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Power Athlete HQ is here.  Consider this “Phase 1” of many as we build out the rest of this site.  On the horizon are plenty of  bells and whistles such as a mobile version of the site, our Power Athlete Academy, plenty of blog posts, podcasts, live chat, virtual coaching just to name a few things.  Keep checking back as the site will be continually growing into a comprehensive resource for training the Power Athlete.

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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. Andy Barge on February 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Fantastic……. Very excited to see the development of this

  2. Trose on February 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Bout Fucking Time!!!. Hell Yeah!

  3. YerBro on February 18, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Does The Rock drink CellMass? I’ve been taking it and I added 30lbs to my curl. I want to look like The Rock.

  4. Denny K on February 18, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Awesome!! Totally stoked!!!

  5. Ben L on February 18, 2013 at 7:55 am


  6. luke on February 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

    We are HUGE Rock fans at PAHQ…

  7. ABell on February 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I’ve never heard of PowerAthleteHQ before….it would have been nice to have some warning or maybe someone could have posted a banner for a few years at CFFB.com.

    Sweet site, looking forward to the team challenge

  8. Canadian Bacon on February 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Clean that back Winda will ya
    Lil power athlete fingerprints and boogies all over the place

    • luke on February 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      That’s Louies dog snot

  9. Robbie on February 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Fuck yes. Preach.

  10. aBradAbroad on February 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Sweet sweetness. I better up my game and fast

  11. craig on February 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm


  12. Steven Platek on February 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    BOOM! Awesome stuff.

    A quick question about the team series: Do members of the team have to come from the same gym or can “super” teams be developed through membership at the CFFB boards, or otherwise across gyms…? Is that cheating or just good team building?

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  14. cali on February 18, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    @Steven Platek- Members can come together from all over Middle Earth. Is that a LOTR reference? You better believe it.

    • Steven Platek on February 19, 2013 at 4:00 am

      AWESOME! That is going to be amazing! I am going to try and put together an old farts team! lol

  15. Florida on February 19, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I know in the video John said the workouts are still going to be posted on CFFB, but is there going to be any new programming on here eventually? A few months ago when the test site popped up temporarily, it seemed to indicate there would be new programming.

    • luke on February 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      This site is going to evolve into whatever Power Athlete Nation needs.

  16. Casey H on February 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    iron sharpens iron reminds me of “paying the iron price”, both of which are very badass.

  17. Florida on February 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Sooooooo no definitive answer on whether those Field Strong or Big Monkey programs will be coming along this year?

    • luke on February 20, 2013 at 11:18 am

      There is no programming on this site. “Field Strong” and “Big Monkey” are types of athletes we come across, not training systems. The only thing on the docket in terms of programming is private coaching. That would be provided on a private blog that would be visible based on your login credentials. This would be a service for specific athletes that choose to pay for that service.

      All public programming will be found on http://www.crossfitfootball.com.

      Good luck with your training!


  18. Florida on February 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Got it – thanks for the info, Luke.

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