It’s Thursday and PAHQ has been chugging away at putting up some fresh posts for Power Athlete Nation. Denny and Luke talk about America, The 4th of July, light sabers, box squats, and how an athlete could scale back CFFB to continue strength gains with high volume “construction job.” Strap your selves in Power Athlete Nation, this is Episode 17 of Power Athlete Radio!
- 0:00 Intro and opening
- 4:08 See Saw Walk to Burpee & Light Sabers
- 11:51 Box vs Back Squats
- 22:29 Scaling Back CFFB for a Construction Gig
- 32:40 Closing
David Held asks:
I have been following the crossfit football site for about 5 months now and I am loving it. I have just recently moved to the collegiate training, I had a question for y’all about training and working a physically taxing job. I understand that there are probably numerous people following the site that are in the same situation as me and wanted to get your take on this. I thought that it might be a good topic for y’all to address on power athlete radio as well. Here’s my scenario. I am working at least 10 hour days 5-7 days a week as a construction worker. I recently have noticed that my energy levels have plummeted and was hoping for some suggestions. I am getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, eating a shit load of good food and even taking naps here and there if I have time. It just seems like I do not have the energy to do anything but work train and sleep. What I was considering doing is skipping the Saturday workout depending on how I am feeling from the week, but was curious if that would effect my strength gains? Unfortunately it seems like what I am training for ( faster, stronger, bigger, just all and all more fit ) is just going out the window, recently I almost feel weaker and smaller. I could really use some suggestions. Thank you and look forward to your response.
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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