Author Archives: CALI

About CALI

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.

PA Radio – Episode 267: Gunnar Peterson

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL TRAIN Gunnar Peterson [@GunnarFitness] built his business building bodies. Not only is he one of the most well reputed personal […]

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PA Radio – Episode 266: Allen Gannett

Consume Everything You’ve heard the debate: Is athleticism developed or innate? What role does talent play in the success of a an individual? Allen Gannett [@Allen] […]

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PA Radio – Episode 265: The Crew

Teach a Man to Shrug and He’ll Hit for a Lifetime If someone were to ask me to personify Power Athlete Radio, I’d say it’s kind […]

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PA Radio: Episode 264 – Dr Richard Citrin

If You Don’t Use It You Lose It We throw the word “stressed” around like it’s a decent excuse for why we retreat within ourselves or […]

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PA Radio – Episode 263: Dr Laurie Santos

Monkey See, Monkey Do We have Dr. Laurie Santos on the show to talk about the behavioral similarities and differences that exist between humans and other […]

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PA Radio – Episode 262: Sorinex SS Recap

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE Brothers and Sisters in strength met recently to celebrate what was the 11th year of Sorinex Summer Strong in South Carolina. In attendance […]

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PA Radio – Episode 261: Dr. David Calvo

RELEASE THE HORMONES Dr. David Calvo makes sense of peptides, aminos, and growth hormones with The Crew. If you’ve been looking for a concise explanation of […]

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PA Radio – Episode 260: John Welbourn

slay life Creator of Power Athlete and NFL veteran, J Welly [@JohnWelbourn] takes questions from Luke and Tex and reflects on the principles he’s acquired over […]

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PA Radio – Episode 259: Dustin Grooms

MINDFUL TRAINING, LITERALLY Dustin Grooms is here to help you understand what the brain has to do with biomechanics. Also, what role does it play in […]

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PA Radio – Episode 258: The Crew

BRUTAL STRENGTH Another UNPRECEDENTED episode with your favorite weathermen/conspiracy theorists/nihilists. What makes this week’s edition of PA Radio so unique? Absolutely nothing. More training tips and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 257: Chris Frankel

Strap Yourself In What does it take to be the Head of Human Performance at TRX [@TRXTraining]? Know a little something about humans and know a […]

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PA Radio – Episode 256: John Howard

Hug It Out, Bro Relationships are complicated. And I’m not talking about just the romantic kind. Friends, co-workers, and even coach/athlete relationships are seriously complex entities […]

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PA Radio – Episode 255: Jim Kiritsy

Fail first, Succeed Later “Educating kids out of becoming assholes”…that’s just one aspect to being a full time strength coach for college level football programs. Jim […]

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PA Radio – Episode 254: Adam Hansen

Be helpful, not a lazy sack of shit. Innovation is in you…learn how to tap into your creativity with Adam Hansen!
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PA Radio – Episode 248: Dr Cara Miller

Dr Cara Miller teaches Luke and Tex how to enrich their work-wife relationship to achieve savage growth.
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PA Radio – Episode 246: Jose Sanchez

USMC Veteran, Jose Luis Sanchez, talks turning war tragedy into a love for helping others.
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PA Radio – Episode 241: The Crew

The Crew answers your inquiries in another episode of the Permier Podcast in Strength and Conditioning!
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PA Radio – Episode 240: Zach Even-Esh Part II

Part II of our talk with Zach Even-Esh, the man creating an army of strong kids by putting them through the iron wringer. What comes out is a more confident, capable, and badass human. Power Athlete Radio – Episode 240 part 2

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PA Radio – Episode 238: 2017 PA Symposium

Enjoy a LIVE recording with various Power Athlete Symposium guests and speakers the evening before the 2017 Symposium. Lots of heavy hitters on this one!

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PA Radio – Episode 236: Dr. Kristy Anderson

No Quick Fix In exactly one week, the 2017 Power Athlete Symposium kicks off in Austin, Tx and if you’re a regular listener of this show, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 235: The Crew

  If Speed is the Goal, Act Accordingly. Hard to believe but it turns out that there are still questions not yet answered by The PA […]

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PA Radio – Episode 234: Scott Caulfield

  Coaching Connection Scott Caulfield [@CoachCaulfield] is one of the magnificent minds behind the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As Head S&C coach at the NSCA […]

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PA Radio – Episode 233: Dr. Stu McGill

  The Gift of Injury Fix your back pain with Dr. McGill’s book Back Mechanic! Use the code BFPfriends on any Backfitpro books and supports at […]

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PA Radio – Episode 232: Cal Dietz

  Triphasic Training for Sport You know the name. You’ve seen his work. Longtime coach, academic, and author, Cal Dietz [@Cal.Dietz] joins us this week to […]

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PA Radio – Episode 231: The Crew

  Change Is the Only Constant This episode marks the end of an era. With our recent departure from the partners at CrossFit, we take this […]

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PA Radio – Episode 230: Dr. Andy Galpin & Phil White

  The Future of COaching At the intersection of technology and fitness is Unplugged, a book authored by Dr. Andy Galpin and Phil White. In this […]

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PA Radio – Episode 229: Sean Waxman

The Olympic lifting Athlete So you’ve been training the olympic lifts for a while but your progress has stalled? Sound familiar? Enter Jedi Sean Waxman of […]

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PA Radio – Episode 228: Adam Greenberg

Big Risk, Bigger Reward Adam Greenberg’s [@AdamGreenberg10] passion for baseball was just the beginning. After working his way towards the big leagues, an unlikely pitch brought […]

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PA Radio – Episode 227: Matt Vincent

Creed Tattoos and world Peace He may look like a teddy bear, but Matt Vincent is a…straight grizzly…competitor. This creator of ihviii [@ihviiimattvincent] is best known […]

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PA Radio – Episode 226: The Crew

Skill Transfer is Sexy We talk a lot about the lifecycle of an athlete as it refers to their training age and competency. Today, you’ll learn […]

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PA Radio – Episode 225: Ben Bergeron

THE GREAT STRENGTH DEBATE Not all athletes are created equal, particularly when it comes to the sport of fitness. This week, we dive into a conversation […]

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PA Radio – Episode 224: Bert Sorin

Get a Grip Bert Sorin has amassed more stories about strength and conditioning than anyone else you know. He has also cooked more potatoes, which in […]

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PA Radio – Episode 223: The Crew

Two Eyebrows are Better Than One Attention actual athletes, people who call themselves athletes, mathletes, and sufferers of athletes foot…another episode of Power Athlete Radio feature […]

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PA Radio – Episode 222: Deuce Gym

The Highest Form of Leadership This week we are joined by Logan Gelbrich and Danny Lesslie of Deuce Gym in sunny Venice, Italy.  I’m sorry that’s […]

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PA Radio – Episode 221: Adam Nelson

Parenting Vs Coaching Maybe you remember being a kid and being cut from team or perhaps your own kid is struggling with the same reality now. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 220: Jim Kielbaso

How Do I reach These keeeeeds? We are stoked to have Jim Kielbasa back on the show to talk training kids through his years of experience […]

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PA Radio – Episode 219: The Crew

Every Group Has a “Beard Guy” This week The Crew answers tons of your questions from IG. Inquiries range from hamstring and quad injuries, to constructing […]

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PA Radio – Episode 218: Jeff Gonzales

Open Mind, Empty Cup Everyone needs a Jeff Gonzales in their life. A proficient firearms instructor with his venture, Trident Concepts, Jeff draws from his military […]

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PA Radio – Episode 217: Brent Phillips

training with purpose This week we exchange some good old fashioned shit talking with SOFLETE [@sofletehq] founder, Brent Phillips. As it turns out, they do more […]

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PA Radio – Episode 216: The Crew

 Bitch, Be Humble This week The Crew answers your questions about front delt activation, eating with abandon when you’re full, best trunk exercises, and what to […]

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PA Radio – Episode 215: Rudy Reyes

 Fighting Tyranny. If Chuck Norris were better looking and more lethal, he’d just barely touch the awesome that is this week’s guest. It’s impossible to summarize […]

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PA Radio – Episode 214: Derek Woodske

 Small town, big talent. This week we feature our conversation with Derek Woodske [@DerekWoodske], NCAA All American and National Champ in track and field. Although Derek […]

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PA Radio – Episode 213: Dr Bryan Mann

 Velocity Based Training. Training for “POWER” has become an increasingly sexy adage to strength and conditioning as of late. But, as some of you may know, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 212: Derek Hansen

 Run fast, Be Fast. Derek Hansen has a an extensive background in making athletes faster. A pupil of the infamous sprinting coach, Charlie Francis, Hansen has […]

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PA Radio – Episode 211: Loren Landow

  Sexy Doesn’t Mean Strong Loren Landow joins us this week on the show. Yes, it’s true that he has coached over 70 NFL All-Pro’s and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 210: Brett Bartholomew

  A Culture of Craftsmen Brett Bartholomew joins us this week to talk about the art of coaching. If his decade of experience working with collegiate, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 209: The Crew

A long time ago. You think you know The Power Athlete HQ Crew? Think you’ve heard all the stories? Think again. This week a very special […]

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PA Radio – Episode 208: Dr Fred Hatfield

  In Memoriam of Dr. Squat. Earlier this week, we lost legend, Dr. Fred Hatfield [@DrSquat1]. Better known to some as “Dr. Squat”, Hatfield served as […]

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PA Radio – Episode 207: Cheri Mah

 Sleep More, Win More Sleep. It’s a beautiful thing where recovery occurs and dreams are made…literally. We all know how amazing we feel after a good […]

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PA Radio – Episode 206: The Crew

Breaking Ground. This week the Crew satisfies your craving for training talk and classic banter. Your inquiries are addressed and a whole lot of discussion on […]

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PA Radio – Episode 205: Kyle Turley

Giving your body what it needs. When this week’s guest graces us with his presence, no topic is too taboo. Kyle Turley [@Kyle_Turley] can be described […]

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PA Radio – Episode 204: Chris Bell

 Fill your cup. Filmmaker, athlete, wrestling enthusiast, and truth seeker…CHRIS BELL [@bigstrongfast] joins us this week on the Premier Podcast in Strength & Conditioning! If you’re […]

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PA Radio – Episode 203: Robb Wolf

  SLEEP, FOOD, MOVEMENT, & COMMUNITY Robb Wolf [@dasrobbwolf] needs no introduction. For as long as man has been obsessing over macro splits, locally sourced bee […]

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PA Radio – Episode 202: Jocko Willink

 EXTREME OWNERSHIP This week, former SEAL, author, and speaker, Jocko Willink [@jockowillink] joins The Crew to discuss something he all too familiar with. Getting CEO’s and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 201: Fred Willis

 Getting the Word Out These days contact sports, namely football, are on the chopping block for their propensity to cause serious brain injury. Luckily Fred Willis […]

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PA Radio – Episode 200: Robert Alden Welbourn

Robert Alden Welbourn. If you’ve been following this program for any length of time, you know that is has no format and blurs the line between […]

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PA Radio – Episode 199: Jay Dawes

  Training for the truly unknown This week we welcome back Jay Dawes, PhD [@dawesjay]. Jay keeps plenty busy at the University of Colorado under his […]

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PA Radio – Episode 198: Nutrition Crew

Mom. MEATLOAF! You are dedicated to your training. You wake up early or stay late to attack your weaknesses. You prehab, rehab, and mobilize ad nauseam. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 197: The Crew

  Pull Your Head Out Of Your Ass. Let this week’s Power Athlete Radio episode be a lesson to you all. If you find yourself within […]

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PA Radio – Episode 196: Stacey Torman

  Training for Life.  The world needs more coaches like Stacey Torman [@UAB_athletics]. Stacey has built her career around sports performance. Even with the myriad of […]

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PA Radio – Episode 195: Jon Andersen

 Creating the Opportunity. It’s amazing the personalities that are attracted to the world of Strength and Conditioning. There are some people that you know could have […]

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PA Radio – Episode 194: Ron McKeefery

 Nothing is given.  Ron McKeefery [@rmckeefery] part DEUX! If you missed him the first time, tune in this week to hear him drop knowledge from his […]

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PA Radio – Episode 193: Ingrid Marcum

 Smarter Strength Fixing a broken athlete is tough. But, it’s even more tough when they are able to mask their shit mechanics with compensatory talent. Ingrid […]

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PA Radio – Episode 192: Bert Sorin

  Taking the hill This week we catch up with Bert Sorin at his private hunting club in South Carolina. If you’re a fan of Power Athlete […]

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PA Radio – Episode 191: John Welbourn

LEADING FROM THE FRONT. What a year. The move to Texas, the birth of new PA programs like JACKHAMMER and Lean & Able, and of course […]

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PA Radio – Episode 190: Tyler Minton

 Rattlesnake is Meat. Imagine your job was to train, make weight, and then literally fight to win. When you combine weight class sports with the necessity […]

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PA Radio – Episode 189: The Crew

  New year, Get Yoked. No athlete, regardless of talent or ability, is beyond the scrutiny of PAHQ. This week The Crew battles the bullshit and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 188: Dave Spitz

  The Coach’s Hippocratic Oath When you want to be the best, you have to believe in your heart that you’re a bad motherfucker. These sage […]

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PA Radio – Episode 187: Mike Wasilisin

  Taking down the mediocre treatment. This week’s episode is like the most unconventional trip to the chiropractor ever. Dr. Mike Wasilisin of CaliSpine and the […]

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PA Radio – Episode 186: Mark Divine

 Closing the Gap Between Unknown & Known Some people just love the suck. It drives them to endure what most cannot. But the misery and pain […]

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PA Radio – Episode 185: Adam Nelson

   Because you love the sport. To enter the competitive realm of shot put, some of the strongest weightroom benchmarks are required. But once you’ve achieved […]

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PA Radio – Episode 184: Greg Walsh

  A Program Born Out of Necessity. Greg Walsh [@WolfBrigadeGym] is part of a movement for responsible strength and conditioning. With a background in MMA, Greg […]

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PA Radio – Episode 183: Tony Blauer

Fear Controls Every Thing. Defense tactics consist of so much more than reaction time and training. Take a look into the mind of guest, Tony Blauer […]

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PA Radio – Episode 182: Dana Santas

Do Not Meditate While Driving She’s BACK! It’s time for round two with this movement specialist who appreciates the concept of sports specificity. Find out how […]

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PA Radio – Episode 181: The Crew

If You’re going to North Hollywood you dress as a sexy Cowboy. This week, Luke and Tex respond to your inquiries with another Crew inspired installment. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 180: Even-Esh & Steel

 Even-Esh, Steel, & Welbourn To be a fly on the wall with two of the biggest names in the strength and conditioning game…This week Power Athlete […]

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PA Radio – Episode 179: Julien Pineau

A Movement Matrix for All. This week’s episode with Julien Pineau [@StrongFit1] wastes absolutely no time diving into the issues of training and organizing programming to […]

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PA Radio – Episode 178: Jason Whitlock

 Speak for Yourself. This episode could not come at a better time. Guest of our show and host of his own, Speak for Yourself on Fox […]

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PA Radio – Episode 177: Jim Kielbaso

  Let the Kids Play. Have you ever seen someone run and thought “Is this literally your first time?” Do you coach youth who are on […]

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PA Radio – Episode 176: Dana Santas

 Breathing Life Into Performance Where to begin with this week’s guest, Dana Santas is the Mobility Maker [@mobilitymaker]?! As a former corporate world exec, Santas has […]

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PA Radio – Episode 175: Steve Platek

 Mind before Grind. Power Athlete, Former Grid League Athlete/now Coach, Professor of Evolutionary Neuroscience, Steve Platek [@splatek16] now adds TED Talk speaker to his long list […]

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PA Radio – Episode 174: Raph Ruiz

On The Long Road Hold on to your jean shorts because this week we are bringing you a special audio treat. Talk to Me Johnnie – […]

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PA Radio – Episode 173: The Nutrition Crew

 eat like you train. This week we are bringing you another mind blowing Q&A with our Nutrition Crew, Tyler Minton [@theMeleeWay] and Leah Kay [@LeahKay_AllDay]. Recently […]

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PA Radio – Episode 172: Jay Dawes

Confirm or Deny your Principles. Every well rounded strength and conditioning program has two distinct elements. At PAHQ, we refer to those experiences as Science Class […]

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PA Radio – Episode 171: The Crew

 Slow sucks. Speed Kills. This week The Crew returns to answer your questions. Inquiries about training, supplementing, and injury prevention are just a few of the […]

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PA Radio – Episode 170: Denny K

  There is Always Another Challenge The voice of the early episodes of Power Athlete Radio is BACK! Joining us at PAHQ on a “traincation” is […]

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PA Radio – Episode 169: Ed Cosner

   The MRSA of Deadlifting. This week we welcome the man, the myth, the legend, Ed Cosner [@EdCosner]. This former rugby player, Highland Games competitor, and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 168: Matt Reynolds

  Picking Your Battles Everyone wants to be “Reynolds Strong”. It’s the kind of strong that can only come from years of training powerlifting, strongman, and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 167: The Crew

Who wants to Be an Athlete Back by popular demand, The Crew infotains you on the subject matter they know best: Movement, Performance, Movies, Nutrition, Movies, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 166: Raph Ruiz

 Adding value to training The very Coach that helped shaped John’s NFL career through strength and conditioning is back again. Raph Ruiz [@s3raphruiz] checks in with […]

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PA Radio – Episode 165: Tyler Minton

Fighting for common Sense Every episode of Power Athlete Radio seems better than the last and this week’s is no exception. This little gem was recorded […]

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PA Radio – Episode 164: The Crew

  NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE YOU. Another awesome episode with The Crew is coming your way. I am loving these discussions among John, Luke, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 163: Aaron Ausmus

 COACHING WITH A PURPOSE The life of a college or professional strength coach is fraught with highs and lows. In an industry dependent on so many […]

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PA Radio – Episode 162: Jim Kiritsy

 YOUR ASS GETS COACHED If this episode doesn’t want to make you return to your high school or college weightroom and confront your strength coach for […]

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PA Radio – Episode 161: Ron McKeefery

 The coaching never ends. On a mission to be the best coach you can be? You won’t want to miss this week’s episode  with Ron McKeefery […]

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PA Radio – Episode 160: Tex McQuilkin

The toes forward controversy. This week on Power Athlete Radio, John and Tex tackle the buzz surrounding the ongoing toes forward controversy. Does this mean you […]

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PA Radio – Episode 159: The Crew

  bumpin’ Grindstone This week Tex [@mcquilkin] and Luke [@lukecalifornia] answer your questions direct from IG. You’ll find yourself entertained by the rapid fire responses to […]

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PA Radio – Episode 158: Jeff Nichols

 Every problem has a solution. Jeff Nichols [@vahighperformance] is far more than coach and co-founder of Virgina High Performance. He’s taken his experience both as an […]

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PA Radio – Episode 157: Jon Andersen

  Swimming in Deep Water Jon Andersen’s [the_jon_andersen_ifbb_pro] life reads like an adventure novel. This three-sport athlete has traveled the world competing in various facets of […]

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PA Radio – Episode 156: Bert Sorin

  solving beefs in the gym. This week we talk with a man behind the man of Sorinex. The second generation of the world renowned strength […]

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PA Radio – Episode 155: The Nutrition Episode

  Baby got back. It’s basically summer time and unless you’ve been wodding shirtless all year long like a boss, you’ve been “focusing mostly on strength”. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 154: The Crew

 bending the bullet that is cffb This episode marks the first of several that poll the listening audience for questions. Power Athlete Nation hit us up […]

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PA Radio – Episode 153: Megan Anderson

fight like a megan. Long gone are the stereotypes about fighting like a girl, especially when your name is Megan Anderson [@MeganA_MMA]. The 6’0 tall female […]

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PA Radio – Episode 152: Peter Ballerstedt

 STARTING A MAJOR BEEF. Dr. Peter Ballerstedt is a forage agronomist. Working in ruminate agriculture (that means predominantly meat and milk), Peter has research and resources […]

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PA Radio – Episode 151: Christopher McDougall

  we are animals. period. We are bringing you an amazing episode this week. John, Luke and Tex speak with author of the widely popular book […]

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PA Radio – Episode 150: Austin Johnson

Having an edge on the competition. This week we are joined by New Orleans Saints fullback, Austin Johnson. Get to know this football Pro and what […]

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PA Radio – Episode 149: The Crew

 Clear and make ready. This week we are getting the band back together to catch each other and the listening audience up on each of our […]

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PA Radio – Episode 148: James Krause

  The casual fan has absolutely no idea. Meet James Krause. Professional MMA fighter, father, businessman, family man, and humble stud.  His humility makes him a […]

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PA Radio – Episode 147: Mike Boyle

  GETTING STRONG IS NOT COMPLICATED. Mike Boyle is in everything.  From professional sports like hockey, football, baseball, track and field, and basketball, Coach Boyle has […]

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PA Radio – Episode 146: Train Heroic

 The Business of Coaching This week our buddies and partners from Train Heroic stop by the Power Athlete Headquarters and discuss the business of making athletes. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 145: Dr. Tom Incledon

 No pain, no pain. This week we bring back our dear friend and colleague, Dr Tom Incledon of Human Performance Specialists.  As is the style of […]

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PA Radio – Episode 144: Quint Zambon

  It’s not about the money. Quint Zambon joins us this week to talk about his experience training and competing in strongman.  If you’re like me, when […]

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PA Radio – Episode 143: The Crew

 Getting kicked in the balls.  Broing out hard.  This week, the fellas take a reflective look back at their most and least favorite moments of life […]

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PA Radio – Episode 142: Jim Abrahams

 You can’t defer your medical destiny. This week’s episode continues to educate the masses on the ketogenic phenomenon.  Jim Abrahams is not only a notorious filmmaker […]

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PA Radio – Episode 141: Zach Even-Esh

Conflict crafts character. We are so pleased to welcome back Coach Zach Even-Esh of the Underground Strength Gym.  If this is your first time tuning into […]

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PA Radio – Episode 140: The Crew

  If Something is Fucked, unfuck it. This week we are bringing you one of my favorite episodes to date.  The Power Athlete Crew chats candidly […]

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PA Radio – Episode 139: Dr. David Perlmutter

  Get your mind right: food for thought This week’s episode is quite literally, mind blowing.  As per usual, Power Athlete brings you the latest research […]

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PA Radio – Episode 138: Dr Kirk Parsley

Sleep like a baby. Perform like a boss. Well, ladies and gentlemen, despite last week’s accusation from our British temp, Chauncey, I did not lose my […]

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PA Radio – Episode 137: Tyler Minton

  The Mindset of a Winner. This week we speak with MMA fighter and friend of PAHQ, Tyler Minton.  We talk all about training, cutting weight, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 136: PA Symposium 2015

  The secret is there is no secret. When it comes to setting goals in the world of strength and conditioning, anyone who trains will tell […]

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PA Radio – Episode 135: Brad Snyder

  The Definition of Adversity. Brad Snyder joins us on this week’s holiday episode of Power Athlete Radio.  If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this […]

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PA Radio – Episode 134: Symposium with Robb Wolf

Put your money where your mouth is. The legendary Robb Wolf graces the stage of the 2015 Power Athlete Symposium in Costa Mesa California.  A listen […]

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PA Radio – Rebroadcast – Episode 101: Zach Even-Esh

 Rebroadcast: Don’t Call it a comeback. This week’s guest starts his day well before the sun comes up to make a 100+ mile drive to coach […]

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PA Radio – Episode 133: Dr. Warren Willey

  Good Food. Good timing. Great Results. This week we give you a very meaty conversation with Dr. Warren Willey.  Based out of Idaho, Dr. Willey […]

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PA Radio – Episode 132: Raph Ruiz

More than a coach. This week we host long time friend and fellow strength and conditioning coach, Raphael Ruiz.  A brief review of his resume includes […]

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PA Radio – Episode 131: Chris Kelly

  The making of A Well oiled machine. This week we host Chris Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive.  When Chris isn’t busy training as a professional […]

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PA Radio – Episode 130: Tom Furman

Stop overthinking your training. This week we host Tom Furman.  Tom has quite the training history and has made a name for himself coaching and publishing […]

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PA Radio – Episode 129: Dr. Ken Ford

Get To know a Ketone. This week we welcome doctor, researcher, and CEO of the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Dr. Ken Ford.  His interests […]

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PA Radio – Episode 128: Tait Fletcher

  It’s All about Attitude. This week we give Tait Fletcher a warm Power Athlete welcome at our headquarters in Southern California.  Get to know our […]

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PA Radio – Episode 127: Greg Everett

  The Old School Mentality. This week we welcome athlete, author, and Catalyst Athletics coach, Greg Everett.  This well known figure in the world of strength […]

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PA Radio – Episode 126: Andy Stumpf

Taking fundraising to new heights. Andy Stumpf is our guest this week.  He is a seventeen year Navy veteran who spent much of that time as a […]

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PA Radio – Episode 125: Travis Mash

  Making his athletes’ goals a reality. This week we bring you a conversation with former football player and competitive lifter, turned coach, Travis Mash.  Over […]

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PA Radio – Episode 124: Mike Osuna

  From football to film to fitness. Hey everyone!  Thanks for tuning into Power Athlete Radio.  This week we talk with the CrossFit Renaissance man, Mike […]

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PA Radio – Episode 123: Matt Vincent

  Training, traveling, and tearing shit up. This week John, Luke, and Tex talk with 2014 Highland Games champ and self proclaimed Drifta Lifta, Matt Vincent. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 122: Rob Miller

 Author of the Map of Athletic Performance. This week we host Rob Miller.  He’s a competitive climber, Starting Strength Coach, and author of The Map of […]

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PA Radio – Episode 121: Dr. Dan Reardon

  Discover your genetic potential. This week we welcome Dr. Dan Reardon of the burgeoning genetic testing company, Fitness Genes.  As is tradition at Power Athlete, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 120: Matt Wichlinski

  Driven to Succeed. This week we are so pumped to share our chat with Matt Wichlinski.  He is the head strength and conditioning coach at […]

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PA Radio – Episode 119: Glenn Pendlay

Weightlifting is a test of work ethic. This week we are pleased to bring you our conversation with Glenn Pendlay.  This long time coach has worked […]

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Sprinting: Five Fixes

In the last Sprinting installment, we discussed the differences between Volume and Intensity Sprints and how to safely and effectively incorporate them into your training.  But, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 118: Baker Leavitt

  Better know a Baker. This week we have special guest, Baker Leavitt. It’s merely impossible to be into CrossFit and not have heard of Baker. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 117: John & The Crew

 Poor form is like terrorism. If you see something, say something. It’s always been my contention that poor form is like terrorism, if you see something, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 116: Steph Gaudreau

HEALTHY, HAPPY, & HARDER TO KILL. This week we are stoked to welcome Steph Gaudreau to the show. She is the creative culinary mind behind Stupid […]

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PA Radio – REBROADCAST: FREDDY & CHYNA

The commissioner of fun: A Rebroadcast This week we are rebroadcasting a very special episode of Power Athlete Radio.  If you didn’t get the chance to […]

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PA Radio – Episode 115: Mike & Beau Burgener

  The Burgener legacy of coaching excellence. This week we welcome the dynamic father and son duo of Olympic Weightlifting, Coaches Mike and Beau Burgener. When […]

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PA Radio – Episode 114: Lauren Polivka & Zach Anderson

  movement that looks good usually is good.  This week we are excited to chat with Lauren Polivka and Zach Anderson.  These two hail from Atlanta, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 113: Sean Rigsby

  Witness the making of an olympic athlete. This week’s episode features Sean Rigsby.  Sean is a member of Team MDUSA out of Charlotte, South Carolina. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 112: Charles Mayfield

Eat like you give a shit. This week we are pleased to welcome Charles Mayfield.  Charles is co-author of several Paleo cookbooks and the brains behind […]

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PA Radio – Episode 111: Allison Brager

Brains, beauty, and brawn. Today’s athlete has arrived. Today we feature our conversation with the strong and exceedingly smart, Allison Brager.  This Neuroscientist and CrossFit Games […]

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PA Radio – Episode 110: Travis Pollen

  We are all adaptive athletes. We are proud to bring you episode 110 with our special guest, Travis Pollen.  Travis is an athlete, coach, and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 109: DJ Muscleboy

  People love to hate the strong and successful. The highly anticipated interview with the self proclaimed “World’s Most Muscular DJ” is here.  Our fascination with […]

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Training Adaptive Athletes: Part 2

In Part 1 of Training Adaptive Athletes, we became more familiar with a cross section of athletes who face unique challenges.  Travis Pollen is an adaptive […]

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Training Adaptive Athletes: Part 1

As coaches, we often find our creativity and skill set challenged by the limitations and strengths of our athletes. These scenarios force us to grow and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 108: The Crew

  TODAY’S SPECTATOR IS TOMORROW’S COMPETITOR. This week the crew is reunited.  After taking a week hiatus from the show, the band is back together to […]

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PA Radio – Episode 107: Rob MacDonald

  Living up to the name. This week we are thrilled to host former MMA champ and current Training Director of popular training resource, Gym Jones, […]

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Training Maturity

Absolutely everything goes through a maturation phase of some kind.  Businesses, social constructs, single celled organisms, and complex creatures such as humans, all undergo this process. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 106: Jim Laird

There is nothing traditional about Jim Laird. This week we welcome the owner of GYM Laird Strength and Conditioning and once roommate of Jim Wendler.  The […]

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Leaning On Jacked Street

  The launch of Jacked Street is upon us and I think it’s only appropriate to share my thoughts of the nearly six month programming experiment. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 105: Rob Orlando

LIFT SOMETHING INCONVENIENT. Today is a great day.  Our two special guests are Rob Orlando of Hybrid Athletics and Logan Gelbrich of Deuce Gym and Original […]

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PA Radio – Episode 104: Dr. Tim Hewett

  Forget what you know about ACL injuries. This week, Power Athlete Radio is bringing you one the best and most informative episodes to date.  The […]

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PA Radio – Episode 103: Jim Steel

JIM STEEL WAS BORN TO COACH. No one knows Strength and Conditioning at the college level more than Jim Steel.  This episode, the University of Pennsylvania Director […]

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PA Radio – Episode 102: Dr. Stuart McGill

meet the sherlock holmes of human movement.  What does it take to be a “spinal Jedi”?  This episode’s guest has been called this among many other […]

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Episode 101: Zach Even-Esh

  ZACH EVEN-ESH PERSONIFIES INTENSITY. This week’s guest starts his day well before the sun comes up to make a 100+ mile drive to coach the […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 100

100 Episodes of awesome. Happy 100th episode, Power Athlete Nation!  There is so much to celebrate on the podcast today.  Our centennial episode coincides with John’s […]

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Better Benchmarks

We preach a lot about abandoning superficial numerical goals however, the idea of training for a specific number or benchmark is not entirely bad.  In fact, […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Dave Tate: Part 2

“Opportunities are all around us.” Power Athlete Radio is back with Part 2 of our interview with Elite FTS founder and CEO, Dave Tate. This second […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 99 Dave Tate: Part 1

“When adversity comes, you need to embrace it.” We have an amazing two-parter coming at you from Power Athlete HQ.  The reason for this extended episode […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 98 Christy Phillips Adkins

“What are you going to do? Go home and watch Oprah every afternoon? That’s just not you.” This week we chat with CrossFit Games competitor, Christy […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 97 Brent Brookbush

“Most injuries do not occur in the sagital plane.” This week we welcome Brent Brookbush of the Brookbush Institute of Human Movement Sciences.  We kick off […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 96 Dan John

“My job is to wave the smoke out of the way and find the fire.” If you don’t have enough reasons to love Dan John, that […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 95

 “Just sleep right through the apocalypse.” This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Kirk Parsley.  A native Texan, Dr. Parsley began his fascination […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 94 Robb Wolf

“The Power Athlete Forum is the only forum I spend any time on.” One of our favorite guests, Robb Wolf, is back.  This week, he entertains […]

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Drop-In Disaster: Making Lemonade

I recently had one of the worst training experiences of my life.  I know what you’re going to say; “Whoa there, drama queen. Take it easy.” […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 93 Jim Wendler

“i can’t relate to people who wouldn’t die for what they do.” This week are joined by coach, lifter, musician, and legend, Jim Wendler.  Jim was […]

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Waxing Nostalgic: Katie Sandwina

In a time and culture where we cannot log on to Facebook without seeing a play by play of someone’s workout, PR, or eating habits, we […]

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ROYGBV: Colorful Gainzz Explained

We’ve all been told to eat a diet that is full of variety.  You hear this all the time from doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, your mom, your […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 92 Jim Bathurst

the best skill is a beast skill. This week we have Jim Bathurst of  Beast Skills. Jim brings a rare insight to the world of strength […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 91 Vince Lodato

better training. better game time decisions. better athletes. This week we have clinical sports psychologist, Vince Lodato. Vince heads the Cooper Speed and Strength Lab out […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 90 Mark Watts

one-point-twenty-one-gigga watts! One of our favorites is back.  Mark Watts joins us for the second time to talk about a myriad of coaching topics like the […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 89

Happy new year, power athlete nation! This week, we’re getting the band back together after a long holiday hiatus.  After some discussion of ice luges, pocket-sandwiches, […]

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Power Athlete Radio – ReBroadcast with Mark Rippetoe

You don’t need a hot tub time machine to go back and relive some of the best moments of 2014.  This week we bring you one […]

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Power Athlete Radio – EPISODE 87 Power Athlete Symposium: Part 2

Merry Christmas, ya’ filthy animals.  This week’s episode is full of surprises as we give you Part 2 to the live broadcast at PAHQ.  If you’re […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 86 Power Athlete Symposium: Part 1

Happy Holidays, Power Athlete Nation! This weeks episode was the kick off to a very long and fun weekend here at PAHQ.  Recently we hosted a […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 85 Antony Lo, The Physio Detective

Antony the “Physio Detective” Lo joins us for this weeks episode of PA Radio.  The group discusses new ways to assess movement, limiting factors, and how […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 84 CalTex

Power Athlete’s two east coasters reconnect for this intimate pre-Thanksgiving episode with Denny K.  Things get interesting when the group reviews a couple of recent PAHQ […]

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7 Unconventional Changes To Improve Training

“Nothing endures but change.”-Heraclitus (540 BCE – 480 BCE) Ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, was onto something big.  Although the quote has been translated in a number […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 83 PAHQ Crew

This week we chit chat about #22JackedStreet, bone density, and a couple of recently released articles on PAHQ.  Why is Tex mad at the speed ladder […]

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Eat, Drink, & Don’t Be Weird: Leaning on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re always simultaneously leaning and bulking. Except for now. Currently I’m testing some new training […]

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Power Athlete Radio Episode – 82 Dr. Stephen Miller

Professor Stephen Miller joins us all the way from Nemea, Greece.  For all of you history buffs, this will definitely quench your nerd thirst.  This truly […]

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Failure to Specialize

Not long ago I was on an international flight sitting next to an Australian woman who began to tell me about her 12 year old daughter.  […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 81 Angie Sorensen

Angie Sorensen is a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Loyola University and serious wealth of knowledge.  Not only does she train the track and field teams, […]

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Shitty Coaching Trifecta

As many of you may know, several of the coaches at Power Athlete HQ also double as CrossFit Football Seminar Staff.  I am one of those […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 80 The Best of PA Radio

Having acquired so many great stories over the course of the Power Athlete Radio history, we decided it was time to put together a short trip […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 79 Mat Lalonde

Have you ever wondered why Mat Lalonde will not return your emails? As one of Harvard University’s leading chemists and researcher in his own right, we […]

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More Than Meat for Recovery

Pop quiz, hot shot. You have to prepare a meal. What do you do? I’d be willing to bet your first response was “something-something-beef”. Burgers, meatloaf, […]

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When the Going Gets Tough

I was introduced to the concept of Toughness Training when I was studying music, specifically performance, in college.  One of my professors was a huge sports […]

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John’s Conversation with Barbell Shrugged

Take a listen to John’s recent conversation with the guys from Barbell Shrugged.  No stone goes unturned as they discuss CrossFit, life in the NFL, kids, […]

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Strength 101: Reverse Engineering with Prilepin’s Chart

One of the great aspects to working in the strength and conditioning industry is the endless discussion comparing one training system to another. The reason these […]

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Snack: The Meal Misnomer

Weakness is a disease and food is the cure. When meat heads aren’t talking about shaking weights, they are indeed discussing meat…and  nutrition in general.  It’s […]

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A Different Perspective on Coaching Women

You’ve seen them around.  They drive cars, dance, and even show their faces in public (conditional upon religion). That’s right, I’m talking about women. This demographic […]

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Are You Strong Enough for CrossFit?

Every once in a while we are fortunate enough to have the insight of gurus of varying strength and conditioning backgrounds.  Tim Henriques is no exception.  […]

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Standards Worth Having

Standards. We all have them; whether you’re determining clean clothes from dirty, a productive workday from a wasteful one, or scoping out a potential stud/studette. In […]

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Training and Thinking Outside the Box

Be honest. Don’t you sometimes miss those old school days where you would roll up to Average Joe’s Gym, say hi the other regulars, put the […]

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Make Like a Phone and Go Mobile

We’ve all been there.  Someone walks into your gym, you put them through a basic assessment looking for biomechanical feedback that can potentially tell you something […]

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Accessory Work That Works

One question we inevitably hear seminar after seminar is “What about accessory work?”.  My response is as predictable as the question itself:  What about it?  Since […]

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Fashion Vs Function

The ever popular game of inappropriateness, “Cards Against Humanity”, recently raised their prices on Black Friday. Why? A couple of reasons.  One, it’s fucking hilarious and […]

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Music Matters

In case you didn’t know, music matters.  It’s science.  And when it comes to choosing music at Power Athlete HQ, our rule is simple- the strongest […]

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Get a Grip: Part 2

In Part 1, I picked the brain of Jedd Johnson, Diesel Crew founder, grip master, competitor and all around badass…

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Get a Grip: Part 1

We all know a firm grip is awesome.  I remember being picked up for a date in high school and my charismatic and overly confident gentleman […]

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Strongman for a Strongerlady

Aside from the mental fortitude you gain from grueling movements so intensely awkward and humbling…

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Power Pulls for Performance

Go to any online forum and note the numerous argument threads and bitchfests surrounding the power clean debate…

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This Cue Could Kill

Now that I have your attention, let’s get down to business. In a recent PAHQ podcast, we rapped about the risks and potential consequences associated with […]

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The DBag Rule

If you’ve been to a CFFB seminar you may have heard us refer to one of our golden rules as “The D Bag Rule”…

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PATS Monrovia Recap

The 2013 Power Athlete Team Series came to an epic close this weekend in Monrovia, Ca at the amazing Team CrossFit Academy facility.  Teams from all […]

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PATS Recap: NorCal

Another Power Athlete Team Series down and they just keep getting better. Nobody loves owner and official Commissioner of Fun, Freddy Camacho, as much as the […]

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LYNNWOOD TEAM SERIES RECAP

Saturday was a great day for Team I/C Red from Morgan Junction CrossFit in Seatttle, Washington.  Tim Preston, Lincoln Smith, Marissa Luchau, and Joey Sanchez took […]

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Power Athlete Team Series – ATL Recap

Congratulations to the winners of the Atlanta Power Athlete Team Series competition, Team 2Pood. The team boasted heavy hitters Nate Schrader, Kelsey Nagel, Derrick Robinson, and […]

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Power Athlete Team Series – Baltimore Recap

This past weekend marked the beginning of the Power Athlete Team Series and Baltimore, Maryland did not disappoint. Among numerous feats of strength, the team to […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 2

Steve Platek, Denny Krerowicz, John Welbourn and Luke Summers rap about a slew of topical subjects from our submission form and the CFFB.com comments: PEDS & PATS […]

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