Mangled

NFL fans, people outside, they have no clue what goes on. This isn’t like playing Madden...The thing about football is you’re directly playing with your life, the quality of it and the longevity of it...We consider football a gladiator sport because we understand you’re going to get hurt...You might not die now, like in an old Roman arena, but 5, 10 years down the road, you could...

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)...

By |2013-02-03T03:37:11-05:00November 1st, 2011|Power Athlete, Supplements, Talk to Me Johnnie|38 Comments

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”...

By |2013-02-03T04:33:30-05:00October 11th, 2011|Power Athlete, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|33 Comments

Ancestral Health Symposium

I am headed to the Ancestral Health Symposium tomorrow to hear a few of my friends present their thoughts on diet and lifestyle. For those of you that have not been plugged into the Paleo scene, the AHS is taking place at UCLA on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th...

By |2013-02-03T06:55:51-05:00August 4th, 2011|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|1 Comment

NFL Training Secrets

Phil Simms was the number seven overall selection in the 1979 NFL Draft. He played his entire professional career with the NY Giants and was MVP of Super Bowl XXI. He finished his career with 33,462 passing yards and is now a broadcaster for CBS. Many of you know Phil for his Sunday job broadcasting the NFL, or being the "go to" QB on Tecmo Bowl. I choose, however, to remember Phil for his greatest work: "Phil Simms NFL Workout."...

By |2013-06-03T21:34:03-05:00May 22nd, 2011|Talk to Me Johnnie, Training, WTF?|16 Comments

Do you pass or fail?

John, Is the Most Interesting Man in the World really that interesting? XX... On the surface he seems to be, but I am not sure. He is always dressed in a tux, laughing over drinks but have you seen him do anything that would indicate he is a guy’s guy? The better question is, how do you know a dude is a guy’s guy? Example one, while at the gym, the starter on your 1967 Shelby GT 500 goes bad and takes the battery with it...

By |2013-06-03T20:25:34-05:00May 17th, 2011|Cars, FAQ, Talk to Me Johnnie|28 Comments

Irony

I am not sure how many of your read the NY Times or are fans of Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, but recently Taubes did a review of Robert Lustig’s lecture on sugar, called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” The 90-minute lecture discusses the effects of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and epidemic of obesity plaguing us today...

By |2013-06-03T22:17:10-05:00April 18th, 2011|Aggressive, Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie, WTF?|19 Comments

Zardoz

Dear John, an-nyung-ha-se-yo! I have been reading your workouts and website for many month and doing some exercises. I want to get strong, but I fear gaining weight. I have no money for new pants. I would also like to run marathon...

By |2013-06-03T22:33:10-05:00February 26th, 2011|Talk to Me Johnnie, WTF?|7 Comments