| | PA Radio: Episode 264 – Dr Richard Citrin

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If You Don’t Use It You Lose It

We throw the word “stressed” around like it’s a decent excuse for why we retreat within ourselves or cop an attitude with others. Similarly, when our performance in the weight room, on field, or at work is lackluster we often blame it on stress. Dr Richard Citrin [@RichardCitrin] is here to let you know, you and your stress is not special. You are not a unique snowflake.

Everyone endures varying degrees of stress on a regular basis and what’s more, we were meant to experience stress. In fact, we were BUILT for it. But “stress management” is an overused term with false implications. When faced with overwhelming mental, physical, and emotional obstacles, we can actually train ourselves in the practice of resiliency. How do we achieve this in sport, business, and life? Dr Citrin will feed you baby birds.


The annual three day Power Athlete Symposium is set for December 7, 8, 9 in Austin Texas. I recommend the following: get your ass on jacked street, order your a couple of big old boxes of meat from Stay Classy, and get your tickets to the symposium. As is tradition with any beginner template, this event is on a linear progression of epic-ness and you do not want to miss the novice window.

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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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