| | | | Power Athlete Radio – EPISODE 87 Power Athlete Symposium: Part 2

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Merry Christmas, ya’ filthy animals.  This week’s episode is full of surprises as we give you Part 2 to the live broadcast at PAHQ.  If you’re living under a rock, or are stationed in Iraq, you may be unaware that PA held it’s first annual symposium a few weeks ago.  While we had a jam packed weekend of training, education, and light raging, we made time to record PA Radio with some of our guests in attendance.

Hear the end of the Woodway-Freerunner story and despite what John says, why you should definitely not email the executive producer of Modern Family to tell him what an asshat he is.  We hear from some of coaches in the audience regarding how to motivate athletes, why the brains of elite athletes operate differently than us mere mortals, and whose nickname is slang for “skilled lover”.

jonathan rider dedicates this episode to:

  • Ronin Fitness – Amazing culture, positive training environment, and active in the community.
  • Adam Alley – Chocolate chip waffle enthusiast, manchild, and good buddy.
  • Daniel Fischer AKA LegoTron – Professional freeloader, CFFB cherrypicker, and excellent coach.
  • Jon’s lovely wife

Jonathan Rider was the winner of our holiday dedication silent auction.  Listen to his personalized dedications, through @Cali , at the start and conclusion of this episode.

A big THANK YOU to Jon for his generous financial contribution to this show and to everyone who showed their support for Power Athlete Radio through the silent auction.  Your donation will be used to improve the PA Radio experience.


Show Notes

PAHQ would like to gift all of the #PowerAthletes out there with this compilation of plate-shaking-tunes.  When asking our symposium attendees “If you could workout to only one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?” this is the response we got:

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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. Tex McQuilkin on December 25, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Great athlete make a great coach?
    This is the T.O. coaching I was referring to in this episode: http://www.stack.com/video/1817710941/terrell-owens-resistance-band-chest-press/

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