This week we host long time friend and fellow strength and conditioning coach, Raphael Ruiz. A brief review of his resume includes professional athletes from virtually any sports background you can think of. Currently, Raph is tied up coaching a rag tag group of folks headed to Rio. You may know them as the US Men’s and Women’s Swim Team.
As you’ll hear, Ruiz is a man’s man and a coach’s coach. He’s direct but respectful, inquisitive but skeptical. This balance helps provide Raph with a reputation that precedes him…and the fact that his methods have yielded amazing athletic performance.
In this episode, the conversation meanders through the intricacies of learning and resorting to the optimal posture and position of sport all the way down to the personality of an elite performer. Learn what Master Splinter has learned without the pain staking years of trial and error…right here, right now.
To learn more about the talented, Raphael Ruiz, you can find him on the AXIS Sword and Soul Facebook page or see what he’s up to by following him on instagram under his name @trainfor_axis. Keep your eyes peeled to see how the US Men’s and Women’s Olympic Swim Team dominates in 2016.
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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