| | | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 95 Dr. Kirk Parsley

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 “Just sleep right through the apocalypse.”


This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Kirk Parsley.  A native Texan, Dr. Parsley began his fascination of sleep studies after having spent six years as a Navy SEAL and another five as the teams clinician.  Hear why Dr. Parsley realized that despite his efforts instituting new diagnosis and treatment protocols, he felt his practices would be more embraced outside the current military bureaucracy.

In this episode we get to pick Doc’s brain about the correlation between metabolic syndrome and sleep, whether or not sleep pod’s are bogus, and if you really can make up for those long lost sleep years of shift work, raising kids, or late night raging on Red Bull-Vodka.

You will not want to miss Dr. Parsley’s top three tips on how to positively alter existing sleep habits and in no way do they include taking Ambien.  Find out what “disassociation” is and why it is NOT the same thing is natural sleep.

If you’re listening to this now it means you’re awake and that’s good reason to stay vertical and take in the knowledge bombs here on Episode 95 of Power Athlete Radio.

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Show Notes

Take the first step in getting a better night’s sleep by watching Dr. Parsley’s TED Talk here:


Next week we have athlete, author, and coach – Dan John.  Ever HEARD?

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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.


  1. bernie on February 22, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Very interesting. Thx for sharing PAHQ!

  2. Colt on February 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Get Weatherford on the show

  3. Shaun on February 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I was so psyched when you announced this podcast. Doc Parsley has such a unique background, and I’ve listened to every interview he’s done.

    Also, super nice guy. I sent him an email last year (former Aussie SOF, had some issues with being burnt out) and he got back to me with some recommendations later that same day. F’ing legend.

  4. Ingo B on February 26, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Dr. Parsley was also on the Barbell Shrugged podcast a few months back. He gets REAL technical in that one, so for you all who geek out on that kind of stuff, it’s worth a listen.

  5. Drew on February 27, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    any idea when this will actually populate on the itunes feed?

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