9 Elements Podcast Episode 1: Neen Williams

Eric Hinman
Eric Hinman
1 hour listen
January 17, 2023
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From Skateboarder to Brand Builder

Welcome to the 9 Elements Podcast brought to you by Restore Hyper Wellness. I’m your host, Eric Hinman. Each week, I sit down with trailblazers in the fitness, nutrition, and wellness communities, exploring how they optimize their daily lives for ultimate performance to do more of what they love.

I am a 5x Ironman athlete, brand builder, and someone who’s obsessed with health and wellness - structuring much of my day around fitness and recovery protocols. 

On today’s episode I chat with Neen Wiliams, a professional skateboarder, fitness trainer, restaurant owner, spice company owner, and brand builder. Throughout his early 20s, Neen lived the pro skater lifestyle: drinking, partying, eating poorly, then getting up late and doing it all over again. At age 28, Neen Williams wrecked his knee for a second time and decided to take a different path. He got sober, he started working out, and he dedicated himself to nutrition. He treated injury recovery like an athlete, paving the way for the next wave of Olympic-ready skateboarders. Now an elder statesman for Deathwish Skateboarders, Neen Williams is a certified kettlebell instructor with his own line of signature seasonings and a fitness coaching program on the Ladder App. With his changes to exercise and nutrition, he’s showing other skateboarders that life doesn’t end at 30. And he’s bridging the gap between action sports and fitness and nutrition in the process.

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00:05 Introduction

01:20 Neen’s background as a skateboarder

03:20 Neen tears his ACL

05:55 Building a strong will

06:45 Neen discovers training through physical therapy

09:00 Discovering fitness longevity

10:20 Eric’s thoughts on alcohol

13:00 Eric’s recovery routine is just as important as training

14:00 Neen still pushes every day

15:15 Neen’s coaching through the Ladder App

19:00 A valuable coaching lesson Eric learned

23:10 The benefits of sauna and cold exposure

24:05 Neen’s recovery routine

28:35 Neen’s favorite part of cold therapy

30:10 Eric’s resting heart rate is….

31:15 Benefits of cold exposure for skateboarding

32:00 The difference between street skateboarding and competitions

36:15 The most meaningful part of Neen’s social media

38:00 Neen’s food business ventures

41:00 Neen’s diet and nutrition regimen

44:30 Eric’s daily calorie building plan

48:00 Neen’s balance between skating and training

50:30 Eric’s balance between training activities

55:10 Learning balance between pursuits

Connect With Neen Williams

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neenwilliams/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@neenwilliamsnadc

To buy Neen's signature NADC spice rubs, click here.

To train with Neen on the Ladder App, click here.

*Restore Hyper Wellness neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the podcast by anyone other than authorized Restore Hyper Wellness employees. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only: Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. In no way does listening, reading, emailing or interacting on social media with our content establish a doctor-patient relationship.

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