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Steve Maxwell - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master

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Steve Maxwell is the American fitness guru, author, physical educator, breathing coach and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He was named one of the top 10 trainers in the USA by Men’s Journal, and spends his time travelling around the world with just one duffle bag, teaching students like Joe Rogan about mobility, strength training, martial arts and more. Steve received his black belt in BJJ from the renowned Brazilian trainer Relson Gracie, and was the first American certified to teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Steve Maxwell is an American fitness guru, author, physical educator, breathing coach and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He was named one of the top 10 trainers in the USA by Men’s Journal, and spends his time travelling around the world with just one duffle bag, teaching students like Joe Rogan about mobility, strength training, martial arts and more. Steve received his black belt in BJJ from the renowned Brazilian trainer Relson Gracie, and was the first American certified to teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

In this up close and personal interview, Steve joins Brian Rose in the studio to talk about training methods, his advice on breathing in general and for exercise specifically, and his overall life philosophy. It’s not to be missed!

Steve Maxwell’s journey into the world of fitness began in martial arts. He achieved a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and is acknowleged as the first American to earn a black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Maxwell’s early experiences in martial arts laid the foundation for his holistic approach to fitness, emphasising the integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Maxwell’s expertise in strength and conditioning has made him a sought-after coach for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. He has worked with professional athletes, including mixed martial artists and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, helping them optimise their physical performance through functional and practical training methods.

One of Steve Maxwell’s notable contributions to the fitness world is his emphasis on mobility and movement training. Recognising the importance of flexibility and joint health, Maxwell advocates for a well-rounded approach that includes dynamic stretching, joint mobility exercises, and movement patterns that mimic real-life activities. His approach addresses not just strength but also the functional aspects of fitness crucial for overall well-being.

In addition to his hands-on coaching, Steve Maxwell is an educator and speaker who has conducted workshops, seminars, and certifications worldwide. He shares his wealth of knowledge on topics ranging from strength and conditioning to holistic health practices. Maxwell’s ability to simplify complex fitness concepts and make them accessible to a broad audience has contributed to his popularity as an educator.

Beyond physical fitness, Steve Maxwell is an advocate for holistic health. He emphasises the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, encouraging individuals to adopt lifestyle practices that promote overall health. Maxwell incorporates elements of mindfulness, stress management, and sustainable nutrition into his holistic approach, recognising that true wellness extends beyond physical exercise.

A testament to the effectiveness of his training philosophy, Steve Maxwell is often referred to as the “Ageless Athlete.” Even as he entered his later years, Maxwell continued to showcase remarkable physical capabilities and maintained a high level of fitness. His dedication to functional fitness and holistic health has inspired individuals of all ages to prioritise their well-being throughout their lives.

In the age of digital media, Steve Maxwell has embraced online platforms to share his knowledge with a global audience. Through social media, podcasts, and online courses, he continues to reach and inspire individuals seeking guidance on fitness, mobility, and overall wellness. Maxwell’s online presence reflects his commitment to making valuable health information accessible to people around the world.

Steve Maxwell’s legacy lies in his transformative impact on the fitness industry and his dedication to holistic health. His innovative training methods, emphasis on functional fitness, and advocacy for overall well-being have left an indelible mark. As a coach, educator, and holistic health advocate, Maxwell continues to influence individuals to pursue a balanced and sustainable approach to fitness and wellness.

Steve Maxwell’s contributions to the world of fitness extend beyond traditional training methods. His holistic approach, blending physical fitness with mental and spiritual well-being, has positioned him as a pioneer in the industry. As the Ageless Athlete, Maxwell’s enduring influence inspires people to view fitness not just as a pursuit of strength but as a journey towards holistic health and lifelong well-being.

Chapters

00:00 | Trailer
02:56 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode
03:55 | Brian’s introduction
04:33 | Steve’s fifth annual return visit
05:28 | Keeping fit and without pain as one ages
08:17 | Training methods with Rorion Gracie and several of the great names in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
22:37 | Steve was formerly a top wrestler in a tough sport
35:13 | His association with the Gracie family before the start of UFC
46:51 | The UFC today
50:32 | As a man ages he has to be careful how he trains to prevent cumulative injury to the body
56:02 | How people can prepare their body as they age and must continue to exercise into old age
1:24:29 | Steve’s advice on breathing in general and for exercise
1:46:00 | Steve has been sampling THC and CBD oil now it is legal in his State
1:51:09 | Steve is changing his nomadic lifestyle
1:59:49 | Steve’s life philosophy
2:24:29 | How Steve feels about his relationships
2:28:30 | Best and worst days of his life
2:33:53 | What scares Steve
2:35:18 | What we would be surprised to learn about him
2:37:07 | What keeps him awake at night
2:40:34 | Success secrets
2:41:13 Advice to the 20 years old Steve Maxwell2:41:41 Best advice he ever received
2:44:03 Advice to the 20 years old watching
2:45:32 Brian’s summing up.

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