| | PA Radio – Episode 293: Dr Chris Morris

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Fluid Periodization

f you’re over the age of 30, you didn’t go to high school and college consumed with the stress associated with social media. You certainly didn’t give a shit about the number of likes you received from people you never talked to. You liked rollerblading with your CD walkman to Dave Matthews Band. But as Dr Chirs Morris [@docsportsci] points out, life for these young athletes has gotten incredibly complicated. Morris spends time explaining what stresses are causing performance to dip and technologies are available to monitor those fluctuations. As Director of Performance Science at Kentucky he is able to provide an incredible insight on what’s being done to challenge some of the old school norms. More is not always better and hard work doesn’t always equate to winning.

It’s not a bad thing to recognize your genetic strengths and limitations. You can actually use them to your advantage because, afterall, knowledge is power. Our guest, Dr Chris Morris [@docsportsci] of the University of Kentucky brings us up to speed on fluid periodization. It’s as cool as it sounds. Being flexible with whatever program you’ve chosen to implement is an integral part of this personalized application. The future is now and the future says that we can test an individual athlete’s performance markers on a given day with an array of technology. Take that bio-feedback and alter the program so that athlete can optimize their training on that given day based on recovery, power, wellness, etc. Predict when it’s best to literally…go big or go home. When robots take over as coaches, we’ll be fucked.


Be sure to follow Dr Morris on instagram [@docsportsci]. Tune in next week when we are joined by B List Celeb and successful Paleolithic enthusiast, Robb Wolf.
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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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