Military-grade physicality with Jay Morton former SAS operator and mountaineer #7
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The level of intelligence, physicality and resilience required to be a member of the SAS and SBS is almost unparalleled. There may not be such a thing as a truly Perfect Athlete, but those who serve in the special forces could be considered the closest thing to it.

One such man with 14 years of service across the SAS and Parachute Regiment, two Everest summits to his name, and now taking on the challenge of wrestling high performance racing cars around some of the UK’s fiercest tracks, is Jay Morton.

This episode of The Perfect Athlete delves into how Jay’s approach to intelligence consists of more than just IQ, but also EQ and AQ, and the unique tests he’s faced scaling some of the toughest terrain in the world.

In this episode we cover:

  • Academic, social, and adaptable intelligence (IQ, EQ and AQ)
  • The makings of a great team leader
  • Effects of early life experiences on physical and social development
  • Importance of planning and preparation
  • Learning perseverance
  • The hidden dangers of mountaineering

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