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Programming

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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I Want It All: Your Nutrition and Training Goals

“What are your goals?” If you ever pick up nutrition coaching or meal planning from Power Athlete, this will be the first thing you hear when […]

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Unf*ck Your Breathing: The Mechanics

“In my class today, we were discussing avoiding the Valsalva maneuver when lifting and cueing clients to breathe out on the hard parts of the lift […]

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The Female Athlete Triad

With the recent fitness revolution came a major realization: women are pretty badass. The gym scene had been littered with beefed up bros since cavemen started […]

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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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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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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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SPP: The Secret Sauce

Heavy footballs, “banded” sprints, basketball with ankle weights. While all this could easily be mistaken as sport specific training, in reality this is simply simulation of […]

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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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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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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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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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