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FULL HOUSE!  You have Cali, Luke, Tex, Ben, and Denny for today’s show. It’s recruiting season for Wade’s Army, we have a question on skinning CFFB programming for amateur soccer players, and dialogue between coaches on training “general pop” versus training athletes that play field sports. Enjoy the show!  It may be the last one for a couple of weeks!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 7:07 Team Series and Wade’s Army Update
  • 9:41 General Pop vs. Athletes
  • 24:39 George asks – I have 2 soccer games a week, how do I mod CFFB?
  • 29:49 Cali, how was the strong man comp?
  • 35:01 Closing

Show Notes

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George Carradine asks:
I’ve been following CrossFit Football for 6 months and have made excellent progress in terms of strength and conditioning. I am an amateur soccer player based in the UK and am training to excel at my sport and also be bigger, stronger, faster in life in general.

My question concerns how to best utilise the CSFB programme when playing matches twice per week as typically I play every Saturday and Monday. My Saturday match is not the issue but I am concerned that by doing the SWOD  & DWOD on Monday morning, playing my match Monday evening, then SWOD & DWOD on Tuesday afternoon the volume will become too significant to allow for sufficient recovery and adaption. Would you advise taking Tuesday rather than Wednesday as a rest day and doing Tuesday’s work on Wednesday? Or should it be a case of scheduling extra food and sleep to cope with the stresses of playing Monday’s match and following the programme as planned? I’m sure there are plenty of athletes who have more than one game day per week so I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on how best to cope with this. Thanks for the great website and podcast. These really are superb resources extremely well delivered.

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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 Comment

  1. Ingo B on September 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

    George – Game Days are Tues for me. I shift the entire CFFB schedule 3 days back so CFFB Saturdays fall on my Tuesday. Currently, I skip Mondays (CFFB Fridays). After what Ben said though, I will start adding Monday SWODs back into the mix. If it adversely affects performance, I will cease immediately, only pausing briefly to delete Ben from my Christmas card list.

    CFFB Day/Ingo Training Day:
    Sunday/Wed (rest)
    Wed/Saturday (rest)
    Sat/Tues (Game Day)

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