Dr. John P. Wagle is the Director of Performance Science/Player Development for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. He has also served the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Royals. Prior to that he was a fellow in the Sport Physiology and Performance program at East Tennessee State University. While at ETSU he served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Scientist for the Buccaneers baseball program.
John is a 2009 graduate of Augusta College with a bachelor’s degree in Physics. He holds multiple master’s degrees, including an MBA from Loyola University, one in Organizational Management from North Park University, an M.S. in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from Western Illinois, and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics from Penn State University. John earned his Ph.D. in Sports Physiology and Performance from ETSU.
Dr. Wagle goes in-depth on why muscle architecture is a key factor in training and the impact of supramaximal barbell training on it. He also goes into detail on how weight releasers impact the rest of the set when the first rep is high intensity. He covers the impact of full versus partial range work, as well as cluster training, jump testing, and monitoring.
In this podcast, Dr. John Wagle and Joel discuss:
- Performance in relation to muscle architecture/pennation angle and fascicle length.
- The use of ultrasound to detect changes in muscle architecture.
- Accentuated eccentric loading.
- The process of sequencing training from straight sets to clusters.
- His use of RSI for jump testing and analysis.
- The stretch-shortening cycle and performance.
Podcast total run time is 1:09:09.
Dr. Wagle can be found at SimpliFaster.
Keywords: baseball, eccentric movements, muscle architecture, SSC