| Ep 591 – HAMR’ing Soft Americans into Door Kickers

Author / John

33 Minutes Listen

“The law of evolution dictates that the strongest of a species survives. It is time for the Army to cultivate a culture that involves strength training and the creation of stronger, more durable soldiers”

John F. Kennedy wrote an article in Sports Illustrated, The Soft American, outlining his thoughts on the decline in the physical strength and ability of young Americans sharing, “one out of every two young Americans was being rejected by Selective Service as mentally, morally or physically unfit.” This challenge is as relevant now as it was in 1960. In this podcast, John and Tex talk being the hammer, how to increase your resilience and lethality, plus balancing training for a specific job’s fitness test and still improving performance required to do the damn job well.

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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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