| Power Athlete Radio – Episode 78 Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale

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Hey everyone, lets eat some FAT! Episode 78 is sure to blow your mind. We have the Di Vinci of nutrition Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale stop by to drop some knowledge bombs with the Power Athlete Crew. No topic is taboo as we talk about genetics, steroids, fat, bodybuilding, and everything else under the sun. Be warned, if you don’t take notes during the first listen, grab a pen and paper and start writing. This episode is jam packed with gold!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Opening & Intro
  • 1:15 Dr. Di Pasquale & John
  • 4:00 A Little Background
  • 5:30 Keto/Anabolic Diet & Cycle
  • 11:07 Ideal Training & Weight Management
  • 18:51 Conditioning With Keto
  • 20:57 When To Re-Feed
  • 22:23 What About Post Workout?
  • 28:35 Ideal Fats?
  • 35:25 Hardwired DNA
  • 37:40 Keep Your Notes!
  • 41:44 Supplements & Timing
  • 52:51 How Do You Know You’re Fat Adapted
  • 55:26 Threshold Training
  • 58:16 You Have To Experiment
  • 1:01:55 Carb Of Choice?
  • 1:07:00 Keto Kicking Cancer
  • 1:08:31 Lifting Without Paraphernalia
  • 1:13:52 Hogwash & Hullabaloo
  • 1:21:48 Food Quality Concerns & Steroids
  • 1:29:26 Check Out Dr. Pasquale’s Website
  • 1:32:20 Wade’s Army & Closing

Show Notes

For more information on the Anabolic Diet and getting into Ketosis head over to Dr. Pasquale’s Website. If you haven’t already, sign up for the Newsletter, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Here are a few athletes Dr. Di Pasquale has worked with:

Dave Draper


Bob Sapp


And of course, the man himself!


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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. […] Some good nutrition knowledge bombs being dropped in the latest Power Athlete Radio with Mauro Di PasQualle. […]

  2. king1120 on November 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Would You Recommend The Anabolic Diet While Doing Field Strong?

  3. orion on November 12, 2014 at 11:31 am

    It seemed like even John was surprised at Mauro’s recommendation to leave the carbs out of the post-workout meal. I know I was. Are you guys planning on trying this approach for yourselves or potentially altering the PA diet advice?

    I’m surprised there aren’t more comments here, given everything we know about increased insulin-independent GLUT4 receptors post-workout. Also, would the insulin response from protein alone be enough to blunt the catabolic effects of exercise-induced cortisol?

  4. king1120 on November 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    What He Said…

  5. king1120 on November 13, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Never Mind. Just Re-Read Bulking Protocol 2. It’s Covered In There. Thanks For The info.

  6. Dextrose - John Welbourn on January 12, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    […] Athlete Radio and our recent array of guests that have to do with the Ketogenic Diet (Dr. Ken Ford, Dr. Di Pasquale, Robb Wolf, Dr. Perlmutter), you will note that body can convert protein to glucose in a process […]

  7. jo on December 29, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I found this somewhat disappointing.
    Most of his answers were very vague and abrupt. He didn’t even answer basic questions such as the best fat ratio – instead talked about re-starting his newsletter?
    Couldn’t even answer his favorite carb source?

    Better off finding most of this info elsewhere

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