We must help support and inspire athletes not only to realize their truest physical potential in sport, but also teach them how to live by a life philosophy that yields greater emotional, spiritual and mental well-being. – Mike Salemi
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On Wellness Force Radio episode 274, Division 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach, C.HE.K. Practitioner and Presenter, Mike Salemi, shares with Josh Trent how to connect the heart, body, and mind for optimal performance, how Kambo medicine can be used for purifying the body, how to cultivate the mental health practices to live life well, and how having the courage to listen to our “pain teacher” can be a powerful gift.
Listen and discover how Mike is helping athletes, coaches, and everyday women and men develop a holistic mindset for life both in and out of athletic competitions.
Mastering The Kettlebell
While this program is incredible in its depth, it only involves (and takes) one kettlebell to perform and covers the foundational lifts. I truly believe that with mastery of what I teach in the program, you will be set up to take kettlebells as far as you’d like to go- advanced movements, double kettlebell lifts, kettlebell “flows”, even entering a competition.
Above all, gain rare insight into my overall thought process. This way you can assess different training scenarios and use critical thinking skills to come up with an optimal solution. To do this it truly does take a comprehensive system – and system being a keyword.
It took me 12 months of work to outline organize and complete this training. My life’s work – all the struggles and successes- are reflected in it. So you and your clients can be set up for success.
“All great things are not achieved by just one person. There’s always a community of people who have to come together to make the impossible happen.” – Mike Salemi
Listen To Episode 274 As Mike Salemi Uncovers:
How he was able to help his build his family’s business back up after the 2008 recession and the emotional roller coaster that experience brought him.
His personal experience working a job that he did not love and how that impacted his wellbeing.
What brought him to the Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program at the C.H.E.K. Institute.
Why he felt called towards weight lifting and what it has taught him about emotional intelligence.
- What doing the inner work taught him about the similarities he shares with his father and the qualities he received from observing him.
Why our greatest gifts can sometimes be our greatest weaknesses.
The reason why he’s taking time from competing to be present and focus more on being playful.
- How he gets adults excited about play through his fitness programs.
The importance of having a fundamental skill in using equipment such as kettlebells before moving forward with training.
His favorite way of working in a physical movement for strength training.
His mission to work with fellow coaches that have a holistic mindset to truly inspire them and their athletes to focus on having a healthy living philosophy.
How to begin a wellness journey with injury prevention as your top priority.
The spiritual practice of embracing, feeling, and blocking out the pain he felt from a toe injury to be fully present in teaching.
What it was like to work one and one with Paul Chek for both the physical and spiritual work.
Why it took him two years until Paul Chek thought Mike was truly ready for his first plant medicine experience and what lessons he took away from it.
- His interest in becoming a Kambo medicine Practitioner someday in the future.
What an ELDOA stretch is and the many benefits of adding it to your wellness routine.
The lessons plant medicine is teaching him including being more aware of patterns and cycles of the males in his family.
Whether or not we should have more plant medicine facilities throughout the world.
How to decide whether or not a piece of technology will actually help you accomplish your health goals or not.
Power Quotes From The Show
“If the physical goal rises in a holistic system, so does the emotional and the spiritual. All of these goals have to rise in order to accomplish them in an integrated matter. The more I test myself or put myself in an uncomfortable situation, the more I’m going to be a better coach, friend, and able to have empathy for my clients.” – Mike Salemi
“Sometimes our greatest gifts are our weaknesses. Having discipline and being hard on ourselves can lead us to achievement but on the other hand, we should be a little bit more gentle with ourselves.” – Mike Salemi
“I’m truly here to share, support, and inspire both athletes and coaches to not only realize their truest potential in sport but also when they leave their sport so that they have some type of healthy living philosophy moving forward.” – Mike Salemi
Links From Today’s Show
- The C.H.E.K. Institute
- CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaching
- How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! by Paul Chek
- Kambo medicine
- Bruce Lipton
- Soltara Healing Center
- Mikey Siegel
- Mental Health Month
- WFR 252 Harpreet Rai
- WFR 212 Conner Moore
- WFR 226 Paul Chek
- Mike Salemi
About Mike Salemi
Mike Salemi specializes in human performance and is a sought after international presenter in the field of health and fitness.
Mike has a diverse background in strength and conditioning and has competed over the course of 15+ years at an elite level in Powerlifting and Kettlebell Sport.
Through his own path of resolving sport-related injuries, Mike understands the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit as a means to foster high performance for the long term. His motivation is to help athletes, fitness professionals, and coaches discover their own potential from the inside-out.
Professionally, Mike has served as a Division 1 strength and conditioning coach for Santa Clara University, as well as been the trainer to elite athletes across a wide range of sports.
His focus is on teaching educational workshops, certifications, and creating programs on unconventional training that build more balance athletes.