Ep 94: Abdul Buhari – Lessons, Insights & Stories From An Olympic Athlete

Ep 94: Abdul Buhari – Lessons, Insights & Stories From An Olympic Athlete

Today I’m very honoured to be joined by Abdul Buhari, a phenomenal British athlete who competed in the discus event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

What’s interesting about Abdul’s story is it’s unlike the traditional athlete. For most of his career, he was actually working both part and full time as a banker for Credit Suisse, which is almost unheard of in the athletics and banking circles.

And so in this podcast today, we dive into this lifestyle of balancing the two, the sacrifices he had to make, the mindset approach he had, and the lessons he learned.

Abdul’s now full time in banking but is still heavily involved with the athletics circles, helping many of the younger athletes develop and prepare for upcoming competitions, while also taking part in many mental health initiatives in and out of the sport.


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1.27 – Abdul’s background

7.52 – Abdul’s injury history

9.25 – Growing up in an Estate

14.47 – Mixing athletics and banking

24.22 – Abdul’s training

30.55 – Abdul’s mindset

34.52 – Mindset techniques

35.54 – What the Olympics taught Abdul

40.57 – Craziest story from the Olympics

45.24 – What Abdul is doing now

47.20 – Coaching the next generation

49.14 – Mental health

52.44 – Advice for anyone struggling with mental health

55.38 – Rapid fire questions

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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.