| Ep 424 – Tex McQuilkin’s Ice Cold Post-Workout Secret

Author / John

50 Min Listen

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

Crew, what is the best stretches for cool down?

Back Off, Warchild

The negative connotation behind fatigue in sport and training is a fallacy. In fact, Dr. “Squat” Fred Hatfield calls fatigue, “the spark that ignites!” After all, you have to stress to progress and stress creates fatigue. Thus, it is the vehicle that drives adaptations for strength, power, and speed. Coaches can also use fatigue to reveal an athlete’s genetic makeup, the effectiveness of the training program, and their practice of recovery.

Take a deep breath as Luke and Tex guide you, literally, through the practice of recovery that includes breath, stretching routines, and other cool down methods. Have a listen to jump start recovery and not be that person that brings their training bark into the day or the hyped pump into bed for a restless night.

Cool Down Phase 1

Cool Down Phase 2

Read Now: Breath as the Driver for Stability by Dr. Emily Splichal

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!

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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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