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We are extremely excited to have Jesse Burdick join the show and talk technology, parenting, and weight lifting!  This conversation takes turns up, down, left and right but all pertinent and relevant info.  Sit back and enjoy this episode of Power Athlete Radio!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 2:44 Wade's Army Update
  • 5:42 Germany CFFB Seminar Recap
  • 9:31 Welbourn Checks in from his daughters Doctors Appointment
  • 17:52 Jesse updates us on his tan!
  • 24:57 PowerWOD and Consistency in Training
  • 29:23 The NFL Concussion issue, is the game changing?
  • 49:02 "Genetic Freaks" and Outliers setting the precedent
  • 53:42 Painkillers, prescription drugs, and insane social usage
  • 60:13 Andrew K Asks - What's your favorite Accessory Lift

Show Notes

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Andrew K asks:
What's going on P.A.R crew?

In light of the recently awesome Beginner's Guide to CFFB, I was hoping to get some input/airtime on each of your favorite accessory movements as well as set/rep ranges. Do you take the Jim Wendler approach to accessory lifts i.e. hit your main movements like a powerlifter and then train your accessory movements like a body builder or do you crush some more heavy shit for accessory work?

Disclaimer: I am aware that accessory work should be just that, accessory, and should not take away from the DWOD/SWOD. In terms of programming, would you pick one weak spot each day and program it accordingly (if I need more tricep work - throw in some dips after a Monday/Thursday when we traditionally press) or would you suggest making Saturday a light conditioning/weak spot day?

Thanks for the continuing inspiration,

Andrew K.

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Luke has been training athletes in CrossFit, Weightlifting, and Olympic Lifting since 2007. He spent 6 years pushing pencils in “Corporate America,” spending 3 of those years moonlighting as a Strength & Conditioning Coach before and after work. Luke was an athlete his whole life and played multiple sports, but his primary focus was football.He played up through college until a neck injury forced him to hang it up. He travels with the CrossFit Football staff and has coaches a variety of athletes from amateur to professional levels in football, baseball, and track.
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  1. Matt

    Really disappointing that John, typically a strong purveyor of science, is giving the autism / vaccination bullshit any airtime.

    There’s a ton of science out there, particularly recently, proving being a reasonable doubt that there is zero connection between vaccination and autism.

    There’s a loooot on this:
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/the-dangers-of-pseudoscience/ –> why giving this crap airtime is dangerous.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/health/research/03lancet.html – the retraction of the actual study used to underly all the autism/vaccination claims.

    Look – every parent would do anything to protect their child, but giving airtime to pseudo science is bad for kids and everyone else.

    While John did get his kids mostly vaccinated and did the right thing (and is right to question helicopter-parenting and over-protection of kids and stuffing them full of unnecessary drugs and chemicals ), others may hear a voice of authority like John and decide not to get their kids vaccinated at all – that’s the concern.

    I also think it’s dangerous to associate the science and evidence based approach of Power Athlete HQ to fitness and health with a kooky movement that is based in zero science and has Jenny McCarthy as it’s self-appointed leader.

  2. Chad Hamilton

    I’m a PhD of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a parent and I don’t believe in vaccinations. To a person like myself, who has a high understanding of the scientific method, and a high understanding of philosophy, and a mediocre understanding of CrossFit Football, I take offense to much of what you’ve posted. To that, I give no more airtime.

    Great work again, guys.

  3. Andrew K.

    Thanks for taking my comment! Although I have steered away from CFFB I still check the site religiously for the info.

    While Jesse was discussing the dangers of putting assistance work at the end of the workout, I was thinking about my own training and how I always put core work at the end and sometimes skip it. And then he mentioned core!

    This is probably why deadbugs are in the PA warmup.

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