| | | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 42

Author / John

Denny, Steve, Cali and Luke recap recent travels to Colombia, the Super Bowl, discuss how to “coax” one’s wife into following CrossFit Football, as well as other tips and tricks for training female athletes.

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Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro & Opening
  • 4:49 How Was Colombia?
  • 13:09 Pete Asks: Cali, what’s your CFFB History? How can I get my wife to lift weights?
  • 23:34 Connor Asks: Favorite cues for female athlete’s that are afraid of the weight?
  • 28:07 Emily C needs advise for her first Power Lifting meet!
  • 36:17 Training an Athlete for the CrossFit Games
  • 49:54 Taylor Asks: Can you Explain The Limiting Factor Hierarchy?
  • 57:55 What’ JUST happened to Platek? (live)
  • 59:45 Bryon B Asks: Following a Program vs. Bouncing Around?
  • 1:09:35 Closing

Show Notes

Pete Asks:
This question is actually for Cali.

Was wondering (1), if you could shed some light on your adaptation of the power athlete programming and your cffb training history and (2), insight into helping my wife train aside from what’s outlined in the CFFB beginners guide,

My wife has been running 30+ miles a week for the last 3 years consistently. I recently converted her to the dark side. She started the amateur progression 3 weeks ago. I’m fired up and motivated to help her reach her training goals which are to increase her strength, do a strict pull up, and still be able to run at least 1 five mile run a week in under 40min. Any knowledge you could pass on would be awesome.

…May the Force be with you. Haha

Conor Asks:
Any favorite cues or encouragement for female athletes who are afraid of the weight on the bar? For example, an athlete who is afraid of getting stuck at the bottom of a back squat?

Taylor Asks:
can you guys explain the limiting factors that coaches are looking for in athletes, (flexibility,stability etc.) in terms of is it a hierarchy? if I teach the athlete a back squat and they are a train wreck flexibility wise do I not have them squat and work on mobility until they can get into the right position? and if the flexibility is ok and the stability is shit?

Bryon B Asks:
can you touch on the benefits of following 1 program and not bouncing around doing a wod from here wod from there. notice many people on blog who post results for wods not posted by CFFB. thanks

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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.

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