Here are the Blogs in the Training
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Cheers Y’all….so I’m up late and sitting in my office watching the replay of the Crusaders vs Highlanders Super Rugby quarter final game and writing Owen Franks’ next 6 weeks of training. I will be writing quite a few more programs and catching up on tons of emails and Instagram messages over the next ...Read More...
Posted on 07/25/2017 12:46 PM by Ed Cosner
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
When I was in the Army and stationed in Germany I use to visit and marvel at the magnificent Cathedrals throughout Europe. Have you ever just sat back and thought of just went into their design and construction? Their construction much like the Training Process is not something to step back from and ...Read More...
Posted on 10/11/2016 11:50 AM by Ed Cosner
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
A year ago today my father took his own life leaving my family devastated and searching for answers. Unfortunately, there are no answers and as I am not close to my family I am left to deal with things the only way I know how. To say that my dad and I had a difficult relationship as I grew up would ...Read More...
Posted on 09/20/2016 12:59 PM by Ed Cosner
Thursday, 29 October 2015
2015 Rugby World Cup Final is quickly approaching and the All Blacks have named their squad that will take pitch against Australia on Saturday in this epic battle. When the All Blacks are victorious they will become the first ever back-to-back Champions.
PowerSport Strength and Conditioning will ...Read More...
Posted on 10/29/2015 10:49 AM by ED Cosner
Friday, 1 May 2015
The other week I decided to tag along with Sally to Austin so I could get a nice undisturbed workout in at Hyde Park Gym. Lately, we've been spending a lot of talking about my time in competitive Strength Athletics. It seems since my recovery from the heart issues I have been much more driven towards ...Read More...
Posted on 05/01/2015 3:16 PM by Ed Cosner
Thursday, 8 January 2015
The other day Sally needed to go to Austin to take care of the labs she's in charge of there (she has one of those 'real job' things!!) and since I had just gotten back from New Zealand I decided I could use a day off and hang with my sweetie and of course head to Austin to hang out for a few hours...always ...Read More...
Posted on 01/08/2015 12:38 PM by Ed Cosner
Friday, 19 December 2014
Sadly my time here in Christchurch has come to an end for another year BUT I will be back in 2015 to once again begin the Off Season Strength Training for Ben and Owen (and anyone else who is not afraid to join in the fun).
We have had some great workouts over these past 3 weeks and I'm talking workouts ...Read More...
Posted on 12/19/2014 1:50 AM by Ed Cosner
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Week 2 training is just Owen and I which is a great way for us to get to know each other even more and forging a strong relationship. This really helps me design of his training programs through out the year. Not only do I learn his goals (both short and long term) as well as his likes and dislikes ...Read More...
Posted on 12/11/2014 2:29 PM by Ed Cosner
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Playing rugby for 10 straight monthsâ€¦traveling all over the globe to play 30+ games is a hell of a season and definitely a beating on the mind and body. I seriously doubt that there are many athletes anywhere in the world that can handle this workload. Ben & Owen Franks have been doing it for at ...Read More...
Posted on 12/11/2014 2:00 PM by Ed Cosner
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Time to take this show on the roadâ€¦.PowerSport Strength and Conditioning is heading to New Zealand for the next 3 weeks to start the Off Season Training for Ben & Owen Franks of the All Blacks.
Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and of course right here on the website (for ...Read More...
Posted on 11/27/2014 11:19 AM by Ed Cosner
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Well it's Sunday morning and anyone that knows me knows I'm sitting in a coffee shop enjoying a cup or three of coffee (so I don't bother Sally) and cruising some training websites and catching up on some reading. Then of course, I'm drawn to the ultimate time waster that is Facebook so I can catch ...Read More...
Posted on 07/27/2014 12:09 PM by ed Cosner
Thursday, 6 February 2014
The Winter Olympics have begun and I'm sitting here watching and thinking about how hard every one of these athletes have trained and the injuries they've experienced and elected to trained around and/or trained though. Let's face it the term 'healthy athlete' is an oxymoron if ...Read More...
Posted on 02/06/2014 8:36 PM by Ed Cosner
Sunday, 26 January 2014
Several months ago Ben Franks and I discussed him competing in a powerlifting meet prior to Hurricanes' Training Camp. Well this past Saturday we did just that and yes I said WE.
PowerHouse Gym here in Wellington, New Zealand put on a special Invitational Meet so Ben could compete ...Read More...
Posted on 01/26/2014 8:55 PM by Ed Cosner
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Merry Christmas to everyone and their familes on this special day. Please remember our brave military members who are serving our great nation in harm's way and are far away from their families. Hope Santa was good to everyone!!
Posted on 12/25/2013 2:04 PM by ed Cosner
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Saturday was my 52nd birthday and I spent part of it in the gym training and I would have it no other way!! A very long time ago back...WAY BACK in 1973 my dad took me to the YMCA in Detroit. All I wanted for my birthday was to go with him to lift and thus began my journey and obsession with STRENGTH. ...Read More...
Posted on 12/15/2013 7:19 PM by Ed Cosner
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Way back in 2003 while I was training boxer "Jesse" James Leija we traveled to Melbourne, Australia as he prepared to fight for the World Championship belt held by Kostya Tszyu. Our training gym was an awesome place called "Underworld" where they made us more than welcome. ...Read More...
Posted on 12/05/2013 3:09 PM by Ed Cosner
Friday, 27 September 2013
Took a little trip down to Corpus Christi to visit one of my dearest friends Pete Alaniz who is the proud owner of Titan Support. For those of you who don't know Titan is the manufacturer of the best powerlifting gear in the world!! In my travels around the world its their gear I see ...Read More...
Posted on 09/27/2013 4:57 PM by Ed Cosner
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Peak performance in sports is a rare personal moment that remains etched in the athlete's consciousness. It serves as a reminder of the great intrinsic satisfaction that sports participation can provide. Peak experiences during an athlete's career are relatively rare but their intensity acts ...Read More...
Posted on 08/28/2013 11:01 PM by ed Cosner
Friday, 2 August 2013
Yesterday I received a wonderful gift from my friend Pete Alaniz of Titan Support. A new lifting belt to help me in my quest to regain my strength and size lost because of the incompetent doctor in San Antonio and also because Ben Franks of the New Zealand All Blacks made a big order for the team...so ...Read More...
Posted on 08/02/2013 8:38 PM by ed Cosner
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
"No citizen has a right to just be an amateur in the matter of physical training; what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable"
Greek Philosopher Socrates (469-399 BC)
Play Hard...Train Harder...NO EXCUSES
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Posted on 05/01/2013 10:59 PM by Ed Cosner