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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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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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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