| | | | PA Radio – Episode 158: Jeff Nichols

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 EPISODE158bEvery problem has a solution.

Jeff Nichols [@vahighperformance] is far more than coach and co-founder of Virgina High Performance. He’s taken his experience both as an athlete and a Navy SEAL and shaped a an effective training philosophy. Although, Jeff will be the first to tell you, his insights are not unique. But in a world where bullshit and superfluous information clouds intent, the beauty of simplicity is often overlooked.

Jeff has worked with NFL teams, Collegiate teams, and individual athletes to impart the theme of “specificity not stupidity”. Just because a training system looks sports specific based on a movement pattern, does not always mean it is. As we know, there are are other factors at play that determine the efficacy and transfer to a position in sport.

He is intelligent, candid, and grounded. His work with youth athletes at Virginia High Performance has allowed him to control the quality and determination of each young mind and body. This is Jeff Nichols and this is Episode 158.

Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 4.09.50 PMEMPOWER YOUR PERFORMANCE.

Well, you’ve heard it all, people. Find out more about Virginia High Performance by following them on Facebook or Twitter under the name @VaHighPerformance. Lot’s of great information and insight to chew on from Jeff.

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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. Neil on June 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Fun fact: Japan has a fat-tax.

    I haven’t done much research into what it is specifically, but it seems to be a tax on certain “unhealthy” foods.

  2. BarbarianBlake on June 9, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Dang he was talking about Extreme Ownership was he? I just bought that :(.

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