| Ep 430 – Stop Buying Recovery, Start Moving Well

Author / John

52 Min Listen


In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey guys, it’s Shirley. Wanting to get your opinions on different methods to assist in recovery. Specifically but not limited to ice baths, saunas, cupping, and floatation tanks. Which ones do you believe are worthwhile and which ones are a waste of time? Thanks, byyye.

The Road to Recovery Will Not Always be Easy

Pain inhibits pain. When you’re feeling jammed up, hitting hot spots in movement, or get DDOMS (Daily Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), your body is telling you something. You may be tempted to throw some money down on common recovery practices like cupping, acupuncture, or couple bags of ice for the tub. No matter the price tag, the solution may leave you feeling better but do they correct the underlying issue?

Dr. Matt Zanis joins John, Luke, and Tex to evaluate all forms of recovery and gauge if they’re worth their weight in epsom salt. Learn where to spend your time and money to accelerate your recovery and enhance your performance in the gym.

Empower Your Performance

Have you been squatting on questions for John, Luke and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

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The Power Athlete Radio hotline is OPEN! Dial (929) ING – ING0, leave us a detailed message, and we’ll get to work on finding you answers!

That’s (929) 464 – 4640

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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