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

Power Athlete

Strong. Awesome.

“Hey Johnny, What do you recommend for post workout nutrition. I train in a box where EVERYONE is very Paleo and as soon as I start whipping out my shakers of BCAA’s, protein powders, carnatine and glutamine, all while munching down on my banana, I’m the brunt of the joke at the gym. (I get my own back though considering my name is at the top of the boards on the daily WODs and most of the big lifts)… Read More »

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REPOST: Strength Training For Young Athletes

“I enjoy the repeat questions because it means more often than not, people’s mode of thinking is changing and they are starting to ask the right questions. I do however, need to do a better job in the FAQ linking to many of the topics that keep coming up. I received a question from a CFFB certified high school football coach and thought it would be a great chance to repost my write-up on strength training young athletes… 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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Risk vs Reward

“In CF circles, words like specialist and hypertrophy are dirty words. CrossFit Football, however, made it’s bones with myofibrillar hypertrophy, alactic power and short capacity. The program was never designed to be general and inclusive. Check the tag line, “Forging Powerful Athlete”… Read More »

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CFFB in High School

“I just thought I’d send you a progress reports on one of my players. 2 years ago, this kid was a skinny freshman and came up to train with me during the spring. He couldn’t do a push up or squat to save his life. Three years later, here he is as a junior… Read More »

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Where can I train?

“I have recently become addicted to CrossFit Football but had a question pertaining to finding the right gym for the program. Ironically I can find plenty of gyms here in Phoenix, however, I am having a very difficult time finding a gym that works for CrossFit football. It just seems impossible to do it in your regular “globo gym.”… 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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Revisions

“John, Thanks for posting the video of Mat Lalonde’s lecture from the AHS. As a member of the scientific research community, it was refreshing listening to arguments for and against the numerous “Paleo-isms” that the CrossFit community likes to preach to promote this style of eating… Read More »

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