Welcome to Part 2 of Mike Adams on Life Beyond the Game! In this episode, we dive into Mike’s transition out of the league and how he has found purpose since walking away from the NFL.
If you haven’t listened to Part 1, you can find that here.
Mike is a former NFL lineman turned Yogi. After playing football for Ohio State University Mike’s football career took him to Pittsburgh for four years where he played for the Steelers before moving onto Chicago to play a year with the Bears.
Through his years of playing, Mike used yoga as a means of training cardio, flexibility, and recovery for football injuries from knee and shoulder surgeries all the way to back surgery. It was after his football career when he began to dive deep into the mental and spiritual limbs of yoga. After feeling the impact of these benefits, Mike decided to become a Yoga teacher. During his first RYT teacher training his knowledge and understanding of yoga expanded and his love for sharing the practice began to take over.
In this episode, we discussed:
When Mike knew it was time to walk away from the game
How Mike cleaned up his diet and dropped from 315 lbs to 240 lbs
How changing your body image so quickly can lead to body dysmorphia
Mike’s journey with yoga and how it brought gratitude into his life
How yoga brought Mike closer to his faith
How Mike’s experience with psychedelics has helped him transition out of football
Finding gratitude no matter your circumstances
Advice for individuals going through a big life transition