Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 197 , Segment 3

Episode: Health Insurance, Investigating Politicians, Peak Performance

  • Aug 19, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 27:58 mins

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and the science of human performance. He is co-author of the new book, Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, And Thrive with the New Science of Success. His past experience includes working for the international consulting firm McKinsey and Company and at the White House with the National Economic Council.  Tom Hanks, Michael Phelps, Ellen DeGeneres, and Beyoncé all probably feel an intense pressure to go above and beyond while performing in their areas of expertise. Although we don’t have thousands of fans and paparazzi following every move we make, we also may feel the pressure to perform well, whether it be at school, work, or the gym. Have you ever felt the pressure to perform? In order to reach peak performance, many top performers add something vital to their routines that most people wouldn’t expect—rest. For example, Bernard Lagat, one of the best American runners, always takes a 5-week training break at the end of the year. Brad Stulberg talks with us about how to reach your own peak performance.