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

Jorts? Yes or No?

Dear John, I have been following CFFB religiously and following all your advice on what it will take for me to get to the next level. From your earlier posts regarding programming, nutrition, sleep, etc., it’s clear that I need to be prepared in all phases of my life, both in the gym and outside it...

By |2013-02-03T19:09:09-06:00April 30th, 2011|Talk to Me Johnnie, WTF?|20 Comments

2010 Recap

This is my recap for 2010. This past year has been exciting, full of growth and progress. Talk To Me Johnnie was launched and CrossFit Football made it into it’s second year. We have been working on a site redesign and many other advances to come. For my year end wrap up, I have decided to answer a few questions I did not get a chance to respond to in 2010...

By |2013-06-03T22:42:52-05:00December 29th, 2010|Adventure, Aggressive, CrossFit Football, FAQ, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|22 Comments


Hey Guys, Just wondering why there are no muscle-ups in the CrossFit Football programming? I've heard that if you can do heavy weighted pull-ups (like 100 extra pounds) then you can do a muscle up no problem but I don't know if this is true. Does this have anything to do with the program doing a ton of weighted pull-ups and chin ups? Thanks, Jay Jay, before I go threw the reasons you [...]

By |2013-06-03T22:44:37-05:00December 27th, 2010|FAQ, Lifting Weights, Talk to Me Johnnie, The Power Athlete, Training|22 Comments

Adventures in Scandinavia

Maybe you noticed...or maybe you didn't...but Talk To Me Johnnie has not updated for 2 weeks. No...I have not decided to "shit can" the TTMJ project, we have been traveling. We took CrossFit Football on the road to Norway and Sweden to see if what we are teaching has interest outside the land of American Football, light beer and sunshine. This all started when I received an email from two guys in Norway [...]

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