| | | | PA Radio – Episode 122: Rob Miller

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 RobMiller2Author of the Map of Athletic Performance.

This week we host Rob Miller.  He’s a competitive climber, Starting Strength Coach, and author of The Map of Athletic Performance.  If the name rings a bell it’s because Rob has been in the game for a long time.  Not only has he been making his way up mountains for 25 years, he was a pioneering figure in CrossFit around 2007.  As a sports specific athlete, Rob’s main motivation for training came from the desire to dominate climbing.

What were the influences for Rob’s development of The Map of Athletic Performance?  As he candidly discusses, the simple yet comprehensive diagram was a way to combat public stupidity and personal frustration.  The conversation eventually leads to Rob’s affirming stance on strength development, even in sports whose demands are highly specialized.

Rob Miller is a lifelong advocate for smart training principles, including limiting exposure to high volume and low intensity.  His anecdotes and research surrounding the topic are eye opening, particularly if you compete in a fringe sport.

This knowledge and so much more on this week’s Power Athlete Radio.

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Stay connected with Rob Miller’s publications and training by visiting his website.  It’s huge resource for climbers and non-climbers alike. View the entire article regarding The Map of Athletic Performance here.

Next week we welcome Highland Games competitor and self proclaimed Drifta Lifta, Matt Vincent.

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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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