| | | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 92 Jim Bathurst

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the best skill is a beast skill.

This week we have Jim Bathurst of  Beast Skills.

Jim brings a rare insight to the world of strength and conditioning because his specialty lies in the niche world of acrobatics, gymnastics and grip training.

Hear how he got his start by mastering a parlor trick and his subsequent journey to becoming a recognized resource in the genre of obscure badassery.

Jim also coaches our listeners up on how to incorporate random skill work into gen pop programming and the value it inevitably yields.

Just a warning: we recorded this while Jim was between appointments so there is some ambient noise in the background.  And for that I say deal with it.

Lot’s of great info coming at you in Episode 92 of Power Athlete Radio.


Show Notes

Haven’t been to Jim’s website?  Visit Beast Skills immediately!  Here are some of Jim’s recommendations for gymnastics/acrobatics training and inspiration:

Ido Portal
Christopher Sommers
Yuri Marmerstein

Check out Jim’s YouTube page here:

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Tune in next week for an amazing interview with the one and only Jim Wendler. His passion for strength training can be encompassed by this sentiment he expressed during our conversation.

“I can’t relate to someone who wouldn’t die for what they did.”

Can’t wait for you guys to hear that inspiring episode next week.

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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. DavidMck on January 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm


    • CALI on January 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Hahahaha! Yesss. Someone listens to the end of the podcast!

  2. Ingo B on February 2, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Interesting show. I dig the live mic-mic format. The call-in stuff gets dicey, esp when over a network.

    That said, his levels are really low, while yours was high. Normally, I’d just turn it up, but the discrepancy was too great.

    You get props for recording your drops with Luke and John in the same room. That takes serious concentration.

    • CALI on February 2, 2015 at 11:35 am

      There were audio issues for sure. We won’t be posting with this type of format in the future. There are just too many variables when you record “on location”. Our set up at PAHQ is way more conducive to good acoustics.

      Thanks for the feedback as I try to improve the quality of the audio experience.


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