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The Power Athlete

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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Game Day Nutrition

“First of all, thanks for the phenomenal FREE programming. I use your program as my strength & conditioning tool for fighting in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments… Read More »

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Speed & Cold Steel

“Hi, I am a former high performance rugby player who has noticed a steady decline in performance after being injured. In short I want to be back @ the top of my game and my training needs a kick in the ass… Read More »

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Butcher’s Garage

“I was up late last night working on site designs when an email hit my inbox from our friend, Kenneth in Copenhagen, Denmark at Butcher’s Garage. I know you have heard of Butcher’s Lab, but have you heard of Butcher’s Garage… Read More »

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What are you training for?

“Hey John,

My name is Dan and I’ve CrossFitting for going on two years now. I’m 28 yrs/old, 6’2”, 195lbs (very lean). I get on average four workouts a week in with a strong emphasis on power. I have had limited gains in terms of becoming more powerful… Read More »

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MU

“Hey Guys, Just wondering why there are no muscle-ups in the CrossFit Football programming? I’ve heard that if you can do heavy weighted pull-ups (like 100 extra pounds) then you … Read More »

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Deadlifts & Viagra

“Hey John, Love the program and thank you for what you do for us.  I was a collegiate rower over a decade ago, but since then have given up the … Read More »

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Strength Training for Young Athletes

“Johnnie, What’s your take on what age young athletes should start lifting weights?  I am working with a group of 11 and 12 year-old baseball players doing mostly speed and … Read More »

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Mecca of Power

“I was in Fairfield, CT last month for a certification and Zach Even-Esh took a drive up from New Jersey to say hello. Zach and I have been emailing for … Read More »

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CFFB & Loren Cordain

“At the CrossFit Football Certification hosted by Front Range CrossFit in Denver, Colorado we were fortunate to have our friend, Dr. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, to come … Read More »

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