| | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 90 Mark Watts

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One of our favorites is back.  Mark Watts joins us for the second time to talk about a myriad of coaching topics like the misconceptions that revolve around our traditional definition of “experience”.  Mark is amazing because he draws from his many years of being around so many levels of athletes and finds value in each stage of his career.  We also talk about how to get athletes to buy in to the training, programming, or coaching and why a transactional coach is ineffective compared to a transformational coach.  He discusses why strength and conditioning is such fantastic field to be a part of because ultimate subjectivity.  This is why he has been known to regularly rank his athletes.

Mark is an all around great guy, endless source of knowledge, and a resource that we will continue to take advantage of for as long as he’ll allow.  A big thank you to him for indulging us time and time again.


Show Notes

Are interested in attending the Elite FTS Sports Performance Summit?  Get a piece of the action here.  Learn how to take performance coaching to the next level from the summit’s lineup of sought after S&C pioneers.

More great podcasts on the whey!  We know you can’t get enough of PA Radio and that’s why we will be bringing you shows in the coming weeks with Vince Lodato, renowned sports psychologist and MLB consultant, as well as acrobatic specialist Jim Bathurst of Beast Skills.

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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. Em Clem on January 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Whey…. I see what you did there.

  2. Matt Lissick on January 18, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Episode 90 isn’t posting for Android podcast apps again. Just wanted to let you know. Looking forward to this one. Thanks.


  3. Zigg on January 19, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Hey @cali it is not posting for itunes podcasts either.

  4. Adam Campbell on January 20, 2015 at 6:22 am

    I was curious if anyone else was having the issue of not being able to download it…

  5. CALI on January 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Guys- I’m looking into these issues. The internet is being a huge B – cranky without any hint of what is actually wrong.

    I’ll keep you posted.

  6. Ingo B on January 20, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Have you tried telling it how fine it looks on those jeans?

  7. Adam Campbell on January 21, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Or just being there? Sometimes you don’t even need to say anything. Just listen.

  8. CALI on January 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    @ingob & @seymourbutts – both really great suggestions. Last night the internet asked me if it “had no arms and legs would I still love it”.

    It’s more serious than we all thought.

  9. Adam Campbell on January 21, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    @cali, just remember…sometimes it’s not about the nail


    • CALI on January 21, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      This is the best. Just showed it to @Luke and @John because it’s a basically a documentary of their relationship.

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