| | | | PA Radio – Episode 177: Jim Kielbaso

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Let the Kids Play.

Have you ever seen someone run and thought “Is this literally your first time?” Do you coach youth who are on the brink of athleticism if not for their horrendous mechanics? Then this week’s episode will will empower you to implement the coaching that can turn these awkward specimens into finely tuned machines. It’s probably our best speed discussion to date and all thanks to guest, Jim Kielbaso [@jimkielbaso], who breaks it down like no other. Hear his simple yet scientific approach to allowing athletes to reach their respective top speeds, even despite their inferior genetics.

You heard right. All athletes have the ability to improve their skills, including speed, through strength, power, posture, and position. However, that doesn’t mean that the “genetic trash cans” as Jim Kielbaso [@JimKielbaso] so aptly puts it, will magically turn a corner overcoming their physiological shortcomings.

The truth-tellin’ in this episode with S&C and combine prep coach is undeniable. His approach to taking on youth through college age athletes is smart and scientific. Not only that, it’s built on years of successful training often resulting in family sports legacies. Effective training starts with listening to people who know a shitton more than you.



Take a second to look at Jim’s website, www.JimKielbaso.com, to learn about all the ways he’s making athletes perform better through all levels of competition. He’s also available on social media under his personal name as well.

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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. Bob Pain on October 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    What book is Tex referring to in this podcast that Jim wrote?
    Ultimate Speed and Agility?


    • Tex McQuilkin on October 28, 2016 at 10:00 am

      The book I refer to is the Ultimate Speed & Agility, grab it here.

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