PA Radio – Episode 175: Steve Platek

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Power Athlete, Former Grid League Athlete/now Coach, Professor of Evolutionary Neuroscience, Steve Platek [@splatek16] now adds TED Talk speaker to his long list of accolades. Otherwise known as one Professor Booty, Steve was one of the founding hosts of Power Athlete Radio. His passion to battle the bullshit helped spark the original show and is apparent in all of his training and professional endeavors. Steve has always maintained that science provides answers to the complicated and often overlapping matrix of his two loves, evolution and strength training.

In this episode, Steve and Tex bridge the gap between that of comradery found in sports and the possible neurological implications of group suffering. This phenomena has always been a component in team environments but only recently is there science to explain how the suck can improve overall performance. But, at what risk? Responsible coaches know how and when to put an athlete on blast but not enough follow what Power Athlete refers to as the 3P Model.

Unpack the details of what drives us to want to win for the collective gain with Professor Booty himself.

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EMPOWER YOUR PERFORMANCE.

Steve's recent TED Talk will be available for your viewing and audio pleasure soon! Stay tuned to get links of his first speaking gig with TED.

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A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers.Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals.With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness.In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.
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3 Responses to PA Radio – Episode 175: Steve Platek

  1. On the podcast Steve talked about the science behind comradery in sport and the military. Is there anyway I can get a link to that research?

  2. #ProfBooty

    Josh, Hey man: here is a quick link to some stuff that happened at UCLA a while back. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/battlefield-camaraderie-yield-151131

    I was talking, I think, more about the role of the brain in these processes, to which no one has really studied well. That is, if we suffer together something happens in our brains; we feel empathy, we bond, we solve tasks together, activating shared reward centers in the brain – so if you and I both do something and it’s somehow a struggle, but we succeed, we share a reward process. This is, from a neuroscientific perspective super neat, because it suggests that if we share this reward experience at the same time, particularly after a stress… it’s almost as if there is a rebound effect for the reward and rather than just associating the behavior at question with the positivity, you in fact associate the context and the person(s) with that experience. I don’t know of any good published research on this, but my team is trying to conceptualize this into a study: conditioning the person as part of the context of reward. The issue with the science is that we cannot produce super negative experiences like running suicides or military like scenarios in the laboratory.

    hope that helps.

  3. Awesome! Thanks for posting so fast!

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