Looking Up with Max McCoy

Looking Up with Max McCoy

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Hey my name’s Max McCoy. I speak with various experts within the fields of psychology, fitness, spirituality, entrepreneurship & lifestyle design, in hopes to help us grow into the person we want to become. I’m a 24 year old freelance creative director from Los Angeles, California. Former NCAA college athlete and economics grad, I felt let down by the traditional schooling/professional system. As I pursued prioritizing my own mental health and professional freedom through nontraditional education, I would continually ask myself, “Why wasn’t I ever told this?” Given, I hold untraditional conversations that prioritize our mental/biological health, while supporting us in our attempt to break away from the norm in perusing the life we truly want. I hope you enjoy as much as I do. Welcome to Looking Up!


55 - I’m Doing a Digital Detox
Nov 11 • 30 min
Description: No Instagram, social media, TV, Youtube, podcast listening, dating apps, or anything else for the entire month of November. Find out what inspired this and why I think my mental health needed it. Enjoy!Check out Digital Minimalism by Cal…
54 - Flow, Consistency & Mindfulness for Athletes and Beyond - Ryan Stock
Nov 4 • 43 min
Ryan Stock is the founder of MindSport, a meditation app for athletes. Ryan and I share a passion for helping the world of sports in the realm of mental health, and we discuss details of that on this podcast. We chat flow state, consistency with habits,…
53 - Using Feeling to Release Emotional & Physical Discomfort - Lisa West
Oct 28 • 43 min
Lisa West is a licensed physical therapist who helps people in chronic pain. She regularly helps people via her expertise in physical therapy, myofascial release , and yoga. She also wrote an amazing book: “Follow the Feeling: A roadmap to emotional…
52 - The Unconscious, Overcoming Fear, Living in a Beautiful State - Elliot Roe
Oct 21 • 59 min
I’m joined by high performance mindset coach Elliot Roe! Elliot is a leading expert in Mindset Optimization for the world’s best poker players, Olympic medalists, UFC Champions, Hollywood Actors, Business executives and wall street traders. He leverages…
51 - Light: The Ultimate Health, Wellness & Performance Variable - Matt Maruca
Oct 14 • 72 min
Matt Maruca is a speaker on “The Light Diet” and is the founder of Ra Optics. This 20 yr. old student of health & wellness is dedicated to showing the world how light can dramatically improve our sleep, digestion, happiness, energy and more.Enjoy!Connect…
50 - Unplug to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance, and Consciousness - Dr. Andy Galpin
Oct 7 • 34 min
Andy has a PhD in Human Bioenergetics and is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. Andy co-authored a book called “Unplugged: Evolve from Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance, & Consciousness.”Connect with…
49 - Executing Goals That Matter Most - Bret Gornik
Oct 1 • 38 min
Bret Gornik is a business owner, Lifestyle Performance Coach, Nike Running Coach, and “Goal Execution Master.” We talk about his process in helping people reach their goals and how we can apply it right now. Enjoy!Connect with BretInstagramCheck out my…
48 - Utilizing the Breath for Pre & Post Battle - Ryan Stock
Sep 16 • 23 min
We talk about preparation and unwinding using nothing but the breath. Whatever your battle is, basketball or business, this episode should help!Connect with RyanInstagramMind Sport - The Meditation Ap for AthletesCheck out my social media pages for even…
47 - Alex Bazzell (NBA Skills Coach) - Working with the Best
Sep 1 • 56 min
I’m joined by NBA/WNBA skills coach Alex Bazell. Alex works with some of the most talented players in basketball, including Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony, Trae Young and more. We talk about how Alex got to work with the best and his thought process…
46 - Optimizing Sleep The Foundation of Mental & Physical Performance - Dr. Michael Breus
Aug 27 • 28 min
I’m joined by ‘The Sleep Doctor’ Michael Breus. Michael ( Ph.D) is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in Sleep Disorders. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show, and is a 3x best selling author. We talk about optimizing our…
45 - Preventing Injury, Increasing Longevity, Removing the Yoga Stigma - Lewis Hatchett “The Sport Yogi”
Aug 14 • 36 min
Nagging injuries don’t have to be so common! Super awesome episode with former professional athlete Lewis Hatchett, aka The Sport Yogi. We talk about how we both found yoga, how we much it can help our performance and pain levels, and how to easily…
44 - My Favorite Way to Work Through Negative Emotions (Active Imagination)
Jul 29 • 15 min
“The difference between a king and a man is that the king doesn’t look away.” For this Mindful Monday episode, I break down my favorite way to work on things like fear, nervousness, or lack of clarity. It’s a journaling exercise called ‘active…
43 - What We Can Learn from Tribal Humans in Pursuit of Peak Performance and Happiness
Jul 25 • 20 min
“My society did not encourage listening to one’s intuitive direction, and even frowned on it as being supernatural or possibly evil. I had to be trained to do what comes naturally.” (Marlo Morgan) I unpack a book I recently read that resonated with me…
42 - Reaching New Land - How to Push Through Even When it Gets Difficult
Jul 16 • 22 min
“One does not find new land without first consenting to loose site of shore for a very long time” (Andre Gide, French Poet) I have been greatly inspired by this quote. It has provided me with a layered metaphor that i have been turning to in effort to…
41 - Nonstop Internal Dialogue & What We Can Do About It - Ryan Stock
Jul 8 • 30 min
We often have an internal dialogue going in within us. “Self 1 and Self 2,” as guest Ryan Stock puts it. We talk about how we can work on this so that it doesn’t alter performance. Ryan is the founder of MindSport, the first meditation app made…
40 - Life Optimization with NBA Shooting Coach - David Nurse
Jun 27 • 34 min
David Nurse is an NBA Shooting & Life Optimization coach. I’ve loved learning from David’s infectious energy and positive outlook on what is possible. He has become like a big brother to me, and I was stoked to bring him on the podcast. On this episode,…
39 - What To Do Next - Mindful Monday 2
Jun 24 • 7 min
Another Mindful Monday episode! A lot of people, myself in particular, question what to do next. What direction should i take, which path should i follow? This episode is about finding clarity on what your next right move is. Happy Monday! Check out my…
38 - Mindful Monday
Jun 17 • 13 min
Mindful Monday series has begun! Mindfulness & Mediation is at the foundation of all things Mind Body Hoops. It’s greatly impacted my life, and I explain why on this episode! Happy Monday! Check out my social media pages for even more content on the mind…
37 - Working with the Mind, Not Against It - Erick Godsey
Jun 13 • 45 min
Erick Godsey is on a journey to understand human nature. He is a psychology scholar, and one of the best in the world in terms of helping us understand our psyche and the subconscious stories we tell ourselves. He is a self-taught cognitive psychologist,…
36 - Returning to our Biological Norm - Tony Riddle
Jun 6 • 56 min
Tony Riddle, Aka The Natural Lifestylist, is a Re-Wilding coach. He helps people return back to their natural state of moving and living. Tony helps us understand how we can learn from our ancient ancestors to optimize our living and performance today. We…
35 - NBA Skill Enhancement Trainer - Micah Lancaster
May 30 • 39 min
Micah Lancaster is one of the world’s most recognized skill development trainers. Micah has worked with players at all levels including NBA players such as Victor Oladipo, Kyrie Irving, & many more. We talk his journey to becoming a leader in this space,…
34 - The Oxygen Advantage - Patrick McKeown
May 22 • 65 min
One of my favorite talks yet. Patrick is the best selling author of The Oxygen Advantage. We talk about effective and ineffective breathing, and how massive of an impact it has on our performance and life. Connect with PatrickFacebookWebsiteCheck out my…
33 - The Power of Superfoods - Michael Kuech
May 14 • 36 min
I’m joined by Michael Kuech, co-founder of YourSuper. YourSuper is a superfoods supplement company here in LA (and Berlin). We talk optimizing our diet for peak performance & overall well being! I’ve been loving the YourSuper product line. If you want to…
32 - Sensory Deprivation Tank - Scott Andrade
May 8 • 37 min
I sit down with Scott Andrade, the owner of Ventura Float Center, after my first sensory deprivation tank experience. We talked the experience itself, and what we can learn from it to improve our life and performance.Connect with Scott and The Ventura…
31 - The Creative Ankle Breaker - The Bone Collector
Apr 24 • 46 min
Streetball Legend and NBA Influencer Larry Williams, AKA The Bone Collector, joins me! We talk about creativity, becoming a legend in a new space, and much more. This one was dope. Connect with Bone CollectorInstagramYouTubeCheck out my social media pages…
30 - Goal Setting & Execution - Mike Kaufman
Apr 16 • 53 min
Creator of @BetterBounce, long-time employee at Overtime, and my former college teammate Mikey Kaufman returns! We talk specifically about setting long term and short term goals, and how executing on them helps us become the people we want to become.…
29 - Why Yoga? - Action Jacquelyn
Apr 9 • 14 min
A special edition of the Mind Body Hoops podcast! We cut up episode 29 with @ActionJacquelyn and made a highlight reel. Let us know how you like this format. Also, if you want to start a podcast of your own, reach out to me on Instagram! If you have an…
28 - Yoga & Beyond - Action Jacquelyn
Apr 3 • 56 min
An awesome chat with former Laker Girl, Pro Dancer, and now yoga instructor, barre instructor, mindset coach and more! Jacquelyn Umof (@ActionJacquelyn) is a beast in more ways than one! We talk yoga, the nature of our thoughts, and much much more. Enjoy!…
Ep 27 - Hoops Nation’s Founder - Buster Scher
Mar 30 • 25 min
Buster is the founder of Hoops Nation, he’s an award winning broadcaster, and much more. He’s young but does not lack experience, being quite literally a modern media mogul. Buster & I had a quick phone call and we discussed his journey, obtaining…
26 - NBA Skills Coach - Marcus Hodges
Mar 26 • 49 min
I’m joined by NBA Skills Coach Marcus Hodges! We talk mentality, his journey to where he is today, growing outside of the sport, and much more. This was a fun one. Enjoy! Connect with MarcusInstagramCheck out my social media pages for even more content on…
25 - Overcoming your Fears and Training the Best - Jordan Lawley
Mar 19 • 42 min
Humbled to have sat down with NBA skills trainer and entrepreneur, Jordan Lawley. I asked Jordan about getting to where he is today, his relationship with fear, advice to people early on their journey, and much much more. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!…
24 - Visualization and Determination - Fabio Leopoldo
Mar 15 • 19 min
I sit down and talk with a world champion! Fabio Leopoldo, 5x Jiu Jitsu World Champion, joins me. We talk his journey to becoming a champion, advice to his students, visualization, and more. Different animal same beast! Enjoy.Connect with FabioTrain with…
23 - Movement Optimization - Cristian Plascencia
Mar 11 • 69 min
Christian is a movement coach, fascia specialist, and much much more. We talk about a bunch of different ways we can optimize our training to feel and perform better, and how athletes everywhere can begin adopting more progressive movement patterns. I…
22 - Defy The Odds - AJ Rompza
Mar 8 • 32 min
AJ is a former division 1 hooper, business owner, basketball trainer, and soon to be author. AJ “defied all odds” and reached incredible success in his playing career, and continues to approach his business with the attitude that got him there. We talk…
21 - Holistic Nutrition - Emily Ziedman
Mar 4 • 42 min
Emily is a Certified Nutritionist with expertise in Nutrition and Holistic Wellness. We talk mindful eating, the right and wrong foods, realistic solutions, and much more. Enjoy! Connect with EmilyWebsiteInstagramFacebookCheck out my social media pages…
20 - Mindset Development - Devin Markle
Feb 25 • 41 min
Devin is the head of Mindset Development at Mamba Sports Academy. Devin works with a wide range of professional athletes, while also working in a clinical settings with teens. We talk confidence, anxiety, and what we can do to enhance our mental…
19 - The Sleep Doctor - Michael Breus
Feb 18 • 46 min
I’m joined by ‘The Sleep Doctor’ Michael Breus. Michael ( Ph.D) is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in Sleep Disorders. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show, and is a 3x best selling author. We talk about optimizing our…
18 - Increasing Your Vert’ - Tyler Ray
Feb 11 • 48 min
I’m joined by Project Pure Athlete’s Tyler Ray for episode 18. Tyler is a jump specialist, strength coach, and former pro dunker. We talk about how technique can increase our vert immediately, and a bunch more. Enjoy! Connect with…
17 - Meditation & Mindfulness - Ryan Stock
Feb 4 • 55 min
For episode 17 i’m joined by author of ‘Buddha Was a Baller,’ founder of the MindBody App, and former college hooper/coach, Ryan Stock. We talked about one of the topics i’m MOST passionate about in mindfulness training, and how it can benefit our…
16 - Raising Your Game - Alan Stein Jr.
Jan 27 • 63 min
For episode 16 i’m joined by Alan Stein Jr. Alan just released his new book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from The Best of The Best. Alan is a true pro, and i learned a lot in our talk. We chatted for about an hour, and talked about things…
15 - The Barefoot Movement - Paul Thompson
Jan 21 • 44 min
I’m joined by “The Foot Podiatrist” Paul Thompson for episode 15! We talk about rethinking the way we use our bodies, especially with modern footwear. We discuss how crucial it is to respect these findings for injury prevention, proper mobility, and…
14 - Shooting Coach - Mike Dunn
Jan 14 • 36 min
Episode 14 with shooting coach Mike Dunn. We talk about shooting, finding consistency, staying focused, and a little about black coffee. Enjoy!Connect with MikeLinkedInInstagramCheck out my social media pages for even more content on the mind and…
13 - Better Bounce - Mike Kaufman
Jan 3 • 40 min
This is the thirteenth episode of The Mind Body Hoops Podcast. For this episode I talk to my good friend and Better Bounce founder Mike Kaufman. We mainly talk about recovery, Better Bounce and the Business itself. Hope you guys enjoy! Connect with…
12 - How to Finish Around the Rim
Dec 31, 2018 • 13 min
This is the twelfth episode of my Q&A Series where I answer the questions I get asked on my instagram @mindbodyhoops. For this episode I talk about certain ways you can finish around the rim. Hope you guys enjoy!Check out my social media pages for even…
11 - Mental Performance Coach Brittany Mitchell
Dec 27, 2018 • 32 min
Mental performance coach Brittany Mitchell joins me! Brittany works with players, coaches, and anyone else looking to perform at their best. She backs up a lot of the ideas I push with science, and gives us tangible advice on how we can improve our…
10 - How to Embody Confidence
Dec 19, 2018 • 8 min
This is the tenth episode of my Q&A Series where I answer the questions I get asked on my instagram @mindbodyhoops. For this episode I talk about certain ways you can help embody your confidence. This is just part 2 of 2 for episodes about confidence in…
9 - Becoming The Best Version of Ourselves - Erick Godsey
Dec 12, 2018 • 66 min
On this episode, cognitive psychologist, teacher and former hooper Erick Godsey joins me. This one was special for me. Erick has been impacting my life for some time now via his writing and speaking. His ability to break down complex psychological ideas…
8 - How to Shoot after Combo Moves
Dec 9, 2018 • 9 min
This is the eighth episode of my Q&A Series where I answer the questions I get asked on my instagram @mindbodyhoops. For this episode I talk about certain ways you can shoot after doing a couple combo moves. Hope you guys enjoy! -Check out my social media…
7 - Professional Basketball & Creating a Podcast - Andrew “Combo” Salop
Dec 6, 2018 • 22 min
On this episode, Andrew ‘Combo’ Salop joins me . Combo is a former professional basketball player where he played over seas for 10 years. He is now the host of basketball podcast, “Combos Court.” We discussed some hoops, but more so his mindset as a dope…
6 - How to Build Confidence
Dec 2, 2018 • 16 min
This is the sixth episode of my Q&A Series where I answer the questions I get asked on my instagram @mindbodyhoops. For this episode I talk about certain ways you can help build your confidence. This is just part 1 of 2 for episodes about confidence in…
5 - How to Gain Muscle Weight
Nov 21, 2018 • 8 min
This is the fifth episode of my Q&A Series where I answer the questions I get asked on my instagram @mindbodyhoops. For this episode I talk about healthy and organic ways to gain muscle without putting crap into your body. Hope you guys enjoy! Check out…
4 - How to Deal with Anxiety
Nov 19, 2018 • 14 min
This is the fourth episode of my Q&A Series where I answer the questions I get asked on my instagram @mindbodyhoops. For this episode I talk about dealing with anxiety and practices you can do to help you manage it at certain times. Hope you guys…
3 - How to Perfect my Shooting Form
Nov 14, 2018 • 10 min
This is the Third Episode of my Q&A Series where I answer the questions I get asked on my instagram @mindbodyhoops. For this Episode I go in depth on perfecting your shooting form and ways you can practice getting your form better. Hope you guys…
2 - How to Stay Injury Free
Nov 14, 2018 • 11 min
This is the Second Episode of my Q&A Series where I answer the questions I get asked on my instagram @mindbodyhoops. For this Episode I go in depth on how to keep your body injury free whether it’s during practice, a game, or just playing basketball in…
1 - How to Prepare for Big Moments
Nov 7, 2018 • 11 min
This is the first episode of my new Q&A Series where I answer the questions I get asked on my instagram @mindbodyhoops. Hope you guys enjoy!Check out my social media pages for even more content on the mind and body.Follow: @maxwmccoyInstagram:…