Fitness Begins with a Bulletproof Mindset – Episode 8


The Recap

Brandon Wynn is an artistic gymnast from New Jersey. He is a member of the US World and National Team and competed in gymnastics for The Ohio State University. At the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Brandon won a Bronze medal on Still Rings and is one of the two men in US history to win an individual medal in Still Rings. He even got to be on the cover of one of the world’s largest fitness magazines, Muscle and Fitness. Currently, Brandon mentors other gymnasts and athletes on how to create and maintain a healthy diet to attain physical and professional success.

In this episode, as the first male guest on the show, Brandon speaks about the differences in what male and female gymnasts need for conditioning. He also speaks about accomplishing your goals by attaching those goals to your everyday actions and giving yourself a purpose to manifest motivation. He stresses the importance of setting non-negotiables to help transform yourself into the best you can be because you are a product of what you’re trying to do. Brandon discusses finding the perfect balance of muscle for athletes, how he sets his morning routine by making appointments with himself, and even offers healthy dietary advice by using food and nutrition as an asset to help you get in shape.

Episode Highlights

  • 03:15 – Sam’s first memory of Brandon
  • 04:31 – Brandon’s first memory of Sam
  • 06:18 – What made Brandon get so passionate about health and fitness
  • 10:40 – What’s the emotional preparation young gymnasts must have to accomplish their goals
  • 13:46 – Brandon’s current power statement and his power statement while as a gymnast
  • 15:41 – Why does Brandon set non-negotiables
  • 16:38 – Brandon’s advice for up and coming gymnasts to set up non-negotiables
  • 17:47 – The difference between male and female gymnast builds
  • 18:48 – What men need vs what women need in terms of conditioning
  • 19:16 – Is there such thing as too much muscle
  • 21:51 – Can gymnasts benefit from doing speed and agility training outside of practice
  • 24:29 – Brandon’s perfect recipe of when to condition during practice
  • 29:01 – The difference between a gymnast’s goals and a retired athlete’s goals
  • 31:08 – How does Brandon organize his workout schedule
  • 33:03 – Should conditioning change during meet season
  • 35:42 – Five day mental rewiring with Brandon
  • 39:04 – What are some things gymnasts can do to prevent injuries
  • 40:50 – Some pre and post-workout meal tips for gymnasts
  • 43:55 – Nutrition is an asset to help you get in shape
  • 47:43 – It’s about the concoction and the relationship of how food interacts with your body that creates performance
  • 49:20 – Some specific exercises Brandon recommends for gymnasts
  • 50:43 – How can listeners get one percent better each day

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