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Power Athlete Radio is the premier podcast is strength and conditioning. The show is hosted by Luke Summers and Tex McQuilkin and features Power Athlete CEO John Welbourn. Each week the crew ignites earbuds across the globe with world class coaches, authors, scientists and more. This weekly podcast infects you, the listener, with the advice, anecdotes, allegories, parables, movie quotes, jokes and more, proven to empower performance. Gain insight from some of the smartest people we know.
 
The K&P Show is a light hearted look at the good, the bad and the ugly (and the arrests) of professional and collegiate sports. Hosted by childhood friends Jon Platek and Rich Kraetsch, The K&P Show will feature many laughs, lots of off-topic diversions but more than anything, fun sports talk between two engaging voices!
 
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The Pump The future is now. If you haven’t been taking advantage of the benefits of BFR (blood flow restriction) training you’re missing out on the sickest pump of your life, bro. All kidding aside, Nick Colosi is joining us from Smart Tools [@smarttoolsusa] to talk about the science behind occlusion training and therapy. But… The post EP 422 – Nic…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: PA Crew… I love everything about power athlete and the podcast. I’ve got my wife, my parents, my co-workers, my triplet sisters and my older brother all hooked on Power Athlete training and the podcast. There’s… The post EP 421 – The Ultimat…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey PowerAthlete, just curious how you all approach Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays. I’d like to say I’d be perfect with my macros, but I’m trying to be realistic. Love to hear your thoughts! Fat, drunk,… The post Ep 420 – Don’t Be We…
 
2nd Amendment Rights GUNZZ! If you’re following one of the Power Athlete Training Programs we know you’re packing heat in the ol’ humerus holster but what about your 2nd Amendment arms? Firearms expert, Jeff Gonzales [@jl_gonzales] joins The Crew to discuss some fascinating aspects of Force Science. Learn how to spot telltale characteristics or peo…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey, what’s up The Crew? This is Brian and I am a Army Reservist and we have the new ACFT, the Army Combat Fitness Test, that is being implemented now. I am just wondering what would… The post Ep 418 – How to Train to Crush the ARMY’s ACFT f…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey, what’s up The Crew? I was calling because I have a really good question for you guys. I want to know what are some good basic literacy inside of strength and conditioning books that I… The post Ep 417 – The Ultimate Strength & Condition…
 
Write Your Own Story From Arizona State to Florida State, Coach Josh Storms [@CoachStorms] has seen nearly 18 years of collegiate football development. Now as Director of Football Strength and Conditioning with the Seminoles, we will hear how he brings his years of experience to a new program. Find out what it’s really like in… The post EP 416 – Se…
 
Power Athlete Nation you’re in for a real treat as we welcome world-class speed coach Derek Hansen to sit down with John Welbourn and the Crew to discuss performance, speed, and injuries as the NFL hits its halfway mark on the 2020 season. Are You Ready For Some Football?! The NFL season passed the halfway… The post EP 415 – Insider’s Look at 2020 …
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: What’s up, PA Radio? I got a question about 1 Rep Maxes. Is there some type of science behind people able to tap into their ultimate strength to achieve a 1RM? I was wondering just because… The post EP 414 – The Dirty Secret Behind 1RMs firs…
 
Business and Pleasure When it comes to sound business, real estate, and entrepreneurial advice, look no further than Brandon Green [@BrandonAGreen]. This week he specifically addresses the quandary that gym owners are finding themselves in. It’s a complicated thing, owning a gym. How do you navigate the property, business model, customer, and core …
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey guys, Block One Coach Don Ricci here calling from Charlottesville. The reason I am calling is I am seeing a lot of chatter on the TrainHeroic Field Strong feed and that could only mean one… The post EP 412 – Boost Testosterone & Growth H…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey guys, it is Jason and I want to touch on coaching cues. I go to a CrossFit gym and do open gym versus participating in classes. I do my Field Strong programming between classes. I… The post EP 411 – A Framework For Effective Cueing first…
 
Perfection is Not A Reality Dr Kristin Neff [Twitter @self_compassion] of the University of Texas at Austin specializes in self-compassion. As a psychology professor she has spent much of her time researching and studying the idea. Not to be confused with self-esteem, self-compassion is not predicated on any previous success. It’s merely the deep u…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey Crew, it’s TC. I have a relative who has recently started lifting weights and has started to feel a lot better. He’s older and he does not want to lift anything, just stay in higher… The post EP 409 – When Too Much Volume Can Backfire fo…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: PA Crew, Richard here coming at you with a recovery question. For some context, I have been following Jacked Street for several years now and been doing Iron Flex for about a year now. I train… The post EP 408 – Dealing with Post Workout Mus…
 
Sport is Rarely Slow If you’ve been jonesing for some good ol’ fashioned strength and conditioning talk, look no further than this week’s episode with Dr Tim Suchomel. While The Crew questions him about the appropriate application of power and velocity based training, Tim breaks down why it’s important to progress from strength to speed… The post E…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: I was gonna text, but it’s probably going to be long. What are some things you used to believe that you no longer believe. What made you change your mind? It could strength related, or just… The post EP 406 – Reflections on Lifting and Life …
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey dudes. Wife just told me that we’re having a boy. Big, big news, so excited about a future potential Power Athlete joining The Crew. Question, at least five years ago you talked about on a… The post EP 405 – Parent’s Guide to Raising a P…
 
Lean, Not Lazy Our guests are incredible and this week is no exception. Jeff Gothelf [@JeffGothelf] joins us to discuss the intricacies of building and evolving your business. Even if you don’t have your own business, his approach to tackling the common roadblocks to success are ubiquitous. His amazing insight starts with understanding the importan…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: I was wondering what you favorite sport memories are, both personally as an athlete and also as a fan or spectator. Looking forward to hearing – byyye Fig Newton Coach woulda put me in fourth quarter,… The post EP 403 – The Crew’s Favorite S…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: I know you’re into trucks. What do you guys drive? Year, make, model, and whats the motor in it. And, how do you approach hobbies? I know John is into metal-fab. Dive into hobbies and how… The post EP 402 – Talking Trucks & Hobbies w/ The Cr…
 
The Health and Fitness Hustle Michael Matthews [@muscleforlifefitness @legionath] started his training journey the way a lot of us did. He just wanted to feel good and look jacked. Along the way, however, he got a taste of the nasty and often misguided industry of health and fitness. Now he’s dedicated his career to providing… The post EP 401 – The…
 
Quadricentennial Today’s show marks the big 4-0-0. That’s right, 400 episodes later and we are still bringing you the same pointless banter occasionally punctuated by our incredible guests. Speaking of incredible guests…this week….we don’t have one. Instead you get Cali Hinzman. As is tradition whenever we hit these milestone episodes we like to ge…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: What’s up Power Athlete? Mike here. I wanted to call you guys and ask you about an issue I’ve been having with my 99 Ford F350. It’s got the 7.3. It’s got a month reoccurring four-wheel… The post EP 399 – Eating Organ Meats and the Power Ath…
 
Taking Ownership & Talking Sh*t NFL stories aplenty in this week’s episode with Coach Kav, Justin Kavanaugh [@CoachKav]. As the owner of Sports and Speed Institute and author of “Man Up”, Coach Kav is plenty familiar with what’s required of athletes at the highest level. Kav has an interesting take on NFL talent, noting that… The post EP 398 – Taki…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey, Power Athlete, I love the show and love the banter. Nothing like it on the internet. I know you have been in the fitness industry awhile, and part of the gym business industry and have… The post EP 397 – Lessons Learned from Former Gym …
 
As excited as we are for the return of the NFL regular season, we are not surprised by the big number of injuries that have downright destroyed many fantasy football leagues. Premiere talents McCaffery, Barkley, and half the 49ers went down in Week 2 with more bumps, bruises, and tears coming Week 3. Closer look… The post EP 396 – Real Talk on ACL …
 
Insert Doubt Into Your Routine Ali Kershner’s coaching story has a unique start. This goalkeeper from Duke University stumbled into an incredible opportunity by buying a flight and taking a risk. After working under renowned coach and Power Athlete Radio Alum, Andre Hudy, Ali went on to Stanford and is now in her second year… The post EP 395 – Ridi…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: I’m 5’11″ and 216# right now, down from a high of 230# after I did your bulking protocol that ended in April. Holy shit, that bulk worked. I want to bulk again but I am taking… The post EP 394 – Common Leaning Mistakes When Prepping to Bulk …
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Long story short: I can’t seem to maintain a healthy long-term regiment. I’ve been in great shape about 5 times in my 38 years. Then I fall off the wagon and get to where I am… The post EP 393 – Type 1 Diabetes and Getting Shredded first app…
 
Real Time Feedback Ambition into strategy. Strategy into reality. That is the specialty of our guest this week, Michael Canic [@makingstrategyhappen]. His most recent book, Ruthless Consistency, helps shed light on how to align your actions with your intentions. In business, this approach has everything to do with success and in sport, it’s no diff…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey guys, this is Shirley. I’m calling to get your thoughts on testosterone replacement therapy for the over 40 athlete given multiple iterations of blood work showing Low T. Even with good sleep. And lifting dialed-in.… The post EP 391 – Ho…
 
Something good finally came from Twitter: A Power Athlete Radio with Matthew Modine! He threw down the gauntlet, Power Athlete Nation answered. Power Athlete’s Place In The Circle They say you should never meet your heroes. This podcast is the exception to the rule. Power Athlete finally finds their place in the circle as they… The post EP 390 – Ma…
 
The Joint By Joint Approach Dr. Mike Martino [Twitter @xrciseapologist] has been involved with fitness and human performance for over 35 years. He was a scholarship athlete at Furman University and developed into a world class swimmer. His unique combination of education and elite level coaching has provided him with the opportunity to work with… T…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey Crew, Fig Newton coming at you with a question. I am 24 years old, 5’9″, 200 lbs and 20% body-fat. Went from savage to average the last couple years and recently dropped from 35% BF… The post EP 388 – College Student’s Guide to Nutrition…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: My question is in regards to Bedrock. If you had an extended period of time with a post-pubescent athlete for two years or more, would you implement some kind of pre-Bedrock block? And if so, how… The post EP – 387 Middle School Kids Do Not …
 
The Most Memorable Hunt Meet Aron Snyder [@Aron_Snyder], President of Kifaru International [@Kifaru_Intl]. If hunting is your jam, you probably already know the name. Maker of gear, banger of weights, and avid hunter, Aron fits right in with The Crew. Hear John and Aron exchange stories about adventures in the sport. Scrolling through his instagram…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Several years ago I read a good article from Power Athlete outlining how strong Hercules is. So now I’m wondering how strong are the super hero guys, like Thor for example. How would that guy put… The post EP – 385 What Would Thor of Asgard’…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Recently you were tagged in an Instagram post about sprinters not squatting toes forward, then the author blocked Power Athlete and retracted his statement. Can we get to the bottom of squatting toes forward for sprinters… The post EP – 384 …
 
7th Inning Stretch Rehabilitating the injured players of the Houston Astros is just another day at work for this week’s guest, Terrence Kennell [@tkennellphysprep]. With a background in rugby, he’s no stranger to banged up athletes but some injuries in baseball are as specified as the positions themselves. TK gives an insider’s take on training… Th…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: It’s Chris from Chicago calling with a quick question. Quick description: I’m 34, about 215 lbs, 18-20% body fat, and life situation – been nesting past few months due to Covid. And, got our first baby… The post EP – 382 Everything You Need …
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey Power Athlete, this is Tim Wacker. We have game shows like The Rock’s Titan Games, JJ Watt’s Tag, American Gladiators from back in the day, They’re all great, but They’re all a bit different. I… The post EP 381 – The Power Athlete Game S…
 
We Are 99.9% the Same One of the most powerful conversations on Power Athlete Radio is with this week’s guest, Kaz Kazadi [Twitter @NeilMcCauley1]. As a former strength coach of John’s and a well known leader on and off the field, Kaz elevates our shit big time. No matter the topic, he seems to have a… The post EP 380 – Unlearn What You’ve Learned …
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Luke, Tex, John, This is Justin calling from Australia. I have a question, I just watched the Cal Dietz video from the 2019 Power Athlete Symposium (linked below), it is mind blowing to say the least.… The post EP 379 – Foot Strength and Art…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Power Athlete Radio, you guys are super rad! Where else can I hear a podcast about welding old trucks and cool stuff like lifting weights and philosophy about how to live your life. I neeeeed to… The post EP 378 – Vision Quest Is An Awful Mo…
 
Fascia for Power To know the foot is to know movement. This week Dr Emily Splichal [@dremilydpm] explains the importance of the foot and how it directly affects biomechanics. But beyond the obvious linkage between foot strike and performance, Dr Emily educates The Crew on the evolution of the bipedal human from primate. She also… The post EP 377 – …
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hello. This is a wild swinger calling in, wanting to know what would be the best way to integrate running / conditioning training into the Field Strong program with the end goal of joining the military,… The post EP 376 – Extra Run & Conditi…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hi, my name is Vince and I just got the Whoop Strap 3 and I am wondering what you guys thought of it as a training tool and its viability. Is it something I should hang… The post EP 375 – The Crew Talks Wearables and the Whoop Band first app…
 
Leading Through Coaching You may recognize Jen Widerstrom [@JenWiderstrom] as coach on The Biggest Loser or Phoenix from American Gladiators, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface of WHO Jen is. This week the fellas chat with the former collegiate hammer thrower and learn about her meandering journey through strength and conditioning. As impres…
 
There are sports movies, and then there are Sports movies (with a capital 'S'). Luke and Tex sit down for an important Sports movie debate: Is Finding Forrester (2000) a Sports movie? To settle this debate they must dig deeper than Denzel, climb higher than Sly, and reach for the stars like Rudy. The post EP 373 – The Ultimate Sports Movie Checklis…
 
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