Performance Under Stress (Podcast – Season 3, Ballistic Radio Episode 125, August 16th, 2015)

“Stress is stress. The body doesn’t recognize different forms of stress. Its just either ramped up or it’s not… A lot of people want to say that competition is a different form of stress. No it isn’t. At a chemical level it’s the exact same thing, which is why it is all valuable. Everything is useful to some degree.” – John Hearne

Time to cram 8 hours worth of material into a 40 minute show. John  Hearne joins us this time, to talk about human performance under stress. John talks about the “quivering mass of Jell-o” theory, and how removing novelty can deter an undesired reaction to an unexpected situation. Mr. Hearne discusses myelination, which is basically physically rewiring the brain to be able to better perform actions, and how we accomplish myelination. As well, John talks about; how all forms of stress are useful, that an elevated heart rate does not equal failure, and how physical condition relates directly to performance.

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