Epi 285 Olympic Medalist Adam Wheeler

This week we have an interview with Olympic bronze medalist greco roman wrestler Adam Wheeler. This interview covers a wide range of topics from BJJ competitions to his off the mat career in public service.

We talk about:

  • Starting jiu-jitsu
  • Picking jiu-jitsu up again after the Olympics
  • Getting his black belt in about four years
  • Using his greco roman wrestling in jiu-jitsu
  • His instructional DVD Upper Body Takedowns for Grappling
  • Training tips
  • Why it is important to train takedowns
  • Changing from law enforcement to fire fighting
  • Being a firefighter

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Quote of the week: “The paradox is that sometimes you have to get worse before you get better.” Gary Mack

Article of the week: The Optimal State of Arousal

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Epi 281 Eliot Marshall and The Gospel of Fire

This week we have an interview with former pro MMA fighter and black belt jiu-jitsu competitor Eliot Marshall. Eliot was the first american to win titles at IBJJF Pan American tournaments at the blue, purple, and brown belt ranks. He was also in TUF 8 and competed in the UFC’s light-featherweight division.

We talk about:

  • Training BJJ in school
  • Why his gym focuses on BJJ and not MMA
  • His podcast The Gospel of Fire
  • His book The Gospel of Fire
  • His goal of being the best parent to his boys
  • Changing his life focus
  • The rules he has as a father
  • Teaching leg locks safely
  • Success early in BJJ
  • Competing in submission only matches
  • Dealing with toxic people in the gym

Links:

Quote of the week: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

Article of the week: My best & worst mindset for BJJ competitions

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