How Alex Ferreira won ANOTHER GOLD at Xgames / with Joe De Sena

By Spartan Race

How do you go from being the worst kid on the team to a 2018 Olympic silver medalist and two time XGames Gold medalist? Freestyle skier Alex Ferreira tells Joe De Sena and Johnny Waite the secret: unfaltering dedication, relentless training, infinite repetitive practice and truly believing in yourself are the keys!  Alex walks us through how his visualization process, it includes running every turn and every second of his runs 100’s of times through his mind before he even puts his skis on. Alex takes us right to the start of his Olympic run, drops in, and takes us on a mental journey of those glorious Olympic runs. Everyone in the room was on the edge of their seats, we felt as if we were peering through his own goggles. You’ll feel the snow on your own skin!     A truly humble, extraordinary and eloquent athlete, Alex believes that when you put in every single ounce of energy: love, heart, passion into what you’re doing and don’t leave a single thing on the table... that’s when you can sleep easy at night. Believe in what you are doing and Get It Done!    LESSONS Believe in what your doing  Do the hard work and be positive  Be humble and when it’s time to compete be ruthless  Do right by yourself  Visualize successful outcomes 100x repetition is key  Your either ready or your not Don’t take anything to seriously or personally  Enjoy every second  Put EVERYTHING you’ve got into your goal  Train as if you were an Olympian Believe in yourself until the end! You learn more from failure than success  Once you start winning the politics go away  Read as much as you can    LINKS More information about USANA More about Alex Spartan EDGE Go to and click REDEEM in the navigation then enter the code PODCAST for our special offer to Spartan Up podcast listeners. TIME STAMPS 0:00 Joe introduces gold medalist Alex Ferreira  1:50 Interview begins with Johnny and Alex  2:30 The journey to become a professional halfpipe skier 4:15 It’s all about hard work and your mentality 5:15 Being humble and being ruthless  6:15 Practicing: visualization and repetition 100’s of  times 7:45 Perfecting multiple tricks over many years to win the contest  8:45 The moment at the gate when your either ready or not  10:20 Eating, sleeping, training: doing everything he can to prepare  11:11 Taking us step-by-step to the lead up to his Olympic run 13:00 Run one: everything comes down to this moment  14:45 Run two  15:55 Run three- flow state  16:40 Putting it ALL on the table 16:55 break 18:15 Joe jumps into the interview  19:30 Learning more from failure than success  21:20 Once you start winning all the politics go away  23:00 Filling his intellectual capacity  25:00 Hot & cold therapy  26:30 Who you are is what you eat  28:55 Joe debriefs what he learned from Alex SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: YouTube: Google Play:   FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram Spartan Up on Twitter   CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Joe De Sena, Dr. Johnny Waite and Sefra Alexandra  The Colonel is off on a winter expedition    Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress  Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty   © 2020 Spartan

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