| Ep 649 – Workout Holy Grail: Gain Muscle Losing Fat

Author / John

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But choose wisely, for while the true Grail will bring life, the false Grail will take it from your muscles.

The Holy Grail of workout goals is a myth! To lose fat, your body needs to be in a caloric deficit so your body uses fats for fuels. Caloric surplus is needed to gain muscle to provide the energy your body requires to build bigger muscles. Many on this quest hit a crossroads when down one path the body needs more calories for muscles and the other leads down a dark and lonely road of caloric deficit! X marks the spot is this muscle building crusade as John and Tex take you on a treasure hunt finding the keys to unlocking how you can lose fat while training hard for long lost muscle gains!


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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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