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A week late and a dollar short.  The PARadio production team takes the blame on this one.  Steve and Denny court special guests ABell from the Power Athlete Nation and Cali from Power Athlete HQ.  It’s only about 10 minutes until ‘Professor Booty’ makes an appearance, and then 30 minutes in the nerd herd immerges!

  1. CrossFit Games Chatter – 13.3 and 13.4
  2. Cali – What Are You Training For?
  3. What’s the deal with weak bench presses?
    (ABell weighs in and “accidentally” get’s dropped)
  4. Power vs. full variation of the lifts
  5. Power Athlete Team Series Scoring
  6. Ingo Asks – “What should we do with our SWOD/DWOD results?”
  7. How can you train for speed?
  8. Star Wars
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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. luke on April 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Two things… First, I LOVE how ABell is about to disagree and gets “disconnected”… well done Cali!

    Second, I AM a mad scientist when it comes to data. I wasn’t available for this show but YES ADD RESULTS TO COMMENTS. We can manage either way, but it’s MUCH simpler if you post to the same day. If you want to show off, which we all do, then just double post (on the day of the workout, and the current day). We can handle that.

    And for pete’s sake people, go to Gravatar and get yourselves an avatar for PAHQ!

  2. Ingo B on April 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    1. Good job, once again
    2. Thanks for answering my question
    3. ABell sounds like a cool dude
    4. Episode IV. You never forget your first.

  3. ABell on April 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    It was a lot of fun to be on the Podcast with Steven, Denny, and Cali. They are all pretty funny and take the podcast seriously, I thought we would just shoot the shit a bit but there was a whole plan, it was awesome.

    To add to my non-existent comments about power cleans…do them unless you compete. I power snatch because full snatching is inconsistent so I’d rather get some heavy reps in then struggle with lighter weight.

    Thanks for the Props Ingo

  4. SS Guy on April 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for the doing these podcasts. I am really enjoying listening to them.

  5. Steven Platek on April 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Ha, the cutting off of ABell was completely coincidental, honest 😉
    Thanks for being on ABell and for giving some insight.
    SSGUY: thanks.

  6. Allen Griffin on April 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm


    How many teams are coming out of your box? I believe we have two or three registered out of mine – Crossfit Dynamo in Cumming. Have you heard of any other teams? Also, will Caleb be competing?

  7. Steven Platek on April 11, 2013 at 10:46 am

    So far we have 1 team, that could change if we get some more interest.
    The make-up of our team is not yet solidified, because of various seminars and what have you.
    looking forward to meeting you.

  8. Allen Griffin on April 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm


    Very cool. You as well. Should be a good time. Keep up the good work on the radio.

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