| Ep 478 – How Tom Cruise Can Save Your Football Program and The World. Again.

Author / John

54 Min Listen

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

I’m calling in regards to weight room culture and tips at the high school level. I currently am an athletic director Public School in the Midwest and the great state of Michigan and the one thing that seems to be a disconnect is the old ball coach and imitation of a solid weight lifting program. I’d love to hear you guys thoughts on that and if there’s any way that this has been hit on second topic, I’d love to hear your thoughts on where does Edge of Tomorrow rate in regards to Tom Cruise’s greatest films. Have a good one.

Who in the hell gave you that power? You’re just a high school football coach…

High School athletic politics is a Risky Business. When the Athletic Director and Ball Coach have a Fallout from going Rouge in the weight room, reining the Top Gun in can feel like an impossible: mission. Using wins as Collateral for poor training will only work for so long before injuries, numbers culture, and send the program into Oblivion.

John and Tex empower Outsiders to make All the Right Moves to navigate the cliques of High School athletics and ensure a knowledgeable coach in the weight room is a Firm position in all programs. Whether you’re an athlete, parent or coach listen in to avoid the inevitable Days of Thunder battling egos fighting for what is believed to be best for athletes. Here’s hoping we Never Go Back to the “it worked for Bear Bryant…” Coach who still has their Eyes Wide Shut.

Plus we discuss Tom Cruise for way too much time. If you can find a way to work Tropic Thunder into this or have a TC hot take, leave it in the comments 🙃

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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. Travis H. Perry on April 9, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Ok this is probably a telling comment but how do you rate the podcasts? Where do you go?

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