In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:
Hey guys, I recently bought a reverse hyper for my garage gym, and I wanted to get your thoughts on what you guys think of it, how you implemented in your programs, or how you recommended using it. John knows Louie Simmons and he recommends using it before and after squat and deadlift sessions.
A lot of people act like it’s a cure-all for any kind of back problem you’ll ever have so I know that depends on the issue and everything, but just wanted to get your thoughts on it. How do you guys recommend it or do you recommend it at all black background? I’m thirty-eight years old. I’m just trying to be a fit dad. I got a double bodyweight squat 2 and 1/2 x bodyweight deadlift, bodyweight press, do a little snatch and jerk, and then try to keep it met-cony with Johnnie WOD stuff. So anyway, just looking to try and implement it and strengthen my back prevent injuries and stuff like that. Thanks, keep it up.
Injury Makes the Comeback Sweeter
The Reverse Hyper, not the magic panacea to fix all back injuries, but it is an incredible training tool when executed and programmed properly. Whether you’ve had the chance to take this piece of equipment for a ride or have no clue what it is or how to use it, the Power Athlete Crew lays out the purpose and prudence of Louise Simmons’ 1970’s invention.
A new home gym owner invested in a new Reverse Hyper and called John, Luke, and Tex for programming advice. Not only did he learn which squat and back days to pair it with, he also learned every which way to execute these improperly and how to cue himself into proper position to milk his posterior chain for all its worth. Don’t have or will never get a Reverse Hyper? The Crew also covers movement substitutions to supplement into your programming!
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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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