1 Policy to Live By, Changing Your Neurology, and Being Scared Sh*tless Every Day with JL Holdsworth – Episode 309

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

JL Holdsworth is a world champion powerlifter, published author, and former University of Kentucky strength and conditioning coach. 

The guy can not only talk the talk, but he can walk the walk as well as anyone in the game.  With over 30,000 hours of practical experience and competition best lifts of a 905 lb. squat, 775 lb. bench press and a 804 lb. deadlift, he’s one of the strongest and most experienced S&C Coaches in the industry. 

In 2010 he founded The Spot Athletics and has built that small private training facility into two 20,000sq ft. locations in Columbus, OH.  Along with his facilities, JL is the Co-Founder of Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR), an injury prevention and performance system being used by many top sports organizations around the world. 

Whether you’re a gym owner or fitness pro looking to grow your business, or you’re someone who wants to know how to build and strengthen your own body, you’ll find a ton of value in this awesome interview with JL. 

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Show Notes:

  • What sparked his desire to make people bigger, stronger & faster?  [6:14]
  • His fall from grace, loss of identity and how he found his purpose. [10:05]
  • How does one go from living out of their car to starting their own business?  [14:00]
  • The ONE policy he lives by: Do the right thing! [18:56]
  • Should you be scared sh*tless every day?  [21:18]
  • Why he values people more than anything. [24:00]
  • How he evolved from anger to “shifting his neurology”.  [25:16]
  • Understanding the parasympathetic/sympathetic nervous system and how the Reflexive Performance System (RPR) has changed his life. [37:15]
  • The simplicity of his system and why the results speak for themselves. [49:11]
  • How can people learn RPR? [55:02]
  • Why the universe has a way of making things work out. [58:49]


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