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Overlooked Upshots of Playing NCAA DIII Athletics

By John / April 26, 2020 /

On any given Power Athlete Radio podcast, you’ll hear the phrase “Division III All-star” thrown around. Initially a half-joking term of endearment, it has since evolved as a means of highlighting my athletic “accomplishments” as I sit beside a 10 year NFL veteran, discussing performance with gold-medalists, professional athletes, and world class coaches. Oh, and…

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No Barbell? No Problem! How To Lift Weights from Home

By John / March 31, 2020 /

Hi guys, I have been a fan of Johnnie WOD for along time now…but with gyms closing and me not having my own equipment…I am wondering if you all could recommend a good training program that I can do from home with just a kettlebell and not much else.  Hope you are well and thank…

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Certs, Seminars, and Letters Oh My!

By Adam Campbell, CSCS / August 20, 2019 /

Plato, the original King of the Iron, once said “the measure of a man is what he does with power”. We can modernize the quote by changing “man” to “person”, and the substance remains the same. However, to best fit the world of fitness professionals, we need to modify it even further: “The measure of…

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Coaching Conversations: So You Want to be a Mercenary

By Adam Campbell, CSCS / February 19, 2019 /

We’ve finally come full circle. Living life as a Mercenary coach,the part-time/assistant coach, is never easy. Riding your Harley from gym to gym while your leather coat whips in the wind. You cannot undervalue the importance of making connections and building relationships, especially if you must navigate and operate in different gym cultures. You cannot let…

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The Resi and the People Who Coach Them

By Adam Campbell, CSCS / December 31, 2018 /

It’s that time of year again. The gifts unwrapped, the trees and lights have been put away, and the N*SYNC Christmas album placed back on the shelf. The tidal wave of Christmas might be gone, but that means a new one has appeared on the horizon that coaches and gym-goers are all too familiar with:…

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4 Magic Movements to Fix Your Squat

By John / February 5, 2016 /

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 much weight as possible to win a powerlifting meet, then you squat whatever way allows you to do that. If your goal is to use a squat to improve…

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Building the ‘Moment’ Into Training

By John / February 4, 2015 /

“You just can’t blow opportunities like this. You’ve just got to take advantage of the great things when they come. It’s been a long road to get here. Some ups, some downs, but I never gave up. I kept pushing and kept believing. I always believed that I could play in this league. It’s just…

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Ep 756 – Masterclass in Never Having a Bad Day

By Raven Winters / May 17, 2024 /

Master the art of intentional coaching with Coach Kaz. We’re bringing back a legendary episode, originally released in 2022, where the one and only Coach Kazadi drops wisdom like kettlebells. Kaz Kazadi has never had a bad day in his life – and after this episode, you might not either. Discover the secrets to meeting…

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Ep 741 – Mastering the Game

By John / February 2, 2024 /

Explore the timeless principles of coaching and the cutting-edge strategies that drive success.. On this week’s Power Athlete Radio, I shoot the breeze with Derin McMains, a real powerhouse in the coaching game. We dive deep into coaching philosophies that go beyond just one sport, pulling gems from our own journeys to unravel the mindset…

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Ep 736 – Supplemental Smarts

By John / December 29, 2023 /

Unravel the mysteries of the supplement world. Join me as we unravel the mysteries of the supplement world with the help of Certified Power Athlete Coach, Dr Hunter Waldman. Discover the secrets behind the supplements that fuel our lives and the conspiracy-laden pitfalls to avoid. From the supercharged to the downright suspicious, we navigate the…

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