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John Welbourn jumps on the podcast to broadcast what we at Power Athlete HQ call the “Welbourn Knowledge Share.”  You can actually hear Steve’s and Denny’s face melt off as John runs with all sorts of info on the physiology behind the training he and other’s program, training kids, lifting with gear, the Power Athlete Team Series, ballistic pull ups and much, much more.  Please be patient with us regarding audio quality we record this show on the road without dedicated internet.

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 1:04 John talks about the Team Series
  • 7:34 Welbourn Knowledge Share part 1 featuring Steve Platek
  • 48:07 John talks about Ballistic Pull Ups
  • 52:37 Welbourn Knowledge Share part 2
  • 1:10:39 John talks about using “gear” to work out
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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. Ben Kuch on May 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Episode 9 isn’t loaded on Itunes yet. Tried downloading it to my phone and couldn’t get it.

  2. Ingo B on May 3, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    My brain is exploding – so much info. Definitely one to revisit multiple times.

    That anecdote John shared about the guy who DL’ed 405#, then fell to 385# and hasn’t gone up since? Me. Thanks for that (not sarcasm).

  3. WORKOUT-05/04/13 | CrossFit TakeOver on May 3, 2013 at 5:34 pm


  4. Denny K on May 3, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Seriously Ingo…all I could do was just sit back and listen…I’m still trying to understand it. I tell you what though, afterwards I went and crushed my f*cking workout! I finished with heavy prowler shuttles thinking about what John said about the limits he and Luke were brought to when they pushed the prowler earlier….very motivating…

    It was a privilege to be part of that one!

  5. Steven Platek on May 4, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Could listen to John for hours, days. Knowledge bombs…

  6. Andy M on May 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Great episode. Any details on Dr. Parsley’s “sleep cocktail”?

  7. Kevin D on May 7, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Thanks John for expanding on the sleep topic from episode 8, and for everything else you talked about -what a wealth of info! And to all you guys, it’s nice to hear some of the scientific side and analysis of some of the topics that you are discussing. Good work on this episode and keep ’em coming.

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