| | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 43

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Denny, Steve, Luke, Cali and Tex welcome special guest and Power Athlete HQ staff member Chelsey Haardt to the show! Find out what goes through the mind of a professional female football player! Spoiler alert, they’re just as vicious, if not more so than men! In addition to getting to know the lovely Chelsey Haardt, the crew talks about dealing with unruly head coaches, training with injuries, and literature to become a better coach.

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Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro & Opening
  • 5:15 Power Athlete HQ updates
  • 14:24 Who is Chelsey Haardt?
  • 41:39 Emily C asks: Dealing with Bad Coaches
  • 52:08 Steve B asks: Any books on becoming a better coach?
  • 59:29 Ashley P asks: CF Games spreadsheet for Power Athlete Nation?
  • 1:01:08 Bryon B asks: Training with an injury?
  • 1:06:42 Closing

Show Notes

Get to know Chelsey Haardt

Follow Chelsey on Facebook and Twitter!

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Emily C Asks:
Hey guys!

I was listening to the live podcast where a question was submitted about how to deal with difficult parents when coaching. Any suggestion(s) on what to do about difficult head coaches? I’m an assistant swimming coach at a local high school and was hired, in part, to head up the dryland (strength training) program. To start this season off, I was only given roughly 15 minutes to get some strength training in. I went to the coach, told him I needed more time, and he basically ignored my request. Since then, our dryland program has been nonexistent. I’ve tried multiple sit downs with him but he still doesn’t get it. I’ve reached my limit on how much I can handle and am seriously questioning if I want to come back next season. Not sure if any of you have had to deal with something like this but any suggestions are much appreciated!

Steve B Asks:
Hey PA Radio,

I spent some time reading back through the TTMJ posts from years ago and ran across the Course Syllabus (July, 15th 2010), which suggested some books on training and nutrition. Are there any additional books you would recommend since then, and more specifically, any recommendations for books on becoming a better coach?

Ashley P Asks:
Will PAHQ/CFFB have a spread sheet up this year for anyone who will be competing in the games to see where we stand against others who follow the site regularly?

Bryon B Asks:
Can you talk about training with injury? I have a significant shoulder injury but still want to train as much as possible. Any advice on how to work around the shoulder? right now most movements involving the shoulder or holding significant load is out.

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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. rick g on February 14, 2014 at 7:02 am

    without even listening to PA43, i can know it would have been better with video. thanks for nothin.

  2. Ricardo on February 18, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Have you guys updated the rss feed? I’m not seeing this episode in my podcast app on android.

    Thanks for the show

    • Luke Summers on February 18, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Ricardo, let me check… Thanks for the heads up

  3. Ricardo on February 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Can you guys update the rss feed?

  4. Ricardo on February 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Sorry for the double post, got an error the first time 😛

    • Luke Summers on February 18, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      The feed should be up to date. Thanks for pointing out the issue.

      Let us know if anything else is quirky…

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