“i can’t relate to people who wouldn’t die for what they do.”
This week are joined by coach, lifter, musician, and legend, Jim Wendler. Jim was nice enough to indulge us for a lengthy conversation about his training ethos and it’s origins.
We discuss the culture of sports and how unique the team dynamic really is. Jim appropriately makes note of (and I’m paraphrasing here) rhow the people outside the culture try dictate how the culture should behave.
After some football reminiscing, we have to explain to Jim how an “up down” is really called a “burpee” now and that people voluntarily do them for conditioning. His response is of course, priceless.
If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering what Jim thinks about the popularity of the now widely used “5-3-1” method. Find out what he really thinks about the implementation and how he navigates questions like “Can you 5-3-1 wallballs?”
Finally, hear what’s new with Jim and what is on his agenda for 2015.
Get your pencil and paper ready to jot down some of the most quotable Wendlerisms including this one:
“Most of your problems could be solved if you just took a shit and thought about it for ten seconds.”
Yep. More of that to come on Power Athlete Radio.
Are you dreading Valentines Day? Maybe it’s because you have absolutely no idea what to get your sig-o or it could be because your only plans for romance include some “me time”.
Whether you want to show the old ball-and-chain that you care or you’re in need of the perfect peacocking ensemble, let Power Athlete help you out this Valentines Day.
For one week prior to Luvah’s Day, we will empower you to dictate the discount amount by encouraging others to follow us on social media.
For every 100 new followers, we will discount an additional 1% on all apparel through the weekend of the February 14th.
Give love. Get savings.
That’s all for Episode 93. Stay tuned to Power Athlete Radio in the coming weeks for our most recent interview with Robb Wolf.
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.
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