| | | PA Radio – Episode 229: Sean Waxman

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The Olympic lifting Athlete

So you’ve been training the olympic lifts for a while but your progress has stalled? Sound familiar? Enter Jedi Sean Waxman of Waxman’s Gym [@WaxmansGym]. Having coached numerous national competitors over his 25 year career, he knows the science behind successful lifters. What you may not expect is his belief that aerobic work in the form of sport can give an Oly athlete the edge. When periodized appropriately, how exactly does this translate to more power and efficiency.

In this episode Sean Waxman and The Crew discuss the overlap of sport and Olympic Lifting down to muscle fiber. Waxman generously gives an overview of how he programs microcycles leading up to a competition. Fascinating discussion on the potentially positive role fatigue has on performance and what it means to train to improve your average maximum force versus your absolute maximum force.


Now it’s time for you to empower your performance. Please forgive the abrupt end to this episode as we mistakenly cut the recording short. I assure you didn’t miss any significant goodies. Follow Sean on instagram @WaxmansGym or by heading to www.waxmansgym.com for more details on his coach’s development course.

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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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