| Ep 564 – Weightlifting, Movies, and Travis Mash

Author / John

2 Hour Listen

“A coach will impact more people in a year than the average person will in an entire lifetime”.

Training to be the best in your sport is one thing, coaching is a whole other animal. Hear how former powerlifter Travis Mash learned to invoke a healthy shit talking environment, his thoughts on the International Olympic Committee, and his struggles adapting to coaching female lifters. And a healthy dose of movie discussion to remind you that Tom Cruise has never made a bad movie and that Mel Gibson played one hell of a tactical Santa.

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Travis Mash takes good weightlifters and makes them exceptional. But he doesn’t mince words about how few actually make it to big events like the Olympics. He’s driven by performance and quite frankly, gets all the social interaction he can handle by coaching. It’s obvious he’s dedicated to his athletes because he knows almost nothing about movies that have come out in the last 5 years. But we won’t hold that against him.

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Follow Travis Mash on instagram @coachtravismash @masheliteperformance


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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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