| | | | POWER ATHLETE RADIO – EPISODE 26 John Meadows

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Special Guest John Meadows, the brains, looks, and brawn behind The Mountain Dog Diet, joins the Power Athlete Staff to talk shop on nutrition as it relates to physique, performance, and longevity. You are in for a treat today Power Athlete Nation as John Welbourn and John Meadows candidly disseminate their expertise in this weeks installment of Power Athlete Radio!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 1:01 Wade’s Army Update
  • 7:07 Team Series Update
  • 9:41 Who is John Meadows
  • 24:39 Fat Intake Approaching a Contest
  • 29:49 How would John Meadows Prescribe a “Mass Gain”
  • 35:01 Do People tend to Over or Under Eat?
  • 38:23 What Measurements do you Find Most Important for Body Comp Testing?
  • 42:32 How Would you Skin the Mountain Dog Diet for Performance?
  • 58:39 Dave Tate’s Transformation
  • 1:04:17 Genetic “Freaks”
  • 1:09:55 Bulldozer Asks – PAHQ, What’s your Cheat Protocol?

Show Notes

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John Meadows
John Meadows has a lifetime of knowledge that he regularly imparts on his audience. He is a featured author on T-Nation, and has all sorts of amazing content on his website www.MountainDogDiet.com. Check out John’s articles, and follow him on Twitter if you haven’t already!

Bulldozer asks:
I was wondering what your thoughts are with cheat meals when following the CFFB/paleo diet. How often do you guys do it? What do you guys eat? Just curious because I eat the CFFB diet and when I cheat, which is pretty much never, I feel like shit and have regrets. Thanks everyone

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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. Jack on September 22, 2013 at 4:20 am

    I have a high metabolism, i eat around 500gr meat a day, 800gr vegetables, 8 whole eggs, cook with coconut oil and drink 4 liters of milk a day, and sweet potatoes post workout. Should i count the carbs that are within the milk as carbs consumed on a daily basis to what i need? Or is the milk to be considered extra? I also add around 150gr of blueberries to my post workout shake.
    Basically i wanted to check if i am on the right track to gain more weight? Dec 2012 my weight was 70kg, now it is 85kg.
    Is there something you would say i should add or leave out?

    • Luke on September 23, 2013 at 9:56 am

      I think if your goal is to add weight, and you are adding weight, then you are doing just fine!

      Your approach looks to be working fine.


  2. […] Power Athlete Radio – Episode 26 Special guest John Meadows joins the Power Athlete Staff to talk shop on nutrition as it relates to physique, performance, and longevity. […]

  3. Ed on September 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    During the podcast, Guest John Meadows said something to the effect of, “only a specific type of protein and carbs is useful to drink during your workout,” but he didn’t say WHAT the specific types of protein and carbs was. Can somebody please shed some light on this? Thanks!

  4. Drew on September 26, 2013 at 6:07 am

    @Ed I wouldn’t look too hard into it. As much good info as John Meadows puts out, I would say he balances it by pushing Biotest supplements pretty hard (have you seen T-nation?) And I’m willing to bet he had some “gear” to help him acheive his current physique. Not saying he didn’t work his ass off to get where he is, but don’t believe that those supps they push are the “magic” carb and protein sources of the universe.

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