| EP 389 – A Body Breakdown with Dr Mike Martino

Author / John

1 hr 59 min listen

The Joint By Joint Approach

Dr. Mike Martino [Twitter @xrciseapologist] has been involved with fitness and human performance for over 35 years. He was a scholarship athlete at Furman University and developed into a world class swimmer. His unique combination of education and elite level coaching has provided him with the opportunity to work with a variety of groups including Olympic gold medalists, elite level college athletes, personal training clients, cancer survivors, geriatric patients, and adolescents. Dr. Martino served as a USA Swimming National Team Coach and  was a member of the Olympic Advisory Coaching Staffs in Barcelona and Atlanta. He has traveled the world competing, coaching and lecturing on human performance and now he’s bringing his expertise to Power Athlete Radio!

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In this week’s episode The Crew can’t help but indulge in their foot fetish. That’s right, more discussion of flat-footed versus high arched hooves with Dr. Mike Martino. Mike brings up some interesting and rather controversial points on the end of Olympic lifting in sport weight rooms and the overhead squat being his most valuable lift. Of course we can’t help but push back on some of his logic and his reasoning is surprising. This is one you’ll want to watch on our YouTube channel because Ol’ Tex kicks off his ladies boat shoes to model some of Doc’s diagnostics. Some images may not be suitable for children. Listen (or watch) NOW!

Empower Your Performance

Follow Dr Mike Martoni on Twitter @xrciseapologist.

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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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