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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 721 – Secrets of a Successful Gym Business

By John / September 15, 2023 /

Get ready to dive deep into the world of fitness entrepreneurship. I’m here with gym business consultant, Joe Riggio, to expose the brutal truth about the blunders that gym owners stumble upon. Whether you’re a wannabe fitness mogul or you’re already running a gym and desperate for a wake-up call, brace yourself, because we’re about…

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Ep 714 – End of an Era

By John / July 28, 2023 /

We say a fond farewell to our Director of Training, Christopher McQuilkin. Christopher, AKA Tex, McQuilkin has been with me on Power Athlete’s journey for the past decade. In this week’s episode we reminisce, as I say a fond farewell and wish him luck as he moves onto pastures new and embraces the next chapter…

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Ep 708 – Wanting It More Than Your Athletes

By John / June 16, 2023 /

Discover what is takes to bring awareness and perspective to an athlete’s journey. The Crew is joined by Dr Matt Zanis to move some dirt around the proverbial camp fire and talk through a mountain every coach has climbed, wanting a goal more than their athlete or client. Learn what is takes to turn an…

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Ep 702 – Achieving Unreasonable Success w/ Judson Kauffman

By John / May 5, 2023 /

Be more than a high performer. Judson Kauffman is a creator, adventurer, and innovator. He started his career as a Navy SEAL and later transitioned into business, co-founding three successful companies with a combined value of over $300 million. Kauffman joins John and Tex in-studio to share how he disrupted multiple industries and earned a…

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Ep 695 – Lesson From Antiquity w/ John Welbourn

By John / March 17, 2023 /

Empowering coaches to Be The Hammer. A special episode as we pull Power Athlete founder & CEO, John Welbourn’s presentation from the 2022 Power Athlete Coach Collective entitled, Lessons From Antiquity. John leans on his experience as a classically trained rhetorician and decades going to battle with the bullshit in the world of sports performance…

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