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Through years of research and working with the world's best athletes - Nike has learned greatness isn't born, it's trained. This podcast explores the cutting-edge of holistic fitness to help make you a better trainer and athlete. Listen to conversations with industry experts and discover the latest innovations, insights, and trends making the biggest impact on the training world.

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Julie Ertz | Why Adversity Can Be Your Best Friend
To kick off Season Three of TRAINED, we’re sitting down with U.S. Soccer Team midfielder Julie Ertz as she and the U.S. Women’s National Team prepare for this year’s competition in France. In 2015, Julie and her team won the competition, but once you’ve made it to the top, where do you go from there? How do you motivate yourself to keep training, to never stop striving to be your best, to perform at your highest level? For Julie, it’s about creating a training community. With the help of her teammates and her husband, Philadelphia Eagles tight-end, Zach Ertz, Julie continues to push herself in the gym and on the pitch. She tells us about her training routine, her take on nutrition, and why she has learned to embrace adversity.
Jun 06, 2019
Season 3 Trailer | TRAINED is Back
Welcome back to TRAINED. Presented by Nike. Our third season launches on June 6 with a conversation with pro soccer player Julie Ertz. Through years of research and working with the world’s best athletes, Nike has learned that greatness isn’t born, it’s trained. This podcast explores the cutting-edge of holistic fitness to help make you a better trainer and athlete. Listen to conversations with athletes and industry experts to discover the latest innovations, insights, and trends making the biggest impact on the training world.
May 23, 2019
Melissa Hartwig-Urban | Reset Your Relationship with Food
Food is complicated. The “rules” change all the time, and every body is different. So how do you decide what’s right for you? For Melissa Hartwig-Urban, Co-creator of Whole30 and four-time New York Times bestselling author, it was a process. She started blogging about her “elimination diet” as a way to improve her training and recovery and share her results with her training community. Ten years later, her approach has become one of today’s most-popular eating programs: The Whole30. In this episode, Melissa explains why The Whole30 isn’t meant to be a long-term diet but, rather, an experiment to figure out which foods work best for you. She also provides us with tips on how we can learn to identify, cook, and eat “real food,” how to make meditation a consistent part of training, and how we can all cultivate a healthier relationship with food in order to bolster our performance, recovery and mindset.
Apr 04, 2019
Allyson Felix | How to Stay Focused When Your Plans Don't Go As Planned
Allyson Felix is a World-Champion sprinter and an Olympic gold medalist. Over the course of her career, Allyson has won nine Olympic medals and 16 IAAF World Outdoor Championships, making her the most-decorated athlete in track and field history. Despite injuries, a harrowing pregnancy, and a rough road towards her first gold medal, Allyson has always stayed resilient in the face of challenges -- but getting to that mindset wasn’t easy. Allyson remains one of the greatest athletes of all time because of her ability to plan for the unexpected and her willingness to be patient with her body.
Mar 21, 2019
Michael Johnson | Bringing an Olympic Mindset to Everything You Do
Few athletes have had a career as successful as sprinter Michael Johnson. As a four-time Olympic gold medalist and the only male athlete to win both the 200 and 400 meter dash at the same Olympic games, his unique running style changed the running world forever. Even in retirement, Michael continues to trail blaze. In this episode, Michael shares how listening to his body has helped him forge his own path to success, how his mental resilience allowed him to fully recover from a stroke, and how his training company, Michael Johnson Performance, has helped athletes of all ages and levels focus on fundamental skills to take their training to the next level.
Mar 07, 2019
Dr. Matthew Walker | The Secret to Improving Your Metabolism, Reaction Time and Longevity
Despite years of research, clinical trials, and advancements in biotech, no one has cracked the code on why exactly humans sleep. But Founder and Director of U.C. Berkeley's Center for Human Sleep Science, Dr. Matthew Walker, is very much in pursuit. In this episode, Matthew, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Why We Sleep, gives us an in-depth look at how sleep can enhance everything from our nutritional cravings to our mood and anxiety levels to our reaction time and breaks down his top five tips that anyone can use to get a good night’s sleep tonight.
Feb 21, 2019
Sara Sigmundsdóttir | Staying Focused on Your Why
Sara Sigmundsdóttir has become of one the fittest athletes and most successful weightlifters of all time. It's not because she has followed the status quo, but because she has developed an eating plan, a sleep schedule, and a training routine that works for her. In this episode, Sara tells us how, through years of trial-and-error, goal-setting, and a positive mindset, she has taken her career from a small gym in Iceland all the way to the global stage in CrossFit, and is building up for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Feb 07, 2019
How to Make Your Goals Stick | Part II
We’re back with part two of our New Year's episode, focused on setting realistic, long-lasting fitness goals that will carry us through 2019. Today, we focus on sleep and recovery goals with psychologist Dr. Jennifer Martin and physical therapist Derek Samuel. These industry experts explain the physiological and psychological benefits of sleep and recovery, why sleep and recovery are inextricably linked, and how to leverage both to get an edge in your training.
Jan 24, 2019
How to Make Your Goals Stick | Part I
This week, we bring you part one of a special two-part episode focused on setting strong, long-lasting training goals. In this episode, we hear from nutritionist John Berardi—one of the most esteemed names in the industry. Dr. Berardi distills the complicated world of nutrition and diets into a few clear, simple habits everyone can try. Also in this show, we hear from Dr. Megan Jones Bell, psychologist and Chief Science Officer at the popular meditation company, Headspace. A clear mind is critical to advance your goals, and Dr. Bell gives actionable advice on being more present and focused in the new year (or anytime).
Jan 10, 2019
Angela Duckworth | Why Talent Alone Isn’t Enough
As 2018 winds down, we reflect on progress and set New Year's resolutions. But where to start? How do we set effective and realistic goals for 2019? Enter: MacArthur “Genius” grant winner, researcher and author of the Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth. In this episode, Angela shares her own experience overcoming adversity, plus practical advice and tangible tips to set up any goal for success.
Dec 27, 2018
Michael. B Jordan and Corey Calliet | From the Boxing Ring to the Big Screen
He is one of the fittest actors in Hollywood, but Creed II star Michael B Jordan isn’t just hitting the gym for the big screen. With the help of his personal trainer Corey Calliet, he’s made training a lifestyle. Michael and Corey take us through their movie-ready regimens, how they've built an unbreakable bond with one another, and the relentless push to be the best versions of themselves.
Nov 15, 2018
Mat Fraser | How to Eat, Train, and Think Like a Champion
Three years running, Mat Fraser has lifted, squatted, and snatched his way to the title of “The Fittest Man on Earth.” But some of his proudest accomplishments have come away from the bright lights of competition, during training, recovery days, and even in the Nike footwear Lab. Mat tells us what it took to go from an Olympic weightlifting hopeful to a world champion athlete, and how his failures are inextricably linked to his success.
Oct 18, 2018
Dr. Cheri Mah | The Link Between Sleep and Slam Dunks
You hydrate, eat right, and foam roll. But are you getting enough sleep? Dr. Cheri Mah, MD, shares how the world’s top athletes get their edge by taking sleep seriously, and how you can get the most out of your shut-eye.
Oct 04, 2018
Dr. Rhonda Patrick | Is Your Diet Right for You?
Dr. Rhonda Patrick, biochemist and expert in nutritional health, brain & aging, discusses - and debunks - today’s top nutritional trends and how they can affect our body in the long run.
Sep 20, 2018
Arianna Huffington | Why You Need to Care About Self-Care
Today, there’s pride in being busy and some of the world’s most powerful people boast about being physically run down. But one very influential name in media isn’t onboard. In this episode, Arianna Huffington and Ryan discuss the urgent need to redefine how society measures success and the microsteps we can take to get there.
Sep 06, 2018
Brett Kirby | Breaking Barriers in Human Performance
Brett Kirby, a human performance scientist at the Nike Sport Research Lab, discusses moonshot goals, Nike’s passion to redefine what the human body is capable of, and the importance of keeping an open mind to do the never been done.
Aug 23, 2018
Andy Puddicombe | Strong Mind, Stronger Body
Co-founder and voice of Headspace Andy Puddicombe discusses the importance of mindfulness in training and why the right mindset is crucial for peak performance at any level.
Aug 09, 2018
Shalane Flanagan | The Power of Self-Talk and Community in Competition
Long-distance runner Shalane Flanagan discusses self-talk, surrounding yourself with motivated women and what it was like to be the first American woman in 40 years to win the NYC Marathon.
Jul 26, 2018
Introducing TRAINED | Presented by Nike
Welcome to TRAINED. Presented by Nike. Through years of research and working with the world's best athletes - Nike has learned greatness isn't born, it's trained. This podcast explores the cutting-edge of holistic fitness to help make you a better trainer and athlete. Listen to conversations with industry experts and discover the latest innovations, insights, and trends making the biggest impact on the training world. Our first full episode launches next week: a conversation with NYC Marathon Winner Shalane Flanagan.
Jul 19, 2018