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ACL Prevention and Rehab…Are We Doing it Wrong?

By Matthew Zanis / August 25, 2021 /

  All of those with a previous ACL injury please stand up. But, wait! Don’t do it too quickly. There is a good chance you will re-tear it again. Sarcastic humor aside, the risk of re-injury after an ACL tear is still rising, especially amongst high-school aged athletes over the past 20 years. And, to…

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Powerlifters Are Pot Smokers

By Jim Davis / August 8, 2021 /

It’s human nature to jump to conclusions based on prior experience. Though the bark of a dog or a baby’s cry could mean many things, the listener will experience an immediate reaction. If the initial reaction is that the dog is angry and the baby is hungry, they will be correct… occasionally. Experienced professionals recognize…

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GenPop Training: Principle of Individuality

By Adam Campbell, CSCS / May 7, 2019 /

Power Athlete is built on principles, not philosophies, to drive our training and programming. If you’re like me and work with the GenPop, applying the same program looks very different from class to class and person to person. If you tried to apply the same standard to everyone, you’d be in for a rude awakening.…

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Power Coach: Process

By Tex McQuilkin / August 6, 2018 /

Readers are leaders! In The War of Art, author Steven Pressfield dissects his life into two parts, “before turning pro, and after.” Contrary to mainstream thinking, he actually defines “professional” as an ideal rather than a title (1): The amateur plays for fun. The professional plays for keeps. To the amateur, the game is his…

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Power Coach: Mindset

By Tex McQuilkin / June 4, 2018 /

Power Athlete Radio didn’t become the premier podcast in strength and conditioning (ing-ing-ing…) because of @Luke’s imperious ownership of the airwaves, @John’s life experience, or my face for radio. It’s the mindset we bring right before Luke clicks “Record”: drive harmonious conversation and empty our cups.What originally developed organically finally got a label when Jim…

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Bedrock Reset Guidelines

By Carl Case / February 1, 2017 /

If you are like me, 8 years ago I was searching for a program that would help improve my athleticism, and that is when I found @John Welbourn. Fast-forward to today, Bedrock and Field Strong are Empowering Performance for athletes across the globe. If you approached these programs correctly (which I didn’t my first time around)…

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Empowering Through Failure

By Carl Case / December 29, 2016 /

Atychiphobia – The fear of failure and ultimately, the single greatest barrier to success. This is probably one of our greatest fears in life, and I know it’s mine. We can all vividly recall our greatest failures whether in training, sport, or life. It can be paralyzing, challenge our confidence, or keep us from taking…

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How to Build Team Camaraderie

By Tex McQuilkin / September 13, 2016 /

NFL season is back! The first week brought some amazing displays of athleticism, come-from-behind victories, and a Houston triumph over Chicago (taste it, @Luke). Despite that, one thing was missing, Tom Brady. I’m by no means a Patriots fan, but do admire his tenacity and leadership, especially from the sideline. Brady’s boisterous sideline antics may…

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Power Coach: Conversations

By Tex McQuilkin / December 21, 2015 /

The strength and conditioning industry is rife with bullshit, misapplication, and more coaches than jobs. Sunny disposition aside, the glass is half full, as opportunities for growth and development abound. Books like Supertraining and POWER are excellent educational resources. Year round local and national S&C conferences provide opportunities to learn from world-renowned presenters. And let’s not…

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Back in Action: A Tale of Recovery from an ACL tear

By Carl Case / September 29, 2015 /

It was a play that felt like any other play on the rugby field, until it wasn’t. I had just caught a pass during a 7s scrimmage from the left side of the field. As I received the pass, I scanned the field looking for gap to take. I saw an opening, jump cut, and…

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