| | PA Radio – Episode 265: The Crew

Author / John

Teach a Man to Shrug and He’ll Hit for a Lifetime

If someone were to ask me to personify Power Athlete Radio, I’d say it’s kind of like a wise old man. Respected for his breadth of knowledge and expertise but also humored for his completely unsubstantiated stories about high school, women, and being friends with famous people. This week is a like sitting down with Ol’ Grampa Power Athlete over a glass of whiskey. Yes, your training questions will be answered but not without a price. And that price is stories…some you may have heard and as The Crew loosens up…definitely a few you haven’t.

This week John, Luke and Tex answer questions about training and continue their borderline creepy obsession with strength hunk, Cal Dietz. Can’t decide between PA programs like Bedrock and Grindstone? Ssshh…we got you. What is the one exercise that destroys all other exercises? AND what do hamstrings and horizons have to do with each other? An update on Tex’s bone density to hair ratio, a brief history on Luke’s high school demo CD’s, and some pertinent S&C shit. Giving listeners a fraction of what they want and a load of what they need.


There are a lot of reasons why you should attend the Power Athlete Symposium in Austin, Tx on Dec 7, 8, and 9th and I’ll be updating you with the less obvious ones. Reason number 643: lanyards. You will get a sick lanyard which you will proudly wear around the greater Austin area. Have you EVER seen a person with a lanyard, personalized name tag, and maybe a flare pin and thought that person wasn’t important? No. You will look like a fucking boss…someone’s actual employer. Wear it when you sleep so that potential intruders know not to fuck with you. Wear it at Chipotle to get that guac treatment. Wearing it at the Symposium is optional. Get your tickets at www.powerathletehq.com/symposium.

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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. Jake on July 1, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Another great episode guys. The Crew episodes get better with each rep.

    Rank these big rig drivers from best to worst…Context appreciated, but not required.

    Jack Crews
    Lincoln Hawk
    Philo Beddoe
    Jack Burton

    • Luke Summers on July 5, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Jake!

      And I gotta go:

      1) Jack Crews
      2) Jack Burton
      3) Lincoln Hawk
      4) Philo Beddoe

      2 and 3 was a hard one for me…

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