During his â€œStratosâ€ jump Felix Baumgartner fell faster than the speed of sound, reaching an estimated speed of 833.9 mph plummeting from the edge of space. Baumgartnerâ€™s return trip to earth lasted just over nine minutes, but there was seven years of preparation that came before the record-setting mission. Equipment had to be tested and pushed beyond its limit, and so did Baumgartner.
It was the task of Red Bullâ€™s director of high performance Andy Walshe to help train Baumgartner physically and psychologically to do what had never been done before. Thatâ€™s Walsheâ€™s job -- to work with Red Bullâ€™s athletes and artists to get them to places theyâ€™ve never been before. Walshe joins the pod, along with a16zâ€™s Jordan Stankowski, to discuss the methods, technologies, and tools he uses to help get people past seemingly unbreakable barriers. The good news is it isnâ€™t just world-class athletes or your favorite pop-star that can benefit from Walsheâ€™s research and work -- itâ€™s all of us.
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