Author Archives: Carl Case

About Carl Case

Carl Case has been an athlete his whole life, playing both football and rugby in high school. After high school, he directed his focus to rugby where he went on to become a collegiate Midwest All Star. Carl continues to play rugby on a mens team near South Bend, and was part of a National Runner Up team. He found CrossFit and then Crossfit Football as a way to fuel his rugby performance. He has been following the CrossFit Football program since it’s launch in 2009 and attended his first CrossFit Football seminar in August of 2009. After an introduction to CrossFit in 2007, Carl became a certified coach in 2009 and co-owner of CrossFit South Bend in 2011. In addition to coaching CrossFit and CrossFit Football classes at the gym, Carl has been coaching high school rugby since 2009. He uses the CrossFit Football and Power Athlete concepts to help his young athletes identify their goals and provides pointed instruction to help achieve those goals.

Fred Hatfield’s Influence on Power Athlete

POWER. Read that again. POWER. Jump up out of your chair and ball your hands into fists. POWER. Feel every inch of your body coursing with […]

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Clash of the Titans: Dual Program Dilemma

Part of being a good strength and conditioning coach is knowing where an athlete is at in their life cycle, and applying the correct program to […]

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Field Strong Equipment Starter Pack

In March 2014 Power Athlete launched their flagship program, aptly named Field Strong, and being a Power Athlete follower since 2009, I naturally jumped onboard. Field […]

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Getting Started on Field Strong

Field Strong is not a beginner program. Don’t look at that as a knock. If you have not made your way through a linear progression via […]

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

We get asked this age old question all the time: How much rest should we get between sets? If you’re in the camp that goes by […]

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Sharpening Your Coaching Voice: Inflection and Tone

The human voice: it’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a […]

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Sharpening Your Coaching Voice: Word Selection

On your journey to sharpen your coaching voice we started by examining nonverbal communication, and how it sends a specific message and influences physiology. The next […]

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Sharpening Your Coaching Voice: Nonverbal Communication

Much time is invested by strength and conditioning coaches in sharpening their understanding of how to coach movements, program, and the science behind it all; rightfully […]

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Not All Hypertrophy is Created Equal

Hy·per·tro·phy; the enlargement of the cross-sectional size of an organ or tissue from the increase in size of its cells. In Jacked Street terms: creating larger […]

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Getting Started with Bedrock

Bedrock is a performance program designed for beginners without the bullshit. Start an athlete on Bedrock when they walk into your door on day 1. Selecting […]

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Bedrock Reset Guidelines

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 […]

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Empowering Through Failure

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 […]

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The Best Sport Set to Debut in the 2016 Olympics

For the first time since 1924 rugby is returning to the Summer Olympics. Originally, the 15-player version of rugby appeared in the Olympic Games in 1900, […]

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3 Levels of Perfecting Movement

Power Athlete’s definition of athleticism is “The ability to seamlessly and effortlessly combine primal movement patterns through space and time to perform known and novel task.” […]

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How to Start a Summer Sports Camp

This year I have just started my forth year of running a Summer Sports Camp at CrossFit South Bend. As I look back at the challenges, there are couple things that I have […]

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Occlusion Training 102: Applications

  In Part 1, we established the mechanisms of occlusion training and showed that it wasn’t just a gimmick. In Part 2, we are going to […]

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Mission Impossible: Creating Connections with Female High School Athletes

The Problem Over the years I’ve worked with dozens of athletes who’ve walked through my door on their own looking to up their game. I learned […]

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Occlusion Training 101

In case you haven’t been living on Jacked Street recently you have been missing out on the awesomeness that is Occlusion Training. At first glance it […]

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Speed 101: Arm Swing

Speed is king Thought only to be a gift, however if broken down correctly into chunks, speed can be developed. There are two limiting factors for […]

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How to watch the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Greatest Sport on Earth

In case you have been living under a rock for the last three weeks, I am here to let you know you have been missing out […]

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

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 […]

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In-Season Training Templates and Coaching Tips

The summer is over; you spent the entire off-season working hard to create bigger, stronger athletes with more horsepower. Now your athletes are hitting training camps, […]

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