| Ep 459 – When Training Bros Become Training Foes

Author / John

26 Min Listen

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

In my training environment, it seems to be a lot of excuses for why a workout wasn’t good. Guys seem to be overly focused on others people’s numbers. I feel like we losing what it means to be a “man” – it is disappearing and it’s scary. To me a man is someone who is focused on their family and what they can control in their sphere of influence. The goal should be to be a better person, physically and mentally. What does it mean to be a man to the Power Athlete crew?

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way

Competition is healthy. Competition is life. But for some individuals, competition plants seeds of jealousy and brings forth a wave of negative emotions that have the potential to bring a whole team down or spoil a gym’s culture quickly.

PA Radio hotline is heating up as John and Tex take a question from a charged up caller questioning the intensity, effort, and overall manhood of their training partners. The leaderboard got toxic quick in this gym, but could it have been avoided? Listen now to ensure your training bros do not become training foes.

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Have you been squatting on questions for John, Luke and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

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The Power Athlete Radio hotline is OPEN! Dial (929) ING – ING0, leave us a detailed message, and we’ll get to work on finding you answers!

That’s (929) 464 – 4640

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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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