| | | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 52 w/ Mark Rippetoe

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Power Athlete Nation, it’s time to kick the tires and light the firing, of your muscle fibers. We have the Grandaddy of the Barbell Mark Rippetoe check in and talk everything from butchering a cow to the all mighty powers of the FMS. Rippetoe gives us some great words of wisdom and challenges coaches to coach. Zip your lips, open your ears, and buckle up as the team shares knowledge bombs from 50+ years of lifting experience between the crew.


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:30 Mark Rippetoe Talks Meat
  • 6:51 Weight Room Vs. Field Strong
  • 11:50 Weight Room Strength Applied To The Field
  • 12:53 Similarities Between The Best Of The Best
  • 13:56 How Do We Train Old People?
  • 17:03 Do You Know MAT? Muscle Activation Technique
  • 20:16 Your Muscles Are Firing But The Flame Is Weak
  • 29:46 FML, SMH, LMFAO And The Almighty FMS: Functional Movement Screen
  • 31:39 Coach The Movement Pattern
  • 33:48 Amateur Progression: Force The Adaptation
  • 41:28 It’s So Simple It’s Hard
  • 49:14 But Mom, I Wanna Be Like Froning
  • 52:34 CrossFit Converts
  • 57:05 The Passing Of A Legend: George Zangas
  • 1:00:52 Closing
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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. Jorge Valdez on April 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for linking this Rip. Always good stuff!

  2. TomC on April 19, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Ruiz, now Rip, the guests just keep getting better and better. Superb work and thank you.

  3. Harry Heptonstall on April 20, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Always good hearing Rippetoe talk, great guest.

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