| | | PA Radio – Episode 273: Phil Wagner

Author / Cali Hinzman

The Power of Technology

Less injuries means better performance. Using technology has greatly improved our knowledge of individual biomechanics. Now we can take that information to determine where an athlete’s performance is deficient and their body is vulnerable. That is exactly what this week’s guest, Phil Wagner of Sparta Science [@SpartaScience] is doing with force plate feedback. With nearly instantaneous feedback, you can track progress week to week and dictate training programs accordingly. The beauty? It’s simple and from all accounts, it works.

Power output does not lie. Your ability to apply force on an object is a requirement of sport, particularly in any contact sport. But how to we quantify it’s effects on not only our opponent, but our own body? Phil Wagner of Sparta Science [@SpartaScience] has spent the last four years doing just that. Tracking the nuances of your output on a force plate has become easier with advanced technology. Furthermore, predicting future injuries based on that data is Phil’s bread and butter. Imagine a world where your power test spits out not only your results, but the prescription for improved performance…the future is NOW!


Follow Sparta Science on instagram or their website, https://spartascience.com and learn how you can demo the technology discussed in this episode.

And now for another installment of why you should attend the Power Athlete Symposium 2018 in Austin, TX. The practicals. You have the opportunity to be coached in real time by one of the best coaches I’ve had the honor of training with…Tex McQuilkin. If you think he sounds like he knows what the fuck he’s talking about on the podcast, wait til he gets a hold of you in the gym. It’s a rare opportunity to glance into the brilliant mind of a dedicated educator. And anything he lacks in knowledge, he more than makes up for in body hair.

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Cali Hinzman

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.


1 Comment

  1. Harlan on September 15, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Another great show. Ranks right up there behind the Cal Dietz podcast, but way behind the Mr. Welbourn Sr. podcast

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