The Key Elements of Developing & Maintaining Strength and Power as We Age with John Welbourn
In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, I sat down with CEO of Power Athlete, John Welbourn. John chatted about his journey to becoming a 9 year NFL athlete and CrossFit Games competitor. We talked about the key principles of strength training to stimulate long-term functional strength and sustained muscle mass. John discussed the most critical habits for developing and maintaining athleticism and function as we age. We also chatted about the concept of metabolic flexibility, its importance, and how it is developed. John Welbourn is the CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move and the creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9-year veteran of the NFL and was a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007, and appeared in 3 NFC Championship games. 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 playoff appearances. John got involved with CrossFit after retiring from the NFL and eventually developed the CrossFit Football program. He has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes, and the Military, and he currently travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. Find out more about John on his website at www.powerathlete.com and on Instagram at @johnwelbourn. *** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.
#148 - How To Cultivate Strength In All Areas Of Your Life with John Welbourn and Chris McQuilkin
MetFlex and Chill
To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel’s YouTube channel. Don’t forget to join Rachel’s weekly newsletter, The Friday Flex here: http://www.metflexlife.com/newsletter Listeners can find John Welbourn and Chris McQuilkin at their website http://powerathletehq.com and on Instagram @powerathletehq John Welbourn is the Founder and CEO of Power Athlete. He is also the creator of the online training phenomenon, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in the 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and a 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 playoff appearances. He was a four-year letterman 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 US Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John weekly on his podcast, Power Athlete Radio, as well as his personal blog on training, food, and life, TalkToMeJohnnie.com. Coach McQuilkin is the Director of Training and Education for Power Athlete, a worldwide strength and conditioning organization focused on empowering performance. Chris has led over 100 clinics across 16 countries spanning 6 continents introducing the Power Athlete Methodology to athletes, sports medicine professionals, performance and sports coaches. He has coached and implemented programs for tactical athletes including Naval Special Warfare and US Army XVIII Airborne Corps. Coached collegiately with Georgetown University, Marymount University, as well as interned with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under John Welbourn and Raphael Ruiz studying the proper implementation of science-based, performance-driven training systems. Chris is currently based outside Austin, Texas creating online education content, coaching high school lacrosse, and traveling to lead in-person clinics covering athleticism development, barbell training, and speed development. In this episode, we chat all about the power of raising strong and confident children in modern society, the benefits of investing in an individualized training plan, mindset tools and once you control your thoughts you can unlock endless potential, and more! “The one thing we’ve found to hold true is that if everybody could start with the singular mindset of just getting stronger, everything else seems to come into focus.” John Welbourn Top Takeaways: How to instill healthy habits in children to cultivate strength overtime Reasons sleep and nutrition should be taken as seriously as training Importance of knowing your training age to align with your goals Show Notes: [0:00] Intro to episode trailer [0:30] Rachel gives a brief bio of today’s guests John Welbourn and Chris McQuilkin [2:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guests John Welbourn and Chris McQuilkin [2:30] John introduces himself and shares with the listeners his experience with CrossFit Football, along with how he built his business, Power Athlete [5:00] Talktomejohnnie.com [7:30] Ep: 543 An Intelligent Approach to Keto with Rachel Gregory [7:30] Chris introduces himself and shares with the listeners a brief background of how he got into strength and conditioning along with coaching [11:00] “Coaches often get locked into sets and reps and this program versus that program. Well, it still means nothing if you can't communicate, and really empower this person to make something more of what they believe they are at this moment.” Chris McQuilkin [12:30] Question: What does your process look like when establishing a training goal? [14:00] “The one thing that we found that if everybody could start with the singular mindset of just being stronger, everything else seems to come into focus.” John Welbourn [20:00] “All the cardio in the world is going to help you build an aerobic base. But at the end of the day, if you want to change your body composition, the best way to do this is to lift weights.” John Welbourn [23:00] “Strength is cultivated over a lifetime.” John Welbourn [27:30] Question: What is your experience when it comes to convincing female clients that they need to lift weights in order to change their body composition? [44:30] Question: How do you help clients find the balance between overtraining and not training enough? [57:00] Muscle Science For Women [1:02:30] Question: Is there anything in the past year that you have changed your mind about? And Why? 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In this new episode of the No Excuse to Miss Podcast, Scott welcomes former NFL player John Welbourn to talk about his career, his current work at Power Athlete, his motivations to getting into sports, and his approach with performance training. John shares about his background as a football athlete, how he was able to overcome his rough injuries, and who he sees as a football model and inspiration today. In addition, John explains mindset work with strength training and performance at the gym, noting that in order to be physically strong you need to be mentally strong too. John also highlights the importance of not being too politically polarized nowadays, considering other people’s viewpoints, listening to what different individuals have to say, and the most important thing: respecting divergent opinions. Episode Resources Book: The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt Book: The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe Book: Written Out of History by Senator Mike Lee Book: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson Book: Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson Book: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Podcast: Power Athlete Connect with John! Instagram: @johnwelbourn Business IG: @powerathletehq Website: www.powerathletehq.com Connect with Scott! Instagram: @scottvolquartsen | @volquartsen_firearms
John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete, as well as the creator of the online training platform, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL and was a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007, and appeared in 3 NFC Championship games. After retiring from the NFL, John got involved with CrossFit and eventually developed the CrossFit Football program. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes as well as the Military, and he currently travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. https://powerathletehq.com/ https://johnniewod.com/
How to Build a Power Athlete with NFL Veteran John Welbourn S17Ep5 - The Competition Series
John Welbourn joins Scott & Matt to discuss his journey from skinny kid to NFL athlete to fitness figure trying to share the benefits of strength & fitness. John Welbourn enjoyed a long career in the NFL, in part because of his dedication in the gym and in the kitchen. He ate healthy foods, being an early adopter of the paleo diet, and saw the benefits on the field from getting strong in the gym. He also got a degree in rhetoric, of all things, certainly flying in the face of the typical big, strong guy stereotype. As he transitioned out of the NFL, he found CrossFit and initially bought into the idea of metabolic fitness serving as the base to build a well-rounded general fitness, but quickly realized that strength offers a better base upon which to add metabolic conditioning (think of someone with a 405 clean & jerk doing Grace--30 135lb clean & jerks--versus someone with a 185 clean & jerk, regardless of if the weaker person is better conditioned). Despite John’s elite performance, he has a lot of practical wisdom and ultimately decided to use his knowledge and skills to help everyday people, not just act like the elite strength plans should be followed by novices. GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans. No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial. https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners: https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook email@example.com
Episode #52 w/ John Welbourn - Power Athlete Founder and 10 Year NFL Veteran
OAK PERFORMANCE RADIO
John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move, as well as the creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL and was a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007, and appeared in 3 NFC Championship games. 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. After retiring from the NFL, John got involved with CrossFit and eventually developed the CrossFit Football program, but we’ll let him explain how that all went down. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes as well as the Military, and he currently travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete.
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John Welbourn - Preparador Físico e Ex- Jogador NFL (HERÓIS #15)
Dicas do Salgueiro Podcast
Neste episódio falamos de treino para performance, seja do dia-a-dia ou em desporto de competição. Os maiores problemas do CrossFit, como os melhorar e muita fofoca do Mundo fo Fitness! Um MUST para os atletas que querem ficar umas máquinas.
Talk to Me, Johnnie The revolution of the home gym is a fantastic representation for the break in the “new me, new you, new us” BS chain the health & fitness industry is peddling. You’re taking a personal responsibility for your health, strength, and creating a culture of movement in your household. Here’s to you.…The post Ep 441 – John Welbourn’s Rules for Success first appeared on Power Athlete.
451 John Welbourn - Former NFL Football Player, CrossFit OG and head of Power Athlete HQ
The WODcast Podcast
John played 10 years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots. John is now the creator and operator of Power Athlete HQ and Johnnie WOD (a rebranding of Crossfit Football, which he previously created and operated). Since retiring from the NFL in 2009, John has consulted and trained athletes in MLB, NHL, NFL, CrossFit and the Olympics. He has also worked in the same capacity for Naval Special Warfare, teaching performance and training for Navy SEALs. John travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition. Exclusive to WODcast listeners, InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals. NOVEMBER 25- DECEMBER 1: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF INSIDE TRACKERS BEST DEAL OF THE YEAR. Take control of your health and wellness with $200 off their Ultimate Plan, their most comprehensive package. Use code WODCAST30 at InsideTracker.com Goodr Sunglasses: This holiday treat yourself and your favorite people to a pair of goodrs, head over to www.goodr.com/wodcast FOR 17% OFF YOUR ORDER