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(#253) PJ Nestler returns to the podcast this week to discuss his role as Director of Performance with XPT. This session is not only cutting-edge, but it's filled with ideas and next steps to optimize health and performance - at any level.

Coach PJ is a human performance specialist with over a decade of experience preparing top athletes for competition, and a life mission to help athletes and coaches realize their true potential. Over the past ten years, PJ has trained dozens of athletes from the UFC, NFL, NHL and MLB. He's a wealth of information and gets results with his athletes and students.

XPT (or Extreme Performance Training) is a performance lifestyle based on the fundamentals: Breathe, Move, Recover. XPT is inspired by the training techniques and lifestyle habits of big wave surfer, Laird Hamilton and former Pro-Athlete, Gabrielle Reece. For more information, visit

Here's some of what we cover this week on the show:

  • What is the XPT experience and what it can do for you
  • How he landed his current role of Performance Director
  • His first impressions of Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece
  • Why PJ was hesitant to go to XPT
  • How he describes XPT and who can benefit the most
  • Learn about the 2 paths of the XPT experience (consumer and coaching)
  • Specific applications of breathing and how this has transformed people
  • What a NEW study revealed about CWI (Cold Water Immersion)
  • Practical advice for recovery using CWI
  • PJ shares his personal experience that helped him overcome panic attacks
  • Specific applications of using CWI
  • How to use "contrasting" exposures - and why?
  • Why heat exposure can do for our health
  • Closing advice with 2 specific actions...

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Direct download: RT_253___PJ_Nestler_-_The_XPT_Experience.mp3
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