| | EP 428 – Training Warriors On and Off the Pitch – Kevin Toonen

Author / John

1 hr 20 min listen

Training for The Task

Kevin Toonen [@strengthelite] is best known for training the Australian Special Forces. While this former soldier is an asset to the SAS training program as an experienced coach, it’s his common sense that seems to be most impressive. He is training highly specialized warfighters and despite the sexy allure of some so-called spec-ops strength and conditioning, he is firmly confident in simply replicating the demands of the job.

This is an ad. Please consider our shameless self promotion.

When you train with Kevin Toonen, you’re going to get much more than an average weight room experience. That’s why top performers in Australia from rugby to special operations have sought his expertise. This is a guy who has always questioned the validity and application of voluminous training for what can best be described as Power Athletes. Hear how this soldier was able to take his knowledge of the job demands and reverse engineer training to get it done.

Empower Your Performance

You can find Kevin Toonen on instagram at @strengthelite


Share this article




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.

Leave a Comment


Never miss out on an epic blog post or podcast, drop your email below and we’ll stay in-touch.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.