“When adversity comes, you need to embrace it.”
We have an amazing two-parter coming at you from Power Athlete HQ. The reason for this extended episode is none other than wealth of knowledge, Mr. Dave Tate.
Dave is a former competitive Powerlifter and of course the Founder and CEO of Elite FTS. John, Bobby, and Dave caught up at the recent Elite FTS Summit in Ohio several weeks back. Hear them recap their thoughts about some of the speakers, content, and general experience from that weekend.
Next, Dave makes no bones about not really being a coach. A true example of putting ego aside, he notes that his strength lies in nerding out about training philosophy and it’s transference to how we operate in our daily lives. Dave explains how he continues to be baffled by a competitive lifter’s ability to go all-in in the weight room, but lack the discipline to succeed outside if it. This has been the driving force for several books, hundreds of articles, and a busy public speaking schedule.
Towards the end of Part 1 with Mr. Tate, we talk training setbacks and several tips he recommends to overcome them. The words “Move The Dirt” definitely come to mind here. And finally we hear those sage words of wisdom intended for anyone still holding on to their athlete glory days.
To find out which one of our Power Athlete Radio hosts regularly records from his “sanctuary” AKA his office AKA the head, you’ll have to stay tuned. If you’re wondering why we haven’t gone to video, this reason tops the list. Episode 99 is streaming straight to your face in 3,2,1…
If you like what you heard, there is more great Q&A with Dave Tate in Part 2 of Episode 99.
Next week hear the rest of our conversation with Dave as he talks about having his hip replaced and his candid response to why it became absolutely necessary. I will say, his reasons surprised even me. And in true Welbournian fashion, John takes a stab at one-upping Dave by telling the story of flying across country to have his hip aspirated…only to find out that it entailed a glorified chisel and hammer.
Dave let’s us know how and why “opportunities are all around us” – if only we could just seize the moment.
Well Power Athlete Nation, we are approaching our 100th Episode in a few short weeks as well as the end of #22JackedStreet. It’s been a fun ride and we’d sure like to get feedback in how we can improve your listening experience. Please head to our blog and post your comments under this Episode’s post.
To hear Dave’s crazy-eclectic training tunes, visit our Spotify account!
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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