| Power Athlete Radio – Episode 3

Author / John

It’s CrossFit Games season and the Power Athlete Team Series is in full force, Denny, Steve and Luke talk about:

  1. CrossFit Open 13.1
  2. Dynamic Movement Prep & the CFFB Total
  3. The Police, Sodium and Dips
  4. Power Athlete Team Series Prize Package
  5. How to tailor CFFB for the Power Athlete Team Series
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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. Jim Rymiszewski on March 7, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Yall are doing a great job with this. I might have to cave somebody’s chest in tomorrow haha

  2. bulldozer2020 on March 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Brothers of Iron, thanks for the replies to my questions. Much appreciated! Keep up the good work.

  3. xCRUSHOWICZx on March 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    hey guys…good show…and good times…keep up the good work 😉

  4. ben on March 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    That was awful!! Just kidding! I had to switch it up! Awesome stuff!!! Lets go cave some chests in!

  5. Nick Miller on March 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I love the podcasts fellas!! Keep them rolling!

  6. SS Guy on March 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

    These podcasts are great. I’m pissed that Luke ripped on my dozen eggs and handful of kale diet though.

    • luke on March 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      I did?? That sounds freakin awesome…

  7. Shelton on March 26, 2013 at 7:07 am

    First, gotta show appreciation for the new powerathletehq site! Love it, y’all have done an excellent job and the resources and information your putting out make life easier. I have a few questions for the podcast:

    I’m re-reading starting strength and re-evaluating my form on things, particularly the squat. In his book he recommends a more forward torso from the beginning so that the bar can rest on the posterior deltoids, hands should be as close as they can without bending the wrist to keep the back tight and thumbs should be over the bar. I’ve looked for videos and info on what y’all’s opinion is for bar position and hand position and found a video where it sounded like you wanted the bar on the low traps, and hands close, and your not real worried about the wrists. But then in the comments you said “Jon and Rip agree on bar position and have different opinions on grip width/wrists.” So I just want a quick answer, where does CFFB typically recommend the bar to be for general strength training?

    Ive listed to all of your podcast and can’t get enough, my jobs are typically working alone with headphones in so I’ve got literally all day to absorb as much as I can. Do you have any other suggestions for strength and conditioning podcasts?

    Again, thanks for everything.

  8. TJ on June 4, 2013 at 8:37 am

    As a K-9 officer we are tested on the 1.5 mile run max push-ups in a minute, max sit-ups in a minute and a few other things each year. CFFB programming has made me more prepared and ready to go. I normally hit a run (1-3 miles) and some body weight stuff on Saturdays when I am not playing lacrosse. The programming as a specific program for my needs as an officer is incomparable. CFFB programming has made going 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, being strong, fast, and carrying enough mass to move people around and handle my dog easy compared to other programs I have done. Great stuff and thank you for all your info and help along the way.

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