| | Ep 673 – Wheelchair Rugby w/ James Simpson

Author / John

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Tune in as James shares training stories and more.

James Simpson, ex-soldier turned Wheelchair Rugby World Cup Champion for England joins John and Tex to share his team’s hard fought journey to the top of their sport. Over a decade ago, Simpson lost both legs plus three fingers and the muscle from his right forearm in an IED explosion while serving with the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan. James’ leadership and focused training on Power Athlete’s Grindstone program helped empower the performance of his squad on the pitch. Learn what it takes for a team to come together around a common goal and how all the hard work in training makes holding up a trophy that much sweeter.


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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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