Tag Archives: training

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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PA Radio – Episode 279: Dr. Greg Ueckert

Bite Down Performance Do you fear the dentist? What if it meant that you could improve your power output, decrease pain, and align your spine for […]

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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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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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What the Science Says: Hydration

According to the CDC, 7,233 people have died from heat-related deaths over the past 11 years (658 per year on average), with 5,201 of those  being […]

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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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On that Grind: One Hustler’s Journey through Grindstone

A Base Level of Strength. This is what you earn for pushing heavy iron four days a week for 20 to 30 weeks. But once that […]

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PA Radio – Episode 257: Chris Frankel

Strap Yourself In What does it take to be the Head of Human Performance at TRX [@TRXTraining]? Know a little something about humans and know a […]

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PA Radio – Episode 256: John Howard

Hug It Out, Bro Relationships are complicated. And I’m not talking about just the romantic kind. Friends, co-workers, and even coach/athlete relationships are seriously complex entities […]

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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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Pain: This Shit is Complicated

Did you know that the US healthcare system spends approximately two billion dollars a year on the management of pain due to sport-related injuries alone? Beyond […]

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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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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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PA Radio – Episode 215: Rudy Reyes

 Fighting Tyranny. If Chuck Norris were better looking and more lethal, he’d just barely touch the awesome that is this week’s guest. It’s impossible to summarize […]

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PA Radio – Episode 210: Brett Bartholomew

  A Culture of Craftsmen Brett Bartholomew joins us this week to talk about the art of coaching. If his decade of experience working with collegiate, […]

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PA Radio – Episode 206: The Crew

Breaking Ground. This week the Crew satisfies your craving for training talk and classic banter. Your inquiries are addressed and a whole lot of discussion on […]

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PA Radio – Episode 202: Jocko Willink

 EXTREME OWNERSHIP This week, former SEAL, author, and speaker, Jocko Willink [@jockowillink] joins The Crew to discuss something he all too familiar with. Getting CEO’s and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 199: Jay Dawes

  Training for the truly unknown This week we welcome back Jay Dawes, PhD [@dawesjay]. Jay keeps plenty busy at the University of Colorado under his […]

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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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Principles of Training: Science VS Practice

Power Athlete Radio has been on a tear, formally earning the once self-proclaimed crown of the Premiere Podcast in Strength & Conditioning. As we near 200 episodes, our […]

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What It Takes

I get asked this question more than you can imagine by parents of young athletes. They seem to think there is a universal mindset that all […]

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PA Radio – Episode 176: Dana Santas

 Breathing Life Into Performance Where to begin with this week’s guest, Dana Santas is the Mobility Maker [@mobilitymaker]?! As a former corporate world exec, Santas has […]

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PA Radio – Episode 172: Jay Dawes

Confirm or Deny your Principles. Every well rounded strength and conditioning program has two distinct elements. At PAHQ, we refer to those experiences as Science Class […]

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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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6 Murph Day Tips to Empower Your Performance

All across the United States gym goers will spend their Memorial Day completing a workout many would call insane. The CrossFit “Hero WOD” known as “Murph” […]

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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 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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PA Radio – Episode 140: The Crew

  If Something is Fucked, unfuck it. This week we are bringing you one of my favorite episodes to date.  The Power Athlete Crew chats candidly […]

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Power Coach: Fear

Competition sees a multitude of emotions; contempt for an opponent, empathy towards teammates, and of course, the exhilaration of victory, but no emotion affects performance more […]

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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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Battle Bullshit: Skill and Speed Resistance Training

We at Power Athlete have declared war on the bullshit in the strength and conditioning world. Lately, I’ve been seeing athletes and training sites showing off […]

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PA Radio – Episode 132: Raph Ruiz

More than a coach. This week we host long time friend and fellow strength and conditioning coach, Raphael Ruiz.  A brief review of his resume includes […]

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PA Radio – Episode 130: Tom Furman

Stop overthinking your training. This week we host Tom Furman.  Tom has quite the training history and has made a name for himself coaching and publishing […]

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PA Radio – Episode 126: Andy Stumpf

Taking fundraising to new heights. Andy Stumpf is our guest this week.  He is a seventeen year Navy veteran who spent much of that time as a […]

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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 122: Rob Miller

 Author of the Map of Athletic Performance. This week we host Rob Miller.  He’s a competitive climber, Starting Strength Coach, and author of The Map of […]

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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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PA Radio – Episode 109: DJ Muscleboy

  People love to hate the strong and successful. The highly anticipated interview with the self proclaimed “World’s Most Muscular DJ” is here.  Our fascination with […]

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Training Adaptive Athletes: Part 1

As coaches, we often find our creativity and skill set challenged by the limitations and strengths of our athletes. These scenarios force us to grow and […]

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PA Radio – Episode 107: Rob MacDonald

  Living up to the name. This week we are thrilled to host former MMA champ and current Training Director of popular training resource, Gym Jones, […]

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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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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 Approach to Lacrosse Training

This week marks the kick-off of the 2015 college lacrosse season across the country, including my boys in blue.  As America’s true pastime, lacrosse is one of […]

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Drop-In Disaster: Making Lemonade

I recently had one of the worst training experiences of my life.  I know what you’re going to say; “Whoa there, drama queen. Take it easy.” […]

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Building the ‘Moment’ Into Training

“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 […]

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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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Looking Good Naked: Part 2 (Women)

Looking Good Naked Part 2: Why Women Lift Weights Steven M. Platek – November 27, 2014 Introduction In Part 1, I discussed the role of markers […]

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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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Attacking Limiting Factors: Footwork

Footwork is a fundamental component to performance.  A misstep on the field could be as costly as a poorly executed approach on the court.  Every sport, from […]

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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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Training For Wade’s Day

November 12, 2014 marks the third annual Wade’s Day. Power Athlete Nation will be banding together to honor Wade DeBruin and his fight against the pediatric […]

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Plyometric Training: Preparation

The Power Athlete Plyometric Series has been steadily progressing and building a solid foundation for plyometric program implementation.  We have focused on reverse engineering a jump from the […]

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Injury Prone Athlete?

I want to start this off by sharing a quote from an athlete I once worked with. “I’d never had an injury before I got here. […]

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Pre-Practice Warm Up Opportunities

Over the years, we at Power Athlete have had an amazing opportunity to help sport and strength coaches improve their craft.  Natural born educators, we help them make […]

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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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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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Attacking Limiting Factors: Arch Development

There are many perks that come with being on the Power Athlete team; sweet gear, international travel, and the opportunity to assess hundreds of athletes in […]

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Understanding Quickness and Praxis

Form follows function.  As an athlete plays a sport, their systems specialize per given demands, including anticipation and reaction.  The athlete’s specific work-capacity increases, not only […]

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Is Life Getting in the Way? Here’s how to Minimize Detraining

Let’s face it.  Sometimes life gets in the way of training.  You find yourself committed to long hours, late nights, and poor recovery practices outside of […]

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The Vertical Jump Performance Window

For every fallacy that exists at the high school level of strength and conditioning, there is one equal to or greater than at the collegiate level. […]

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Lactic Acid and Training- Part 1

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 When we attempt to begin to understand lactic acid, most think of the burning in our legs during a 20 […]

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Music Matters

In case you didn’t know, music matters.  It’s science.  And when it comes to choosing music at Power Athlete HQ, our rule is simple- the strongest […]

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