| Ep 611 – Preparing Body & Mind for Selection

Author / John

24 Minute Listen

Successful preparation for the hardcore goal of SOF Assessment and Selection.

Fortune favors the bold. At Power Athlete we love big goals, especially ones connected to training and pushing your limits as a human being.

This week’s hotline question is from a dude gearing up for a hardcore goal of entering into Special Forces Assessment and Selection, a 21-day long test of the body and mind. He has been training on Power Athlete training for 2 years, and now he is finally putting the training to the test. There are some finer things he needs to dial before shipping off, so tune in as John and Tex help prepare this young man for long, heavy rucks and mentally surviving the mountain he’s staring up.


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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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