| | | VIDEO: Cali & Warming up – It’s not just getting sweaty

Author / John

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Power Athlete coach Cali Hinzman (@cali) closes the first warm up of a long weekend in Denver Colorado with an enlightening thought for the strength coaches in attendance.

As a Strength and Conditioning coach, time is a very limited resource when working with an athlete, or even worse, a group of athletes. Time is the ever fading resource that allows us to effectively drive a training response in our athletes. All to often coaches “throw away” a large portion of a training day giving athletes scripted warm ups with one goal in mind, get them sweaty. This, my friends, is a waste time.

The “warm up” is a great time to focus on very specific training in a low stress environment to attack your athletes’ limiting factors. And better yet, it’s typically when your athletes are the MOST receptive.

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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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