NBT People: Graeme Muirhead

May 19, 2019

Graeme Muirhead has been a member of our Elite Performance Program since February 2018. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Edinburgh Scotland, he studied computer science at Heriot-Watt University. His career in technology brought him to the US in 2009, and he is now a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York.

On this episode of the podcast, Graeme talks about his transformation from obesity, drinking, smoking, and back pain, to becoming a triathlete, now having completed fourteen Ironman events in Europe and the US. He discusses the moment he made the commitment to get healthy, and the methodical steps he took to develop his running, cycling, and swimming skills. Graeme also shares about his experience as an NBT client over the past year and the coaches at strategies that have helped him to improve his health and performance.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Graeme Muirhead:

[00:00:38] Becoming an athlete.

[00:05:04] 300 pounds, drinking, smoking, in pain, and the moment it all changed.

[00:06:35] Building healthy habits.

[00:10:29] Becoming a more serious athlete.

[00:11:23] Starting cycling.

[00:14:14] Treating two slipped discs with the yellow pages and masking tape.

[00:17:10] Becoming a marathon runner.

[00:19:47] Becoming a triathlete; Royal Windsor Triathlon.

[00:22:07] Ignoring negative self-talk and developing confidence.

[00:24:48] Breaking things down into chunks; divide and conquer.

[00:25:23] Moving to the USA.

[00:28:50] Full distance Ironman.

[00:32:13] Working with NBT.

[00:32:33] Triathlete Lesley Paterson; Podcast: Off Road Triathlon World Champion Lesley Paterson on FMT and Solving Mental Conundrums.

[00:33:15] Dr. Simon Marshall, PhD. Podcasts: 1, 2, 3, 4.

[00:36:53] Gut challenges.

[00:37:30] Holistic approach to health and performance.

[00:39:17] Metal toxicity.

[00:39:50] Bryan Walsh’s detox protocol; Podcast: Everything You Wanted to Know about Detoxification.

[00:41:47] Working with NBT Scientific Director and Coach Megan Roberts. Podcasts with Megan: 1, 2, 3, 4.

[00:42:03] Trello.

[00:44:28] Braveheart Coaching; Lesley's camp in San Diego.

[00:45:40] Kona: Ironman World Championship.

[00:46:16] Bob Babbitt; Breakfast with Bob.

[00:46:42] Next challenge: mountain biking.

[00:46:52] Eggbeater pedals.

[00:48:30] Graeme’s website.

[00:49:19] Christmas pudding.

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