In this episode, Derek “Spike” Richards joins the Timeout With The SportsDr podcast. Spike has been around athletics his whole life; from a standout baseball player to an Olympic power lifter. He then used his knowledge about athletics and...
In this episode, Derek “Spike” Richards joins the Timeout With The SportsDr podcast. Spike has been around athletics his whole life; from a standout baseball player to an Olympic power lifter. He then used his knowledge about athletics and discipline from the Marine Corps to become an elite Sportsperformance trainer and coach. In this episode, he shares his viewpoint on the determination required to excel on and off the field. Spike is now the owner and CEO of Sabre Bats which is quickly becoming the go-to training bat for elite baseball players across the globe. Just a year ago this bat was simply a dream. Listen in to hear his story about how You too achieve your dreams!
(00:00:00) Episode teaser and Introduction
(00:00:30) Sabre training bat
(00:01:08) Ads (Go to www.sabrebats.net and use Dr. Derrick’s code “SPDOC25” when you purchase)
(00:03:45) The inspiration behind Sabre bat
(00:07:00) Understanding your WHY
(00:12:00) Sabre - why not you?
(00:17:00) Can you speak to your doctor?
(00:24:30) It’s ok to compete, it ok to get beat, it’s not ok to quit
(00:30:00) Sabre bat idea
(00:31:00) God our Father opening quote
(00:33:00) Final timeout
(00:35:00) Outside the box
“To me, when you’re in sports, you kind of learn how to grind. Sports isn’t for making money, though sometimes, people do, if they’re very fortunate.It’s more of an adult-mentor-kids through sports and we’re seeing some horrible mentorships. Are we teaching kids how to be good in a way? Because at the end of the day, these kids are gonna become parents” – Derek "Spike" Richards
“Somebody’s gotta do it. Somebody’s gotta be the first person to make Sabre bats. Somebody’s gotta be the first Black President, there’s gonna be a first woman president. And then I always say, why not you?” – Derek "Spike" Richards
“You start out with your why. I know what my why is because those reasons to quit are valid - very valid. And you’re gonna be in the dark place and you’re gonna be working in hours that nobody else wants to work in. I tell people all the time, get comfortable being uncomfortable.” – Derek "Spike" Richards
Connect with Sabre Bats/Spike Richards:
Connect with Dr. Derrick Burgess:
I’m Dr. Derrick Burgess, board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sportsmedicine specialist, and host of TimeOut With The SportsDr Podcast. This is the show where life, sports, and medicine intersect!
Are you a young professional who is successful but not fulfilled? Are you interested in changing the trajectory of your family for future generations? Do you feel that everything you know about money is just enough to keep you caught in the rat race?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, this podcast is for you. Join in every week to gain practical tips about how to strengthen your mindset, grow your assets and achieve the level of success that you desire. I want to share what I’ve learned and been able to accomplish with you.
Because,….if I can do it, you can too!