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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 Holiday Binge: Just Tell Me How To Feast

It’s coming, the most delicious time of the year, winter holiday season. While all the necessary components are there for sound nutrition plan, there is still […]

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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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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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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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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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What the Science Says: Sleep

“Sleep is for the weak!”…probably one of the more common phrases in today’s society, right along with “I’ll rest when I’m dead!” I’m sure we’ve all […]

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Clash of the Titans: Dual Program Dilemma

Part of being a good strength and conditioning coach is knowing where an athlete is at in their life cycle, and applying the correct program to […]

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Pain: Why Won’t it Go Away?

As we learned in Power Athlete Episode – 251 with Adriaan Louw, working with athletes in pain is a tricky business, but one that has fast […]

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Intermittent Fasting and the Power Athlete

It seems to be all the rage now, with online health coaches and internet fitness models claiming intermittent fasting can accomplish everything from getting you 6 […]

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Birth Control and Athletic Performance

In this country, 62% of women are using some form of contraceptive. Of those, almost 50% are using a type of hormonal method such as the […]

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Battle Bullshit: I’ll Rest When I’m Dead

We get asked this age old question all the time: How much rest should we get between sets? If you’re in the camp that goes by […]

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Sharpening Your Coaching Voice: Inflection and Tone

The human voice: it’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a […]

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Sharpening Your Coaching Voice: Word Selection

On your journey to sharpen your coaching voice we started by examining nonverbal communication, and how it sends a specific message and influences physiology. The next […]

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Functional Medicine Bloodwork- My Top Picks

So you’ve finally decided to get your shit together. You have it all figured out! You have ditched the junk food.  You are getting your 8 […]

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Top Reasons to Eat Organ Meat

If you’ve been hanging around the Paleo community long enough, you’ve no doubt had a run in with organ meat. And by run in, I mean […]

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ROYGBIV- Taste the Rainbow and Reap the Rewards

By now, most of us are familiar with the Paleo diet or some  version of a diet comprised of whole foods. Good chance you have read […]

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The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

All right Diet Diva’s, time to drop some knowledge bombs and crush your little hearts. You think you’re doing yourself a favor trading in your Pepsi […]

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Coffee: It’s not for everyone.

Good news! Coffee is not only good for you but can lead to empowered performance, for some…  Are you one of them? For some individuals coffee can […]

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Women and Bulking

To most women, Bulk is a 4-letter word and conjures images of spray-tanned bodybuilders with bulging muscles in too tiny, bedazzled bikinis. But what if I […]

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Say It Ain’t Soy!

Nothing fires me up more than leading the charge against the massive amounts of bullshit in the nutritional world. Luckily, Power Athlete has been in the […]

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4 Magic Movements to Fix Your Squat

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 […]

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You Need to Try This CAT Shit!

Spoiler alert!  We are not advocating the performance benefits of consuming cat poo. For those I have misled, I’m sorry, but I promise you, this info […]

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Coaching Around Aesthetics in Sports

“I don’t look in the mirror and think “slim”; I look in the mirror and I’m like, “Whoa, beast!” It’s just crazy how much the body […]

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Redefining Weakness Training: Programming

Redefining Weakness Training: Approach laid the groundwork.  Changing ‘weakness’ to focused practice and development all begins with the term Skill Practice: dedicated, targeted training that drives prudent […]

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Redefining Weakness Training: Approach

Your athlete’s (and your own) weaknesses are not improving.  Why?  Your use of the word, weakness. This word is not empowering performance, it’s enslaving it.  This isn’t […]

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Attacking Limiting Factors: Squat Initiation

PAHQ understands the power of communication.  Nothing beats the experience of a coach and athlete working off the same page.  However, as with anything involving more than […]

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Athlete Accountability

While accountability is the key to success in any business, this is especially true with athletics.  In Sport Coach Accountability, we introduced the 3 Pillars of […]

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Observations of High School Strength Coach: Year 1

Observation is a powerful tool for a strength and conditioning coach to gain experience at any level or years in the game.  Personally, simple observations have […]

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ACL Injury Prevention: Neuromuscular Reeducation

The first article in this series, Injury Mechanisms, focused on identifying neuromuscular imbalances present in non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, one of the most common non-contact […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 91 Vince Lodato

better training. better game time decisions. better athletes. This week we have clinical sports psychologist, Vince Lodato. Vince heads the Cooper Speed and Strength Lab out […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 89

Happy new year, power athlete nation! This week, we’re getting the band back together after a long holiday hiatus.  After some discussion of ice luges, pocket-sandwiches, […]

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Power Coach: Connection

Coaches are teachers, but in sweatpants instead of pantsuits.  Traditional teaching involves breaking down challenges such as math formulas or developing an individual’s ability to express […]

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Power Athlete Radio – EPISODE 87 Power Athlete Symposium: Part 2

Merry Christmas, ya’ filthy animals.  This week’s episode is full of surprises as we give you Part 2 to the live broadcast at PAHQ.  If you’re […]

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