| | Ep 501 – Hemorrhoids From Training? You Better Zip It Up!

Author / John

25 Min Listen

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

John and Tex, how’s it going? Hey love the show I’ve been doing Jacked Street now for around six-seven months. I want to talk a little bit about the shadow cycle debating on whether I was going to make this call or not, but I saw it might be an ally you for you guys for some good conversation. So couple weeks ago on those that shadow set of rack pulls. I really pushed out my reps. Next day start feel a little tenderness in the the old back door, and then that led to a couple of days off. Then my post coffee bowel movements, looking down the toilet, and I got some blood. I have a external hemorrhoid and Yeah, I wanted to ask you what is your guys’s process for coming back from that, you know, if you go read the internet and basically a lot of stuff pretty much says stopped weightlifting all together, which I know is definitely not in the cards. I’m currently I’m taking a pretty easy from resistance training. So wanted to see what you guys thought. I got any good advice stories on how to get back to full strength after let me heal. So, yeah, that’s my great Shadow story can’t love the show.

When a problem comes along, you must zip it!

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, ex-zip-it A of trying too hard in training! The Crew takes a question from a seemingly hesitant caller regarding an external hemorrhoid acquired pushing out a few more reps than they should have. John and Tex introduce proper use of weight belts plus tightening up the trunk and pelvic floor through accessory movements and proper cueing to avoid getting hem-d up!

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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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