“Hypertrophy and strength training are complementary – combining both can help to accelerate gains in both muscle size and strength.”
It’s been a long time since we visited the biological principles of strength development. If you are a new coach, a student, or a curious athlete, this episode is vital to understanding some of the more complex concepts of human performance, like rate of force development, compensatory acceleration, hypertrophy, post activation potentiation, and so much more. A huge thank you to our guest, Antonio Squillante for making these digestible even for the Power Athlete meathead.
Exploring the science behind strength and power development is what Antonio Squillante does best. Somehow he was able to make time for John and Tex while getting his PhD at USC. The only thing more impressive than Antonio’s coaching background is his expertise in human performance.
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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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