The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

The MindSide is the performance perspective of Dr. Bhrett McCabe. Throughout the podcast, topics will be explored and discussed related to nutrition, performance and sports psychology, and personal excellence.
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Dec 28, 2016

Meighan Julbert, MS joins Dr. Bhrett McCabe to discuss new starts. Many look at a new year as a fresh start and a chance to close the door on the past. But is that the answer? Should we leave those doors cracked to learn from the past and use that to build a successful future? Julbert and McCabe discuss that in today’s podcast.

Dec 21, 2016

In 2001, Steve Ehretsman was walking into a fast-food establishment when he was crushed between two cars.  After 13 surgeries, doctors decided to amputate his leg below the knee.

Ehretsman is a former D1 athlete where he was captain of the Boston University basketball team.  This was not according to plan. Up until the accident, Steve was a high producing and quickly emerging leader in the business development scene. Immediately following the accident, he struggled with adjusting to life and that struggle sparked his next step – to found Shamrock Prosthetics, Inc. Through his own struggles, Steve identified a way to bring peace and healing to others suffering from similar circumstances by focusing on the mental, physical, and functional healing of the clients.

Dec 14, 2016

31 year old Deontay Wilder will tell you since becoming the WBC Heavyweight title holder in 2015 he has learned to be thankful for the little things in life. Wilder became the first American World Heavyweight Champion in 9 years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion. As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics. This led to his nickname of "The Bronze Bomber", which Wilder coined after Joe Louis, who was also from Alabama and was known by the nickname of "The Brown Bomber".

Wilder is undefeated as a professional with a 97.2% knockout-to-win ratio, with 18 knockouts in the first round. As of July 2016, Wilder is ranked the world's third best heavyweight by The Ring magazine and BoxRec, and fourth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Wilder’s boxing career started when his now 12 year old daughter was born with Spina Bifida.  Wilder decided to drop out of college and look for a way to raise money to take care of his daughter.  That drive led to his undefeated career. 
Dec 7, 2016

On this week’s podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe takes a personal look at his upcoming hip surgery and candidly explores the anxiety and apprehension that he is experiencing in the days leading up to it. What are his anxieties and how is he dealing with them? What are the parallels that you can apply to your own fear and anxiety? This week, Dr. McCabe is the patient and he couldn’t feel more strange about it.

Nov 30, 2016

On this week’s MindSide Podcast, we explore the challenges women commonly face in sports.  The challenges are not just the ones in the open, like blatant discrimination and sexism, but the understated biases that are pervasive throughout sports. For instance, does an athlete that cries on the sidelines get viewed differently if they are a male or female? Who would transfer to coaching men’s basketball better - Pat Summit or Geno Auremmia? Does the gender of the coach shift your judgment of their impact? The challenges are deeper than gender but about roles, experience, and perceived value in different settings. Open your mind and explore this topic this week.

Nov 23, 2016

Dr. Sloan Beard attend Ball State University where she was a member of the gymnastics team. 17 years in the demanding sport led to numerous injuries.  In her professional career she began working with several gymnasts for injury-related care. Beard realized the need for interventions within a gymnast's program before injuries were to occur. With her background in TPI, Titleist Performance Institute, Dr. Sloan wanted something that could assist in gymnastics in the same manner that TPI works within golf. She designed a way to assess a gymnast on the front end, prescribe correctives that coordinated with the assessments and ultimately remove more variability in the injury process.  She founded  GymnastFix in the early months of 2016 and now assesses and teaches for different gymnastics programs implementing prehab protocols specific for their individual athletes. 

Dr. Sloan practices with her husband, Dr. Beau Beard, in Birmingham, Alabama at their clinic, The FARM: Functional Athletic Rehabilitation & Movement. She utilizes a very hands-on adjusting technique, and is well versed in myofascial release, kinesio taping, exercise prescription and sports rehabilitation.

Nov 16, 2016
Dr. Bhrett Mccabe is preparing for the release of his first book, The MindSide Manifesto.  In this week's podcast, he previews one chapter about the 5 people who should be in your life. Each of these people play a role that could help you grow, but don’t get these 5 confused with those who bring ignorance into your life.  Dr. Bhrett McCabe explains the difference in this week's podcast. 
Nov 9, 2016

In life many of us feel we are called for something. For some, it is to be a professional athlete, for others it might be leading a corporation. No matter what your calling is there are steps and sacrifices you must make to reach it. Chad Metcalf has learned that on his journey to reach two different callings. First becoming a Navy SEAL through the sacrifices it took in training and life to make that happen, and now  becoming a professional golfer. On this journey Chad says “the best trait I have learned is being an overcomer.” Listen to how he’s overcome the challenges along the way and about the lessons he has for those following a similar path.

Nov 2, 2016

Jeff Swarr became emerged into the goal to win with every team he coached.  But what he learned was he was missing one thing, the heart of the game and the heart of challenges.  After taking a step back and looking at how he was competing he learned to compete from the heart, something he says is a long process.  Learning this led him to write, A Competitor’s Heart: 369 Days of Development.

Oct 26, 2016

Timothy embarked on a bigger challenge in life. Timothy was in a horrific car accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. In that accident, Timothy risked his life to save a 2-year old baby. From that point on Timothy was left to find his purpose in life while paralyzed. While beginning a new journey at Wallace State Community College, he learned to live independently and cope with society. After graduating from Wallace State Community College he enrolled at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and communication management (double major). Timothy Alexander left a major impact on UAB by becoming the first paraplegic to receive a football scholarship, runner-up for Mr. UAB and President of UAB athletic marketing known as “Gang Green.”  While working for “Gang Green” Timothy helped set 2 school attendance records while there. Timothy received the Student of Excellence Award because of his academic/athletic performance in and out the classroom. HE was also known for holding prayer gatherings, taking students to church twice a semester so that students could come together/pray and to help find their purpose in life.

Oct 19, 2016

Join Dr. Bhrett McCabe on The MindSide podcast as he shares with you some thoughts about not accepting the status quo and always surrounding yourself with the right keys and the right people for success. Dr. McCabe teases his upcoming book The MindSide Manifesto, and explains how it will help you achieve whatever you set your mind to by creating a clear and concise declaration of your goals, and then taking the necessary steps to achieve them.

Oct 12, 2016
Kent Stewart started climbing completely by accident when in 2006 him and his wife decided to attempt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. That was all the taste of mountain climbing they needed. They embarked on an adventure to see if they could climb the Seven Summits – the highest peak on each of the seven continents.

Together, they summited the first five: Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Vinson in Antarctica, Kosciuszko in Australia, and Aconcagua in South America with little more than a hiccup. They took on Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska, but failed on their first attempt. Kent went back and summited Denali solo in 2011. In 2013, he attempted to climb Mount Everest and complete the famed Seven Summits but was unsuccessful. He’s had 3 more attempts since then.  His podcast is one to challenge the way you set your goals in life.

Oct 5, 2016
Dan Carlson joined UAB Athletics in October 2015 as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration.  Carlson is a veteran administrator who has over 20 years experience working in intercollegiate athletics.

Carlson was driving to a friends home before heading off to college when a car ran his vehicle off the road.  The accident broke his back leaving him paralyzed.  After rehab he went to college, having to learn how to use his hands and write all over again.  

Carlson says one thing he learned, life changes and we have to adapt to those changes. 
Sep 28, 2016

Olympic coach and IKKOS inventor Sean Hutchison wanted to help his athletes achieve their dreams. Recognizing that legendary athletes win because of specific, repeatable motions, he became driven to find a better way to teach movement. Devouring scientific literature on neuroplasticity and partnering with videographers, sound designers, neuroscientists, and other experts, he invented the unique IKKOS approach to movement learning.  Best of all, IKKOS gives people a deeper understanding of their own potential. There is nothing quite like the feelings of surprise, pride, and accomplishment people experience when they quickly master what they thought was impossible.

Sep 21, 2016

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Sep 14, 2016
Sports and Forensic Psychologist, Dr. Mitch Abrams joins The Mindside Podcast this week.  Abrams is the author of Anger Management in Sport.  He’s also a leading expert in sexual assault and violence in athletes. 
With questions over hits in the NFL being intentional it made us think, are they? Are athletes coming into the game with too much anger? How do they find balance? We explore that and more on The MindSide podcast.
Sep 7, 2016
Dr. Glenn Fleisig is the research director of the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham Alabama. Dr. Fleisig leads the team at ASMI that has conducted biomechanical pitching analyses on some of today’s most successful MLB pitchers. On this Podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe dives into pitching and biomechanics with Fleising.
Aug 31, 2016
This episode of the MindSide Podcast takes a deeper dive into the minds of Curious Coaches with Corey Lundberg. His Curious Coaches partner, Matt Wilson, was a previous guest on the podcast. He reviewed the mindset and motivations of what drives them to find answers. This week, we go deeper into the creative mind of one of the best young coaches in the country.
Aug 24, 2016

Bob Lujano is a Quad Rugby Paralympics athlete and much more...he's an inspiration to those with disabilities and those who simply need a bit of inspiration to keep going when life gets difficult. Bob co-stared in the Hollywood Film “Murderball.”  He recently became an author with his book, No Arms, No Legs… No Problem!”  Bob is a quadruple amputee from a childhood disease.  But instead of letting that define him, he has gone on to great heights  academically, athletically and most importantly, in everyday living.  For more on Bob, visit his website

Aug 17, 2016

Your entire life can change in a split-second by one decision. For a former LSU standout, his life changed the moment he tried to take his life. Instead of dying, his life changed with 49 surgeries and days of wondering “what if.”  Now, Danny Zahl is hoping to help teach others the signs of a person screaming out for help.

Aug 10, 2016
Eddy Alvarez is an American short track speed skater who represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics.  That isn’t Eddy’s only accomplishment.  He’s also a professional baseball player for The Birmingham Barons, a minor league affiliate for the Chicago White Sox. He took to roller skating at the age of 5 and began speed skating at 7 years old.  In high school, Alvarez took a break from skating to focus on his love for baseball which earned him a college scholarship.  Now he’s able to live out both his dreams, an Olympic Speed Skater and a Professional Baseball Player.
Aug 3, 2016
In the last few months, it’s become something we are hearing on a regular basis, a police officer shot and killed.  Last month, 3 officers were ambushed in Baton Rouge and 10 in Dallas, and there were others.  The stress of the job is unreal, and yet, those in blue continue to answer the call day in and day out. Their families worry about the dangers, but they continue to face the great challenges as part of their calling. Former Major League baseball player and LSU baseball legend, Sgt. John O’Donoghue has served his community for over 15 years and shares his perspective about the stress he faces and how it compares to facing the best hitters in the world. He shares how you train in pressure to prepare for pressure, on the diamond and when carrying shield. With all that is going on in the world today, this podcast gives a rare glimpse in to the heart and soul of those in the blue. 
Jul 27, 2016

A native of Toronto, Ontario and a graduate of Long Island University, Matt Wilson is the Director of Instruction at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos, California and the co-founder of Curious Coaches. Matt specializes in creating and executing comprehensive elite player development programs.

Jul 20, 2016
Scott Fawcett’s golf career has been nothing short of unique. 
He graduated in 1996 from Texas A&M University, notching one victory. Upon graduation he briefly joined the workforce before deciding to pursue his dream of playing professional golf. During his initial professional golf stint Scott won twice on the NGA Hooters Tour, played in the 1999 U.S. Open, and won ten other mini-tour events. 
In 2001 Scott was sidelined with a shoulder injury. During his downtime he almost accidently started an electricity company when Texas deregulated its market. He spent the next six years working full-time and playing very little golf. In 2008, Scott was filled with renewed enthusiasm, and more importantly, time, and thus decided to get his game in shape for a run at elite amateur golf. 
As a formerly great ball-striker Scott decided to focus his practice time on putting and mindset. He knew that improvement in those areas were all it would take him to become a world-class amateur. That summer he had several strong finishes in a limited schedule. The highlight was an opening nine 29 at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships, setting the USGA nine hole scoring record. 
Then the fun started, again. On somewhat of a bet Scott entered that year’s PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament as a 35 year-old amateur. He became only the second amateur to make it to Final Stage, and remains the oldest by 13 years! He spent the next three years playing part-time professional golf which it turns out isn’t as easy as it sounds with a full-time job and a newborn at home.
In 2014, armed with his amateur status again, Scott decided to gear up for another run at amateur golf. This time he decided to use his math, economics, and poker background to “solve” golf strategy. He combined TrackMan data with PGA Tour scoring statistics to create a system to easily optimize target selection during a round. 
This is what led to the creation of the DECADE Course Management Seminar. The target selection system Scott used while caddying is taught in great detail in one afternoon. Using innovative technologies the seminar distills decades of experience into one concise lecture. It covers almost everything there is to know about playing golf at the highest levels. Scott’s unique background gave him the idea that proper course management not only could be taught in a classroom setting, it should be! No clubs = no emotions. Just unencumbered learning.
For more, visit 
Jul 13, 2016

Lars Anderson is a Senior Writer at Bleacher Report. He’s also an instructor of Journalism at The University of Alabama and a contributor to the SEC Network. Lars is a New York Times best selling author. He travels the world meeting people and telling their stories. He listens to stories of heartache, triumph, and failure. He then tells their stories in a way that allows readers to feel the same emotions he had while conducting the interviews, and these are interviews that can leave you heartbroken and asking how those things happened to such amazing people.

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