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Nerding Out on the Power Athlete Leaning Protocol

By Jeremy Weber / July 14, 2019 /

Like many coaches and trainers that have come before me, I haven’t always been as attentive to my own training and nutrition as I should’ve been. I’ve dealt with issues relating to my weight for most of my life, so this was not a shocking turn of events. I’m not going to make excuses, because…

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Sirloin Steak and Russet Fries – A “Leaning” Friendly Steak Dinner

By Luke Summers / September 1, 2015 /

I am not sure what possessed me to train for a figure show at my age last June but since I committed along with three other girls from my box like any other integrity laden Power Athlete I saw it through. So what does one eat while training for a physique show? Fish or chicken,…

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Mindfulness in the Kitchen

By Ben Skutnik / May 14, 2019 /

One of the first topics I cover with a nutrition client in our initial consultation really doesn’t have anything to do with nutrition; not directly, at least. You see, when talking nutrition, we’re actually talking stress management. And when talking stress management, we’re actually talking behavior change. Your daily nutrition is more a habit than…

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I Want It All: Your Nutrition and Training Goals

By Ben Skutnik / April 28, 2019 /

“What are your goals?” If you ever pick up nutrition coaching or meal planning from Power Athlete, this will be the first thing you hear when you hop on your initial call with one of our coaches. Really, this SHOULD be the first thing you hear when talking to any coach that is worth their…

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Power Athlete Nutrition 101: Calorie Balance and The S.A.I.D. Principle

By Ben Skutnik / April 20, 2019 /

Take in more calories than you expend, and you’ll gain weight. Take in fewer calories than you expend, and you’ll lose weight. If you think otherwise, you’re wrong. Yes, I’ve heard the podcast debates. Yes, I’ve listened to all the lectures. But I also took high school chemistry and learned about the law of thermodynamics.…

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Accountability in the Kitchen

By Ben Skutnik / March 2, 2019 /

I originally set out to write this article as guide to meal prepping.That shit is unoriginal, it’ is not going to help anyone. it’s the superficial shit you want, but I’m going to give you a taste of something you need. Reality. “Healthy food doesn’t taste good.” I will be the first to say that…

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Equip Your Kitchen For Success

By Ben Skutnik / February 26, 2019 /

Hot take alert: If your nutrition isn’t under control, you’re wasting your time with everything else. High-level training, performance enhancing equipment, and all the supplements in the world mean nothing if you don’t have a solid (not necessarily perfect) nutrition strategy. We’ve told you what to eat and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. But…

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Valentine For A Coach

By Matthew Zanis / February 14, 2019 /

How many nights has your significant other come home late, exhausted, and silent? He or she kicks their shoes off, plops down on the couch, and starts scrolling through Game of Thrones episodes. Or, maybe they sit on the other end of the spectrum and come home full of energy, bouncing off the walls, trying to…

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Offal Good Meatloaf

By Luke Summers / March 17, 2017 /

The end justifies the means.  You’ve all heard the saying; it basically means the good outcome excuses any wrongs committed to attain it.  My husband won’t eat organ meat unless I cleverly disguise it.  What better way than to discreetly infuse into one of his favorite dishes – meatloaf. I’ll be the first to admit…

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Top Reasons to Eat Organ Meat

By Leah Kay / March 4, 2017 /

If you’ve been hanging around the Paleo community long enough, you’ve no doubt had a run in with organ meat. And by run in, I mean you’ve likely perused it on the menu at your local farm-to-table restaurant… but you also likely haven’t tried it yet. Besides the major hipster points you’ll earn chowing down…

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