“The only source of knowledge is experience”.
At an early age Cornell has been obsessed with understanding how to build Super Athletes. His passion started after countless injuries during his childhood. Since then, he has been committed to not only understanding the science behind injuries, but also how to enhance performance and prolong careers. This journey has led him to studying under the great Marv Marinovich and also receiving his degree in Physics. Cornell now works with some of top athletes in every sport and looks forward to the day where 3.9 40’s and 50+ inch verticals are a normality.
I didn’t plan on being a physicist. I didn’t plan on getting a college scholarship. To be honest, I didn’t even want to go to school. The only thing I wanted to do, was what almost every kid wanted to do as a young athlete… go pro. In my case, the NBA. That’s all I could think about. I would ask coaches, trainers, and anyone else that would talk or listen to me how I could get better. I mean, I would ask all of the “tough questions.” The hows. The Whys. The What-ifs. Some would be helpful, some wouldn’t. Some would just get annoyed. I didn’t care, I wanted to learn. Looking back, if I had a dollar for every time I heard, “just do it man, who cares, everyone else is doing it so it works” I’d probably be able to buy an island somewhere.
No but on a serious note, I will say, I did get some good info about what to do; but few people could actually help me on the “Whys” or “hows.” It was almost as if the information had been passed down for years without people ever questioning. I began asking them. I guess you could say in some weird way I started to show the makings of a scientist and later on, the physics degree kind of just happened (I’ll save that story for another day). It was one of the best decisions of my life. Learning physics and seeing things from that perspective has helped me tremendously. Remember when I said, I would ask the tough questions… well… Physics answered them.