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Tag Archives: Nutrition

Nerding Out on the Power Athlete Leaning Protocol

Like many coaches and trainers that have come before me, I haven’t always been as attentive to my own training and nutrition as I should’ve been. […]

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Eating for Two with Abandon – Part 3

We’ve all heard the saying “failing to plan is planning to fail”. With nutrition, it’s no different. Knowing this, my wife and I had everything all […]

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Intentional Eating – The Key to Mastering Nutrition

Born from a blog written by Power Athlete CEO John Welbourn, the Power Athlete Diet is arguably the simplest diet to follow in today’s training space. […]

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PA Radio – Episode 316: Bobby Gill

Regenerative Agriculture  Animals. They’re sometimes cute, frequently delicious, and as it turns out, imperative to sustaining an ecosystem. So why are the majority of farming practices […]

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Eating for Two with Abandon – Part 2

This isn’t your mother’s pregnancy. Things have changed drastically in terms of what we know to be healthy for mom and baby during pregnancy; what they […]

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Eating for Two with Abandon – Part 1

As I write this, my wife is crushing her 40th week of pregnancy. The is our first pregnancy so that means one thing: everyone has advice […]

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Mindfulness in the Kitchen

One of the first topics I cover with a nutrition client in our initial consultation really doesn’t have anything to do with nutrition; not directly, at […]

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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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Power Athlete Nutrition 101: Calorie Balance and The S.A.I.D. Principle

Take in more calories than you expend, and you’ll gain weight. Take in fewer calories than you expend, and you’ll lose weight. If you think otherwise, […]

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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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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Accountability in the Kitchen

I originally set out to write this article as guide to meal prepping.That shit is unoriginal, it’ is not going to help anyone. it’s the superficial […]

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Equip Your Kitchen For Success

Hot take alert: If your nutrition isn’t under control, you’re wasting your time with everything else. High-level training, performance enhancing equipment, and all the supplements in […]

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PA Radio: Episode 298 – Richard Bradford

  Cooking is a gift Attention all Valentine’s lovers! Being able whip up the perfect dinner is attractive, no doubt about it. But it in the […]

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PA Radio – Episode 294: Robb Wolf

The Wolf and the Kraken Robb Wolf has a way of explaining things so that the layman can understand complex ideas. Maybe that’s why his humble […]

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PA Radio – Episode 290: The Crew

Santa Trains Speed Too That’s right. This week Luke and Tex talk deliberate training through many of the programs we utilize to develop bad motherfuckers. Your […]

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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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PA Radio – Episode 286: Stan Efferding

Stimulate, Don’t Annihilate Nothing could me more apropos than having nutrition master, Stan Efferding [@StanEfferding] on the show on Thanksgiving week. While you’ve been shoveling food […]

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Empowering Your Black Friday: The Kitchen

By now we all know that it doesn’t matter how great your training plan is if your nutrition is garbage. But knowing what to eat isn’t […]

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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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PA Radio – Episode 278: David Fults

Fuel The Machine David Fults AKA Chef Flutters [@Flutters77] serves our healthy appetite for knowledge and MEAT. This week, our main man at Stay Classy Meats […]

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What The Science Says: Beta-Alanine Supplementation

In the locker room things start to…tingle. First your lips…then your entire face. One minute, you’re looking like Tyrone Biggums and the next you feel like […]

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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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What The Science Says: Creatine

Have you heard that creatine supplementation can cause kidney failure? What about how it’s as dangerous for kids to take as steroids? Or, has the meathead […]

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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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A Coach’s Field Guide to Hormones

Hormones and their behaviors are, arguably, the most important players when it comes to training adaptations and increasing performance, keeping a healthy sex-life with your partner, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 236: Dr. Kristy Anderson

No Quick Fix In exactly one week, the 2017 Power Athlete Symposium kicks off in Austin, Tx and if you’re a regular listener of this show, […]

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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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Don’t Be a Chicken- Meal Plan Tips Part One

Following a Meal Plan doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless. Your life doesn’t have to be filled with endless meals of boiled chicken breast and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 203: Robb Wolf

  SLEEP, FOOD, MOVEMENT, & COMMUNITY Robb Wolf [@dasrobbwolf] needs no introduction. For as long as man has been obsessing over macro splits, locally sourced bee […]

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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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Reflections of a Nutrition Coach

Years of fighting and working with other combat sport athletes has taught me a lot about nutrition. Mostly, what I thought I knew, I didn’t know, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 198: Nutrition Crew

Mom. MEATLOAF! You are dedicated to your training. You wake up early or stay late to attack your weaknesses. You prehab, rehab, and mobilize ad nauseam. […]

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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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Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

I recently was presented with a question on whether or not our Leaning Protocol could or should be utilized to help a 13-year-old son of a […]

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Nitrogen Balance: Be Positive

You should be eating a high protein diet. Remember, when we say “protein” we are talking about foods that had a face, mother our soul. If […]

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New Year’s Resolution Redo: How To Achieve It

You’ve given up on your New Year’s resolution. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, the University of Scranton found that only 8% of people actually […]

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PA Radio – Episode 190: Tyler Minton

 Rattlesnake is Meat. Imagine your job was to train, make weight, and then literally fight to win. When you combine weight class sports with the necessity […]

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PA Radio – Episode 189: The Crew

  New year, Get Yoked. No athlete, regardless of talent or ability, is beyond the scrutiny of PAHQ. This week The Crew battles the bullshit and […]

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Don’t Be Weird: A Christmas Eating Guide

Ah, the holidays! What’s not to love? Food, gifts, Aunt Bethany, ugly sweaters, and food. Seriously there’s nothing I like better than going from house to […]

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Animal Protein vs. Plant Protein

All proteins are not created equally. The concept that all proteins are of comparable nutritional value is flawed and should be rejected by anyone interested in […]

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The Importance of Sleep for Performance

Go to bed! It’s seriously that easy if you’re looking to improve your performance and body composition. The problem is, while this is an easy implementation […]

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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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Bulking Revisted

John,  I am starting on Jacked Street and want to hit the Power Athlete Bulk Protocol. I remember you did a write up on TTMJ about […]

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5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Trying hard and not losing weight? It’s estimated that 45 million Americans go on diets each year. With nearly two-thirds of Americans still overweight or obese, […]

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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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White Rice or Brown Rice: Which is Better for You?

I eat white rice. That’s right. I am not ashamed! I have all of my athletes eating it too. Why white rice instead of brown rice? […]

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7 Reasons the Paleo Diet Fails

The Paleo Diet didn’t work! In fact, you’re just as soft if not softer than when you started and you have no energy. You were doing […]

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PA Radio – Episode 173: The Nutrition Crew

 eat like you train. This week we are bringing you another mind blowing Q&A with our Nutrition Crew, Tyler Minton [@theMeleeWay] and Leah Kay [@LeahKay_AllDay]. Recently […]

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PA Radio – Episode 171: The Crew

 Slow sucks. Speed Kills. This week The Crew returns to answer your questions. Inquiries about training, supplementing, and injury prevention are just a few of the […]

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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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PA Radio – Episode 167: The Crew

Who wants to Be an Athlete Back by popular demand, The Crew infotains you on the subject matter they know best: Movement, Performance, Movies, Nutrition, Movies, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 165: Tyler Minton

Fighting for common Sense Every episode of Power Athlete Radio seems better than the last and this week’s is no exception. This little gem was recorded […]

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Making Time for Healthy Eating

When it comes to performance or body composition goals, “no time” is no excuse for falling short. Making nutrition a priority is paramount for progress. As […]

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PA Radio – Episode 159: The Crew

  bumpin’ Grindstone This week Tex [@mcquilkin] and Luke [@lukecalifornia] answer your questions direct from IG. You’ll find yourself entertained by the rapid fire responses to […]

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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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PA Radio – Episode 155: The Nutrition Episode

  Baby got back. It’s basically summer time and unless you’ve been wodding shirtless all year long like a boss, you’ve been “focusing mostly on strength”. […]

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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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Isocaloric Oven Baked Brisket

As I begin my yearly spring leaning I realize I need to dial my macros back into the 33’s that worked so well for me last […]

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PA Radio – Episode 152: Peter Ballerstedt

 STARTING A MAJOR BEEF. Dr. Peter Ballerstedt is a forage agronomist. Working in ruminate agriculture (that means predominantly meat and milk), Peter has research and resources […]

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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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Eating Disorders: Performance’s Quiet Killer

When we begin CrossFit, or similar high energy output training, we notice results fast. Somewhere down the line however, our lightning fast results taper off and […]

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Isocaloric Smoky Grits Casserole

In continuing with our isocaloric recipe series, I wanted to solve a common problem any busy person has. Breakfast. It can be one of the most challenging […]

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What Are Macros?

What are MACROS and why the hell is everyone trying to track them down? “Macros” have been the buzzword of recent years thanks to If It […]

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PA Radio – Episode 139: Dr. David Perlmutter

  Get your mind right: food for thought This week’s episode is quite literally, mind blowing.  As per usual, Power Athlete brings you the latest research […]

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PA Radio – Episode 138: Dr Kirk Parsley

Sleep like a baby. Perform like a boss. Well, ladies and gentlemen, despite last week’s accusation from our British temp, Chauncey, I did not lose my […]

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Tracking Macros: Stop Hacking Your Diet, Start Tracking It

You have NO IDEA how much you’re leaving on the table by not tracking your diet, do you? When I tell my athletes, clients, or God […]

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PA Radio – Episode 137: Tyler Minton

  The Mindset of a Winner. This week we speak with MMA fighter and friend of PAHQ, Tyler Minton.  We talk all about training, cutting weight, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 136: PA Symposium 2015

  The secret is there is no secret. When it comes to setting goals in the world of strength and conditioning, anyone who trains will tell […]

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PA Radio – Episode 134: Symposium with Robb Wolf

Put your money where your mouth is. The legendary Robb Wolf graces the stage of the 2015 Power Athlete Symposium in Costa Mesa California.  A listen […]

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PA Radio – Episode 133: Dr. Warren Willey

  Good Food. Good timing. Great Results. This week we give you a very meaty conversation with Dr. Warren Willey.  Based out of Idaho, Dr. Willey […]

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PA Radio – Episode 131: Chris Kelly

  The making of A Well oiled machine. This week we host Chris Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive.  When Chris isn’t busy training as a professional […]

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PA Radio – Episode 129: Dr. Ken Ford

Get To know a Ketone. This week we welcome doctor, researcher, and CEO of the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Dr. Ken Ford.  His interests […]

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PA Radio – Episode 116: Steph Gaudreau

HEALTHY, HAPPY, & HARDER TO KILL. This week we are stoked to welcome Steph Gaudreau to the show. She is the creative culinary mind behind Stupid […]

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PA Radio – Episode 112: Charles Mayfield

Eat like you give a shit. This week we are pleased to welcome Charles Mayfield.  Charles is co-author of several Paleo cookbooks and the brains behind […]

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Leaning On Jacked Street

  The launch of Jacked Street is upon us and I think it’s only appropriate to share my thoughts of the nearly six month programming experiment. […]

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The Magic of Mojo, Part 1

There’s just something about picking a fruit off a tree or vegetables from a garden and bringing them to my table that thrills me. It takes […]

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Corned Beef & Cabbage

I’m only 1/4 Irish but eating corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick’s day along with watching The Quiet Man (boy am I dating myself) is […]

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ROYGBV: Colorful Gainzz Explained

We’ve all been told to eat a diet that is full of variety.  You hear this all the time from doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, your mom, your […]

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Eat, Drink, & Don’t Be Weird: Leaning on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re always simultaneously leaning and bulking. Except for now. Currently I’m testing some new training […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 78 Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale

Hey everyone, lets eat some FAT! Episode 78 is sure to blow your mind. We have the Di Vinci of nutrition Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale stop […]

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More Than Meat for Recovery

Pop quiz, hot shot. You have to prepare a meal. What do you do? I’d be willing to bet your first response was “something-something-beef”. Burgers, meatloaf, […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 63 w/ Robb Wolf

Ladies and Gentlemen it must be a Full Moon because we have special guest Robb Wolf joining us this week on Power Athlete Radio. It was […]

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Snack: The Meal Misnomer

Weakness is a disease and food is the cure. When meat heads aren’t talking about shaking weights, they are indeed discussing meat…and  nutrition in general.  It’s […]

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Turn on the Switch

We know the time, investment, and attention to detail it takes when training to build a Power Athlete. It is not an overnight process, and athletes […]

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Bulking Protocol – Part 3

For the third installment of the Bulking Protocol, I am going to outline the “when to eat?” portion of the method. There are many theories and […]

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5 Fallacies of High School Football Off-Season Strength and Conditioning- PART 3

Part 1-Part 2-Part 3 As High School football programs move closer to the beginning of their off-season training programs, we hope you have moved closer to […]

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The Rock’s Meal Plan

I’m a huge fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.  Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE at Power Athlete HQ loves The Rock (especially Cali). You have to […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 3

It’s CrossFit Games season and the Power Athlete Team Series is in full force, Denny, Steve and Luke talk about: CrossFit Open 13.1 Dynamic Movement Prep […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 2

Steve Platek, Denny Krerowicz, John Welbourn and Luke Summers rap about a slew of topical subjects from our submission form and the CFFB.com comments: PEDS & PATS […]

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