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CrossFit Football’s John Welbourn: High-Intensity Power Training, Paleo Diet

NFL, weightlifting, explosive strength
john_welbourn_chiefsJohn Welbourn is the big man behind CrossFit Football. A nine-year veteran of the NFL, he brings a multi-disciplinary approach to elite strength and conditioning.

If you’re unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is CrossFit, you’ll learn all about it in this in-depth interview.

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John played football for U.C. Berkeley and earned a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric before being picked by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1999 draft. He played for five seasons with Philadelphia and then a further four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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John is also actively involved in the nutrition and lifestyle mega-trend that is the Paleo Diet, which you’ll hear about too in this interview.

I never got strong lifting light weights. Never got fast running slow. Never got smarter learning from dumb people. – John Welbourn, CrossFit Football

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