| | EP – 384 Sprinters Should Never Squat Toes Forward?

Author / John

56 minute listen

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

Recently you were tagged in an Instagram post about sprinters not squatting toes forward, then the author blocked Power Athlete and retracted his statement. Can we get to the bottom of squatting toes forward for sprinters and defunct his argument that squatting is bi-lateral exercise, sprinting is uni-lateral, they don’t connect!… or do they?

Tight later.

To Squat #ToesForward Or To Not? That Is the Question

The Internet! We’re ever so grateful Al Gore invented such a wonderful platform for experts in industries to present information and experience to others and engage in fruitful discussion about science, philosophy, and in our case, squatting toes forward!

John and Tex entered into, and were quickly ejected from, an internet debate about squat foot position for track athletes, sprinters in particular. Before the discussion could open up and idea wrestling could begin, Power Athlete was blocked and comments deleted. Power Athlete will not go gentle into that goodnight!

Listen now as The Crew lays down their #toesforward position. No typing, just spoken words – the old fashioned way – learn why the toes forward squat is the cornerstone movement of the Power Athlete Methodology and a key component of unlocking athletic potential.

READ NOW: Power Athlete Squat w/ Staggered Stance by Tex McQuilkin

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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. Harlan on September 9, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Tex- from whipping boy to knowledge bombardier

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