| EP 378 – Vision Quest Is An Awful Movie?

Author / John

50 minute listen

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

Power Athlete Radio, you guys are super rad! Where else can I hear a podcast about welding old trucks and cool stuff like lifting weights and philosophy about how to live your life. I neeeeed to know your thoughts about the movie, Vision Quest (1985). Love your faces, you guys rock!

Find Your Place in The Circle

Plastic sweat suits, peg boards, and Steve Perry training tunes. John is all in on the 1985 wrestling classic, Vision Quest, and attributes his 10 year NFL career to Matthew Modine’s iconic performance.

In this podcast, The Crew shares their sports cinema viewing experience of a mediocre high school wrestler on the unhealthiest, both mentally and physically, weight loss kick to wrestle the infamous Shute. The only thing more unhealthy than his diet and dehydration routine is the movie’s love story plotline. Will the wrestler throw away his 20 pound weight loss goal to get the nomad older girl randomly staying in his home, or will all the Journey montages along his journey keep his head in the game?!

Listen in as The Crew aims to find their place in the circle exploring what Vision Quest, a coming of age tale, means for every athlete who sets a goal only to realize the journey was, in fact, the destination.

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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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