| | EP 376 – Extra Run & Conditioning Work for Military Athletes

Author / John

28 min listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hello. This is a wild swinger calling in, wanting to know what would be the best way to integrate running / conditioning training into the Field Strong program with the end goal of joining the military, and the best way to do so while continuing to make strength related goals.

What’s the Secret to Adding Running to the Field Strong Program?

Field Strong is Power Athlete’s flagship program created and programmed by John Welbourn since 2014. For years people have been asking how and where to add in longer runs and rucks into the program to help them prepare for their military career demands. Field Strong’s focus is to enhancing athleticism and empower performance through targeted strength, power, and speed training. But, what if these athletic traits are what you know you need for your job but career requirements call for you to have the capacity to pound pavement and ruck for days? Spoiler alert, the answer is Power Athlete’s HAMR program.

In this episode of Power Athlete Radio, John and The Crew answer a listener submitted question to breakdown speed training vs conditioning, discuss optimal training for military athlete, and differentiate HAMR and Field Strong programs.

READ NOW: HAMR – Holistic Athlete Movement Readiness by John Welbourn

Empower Your Performance

Have you been squatting on questions for John, Luke and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

The Power Athlete Radio hotline is OPEN! Dial (929) ING – ING0, leave us a detailed message, and we’ll get to work on finding you answers!

That’s (929) 464 – 4640.

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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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