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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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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