| | | EP 407 – Strength, Speed, & The Future of Sport

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Sport is Rarely Slow

If you’ve been jonesing for some good ol’ fashioned strength and conditioning talk, look no further than this week’s episode with Dr Tim Suchomel. While The Crew questions him about the appropriate application of power and velocity based training, Tim breaks down why it’s important to progress from strength to speed work. “Sports are not played slowly” How might a coach develop mental toughness, weed out the weak players, AND condition their athletes? The answer used to be as simple as 100 yard repeats until you start seeing the white buffalo. Now, there’s a much more responsible approach to accomplish those things. Finally, discover the future of exercise science technology. A bodysuit that recognizes muscle activation might just be the ultimate bio feedback.

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From velocity based training to the most cutting edge tech in sports, Dr Tim Suchomel [@drtsuchomel] is full of opinions. And not just opinions, Tim has been doing incredible research on potentiation throughout his career. Ever had the Oly lifting for sport debate with your colleagues? Hear his logic for both catching and performing the dynamic pull motion. He also emphasizes the importance of creating a stringent and consistent evaluation process for certifying coaches in strength and conditioning. If you’re looking to work at the college level and make an impact on both novice and seasoned lifters you’ll want to tune into this one!

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Bryan Mann was referenced several times on this episode. You can refer back to our chats with him in 213, 249, and his talk at the 2018 PA Symposium.

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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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