Tag Archives: coaching

Five Knowledge Bombs Dropped at BirthFit

“Let’s get in a circle and put our arms around each other.”  This is not how most weekend seminars start. In fact, this was not how […]

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PA Radio – Episode 255: Jim Kiritsy

Fail first, Succeed Later “Educating kids out of becoming assholes”…that’s just one aspect to being a full time strength coach for college level football programs. Jim […]

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Pain: Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Words Will?…” The next time you get under a heavy barbell, give yourself the following cues: Don’t round […]

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PA Radio – Episode 248: Dr Cara Miller

Dr Cara Miller teaches Luke and Tex how to enrich their work-wife relationship to achieve savage growth.
Power Athlete Radio – Episode 248

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Lab to Leg Day: How to be a Scientific Strength and Conditioning Coach

Recent research suggests that 6-weeks of whole body vibration training improves vertical jump training (Rubio-Arias et al., 2017). Additionally, drinking an ice slushy will help athletes […]

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PA Radio – Episode 240: Zach Even-Esh Part II

Part II of our talk with Zach Even-Esh, the man creating an army of strong kids by putting them through the iron wringer. What comes out is a more confident, capable, and badass human. Power Athlete Radio – Episode 240 part 2

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PA Radio – Episode 237: Brett Bartholomew

Brett Bartholomew brings some pretty amazing insight to the show today, citing sociological studies and history as the foundation for his coaching approach.

Power Athlete Radio – Episode 237

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PA Radio – Episode 235: The Crew

  If Speed is the Goal, Act Accordingly. Hard to believe but it turns out that there are still questions not yet answered by The PA […]

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PA Radio – Episode 234: Scott Caulfield

  Coaching Connection Scott Caulfield [@CoachCaulfield] is one of the magnificent minds behind the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As Head S&C coach at the NSCA […]

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PA Radio – Episode 231: The Crew

  Change Is the Only Constant This episode marks the end of an era. With our recent departure from the partners at CrossFit, we take this […]

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Sharpening Your Coaching Voice: Inflection and Tone

The human voice: it’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a […]

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PA Radio – Episode 227: Matt Vincent

Creed Tattoos and world Peace He may look like a teddy bear, but Matt Vincent is a…straight grizzly…competitor. This creator of ihviii [@ihviiimattvincent] is best known […]

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PA Radio – Episode 226: The Crew

Skill Transfer is Sexy We talk a lot about the lifecycle of an athlete as it refers to their training age and competency. Today, you’ll learn […]

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PA Radio – Episode 225: Ben Bergeron

THE GREAT STRENGTH DEBATE Not all athletes are created equal, particularly when it comes to the sport of fitness. This week, we dive into a conversation […]

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PA Radio – Episode 224: Bert Sorin

Get a Grip Bert Sorin has amassed more stories about strength and conditioning than anyone else you know. He has also cooked more potatoes, which in […]

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PA Radio – Episode 223: The Crew

Two Eyebrows are Better Than One Attention actual athletes, people who call themselves athletes, mathletes, and sufferers of athletes foot…another episode of Power Athlete Radio feature […]

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PA Radio – Episode 222: Deuce Gym

The Highest Form of Leadership This week we are joined by Logan Gelbrich and Danny Lesslie of Deuce Gym in sunny Venice, Italy.  I’m sorry that’s […]

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PA Radio – Episode 221: Adam Nelson

Parenting Vs Coaching Maybe you remember being a kid and being cut from team or perhaps your own kid is struggling with the same reality now. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 220: Jim Kielbaso

How Do I reach These keeeeeds? We are stoked to have Jim Kielbasa back on the show to talk training kids through his years of experience […]

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Sharpening Your Coaching Voice: Word Selection

On your journey to sharpen your coaching voice we started by examining nonverbal communication, and how it sends a specific message and influences physiology. The next […]

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PA Radio – Episode 214: Derek Woodske

 Small town, big talent. This week we feature our conversation with Derek Woodske [@DerekWoodske], NCAA All American and National Champ in track and field. Although Derek […]

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PA Radio – Episode 212: Derek Hansen

 Run fast, Be Fast. Derek Hansen has a an extensive background in making athletes faster. A pupil of the infamous sprinting coach, Charlie Francis, Hansen has […]

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Sharpening Your Coaching Voice: Nonverbal Communication

Much time is invested by strength and conditioning coaches in sharpening their understanding of how to coach movements, program, and the science behind it all; rightfully […]

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PA Radio – Episode 211: Loren Landow

  Sexy Doesn’t Mean Strong Loren Landow joins us this week on the show. Yes, it’s true that he has coached over 70 NFL All-Pro’s and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 210: Brett Bartholomew

  A Culture of Craftsmen Brett Bartholomew joins us this week to talk about the art of coaching. If his decade of experience working with collegiate, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 206: The Crew

Breaking Ground. This week the Crew satisfies your craving for training talk and classic banter. Your inquiries are addressed and a whole lot of discussion on […]

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Power Coach: Education

Strength and conditioning education is on the verge of a revolution. Sorry, the unpaid internships, long hours, and unexpected trial-by-fire situations are staying. Instead, the change […]

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PA Radio – Episode 196: Stacey Torman

  Training for Life.  The world needs more coaches like Stacey Torman [@UAB_athletics]. Stacey has built her career around sports performance. Even with the myriad of […]

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Power Coach: Potential

No better quote describes the 4th Quarter of Super Bowl LI AND final play that decided the 2017 NCAA Football National Champion. Aspiring athletes everywhere should […]

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PA Radio – Episode 195: Jon Andersen

 Creating the Opportunity. It’s amazing the personalities that are attracted to the world of Strength and Conditioning. There are some people that you know could have […]

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PA Radio – Episode 194: Ron McKeefery

 Nothing is given.  Ron McKeefery [@rmckeefery] part DEUX! If you missed him the first time, tune in this week to hear him drop knowledge from his […]

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PA Radio – Episode 193: Ingrid Marcum

 Smarter Strength Fixing a broken athlete is tough. But, it’s even more tough when they are able to mask their shit mechanics with compensatory talent. Ingrid […]

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PA Radio – Episode 191: John Welbourn

LEADING FROM THE FRONT. What a year. The move to Texas, the birth of new PA programs like JACKHAMMER and Lean & Able, and of course […]

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PA Radio – Episode 188: Dave Spitz

  The Coach’s Hippocratic Oath When you want to be the best, you have to believe in your heart that you’re a bad motherfucker. These sage […]

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PA Radio – Episode 184: Greg Walsh

  A Program Born Out of Necessity. Greg Walsh [@WolfBrigadeGym] is part of a movement for responsible strength and conditioning. With a background in MMA, Greg […]

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PA Radio – Episode 182: Dana Santas

Do Not Meditate While Driving She’s BACK! It’s time for round two with this movement specialist who appreciates the concept of sports specificity. Find out how […]

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PA Radio – Episode 181: The Crew

If You’re going to North Hollywood you dress as a sexy Cowboy. This week, Luke and Tex respond to your inquiries with another Crew inspired installment. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 180: Even-Esh & Steel

 Even-Esh, Steel, & Welbourn To be a fly on the wall with two of the biggest names in the strength and conditioning game…This week Power Athlete […]

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PA Radio – Episode 179: Julien Pineau

A Movement Matrix for All. This week’s episode with Julien Pineau [@StrongFit1] wastes absolutely no time diving into the issues of training and organizing programming to […]

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PA Radio – Episode 175: Steve Platek

 Mind before Grind. Power Athlete, Former Grid League Athlete/now Coach, Professor of Evolutionary Neuroscience, Steve Platek [@splatek16] now adds TED Talk speaker to his long list […]

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PA Radio – Episode 174: Raph Ruiz

On The Long Road Hold on to your jean shorts because this week we are bringing you a special audio treat. Talk to Me Johnnie – […]

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PA Radio – Episode 172: Jay Dawes

Confirm or Deny your Principles. Every well rounded strength and conditioning program has two distinct elements. At PAHQ, we refer to those experiences as Science Class […]

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PA Radio – Episode 171: The Crew

 Slow sucks. Speed Kills. This week The Crew returns to answer your questions. Inquiries about training, supplementing, and injury prevention are just a few of the […]

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PA Radio – Episode 170: Denny K

  There is Always Another Challenge The voice of the early episodes of Power Athlete Radio is BACK! Joining us at PAHQ on a “traincation” is […]

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PA Radio – Episode 168: Matt Reynolds

  Picking Your Battles Everyone wants to be “Reynolds Strong”. It’s the kind of strong that can only come from years of training powerlifting, strongman, and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 167: The Crew

Who wants to Be an Athlete Back by popular demand, The Crew infotains you on the subject matter they know best: Movement, Performance, Movies, Nutrition, Movies, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 166: Raph Ruiz

 Adding value to training The very Coach that helped shaped John’s NFL career through strength and conditioning is back again. Raph Ruiz [@s3raphruiz] checks in with […]

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PA Radio – Episode 165: Tyler Minton

Fighting for common Sense Every episode of Power Athlete Radio seems better than the last and this week’s is no exception. This little gem was recorded […]

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PA Radio – Episode 164: The Crew

  NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE YOU. Another awesome episode with The Crew is coming your way. I am loving these discussions among John, Luke, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 163: Aaron Ausmus

 COACHING WITH A PURPOSE The life of a college or professional strength coach is fraught with highs and lows. In an industry dependent on so many […]

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PA Radio – Episode 162: Jim Kiritsy

 YOUR ASS GETS COACHED If this episode doesn’t want to make you return to your high school or college weightroom and confront your strength coach for […]

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PA Radio – Episode 161: Ron McKeefery

 The coaching never ends. On a mission to be the best coach you can be? You won’t want to miss this week’s episode  with Ron McKeefery […]

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PA Radio – Episode 160: Tex McQuilkin

The toes forward controversy. This week on Power Athlete Radio, John and Tex tackle the buzz surrounding the ongoing toes forward controversy. Does this mean you […]

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PA Radio – Episode 159: The Crew

  bumpin’ Grindstone This week Tex [@mcquilkin] and Luke [@lukecalifornia] answer your questions direct from IG. You’ll find yourself entertained by the rapid fire responses to […]

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PA Radio – Episode 158: Jeff Nichols

 Every problem has a solution. Jeff Nichols [@vahighperformance] is far more than coach and co-founder of Virgina High Performance. He’s taken his experience both as an […]

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PA Radio – Episode 157: Jon Andersen

  Swimming in Deep Water Jon Andersen’s [the_jon_andersen_ifbb_pro] life reads like an adventure novel. This three-sport athlete has traveled the world competing in various facets of […]

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PA Radio – Episode 147: Mike Boyle

  GETTING STRONG IS NOT COMPLICATED. Mike Boyle is in everything.  From professional sports like hockey, football, baseball, track and field, and basketball, Coach Boyle has […]

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MMA Strength & Conditioning: You’re Doing it Wrong!

Mixed martial arts (MMA)  magazines, forums and blogs are filled with images of sexy new strength and conditioning techniques designed specifically for the needs of a […]

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PA Radio – Episode 146: Train Heroic

 The Business of Coaching This week our buddies and partners from Train Heroic stop by the Power Athlete Headquarters and discuss the business of making athletes. […]

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Eating Disorders: Performance’s Quiet Killer

When we begin CrossFit, or similar high energy output training, we notice results fast. Somewhere down the line however, our lightning fast results taper off and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 141: Zach Even-Esh

Conflict crafts character. We are so pleased to welcome back Coach Zach Even-Esh of the Underground Strength Gym.  If this is your first time tuning into […]

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Power Coach: Fear

Competition sees a multitude of emotions; contempt for an opponent, empathy towards teammates, and of course, the exhilaration of victory, but no emotion affects performance more […]

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PA Radio – Episode 135: Brad Snyder

  The Definition of Adversity. Brad Snyder joins us on this week’s holiday episode of Power Athlete Radio.  If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this […]

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PA Radio – Rebroadcast – Episode 101: Zach Even-Esh

 Rebroadcast: Don’t Call it a comeback. This week’s guest starts his day well before the sun comes up to make a 100+ mile drive to coach […]

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PA Radio – Episode 132: Raph Ruiz

More than a coach. This week we host long time friend and fellow strength and conditioning coach, Raphael Ruiz.  A brief review of his resume includes […]

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PA Radio – Episode 128: Tait Fletcher

  It’s All about Attitude. This week we give Tait Fletcher a warm Power Athlete welcome at our headquarters in Southern California.  Get to know our […]

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PA Radio – Episode 120: Matt Wichlinski

  Driven to Succeed. This week we are so pumped to share our chat with Matt Wichlinski.  He is the head strength and conditioning coach at […]

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Redefining Weakness Training: Approach

Your athlete’s (and your own) weaknesses are not improving.  Why?  Your use of the word, weakness. This word is not empowering performance, it’s enslaving it.  This isn’t […]

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VIDEO: The Wall Drill

The Wall Drill. A simple and effective drill to incorporate into your training as a skill/drill, warm up, or part of conditioning. The caveat is this: you or your […]

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PA Radio – Episode 119: Glenn Pendlay

Weightlifting is a test of work ethic. This week we are pleased to bring you our conversation with Glenn Pendlay.  This long time coach has worked […]

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PA Radio – Episode 117: John & The Crew

 Poor form is like terrorism. If you see something, say something. It’s always been my contention that poor form is like terrorism, if you see something, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 116: Steph Gaudreau

HEALTHY, HAPPY, & HARDER TO KILL. This week we are stoked to welcome Steph Gaudreau to the show. She is the creative culinary mind behind Stupid […]

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PA Radio – REBROADCAST: FREDDY & CHYNA

The commissioner of fun: A Rebroadcast This week we are rebroadcasting a very special episode of Power Athlete Radio.  If you didn’t get the chance to […]

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PA Radio – Episode 113: Sean Rigsby

  Witness the making of an olympic athlete. This week’s episode features Sean Rigsby.  Sean is a member of Team MDUSA out of Charlotte, South Carolina. […]

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Athlete Accountability

While accountability is the key to success in any business, this is especially true with athletics.  In Sport Coach Accountability, we introduced the 3 Pillars of […]

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PA Radio – Episode 109: DJ Muscleboy

  People love to hate the strong and successful. The highly anticipated interview with the self proclaimed “World’s Most Muscular DJ” is here.  Our fascination with […]

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Training Adaptive Athletes: Part 2

In Part 1 of Training Adaptive Athletes, we became more familiar with a cross section of athletes who face unique challenges.  Travis Pollen is an adaptive […]

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Training Adaptive Athletes: Part 1

As coaches, we often find our creativity and skill set challenged by the limitations and strengths of our athletes. These scenarios force us to grow and […]

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Training Maturity

Absolutely everything goes through a maturation phase of some kind.  Businesses, social constructs, single celled organisms, and complex creatures such as humans, all undergo this process. […]

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2015 CrossFit Regionals Coaches Prep

The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Super Regionals kick off in less than a week and continue each weekend throughout the month of May!  This year’s Open […]

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PA Radio – Episode 105: Rob Orlando

LIFT SOMETHING INCONVENIENT. Today is a great day.  Our two special guests are Rob Orlando of Hybrid Athletics and Logan Gelbrich of Deuce Gym and Original […]

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PA Radio – Episode 103: Jim Steel

JIM STEEL WAS BORN TO COACH. No one knows Strength and Conditioning at the college level more than Jim Steel.  This episode, the University of Pennsylvania Director […]

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Episode 101: Zach Even-Esh

  ZACH EVEN-ESH PERSONIFIES INTENSITY. This week’s guest starts his day well before the sun comes up to make a 100+ mile drive to coach the […]

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Better Benchmarks

We preach a lot about abandoning superficial numerical goals however, the idea of training for a specific number or benchmark is not entirely bad.  In fact, […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 99 Dave Tate: Part 1

“When adversity comes, you need to embrace it.” We have an amazing two-parter coming at you from Power Athlete HQ.  The reason for this extended episode […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 97 Brent Brookbush

“Most injuries do not occur in the sagital plane.” This week we welcome Brent Brookbush of the Brookbush Institute of Human Movement Sciences.  We kick off […]

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ACL Injury Prevention: Anti-Rotation

Common thinking in strength and conditioning is the stronger the muscle, the safer the joint is from injury.  Focusing on linear force production regardless of the set […]

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Drop-In Disaster: Making Lemonade

I recently had one of the worst training experiences of my life.  I know what you’re going to say; “Whoa there, drama queen. Take it easy.” […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 91 Vince Lodato

better training. better game time decisions. better athletes. This week we have clinical sports psychologist, Vince Lodato. Vince heads the Cooper Speed and Strength Lab out […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 90 Mark Watts

one-point-twenty-one-gigga watts! One of our favorites is back.  Mark Watts joins us for the second time to talk about a myriad of coaching topics like the […]

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Power Coach: Connection

Coaches are teachers, but in sweatpants instead of pantsuits.  Traditional teaching involves breaking down challenges such as math formulas or developing an individual’s ability to express […]

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Power Coach: Communication

Communication is essential for any coach who aims to truly empower their athletes.  Just as a coach must invest in their voice, they must also invest […]

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Power Coach: Experience

Strength and conditioning is an incredibly unique industry in that each individual measures experience in their own special way.  Coaching experience then becomes a difficult term to […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 84 CalTex

Power Athlete’s two east coasters reconnect for this intimate pre-Thanksgiving episode with Denny K.  Things get interesting when the group reviews a couple of recent PAHQ […]

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7 Unconventional Changes To Improve Training

“Nothing endures but change.”-Heraclitus (540 BCE – 480 BCE) Ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, was onto something big.  Although the quote has been translated in a number […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 83 PAHQ Crew

This week we chit chat about #22JackedStreet, bone density, and a couple of recently released articles on PAHQ.  Why is Tex mad at the speed ladder […]

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Failure to Specialize

Not long ago I was on an international flight sitting next to an Australian woman who began to tell me about her 12 year old daughter.  […]

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Footwork

Footwork is a fundamental component to performance.  A misstep on the field could be as costly as a poorly executed approach on the court.  Every sport, from […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 81 Angie Sorensen

Angie Sorensen is a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Loyola University and serious wealth of knowledge.  Not only does she train the track and field teams, […]

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Shitty Coaching Trifecta

As many of you may know, several of the coaches at Power Athlete HQ also double as CrossFit Football Seminar Staff.  I am one of those […]

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Plyometric Training: Preparation

The Power Athlete Plyometric Series has been steadily progressing and building a solid foundation for plyometric program implementation.  We have focused on reverse engineering a jump from the […]

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When the Going Gets Tough

I was introduced to the concept of Toughness Training when I was studying music, specifically performance, in college.  One of my professors was a huge sports […]

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Pre-Practice Warm Up Protocol

The pre practice warm up has been a thorn in a sport coach’s side for a long time. Thought to be a loss of 15 minutes each […]

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Strength 101: Reverse Engineering with Prilepin’s Chart

One of the great aspects to working in the strength and conditioning industry is the endless discussion comparing one training system to another. The reason these […]

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Warm Up Reflections

“A real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength in distress, and grows in reflection.” Power Athlete and Talk and to Me Johnnie cover topics like coaching […]

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How to Approach a Sport Coach About S&C- Part 2

In the first installment of How to Approach a Sport Coach, we explored the dynamic relationship between the sport coach and the strength coach. As with most […]

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How to Approach a Sport Coach about S&C- Part 1

“Tex, I am meeting with a high school football coach about training the coaches and possibly the football athletes. Do you have any suggestions on how […]

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Lactic Acid and Training – Part 3: Lactic Tolerance

The first two installments of the Lactic Acid and Training series have shown there is more to lactic acid than meets the eye.  The many theories […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 43

Denny, Steve, Luke, Cali and Tex welcome special guest and Power Athlete HQ staff member Chelsey Haardt to the show! Find out what goes through the […]

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The DBag Rule

If you’ve been to a CFFB seminar you may have heard us refer to one of our golden rules as “The D Bag Rule”…

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