| Ep 519 – James Simpson Soldier Turned Wheelchair Rugby League Star

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1 Hour 4 Min Listen

Losing both legs was life-changing, not life-ending

James Simpson, ex-soldier turned England wheelchair rugby league star and World Cup ambassador joins John and Tex to talking training, mindset, and finding yourself through competition. Over a decade ago, Simpson lost both legs plus three fingers and the muscle from his right forearm in an IED explosion while serving with the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan. James is a leader empowering his performance on the pitch through a unique perspective on training. Learn how he adjusts the Power Athlete Methodology to ensure he meets the demands of wheelchair rugby league and aims to elevate his teammates and all those around him.

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Follow James Simpson and his training on social @jamessimpson.4. Go England!

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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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