| | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 35

Author / John

Professor Booty, aka Steve Platek, and John Welbourn are sidelined last minute for this episdoe as Denny, Cali and Luke decide to move on without them. After all, they would have wanted it that way. Hear what is in store for Power Athlete Nation in 2014, what it is like to travel for the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff, and Luke’s rant on throwing the skill work card in lieu of lifting weights on a training day. It’s short, it’s sweet, but it’s in your face. Strap yourself in for Power Athlete Radio, Episode 35!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and Opening
  • 0:55 Where Have you Been Luke?
  • 2:11 2014 The Year of Power Athlete Nation
  • 4:46 How to Join Power Athlete HQ?
  • 9:47 What’s it Like to be on the Seminar Staff? Bad & Good?
  • 25:26 The NEW CrossFitFootball.com
  • 27:54 Skill work in Lieu of Lifting Weights
  • 36:40 Closing

Show Notes

Check out John’s post on joining our team.

CFFB Seminar Mini Documentary
Here’s a rough cut of a mini documentary concept the team toyed with a few months ago. Due to the lack of entertainment value, and poor video editing skillz, it was shelved left to collect dust… UNTIL NOW!

Power Athlete’s “What it’s like Traveling for a Seminar” mini documentary from Power Athlete HQ on Vimeo.

Platek Snatch Grip Deadlifts 230kg

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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. Ingo B on December 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    1. Did LAX shut down because of your knowledge bombs?
    2. I would own at Water-Water-Shot-Shot. I used to work in China. Google “doing business in China at Karaoke bars.”
    2. Denny must be your Marketing Guy. So so eloquent re: subbing heavy lifts for skill work.
    3. See you in November. I want to be the Grand President Ruler of Things.

    • Luke on December 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      1. Nice. yes.
      2. Challenge accepted.
      3. Discount… DAAAHHHHHBULLL CHECK!
      4. NKOTB is now GPRoT?

  2. Taylor on December 13, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Haha I was listening to this while my flight was being delayed on my way to Oklahoma City for the seminar, missed my connecting flight stuck in Chicago till later tonight hopefully get there in time, see you guys Saturday morning

    • Luke on December 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      Dude, Taylor, I feel your pain! Good news is I made it here and Tex is on his way so the show will go on. We’ll see you tomorrow Amigo!

  3. Saul on December 16, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Platek should make sure he locks his knees out at the top. It’s not hard but an easy to forget step.

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