This week we are joined by New Orleans Saints fullback, Austin Johnson. Get to know this football Pro and what he had to do to get there. Between training, traveling, and trying to to stay healthy, Johnson is motivated everyday simply by “wanting it more” than his competition.
John and Austin rap about life as an NFL player. Though the perks are a-plenty, Austin stays true to his somewhat humble beginnings. He feels he has an edge over other players because scouts initially didn’t think he had what it took to play professional football. Joke’s on them. Now he says that chip on his shoulder has done nothing but fuel the fire and determination to stick around for as long as possible.
What role did CrossFit play in prepping him for the NFL and how did he evolve into the self-proclaimed Power Athlete you see today? To find out…listen now.
You can stalk Austin Johnson in your free time by following him on instagram @austinj40. Also, come football season, you’ll be able to catch him playing for the Saints. Don’t forget to stay connected to Power Athlete posts, happenings, and bullshit memes by following us on IG @poweratletehq.
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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