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World Champion Thai Boxer Adi Rotem on Why Hard Work Beats Talent

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“Hard work beats talent. Talent isn't enough; you still need to work hard. But if you've got talent and you're a hard worker… Whoa… This is really dangerous – watch out.”
— Adi Rotem

This week's guest is quite possibly one of the toughest, fiercest women on the planet – seriously. Her name is Adi Rotem, and she holds no less than 2 WORLD championship titles in Thai boxing, from both the WAKO and WFCA organizations. As if that weren’t enough, Adi holds a third degree black belt and seven consecutive Israeli national championship titles in mixed martial arts. She also served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a Krav Maga instructor, and has more recently competed in a reality TV show in the Enfusion style of martial arts. Basically, if it is a form of martial arts, Adi has either trained in it or won a title in it.

Believe it or not, Adi actually coaches Thai boxing at the very same gym where I work out every day, and I’ve had the awesome opportunity to do some CrossFit workouts with her, where I’ve been able to witness her incredible energy, strength, and tenacity.

In the interview, Adi and I talk about her incredible journey, and we start to understand her very unique mindset. One thing that was interesting to me was Adi’s belief as to how she became a champion. As you’ll see, she claims that she wasn’t a particularly gifted athlete as a child, and didn’t have any particular physical advantage. Instead, Adi shares with us that her success came predominantly from a burning desire, insane amounts of discipline, and a superhuman work ethic. When you hear Adi speak and tell her story, you’ll immediately understand just how deep her determination goes. It’s a very inspiring story that will help you understand just how much determination it takes to earn the title “World Champion.”

If you take away just one thing from this interview, it should be this: Hard work and determination outweigh natural talent any day of the week.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Adi discovered and pursued her passion from an early age – and her journey to the world championship
  • Adi's childhood commitment and dedication to martial arts
  • How Adi won a national championship in her first ever Muay Thai fight (!)
  • The 4 things that separate a champion from everyone else
  • If it's possible to spot a champion before they enter the ring – and how Adi's coaches knew she was one
  • How important strength and natural talent are in something like competitive martial arts
  • How Adi sacrificed everything to pursue her dream, and how it made all the difference
  • What a typical day looks like for someone on the road to the world championship
  • What kinds of supplements are allowed and important for a competitive fighter
  • The importance of having good trainers and an incredible support system
  • What it's like to be an Israeli athlete, and Adi's views on sports as seeds of peace
  • The amazing story of why Adi's coach put aside his political sentiments to help her make her country proud
  • Adi's transition from a competitive fighter to a coach, and how that feels
  • Adi's first time being knocked out – in her second-to-last fight ever – and what it was like
  • How Adi defied the boundaries of age to become a champion at age 30 – and compete till 36
  • How Adi Rotem wrapped up her fighting career on a good note
  • Adi's role model and hero, and why she respects her so much
  • Some books that Adi loves
  • What Adi is working on now and her new passion in life
“People come from all over the world, and they all want to be fighters. But only some can make it. And I had to show them – and me – that I'm there for a reason.”

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Favorite Quotes:

“I couldn't develop myself. I [had] already won from the best. It was like full gas – in neutral.”
“A fighter can't be a fighter with no heart.”
“Maybe in the ring I'm by myself… but this is only 60% of the fight – and the winning.”
“It's like gambling. You need to know when to [leave] the table.”
“The ring is like life. You challenge yourself every time. Like in training, like in life.”
“If you believe in yourself, you can do it. So… just do it.”


Introduction: Welcome up to the Becoming SuperHuman Podcast, where we interview extraordinary people to bring you the skills and strategies to overcome the impossible. And now here's your host, Jonathan Levi.

Jonathan Levi: Hey there SuperFriends! This is Jonathan Levi. My guest today is quite possibly one of the toughest, fiercest women on the planet. Seriously, her name is  Adi Rotem and she holds no less than two oral championship titles in Thai boxing, both from the WAKO and WFCA martial arts organizations as if that weren't enough.

And she holds a third-degree, black belt and seven consecutive Israeli national championship titles. In mixed martial arts. She also served in the Israeli defense forces as a Krav Maga instructor. And as more recently competed in a reality TV show in the infusion style of martial arts. Basically, if it's a form of martial arts ideas, either trained in it or won a title in it, believe it or not, a DNI actually works out at the same gym where she coaches Thai boxing.

And I've had the awesome opportunity to do some CrossFit workouts with her and witnessed firsthand her incredible energy, strength, and tenacity. In the interview, Adi and I talk about her incredible journey and we start to understand her very unique mindset. One thing that was interesting to me was Adi's belief as to how and why she became a champion. As you'll see, she claims right away that she wasn't a particularly gifted athlete and didn't have any natural physical advantage.

Instead, Adi shares with us that her success came predominantly from a burning desire. Insane amounts of discipline and a superhuman work ethic. When you hear Adi speak and tell her story, you'll immediately understand just how deep her determination goes. It's a very inspiring story that will help you understand just how much determination it takes to earn the title world champion.

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Visit That's And now please allow me to welcome Ms. Adi Rotem to the show.

Adi, welcome to the show. I'm so happy to have you on today.

Adi Rotem: And thank you for inviting me.

Jonathan Levi: My pleasure. My pleasure. So I told the audience that we've worked out together before, but I actually didn't see you this morning. So I guess you were preparing for the interview, which I appreciate. So Adi tell us a little bit about your background and your story kind of from the first person.

Adi Rotem: Well, my story is kind of a story of Billy Elliot. But in the version of the martial arts. So my mom put me in a ballet when I was five years old and the same building was martial arts kids with the Diggy, the uniform of Judo and Karate, and this is what I picked and asked for my mom, mom, please. I want that thing.

After half an hour that I kept on asking her to sign me into that class. She agreed. That was 86, 1986.

Jonathan Levi: How long was your career as a ballerina?

Adi Rotem: Maybe one month.

Jonathan Levi: So you knew right away something about martial arts just attracted you even as a child?

Adi Rotem: Yeah. Yeah. I believe I was really into it since I was three years old or something.

Cause my mom says even in the kindergarten I was running and first all the kids and just. I make them see it or just push them around or cry when something like, if it was into me, well, I just had to put all the energy out. So in there, I pick the martial arts, but I think that the martial arts really helped me to grow.

In a better way.

Jonathan Levi: So you started around age five. And what happened after that? I mean, did you immediately know you wanted to be a professional, or what was the process from this five-year-old girl who goes to judo? I guess a couple of times a week to becoming the world champion, fill us in what happened in between.

Adi Rotem: Okay. I was five years old and. Actually, I was really into it and there were many kids around and some former school that did it. And in Australia, that was really common. I remember myself. This is like a class that I do three times a week or twice a week as a kid, but I grew up and when I was a teenager, I keep on doing that.

So basically I keep doing it all my life deal, the army. I used to participate the. Israeli championship in that method, that method, by the way, called Dennis survivor and the method contains judo, digital, and karate altogether. So I used to compete and I used to be Israeli champion in that method for seven years in a row, also in the ultimate weight.

Like there's no weight and I was light actually. And yeah, I guess without. Any special effects. I was the best.

Jonathan Levi: Wow. So you were competing for a long, long time, and then you got to the army and in the army. Tell us about that.

Adi Rotem: In the army. I used to be a cover guy, instructor. I used to train soldiers there. I used to work with kids and with kids that used to be in danger, that's from the army.

And this is what I did till almost 2000.

Jonathan Levi: Wow.

So at that point, did you know you wanted to be a professional fighter or a, you know, after the army?

Adi Rotem: Actually, no. The only thing that I was scared about when I was six, seven, maybe eight. That was my dream to have the story, the same story, like the kid, wants to have a Sansei in Japan and just to go there and to do martial arts with a special Sansei.

That was my dream when I was young.

Jonathan Levi: Wow. So what happened after the military?

Adi Rotem: I couldn't do any government. God couldn't do any martial arts. I had enough just want to have a break. And I went to India to a tripod after the army and to Thailand. And then in Thailand, I fell in love with Muay Thai. So I came back to Israel.

I met Abner Shalom. He was my first training for more day. And then it just started to train and to say, yeah, you're really good. Maybe you fight? I say, no, not now. It's another time. I'm just doing my thing. Now. Then I got injured. I used to be a bartender and I got injured and I cut the wrist that was really close to not moving my fingers anymore.

So I had to put my hand in a cast and I couldn't train. And then I started just to do shadow boxing and to try to do what I like to do. And my trainer says, yeah, you can train because you have that thing. And I want to make sure that your hand will be okay. And then I was done. But that time I said, okay, now I want to take it as far as I can.


Jonathan Levi: So then you agreed to compete at that point. 

Adi Rotem: Then I said, okay, let's yeah, let's just fight. I fight the girl in Israel. She was the best. She had 13 fights. I had none actually in Muay Thai. And I just win that, that was a great feeling with my first fight. That was a great feeling, like the best party I ever been to the best excitement I ever had.

That was a great way.

Jonathan Levi:  Do you think that that was because of your competitive advantage in terms of having a martial arts background? Like what did you bring from DENNIS survival that allowed you to miraculously win, you know, the Israeli championship in your first fight?

Adi Rotem: Okay. First, the thing I get from Dennis is the fighter heart.

This is something that he used to talk about all the time, and this has got into me. I believe one. Second, I already knew when we trained over there, we didn't get any punches to the head except of the legs. But what I knew, I know when to kick, how to kick. And to see situations that this is the time to heat or protect, or just being aggressive.

Jonathan Levi: So a lot of the skills transfer from martial art to martial art, whatever the sport is.

Adi Rotem: There's of course also it's about the coordination and about understanding.

Jonathan Levi: I'm curious, because she also, you know, she had 13 fights. She also had martial arts training. So the question is. Really? What was your competitive advantage?

What made you a champion versus everyone else you competed against?

Adi Rotem: Well, this is only the start actually, because afterward, I did have any fights. Nobody wants to fight me anyway. There's not a lot of gears than doing martial arts or actually Muay Thai. Cause in Israel it sounds really hardcore what you're doing more time.

So probably most of them go to Korat because it's more gentle, no face or something like that. Probably. And back then I would say, okay, I'm giving everything. I trained morning, evening, I work 10 hours a day. This is what I do, but I can't develop myself already win from the best. What next it's like full gas in a U-turn.

This is a waste of time.

Jonathan Levi: I like that metaphor.

Adi Rotem: So what should I do? So I went to Holland and in Holland what comes is in Israel. I had to work really hard to prove myself in VOS gym Amsterdam. This is the very famous gym people come from all over the world and they all want to become a fighter, but only some can make it.

And I had to show them an enemy that I'm there cause the reason, and they should pick me and to train me and to accept me as one of them. That I could go on and just fulfilling my dream. And my dream back then was I want to become the best fighter I can.

Jonathan Levi: Hmm. So not about championships.

Adi Rotem: Just wanted to become the best fighter I can.

Wow. And I say from one fight to the other one. And from one training to the other one. I just see how I improving. And I started as a new league. Then I become a C class and B class and then become A class. A class's a professional fighter.

Jonathan Levi: Wow. It just happened.

Adi Rotem: And it's a long, long, long way to go, huh? Yeah. The way they become it.

But from fire to fight, you see how you get closer and when people ask you to fight them. And fight for the titles and fight for the championship. And, uh, people ask me to find them where in New Zealand, for example. So sometimes I had to fly to New Zealand to fight, and sometimes I had to fly to Italy, to fight for the world champion.

And from one fight, another one people start to know you in the scene and they ask for you and they know you. Good. What do you need to work hard to go where you want to be? And then it does get open. And then you want to be a champion because you see you on the track.

Jonathan Levi: So you said you needed to show them, you know, that you were there, that you were committed in the tour worth.

The effort that they were going to invest in you. And the other question that I wanted to come back to is, you know, your competitive advantage. So I guess those are the same question. How do you show them that your champion material and what makes you champion material?

Adi Rotem: Okay. First it's the heart. A fighter can be a fighter with no heart.

You not afraid you're in to the target. You are commit for your training. You never miss training morning and evening. Doesn't matter how you go there by train by bike for half an hour, one hour, where do you live? Doesn't matter. You need to be at the gym twice a day and also you need to improve because there's people, you know, the people that think they know, and then it's just stayed the same place.

I came there with an open mind, and it's very important just to keep learning, to understand your mistakes. For example, if I go back home with a black eye, what's happened a lot. Of course, this is not a trophy. It's a stupid thing to go back with a black eye that means that you didn't cover your face. Good. Uh, I used to go back from training and lean, put my way back and I say, okay, what went wrong?

What I did, why? And all the time I used to analyze my weaknesses and because I wanted to get better. And again, if you're doing mistake, it's not the like mistake. It's you get hit. And you get eat hard.

Jonathan Levi: Yeah. They don't pull punches. It's probably, uh, you're training full


Adi Rotem:  Yes. Especially in Holland, especially in the VOS gym.

They are really aggressive. If it is a mistake it's going to cost you.

Jonathan Levi: Everyone's going to see it on your face tomorrow.

Adi Rotem: Exactly. And also you need the moments of luck.

Jonathan Levi: So luck does play a part.

Adi Rotem: Yeah, totally.

Jonathan Levi: Yeah. Interesting to hear you say that. Can you determine who is, and is not a champion before they go to the championship?

Adi Rotem: You need to have certain stuff. Like we said before, but this is actually the right moment to tell you about one of my trainers, Ivan. Ivan used to say you're going to be a champion. I dreamt a few champion before and you have everything to become one.

Jonathan Levi: So he knew it.

Adi Rotem: He just, he said, and he, yeah, it was right, twice.

Jonathan Levi: Wow. Do you think maybe it was a little bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy or do you think he saw something?

Adi Rotem:  I think he saw.

Jonathan Levi: What did he see?

Adi Rotem: I didn't start from a blank page. I had already few stuff and I just build on the basic I had.

Jonathan Levi: But what did he see in you that he didn't see in every one else he trains?

Adi Rotem: I had a determination. Yeah. I sacrifice. Everything for the training and my life for training, I gave it all every session I had, I just give it all. I was totally into it. And he saw that is so it's. Yeah, I guess, I guess as everyone saw it.

Jonathan Levi: So how much of a role does natural talent play? I mean, are you naturally gifted with good genetics or how important is that?

Adi Rotem: I believe I'm naturally, I'm strong. I got, my dad did genetics, I think, but it's not enough to be strong. And I don't think I'm telling that in a different way than others, but I was really commit and sacrifice. Everything. And now actually I'm a harder worker. I think this is the question. And also I believe that hard work beats talent because talent is not enough.

You still need to work very hard if you've got talent and you're a hard worker, or this is really dangerous or child.

Jonathan Levi: Wow. I totally believe that I have the same policy and you know, friends have often asked me how I do this or how I do that, you know, in my past. And the answer is, you know, I'm not brighter than anyone else.

I just work a lot harder or at least I used to.

Adi Rotem:  Exactly this is the secret.

Jonathan Levi: It is. So along the way, I'm sure that there were some very rough times and a lot of failures, setbacks, and injuries. Tell us about some of those that kind of jump out in your memory.

Adi Rotem: When I started, I had to move from Israel to Holland.

I didn't have a passport. I had some savings. I had Macau and I had to sell everything and to open my saving, to move to Holland and be on Holland and just to train with no sponsors because I didn't have any passport. I couldn't work over there. And when it started going, you don't get money. For your fight till the B.

And because it's, again, you are maybe semi fighter, so you get really funny amount of money to fight. So you actually need to struggle with the money issues, how to eat, how you pay for your training, how to give rent. And don't forget, there's all the supplements and special food to it. And everything is expensive and clothes and boxing gears.

I had to do funny jobs, that I will be able to go to the supermarket and buy some nice food to eat after training. So I was higher on clothes for people. Don't forget the Dutch they're really big. So all the clothes they are extra-large. And I need to mention that I'm not a housewife, a housekeeper, and I'm not, I have no clue about that.

I barely know how to do dishes and I know how to teach now, and I know how to fight, but. I'm not house domestic. Yeah. So anyway, and I clean houses and this is hard work because it's physic and think about, you need to train morning, physically clean few houses a day, and then go again to train and training.

It's not easy in training. You give everything.

Jonathan Levi: What did a typical day look like for you?

Adi Rotem: Back then wake up, coffee, fast foods or muesli or something like that. Go to the gym train for two hours, go back, clean house, maybe another house. Go back to the house, eat lunch, sleep two hours. Go back to the gym, train again, like between, uh, three hours or four hours. Go back and supplement food. Clean train supplement. That's it more or less.

Jonathan Levi:  What kind of supplements are a really important for a fighter?

Adi Rotem: I used protein shakes and amino. BCAA all the supplements that I wasn't sure I can get them from food or I eat enough food.

And recently for the last, my last couple of fight, I use a magnesium. Yeah. I find out that make it more easier for the body to cope with training afterward.

Jonathan Levi: Yeah. Magnesium is one of those supplements that help everything from sleep to hormone production. And actually it's estimated that 60 to 70% of people are deficient in magnesium.

So I can imagine it's really important to have proper magnesium.

Adi Rotem: If you saw my Facebook and my last fight, I was God raised magnesium. I got heavy every morning and evening. I was like, yeah, magnesium.

Jonathan Levi: Yeah. I'd take it every night before bed and super helpful. Yeah. So I want to get into a little bit more about the mindset of a fighter.

You said, you know, this fighter is heart, which I really love. Boxing is a very individual sport. You don't have a team, so to speak it's everything on your shoulders. How do you manage that? I mean, how do you stay sane when there's so much pressure on just you and you don't have a team? To support you?

Adi Rotem: Actually it's maybe in the ring, I'm by myself, but this is only 60% from the fight and the winning at the ring.

We are not alone. You guys, your corner, your corner, it's your trainers. It's your gym, it's your team and it's your group. So basically. You are not alone. And without your trainers, you won't be able to do any fights. You are nothing without a trainers. You can develop, you can learn even in the ring again, you don't stand there by yourself.

If you're a beginner, you forget maybe to listen. To your corner, but when you get a pro, you know, you want to make it without your coaches and your corner.

Jonathan Levi: Wow. I guess it's very underestimated the importance of the support system and having those people around you. I want to ask about another question, which relates to the support you hail from Israel.

And it's a country known for its conflict. And, you know, there are a lot of sports where. Other countries don't necessarily want to compete with Israeli athletes. Have you found that in boxing or have you found that really the sport helps you make unlikely friends and unite with people who you might never get to interact with? Otherwise.

Adi Rotem: I compete to world championship, European championship, I compete all over the world. And for me, sport is a sport. It's not politics. It's only about sport and about meeting different people from different nationalities and to share the same patient and the same love. And it's all about who is better in that specific sport.

It's not about anything else. And also I would like to add. That involves your mom, sit down. There's even he put it. He's the big trainer and he is a big name. And I work with him and with one of my trainers, his name is Moncef Bennour and he is half Tunisian half and he had the same dream back then to be world champion in karate.

So he went to Japan and actually he did the same in Japan. Like I did in Holland and here's the train me for a long time. And he used to help me every time I came along to Amsterdam to train at first in Amsterdam, he used to take me every single day, morning, evening on the peds and help me as much as he can.

I think it's because we share the same passion and the same love, and he was to help me because. It's only about the sport and the patient will share. And I remember in 2012, I had the fight, big fight world championship in Holland. So I came with a flight to the train station and came to pick me up and he says, Hey, you know what?

I bring you from the airport and I take you back to the airport with the belt and remember it. Cause I gonna help you to get that belt and you gonna take it with you to Israel and in a way is not into Israel. But first, he is my friend. No second is my friend first. He is my trainer. Second. He is my friend.

So it's not about where I coming from. Yeah. It's much more than that.

Jonathan Levi: That's amazing. And it's a beautiful story. How, uh, you know, he may not agree with the politics of your country, but he still wanted to make you a champion and make you proud of your country or make your country proud of you really. So are you still planning to compete?

Adi Rotem: I just retired actually three months ago.

Jonathan Levi: Congratulations.

Adi Rotem:  And thank you. It's a bit strange because now I'm only a coach. I'm not a fighter anymore. Maybe I'm a retired fighter. Maybe it will be easier to pronounce it this way. But yeah, this is the time to develop myself and my skills as a coach and to give away my knowledge as a coach, because I already had everything.

That they wanted to do as a fighter. So I gave some knockouts, I get one knockout, actually, that was almost before the end of my career.

Jonathan Levi: Really, your first year, there was the first time you were ever known

Adi Rotem: First time I fell asleep.

Jonathan Levi: Wow.

Adi Rotem: This is, this is a really strange feeling because only after 15 minutes.

You think, you know what happened and still, you and not your, and just don't remember you step into the ring and then you wake up in the dressing room and they don't really know what's happened over there. So it's strange. And. More recently, I participate in a reality show by the name Victoria of the Vixen.

Jonathan Levi: That's a really hard one to say. Yeah.

Adi Rotem: And, and that was an amazing, amazing, uh, challenge to meet 18 fighters, female fighters from all over the world, the best fighters. And I was one of the 18 fighters in my age. I'm almost 36 and it's quite old, but I won my first championship on the age of 30. So it's a little bit old too.

So to do the Enfusion now, and this is the end of my career. It's not the start of my career. So I knew I was going to make it till the second tournament. But yeah, I got the knockout by the champion on the first tournament. Wow. So this is a big thing, but I still make it, and afterward, I still compete in the enfusion organization.

This is the air. Now it's one of the biggest events and names. To be fighting. And my last fight was two months ago, again, against one of the girls that compete also in the Enfusion reality show. And I went from her. That was a good fight. And I'm happy. I had one more last chance to fight before I retired after my knockout.

Jonathan Levi: You feel you ended on a good note. Yeah.

Adi Rotem: Yeah. And it's like gambling. You need to know. When to go out from the table. Cause sometimes when you get the knockout, it's not a good ending and you can't fight afterward.

Jonathan Levi: Right. So you were very lucky you didn't have any brain damage or anything like that.

Adi Rotem: No actually in the show we were asked who wants to fight again?

So I raised my hand. I wanted to fight again and the host says to me, Hey, get to know God. I don't think it's good for you to fight again. I said, okay. So I had no choice, but I was really happy to get another chance to fight. Before I end my career.

Jonathan Levi: Amazing. Adi, who are some people whose work has inspired you or who are some of your role models?

Adi Rotem: Okay. My role model is Lucia Rijiker. She come out from full-steam Amsterdam in the '80s, 90's, there wasn't any girls to fight, so she was the pioneer and she had to fight only guys. Almost only guys. And because she was the first one, I have a lot of respect for that. Afterward. She become a world champion in Muay Thai and then she become a world champion in boxing.

Cause she went to USA and she become a big and famous boxer. Well, so she is amazing.

Jonathan Levi: Trailblazer kind of opened the doors for women, boxers like yourself.

Adi Rotem: Exactly.

Jonathan Levi: Amazing. What about your favorite book of all time? I know boxers probably don't get a reputation for being avid readers, but I'm sure he'll prove us wrong.

Adi Rotem: Actually, I have two books I used to love and read when I was a kid and one of them is The Stranger by Albert Camus. And the second one is The Perfume from Pat Süskind.

Yeah, I know they're not really easy books, but I think they really affect me in a way.

Jonathan Levi: Awesome Adi, what's next? What are you working on now?

Adi Rotem: At the moment I develop kickboxing in Israel and not only for females in my group, but it's also a mixed group in between females and males together. And. I tried to show people that it can be a way of life. You don't necessarily to be a fighter. If you want to come train, just do it for yourself. Just enjoy it.

Enjoy the hard work, enjoy to sweat with other people. This is nice. Sounds strange, but it's nice. And to take all your energy out and to heat and to get hit. It's like in life, you can just give, you need to know how to get. And there's so many stuff in the ring that it's similar to what's happening outside the ring.

I enjoy sharing my passion for kickboxing, with my students and the people that want to come and to learn and to become a better fighter for themselves. Not even for a championship. Of course, if they want to become a champion's champion or to improve and they want to go to fight in the real ring, of course, the door is always open, but I believe kickboxing is giving you for a person.

Stuff to cope with that. I'm not sure in the real-life, the ring is like life and you challenge every time in training, like in life.

Jonathan Levi: Amazing. So you would say that there are transferable skills that you take away from the discipline of boxing and you apply to your life, like the hard-working, like the fighter's heart as you called it.

Adi Rotem: Yes. Definitely, when I started my it's one sentence that I want to pass to others. And I started my way with this sentence and I think it's better to try and fail. Like I did then just say, yeah, I could, or I could be, I could do. Just if you believe in something and I believe in myself when other didn't and it just did it, cause I say maximum, I fail, but I know I try.

And this is something that I want to pass because it's very important. If you believe in a surf, you can do it. So just do it, just do it.

Adi, where can people get in touch with you? Learn more about what you're doing and maybe take a class with you.

You can find me on my website,, or on Facebook, or I'm working with CrossFit Televiv.

So I'm there on their site also, or just mail me.

Jonathan Levi: Awesome. And we'll make sure to put links to all of that in the show notes. Adi, it's been such a pleasure talking with you today, and I really appreciate your time. Thanks so much.

Adi Rotem: Thanks.

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  1. Luiz
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    Thanks, I learned a lot of interesting things in past episodes.

  2. Shivaditya Purohit
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    loved th heart and the depth of the conversation. The way that Dr. Metivier shared from his enormous experience and insights was just amazing. Thank you Jonathan for doing this podcast!! 🙂

  3. Rob
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    Great interview with Dr. Greg Wells! He mentioned a doctor from Colorado around the 42:30 point of the podcast, discussing turmeric and black pepper. I couldn’t make out the doctor’s name. Can you provide me with his full name and maybe his website or contact info. Interested in his products.



  4. Muhammed Sani Ibrahim
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    I am new here, and learning really fast.
    Thank you.

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