| | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 2

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Steve Platek, Denny Krerowicz, John Welbourn and Luke Summers rap about a slew of topical subjects from our submission form and the CFFB.com comments:

  1. PEDS & PATS
  2. Steve & John nerd out on Neuroscience and what not
  3. A Power Athlete book by John Welbourn?
  4. Squat Clusters & “Cafeteria CrossFitters”
  5. What’s the deal with plant based protein?
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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 B on March 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Luke – good job at playing traffic cop. I laughed when you were reeling John in.

    But seriously, you could do weeks on end with John. Tons of info.

  2. luke on March 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    @Ingo B, You’ve seen The Welbourn in action, you know it’s like slowing down a freight train…

  3. T riggins on March 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    How much will the book be and will there be a program to follow? Or is it a nutritional book

    • luke on March 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      TBD, it’s all a work in progress…

      Keep your eyes peeled.

  4. CTP on March 4, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Super stoked about the show! Keep em cranking. I produce the Barbell Shrugged podcast and would totally love to cross pollinate our two shows if you guys ever wanna come to memphis. I currently follow your programming too. Keep it up sirs.

  5. Andrew K. on March 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Great Podcast! Thanks for addressing my on-going questions about plant based proteins given that I was the primary devil’s advocate for plant based protein. I’m sold on the animal based protein. That being said I’d be curious to see what john thinks about http://www.sunwarrior.com/product-info/warrior-blend….which makes lot’s of claims about having a complete amino acid profile, etc.

    Thanks for the awesome site.

  6. Steven Platek on March 5, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Glad y’all like the program.

    Barbell Shrugged cross pollination – let the crew talk.

  7. Ingo B on March 5, 2013 at 8:41 am

    If the Barbell Shrugged and Power Athlete crew did a joint podcast, the knowledge bombs would explode the internet, creating a huge wormhole that’d send us all back to 1972.

  8. Denny K on March 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

    INGO B haha too funny..although 1972 wouldn’t be that bad…cheaper gas $$

    keep the comments coming in…

  9. Anderson on March 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Let the freight train called John Wellbourn roll. I’d strongly recommend that the show be an hour and that John be on it everyday. Never get enough of hearing him share this helpful knowledge.

    I also recommend that when you have Dr. Jin the neuroscientistt on the program, that you record it in video form. I’d love to see the brain mapping of high level athletes and special forces in diagrams and pictures.

    Keep up the great work guys. Can’t wait to the third episode.

  10. Jonathan Ramachenderan on March 6, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Great post, very excited about this.

    Was wondering about whether this may be available on itunes as a podcast?

    • luke on March 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Eventually yes.

  11. Gruntlife on March 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Bros, totally chest bumped my IPad. Solid work, my test levels increase with every episode.

  12. Abi Grove on March 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

    The second edition of The Book of Methods is coming out soon. Lou still talks about you John and I’m sure Bob Evans misses you too!

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