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About John

John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. 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 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 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, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

Salty

“The expression to be worth one’s salt, which means you’re competent and deserve what you’re earning, has roots in ancient Rome, where soldiers were sometimes paid in salt or given an allowance to purchase… Read More »

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Herpes on a First Date

“Hello John, Just found your presentation on YouTube, very interesting. I am a strength equipment design engineer. I invented the 1st weight stack machine allowing for anytime weight change, without … Read More »

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Y’all

“Hey, I was wondering if y’all keep records of who has taken the CrossFit Football certification course. If you do, I was wondering if y’all would be able to send … Read More »

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Power Athlete State of the Union

“Seeing the shortcomings of the Space Monkey program, we have worked for the past 18 months to create a bigger splash. This tsunami comes in the form of a curriculum to educate coaches and athletes in the Power Athlete Method. Read More »

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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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