon intestines yeah fight a black light poster on your and stuff that's Todd Roni low main and like orange crush I like how if you had something like that that would help you here but I always wonder about that we've all thought about that medical community is there things that they can cure stuff like that but they did not ready to share with the world because then they'll go out of business yeah I don't know I'm drinking warm watermelon water but I am and but you know what maybe it'll help me here instead of my procedures todd keeps reminding me it's not surgery it's a procedure all perceived they're putting me under on Monday Eh then Tacos will want you just do it now if it's so bad and I go they can't get me in so I have to kind of suck it up and tough it out here until Monday I think playing ping pong and warm water known name they cancel the procedure altogether. We'll be right by the weekend why don't you take note what it's like to be a Gamer Hashtag warrior I do remember having a bloody showed at some point but we don't have to get it to that all the details that we can't find your bloody shirt Dan we talked the old add a out your oatmeal would you rather have the oatmeal sweater from todd or the bloody shirt turtlenecks oatmeal thing. Christmas is a couple of months the corner Todd dry-cleaned the shirt and for years afterwards I ah the bloodstain so Michael Phelps I think is still going to join us in studio nationals at the Astros game to coming up tonight that's beat the Astros I four Clippers beat the Lakers in the opener in the forty niners get Emmanuel Sanders we also were talking about soup seat now the best bowl of soup in his life and we somehow got onto the topic is chili soup and I I think the the vote was an overwhelming no Chili's onto Taylor in Maine joins us on this topic High Taylor Dan I on longtime five ten I'm forty yeah yeah I'm a chef in Maine but there's this theory cold the cube rule and under this chilly falls into a salad category and what's also under this it answers the question of he's a hotdog Sandwich and because of this theory a hotdog is actually a TACO cube rule dot com. There's plenty of pulls of other foods as well but yeah just thinking outside of the box okay wait wait wait wait wait Taylor Taylor how can how can chilly be a salad it is so this theory is based on where starches are and because of this it is from the salad category Chile was in a bread bowl though that would fall under the quiche category Taylor on our minds here thank you yes boy. Chilly can't be a salad because I don't eat no no you don't need anything healthy like that I'd never heard now the hot dog is a Taco it is in the same it's wrapped it is a Taco a hotdog now Jenner five ten one seventy five I worked in the Food Business for twenty eight years.
"michael phelps" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"Cura this is the detail. I'm Katie Math Lonnie today. Sophie Pascoe the Para swimmer so far ahead. She's her own competition. He at least sorry Pasco is joining the Party in a major way twenty seven point seven and seven another championship record hoskins gator hold on she glides but I say sci-fi pastime becomes. He knew fire in the big town. Piane Pasco is just cleaned up the world power swimming championships in London and she won four gold medals for just as many events and is still looking to beat record time set by herself so he's got one nine Paralympic Golson Olson in half a dozen silvers thrown in the tees up into Michael Phelps here at the garden and Beijing for the first time was I mean it was the first time that I heard the National Anthem at the most pinnacle of mean pets the March rewarding pop of all of this that moment that you feel when you touch you won't you turn around and say a one makes nine minutes share lake that it's paid off because of the day you know how much had what you put into it. Brands are lining up to the golden goal as the face of their products everything from banks to a glamorous jewelry line. She's won the Halbe Paralympian of the Year award five lifetime's and in two thousand and nine was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit but when she was two years old her left leg was amputated below the knee after lawn mowing accident Radio Sports Brian Ashby met her when she was thirteen. It's funny sort of how it came bass. pre if quakes. Qa to pack in Christ shoot the venue for the seventy four Commonwealth Games that was kind of my Cathedral Aga there in on the triathlete and go there and train some was in the acuity swim club and my daughter was having listened so I spent an awful lot of time there being in the tri club so coach Rowley Crichton in an his own rough sue is tonight okay. Let's go you WANNA go. You WanNa hear Jonathan aim but she's really going to go places. He was right in two years time she'd be standing on the podium at her first. Paralympic Olympic Games winning three gold medals and grime Khandan head had sort of discovered who who named come to his attention. He was a former city councillor but Graham and and enrolling in combination with sort of going on about this this remarkable talent that they had uncovered and a long story short just training went after noon Sophie's Mama's ear and and enrolling introduced me and so there was when I interviewed Sophie the and regularly see or in the line so this was a thin in your old a few years before she got to the little of being the wonderful Paralympian and we'll champion that she became so at thirteen you could tell that she was going to be the super bowl well more Leonard people than I could could could could tell she she'd been swimming think she started swimming when she was six given and you know obviously with with disability yeah conventional sports the go-to ones you you nipples basketballs and crickets alot sorts of things you know we're probably a little bit difficult but then this little girl jumped in the water and could swim like a fish out swim able bodied kids and you know was was was something quite special and drew the attention of of of those within Paris sports within parafid Canterbury and and and try trying drop in this this sort of upward trajectory. That's continues to this day. Pasco had her eyes on the prize early at just fourteen she spoke of her ambitions for the the Beijing Paralympics Scholars Venetia to get to the Beijing Olympics and hopefully get into a final draft who short years years after you make her is when she goes to Beijing. was there any sort of sense that she would win medals because I've seen interviews where she herself looks and says that she's quite shocks. It's probably wasn't too long after fifteenth birthday the authors but the trajectory and the right of improvement was very rapid for her she she had a great capacity for the for training big volumes at front and back into the dice. I two sessions of the day before school and after school. This was a big deal because she was training at. Qa to out in the eastern suburbs of Christ church New Brighton and she was going to think Lincoln High School which is right on the opposite side of Christ Church Lincoln is outside of Christ church and so the amount Joe was was doing those round trip so they must have been doing you know Gosh Eighty to one hundred K's Day. She's weird hard. She's been inspiration for you she is she's an inspiration for everybody. The whole family proud you put it into words you can get some with an Sophie's Nan Yvonne is she's bag it off to getting up early retirement village to shout loudly at the television. Even Goodman was as proud as his punch of her golden girl when she called us a short time ago. Hell proud of you so proud. Feeling Ellen is the CEO of Paralympics New Zealand Island. She says Pasco's family number. One fans are really well and I've got a very very special relationship herself. In an in many cases that sophie would do earn thought of her grandfather as well but scientists family. Oh my God that the biggest supporters us they're always the four have their end. Whether she succeeds success have family have been huge supporters always at the the political medical events sitting in the stands cheering as much as everyone else for safety and you can immediately say that. Saif is very close to her family a and her family mean a lot to her sophie's which would say that. She was treated no differently from her family. I'm growing up. She was pushed just like her how the siblings and and supported to very much by her family. I remember member being in the stands with her family. In two thousand and two saying the pride on the vices three sorry fees success isn't that in itself is really rewarding for any family member to see their their son. Their daughter succeed in an I and many cases having overcome adversity in their lives. We call it the black line anyone can be physically fit but it's my mental who strength that keeps me moving over that line. My excellent made me strong gave me that mental advantage to win. What is it that makes the best S. Paralympian of New Zealand I guess sorry when she was a young fourteen year old heading fifteen-year-old heading to the Paralympic Games her success and her determination an absolute desire to win and succeed and not only for Sophie but for the country it's Sean through at such a young age and she was a lot more mature for her years in almost forgot that she was a fifteen year old schoolgirl back in two thousand eight when she first represented Paralympics New Zealand and and we've continued to see that to see her continue to get personal bests skip Beta in beater and went out talking you know now heading into Tokyo twenty twenty. That's at twelve year career span our challenge anyone to think about the goals and being able to did kate the time that she has engaged deep. Beta and Beta over that length of time. I've been watching a lot of youtube videos of Safi and the one thing that sort of is a common thread through them. I'm all the sort of determination that cops through those one clip in particular. How much of it is hours in the poll is hot work and how much it's talent today? Twenty four seven had worked most of it yet is in the poll but anyone can be physically ready to rice and anyone Cambay talented enough to compete but it's who's got one hundred percent mental stamina on the day that can when I see with sorry fee. It's a combination of talent. Of course everyone AIDS talent to succeed and yet she's got this tenacity. She wants to be the very best in the will would for here to be able to swim up and down that pole day in day out as she's just got this absolute commitment to succeed and not to succeed just for herself but to represent New Zealand and through that Inspire New Zealand through his success so what I really admire about safety she. She isn't an athlete that is doing it just for herself. She wants to caper an ongoing hiring legacy. I won't image of a young girl and her excellent to fade for my parents and be replaced with primaries of.
"michael phelps" Discussed on The Pitch
"Dot com slash the pitch the at the twenty sixteen summer olympics there was this moment at the pool right before the hundred meter relay the swimmers were all doing doing that thing where they shake out their arms but michael phelps was standing poolside completely in the zone with his headphones on the gold. Medal was was on the line but what everyone watching on t._v. Wanted to know was what music is he listening to to the world. It was a cultural moment but what an entrepreneur named jason faulk saw was a billion dollar opportunity and that's why he's here today asking investors for three million dollars to build his startup startup ear buds from gimblett. This is the pitch i'm josh muccio our investors today. I'm i'm charles. Hudson charles started precursor ventures where he's invested forty five million over one hundred startups to date. I'm jillian manus. Jillian is a partner that structure capital where they've invested ninety eight million in high profile startups like uber. I'm michael hyatt michael built and sold to software companies for over five five hundred million dollars and now he invests for himself unfil- new dell fill is bill companies that sold for hundreds of millions of dollars now he manages forfeit venture partners one of the largest syndicates on angel list. Okay okay with the pitch. They're taught me jason. I've never seen the mike stan this. Ah yup jason is tall six foot seven he standing at the mike towering over the investors. They've got big grins and wide is and when they find out he's a former n._f._l. Player there starstruck. I probably shouldn't say this. But what team did you play on food for years for the lions then a couple more of the <hes> dolphins after that lifelong lines fan from detroit. Oh yeah oh yeah dolphins but no <music>. I'm kidding. I love fish. I guess what jason i'm jason fox. I'm the founder of ear ear buds and the idea for ear buds came actually in my last career. I played in the n._f._l. For six years just recently retired a couple years ago and it was during that that time i always had this same idea over and over again and it really the first time i thought of it. We're opening with carolina. I was warming up right next to cam newton news on the phil. Oh by about five feet away from me and he's jamming. He's getting the crowd and he's just getting into the rhythm right before a game and i said man. There's eighty five thousand people here. There's millions more watching this game at home. Cameras individuals has tens of millions of social media followers like how many people would love to be in this headphones headphones right now. There is the number one question asked that the last day super bowl media days number one question has around the olympics. Were you listening to your budget. Solve that so we've partnered with spotify the apple music and so instead of just listening to music we allow you to broadcast it whether people can tune in live unless along with you complete synchronized real time basically basically it's the closest you'll get to being inside the head of your favorite celebrity cool at your phone..
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.