| EP 367 – Reason and Logic 101 with Derek Woodske

Author / John

3 hr 18 min

Direction, Not Destination

Accepting things at face value is not something Derek Woodske has conditioned himself to do. Instead, he’s put in the energy and personal responsibility to do just the opposite. Maybe this is why he’s been a standout performer in the world of athletics, a reformative coach in strength and conditioning, and one of our biggest man-crushes of all time. Derek can be described as a deep thinker but to us, it’s his insatiable curiosity that makes him so unique. Fear mongering, obesity, Charles Poliquin, and goal setting are just a few of the topics we cover with our old friend this week. In a time when most of us are thirsty for honesty and open conversation, let this quench your minds.

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Facts. When we eliminate being able to see and interpret the nuances of the human face, we hardly recognize it as “us”. Derek Woodske brings the knowledge and experience of having worked for many years in Saudi Arabia and having been privy to the religious and cultural norms. What are the foreseeable consequences of the COVID experience and what are some of the less obvious implications which will no doubt appear for years to come. Derek argues that mental health is one of the major issues getting the least amount of attention during this time. We’ve all experienced the effects of quarantine life but what about the most vulnerable of the population? Derek provides some insight into how he’s managed to navigate work, life, and mindset through this undetermined timeline.

Empower Your Performance

Follow Derek Woodske in instagram @DerekWoodske or if you liked what you’ve heard, refer back to our conversation with him in Episode 214 and 281. Our 2017 Symposium talk with him is also available on YouTube.

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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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