| | | EP 363 – JL Holdsworth is About That RPR

Author / John

2 hr 22 min listen

Don’t Separate the Body from Mind

Reflexive Performance Reset. You’ve heard the term RPR slung around the scene some time now, including on this podcast, but what IS it actually? This week we are joined by J.L. Holdsworth to discuss just that. Hear how the use of breath work and tactile input on very specific areas on your body have the ability to “reset” to refocus your body from a state of survival to one of performance. In addition to RPR discussion, The Crew agrees that the quarantine stache is OUT and that Tex should get metal legs.

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J.L. Holdsworth is a record holding former powerlifter. Throughout his career he’s sustained a lot of pain and injury. The emotional and physical effects of being a hardhitter day in and day out left him with a chip on his shoulder and a lot of unresolved shit. His story is not unfamiliar to high level performers in various settings. Hear how he was able to reset his body’s state of stress and survival to one of calm and performance. The Crew reads reviews from our rival podcast shows in hopes to bolster our own good reviews. Hear how that backfires in real time…which makes it a good time for some RPR. We’re fine, you’re fine, everything’s fine.

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Find JL, RPR, and his gyms all on instagram, just search the handles: @Coach_JL @RPRSystem @TheSpotAthletics.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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