Ep 659 – Explosive Plyometric Progression

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1 Hour 4 Minute Listen

How to build your explosivity from the ground up!

There is a right way to increase an athlete’s vertical jump, and a wrong way. Texas Women’s Basketball’s Director of Sports Performance, Zack Zillner, rejoins Power Athlete Radio to share the tools to training plyometrics from the ground up.

Zillner takes Tex through the longterm development of youth athletes into how he prepares his college athletes for the professional level. They also discuss the benefits of weight lifting heavy immediately before basketball practice!


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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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