Athlete Mentorship Groups w/ Boise State Basketball's Tyler Whitmer
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by Mike Nilson
3w ago
Episode 120: Tyler Whitmer oversees the Olympic Sports Performance department at Boise State, works with their men's basketball program, and started an athlete mentorship group for their athletic department.  Prior to joining the Broncos, He earned his masters of science in Education with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kansas and coached at Treasure Valley & Oral Roberts.  Boise State was in town last month and I was lucky enough to reconnect with Tyler.  We hung out for almost an hour and the funny thing is, we talked about almost everything ..read more
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Lifestyle Performance with Portland Basketball's Bryant Ferate
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by Mike Nilson
3w ago
Episode 118:  Lifestyle Performance with Portlands Bryant Ferate.  Bryant is the Assistant Director of Sports Performance at the University of Portland and works with their women’s basketball program.  We’ve had some awesome battles over the last few years, going back & forth during the regular season and WCC tournament championships.  And so this podcast was a great excuse to reach out to him and build our friendship. Bryant's mission is to cultivate curiosity through performance coaching, writing and podcasting.  Before joining the Portland Pilot’s staff, he had ..read more
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Reducing Knee Pain & Inflammation w/ UCLA Basketball's Tyler Lesher
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by Mike Nilson
3w ago
Episode 109: Tyler Lesher the Head Athletic Trainer for UCLA men’s basketball program.  He’s a certified orthopedic physician extender and certified strength & conditioning specialist.  Before joining UCLA’s staff, he worked in the NBA and G League.  Tyler earned his doctorate in Health Science and exercise leadership, focusing on reducing systemic inflammation through nutrition & exercise.  With his extensive basketball & medical experience at the college and pro level, I thought he would be the perfect person to chat with about reducing knee pain & inflam ..read more
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Defining Success w/ Gonzaga Basketball's Mark Few
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by Mike Nilson
3w ago
Episode 100: Gonzaga Men's Basketball Head Coach, Mark Few, shares his definition of success on and off the court. Instagram  @HoopCommitment Twitter  @HoopCommitment Facebook  HoopCommitment Website  HoopCommitment.com ..read more
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Essential Physical Qualities For Basketball Players w/ Golden State Warriors' Carl Bergstrom
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by Mike Nilson
3w ago
Episode 099: Carl Bergstrom is the Director of Performance for the Golden State Warriors.  Today he shared essential physical qualities for basketball players and how he trains them in the weight room. Instagram  @HoopCommitment Twitter  @HoopCommitment Facebook  HoopCommitment Website  HoopCommitment.com ..read more
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The Art of Assists w/ Gonzaga Basketball's Josh Perkins
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by Mike Nilson
3w ago
Episode 094:  Gonzaga has had some unbelievable point guards over the last few decades, with John Stockton being the most notable player.  But John isn’t the all-time leader in assists at GU… It’s actually Josh Perkins.  In the history of Gonzaga Basketball, no one has assisted their teammates more than Josh.   And so today, I wanted to pick his brain on the mindset of a pass-first player, and learn the drills and tricks he’s added to his toolbox over his playing career.  I asked about how he uses his eyes to talk to teammates and how he balances taking chances, with t ..read more
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Sleep & Breathwork w/ NY Times Best-Selling Author Ben Greenfield
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by Mike Nilson
2M ago
Episode 119: Ben Greenfield is a New York Times best-selling author, health & fitness biohacker, and fellow podcaster who is extreme about practicing what he preaches.  I don’t know anyone who pursues mental, physical and spiritual health more passionately than Ben.  His book, Boundless, is a health encyclopedia that combines timeless wisdom with up-to-date science and then he wraps it with a nice bow by giving simple, actionable solutions for the reader to implement.  Today I chose two chapters in his book to focus on that don’t require any complicated technology or expen ..read more
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Sleep & Breath Work w/ NY Times Best-Selling Author Ben Greenfield
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by Mike Nilson
2M ago
Episode 119: Ben Greenfield is a New York Times best-selling author, health & fitness biohacker, and fellow podcaster who is extreme about practicing what he preaches.  I don’t know anyone who pursues mental, physical and spiritual health more passionately than Ben.  His book, Boundless, is a health encyclopedia that combines timeless wisdom with up-to-date science and then he wraps it with a nice bow by giving simple, actionable solutions for the reader to implement.  Today I chose two chapters in his book to focus on that don’t require any complicated technology or expen ..read more
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Lifestyle Performance with Portland's Bryant Ferate
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by Mike Nilson
3M ago
Episode 118:  Lifestyle Performance with Portlands Bryant Ferate.  Bryant is the Assistant Director of Sports Performance at the University of Portland and works with their women’s basketball program.  We’ve had some awesome battles over the last few years, going back & forth during the regular season and WCC tournament championships.  And so this podcast was a great excuse to reach out to him and build our friendship. Bryant's mission is to cultivate curiosity through performance coaching, writing and podcasting.  Before joining the Portland Pilot’s staff, he had ..read more
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Easy vs. Hard
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by Mike Nilson
4M ago
Episode 117: There is huge value in doing hard things.  A challenging task can make normal, everyday life seem easier.  If you paddle boarded for 8 hours straight in the ocean, it makes going to the gym for a 30-minute run seem like a walk in the park.  It also raises your pain threshold and gives you confidence that you can try new things.  So many of us focus on how we can do less and less, how we can make our life more convenient, to a point that when difficult times arise, we’re unsure if we can make it through.  While I see tremendous value in doing hard things ..read more
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