| EP 388 – College Student’s Guide to Nutrition & Training

Author / John

32 min listen

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

Hey Crew, Fig Newton coming at you with a question. I am 24 years old, 5’9″, 200 lbs and 20% body-fat. Went from savage to average the last couple years and recently dropped from 35% BF down to 20%. Longterm goal is to alternate between Jacked Street and Field Strong. My short term goal is to get down to 10% body-fat, build up aerobic base and decent level of strength.

I need to get a solid plan going so I want to hop on a program, but I do not know which one will help me reach my goals best. My limitations right now: I am full-time chiropractic student, 23 credits a semester, and living in apartment close to school. Apt gym is livable but far from what I need for PA programs.

If you were me, how would you set up life for the next years to train with limited schedule and equipment?

By Changing Nothing, Nothing Changes

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life. A college student calls the Power Athlete Radio hotline with a 10% body fat dream! Limited time, equipment, and energy to execute, but the caller does have one thing, a goal!

In this episode of Power Athlete Radio, The Crew lays down a four year plan for a student to progress their training, get their nutrition in check, and position themselves for success academically, socially, and physically. Focusing on the goal will keep the caller clear of any situation in college that absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.

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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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