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.
EMPOWER YOUR PERFORMANCE.
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.
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.
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