| EP 406 – Reflections on Lifting and Life

Author / John

65 min listen

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

I was gonna text, but it’s probably going to be long. What are some things you used to believe that you no longer believe. What made you change your mind? It could strength related, or just life related, I don’t care.

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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. In a world of hot takes, facades on instagram, and 24 hour news cycles, there is little time for self-reflection and personal accountability. That is, unless you make time to hold the mirror up.

John, Luke, and Tex to discuss mindsets, opinions, and views of the world they once believed, about training and life. A LOT of ground is covered today: the importance of an aerobic base, obsession over athletic performance, engines, and of course, foot stuff. Not to mention concussions, digital overhaul of the human touch, and how to create opportunities through training to find one-self.

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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. Robert on October 25, 2020 at 3:27 am

    In terms of the internet & social media, you should consider reading “The Shallows” by Nicholas G. Carr. It explains why everyone is becoming less intelligent & brain depleted. People are evolving away from a literate mind. The brain changes based on the technology available.

    P.S. Spiderman stole the quote from Voltaire.

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