Power Athlete Radio is the premier podcast is strength and conditioning. The show is hosted by Luke Summers and Tex McQuilkin and features Power Athlete CEO John Welbourn. Each week the crew ignites earbuds across the globe with world class coaches, authors, scientists and more.
If you don't know... now you know! This weekly podcast infects you, the listener, with the advice, anecdotes, allegories, parables, movie quotes, jokes and more, proven to empower performance. Gain insight from some of the smartest people we know.
PA Radio – Episode: 307: Rachel Larson
Mind Over Muscle
Did you know that the types of cues you use with your athletes can have a SIGNIFICANT effect on how they perform? Of course you did. But I bet you didn't know that the mind-muscle connection is known as attentional focus. Take something like training the almighty bench press...External focus is when you have your athletes think about...
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Check out some of our favorite guests below. We've listed these guests in no particular order. They've made the list because, well, we had riveting conversations with them. They represent only a small portion of the world class guests that adorn the airwave on the premiere podcast in strength and conditioning.
EPISODE 147 - MIKE BOYLE
Mike Boyle is in everything. From professional sports like hockey, football, baseball, track and field, and basketball, Coach Boyle has trained just about every kind of athlete imaginable. Because of this, he is able to draw from his experience over the course of decades. Not only has Mike's body of work served as a nearly lifelong study of human performance, it has also proved to yield amazing athletic successes.
EPISODE 188 - DAVE SPITZ
When you want to be the best, you have to believe in your heart that you're a bad motherfucker. These sage words come from none other than this week's PA Radio guest, Dave Spitz [@Cal_Strength]. Coach Spitz runs California Strength in NorCal and is committed to making American Weightlifting medalists....So much so that he he believes a coach's is job is to work for the athlete, and not the other way around.
EPISODE 128 - TAIT FLETCHER
Tait Fletcher has expertise, knowledge, and heart where it counts. A former pro fighter and current boss of Caveman Coffee Co, Tait stays busy running a training facility and working on his own fitness. It's obvious that his dynamic skill set has enabled him to rub elbows with professional athletes, actors, and of course D-List jamokes like ourselves.
EPISODE 179 - JULIEN PINEAU
Hear how Julien consistently refers to the "end game" using chess as a perfect metaphor for movement and performance. With each chess piece serving a specific purpose, it's impossible to ignore their importance particularly when the end game is near. All this and tales of a mutual friend, George Zangas, round out this meeting of the minds.
EPISODE 141 - ZACH EVEN-ESH
Sometimes parents and athletes themselves are their own worst enemies. As the guys discuss, many uneducated folks don't know what they don't know. Zach even makes a comment regarding the irony of the situation. As he mentions, the people who should be listening to this podcast and others like it, aren't. The ones who are, probably need it the least. Well, if you are listening tell the shitty coach at your gym to get in on it.
EPISODE 129 - DR. KEN FORD
This week we welcome doctor, researcher, and CEO of the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Dr. Ken Ford. His interests and specialties have varied from the study of consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, and optimizing the cognitive functions of the human brain. Eventually, this led him to study the impact of ketones and a ketogenic diet as a means to improve performance.