| EP 332 – Improving Military PT with The Crew

Author / John

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Biting the Bullet on PT Reform

When you think of Power Athlete Radio, a lot of descriptors come to mind…none of which are “high brow political conversationalists” or “Presidential historians”. That’s why this week’s episode marks our peaking season for legitimate semi-adult discussion. We have special guest and close friend, Dave Spanton of Blackhawk Lending [@BlackhawkLending] to thank for that. His extensive time serving in the military and experience The Hill (that’s “Capitol Hill” in the biz) gives him something none of us have…class, sophistication, and a resume. Not your cup of tea, govnah? There’s plenty of hunting hijinks, burn ban breeches, and reminiscing about a show no one has ever heard of called “Airwolf”.

We know that how the Military has been conducting physical training is, in general, very antiquated. But why? Given the accessibility to information and the push internally from certain niches to make a shift, why is the process so hampered? Dave Spanton of Blackhawk Lending [@BlackhawkLending] and the MF US Army is here to unravel the mystery that has been decades in the making. Despite the red tape, there is a far more complicated reason that our warriors aren’t getting the optimal physical prep. Beyond that, The Crew discusses history, both of movies (naturally) and US Presidents. It’s safe to say that three out of four people on this podcast have no chance at a career in politics…especially with their long-standing position on lifting the burn ban. Listen NOW!

Empower Your Performance

Whether you’re looking to buy a home or help out our Veterans, visit Dave Spanton’s site, BlackhawkLending.com.


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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.


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