Hustle and Grind, The 5-Hour Rule, and How I FINALLY Got Consistent with Meditation…

This week’s edition of the Physical Preparation Podcast is an MR Radio Show, and needless to say, it’s a bit random.

While I love doing my little monologues at the start of the show, sometimes I get so many ideas backlogged there’s literally no way I’m going to be able to use all of them.

So that’s what you’re getting today – a mix of reader mail, messages on Instagram, and random insights that I’ve had over the past month or two.

And needless to say, there’s something in here for everyone – from the young coach trying to get a jump on their career, to the seasoned vet who wants to tighten the screws and get 1% better.


Show Outline

Here’s a brief overview of what I covered on this week’s show:

  • Hustle? Or Grind? (0:30)
  • Becoming “The Best” Physical Preparation Coach (6:05)
  • The 5-Hour Rule (10:10)
  • How I Finally Got Consistent with Meditation (14:40)
  • Using the Micro to Build the Macro (21:20)
  • IFAST Athlete Update (28:35)
  • How to Network Better and Get People to Mentor You (33:15)
  • My Obsession with the Eagles and Their Documentary (39:55)

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  1. Great podcast Mike!

    I’ve been going through some of these same things as well in my own practice and personal life. Particularly the Hustle vs Grind. Your viewpoint was excellent: being predominantly in the “hustle” phase, but understanding that every once in a while, we as owners need to “grind”. It’s comforting to know there are others going through similar growth concerns and to gain their perspective.

    What also caught my attention, was your comment about not being able to publicly share testimonies or successes of collegiate athlete due to it being a violation. I was not aware of this, so I will definitely have to be careful on my wording and “shares”.

    So thank you so much for the information and being an inspiration! Have a blessed day!

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