Jon Kolb- Living and Moving with Purpose

“The process is the purpose.” – Jon Kolb

Jon Kolb is the President of Adventures in Training with a Purpose which is an organization focused on helping those most in need improve their quality of life through purposeful physical training. He was formerly the Steelers Left Tackle from 1969-1981 and won 4 Super Bowl Championships with the team. After football, Jon became the Steelers strength and conditioning coach and received his Master’s in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University. He also currently teaches kinesiology at Penn State and Youngstown State.

To find out more about Adventures in Training with a Purpose please check out the website here.

This interview was really meaningful to me and I think comes at a good time as we kick of 2018.  As the New Year comes, we often are seeking to improve ourselves (usually as it relates to fitness). In this episode, Jon gives a unique outlook on how we should look at training and movement and it definitely gave me new perspective. Timestamps/ topics discussed are below:

2:59- What does being Left Handed Mean?

8:50- Is strength the most important aspect of training?

12:40- Defining your purpose. Different types of workouts for different goals.

15:58- Connection of homones, brain and muscle

19:14- Unethical workouts?

23:39- Moving and Living with chronic diseases- Current therapy vs. How it should be

29:23- Life Expectancy vs. Healthy Life expectancy

33:00- Rethinking the Aging Process

36:47- Minimum effective dose of working out- is the glass half full/empty?

46:12- How did Adventures in Training with a Purpose start?

49:56- Who is ATP for? Who does it help?

55:00- Importance of Environment when training? Surrounding yourself with positivity.

58:40- Why you should walk backwards everyday

1:00:48- The Krebs Cycle and the benefits of learning while moving

1:04:11- Inter-workings of the brain, spinal cord and our body parts. Science behind paralysis/walking and regenerating neuro networks.

1:21:06- Most meaningful Super Bowl Ring?

1:24:29- Making the process the purpose.

1:27:59- Dealing with fear and never wanting to take a step back.

1:33:43- Being the best vs. being the best you can be.

1:42:04- Jon’s favorite Chuck Noll stories and Memories.

1:47:51- Favorite/ most impactful Bible verse.

1:50:28- Jon’s definition for success.

To hear another episode with an inspiring former Steeler and a crazy near death experience click here or listen below.

How to Gain Real Followers on Instagram. 100% Legit

Gain Real Instagram Followers in 2018

When I started my podcast back in March, I did not have any social media to my name. I had a Facebook for maybe 2 years during college but other than that I had no online presence. When I began social media for the podcast back in March, there were a few things that just seemed off to me and one of them was how people try to build followings. For instance, people spamming for follows, paying for followers or following 1000’s of accounts only to unfollow them later. It just seemed like a big ploy to get numbers up and feed the ego. I mean honestly, do people realize there are real humans behind these screens?

Obviously, I wanted to generate some marketing/get the word out about Chillin with Deke, but wanted to do it a different way. Instead of sitting on my phone for hours trying to do all this fake nonsense why not use social media as a talking point to communicate with real people in my city/community. So that’s what I did.

I set out with the goal to gain 100 followers in a day strictly by going up to people and talking to them. I asked if they would like to help me out with something and that I was trying to shoot a video promoting in-person communication as a spoof to the current social media scene. That is how it went down. It was a lot of fun. And here’s the video. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the video. I really appreciate it.

To read about another challenge I did where I received a free coffee just by simply asking, click here.

To hear a podcast with a guy that has gained over 100K Followers on Instagram click here.