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PA Radio – Episode 311: Ron McKeefery

Adapt, Overcome We just can’t get enough Ron McKeefery [@RMcKeefery]. His enthusiasm for coaching is fueled by his sense of obligation to change lives. If you’re […]

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PA Radio – Episode: 307: Rachel Larson

Mind Over Muscle Did you know that the types of cues you use with your athletes can have a SIGNIFICANT effect on how they perform? Of […]

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Reflections of a Johnnie Football Space Monkey: Part 2

If you’re not on a journey and are just sitting stagnant, you better take a hard look in the mirror. There needs to be some sort […]

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PA Radio – Episode 300: The Crew

  Fuel The Fire Berrp berrp berrp berrrrrrrrrp! Mark your Galactic Calendars because this week we bring you the 300th Episode of Power Athlete Radio. Looking […]

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PA Radio – Episode 299: Logan Gelbrich

  Swing for the Fences The stoic philosopher Seneca said “Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those who you are capable of […]

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PA Radio – Episode 295: Tracy Zimmer

A Strong Foundation This week’s guest has never shied away from a challenge. Competing in powerlifting, bodybuilding, and collegiate lacrosse was the foundation for her drive […]

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PA Radio – Episode 288: Dr John Wagle

A Real Cluster-Fuck Accentuated eccentric loading, velocity based training, and clusters….oohh baby. This week’s episode with Dr. John Wagle [@drjohnpwagle] will satisfy your need for speed. Hear […]

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Empowering Your Black Friday: Equipment

Black Friday is basically here, which means businesses are throwing savings in your face. Thousands will be making their way to stand in line to get […]

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PA Radio – Episode 284: Ryan Horn

Salt or Sugar “When are coaches going to stop trying to impress each other and start trying to improve one another.” Coach Ryan Horn [@RyanHorn45] is […]

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PA Radio – Episode 280: The Crew

Exceptional Excitability When your Crew includes sometimes special guest, John Welbourn, you podcast harder than most. What does that mean? Absolutely nothing. What Power Athlete Radio […]

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Stretching is Overrated: Quick Hits

Remember when the ole’ ball coach had your team doing ten-count static stretches before each competition? It was a bold strategy, we’re still waiting to see […]

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PA Radio – Episode 274: Cal Dietz

Strong Feet, Strong Butt This week we welcome back our S&C man-crush, Cal Dietz [@CalDietz] to talk all things athletics. His insights on testing training and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 273: Phil Wagner

The Power of Technology Less injuries means better performance. Using technology has greatly improved our knowledge of individual biomechanics. Now we can take that information to […]

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Medball Training 102

In my last article, I reminded everyone why ball is life and dove into the world of medicine balls, discussing the (1) purpose of incorporating them, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 271: Mike Robertson

Shhh, Your Coach Knows What You Need The evolution of a young athlete is a complicated one. Taking a recreational youth player to a more regimented […]

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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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 – 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 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 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 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 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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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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VIDEO: A Day with the Bamboo Bar

John leads from the front when it comes to training bench press at the Power Athlete HQ gym. Many in the functional fitness crowd have been […]

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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 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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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 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 – 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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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 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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Attacking Limiting Factors: Trunk Rotation

One concept of sports that is taken for granted is the amount of trunk rotation and movement that is a piece of nearly every position of […]

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How Strong is The Rock? Train like Hercules!

I’m a huge Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fan.  Those who have spent any extended periods of time with me should know that since it’s what makes […]

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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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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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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 52 w/ Mark Rippetoe

Power Athlete Nation, it’s time to kick the tires and light the firing, of your muscle fibers. We have the Grandaddy of the Barbell Mark Rippetoe […]

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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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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 41

The team goes a littler longer than average for this iteration of Power Athlete Radio.  You are going to hear a bit more about the build […]

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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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John Welbourn on the Underground Strength Coach STRONGcast

John Welbourn chats with long time Power Athlete friend Zach Even-Esh of Underground Strength. They get into all sorts of great dialogue on CrossFit Football, the […]

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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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Coach’s Round Table – Implementing CFFB In a Class Setting

Luke and Cali test run a new type of interaction with Power Athlete Nation – The Coach’s Round Table. Power Athlete coaches Carl Case and Chad […]

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CrossFit Football vs. Power Athlete

Here you are diving into another one of our blog posts at PowerAthleteHQ.com. What we have come to realize is, a lot of our followers landed […]

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5 Fallacies of High School Football Off-Season Strength and Conditioning- PART 1

Part 1-Part 2-Part 3 As December rolls in, so does the end of high school football season. Some teams continue with playoff runs, hoping to make […]

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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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POWER ATHLETE RADIO – EPISODE 33

It’s been a few days since our last episode, so John, Cali, Steve, Denny and Luke catch up today. Listen to John’s thoughts on developing 9 […]

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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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STRENGTH IN EXECUTION

About six months ago, John wrote a post about the success of a program hinging on its application. In it, he brings up the importance of following […]

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STATE OF MIND

I recently visited the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports in Austin, Texas. The Stark Center is unique because it’s a museum that is dedicated […]

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JOHN WELBOURN ON COACH XO PODCAST

John talks about CrossFit, CrossFit Football, and his career on the Coach XO Podcast. Check it out! http://coachxo.com/john-welbourn-crossfit-football/

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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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ABell’s 390 C&J and 286 PS

Long time Power Athlete ABell shares a bit about his recent weightlifting meet, and the videos he posted on CFFB.  Check out his lifts above, pretty […]

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Power Athlete Team Series Update

We have 4 GoPro Hero3 cameras, our Emotional Game site is being designed as we speak, we are finalizing our Breeze Scoring system, and all of […]

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