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PA Radio – Episode 268: Peter Sage

There Are No Straight Lines in Nature What do you get when strength and conditioning collides with the power of productive psychology? Another Premier Podcast in […]

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What the Science Says: Hydration

According to the CDC, 7,233 people have died from heat-related deaths over the past 11 years (658 per year on average), with 5,201 of those  being […]

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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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Power Athlete Nation Book Club: The Creative Curve

Johann with one of my favorite quotes I often drop as a follow up to, “Not with that attitude”, when an athlete or coach comes to […]

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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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Tendinopathy: Isotonics Rehab

Have you ever been to rehab for a patellar or Achilles tendinopathy injury before and felt like a hamster on the proverbial wheel? You show up, […]

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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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GPP: The Foundation of Athlete Development

If you’re a field or court sport athlete, you’re entering the greatest time of the year…summer training! As spring sports finish up their seasons, fall sports […]

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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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Medball Training 101

Field Strong utilizes many different tools with purposes well beyond their seemingly “light” or “easy” appearances. One of the most beneficial pieces of equipment discussed in […]

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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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Tendinitis: Where Do I Begin?

It’s Monday morning. You wake up, pound your coffee and head to the gym. Heavy squats are on the menu today, but as you start warming […]

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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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Power Coach: Mindset

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 […]

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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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What the Science Says: Sleep

“Sleep is for the weak!”…probably one of the more common phrases in today’s society, right along with “I’ll rest when I’m dead!” I’m sure we’ve all […]

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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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Power Coach: Learning

My coaching career began like many athletes trading in the cleats for the khakis. First and foremost, I wanted to stay connected to the game and […]

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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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Tendinopathy: Dose Dependent Destruction

When we are sick, we see a physician who prescribes us medicine. When we need to dial in our diet, we see a nutritionist who prescribes […]

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On that Grind: One Hustler’s Journey through Grindstone

A Base Level of Strength. This is what you earn for pushing heavy iron four days a week for 20 to 30 weeks. But once that […]

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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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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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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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Power Athlete Nation Book Club: Outsmart Your Instincts

“Your feelings will lie to you…” A common phrase in the Power Athlete coaching community. Often referring to movement faults an athlete believes to be correct […]

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Five Knowledge Bombs Dropped at BirthFit

“Let’s get in a circle and put our arms around each other.”  This is not how most weekend seminars start. In fact, this was not how […]

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What The Science Says: Beta-Alanine Supplementation

In the locker room things start to…tingle. First your lips…then your entire face. One minute, you’re looking like Tyrone Biggums and the next you feel like […]

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Pain: Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Words Will?…” The next time you get under a heavy barbell, give yourself the following cues: Don’t round […]

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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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Pain: Why Won’t it Go Away?

As we learned in Power Athlete Episode – 251 with Adriaan Louw, working with athletes in pain is a tricky business, but one that has fast […]

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Intermittent Fasting and the Power Athlete

It seems to be all the rage now, with online health coaches and internet fitness models claiming intermittent fasting can accomplish everything from getting you 6 […]

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What the Science Says: Guidelines for Youth Resistance Training

So now we finally come full circle. We’ve covered how strength training is necessary for kids to develop to their fullest potential and remain healthy. We’ve […]

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What the Science Says: Effects of Youth Resistance Training

Picking up where we left off in Youth Resistance Training, this article will peel the next layer of the onion back. We’ve established that kids should […]

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What the Science Says: Youth Resistance Training

“Don’t you know it’s unsafe for kids to lift weights? It will stunt their growth. If they don’t use protective equipment they’ll hurt themselves. It’s just not […]

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Power Athlete Nation Book Club: Quirky

Firstly, thank you so much for everything, all of you have created. Y’all are awesome. I appreciate when books are mentioned on the show, these make […]

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Pain: This Shit is Complicated

Did you know that the US healthcare system spends approximately two billion dollars a year on the management of pain due to sport-related injuries alone? Beyond […]

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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.
Power Athlete Radio – Episode 248

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What The Science Says: Creatine

Have you heard that creatine supplementation can cause kidney failure? What about how it’s as dangerous for kids to take as steroids? Or, has the meathead […]

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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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PA Radio – Episode 246: Jose Sanchez

USMC Veteran, Jose Luis Sanchez, talks turning war tragedy into a love for helping others.
Power Athlete Radio – Episode 246

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Lab to Leg Day: How to be a Scientific Strength and Conditioning Coach

Recent research suggests that 6-weeks of whole body vibration training improves vertical jump training (Rubio-Arias et al., 2017). Additionally, drinking an ice slushy will help athletes […]

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Unlocking Stress: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

“Just listen to your body…” We hear this shit all the time. As coaches, we try to educate our athletes on how to manage stress and training. […]

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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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Birth Control and Athletic Performance

In this country, 62% of women are using some form of contraceptive. Of those, almost 50% are using a type of hormonal method such as the […]

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A Coach’s Field Guide to Hormones

Hormones and their behaviors are, arguably, the most important players when it comes to training adaptations and increasing performance, keeping a healthy sex-life with your partner, […]

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Unlocking Stress: The Double Edge Sword

We’ve all been there: the alarm clock goes off, you start to roll out of bed but your body feels like it has been hit by […]

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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!
Power Athlete Radio – Episode 241

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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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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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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!

Power Athlete Radio – Episode 238

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PA Radio – Episode 237: Brett Bartholomew

Brett Bartholomew brings some pretty amazing insight to the show today, citing sociological studies and history as the foundation for his coaching approach.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Power Coach: Education

Strength and conditioning education is on the verge of a revolution. Sorry, the unpaid internships, long hours, and unexpected trial-by-fire situations are staying. Instead, the change […]

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Don’t Be a Chicken- Meal Plan Tips Part One

Following a Meal Plan doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless. Your life doesn’t have to be filled with endless meals of boiled chicken breast and […]

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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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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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5 Knowledge Bombs Dropped at the Plae Speed Mastermind Clinic

Any opportunity to learn and gain experience, I’m in. Whether this is through research, attacking a new training program, or through conversation on Power Athlete Radio, […]

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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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Functional Medicine Bloodwork- My Top Picks

So you’ve finally decided to get your shit together. You have it all figured out! You have ditched the junk food.  You are getting your 8 […]

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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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Reflections of a Nutrition Coach

Years of fighting and working with other combat sport athletes has taught me a lot about nutrition. Mostly, what I thought I knew, I didn’t know, […]

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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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Offal Good Meatloaf

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 […]

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Top Reasons to Eat Organ Meat

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 […]

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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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Chicken Liver Pate

Organ meat.  You know it’s good for you.  You know you should eat it on a regular basis but if you’re like most people you’re wondering […]

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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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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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Power Coach: Potential

No better quote describes the 4th Quarter of Super Bowl LI AND final play that decided the 2017 NCAA Football National Champion. Aspiring athletes everywhere should […]

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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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Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

I recently was presented with a question on whether or not our Leaning Protocol could or should be utilized to help a 13-year-old son of a […]

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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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Training Takeaways from Super Bowl LI

“The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.” – Vince Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl LI saw a comeback worthy […]

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Nitrogen Balance: Be Positive

You should be eating a high protein diet. Remember, when we say “protein” we are talking about foods that had a face, mother our soul. If […]

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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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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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New Year’s Resolution Redo: How To Achieve It

You’ve given up on your New Year’s resolution. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, the University of Scranton found that only 8% of people actually […]

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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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Power Coach: Concentration

With the NFL playoffs fast approaching, I notice a consistency among top performers. I don’t mean the Patriots or the Texans (playoff-bound in 4 of the […]

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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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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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Don’t Be Weird: A Christmas Eating Guide

Ah, the holidays! What’s not to love? Food, gifts, Aunt Bethany, ugly sweaters, and food. Seriously there’s nothing I like better than going from house to […]

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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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Animal Protein vs. Plant Protein

All proteins are not created equally. The concept that all proteins are of comparable nutritional value is flawed and should be rejected by anyone interested in […]

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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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Keto Slow Roasted Pork Shoulders

Pork shoulder, also known as pork butt is full of flavor and while pulled pork with barbecue sauce is a staple in the warmer months come fall […]

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The Importance of Sleep for Performance

Go to bed! It’s seriously that easy if you’re looking to improve your performance and body composition. The problem is, while this is an easy implementation […]

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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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ROYGBIV- Taste the Rainbow and Reap the Rewards

By now, most of us are familiar with the Paleo diet or some  version of a diet comprised of whole foods. Good chance you have read […]

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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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Bulking Revisted

John,  I am starting on Jacked Street and want to hit the Power Athlete Bulk Protocol. I remember you did a write up on TTMJ about […]

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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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5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Trying hard and not losing weight? It’s estimated that 45 million Americans go on diets each year. With nearly two-thirds of Americans still overweight or obese, […]

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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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Keto Country Fried Steak & Gravy

The weather in Florida is just barely starting to cool yet fall is upon us and this stick to your ribs hearty fare announces the start of […]

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The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

All right Diet Diva’s, time to drop some knowledge bombs and crush your little hearts. You think you’re doing yourself a favor trading in your Pepsi […]

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Principles of Training: Science VS Practice

Power Athlete Radio has been on a tear, formally earning the once self-proclaimed crown of the Premiere Podcast in Strength & Conditioning. As we near 200 episodes, our […]

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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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Aerobic System For Football

Every muscle contraction in the body is the result of a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). When the ATP is combined with water it splits apart […]

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White Rice or Brown Rice: Which is Better for You?

I eat white rice. That’s right. I am not ashamed! I have all of my athletes eating it too. Why white rice instead of brown rice? […]

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What It Takes

I get asked this question more than you can imagine by parents of young athletes. They seem to think there is a universal mindset that all […]

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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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Should I Use The Olympic Lifts With My Athletes?

The benefits of Olympic weighting and its transfer to sport are well documented. Any time an athlete can perform a movement that allows them to move […]

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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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Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

Since I first started posting about Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) a few years ago, I have received numerous request for information on how to best apply […]

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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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7 Reasons the Paleo Diet Fails

The Paleo Diet didn’t work! In fact, you’re just as soft if not softer than when you started and you have no energy. You were doing […]

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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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How to Build Team Camaraderie

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, […]

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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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Keto Bird n’ Garden

Simplicity reigns supreme and when it comes to Keto fare I’ve found that to be especially true.  I love utilizing the entire bird and while you may not […]

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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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Coffee: It’s not for everyone.

Good news! Coffee is not only good for you but can lead to empowered performance, for some…  Are you one of them? For some individuals coffee can […]

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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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Keto Recipe: Ribs & Slaw

The Keto diet takes a special kind of individual to follow it and is not for the faint at heart. Many have found excellent results following […]

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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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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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2016 Superhero Smackdown – Toretto Takes Down Hobbs

Ladies and gentleman, the final results are in. Dominic Toretto walks away from the 2016 Superhero Smackdown as Power Athlete’s Fittest Superhero! For some, it was no surprise how this last […]

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Attacking Limiting Factors: The 2016 CrossFit Games

The 2016 CrossFit Games wrapped up this past weekend, and in my opinion, this was the most enthralling Games to date. Not because the freedom to […]

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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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2016 Superhero Smackdown – Round 3 Results

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO! The results of Round 3 of the 2016 Superhero Smackdown leave us with only two competitors going into the final round. One of these […]

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2016 Superhero Smackdown – Round 2 Results

ELECTRIFYING. It’s the one and only word I have for Power Athlete Nation that can describe Round 2 of the 2016 Superhero Smackdown! The 8 competitors that advanced […]

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2016 Superhero Smackdown – Round 1 Results

The 2016 Superhero Smackdown is under way! I’m your Smackdown analyst, Luke Summers, and I’m here to give you a rundown of the absolute SAVAGERY that […]

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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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3 Traits of a Good Training Partner

I’ve kept my requirements to a simple three. I feel these three parameters encompass the many avenues that create a successful training environment. These can be […]

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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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Isocaloric Summer Stew

Every July I generally find some lingering chunks of meat in the back of my freezer as I make room for my August delivery.  Lo and behold […]

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2016 Superhero Smackdown

Ladies and gentleman I’m excited to present to you the 2016 Superhero Smackdown. Inspired by the CrossFit Games, this relentless test of superhero stamina will put […]

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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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Making Time for Healthy Eating

When it comes to performance or body composition goals, “no time” is no excuse for falling short. Making nutrition a priority is paramount for progress. As […]

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Isocaloric Pork n’ Cheesy Mac

You lift heavy, track your macros and make sure you get eight hours of quality sleep each night to maximize your efforts and turn them into […]

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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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Women and Bulking

To most women, Bulk is a 4-letter word and conjures images of spray-tanned bodybuilders with bulging muscles in too tiny, bedazzled bikinis. But what if I […]

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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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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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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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6 Murph Day Tips to Empower Your Performance

All across the United States gym goers will spend their Memorial Day completing a workout many would call insane. The CrossFit “Hero WOD” known as “Murph” […]

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Speed Training

As the Power Athlete Speed Program became an Instagram sensation, I found myself trolling the overused and often misapplied hashtag #speed. After sifting through countless badass […]

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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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Isocaloric Bayou Stew

You don’t have to live in the Bayou to enjoy this delightful and filling seafood stew.  I found all the ingredients at my local seafood market. […]

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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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Speed Program Training Integration

Power Athlete’s Speed Program has been flying off TrainHeroic’s virtual shelves and we’ve received a number of emails asking for the most optimal way to attack the […]

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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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Isocaloric Oven Baked Brisket

As I begin my yearly spring leaning I realize I need to dial my macros back into the 33’s that worked so well for me last […]

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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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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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Say It Ain’t Soy!

Nothing fires me up more than leading the charge against the massive amounts of bullshit in the nutritional world. Luckily, Power Athlete has been in the […]

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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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Power Athlete’s Speed Program

Speed is the most coveted performance trait and for good reason. If you are fast enough you can overcome limitations in size, strength, and power limitations. Speed […]

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Hi John, Currently I am in college and this August begin a new job. For the first time ever, I will also have to budget my […]

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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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Superman Jacked: Henry Cavill’s Superman Workout

As the credits of Batman vs. Superman started rolling, I immediately took to the Google (once I picked my jaw up off the ground, that is). […]

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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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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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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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Isocaloric Sweet n’ Sour Pork

One of the biggest challenges I have found when tailoring my favorite recipes to meet my desired macros is I usually don’t get as many carbs and […]

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Why Percentages Don’t Work

Just kidding, they do, but if you’re basing you or your clients’ training off percentages of a 1 Repetition Max (RM) you may be wasting everybody’s […]

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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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MMA Strength & Conditioning: You’re Doing it Wrong!

Mixed martial arts (MMA)  magazines, forums and blogs are filled with images of sexy new strength and conditioning techniques designed specifically for the needs of a […]

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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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Eating Disorders: Performance’s Quiet Killer

When we begin CrossFit, or similar high energy output training, we notice results fast. Somewhere down the line however, our lightning fast results taper off and […]

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Fuck Thigh Gaps

For the last few years at Power Athlete, we have taken up the cause to battle bullshit at every turn. Many of you might not be […]

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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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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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2016 CrossFit Open Warm ups

Power Athlete Nation, it is that time of year again! THE OPEN IS UPON US Last year @mcquilkin’s CrossFit Open Warm Ups garnered 1,000’s of hits […]

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Isocaloric Smoky Grits Casserole

In continuing with our isocaloric recipe series, I wanted to solve a common problem any busy person has. Breakfast. It can be one of the most challenging […]

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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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Coach Needs a Coach: Dynamic Functional Mobility

“…the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.” Where do you go if you face […]

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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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What Are Macros?

What are MACROS and why the hell is everyone trying to track them down? “Macros” have been the buzzword of recent years thanks to If It […]

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Steal my Heart Meatloaf

Forget the Godiva chocolates and roses nothing says I love you more than this bacon wrapped heart shaped meatloaf.  Treat the one you love, lust or […]

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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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4 Magic Movements to Fix Your Squat

There is a wrong way to squat. And you’re probably doing it wrong. Determining right vs. wrong requires context. If your goal is to squat as […]

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Isocaloric Beefed Up Spanish Rice

Nutritional Information per serving: Serves 10 Calories:  414, Protein 33 g, Fat 15 g, Carbs 33 g (33/33/33%’s) Fellow Power Athlete’s it’s Paula Lean back on the […]

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You Need to Try This CAT Shit!

Spoiler alert!  We are not advocating the performance benefits of consuming cat poo. For those I have misled, I’m sorry, but I promise you, this info […]

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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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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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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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Power Coach: Fear

Competition sees a multitude of emotions; contempt for an opponent, empathy towards teammates, and of course, the exhilaration of victory, but no emotion affects performance more […]

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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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Tracking Macros: Stop Hacking Your Diet, Start Tracking It

You have NO IDEA how much you’re leaving on the table by not tracking your diet, do you? When I tell my athletes, clients, or God […]

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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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Power Coach: Self-Esteem

You are NOT some corner cutting, “rah rah”, pom pom holding hype-man. You are a POWER COACH. A coach that knows maximizing their athletes’ peak performance is […]

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Grindstone

A few years ago I was approached by the CEO of a Fortune 500 company to design a program that he could follow based on Power […]

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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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Why Your New Years Resolution Will Fail

I’ve been know to rant about the “resi”, a.k.a. “resolutionist”. These are the people that flood your gym and drive the seasonality of the fitness industry. […]

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The MMA Diet: Fuel the Fight

Put down the fitness magazine and pay attention to what I am about to tell you about the MMA Diet because it could save you a […]

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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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Power Coach: Conversations

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 […]

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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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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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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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Battle Bullshit: Skill and Speed Resistance Training

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 […]

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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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Kate’s Chicken Parm

INGREDIENTS: 2 white onion (diced) 3 clove garlic (crushed) Organic crushed tomatoes with basil 3 tsp dried oregano 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley 3 tbsp ghee […]

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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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“On the Go” Meatballs

“On the Go” Meatballs  Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds ground pork 1 ½ pounds ground beef (grass-fed) 1/2 cup almond flour 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried basil […]

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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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Gluten-Free Power Athlete Pizza

Gluten-Free Power Athlete Pizza Pizza Crust Ingredients: 1 cup water 1/2 cup grass-fed butter (or sub coconut oil) 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp minced garlic […]

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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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Jalapeño Ribeye Tacos

INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs rib eye steak (grass-fed) 12 ounces pasture butter 3 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 cup smoked bacon, diced 1 Spanish onion, sliced 2 jalapeño, […]

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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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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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Argentinean Skirt Steak

Argentinean Skirt Steak Chimichurri: 2 cups Virgin Olive Oil Juice of 2 lemons 2 cups parsley (finely chopped) 8 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) 1 white […]

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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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Coaching Around Aesthetics in Sports

“I don’t look in the mirror and think “slim”; I look in the mirror and I’m like, “Whoa, beast!” It’s just crazy how much the body […]

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4 Telltale Traits of Mediocrity

I despise mediocrity. I’m never pleased at a job well done. I don’t endlessly bask in my accomplishments. There’s always more to do. Almost to the […]

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Eggs & Sweet Potato Hash

Eggs & Sweet Potato Hash INGREDIENTS: 1 large shredded (unbaked) sweet potato 6 whole eggs 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion […]

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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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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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Roasted Marrow Bones

We started making marrow bones about 5 years ago after one of my favorite restaurants took it off their menu. The bone selection is key to […]

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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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VIDEO: Getting Un-Jammed in South Korea

Any hard charging athlete or anyone dedicated to their training who travels for a living knows the struggle. The struggle of fitting into economy seating. Picture […]

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Mustard Steak & White Rice

Mustard Steak & White Rice INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 4 tps yellow mustard 3 pounds top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips 2 cup cooked […]

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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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Uncle Dave’s Short Rib Tacos

Today’s recipe is inspired by old salty himself, Uncle Dave. He loves his short ribs and his slow cooker, so I thought I would share this […]

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Redefining Weakness Training: Programming

Redefining Weakness Training: Approach laid the groundwork.  Changing ‘weakness’ to focused practice and development all begins with the term Skill Practice: dedicated, targeted training that drives prudent […]

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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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