| | | PA Radio – Episode 223: The Crew

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Attention actual athletes, people who call themselves athletes, mathletes, and sufferers of athletes foot…another episode of Power Athlete Radio feature The Crew is coming your way. Did you hit us up with questions earlier this week? If you unlocked your IG account for public view, then we will unlock your MF athletic potential. AND some exciting news about the 2017 Power Athlete Symposium coming out of HQ. All this and the entertainment you’ve come to expect from the Premier Podcast in Strength and Conditioning.

Ever heard someone claim that a specific muscle isn’t “firing”? If you think that sounds like some oversimplified bullshit, you’re right. This week The Crew explains why glut and hammy amnesia is dumb and why taking care of your feet is one of the best ways to prevent injury. Also, what does physical education as the middle school level and the US military have to do with each other? Far more than we could have imagined. New speakers announced for the PA Symposium AND the start of our annual Wade’s Army campaign!


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the kick off of Wade’s Army‘s 6th annual Wade’s Day campaign. From now until November 12th, we will be honoring the brave pediatric cancer patients battling Neuroblastoma, a tumor derived from immature nerve cells. For 2017, we’re embracing their valor and highlighting their battle with our new 2017 Wade’s Army Uniform! Join the fight against neuroblastoma and help us reach our goal of fundraising $150,000.  Enlist today at the brand new wadesarmy.org!

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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. sappereagle17 on December 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

    My name is Chad, been a long time listener and trying to catch up. I am about 30 minutes into this episode and the Bragg Seminar that you had done really interested me. I had one of my former Soldiers that went from Ft. Knox, KY. I am a retired Army vet and was very excited for him and the opportunity that is starting to develop with S&C in the military more specifically not in the Spec Ops community.

    A couple things that got me fired up so far was what the Commanding General had said about why the incoming Soldiers are having such a tough time is because of the lack of PE in the school system. Being a father of 3 daughters that issue has me pissed off also, but it is a far fetch to pin point the reason in the military. I would say the major cause of that 9 billion spent on soft tissue problems stems from overuse injuries, mostly running in formations on very hard surfaces for a very long distance and the old-timer mentality that if you can run 7 miles at a 6 minute pace is what makes you fit and anything short of that puts you in a class of not in shape.

    When I went to the CF Mobility Seminar, Danny Matta who now owns Athletes” Potential in Atlanta was at the time an active duty Army PT and he implemented a mobility program for the Brigade (about 6000+ Soldiers) and seen a significant decrease in Soldiers coming in for treatment after he got buy in from all the leadership and the Soldiers. So I know that if the change in mentality by the upper leadership of the Military happens good things can come of it.

    Overall education on proper movement and position during physical training has never been a priority, there are some leaders that would force what they thought was good movement and position but mostly never had any formal training or putting it into practice was minimal. What you all did at Bragg is a great step forward if those that attend come back to their unit and implement it. For my buddy that went he is trying to do a good job but still wants to implement % based numbers on the lifts and not follow the linear progression program you teach at your seminars. I’m still trying to help him and talk him into it and actually get him to follow the program to show him how well it works.

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