| | | PA Radio – Episode 240: Zach Even-Esh Part II

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You Boys didn’t know I’m a Savage.

The year is now 2018 and a lot has changed. Cars can fly, Tex cut his hair, and Power Athlete has exclusively become a MEME page. So maybe none of this is true. But if you want real talk motivation heading into this new year, look no further than this week’s episode.

Our conversation with Zach Even-Esh [@zevenesh] went crazy long with so much good material we had to make it a two-parter. In this second part, Zach talks passionately about not only his preferred style of coaching but why he believes it’s the most effective in training youth athletes. As he explains, he’s not preparing these kids to necessarily be strong in the weight room. He feels the real strength is one developed in character which just happens to be forged through the iron struggle.


I personally have listened to Zach speak many times and each time I’m struck by his unwavering dedication. I hope that each of you are able to derive some sort of inspiration from his words and carry them into your own endeavors. Here’s to another year of the Premier Podcast in Strength and Conditioning. no ing ing ing.

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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.


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