| | PA Radio – Episode 286: Stan Efferding

Author / John

Stimulate, Don’t Annihilate

Nothing could me more apropos than having nutrition master, Stan Efferding [@StanEfferding] on the show on Thanksgiving week. While you’ve been shoveling food into your gullet, we’ve been preparing a tasty little episode of Power Athlete Radio. If you consider yourself a nutrition nerd or you’ve been throwing darts aimlessly trying to find out why you’re so fatigued, you need to listen to this. It’s time to stop being a turkey and ride this gravy train to Jacked Street.

So true on so many levels. While Stan is predominantly referring to sleep and excellent nutrition, this advice also applies to beyond strength and conditioning. This week’s guest, Stan Efferding [@StanEfferding] has dedicated his life to using his body as a testing ground for optimal nutrition. An accomplished powerlifter and bodybuilder, he now gives back to the community by imparting what he’s learned. Like so many, he struggled with gut issues, fatigue, and all of the trappings that exist in training at the highest level. The difference? He researched and tested and researched some more. He discovered the miracle of micronutrients and heart rate variability. He does no cardio and dow not recommend steady state for his clients. How is able to achieve 4-5% bodyfat? Stan will feed you baby birds.


Test out Stan’s Vertical Diet, find him on the speaking circuit, or see what gets him fired up by visiting www.StanEfferding.com.

This episode officially comes out Thanksgiving Week and from everyone here at Power Athlete and Wade’s Army, we want to thank you for your continued support. While we would probably never do this work if we didn’t selfishly love it, your shared enthusiasm makes it possible to keep pushing out information that will empower your performance and battle the bullshit.

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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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