| | PA Radio – Episode 281: Derek Woodske

Author / John

Pass On the Passion

This episode is as epic as it’s guest. Derek Woodske [@DerekWoodske] is a man and athlete steeped in deep thought. He meditates on the politics surrounding the Middle East while lamenting the ignorance of most critics. Woodske spends much of his time traveling to and living in Saudi Arabi which provides him a uniquely global perspective. This Canada born American resident is also a passionate disciple of the sport of throwing. His fascination with world affairs is only matched by his love for classic strength and conditioning. One of the most meaty conversations to date.

Derek Woodske believes that engaging with people beyond the whirlwind of social media does two things. It holds both the mentor and the mentee accountable for the basis of their training methods (or lackthereof). It also provides a forum to connect with a community and an experience that you couldn’t otherwise create online. We couldn’t agree more. This is why we were pleased to have Woodske speak at least year’s symposium. When people come together for a common goal, history is made. As Woodske puts it…Your legacy is not your single moment in time. It’s not a champion’s fleeting seconds on a podium. Your legacy is taking what you learned from your success and imparting it on others.


Follow Derek Woodske on instagram at the name @DerekWoodske. He may knock social media but he certainly knows how to use it to entertain. His page is hilarious.

This is a friendly reminder that if you have not been preparing for Wade’s Day…Get training. Wade’s WOD is 5 rounds for time of 11 Single arm Power Snatches, 12 Single arm DB Thrusters, and 11 Weighted Pullups. The rep numbers signify the date that Wade lost his fight to cancer on November 12th 2011. You don’t have to do the workout to donate, but I recommend finding a way to think about Wade on that special day.

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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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