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Rehabilitating the injured players of the Houston Astros is just another day at work for this week’s guest, Terrence Kennell [@tkennellphysprep]. With a background in rugby, he’s no stranger to banged up athletes but some injuries in baseball are as specified as the positions themselves. TK gives an insider’s take on training for the sport and the culture of the team. Working with rookies, seasoned pros, and everything in between, he gives us insight on the players’ interaction. TK is also a well traveled bro who trades stories with The Crew about shenanigans abroad.
If you thought baseball games were sparsely attended before the pandemic, you would be correct. Of course, no disrespect to this week’s guest, TK, aka Terrence Kennell who serves as Houston Astros S&C Rehab Coordinator. In this episode you’ll find out just how in shape you need to be to play baseball. You can be a slob and be a pitcher, sure, but can you be a genetic trashcan and be an outfielder? While making fun of America’s pastime has always been Power Athletes favorite pastime, we truly have an appreciation for these specified athletes. Hear TK discuss the player dynamics, common injuries, and legends like a 17 year old Domincan throwing an orange 90 mph while barefoot.
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You can follow TK on instagram under the handle @tkennellphysprep and be sure to tune into the very end of the show for some bonus talk that didn’t make it into our conversation with TK.
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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