| | PA Radio – Episode 272: Donnie Maib

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Developing athletes into Adults

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Donnie Maib [@DonnieMaib] has been crushing athletics since his own career as a defensive tackle at UGA. Currently, Donnie is Assistant Athletic Director at UT specializing his efforts in women’s volleyball and men’s tennis. Maib is an incredibly well read and informed coach who has had inspiring experiences with notorious names in strength and conditioning. This includes our good buddy, Fred Hatfield. Hear Donnie’s take on current weight room culture, recruiting evolutions, and the trajectory of college sports.

Life as a college strength and conditioning intern can be full of challenges and rewards. Our very own Tex @McQuilkin worked under the leadership of this week’s guest Donnie Maib [@DonnieMaib] of UT. Hear from Donnie how Tex was able to set himself apart from the average intern and earn the respect of peers in his profession. Also, Coach Maib lays out the traits he considers most and least desirable among potential recruits. You better believe that how you portray yourself on social media will forever reflect your character. This is why Power Athlete never posts anything controversial or in poor taste. Classy shit only.


You can follow Donnie Maib on instagram @DonnieMaib or don’t. With all that talk of being inundated with social media, maybe we could use a break.

Speaking of taking a break. It’s time for another installment of “why you should attend the 2018 Power Athlete Symposium in Austin, TX”. This week I bring you tortilla chips. If you are like me, you are not from Texas but love a good tortilla chip. Well, I have yet to find anywhere that compares to the delicious crispy treats as made fresh nearly everywhere in Austin. That’s why every year I maintain a significant chip deficit until December when I attend ChipFest aka the Symposium. I hold myself to a steady 700 chip minimum just to get me through until next year.

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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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