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Power Athlete State of the Union

“Seeing the shortcomings of the Space Monkey program, we have worked for the past 18 months to create a bigger splash. This tsunami comes in the form of a curriculum to educate coaches and athletes in the Power Athlete Method. Read More »

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When to Introduce Strength Training to Kids

“Good Morning, I have an 11 year old son who plays tackle football, as well as other sports. In looking at all of your training programs, I notice that “Bedrock” … Read More »

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Strength-less in Seattle

“Hello John, My office gym doesn’t have a barbell. I have put in a request for new material but it has not been fulfilled. From my researching on the Internet, … Read More »

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Bedrock

“I have been using the CrossFit Football template for my high school football team for almost a year now. I saw that you were no longer posting your workouts and … Read More »

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What Numbers Don’t Tell

“John, I will be attendi­ng and doing spring football workouts at UIW in San Antonio, Texas. I am a 22-year-old freshman with no guaranteed spot on the team as I … Read More »

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Which Program to Follow

“John, I am currently looking at a few of your Power Athlete programs on Train Heroic. I have been looking at Jacked Street, Grindstone and Field Strong and was hoping … Read More »

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Nasty

“Dear Mr. Welbourn, I lack what you referred to in PA Radio 174 as a “mean streak”. I’m not prone to violence and am soft spoken. In your years of … Read More »

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Low Testosterone, Cortisol & CrossFit

“Johnnie, I need some advice; an athlete of mine was recently told that his low testosterone readings at his general health check-up could be a result of his “metcons”. The … Read More »

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Johnnie WOD

“At my CrossFit Level 1 in Santa Cruz in 2008, I remember hearing Dave Castro and Nicole Carroll drop “WOD” into their cornucopia of buzzwords alongside “constantly varied”, “functional movements”, … Read More »

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What CrossFit Football Taught Me

“”CrossFit Football was a completely separate, different animal. Here was a CrossFit branded training program with a periodized strength template coupled with short, heavy, hard, and fast conditioning workouts mixed with sprints and change of direction…People fucking ate it up.” Read More »

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