| | | | PA Radio – Episode 199: Jay Dawes

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Training for the truly unknown

This week we welcome back Jay Dawes, PhD [@dawesjay]. Jay keeps plenty busy at the University of Colorado under his current role of Coordinator of Athletic Performance but today we dive into some of the research he is doing as a consultant for the Colorado State Patrol.

He has been working in conjunction with Trooper Charlie Kornhauser who heads the physical training at the academy. The collaboration has led to some interesting findings about the status of police and trooper preparedness as well as what “fitness” really means in a line of work with a vast set of demands.

To say that creating the perfect training program for our brothers and sisters in blue is a difficult task is an understatement. Hear how Dawes and Kornhauser embrace the challenge, one class of cadets at a time.


Probably the best way to learn more about Dr. Dawes is to head to www.elitesportsuniversity.com and sort through Jay’s amazing coaching and research findings.  Additionally, if you’re in the CO area and looking for a career in law enforcement or you’re currently working the field and want to see what Charlie has been doing with the sate patrol, head to Colorado.gov and search cadet trooper examination.

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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. Troy Torrence on April 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Great Podcast and great material on physical training in and for Law Enforcement. I am the physical training coordinator for the Indiana State Police and their recruit academy and know first hand the riggers of programing for each new academy class that comes in. Keep up the great work there in Colorado Jay Dawes and Trooper Charlie Kornhauser.

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