| | | PA Radio – Episode 212: Derek Hansen

Author / John


Run fast, Be Fast.

Derek Hansen has a an extensive background in making athletes faster. A pupil of the infamous sprinting coach, Charlie Francis, Hansen has followed suit by working with some of the highest performers in the world of sport. While Derek’s knowledge of speed science is unparalleled, he refuses to hold tight to traditional ways of training. He believes that it’s a coaching obligation to always be incorporating new information and potentially cutting edge research findings into your programming.

Derek strikes an intelligent balance to training. His style reflects a responsible and simple approach while still allowing flexibility for an individual’s inherent potential. As Derek explains, trial and error is still the most valuable feedback within the practice of coaching. Tune in for numerous anecdotes that touch on the volume vs intensity debate. More isn’t necessarily better, it’s just more.


Find Derek Hansen on his website www.strengthpowerspeed.com and www.sprintcoach.com. His instagram handle is @DerekMHansen.

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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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