Tag Archives: What are you training for?

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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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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Five Knowledge Bombs Dropped at BirthFit

“Let’s get in a circle and put our arms around each other.”  This is not how most weekend seminars start. In fact, this was not how […]

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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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Attacking Limiting Factors: The 2016 CrossFit Games

The 2016 CrossFit Games wrapped up this past weekend, and in my opinion, this was the most enthralling Games to date. Not because the freedom to […]

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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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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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Attacking Limiting Factors: The 2015 CrossFit Games

Chatter among the crowds during the 2015 CrossFit Games called this the year of the power athlete.  Several events throughout the competition personified the methodology of Power […]

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Demands of A Firefighter- Part 1

As you know, our mantra here at Power Athlete is “What are you training for”. Simply put, your training program MUST replicate the demands of your goals […]

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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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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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Failure to Specialize

Not long ago I was on an international flight sitting next to an Australian woman who began to tell me about her 12 year old daughter.  […]

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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 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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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 77

Well well well Power Athlete Nation, we have another amazing show coming at you this week on Episode 77. The whole gang is here to talk […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 76

Although we missed out on our special guest this week the crew does not disappoint. Episode 76 of PA Radio doesn’t hold back as they address […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 69

Down, Set, Hike! Power Athlete Nation, we are fortunate enough this week to have two athletes from the Legends Football League stop by. Defensive specialist Chelsey […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 68: Dr. Fred Hatfield

Power Athlete Nation we have a special guest with us this week, Dr. Fred Hatfield. He was dubbed Dr. Squat by one of his students, probably […]

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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 67

Ready, Set, GO! Welcome to another episode of Power Athlete Radio. This week we talk speed, speed, and SPEED. The coaches come together and clear the […]

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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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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 65 with Kelly Starrett

In light of the busy weekend and travel schedule of the crew for the 2014 CrossFit Games, we are going to repost a classic episode of […]

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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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Power Athlete Radio – Episode 55

Blue 42, Blue 42, Set, Hike! Power Athlete Nation we have a special guest for you this week, it’s none other than the 2 time NFL […]

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Standards Worth Having

Standards. We all have them; whether you’re determining clean clothes from dirty, a productive workday from a wasteful one, or scoping out a potential stud/studette. In […]

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Fashion Vs Function

The ever popular game of inappropriateness, “Cards Against Humanity”, recently raised their prices on Black Friday. Why? A couple of reasons.  One, it’s fucking hilarious and […]

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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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Get a Grip: Part 1

We all know a firm grip is awesome.  I remember being picked up for a date in high school and my charismatic and overly confident gentleman […]

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Strongman for a Strongerlady

Aside from the mental fortitude you gain from grueling movements so intensely awkward and humbling…

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CrossFit Football vs. Power Athlete

Here you are diving into another one of our blog posts at PowerAthleteHQ.com. What we have come to realize is, a lot of our followers landed […]

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POWER ATHLETE RADIO – EPISODE 32

Rob Windsor and Hannah Jenner are two world class athletes who recently found CrossFit as a training system in England.  They train at CrossFit Solent in […]

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STRENGTH IN EXECUTION

About six months ago, John wrote a post about the success of a program hinging on its application. In it, he brings up the importance of following […]

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STATE OF MIND

I recently visited the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports in Austin, Texas. The Stark Center is unique because it’s a museum that is dedicated […]

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BOX JUMPS AND VERTICAL JUMPS

For those of you who don’t know, Ben, Cali, Tex and I are contracted by CrossFit Football to teach the CrossFit Football Trainer’s seminar around the […]

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Nutrition Confusion

It is overwhelming how many questions we get on the CrossFit Football boards pertaining to nutrition. How much should I eat? What should I eat? Does […]

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