| Ep 752 – Tackling the Gridiron vs. Rucking Rugby

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1 Hour 23 Minute Listen

Explore the collision of cultures, strategies, and legacies between American Football and Rugby.

Pro Rugby Sports Scientist, Peter Tierney, joins me to talk strength, strategy, and sportsmanship as we dissect the parallels and contrasts between American Football and the venerable sport of Rugby.

From grassroots growth to global prominence, Peter illuminates the intricate tapestry of rugby’s rise to prominence, offering invaluable insights into its enduring appeal and universal allure.

Tune in as we showcase the unbreakable spirit and boundless potential of athletes on both sides of the pond.


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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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