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2018 Power Athlete Symposium

Coming to you LIVE (but also pre-recorded) this week! John, Luke, Tex, and Cali gather round the old podcast table for our annual airing of grievances. John shares his vision of expanding the farm to include a go-kart obstacle course. Luke talks “negotiations” with an aspiring Power Athlete from the Ukraine. Tex sheds…first hair then tears. Cali runs into “highly” motivated fans of PA on the mean streets. This one will have you wishing you were in our LIVE audience of attendees for the unedited version.

It’s that time of year again where we bring you the live, but pre-recorded, episode from this year’s Power Athlete Symposium. If you were at the live recording you got the uncut version of my conversation with the fellas but for our listeners who couldn’t make it, I’m giving you the PG-13 version. Don’t worry though…like a tasteful sideboob…it’s still highly entertaining. To everyone who made it out to Austin this year, thank you for another truly EPIC symposium.


We basically start planning for next years Symposium in the hours immediately after this years. If you attended you should have received an email following up with a group picture and feedback form. PLEASE take the time to fill those out. We will happily accept criticism like “you’re almost too good at what you do” and “being in the presence of such good comedic timing made me feel bad about myself”.
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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. Ingo "Joey Swole" B on December 18, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    “When you wack it, we have to catch it.”

    Why wasn’t that the Quote Of The Show?

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