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

Mental

The Hay is in the Barn

“Do the work, put in the hours and the suffering, leave nothing to chance and when the moment of truth presents itself you can feel confident that “the hay is in the barn” and there is nothing left to do but get out of the way and let greatness happen. If you do this, the feeling in the pit of your stomach isn’t nervous energy…it is adrenalin… Read More »

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Vision & Culture

“How do you foster and encourage a competitive spirit in a place where most dudes would rather stand around in the mirror admiring how awesome they are? I would love to have some awesome competitions with lots of folks really pushing to be the best. I would also love to see more dudes in our place practicing more fundamental, functional training, but you can’t have everything. Our squat racks only get used by about 8% of our membership… Read More »

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Dazed and Confused

“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers… Read More »

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Why is he so fast?

“Usain Bolt is explains why he is so fast. Listen to what he has to say. Quick Reaction. Drive. Keep Driving. Driving. Driving. Knees up. Shoulders Down. Dorsiflex. Toes up. Plant & Drive. Focus. Stay Focused… Read More »

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I never said this shit was easy

“I know that you’re busy, but I’ve had a problem lately and i hoped maybe you could help. I’m a college freshman, and I’ve been following the CFFB program for several months now and have seen some spectacular gains. However, I took two weeks off to move to college and get used to my new routine… Read More »

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Diet & Neurodegeneration

““The more processed food you eat as an athlete the more likely you will suffer long-term damage from your concussion.” – Dr. Jack Kruse. Leave it to a smart friend to send me an article on diet and neurodegeneration called, “Where CTE, Diet and Neurodegeneration Meet” by Dr. Jack Kruse…thanks Robb. Read More »

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It is better to burn out than to fade away

“John, I’ve been following CFFB for a nearly a month now and like the variety, the rest day mid week and mixed up work outs. I have increased in strength and put on a small amount of weight, & according to my good lady wife I also look better naked too!… Read More »

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Self-improvement is masturbation

“I pulled myself out of bed on the 26th with thoughts of improvement and New Year’s promises. I had been crushing my training & eating as of late, and yesterday, … Read More »

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Be water, my friend

“”Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you … Read More »

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