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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