| Ep 576 – Track & Field Coaching Legend, Dan Pfaff

Author / John

1 Hours 45 Minute Listen

“I am building a fire, and every day I train I add more fuel.”

This week a legend joins John and Tex to talk about his history training track and field sport athletes. Dan Pfaff stumbled into this niche after coaching at the high school level, then college, and eventually began training Olympians. His voice and command presence reflects the seasoned coach he has become after decades working with athletes.

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Dan Pfaff was doing med ball work and plyometric complexes long before it was popular. He credits athletes of antiquity and isolated athletes with the creativity of these training tools. It was his passion for researching power based programs that led him to successfully train track and field athletes all the way to the Olympics…and he’s still doing it.

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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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