| | | EP 209 – The Origin Stories of Luke & Tex

Author / John

2 hr 29 min listen

A long time ago.

You think you know The Power Athlete HQ Crew? Think you’ve heard all the stories? Think again. This week a very special episode takes you deep into the history and untold stories of the PA Crew. That’s right, friends. Three glorious hours of incriminating shit has been carefully edited down to a digestible 2 hours of moderately embarrassing shit. Join Luke and Tex on this adventure down memory lane, unearthing some of the dirty secrets from the office, gym, and on the road.

Learn how the PA philosophy was developed as the result of numerous scribbled on bar napkins, long departure gate debriefs, and hundreds of interviews with people a lot smarter than us. It’s like the rise of a great religion where everyone gets jacked instead of saved. This Memorial weekend we remember service and sacrifice. Why not also wax nostalgic with us and step into the hot tub time machine that is Power Athlete Radio.


No really, it’s time. Whether you’re like Luke and I who relocated across the country or Tex who took every internship opportunity possible, some people have a passion for coaching and performance that motivates them to do crazy things. When you have the balls to let that passion drive you, you end up taking the risks worth taking and inevitably intersecting with the people worth knowing. Perhaps you’ll find yourself en route to Texas or Florida start your journey with Power Athlete or another training system. Either way, if you’re sitting back listening to this wearing nothing but your PA socks and some free Kill Cliff sunglasses thinking “Cali is right”, it’s because I’m fucking right. Fuel the fire, my friend.

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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. Chad Hamilton on May 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Fun to be in DC at that time when the Unicorn shirt debut.

  2. ZMudd on June 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I hope “butt stuff for time” is still a thing.

  3. Ingo "Joey Swole" B on June 2, 2017 at 3:55 am

    The most disturbing thing about this episode is the revelation that my first Cert was basically taught by green noobs. How did we all not die?

  4. Tom Pettersen on June 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

    This was great. Tex’s comment about ” sleeveless Under Armours” was fucking priceless.

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