#283: A Power Athlete’s Guide to Getting Jacked with John Welbourn


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In this episode of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast I have the pleasure of sitting down with 9-year NFL Veteran, and the founder of CrossFit Football and Power Athlete HQ, John Welbourn.

John is the mastermind behind the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD, the self proclaimed industry leading training program for packing on size and thick slabs of muscle. He also created his “Talk to me Johnnie” website and blog as a resource for power athletes looking to unlock their potential.

Whether you want to get big and strong, lean and muscular, athletic and mobile or a combination of it all, you’ll learn how in this episode! Listen as we discuss:

  • How John has used the keto diet to maintain his body comp since 1993. [10:35]
  • Why you must find joy and appreciate the small moments in your life. [17:00]
  • How can the psychology of addiction help you use social media more effectively? [26:06]
  • His mission behind the Power Athlete Symposium. [43:58]
  • From age 14 to the NFL to Present Day – how his training has evolved over time. [48:20]
  • Why he is big on observation and looking for patterns when it comes to training. [53:20]
  • Why you should take the “white belt” mentality into every new thing you pursue. [1:00:05]
  • What are his overarching training principles? [1:05:15]
  • What does conditioning look like for him today? [1:08:23]
  • How would he train the average 35-45 year old guy to get jacked and athletic? [1:09:14]
  • What should you do to improve and maintain your mobility? [1:16:58]
  • The various bars he has worked with and his experience competing in CrossFit Games. [1:19:08]
  • Should you incorporate wearables, like Whoop, into your routine? [1:25:01]
  • What tools does he recommend for recovery? [1:30:13]
  • How he warms up based on what he is about to do. [1:35:50]

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