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.
A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.
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