| | PA Radio – Episode 288: Dr John Wagle

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A Real Cluster-Fuck

Accentuated eccentric loading, velocity based training, and clusters….oohh baby. This week’s episode with Dr. John Wagle [@drjohnpwagle] will satisfy your need for speed. Hear how he studied the squat as a vehicle for testing velocity. His method was tested using weight releasers and cluster sets and what he found was that adding 30 seconds rest within each rep allowed the athlete to continue smashing the weight at a relatively high velocity. But the practice isn’t quite as simple as it sounds.

When Dr. Wagle refers to quality he’s talking about good movement performed at high velocity. Clusters allow for some rest which permits the athlete to repeat this quality more times than the traditional set/rep scheme. We are all about speed in performance and sexy movement so having Dr. Wagle’s ear for this week’s episode was killer. His personal and professional background in baseball helped illuminate the importance of weight training in a sport heavily dependent on specialized skill. As he states, the training allows the athlete to endure 100+ games and repetitive movement patterns. Without it, the longevity of the specialist suffers. Listen NOW!


Find out where he’s headed on the speaker circuit or reach out with questions by contacting him via Twitter – @JohnPWagle

We are just days away from this year’s Power Athlete Symposium which means that I’m going to have to fill this outro with something else very soon. It will probably be 2018 Symposium recaps followed by 2019 PA Symposium promos. Until next time….byeeeee!

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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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