| | EP 318 – Dana Santas Mobilizes the Pros

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When the mouth breathing meatheads of PA Radio are graced with the presence of Mobility Maker Dana Santas [@MobilityMaker], only good things happen. This week John and Tex talk to the three-time guest and breathing mechanic expert to hear about what’s new in her professional development. Find out how she’s evolved her practice to suit the needs of the athlete and what breathing exercises have proven to be the most effective over her nearly 20 year career in the field. Frustrations of working with the parents of young athletes abound as the crew unravels similar experiences. Ever curious as to what it’s reeaaally like to be on the payroll of an MLB team? Dana sheds some light on being part of the machine that keeps the players performing at their best.

What is flexibility without stability and strength? While yoga brings increased range of motion to the table, according to the Mobility Maker, Dana Santas, it’s not entirely applicable to the realm of on field performance. Context is everything when you’re dealing with sports specific athletes because you can’t afford to introduce time consuming training that may present only negligible results. Santas also contends that some poor application of things like flexibility can also lead to a higher risk for injury. Interestingly enough, Dana also discusses recent research which states that anxiety and stress are some of the leading causes for serious injuries in sport. John’s response is about what you’d imagine. Tune into their friendly debate and meaty episode with the one and only, Dana Santas! Listen NOW!


Visit MobilityMaker.com for all of Dana’s upcoming events and coaching clinics including the NSCA Tactical event in San Antonio August 20th-23rd. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the Mobility Maker bench featured by Sorinex.

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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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