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intelligent Tactical Training

Maybe you’ve noticed the trend of intelligent strength and conditioning infiltrating one of the most guarded niche of athlete, the Military. In an environment where instructors try to find the delicate balance between physical and psychological stress, many miss the mark entirely. The result can be as benign as inhibited performance gainzz and as severe as chronic injury. But luckily our guest, Ranger Veteran and TSAC Program Manager Nate Palin is leading the charge to equip Military and LEO athletes with the knowledge to develop more effective soldiers and first responders.
According to Nate Palin, the biggest misconception about military athletes is that they all go through the same training so they should all have the same performance markers. Not the case. As we know, there’s a whole host of variables responsible for the current state of an individual athlete. Prior training, injuries, genetic propensity, and biomechanics are just a few. So while we often group military units into one group, some need to be stronger (much stronger), and some need more conditioning. Imagine that? Simplicity and individualized adjustments in programming can not only get you stronger and faster but make you more suited for combat.


For more information about TSAC head over to the NSCA webpage. There you can get more about the program, how to get certified, and upcoming events.
Now for a word about the Johnnie WOD Training Camp on April 26 and 27. To me it sounds like one big pillow fight disguised as a full on brofest. Which I’m inclined to like the sound of both. Basically you’re going to turn up in Dripping Springs, Tx and train hard, eat hard, and cuddle even harder. That’s right. Johnnie WOD brings a whole new meaning to the term “meat sweats” and there is only one way to experience it. Live, in-person, and shirtless. If you’re uncomfortable, several dozen beers will help. Check out events.powerathletehq.com for more information.
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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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