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Diet

Power Athlete on a Budget

“Hi John, Currently I am in college in South Carolina and this August begin a new job. For the first time ever, I will also have to budget my food. … Read More »

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Grass-Fed versus Grain-Fed

“On one side you have powerhouses like Michael Pollan and Joel Saladin who believe the way cattle are being raised is both inhumane and poisoning us as a nation. On the other, you have a USDA and a vast collection of independent cattle ranchers raising cattle to feed an overpopulated planet. .. Read More »

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Dextrose

“Dextrose is the name of a simple sugar chemically identical to glucose (blood sugar) that is made from corn. In many cases dextrose is used in food products as a sweetener, but it also is used extensively for medical purposes. Since dextrose is a “simple” sugar, the body can use it rapidly for energy… Read More »

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Bulking in a Bind

“I have been following Field Strong and the Bulking Protocol and making great gains but I am having trouble find protein sources when traveling and away from home. If I am lucky enough to prepare my snacks, I survive on cold meat loaf and chicken… Read More »

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Bulking Protocol – Part 3

“That really depends on what you are training for and your goals. But since this series is called The Bulking Protocol it is safe to assume you are reading with the goal of putting on muscle and size. I favor the more frequent meal model, as it is the only way for me to consume enough calories over the course of the day using high quality food sources… Read More »

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Mom & Raw Milk

“I have an 18-year-old son who plays high school football. He does not expect that he will play college football since he is 5’9”. He is however very broad and has a large frame. He would like to get stronger and more physical. He is interested in the diet you propose that consists of raw milk. I am uncomfortable with this recommendation… Read More »

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Bulking Protocol – Part 2

“For the second installment of the Bulking Protocol, we are going to outline the “how much?” portion of the method. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you are interested in putting on size or at the very least understand how it can be done with good results. Many ask, how do I increase the number on the scale without a massive increase in my waistline?… Read More »

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Bulking Protocol – Part 1

“Thanks for emailing me. I was not being sarcastic about contacting me about how to put on size and muscle and more specifically my bulking protocol. The Power Athlete Bulking Protocol is easy to follow and has always resulted in a bigger, stronger, more muscular athletes. Where we have succeeded, and others failed, is consistency… Read More »

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Wagon Wheels

“I started playing football my freshman year of high school. I was introduced to weight training the summer before as part of the football program. The first day I walked into the gym, I was 165 lbs and 6′ tall. I benched a ground breaking 115 lbs and squatted an ugly 185 lbs for 2 reps.. Read More »

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Sports Coach Radio Dot Com

“John Welbourn is the big man behind CrossFit Football. A nine-year veteran of the NFL, he brings a multi-disciplinary approach to elite strength and conditioning. If you’re unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is CrossFit, you’ll learn all about it in this in-depth interview. Sports Coach Radio is hosted by Glenn Whitney, a sports and leadership psychologist… Read More »

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