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 to get your input on which program would be best for me. I am a police officer in Columbus, Ohio and work a very busy inner city precinct. At least once a week I am chasing someone through yards and over fences and [...]

By |2016-10-12T18:23:12-05:00October 18th, 2016|Talk to Me Johnnie|13 Comments


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 experience, did you encounter football players who didn't typically have a mean streak, but found a way to channel aggression for sport? If so, what was their solution? If not, what would you recommend for someone like me try to "find" a mean [...]

By |2016-10-13T18:56:33-05:00October 16th, 2016|Talk to Me Johnnie|3 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 |2015-08-14T17:15:11-05:00August 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

Bulking Protocol – Part 3

That really depends on what you are training for and your goals. But since this series is called The Bulking Protocol it is safe to assume you are reading with the goal of putting on muscle and size. I favor the more frequent meal model, as it is the only way for me to consume enough calories over the course of the day using high quality food sources...

By |2014-03-18T10:06:23-05:00March 18th, 2014|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|3 Comments

Bulking Protocol – Part 1

Thanks for emailing me. I was not being sarcastic about contacting me about how to put on size and muscle and more specifically my bulking protocol. The Power Athlete Bulking Protocol is easy to follow and has always resulted in a bigger, stronger, more muscular athletes. Where we have succeeded, and others failed, is consistency...

By |2013-09-06T05:11:39-05:00September 6th, 2013|Diet, Power Athlete, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|30 Comments

Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant.

Ask 11 men wearing armor to impose their will on another group of 11 men wearing armor standing just across an imaginary line and see what happens. Now add 75,000 fans screaming and millions of dollars in salary and see where it gets us. Now breed an attitude of superiority in the men from the time their are kids and for good measure have them lift weights and train like it was a job from high school...

By |2013-06-03T20:24:23-05:00December 23rd, 2011|Aggressive, Football, Talk to Me Johnnie|16 Comments

2011 Recap

This is my recap for 2011. This past year has seen a lot of growth and we are excited for 2012. Talk To Me Johnnie is heading into another year and CrossFit Football made it into it’s third year. Just like last year, we have decided to make the last post of 2011 a recap. Enjoy....

By |2013-02-02T01:36:36-06:00December 22nd, 2011|CrossFit Football, FAQ, Talk to Me Johnnie|4 Comments

Dazed and Confused

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers...

By |2013-02-02T01:47:52-06:00December 1st, 2011|Mental, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|35 Comments

Lost in Madrid

My name is Fernando and I am a CrossFitter and MMA/Kick boxing fighter from Spain. I discovered your site a few months ago and I think it is really great, but I am really surprised and confused about some information. I will tell you my story. Here in my country, Spain, there is no information about Paleo diet, Crossfit, etc. There are just three CrossFit boxes in the capital Madrid, and two of them suck. Even in my box most of people don’t know what is Paleo...

By |2013-02-02T02:00:08-06:00November 29th, 2011|Diet, Supplements, Talk to Me Johnnie|31 Comments
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