| | | | PA Radio – Episode 113: Sean Rigsby

Author / John


Witness the making of an olympic athlete.

This week’s episode features Sean Rigsby.  Sean is a member of Team MDUSA out of Charlotte, South Carolina.  If you don’t know what that means I’ll go ahead an summarize – He and all of his friends are way stronger than you.

Sean’s life has had some pretty interesting twists and turns, including playing Rugby at a high level and eventually following CrossFit Football for some strength and power development.  Not only that, Sean has been a touring musician AND a CrossFit coach.  All roads eventually led him to Olympic Weightlifting where his love for the sport and natural athleticism allowed him to excel to the tune of a  327kg total.

What is Sean’s thought on things like the catapult method, using weightlifting as means to condition, or only using the power variations of the lifts? AND did John really do a butterfly pullup to toes to bar to skin the cat dismount all on an Eleiko bar that was being held by two people in an NFL weightroom?  Stay tuned to find out.



Want to keep up on Sean?  Follow him on Instagram at [@seanMrigsby] or find him on his website, Heavy Metal Barbell Club, where you can view workouts, get coaching, and shop for apparel.

Also, CrossFit Football is coming to Muscle Driver on July 29th and 30th.  That’s in Fort Mill, South Carolina in case you didn’t know. Get signed up for this uniquely awesome CFFB Seminar!

And next week we bring you physical therapist, Lauren Polivka and Games athlete, Zach Anderson to talk about rest and recovery practices that will optimize your competitive advantage.


If you want to be an Olympian, you have to train like one.  That includes an elite soundtrack. Train to Sean’s tunes!

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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.


  1. Ingo B on July 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I can’t believe this guy is 26. He sounds much wiser than some 50 year olds I know.

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