Coach Rod is passionate about pursuing the development of athletes to represent Team USA at the highest levels of competition. He has a strong scientific knowledge base, but focuses on the evolution of training theory, recognizing that the scientific understanding of training for optimal performance continues to grow and be refined. He does not believe in a “one size fits all” training program, and as such provides each individual athlete with a personalized application, analysis and synthesis. His academic interest is in the development of novel protocols in glycogen preservation (known most commonly as “the wall”) through metabolic efficiency, nutrient & load timing, adrenal management strategies, and application of FuelOpTM training. His credentials and background show a wide variety of cross-disciplinary sports education. As evidenced by his wide variety of sports credentials, he believes in the value of utilizing cross-disciplinary knowledge to develop innovative physiology focused training integration.