| | | EP 348 – Kabuki Strength’s Chris Duffin

Author / John

1 hr 50 min listen

Strength from Struggle

Chris Duffin [@@mad_scientist_duffin] of Kabuki Strength joins us to get down and dirty on some classic strength training discussion. From fabricated bars, to velocity training, to the latest and greatest supplements for strength…this conversation quenches the serious lifter’s thirst for knowledge. As if that weren’t enough, John’s true intentions are known when the conversation takes a turn towards trucks. Hear about Chris’ love for building borderline monster trucks in the little free time he has. Duffin has been in the strength game since the 80’s and holds several World Records. His story of humble beginnings may be just the motivation you need to deadlift 1,000 lbs just like Chris. 

When it comes to cliche powerlifters, Chris Duffin of Kabuki Strength does not fit the bill. Duffin’s unique and challenging upbringing in the mountains of Oregon and Northern California was just the beginning of his journey. An engineering education led him to manage projects in the aerospace, tech, and automobile industry. However, after some soul searching, Duffin found the iron calling and he made the transition from desk to gym full time. Now he views himself as an educator and innovator of equipment all aimed at the goal of improving performance. Like Power Athlete, Chris knows that success in training provides resilience in life. 

Empower Your Performance

You can find out everything you want to know about Chris Duffin, his book “The Eagle and the Dragon”, and Kabuki Strength by either heading to ChristopherDuffin.com or KabukiStregth.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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