More on the Power Athlete Team Series

Author / Luke Summers


Cali gives some insight on some of the questions we’re getting across the inter-web:

  • What are the required team configurations?
  • Do my team mates have to train at my gym?
  • What’s the format of the competition?
  • What are the weight classes?
  • Can I use wraps, straps, belts, etc?
  • I want to host, what do I need?

If you have any other questions, post them to comments.

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Luke Summers

I am the COO of Power Athlete, co-host of Power Athlete Radio, and a Power Athlete Coach. I've been coaching athletes, training clients, and educating 1,000s of coaches around the globe since 2007. I'm a lifelong multisport athlete, but my focus was football up through college where a neck injury forced me to hang it up.

Now I'm a stickler for productivity, and have a burning desire to empower athletes, coaches, and every day people who are striving to be better versions of themselves.



  1. SCHS on February 21, 2013 at 4:38 am

    My only recommendation…

    Replace the weber with a big green egg…Better yet, keep the weber for vegetables and add a big green egg for the beef

    Looking forward to hearing about the teams series…I probably wont be participating until some of you stronger folks get a little weaker and I get on some serious steroids…Which means I prob wont be participating

    • luke on February 21, 2013 at 7:29 am

      LOVE The big green egg… But the weber is cheap, quick and easy for “functional eating.” Aka post workout meals where you don’t eat for flavor, you eat for function!

  2. Ingo B on February 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Clay flower pot, hot plate, two grills. 1/10 the cost of the Egg. Nearly as awesome.

    • luke on February 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Is this a real thing??

  3. Christopher on February 23, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Does the team have to be affiliated with a CF Gym?

    • luke on February 23, 2013 at 8:27 am

      No, we don’t care where your team comes from, you need four athletes to show up on game day. You need at least one female and one male on your team of four.

  4. Christopher. on February 24, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Awesome. Thank you.

  5. Ingo B on February 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Luke – my life is 100% factual. That’s why I ditched air squats and Milli Vanilli.

    I made a larger version of this. Works great.

  6. ABell on February 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Is #Occupy coming back? The team series looks cool but with no weight class and a body weight coefficient seems to work against me and the team I’m on (300# BW). unless you use something like the wilks which places more importance on absolute strength, but I’m not sure how that applies to power clean because the Oly Comps use the Sinclair coefficient.

    Either way, I’ll be there in Chicago with the Crossfit South Bend crew and look forward to meeting everyone again

    • luke on February 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      The team series is the evolution of #OccupyStrength. We will be scoring with body a body weight coefficient and scoring the metcon challenge to ensure a balance between the scores. Details on scoring will be posted shortly.

  7. ABell on February 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks Luke, I look forward to the updates on scoring

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