BC143. Brandon Villarreal – New Orleans Saints – Great Habits = Great Results

Brian sits down with former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle, Brandon Villarreal, to discuss his journey from Purdue University to the NFL.  Brandon discusses the importance of habits and mindset as it relates to success in professional football.   You will learn… What Brandon learned from playing alongside future HOF quarterback Drew Brees. The habits …

BC142. Andrew Franks – NFL Kicker – From D3 To The NFL

Brian sits down with current Kicker for the Miami Dolphins Andrew Franks to discuss his journey from playing Division 3 Football at RPI to kicking in the NFL.  Andrew’s drive and determination to be great make him one of the top peak performers ever interviewed on the podcast.   You will learn… Why Andrew chose to attend a D3 school. …

BC141. Dr. James Maas | Sleep, The Missing Link in Peak Performance

Dr. James Maas is a world renown authority, consultant in the field of sleep and performance and widely regarded as the world’s leading expert in sleep research and how sleep impacts optimal performance.   You will learn… How sleep relates to optimal performance. Sleep tips that NFL and Olympic teams are using. About the sleep …

BC 140. Brian & Erin Cain | Family Values, Travel, Meditation & Yoga

On this special relationship podcast episode featuring Brian’s wife Erin “The Bear”, you’ll learn about: The origins of “The Bear” and how the nickname came to fruition A “90-Day Getaway” and why it is so important to Brian & Erin’s relationship Daily checklists The core principles of the Cain’s The biggest challenges in Brian & …

BC 139. Greg McMichael | The Major League Transition

Former Major League pitcher and 1995 World Series champion with the Atlanta Braves, Greg McMichael joins Brian for a fantastic episode on the pro baseball grind, the mental game, and life after sports.   Discover… The extreme adversity that Greg overcame to reach the Major Leagues. An amazing story about how Greg thought his career might be …

BC 138. Chris Villarreal | Fear & Confidence Are NOT Mutually Exclusive

Former Performance Course Athlete turned Army Ranger, Chris Villarreal joins the Peak Performance Podcast for one of the best episodes of the year.   You will discover… The life lessons Chris has learned as an Army Ranger. The importance of visualization and how he utilized it as an athlete and in the military. A fascinating …

BC 137. Monica Abbott | Million Dollar Mental Game

Monica Abbott is the D1 Softball All-Time Career Leader in Wins, Strikeouts, Shutouts, Innings Pitched, Games Started, and Games Pitched.  After her collegiate career, she signed the most lucrative contract ever for a female in professional sports.   In this episode, you will learn… How Monica went through the 4 Stages of Buy-In before participating in …

BC 136. Bobby Maximus | The Importance of Ruthless Self-Work

Brian sits down with one of the elite Peak Performers in the world, Bobby Maximus.  Bobby is a former police officer turned UFC fighter and is now the General Manager and founder of Gym Jones.   You will learn… The importance of ruthless self-evaluation. Bobby’s story and what drives him to be elite. A few techniques to …

BONUS! NFCA Podcast Feature

Ready to make a push this post-season? Check out this BONUS #PeakPod that Brian was featured on with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association! You’ll learn more about: the mental aspects of softball the importance of consistency Controllables vs. Intangibles the best approach when you want to step up and much more…   Learn more about the NFCA …

BC 133. Eight Benefits of Being Data Informed

In this solo podcast, Brian informs you on #Pillar4 from the 12 Pillars of Peak Performance, Know Your Numbers.  You will discover the 8 Benefits of Being Data Informed and how to apply them to your everyday life.   The 8 Benefits of Being Data Informed… Measurement = Motivation. What you measure gets done. Numbers …

BC132. Ray Thoma | Floating to Another Level

Former professional baseball player Ray Thoma sits down with Brian to discuss his motivation for getting into float therapy and why it is for you…   Learn about… Mindfulness and how it affects your performance. Why Ray got into float therapy. The answers to the biggest questions people have about float therapy. And much more… …

BC131: Raúl Ibañez | The Mental Game of a 19-Year MLB Player

Former 19-year Big Leaguer Raúl Ibañez joins Brian to talk mental game and how it attributed mightily to his success.  Raúl hit over 300 home runs and drove in more than 1,200 runs throughout his illustrious career…    You will learn: A fascinating story about how Raúl developed his obsession for baseball. How the mental game …

BC130: Lonni Alameda | Growing the Game & Running a Championship Program

One of the best college softball coaches in the country, Florida State’s Lonni Alameda, sits down with Brian on this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast…  Discover… The impact that the late, great Harvey Dorfman had on Lonni. Florida State’s core values and how they came up with them. The idea of a “One More Board.” …

BC129: What Is Automobile University?

Brian dives into the often-asked question, “What is Automobile University?” and gives you tips and advice to make the most out of your commute… He goes in depth on: The book that has been a game changer in his life. Valuable podcasts that Brian listens to (other than the Peak Performance Podcast). Tangible action steps …

BC128: Ken Ravizza | Why Is the Mental Game Important?

In one of the BEST podcasts of the year, Brian takes you back to an interview with his mentor, Dr. Ken Ravizza, on the importance of the mental game… Learn about: Ken’s answer to why the mental game is so important. An important question to ask your players about their mental state. How to maintain confidence …

BC127: ABCA CFTC Podcast

The script is flipped once again in this podcast as Brian is interviewed by Jeremy Sheetinger of the ABCA’s Calls from the Clubhouse Podcast…    You will learn… The tipping point that led to Brian’s journey into the Mental Game. The expensive experience Brian learned while playing college baseball. The 3 P’s of Championship Baseball …

BC125: Bas Rutten – UFC Hall of Fame & UFC World Champion

In this episode, Brian talks with former UFC World Champion and Hall of Famer Bas Rutten.  Bas has great knowledge of the mind from a fighter’s point of view and shares many applicable traits that translate from fighting to life.   You will learn about… The #1 factor to be successful in a fight The importance …

BC122: Separation Is in Preparation (George Washington’s Birthday)

In this episode, Brian talks about how preparation is the greatest separator from those who are elite and those who are average.  He tells the story of how George Washington chopped down a tree in just 10 minutes…    You will learn about… George Washington and the fascinating story of how he had an hour …

BC121: Geno Pierce – Peak Performance Course

Brian is joined by Geno Pierce, one of the TOP strength and conditioning coaches and founder of Performance Course.  Performance Course’s mission is to enhance athletic performance and build strength of character in individuals and teams while preparing them for success in life. Learn about… The core principles of Performance Course and how Geno came …

BC120: 9 Tips for Mastering and Managing Your Time | Pillar #3

Brian goes solo to give you 9 Tips for Mastering and Managing Your Time.  He gives you tangible action steps to help you maximize your time on a day-to-day basis. You will learn about… A “Not-To-Do” List and examples Brian puts on his list How to clear to neutral  The importance of scheduling out your weeks …

BC118: Tim Corbin on Coaching The Mental Game

In this episode, Brian goes back to an interview from 2006 with one of the best college coaches in the country, head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores Baseball team, Tim Corbin.  Tim has been the head coach at Vanderbilt since 2003 and won a National Championship in 2014. You will learn about… Corbin’s biggest takeaway from …

BC117. Eric Byrnes – A Major League Endurance Sports Mindset

Brian talks with former Major League Baseball player and Peak Performer Eric Byrnes, the day before they both compete in IRONMAN Arizona.  Byrnes recently came out with a Documentary on his journey from a Major League field to 8 IRONMAN competitions as well as The Western States 100. In this episode, you will learn about… What …

BC116: Your 12-Week Solution

In this episode, Brian talks about The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance Digital Training Program and how it will help you take your program to the next level… You will learn about… The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance Digital Training Program How this program will help you and your become mentally tougher Why this system will get you …

BC115: Peter Yobo – From Ghana to USC Football & Branding the Pro Athlete

In this episode, Brian talks with Peter Yobo, who is a former USC Trojan football player and innovation strategies consultant.  Peter grew up overseas in Ghana and has an incredible story of coming to the U.S. and starting his own business. You will learn about… Peter’s unique journey from West Africa to Southern California Peter’s passion …

BC114: 2016 Year In Review

On a daily basis, you’re either taking a step closer to where you want to be or you’re taking a step further away. In 2016, we took some huge strides towards where we want to go… Recap some of the highlights from 2016 in this video below: What is the One Word Focus you need …

BC107: Hal Wasson | Building a Winning High School Football Program | Championship Culture #Pillar2

This week’s guest is one of the top high school football coaches in the nation.  Hal Wasson has been the head football coach at Southlake Carroll in Southlake, TX, since 2007.  The Dragons are widely recognized as a top high school football program and annually find themselves ranked in the top 25 nationally and competing …

BC106: Alan McDougal | Coaching The Mental Game of Baseball & Program Building | Championship Culture #Pillar2

This week’s guest is Alan McDougal, head baseball coach at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, TX.  Alan is widely regarded as one of the top coaches in the game when it comes to developing a mindset and a championship culture.  He has coached multiple Major League players and routinely puts players into Division One …

BC100: The 100th Episode of The Peak Performance Podcast With Brian Cain

You asked.  We listened. For the 100th episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, I answered several of your most pressing questions… The questions include: Which sport is your favorite to work with on game day? How do you get a reluctant player to buy in? Which aspect of your mission brings you the most fulfillment? What …

Exclusive Birthday Video Podcast with Brian Cain!

This Exclusive Birthday Video Podcast is my gift for you…  In this video, you’ll hear about: My recent updates in training for Ironman Arizona The 1 thing I’ve learned about myself while training… How you can support the #MilesForSmiles mission! and much more… Visit BrianCain.com/Ironman to learn more and support #MilesForSmiles! 

BC96: Luke Mandola, Jr., Sr. VP of Fuddruckers – Leadership, Process & Culture

This week’s guest is Luke Mandola, Jr.   Luke is the Senior Vice President of Fuddruckers, home of The World’s Greatest Hamburgers.  In this podcast, Luke talks about the Fuddruckers 8-step process known as The Stairway to Burger Heaven, and about leadership and their championship culture of FCCPPST.  A former baseball standout for the Tulane Green …

BC92: Mark Doran – 1983 MLB 1st Rd Pick & Wisconsin Badger Football Player

Mark Doran is known internationally as a premier batting instructor.  He played baseball and football at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned the All-American award in baseball.  Out of college, Mark was drafted in the first round by the California Angels in 1983, 23rd overall, where he excelled at every level in the minor …

BC90: Ryan Harrison – SlowTheGameDown – Vision Performance Trainer

Ryan Harrison is a certified Sports Performance Vision Trainer with SlowTheGameDown.  He has a degree in Exercise Physiology from University of California at Davis, where he was a kicker for the football team.  Since 1998 Ryan has been working with international softball, collegiate and amateur softball teams. Ryan also has been a key consultant to …

BC85: Burt Watson – Babysitter to the Stars

This week’s guest is the man that makes MMA events happen, Burt Watson.  A career in boxing and MMA that began more than 30 years ago has allowed Burt Watson to serve in a host of positions with some of boxing’s and MMA’s most-recognized names.  As a consultant, advisor, promoter and event coordinator, Burt commands a …

BC84: Jonah Bayliss – From Div. III Baseball to the Major Leagues

This week’s guest is former MLB Pitcher and one of Cain’s best friends from childhood Jonah Bayliss. Jonah pitched in the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates, had a tour with the Team USA Baseball Olympic Qualifying team and one season in Japan. Bayliss who was the #5 pitcher on his high school team …

BC83: Prague Clinic – The Mental Game of Baseball

This week we reach into the Vault, going all the way back to December 2014 where Brian Cain delivers a live coaches educational clinic at The European Baseball Coaches Association Clinic.  Enjoy Cain live as he takes more than 100 coaches from all over the world through the fundamentals of competing one pitch at a time.

BC82: Chris Bradley – The Mental Game of Hockey

Senior graduating captain Chris Bradley of RPI Hockey is this week’s guest on the Peak Performance Podcast. Listen to how passionate Chris is when talking about the Mental Game of Hockey and competing one shift at a time.

BC81: Mike Spillane – Pro Hockey Goalie

Mike Spillane is the former goal tender for The University of Vermont and a former professional hockey player. Spillane is a master of the mental game in the net and talks with Peak Performance Coach Brian Cain about the demands placed on the most mentally demanding position in all of sport:  the hockey goalie. Click …

BC80: The Mental Game of Hockey – One Shift at a Time

Brian Cain is the author of The Mental Game of Ice Hockey, Playing One Shift At A Time and the most sought after mental game of ice hockey consultant in the USA. Cain works with top college, high school and select hockey programs on developing a process that allows players and coaches to consistently be …

BC74: Matt Knoll – Baylor Men’s Tennis Coach

Matt Knoll is the head men’s tennis coach at Baylor University.  As one of the most successful tennis coaches in the country, Knoll discusses how he builds mental toughness and a culture of one-point warriors in his program. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.

BC73: Rob Childress – Texas A&M Baseball

Rob Childress is the head baseball coach at Texas A&M University.  In this podcast Coach Childress discusses the mental game of baseball, how he builds toughness in the players in his program, and the championship culture that is the foundation of his program. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.

BC72: Sean Cotter – Former UMass Lowell Softball Head Coach

Sean Cotter is the former head softball coach at UMass Lowell and led the River Hawks to great heights when at the helm of their program.  Cotter is a master of the mental game, and in this podcast he talks about coaching the mental game and strategies for building mental toughness on the diamond. Follow Cain …

BC66: Declan Connolly – NY Rangers Ex-Physiologist | Fueling for Performance

Dr. Declan Connolly is an exercise physiologist at The University of Vermont and has worked in multiple Olympic games and served as a consultant to top teams and athletes in the world.  Connolly breaks down the importance of fueling for performance and how you can eat to win. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.

BC65: Derek Johnson – Building Mental Toughness in Pitchers

In this podcast, former Vanderbilt Baseball pitching coach Derek Johnson shares strategies for helping pitchers compete one pitch at a time and reach their maximum potential through mental conditioning.  Johnson is considered by many as the top pitching coach in the world.  He currently works as the pitching coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers. Follow Cain on …

BC64: Brian Cain on the Mental Game of Baseball

In this podcast, master of the mental game Brian Cain breaks down what it takes to succeed on the diamond one pitch at a time.  Cain also fields questions on the mental game of baseball. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.  

BC63: Firas Zahabi – Mental Game of MMA

Firas Zahabi is one of the most respected MMA trainers in the world.  He is the head coach of TriStar Gym in Montreal, Canada – home of 2010, 2011 and 2012 Canadian Athlete of the Year and UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre.  Zahabi is a master of the mental game and is excellent at …

BC62: Frank Anderson – University of Houston

Frank Anderson is the pitching coach at The University of Houston and the former head baseball coach at Oklahoma State.  He is also the father of Major League Baseball pitcher Brett Anderson.  Coach Anderson discusses the mental aspects of pitching and what it takes to perform your best one pitch at a time on the …

BC61: Jack Dahm – Former University of Iowa Baseball Coach

Jack Dahm is the former head baseball coach at The University of Iowa.  Dahm discusses the importance of routines and being able to slow the game down by being able to slow yourself down to give you the best chance for success on the diamond. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.  

BC60: Keith Bateman

Keith Bateman is the head baseball coach at Augsburg College in Minnesota.  Bateman is a master of the mental game and is one of the top young coaches in the game of baseball.  In this podcast he discusses competing against the game one pitch at a time. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.

BC59: Kyla Holas – University of Houston Softball Coach

Kyla Holas is the head softball coach at The University of Houston.  One of the premiere pitching coaches in the country, Holas was also an All-American pitcher at The University of Louisiana Lafayette. In this podcast, Holas discusses the mental aspects of softball performance and what it takes to achieve success at the highest level …

BC57: Ethan Miller – How To Use The Mental Game as an Athletic Director

This week’s guest is Ethan Miller. Ethan is the Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach for Central Springs High School in Manly, Iowa. In this podcast, Ethan discusses how he uses the mental game to help create a championship culture in the athletic department and to inspire and motivate his team and students on a …

BC56: Brian Cain – Athletic Administration

This week, Brian Cain joins us on the other side of the microphone as he shares his story from being a PE Teacher to 7 years as an athletic director to one of the world’s most sought after peak performance coaches.  He shares what he knows now that he wishes he knew when starting out …

BC55: Spanky McFarland – Former JMU Baseball Head Coach

Spanky McFarland is the former head baseball coach at James Madison University and one of the best men in college baseball history.  McFarland talks about creating a program of excellence, built on character and competing one pitch at a time. Follow Cain on Twitter @BrianCainPeak.  

BC54: Steve Smith – Former Baylor Baseball Head Coach

Steve Smith is the former head baseball coach at Baylor University and the all-time wins leader in Baylor history.  Smith shares insight into coaching the mental game and into the core values of the program, competing one pitch at a time, and what he has learned from a lifetime of being in the game of …

BC53: Kyle Peterson – ESPN Analyst

Kyle Peterson is one of the top college baseball analysts in the world and can be seen every weekend on ESPN covering college baseball.  Peterson was an All-American pitcher at Stanford and went on to have a successful professional baseball career.  Peterson talks about his mindset as a pitcher and what he sees as similarities …

BC51: Barrin Simpson – 3x All-SEC Football Player & CFL Hall of Fame

This week’s guest on The Brian Cain Peak Performance Podcast is one of the only players in the history of college football to be a 3x All-SEC Defensive Player.  Our guest is former Mississippi State Bulldogs middle linebacker Barrin Simpson.  Simpson was also a 1st Team All-American who went on to play for 11 seasons in …