Taking Ownership & Talking Sh*t
NFL stories aplenty in this week’s episode with Coach Kav, Justin Kavanaugh [@CoachKav]. As the owner of Sports and Speed Institute and author of “Man Up”, Coach Kav is plenty familiar with what’s required of athletes at the highest level. Kav has an interesting take on NFL talent, noting that while it is possible to sneak by with less than optimal athleticism, it’s impossible to survive without the utmost mental toughness. What does he deem to be the riskiest part about college and pro football players heading back into the season after COVID? Some classic football talk to lead us into fall.
Coach Justin Kavanaugh may have agreed to come on the show under the guise of talking about Sport and Speed but little did he know that our crew of deep thinkers would pull him into a classic PA Radio vortex. Kav unloads the hate in heart for how sport is changing. He longs for the days where shit-talking was like donning a warm blanket and mental toughness was developed, not taught. After several decades of coaching predominately football players, he has a keen eye for who will withstand pain and sacrifice at the highest level. And if you only tune in for the movie reviews…go to hell. Just kidding. Plenty of football and wrestling movie banter towards the end. Pour yourself two fingers of bourbon and unwind with your podcast besties.
Empower Your Performance
Follow Coach Kav on instagram under the handle @CoachKav and find his book, Man Up, anywhere books are sold. Well maybe not anywhere. Not all yard sales or children’s book stores will have it. Better stick with amazon.
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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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