| | | PA Radio – Episode 221: Adam Nelson

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Parenting Vs Coaching

Maybe you remember being a kid and being cut from team or perhaps your own kid is struggling with the same reality now. This week, our discussion with Olympian shot-putter, Adam Nelson begins with precisely that theme. Did his baseball coach’s candor cause Adam to give up athletics or was it the honesty he needed to fuel a different fire? His response was epic: An Olympic and World gold medal.

Recently there has been a fair amount of discussion on the show about how to navigate kids through the generalization/specialization dilemma. Nelson provides anecdotes from his upbringing which he feels led him to be successful. He also levels with listeners about being quite possibly the most frustrated spectator of children’s soccer of all time.

Not only are we grateful to have Adam Nelson back on the program but we are pumped to announce that he will be speaking at the 2017 Power Athlete Symposium in Austin, Texas. Stay tuned in to hear about his appearance and more symposium goodies.


if you haven’t already looked up TheD10.com, do it. I did not even know this competition existed but it looks badass. And the cause is close to our heart because it’s all to benefit research for pediatric cancer. If you want to find out more about Adam Nelson, follow him on IG @AdamNelson5376.

Speaking of great causes. Cancel all your plans for December 8-10 unless those plans were to attend the Power Athlete Symposium. Then rebook those plans and we will see you there. If you don’t know what the symposium is, I’ll try and sum it up in a few words. Empowering, educational, Huey Lewis and the News, hangover, Huey Lewis and the News, and Epic. Head to www.powerathletehq.com/events for a more appropriate description.

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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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