More on the Power Athlete Team Series

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Cali gives some insight on some of the questions we’re getting across the inter-web:

  • What are the required team configurations?
  • Do my team mates have to train at my gym?
  • What’s the format of the competition?
  • What are the weight classes?
  • Can I use wraps, straps, belts, etc?
  • I want to host, what do I need?

If you have any other questions, post them to comments.

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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.


  1. SCHS on February 21, 2013 at 4:38 am

    My only recommendation…

    Replace the weber with a big green egg…Better yet, keep the weber for vegetables and add a big green egg for the beef

    Looking forward to hearing about the teams series…I probably wont be participating until some of you stronger folks get a little weaker and I get on some serious steroids…Which means I prob wont be participating

    • luke on February 21, 2013 at 7:29 am

      LOVE The big green egg… But the weber is cheap, quick and easy for “functional eating.” Aka post workout meals where you don’t eat for flavor, you eat for function!

  2. Ingo B on February 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Clay flower pot, hot plate, two grills. 1/10 the cost of the Egg. Nearly as awesome.

    • luke on February 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Is this a real thing??

  3. Christopher on February 23, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Does the team have to be affiliated with a CF Gym?

    • luke on February 23, 2013 at 8:27 am

      No, we don’t care where your team comes from, you need four athletes to show up on game day. You need at least one female and one male on your team of four.

  4. Christopher. on February 24, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Awesome. Thank you.

  5. Ingo B on February 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Luke – my life is 100% factual. That’s why I ditched air squats and Milli Vanilli.

    I made a larger version of this. Works great.

  6. ABell on February 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Is #Occupy coming back? The team series looks cool but with no weight class and a body weight coefficient seems to work against me and the team I’m on (300# BW). unless you use something like the wilks which places more importance on absolute strength, but I’m not sure how that applies to power clean because the Oly Comps use the Sinclair coefficient.

    Either way, I’ll be there in Chicago with the Crossfit South Bend crew and look forward to meeting everyone again

    • luke on February 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      The team series is the evolution of #OccupyStrength. We will be scoring with body a body weight coefficient and scoring the metcon challenge to ensure a balance between the scores. Details on scoring will be posted shortly.

  7. ABell on February 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks Luke, I look forward to the updates on scoring

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