| Power Athlete Radio – Episode 62

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Happy 4th of July weekend Power Athletes! This week we have special guest Mark Watts of Elite FTS. Mark and the PA Crew give us some great advice on how to break in to the profession of Strength and Conditioning. They share the highs and lows and talk about some of the differences from when they broke in vs. today.

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro And Opening
  • 2:05 Mark Watts Of Elite FTS
  • 8:10 Eye Opening Experience: Go Intern
  • 12:20 Numbers At Any Cost
  • 14:04 How Do We Measure Strength & Conditioning?
  • 19:04 The Excitement Of Big Numbers
  • 21:08 No One’s Safe
  • 24:25 Coaches Don’t Know What They Don’t Know
  • 25:45 Getting In To High School’s To Educate
  • 32:28 Fighting An Uphill Battle: Simple Hard Work Is Hard To Sell
  • 38:01 If Someone’s Gonna Mess Up, It’s Gonna Be Me
  • 39:07 A Different Generation
  • 42:47 More Than Just Working Out
  • 45:46 Entitlement
  • 50:10 Back In The Day
  • 55:30 No Time To Be Strong
  • 56:10 John Meadows And His Intern
  • 1:00:33 Just Let Them Have Fun
  • 1:04:25 Time To Train VS. Showcasing
  • 1:07:26 If You Don’t Intern Is It Really Something You Want?
  • 1:15:08 Taylor: No Internships In Canada, What Do I Do?
  • 1:20:45 Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
  • 1:22:49 Closing

Show Notes

Mark Watts giving some pointers to one of his athletes.

Mark Watts

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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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