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Roderick Powell: BE CONSISTENT!

January 25, 2019

Nextrino: Roderick Powell

Roderick Powell

What is your top fitness goal and how do you plan on achieving it?

 I am a Certified Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Coach and I like to lead the athletes I train by example. My training style is very interactive. I often engage in two-person exercises with my combat sports athletes and even spar with them.

This requires me to be in excellent physical condition. I am a lot older than my athletes and I am focusing more on techniques that can aid me in recovery and injury prevention.

What has been the biggest obstacle in your fitness journey and how have you overcome it?

The biggest obstacle on my fitness journey has been increasing my size and musculature. I was a prototypical 99 pound weakling and a hard gainer. I was able to add 20 pounds to my frame through a combination of diet and exercise. The first step I took was to bulk up.

I did this mainly by drinking a lot of milk and lifting weights. I eventually added more cardio and HIIT to my training routine to lose fat. I ending up losing a little weight, but I became much more cut.

How have our products help you reach your fitness goals?

As I get older, I am looking for ways to keep performing at a high level. I am paying a lot more attention to recovery and injury prevention these days. I purchased the next roller to help me in that regard.

I typically use the vibrating foam roller for about 20 minutes after every workout. I believe using the tool will help me to continue to perform at a high level. I have been so pleased with the roller that I am going to get the infinity ball next.

I do a lot of punching and it is definitely rough on my shoulders. I believe the infinity ball will help me target my shoulders better.

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You can find Roderick on Instagram at @powellcombatarts.


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