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Aug 13, 2018

Who are you calling old?

When you look at the world's greatest athletes, past and increasingly present, you'll notice that many of them are past what we would consider "prime age" for peak sports performance. One example is NFL quarterback Tom Brady, who is over 40 years old. Despite already winning multiple Super Bowl championships and being the fifth-oldest player in the League, Tom shows no signs of slowing down and proves he can still improve his performance.

How can one maintain or achieve such elite performance in the face of natural aging?

This was the question that drove Jeff Bercovici, the San Francisco bureau chief of Inc and an athlete in his own right, on a quest to find the answer. After talking to top players, coaches, and sports scientists, such as the aforementioned Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Carli Lloyd, he laid out all his learnings in his book "Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance At Any Age".

In this discussion, you'll discover:

- The common misconceptions of famous athletes and their training

- The most valuable tips & advice Jeff learned from his research and then implemented to reach his physical prime

- Musing over the concept of immortality...would you choose to live forever?

You can read a full transcription for this episode here:

Check out Jeff's book "The New Science of Elite Performance At Any Age".

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