| Ep 593 – Barbell Sins Beginners Commit

Author / John

51 Minutes Listen

“The expert in anything was once a beginner”

The worst sin a coach can commit against their athlete: starting a beginner off on an experienced athlete program.

Introducing the barbell to an athlete for the first time and applying the appropriate program will do wonders to unlock their athletic potential and empower their performance for years to come. Power Athlete Block One Coach Carl Case joins John and Tex to discuss his coaching journey and how he applies the Bedrock training program to his high school athletes.

Bedrock is our foundational strength and conditioning program created to unleash unparalleled strength, speed, and power gains for athletes new to the barbell. Learn how to (and how not to) apply this program and common pitfalls coaches fall into when training beginners.

Sign Up Now: Bedrock

Empower Your Performance

Have you been squatting on questions for John and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is PAR-Hotline-Tex3.gif

The Power Athlete Radio hotline is OPEN! Dial (929) ING – ING0, leave us a detailed message, and we’ll get to work on finding you answers!

That’s (929) 464 – 4640

This is an ad. Please consider our shameless self promotion.


Share this article




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.

Leave a Comment


Never miss out on an epic blog post or podcast, drop your email below and we’ll stay in-touch.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.