| | | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 89

Author / John

Happy new year, power athlete nation!

This week, we’re getting the band back together after a long holiday hiatus.  After some discussion of ice luges, pocket-sandwiches, and Mario Kart, we dive into the annually anticipated “Lesson’s Learned” Talk To Me Johnnie post, not to be confused with “Oprah’s Favorite Things” show.  Things get a bit philosophical when we talk about the importance of “not missing the forest for the trees” and how Arnold knew early on that sometimes, haters gonna hate.

Later in the show, Tex (@mcquilkin) reminds us why connecting with your athletes is a crucial component to optimizing your coaching impact.  This was just one part of his Power Coach trilogy – a series of premium articles that can be found on PowerAthleteHQ.com.

And lastly, did you donate to Wades Army in 2013?  Hear how your direct participation has impacted the lives of 90 little ones.

It’s officially January and that means that your gym is jammed up with a mess of “resi’s”.  Simmer down, skip the throat punches, and if you don’t know what a “resi” is, tune into Episode 89.


Show Notes

Read the 48 Laws of Power immediately.

Mark Watts of Elite FTS will be our guest for Episode 90 of PA Radio!

For more Talk To Me Johnnie articles, visit: http://johnwelbourn.powerathletehq.com/ttmj/

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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. NoColonBT on January 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    From start to finish, that entire episode was epic.

    • Luke Summers on January 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      anything for you BT… with a mustache like that, anything less than epic would be straight rude

  2. BarbarianBlake on January 10, 2015 at 9:02 am

    This episode was awesome guys. SO MUCH of the the things you guys talked about coaching in here hit home with me. I can’t wait for the seminar in March.

  3. Paula on January 11, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Another great episode. And I knew damn well @John was NOT a Friends fan–that just didn’t fit. I thought @Luke was not telling not telling me the truth.

    • John on January 11, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      I am sure it goes to back to when he was young and his mom wouldn’t let him watch Friends. She probably thought it was too risque, so she forced him to watch Archie Bunker; a more wholesome family show that upheld American values and ideals.

  4. DavidMck on January 11, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Dont miss the forest for the trees. So important. People get so wrapped up in the fine details that they never see/benefit from the big picture. Also, just ordered 48 Laws Of Power… My PA reading list is long.

  5. Salty | on August 1, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    […] I first started working with Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale in 1999 my parents were beside themselves. How could I askew carbohydrates and eat a high protein […]

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