| | PA Radio – Episode 282: Jay Ferruggia

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Strengthen You

Remember rolling into the gym and seeing dudes in stringers? Remember Dinosaur Training? Hell yeah. Host of Renegade Podcast and longtime lifter, Jay Ferruggia [@JayFeruggia] joins us this week to reminisce a bit about the old days of bodybuilder style training and the evolution of gym culture. These days Jay is evolving just the same. Hear how’s been able to make a mental shift and tackle some of his personal goals outside of the gym. You can learn a lot from a man who knows how to laugh at himself.

Before you get your panties in a knot, understand context. Jay Ferruggia [@JayFeruggia] isn’t a man who merely talks about change, he embodies it. Ferruggia has dedicated himself to his own personal development first physically then mentally and emotionally. Part of this journey sparked his desire to create a weekend experience for men to be around other men and develop themselves similarly. This includes opening up about insecurities and sharing painful experiences. Ferruggia believes that the ability to share and learn in this environment of other strong males is anything BUT “toxic masculinity”. The result is more confident and compassionate men who embrace their inner strength as a tool to lead and care for others. Oh, and we also talk about strength and conditioning…listen NOW!


You can find Jay Ferruggia on social media or head to his website, JayFerruggia.com

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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