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About John

John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and creator of Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year starter in the National Football League and NFL veteran. 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 the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early and 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 and other professional and Olympic athletes. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete and the CrossFit Speciality Seminar: Sports Specific Application. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie or at Power Athlete.

When to Introduce Strength Training to Kids

“Good Morning, I have an 11 year old son who plays tackle football, as well as other sports. In looking at all of your training programs, I notice that “Bedrock” … Read More »

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Strength-less in Seattle

“Hello John, My office gym doesn’t have a barbell. I have put in a request for new material but it has not been fulfilled. From my researching on the Internet, … Read More »

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Bedrock

“I have been using the CrossFit Football template for my high school football team for almost a year now. I saw that you were no longer posting your workouts and … Read More »

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What Numbers Don’t Tell

“John, I will be attendi­ng and doing spring football workouts at UIW in San Antonio, Texas. I am a 22-year-old freshman with no guaranteed spot on the team as I … Read More »

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Which Program to Follow

“John, I am currently looking at a few of your Power Athlete programs on Train Heroic. I have been looking at Jacked Street, Grindstone and Field Strong and was hoping … Read More »

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Nasty

“Dear Mr. Welbourn, I lack what you referred to in PA Radio 174 as a “mean streak”. I’m not prone to violence and am soft spoken. In your years of … Read More »

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Low Testosterone, Cortisol & CrossFit

“Johnnie, I need some advice; an athlete of mine was recently told that his low testosterone readings at his general health check-up could be a result of his “metcons”. The … Read More »

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Johnnie WOD

“At my CrossFit Level 1 in Santa Cruz in 2008, I remember hearing Dave Castro and Nicole Carroll drop “WOD” into their cornucopia of buzzwords alongside “constantly varied”, “functional movements”, … Read More »

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What CrossFit Football Taught Me

“”CrossFit Football was a completely separate, different animal. Here was a CrossFit branded training program with a periodized strength template coupled with short, heavy, hard, and fast conditioning workouts mixed with sprints and change of direction…People fucking ate it up.” Read More »

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Power Athlete on a Budget

“Hi John, Currently I am in college in South Carolina and this August begin a new job. For the first time ever, I will also have to budget my food. … Read More »

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