| | | | PA Radio – Episode 172: Jay Dawes

Author / John


Confirm or Deny your Principles.

Every well rounded strength and conditioning program has two distinct elements. At PAHQ, we refer to those experiences as Science Class & Birthday Party. Enter Jay Dawes, PhD – the ultimate combination. [Twitter @JayDawes76] Hear how the Vice President of the NSCA meandered through his career educating himself and in turn, his athletes. He is now the Coordinator of Athletic Performance at the University of Colorado and has the performance industry leaders on speed dial.

Today we get an inside look at what it’s like creating studies, sifting through the research findings, and maybe or maybe not, getting published. Like any labor of love, the science of performance is a long road with it’s unique challenges. Hear how Jay maintains the integrity of his research through ethical practices like communicating his expertise to the coaches involved. Dawes believes that it’s more important to save an athlete from a foreseeable injury than obtaining a completely uninterrupted study.

If you’re an aspiring performance academic this interview with Jay is a must listen.



Find Jay Dawes on Twitter @JayDawes76 or you can plug him into Facebook and follow his page. Jay does consulting for Elite Sports University and can be found leading and delegating like a boss as Vice President of the NSCA.

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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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