| | EP 311 – Ron McKeefery Changing Lives Through Sport

Author / John

Adapt, Overcome

We just can’t get enough Ron McKeefery [@RMcKeefery]. His enthusiasm for coaching is fueled by his sense of obligation to change lives. If you’re looking for motivation to jump start your own passion for training others, you NEED to listen to this episode. He’s made weight room leadership an art by studying the greats and by field testing his own philosophies. This includes defining “good” for the athletes with lofty pro goals. Learn how Ron harnesses their desire for sport success by showing them exactly where they are…and where they need to be. Suddenly, you as a coach become that integral vehicle to making change, first physically, then psychologically.
The difference between a pro athletes and that elite college football player or non-draft pick, is not their physical attributes. It’s their ability to adapt to different stimuli, mentally and physically. This is where great coaches can shine or shadow their athletes. As Ron McKeefery [@RMcKeefery] explains, there is an element of manipulation that occurs in every weight room culture. You can call it “buy-in”, or investment, or connection. These terms all point to a system in place that produces a sense of reward and a sense of challenge in an endless cycle of improved performance. How exactly can you achieve this with your own athletes? Open your ears and release your fears…Power Athlete Radio is your dojo and Ron McKeefery is this week’s sensei.


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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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