| | | PA Radio – Episode 165: Tyler Minton

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Episode165AFighting for common Sense

Every episode of Power Athlete Radio seems better than the last and this week’s is no exception. This little gem was recorded some months back with our very own pro fighter and nutrition expert, Tyler Minton [@TheMeleeWay]. It’s dense with strength and conditioning knowledge and some serious one liners to take straight to your athletes. Tyler also talks about his sobering trip to Afghanistan and how interacting with the soldiers changed his life.

Tex and Tyler do the majority of the nerding out, playing off of each other’s incredible knowledge of sport. It’s evident from listening to Tyler that combatives and the sport of fighting is a whole other animal. What unique challenges do these competitors face aside from the obvious of getting hit in the face? The answers lie in a risky little practice called overtraining.

Even if fighting is not your bag, the same concepts of prepping for a competition apply. This episode takes a look at what the key elements leading up to game day are…and how to conquer the balancing act of programming and nutrition.


Impressed with what you’ve heard from Tyler? Head to www.powerathletehq.com/nutrition to get more info on receiving meal plans. Follow Tyler Minton on instagram too under the name @themeleeway.

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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 "Joey Swole" B on July 22, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Tex – get that resume’ in, man!

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