| | PA Radio – Episode 257: Chris Frankel

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What does it take to be the Head of Human Performance at TRX [@TRXTraining]? Know a little something about humans and know a hell of a lot about performance. Chris Frankel [@C.Frankel] of the massively successful TRX walks us through his role and the training philosophy of the brand. In a market like strength and conditioning where “anything works”, what sets this product and complimentary programming above the others?

This phrase has been echoed in the theme of the Power Athlete Methodology for ages, but never articulated quite as well. Leave it to TRX Head of Human Performance, Chris Frankel, to drop this nugget of wisdom on our listeners. Frankel goes on to explain that being really really ridiculously fit can set you up for catastrophic injury if your movement is dogshit. Don’t put a Ferrari in a a Volkswagen chassis, people. Learn how TRX has taught the military, pro athletes, and normal jabronies like you and me how to move better through activating the proper musculature. Also, premium parenting advice from John Welbourn advising you when lying to your kids is in their best interest to protect them. Young Flat-Earthers?


I realize that this episode is dropping just mere hours before the TRX Trainer Summit in Austin, TX, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sign up, drop in, or beg at the door like an exercise peasant. For more information on TRX or the summit head to www.TRXTraining.com or type TRX into the old instagram and you will see that roughly 17 different TRX accounts exist to satisfy all of your strap related inquiries.

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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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