Welcome to "Talk To Me Johnnie". The Blog of NINE year NFL veteran John Welbourn.

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Flesh Builds Flesh

“The key problem with soy is that it contains phytoestrogens, which “mimic the physiological effects of the endogenous hormone, estrogen”. So by consuming soy products, you’re could be pumping hormones into your body like you are taking birth control pills. Now imagine you take your days old baby boy or girl and start pumping soy-based formula into him or her 8 times a day. The flush of phytoestrogens wreaks havoc on the surge of testosterone that happens in newborn baby boys. If your intent is to create a living Ken doll out of your boy, soy him up. I can only speculate on what the extra estrogen does to young baby girls… Read More »

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Earn Your Carbs

“If your training looks like 6-12 training sessions a week involving lifting weights, high intensity interval training, sprinting and plethora of other movements performed at high intensity, then you should not be eating a low carb diet or restricting calories for that matter. The primary energy source for the second energy system, the lactic anaerobic (anaerobic glycolytic) is glucose; all carbohydrates entering the body are converted to glucose. This is the system most tapped into when running 800 meters, performing HITT or CrossFit style workouts. While fats can act as a source of fuel, certain cells, like those of the brain and blood, rely almost exclusively on glucose for energy… Read More »

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Evel Knievel

“A rep maximum (RM) in weight training is the maximum amount of weight on can lift for a given number of repetitions on THAT day during THAT workout. If the workout calls for a 5 rep maximum in the squat, that means 5 squat reps at the heaviest weight possible. If you can only do 4 reps, then you went too heavy and now know your 4 RM. If you can do 6 reps, then you did not go heavy enough… Read More »

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2011 Recap

“This is my recap for 2011. This past year has seen a lot of growth and we are excited for 2012. Talk To Me Johnnie is heading into another year and CrossFit Football made it into it’s third year.
Just like last year, we have decided to make the last post of 2011 a recap. Enjoy…. Read More »

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In-Season vs Off-Season

“CrossFit Football is a strength & conditioning program designed for power athletes. These athletes use the CrossFit Football program to compete in their chosen sport. Since most contact sports are not played year around, we have designed an In-Season program for athletes that are in practicing and competing in their sports. The Off-Season programming is for those athletes that are in their off-season and/or not in the midst of competing their sports… Read More »

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REPOST: 2010 Recap

“TTMJ started with a simple objective. To work through the volume questions I received about the program, nutrition and life. The problem is…many of the questions I receive are repeats and things I have already addressed. Instead of reading all 100+ blog posts and gathering information, people will shoot off an email asking something that has already been dealt with… Read More »

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Going Overhead with Overhead Athletes

“Hey John, First off of course, thank you very much for providing the programming for CFFB. It’s proved to be the most effective method of developing increased strength for me and helped me gain the weight I’ve long been unable to gain. I’m a baseball pitcher, 6’4” 200 lbs and haven’t pitched for over two years because of a shoulder injury that involved surgery to fix a labrum tear… Read More »

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Healthy Baby Code

“The Healthy Baby Code is a program designed to promote fertility in couples wanting to conceive and aids in pregnancy nutrition. Since we are fortunate enough to follow many of the nutritional guidelines that Chris recommends, my focus has been on the nutritional recommendations for newborns. Those first months of life will set the tone for lifelong intelligence and health, and his guidance has been invaluable to my family… Read More »

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CrossFit Football Feedback

“I have always been on the heavy side. I was always okay with it since I played offensive line from seven years old all the way up till my Sophomore year of college. That year my life took an interesting turn, as most of my friends started doing drugs and partying all the time. And while I made the decision to not be involved with the drinking and partying, I eventually quit playing football… Read More »

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Game-Day Nutrition Feedback

“…you had responded to my question back in March on this site (TTMJ) regarding Game-Day Nutrition for athletes, specifically Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in my case. In the spirit of providing feedback to you, your recommendations were right on point. Per your suggestion, I now get up early on tournament days and eat 2 chicken breasts, a whole avocado and a large yam about 4 hours before I’m scheduled to fight… Read More »

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