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There’s nothing like two love birds making it Facebook Official… EXCEPT for making a Podcast iTunes Official!  That’s right Power Athlete Nation, we are now an official podcast on iTunes.  Note the “Explicit” rating because none of us can control our language.  And to top it off you’ll be blown away by our new intro compliments of Ingo B.  Any who, you get to spend this Friday listening to 3 of Power Athlete’s very own talk with Denny and Steve about the closure of the CrossFit Games Open, how to keep fresh while traveling, and the CrossFit Football Seminar experience, among other things.  Enjoy!

  1. CrossFit Games Open Celebration
  2. Power Athlete Team Series Update
  3. Power vs. Full lifts – Part 2
  4. Power vs. full variation of the lifts
  5. Dynamic Warm-ups
  6. What goes down at a CFFB Seminar?
  7. How can I host a CFFB seminar, or get one in my area?
  8. Traveling and Recovery
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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. Eric Linsky on April 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Hey it seems like y’all were being purposely vague about the “original argument” about the Olympic variants or the argument for the full movements, but I’d really like to read the article just to see the other side


  2. kKotz on April 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I’m guessing its this one


    Also, I’m fucking LOVING these podcasts. Making my time travelling to and from work much less tidius.

  3. ry on April 12, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Man…audio quality sucks. Almost un-listenable.

    • luke on April 12, 2013 at 7:12 am

      We are just getting a hang of this internet thing…. consider it growing pains

  4. Denny K on April 12, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Bad ass intro…thanks again Ingo B..
    Kkotz- cool dude, thanks!
    Ry- we’ll work on it. It is difficult sometimes for modern day equipment to transmit clearly words spoken at the level of “coolness” as they are spoken on PA Radio….

  5. Steven Platek on April 12, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Yeah, apologies for the quality – it’s an internet communication between 3, sometimes 4 people. I think it’s become a bandwidth issue. Working on way to sort it out.

  6. Ingo B on April 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Folks, you got it all wrong. Luke and co. were actually underwater the entire time. Talk about elite breath control.

  7. Kyle T on April 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks a lot for answering my question! I’ll have to add squatting heavy to the recovery regimen.

    Looks like I need to bring another suitcase to fit 100 lacrosse balls and roll around on them too. I could quit my job if there’s an opening on the Power Athlete staff. Just saying…

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