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Attacking Limiting Factors: The 2016 CrossFit Games

By Tex McQuilkin / July 26, 2016 /

The 2016 CrossFit Games wrapped up this past weekend, and in my opinion, this was the most enthralling Games to date. Not because the freedom to network and catch up with my fitness pals, the strategic flowing from vendor village into the competition setting, or even @Luke’s craftsmanship Snapchatting our experience to the interwebs. I…

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Speed Training

By Tex McQuilkin / May 24, 2016 /

As the Power Athlete Speed Kills Program became an Instagram sensation, I found myself trolling the overused and often misapplied hashtag #speedkills. After sifting through countless badass car pics and heartbreaking plantar flexion bae pics (Paige, call me. We have to talk…), I stumbled upon a gem from @poliquingroup connecting five movements to speed development.…

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Squat Initiation

By Tex McQuilkin / August 13, 2015 /

PAHQ understands the power of communication.  Nothing beats the experience of a coach and athlete working off the same page.  However, as with anything involving more than one person (especially with virtual training), the opportunity for miscommunication looms everywhere.  Three major miscommunication faults pertaining to coaching come to mind: Misaligned Vocabulary: Athlete and coach are on two…

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Attacking Limiting Factors: The 2015 CrossFit Games

By Tex McQuilkin / July 29, 2015 /

Chatter among the crowds during the 2015 CrossFit Games called this the year of the power athlete.  Several events throughout the competition personified the methodology of Power Athlete, and these events exposed this as a weakness for many.  If you did not watch the events, check out the Individual and Team workouts here for reference as we view them…

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Hip Adductors

By Tex McQuilkin / April 27, 2015 /

In Attacking Limiting Factors: Hips, we introduced some simple exercises to attack your abductors and adductors on the 4 Way Physio Board.  Great feedback has poured in over effectiveness of the movements from individuals in their garage gym to proprietors of S&C facilities.  Nearly every email we’ve gotten has at least one clutch fisted curse for the adductor isolation…

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Footwork

By Tex McQuilkin / November 16, 2014 /

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 soccer to Olympic Weightlifting, puts a specific expectation on foot movement and placement.  Although each discipline requires different footwork skills, attacking the footwork limiting factor in training can be approached similarly across the…

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Trunk Rotation

By Tex McQuilkin / October 29, 2014 /

One concept of sports that is taken for granted is the amount of trunk rotation and movement that is a piece of nearly every position of every field sport.  No matter if it’s a lacrosse player generating power through trunk rotation on a big shot.  A beaming wide receiver turning their shoulders, laterally bending the spine to catch a…

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Arch Development

By Tex McQuilkin / July 21, 2014 /

There are many perks that come with being on the Power Athlete team; sweet gear, international travel, and the opportunity to assess hundreds of athletes in an accelerated window.  No matter where we are in the world, many of the same limiting factors show up.  Weak trunk, difficultly moving hips through space, and little shoulder girdle awareness, to…

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Hips

By Tex McQuilkin / July 14, 2014 /

We at Power Athlete toss the term ‘limiting factor’ around a lot; especially in articles regarding mobility, warm ups, and especially, performance.  A limiting factor is something that affects growth, development, or performance for an athlete, and can range from physical, mental and even emotional limitations. At the CrossFit Football Coach’s Seminar, we introduce an array…

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Ep 502 – Squatting For Points or POWER! A #ToesForward Proclamation

By Tex McQuilkin / June 3, 2021 /

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey crew, long time listener, third time caller, Chris calling in got a question for you today about range of motion. You guys talked a lot about doing exercises through your own individual full range of…

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