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
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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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A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.
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