| | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 81 Angie Sorensen

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Angie Sorensen is a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Loyola University and serious wealth of knowledge.  Not only does she train the track and field teams, but most recently, her Men’s Volleyball team won the National title.  A dynamic athlete in her own right, Angie is a no nonsense strength and Oly lifting purist with a refreshing perspective on training competitive athletes.  Her biggest beef?  Coaches who don’t know how to teach.  Find out how she plans to tackle some of the pedogogical issues with coaching in her own Eleiko sponsored seminar.

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Comments on the new PA Radio format.
  • 4:00 Donny Shankle and Jon North – Angie gives the dirt.
  • 9:30 Loyola University Men’s Volleyball wins the National title.
  • 12:50 Angie’s asessment approach to determining an athlete’s limiting factors.
  • 17:30 Angie’s start in S&C and experience working for sport coaches at the college level.
  • 21:00 Coaching is about providing value to an athlete.
  • 24:20 Angie’s project with Eleiko – lifting seminars that teach you how to teach.
  • 36:00 Eleiko’s training facility is not what you would expect.
  • 40:45 Only John could find a way to bend an Eleiko bar.
  • 48:00 Angie on finding out determining the right S&C for an unfamiliar sport.
  • 50:30 “Track and field is a peer sport.”
  • 58:00 Find out what tunes Angie bangs weight to…
  • 59:00 Wades Army updates!


Show Notes

To learn more about Angie Sorensen visit her blog or check out this article on her start at Loyola. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for her upcoming Eleiko coaches seminar in January!

Next week’s guest is Professor Stephen Miller.  He’ll be discussing the history of sport and athletics in ancient Greece.  Find out what we consume on a daily basis that was once considered an illegal “performance enhancer”.


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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. Ingo B on November 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Volleyball. It’s about goddamn time.

  2. Denny K on November 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I was telling these guys off the air that your get a stiffy with this one Ingo…

  3. Luke Summers on November 15, 2014 at 7:26 am

    You’re welcome @ingob

  4. sheldon on November 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Hey guys! I love your podcast and the information you provide. I don’t have an Idevice and this episode was never uploaded to sticher. Are you guys still providing content to sticher? Thanks!

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