This week we welcome the man, the myth, the legend, Ed Cosner [@EdCosner]. This former rugby player, Highland Games competitor, and powerlifter, has coached pro athletes of nearly every background. He still bangs weights almost daily and assists with developing the strength and conditioning programs of rugby teams worldwide. When you’ve done as much as Coach Cosner, you have a few remarkable stories.
Some Cosner-isms include his affinity for dynamic work with plyo medballs and his belief in stretching regularly. Ed talks about how you can measure a lot of things in performance, but you can’t measure toughness. This is the kind of insight that can only come from working with the best and most dedicated performers in sport.
What inspired the creation of the XXXL Stout t-shirt size and why does he liken the thought of his personal overspeed training to rolling a can of beans downhill? And finally we get an explanation to Luke’s claim that he is medically allergic to the Deadlift.
Empower Your Performance
Ed Cosner is available for your viewing pleasure and inspiration on instagram. Just search the full name, [@EdCosner].
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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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