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The High Performance Podcast

Podcast Series The High Performance Podcast

The High Performance Podcast turns the lived experiences of the planet's high performers into your life lessons. Jake Humphrey (broadcast presenter of 20 years) and Professor Damian Hughes (leading high performance expert), speak to athletes, authors, entertainers and experts about the key to their success. But, Jake and Damian look beyond the guests achievements and encourage guests to share how they developed their mindset, what gives them confidence, how they navigate adversity and much more. Hear from guests as you’ve never heard them before. The High Performance Podcast aims to help listeners navigate their own version of high performance.

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Series Episodes

Joe Hart: Leading from the back, how I overcame disappointment to retire at the top (E268)

Joe Hart: Leading from the back, how I overcame disappointment to retire at the top (E268)

In the first of this two-part episode, we welcome former England goalkeeper Joe Hart to High Performance, discussing his remarkable career and the mindset that has driven him to success. Best known for his time at Manchester City and the England national team, Joe is a multiple Premier League FA Cup winner, and has played in some of the most memorable matches of the 21st century. Joe discusses his time at Manchester City, including his relationships with teammates and the pivotal moments that defined his career. Joe also shares his perspective on being dropped by Pep Guardiola and how he dealt with the frustration of not fitting into the new vision for the club. Reflecting on his England career, Joe talks about the pride and the criticism he faced, especially after the 2016 tournament. He emphasises the unique pressures of being a goalkeeper and offers advice on handling setbacks and maintaining a strong mindset. This episode provides an in-depth look into the highs and lows of Joe Hart's career, revealing the determination and resilience that have made him one of English football’s standout goalkeepers. Partners Huel 👉 hppod.co/huel Discover all 154 health benefits at uk.huel.com/benefits Eight Sleep 👉 hppod.co/eightsleep Manual 👉 hppod.co/manual Explore offers and discounts through our other partners: hppod.co/partners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

54 mins

24 June Finished

Laura Kenny: The Price of Gold for Britain's Most Successful Female Olympian (E267)

Laura Kenny: The Price of Gold for Britain's Most Successful Female Olympian (E267)

Jake and Damian sit down with Olympic record-breaker Laura Kenny to discuss the highs and lows of her illustrious cycling career, and the personal challenges she's faced along the way. Legendary British track and road cyclist Laura Kenny made her mark as a five-time Olympic champion and the most successful female cyclist in Olympic history. In this episode, Laura opens up to Jake and Damian about the intense pressure of competing at the highest level, and what led to her retirement this year. Laura openly shares her experiences of the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, recounting the overwhelming nerves she felt and the unique mindset required to overcome such immense pressure. She also reflects on the invaluable support and lessons from her father, emphasising the importance of constructive feedback over harsh criticism. Laura talks about the emotional toll of her struggles with conceiving and the impact it had on her mental health. She bravely shares how speaking out about her miscarriage and the pressures of being a top athlete helped her cope and heal. This conversation provides important insights into managing pressure, fostering supportive relationships, and the crucial role of communication in overcoming personal challenges. If you've been affected by miscarraige - miscarriageassociation.org.uk Partners Huel 👉 hppod.co/huel Discover all 154 health benefits at uk.huel.com/benefits Eight Sleep 👉 hppod.co/eightsleep Manual 👉 hppod.co/manual Explore offers and discounts through our other partners: hppod.co/partners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

57 mins

20 June Finished

Tim Spector: Debunking the myths around exercise and nutrition (E266)

Tim Spector: Debunking the myths around exercise and nutrition (E266)

In this episode, Jake joins world-leading nutrition expert Tim Spector to dive deep into the myths and truths about diet and health. Tim Spector is a renowned epidemiologist, geneticist, and author. Known for his work on personalised nutrition, he explains why calorie counting often fails in the long term. Emphasising the importance of food quality over quantity, Tim points out how ultra-processed foods can sabotage our health despite being low-calorie. Tim breaks down the complex relationship between diet, exercise, and mental health, sharing insights on why exercise alone isn't enough for weight loss and how our food choices impact our mood and mental health. He also talks about the transformative changes he'd make to our food systems, like ensuring real food in all institutions, stressing the interconnectedness of diet, exercise, and sleep for optimal health. With practical tips on how to improve your diet and lifestyle, this episode provides trusted insights from one of the most respected experts in the health and wellness field. Partners Huel 👉 hppod.co/huel Discover all 154 health benefits at uk.huel.com/benefits Eight Sleep 👉 hppod.co/eightsleep Manual 👉 hppod.co/manual Explore offers and discounts through our other partners: hppod.co/partners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1 hour 17 mins

17 June Finished

Gareth Southgate: Using fear as our fuel

Gareth Southgate: Using fear as our fuel

In this episode, we revisit our insightful conversation with England Manager Gareth Southgate prior to Euro 2020. Gareth reflects on his journey, including leading the Three Lions to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, and his ambitions for future tournaments. Gareth shares stories from his distinguished playing career; earning 57 international caps and playing in four major tournaments with England, and how these experiences shaped his outlook on management. As England aim for Euro 2024 glory, discover Gareth’s insights on leadership and development, from his experiences traveling across Europe to observe other coaching methods, to the lessons he’s carried forward from his own playing career. Partners: Huel 👉 hppod.co/huel Discover all 154 health benefits at uk.huel.com/benefits Eight Sleep 👉 hppod.co/eightsleep Manual 👉 hppod.co/manual Explore offers and discounts through our other partners: hppod.co/partners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1 hour 8 mins

13 June Finished

Ollie Watkins: From Non-League to the Champions League, how I climbed football's most competitive ladder (E265)

Ollie Watkins: From Non-League to the Champions League, how I climbed football's most competitive ladder (E265)

In this episode, Jake and Damian sit down with Premier League footballer Ollie Watkins, discussing his staggering journey from non-league football to reaching the Champions League. England and Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins joins us on High Performance after a breakthrough season, achieving the most assists in the Premier League. Ollie opens up to Jake and Damian about his route to the top, discussing his rejection from Exeter City at age nine, struggling with concentration, and his determination to prove people wrong. Reflecting on key mentors and moments throughout his career, Ollie highlights the impact of High Performance culture, emphasising the importance of humility and consistency instilled by coaches such as Unai Emery. He advocates for breaking down the stigma around mental health challenges among athletes. Ollie also recalls the pressure of scoring his first goal for Aston Villa, highlighting the memorable feeling of a weight being lifted from his shoulders when his aim became a reality. He shares a defining moment against Arsenal, where his goal and celebration asserted his belonging in the Premier League. This episode uncovers the remarkable journey of one of England's most promising footballing talents; from Ollie’s humble beginnings, to his Premier League success and Champions League aspirations. Partners: Huel 👉 hppod.co/huel Discover all 154 health benefits at uk.huel.com/benefits Eight Sleep 👉 hppod.co/eightsleep Manual 👉 hppod.co/manual Explore offers and discounts through our other partners: hppod.co/partners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

58 mins

10 June Finished

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