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 touching the pin or stopping the exercise. I have a few patents and a number of advanced strength machine concepts that go beyond what is on the conventional market;  I am a big fan of the philosophy "if you want become more functional [...]

By |2018-05-18T06:57:13-06:00May 18th, 2018|Lifting Weights, Power Athlete, Talk to Me Johnnie, WTF?|7 Comments

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 me a copy of my certificate. Please let me know if there is anything you need from me. Thank you! Collin Poole Collin, What a great question, so much so I thought I would answer it for... well, y’all. I live in Texas [...]

By |2018-01-02T11:02:33-06:00January 2nd, 2018|Talk to Me Johnnie|4 Comments

Farewell Well Food Company

Problems arise when you take a company based on firm set of ideals and a mission to create high quality products into the general consumer food business. Foods, like supplements, are commodities. And a commodity is a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type...

By |2016-03-24T07:59:06-06:00March 23rd, 2016|Talk to Me Johnnie|6 Comments

FORM Lifting: Use The Force

When I first started training with weights, I was obsessed with the practice of moving a weight or object from point A to point B in as short a period of time as possible. The ability to move an object faster in the weight room translated to football field better than anything short of learning to anticipate the snap count - I defined this as power. Power as you know is found in [...]

By |2016-02-28T10:55:00-06:00February 28th, 2016|Lifting Weights, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|3 Comments

Talk To Me Johnnie: The eBook

I owe a lot to Talk To Me Johnnie and assembling it into an eBook with unreleased material and commentary has been rewarding and enjoyable. I have learned a lot form writing this work and my thoughts have evolved since writing much of this; I have tried to make this corrections. If you have some time and want to pick up the book, it is roughly a 1000 pages depending on how you view it...

By |2015-12-01T06:34:09-06:00November 30th, 2015|Talk to Me Johnnie|2 Comments

Gaining Serious Muscle, Seriously?

Dear Johnnie, I am 22 years old, 5'8" and a half, and 168 pounds. I am approximately 14 percent body fat. I am looking to lose fat, while also gaining some serious lean muscle. CF Football seems to be a great way to gain muscle, but I am a little worried I won't lose very much fat. Obviously that is hard for you to answer given that everyone is different, but it would [...]

By |2015-09-28T20:21:40-06:00September 28th, 2015|Talk to Me Johnnie|19 Comments

8 Mile

As I worked with A-Rabbit every morning at 6 AM the goal was always the same. Prepare yourself so that when the situation arises you can throw the right pitch or throw a strike for the save. Even if that day never comes, at least you can look back and realize you did everything could to be ready when greatness came knocking...

By |2015-08-14T17:15:11-06:00August 14th, 2015|Talk to Me Johnnie|5 Comments

Lessons Learned

John – Love the TTMJ blog. I know it hasn’t been updated in a while, but I was wondering if John might be doing another ‘Things I Learned’ post for 2014. Loved the previous two, so insightful!...

By |2015-01-07T07:00:47-06:00January 2nd, 2015|Talk to Me Johnnie|42 Comments