| EP 472 – Enhancing Athleticism w/ Virtual Shoveling

Author / John

28 Min Listen

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

Hey guys, this is Andrew from Iowa been an avid follower of power athlete for many years now first time calling into the hotline and given the recent weather experience in Texas and all over the Midwest. I was spending some time shoveling spending many hours shoveling recently, and I was wondering what would household labor like shoveling or not doing any type of work similar be considered. Would this be more trunk work? We might see at the beginning or end of a workout or would this be more fieldwork? We might see in one of the flagship programs like feel strong. Just kind of want your two cents on this. Thanks a lot, bye-bye.

We were never weight room strong, we were Field Strong

Snow hit the country hard a few weeks back forcing folks to bust out the shovel for a home “workout” clearing driveways and torching their low back!

John and Tex spin a hotline question into an athleticism lecture breaking down the components of field work and how to integrate into your training to be ready-ready for the next Snow-pocalypse. What an extraordinary conversation using CrossFit’s old school action of Virtual Shoveling to share the origin story of Field Strong and unlocking athletic potential. This episode is awkward, grip intensive, and challenge to listen to, but reminds us all piling up your snow into a phallus sculpture is still funny.

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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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