| Ep 635 – Stop 1RM Testing Teens

Author / John

27 Minute Listen

Discover the key components of unlocking athletic potential to empower a high school athlete’s performance.

A tradition unlike any other, 1 Rep Maxes in a High School weight room. At this level, weight training programs need to be focused on long term development, especially when the barbell is introduced to first year athletes. There are a few key factors that contribute to successfully lifting a true 1 Rep Max, and a high schooler has exactly zero of them.

The goal of a high school strength program: develop athletes; not get them hurt in the weight room. Tune in as John and Tex take you through the necessary steps to building a weight training program for a high school strength coach, what to test instead of 1’s, and the key components of unlocking athletic potential to empower a high school athlete’s 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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