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Our pledge to you is that we will do the heavy lifting! We go to battle with bullshit and cut to the chase. If you’re looking for honest information, you’re in the right place.

Battle the Bullshit: Fitness Guru Fallacies

By Matthew Zanis / February 5, 2019 /

…There is a lot of great content out there, but there’s also a lot of bullshit that needs battling. Often, these bullshit artists may not have credible evidence or may…

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Battling the Bullshit: Accountability

By Matthew Zanis / September 3, 2019 /

…with information. Most of it is bullshit disguised by fancy marketing campaigns. It’s no wonder we are confused, seeking the quickest and cheapest solution to a longstanding problem. As humans,…

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Battling Your Own Bullshit: The Moment

By James Coutts / March 19, 2019 /

…statement and no, this isn’t some bullshit self-improvement quote; I’m here to get ‘real’ with you. You see, whether you like it or not, an opportunity for change may one…

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Battle Your Own Bullshit: The Process

By James Coutts / May 25, 2019 /

Welcome to the third and final installment of Battling Your Own Bullshit; we’ve reached the end, but as I found out, this was just the beginning on the long road…

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Battling Your Own Bullshit: You Better Recognize

By James Coutts / April 12, 2019 /

In part one of Battling Your Own Bullshit I swallowed the red pill and perhaps after reading you decided to speed dial Morpheus and punch a one way ticket to…

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Battle The Bullshit: Conditioning Test

By Tex McQuilkin / July 16, 2019 /

…or training principles. The bullshit lies in the belief these tests generate mental toughness, quantify athleticism, or measure the dedication of an athlete to their sport. While any coach can…

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Battle The Bullshit: I’ll Rest When I’m Dead

By Carl Case / December 23, 2017 /

…weak, and you live by the mantra I’ll rest when I’m dead. Here at Power Athlete we have declared a war on bullshit in the strength and conditioning world, especially…

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Battle The Bullshit: Gen Pop Onboarding

By Ben Skutnik / August 27, 2018 /

…see seasoned head coaches hand off the onboarding classes to the noobie coaches. We gotta call bullshit on that right now. The head coaches or owners who leave the early/late…

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Battle The Bullshit: Skill and Speed Resistance Training

By Tex McQuilkin / December 2, 2015 /

We at Power Athlete have declared war on the bullshit in the strength and conditioning world. Lately, I’ve been seeing athletes and training sites showing off new resistance toys they’re…

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Battling the Bullshit: Women and Training

By Ben Skutnik / August 31, 2019 /

When it comes to resistance training, there are few subjects overflowing of bro-science than that of women and training. But you can’t blame the bros, because there is actually very…

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