13 Jan John Welbourn – How An Ex-NFL Player Approaches Strength And Performance

(#156) John Welbourn, former NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles, CEO of PowerAthlete, and mastermind of CrossFit Football, joins me this week on the podcast.

John is a no-nonsense guy with a ton of experience in the strength game.

This interview session is loaded with pure content about John’s experiences and “no-BS” approach.

Here’s some of what you’ll hear about:

  • How his training has changed since his NFL days
  • What he really thinks about “mobility”
  • How he focuses his training as a retired athlete
  • Thoughts on Olympic weightlifting and athleticism
  • How he deals with physical limitations
  • How and why he incorporates “heavy” strength training
  • What may be the most important training quality
  • The importance of C.A.T. and how to learn more about it
  • The 2 things you must do under load
  • Key insights he learned from Louie Simmons
  • The most frustrating/challenging thing about lifting heavy weights
  • What he thinks is the “stupidest” training method
  • How he defines “athleticism”
  • Why it’s all about the fundamentals
  • The big influences in his career
  • 2 key things he did to bench 500 pounds
  • What is PowerAthlete and why he started it?
  • The story about the “Talk to Me Johnnie” ebook
  • 3 books to read for a world -class education in strength training
  • The secret to success in life
  • What makes a coach great?
  • And, some Philadelphia Eagles talk to close things out…

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Scott Iardella, MPT, CSCS writes about strength training methods to optimize health and performance. If you enjoyed this, join a strong and growing community of passionate fitness enthusiasts and subscribe below to get a ton of cool, free stuff! Subscribe at RdellaTraining.com/join and get your FREE Report and Resource Guide.
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