| | PA Radio – Episode 297: Ben Crookston

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Connecting Athletes Through Technology

When you look back at your failures, are you tempted to point the finger at all of the things, people, etc outside your control and say “THAT was the reason I wasn’t successful”. This week’s guest gives one of the best come up stories we’ve heard in a while. Friend of PA and 2018 Symposium Speaker, Ben Crookston [@bcroox10] talks about all of the obstacles that challenged him in creating the notorious platform TrainHeroic [@trainheroic]. While he and his team had their share of setbacks, he never paused to point the finger. He took each failure as an education and charged forward with even more resilience and persistence than before. His stories of hustling in any way possible to make the dream a reality (just short of that blowie guy from the Fyre Festival) are awe inspiring. Now Ben has robot butlers and a plot of land on Mars…and you can too.

Surrounding yourself with the right people does more than make you appear better looking. It shapes your drive, your priorities, your work ethic. This week we talk with Ben Crookston of TrainHeroic about how he was able to assemble a team of likeminded folks who believed in the same end goal. As much as we venerate successful leaders, much credit is due to people who were there providing their skill and support throughout the journey. John also addresses this theme by discussing the recent Super Bowl and the ongoing romance between lovers Tom and Bill. “When you saw only one set of footprints in the turf…I was carrying you…” Live, Love, Laugh, Learn, get fucking Lit.


There are endless training opportunities on TrainHeroic.com. Regardless of your goal, your setting, or your schedule, you can find something that works for you and your team. And most importantly, you can track your training with incredible detail. That’s why it’s Power Athlete HQ’s chosen platform for all of our training protocols. Follow TrainHeroic on instagram to keep up with Ben and the crew.
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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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