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GenPop Training: Principle of Reversibility

If you’ve been in the iron game for a long time, and/or have a history of playing sports, there’s a good chance that you’ve taken some […]

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Dedicate to Filling Your Holes

Coaching is more than just a job – it’s a vocation. As such, you must be willing to make sacrifices with your time, your training, your […]

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Speed 101: Leg Action

In Speed 101: Arm Swing I addressed the importance of the arm action in sprinting and how we can use isolated drills as a magnifying glass […]

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The Sacrifices It Takes To Be A Great Coach

The life of a coach is not for the faint of heart. While the barrier to entry is relatively low, the hurdles and obstacles to sustain […]

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GenPop Training: Principle of Individuality

Power Athlete is built on principles, not philosophies, to drive our training and programming. If you’re like me and work with the GenPop, applying the same […]

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A Coach Learning from Coaches

“Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.” Sun Tzu, Art of War Almost two years ago, I took a blind leap of […]

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Weightlifter Training Holes

Elite weightlifters are some of the most dynamic and impressive sagittal strength athletes in the world. They display impressive speed, power, mobility, and stability with a […]

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Weightlifting Competition Coaching for the Novice Coach

You’re an S&C coach – you primarily serve as support staff to the sport coach, where your ultimate goal is to physically prepare your athletes for […]

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Gen Pop Training: Overload Principle

At Power Athlete there are a few things we are openly passionate about: the Fast and Furious documentaries, Flat Earth, and the idea of being wedded […]

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Coach Like a Pro, Not Like a “System Guy”

In the world of performance it’s common practice for a coach to label themselves as a system guy: “I’m a conjugate guy”, “I’m an weightlifting guy”, […]

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Drive Adaptation, Enhance Performance

Our role as strength coaches is to best prepare our athletes for the physical demands imposed on them through their sport.  In order to do that, […]

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7 Coaching Tools to Master the Power Clean: Part III

The sport of Weightlifting in the United States is steadily growing has more and more athletes that are exposed to bumper plates and barbells in their high school athletic programs. While […]

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7 Coaching Tools to Master the Power Clean: Part II

The Power Clean is a complex skill that can be broken down into different phases and movements, all focused on putting an athlete in a position […]

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7 Coaching Tools to Master the Power Clean: Part I

Understanding the WHY behind sets, reps, or a movement does not prepare you to coach, especially when it comes to a complex skill like the Power […]

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5 Takeaways from the 2018 Power Athlete Symposium

This weekend we wrapped up the 2018 Power Athlete Symposium, the premier symposium in strength and conditioning-ing-ing. While there were an almost infinite number of knowledge […]

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The Real Purpose of the Power Clean

A key principle of our Bedrock program is that of  the minimum effective dose, or the minimum amount of work required to drive the maximum amount […]

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Empowering Your Black Friday: Knowledge and Gear

Yes, it’s that time of year again: getting up early, standing in lines in the early morning cold for “doorbuster deals”, and having to Be the […]

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Coaching Conversations: The Multi-Cultural Coach

There are an incredible number of cultures spread across this disk we call Earth. If we use language as a dividing line to separate one culture […]

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Teaching the Power Clean on Bedrock

Let’s kickoff a series of articles to empower coaches incorporating the Power Clean for their non-weightlifter athletes. As a coach working with various athletes from gen-pop, […]

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The Aerobic Power Athlete

BE THE HAMMER! When you read that, chances are you imagine an athlete lowering their shoulder and trucking over someone on the field, driving them into […]

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Coaching Conversations: Relationship Advice for the Mercenary Coach

During our last chalk talk, we discussed what it meant to be a Mercenary Coach, the part-time/assistant coach. We covered how you can make yourself an […]

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Coaching Conversations: Life As a Mercenary Coach

We spend a lot of time here at @powerathletehq dropping knowledge bombs, repeating jokes, and dropping knowledge bombs with repeated jokes, to help prepare coaches across […]

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Battle The Bullshit: Gen Pop Onboarding

Is the first experience of the new members to your gym’s culture a box ticking coach blindly following some onboarding program to push a square peg […]

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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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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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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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