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Justin Lascek is a United States Special Forces soldier, a Green Beret, who was severely wounded in early 2019. After stepping on an IED, he lost both legs and testicles. This show will generally cover combat, medicine, love, music, philosophy, extremes of the human experience, and everything in between. Exploring these topics with guests will cultivate a community of growth, critical thinking, and compassion.
 
Power Athlete Radio is the premier podcast is strength and conditioning. The show is hosted by Power Athlete CEO, John Welbourn and Tex McQuilkin. Each week the team 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 your performance.
 
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Carry it every moment of every day. All-American badass Justin Lascek joins Power Athlete Radio to share his aim to spread the lessons learned in his journey to empower all of you. Lascek is a combat wounded Green Beret who stepped on an IED while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. He lost both legs below… The post Ep 515 – Justin Lascek:…
 
Robb Wolf, is a former research biochemist and 2X New York Times/Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. He and co-author Diana Rodgers recently released their book, Sacred Cow, which explains why well-raised meat is good for us and good for the planet. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands …
 
Power Athlete is coming hot with live, in-person events! Power Athlete in-person clinics are back teaching lessons distilled in the trenches, empowering athletes 12-17 years old to build a base level of strength and speed, propelling them towards reaching true athletic potential. Listen in for the dates, locations, and some battle tested techniques…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: What’s the deal with Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) and college athletes getting paid?! The humongous part about being a celebrity is cashing in on it You may have seen the term “NIL” all over talking head… The post Ep 522 – Cashing In On NCAA’…
 
We need the tonic of wildness Imagine bombing down an icey track on hockey skates in minimal pads. As if this wasn’t terrifying enough, there are opponents all around you trying to edge you out and take the lead. Exciting? Yes. Dangerous? No question about it. That’s why this sport qualifies as extreme and it’s… The post Ep 521 – Downhill Ice Cross…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: What is the current state of communication, and why is there so much fear around speaking your mind? The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena Dr. Matt Zanis joins the Power… The post Ep 520 – Searching for Outrage w/ Dr Mat…
 
Losing both legs was life-changing, not life-ending James Simpson, ex-soldier turned England wheelchair rugby league star and World Cup ambassador joins John and Tex to talking training, mindset, and finding yourself through competition. Over a decade ago, Simpson lost both legs plus three fingers and the muscle from his right forearm in an IED exp…
 
Our most valuable resources – creativity, communication, invention, and reinvention – are, in fact, unlimited. You may know Chris Duffin from Kabuki Strength [@KabukiStrength] or his notorious strength equipment line including the Duffalo Bar. What you may not know is his incredible backstory. His upbringing and and adolescent years greatly shaped …
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: With peptides, what roll do you see them playing in the next 5-10 years as more data comes out on their usage? Do you think as a hole falling too much into citation desperately needed and… The post Ep 517 – Getting Granular on Peptides w/ Dr…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey guys, so I’m a Grindstone user and I’ve got a question around nutrition more probably related to actually the smelling like ammonia from working out. So this is something I noticed when I trained in a fasted… The post Ep 516 – I Reek of …
 
Be the Leader Your Community Needs Ali Kershner returns to Power Athlete Radio fresh off a National Championship run staring down a decision to step away from college coaching and place a big bet on her creativity and communication ability. Tex and Ali explore a wide range of topics including the science of embarrassing yourself,… The post Ep 514 –…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Long time lurker. First time submitter to the hotline. My kid is training at a local gym that is pushing sport performance training. His coach told him a bigger back squat means a bigger vertical jump.… The post Ep 513 – Stop Comparing Your …
 
If you want to be a legend you have to fight with legends. Laura Phelps is one of the most well known names in powerlifting. Her transition from gymnastics, to long distance running, to bodybuilding, and finally powerlifting, makes for a unique origins story in the sport. Smashing records in four weight classes makes and… The post Ep 512 – Living P…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: What does it mean earn a seat at the table rather than expect an invite? Staring defense! Place at the table! When you hear the phrase, “seat at the table”, what pops into your head first?… The post Ep 511 – Earning A Seat At the Table w/ Dr…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Power Athlete Radio! I was at Summer Strong and heard Woodske’s talk on supplements. I forget to ask which creatine is the best one to take. Thanks for your time. People Should Know When They’re Conquered… The post Ep 510 – Creatine: Why Eve…
 
With my hands, I will hold your reigns, and with your sails. You will show me the world Derek Woodske returns to Power Athlete Radio hot off his Sorinex Summer Strong presentation all about supplements, performance, and kickin’ ass. We talk the fundamentals of strength, finding your place in this wild world of fifteen-second sound… The post Ep 509 …
 
Lead Your Community – Republish from December 2020. “It’s not how she died that made her a hero but how she lived,” Seattle police Sgt. Randy Huserik speaking about our friend, Lexi Harris (1983 – 2021). Rest in peace Lexi Harris. We mourn the loss of a special member of the Power Athlete family. Lexi… The post Ep 508 – LEO Leadership with Lexi Har…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey John and Tex – there seems to be a lot of flip flopping in the strength and fitness world in regards to rep ranges for strength and getting jacked. Power Athlete has been consistent with… The post Ep 507 – Strength and Muscle Growth Prog…
 
Be the type of person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning, the devil says ‘Oh crap … they’re up! Traditionally, police officers have opted to maintain a level of anonymity and discretion when speaking about the daily operations and challenges of a beat cop. Times are a-changing though. The fact of… The post Ep 506 – Leadership and Po…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey John and Tex! It’s JT, long time listener, second time questioner. I recently had a friend share an Instagram post about life after athletics and the “athletic identity” which got me thinking… As a former… The post Ep 505 – Finding an Id…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Thanks for all you guys do – love the content. I train HS athletes (all sports, but mostly football) and I’m looking for help on how to balance their training with me against what they’re doing… The post Ep 504 – Where Private Sector Coaches…
 
People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. We live in a culture where buzzer beater player gets all the glory. Rarely is credit given to the players who set the stage for that shot to even take place. Not in the world of leadership coach, Jamy Bechler. He doesn’t believe in a… The post 503 – Leaders Who Coach w/ Jamy Bechler first app…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey crew, long time listener, third time caller, Chris calling in got a question for you today about range of motion. You guys talked a lot about doing exercises through your own individual full range of… The post Ep 502 – Squatting For Poin…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: John and Tex, how’s it going? Hey love the show I’ve been doing Jacked Street now for around six-seven months. I want to talk a little bit about the shadow cycle debating on whether I was… The post Ep 501 – Hemorrhoids From Training? You Bet…
 
Anyone who stops learning is old. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. If 10,000 episodes is the number required to reach mastery, then we are 5% the way there…and it shows. Getting the old band back together is our favorite way to celebrate these milestones. This week Cali joins the crew to bring everyone up… The post Ep 500 – The Crew Celebrate…
 
To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions Brothers and Sisters in strength returned from whence they came to celebrate what was the 14th year of Sorinex Summer Strong in South Carolina. In attendance were members of the PAHQ Crew and a rack of Block One Coaches. The goal: drink in the… The post Ep 499 – #StrongRoots Su…
 
Constantly be aware and observing. The difference between a good and a great coach: training the emotional response of your athletes. Raph Ruiz has never minced words when it comes to the industry of strength and conditioning. His guidance and experience has enabled top notch coaches like our very own Tex McQuilkin, to approach their… The post Ep 4…
 
You Can’t Manage a Secret. Why does Dr Cara Miller know so much about developing incredible leaders? It could be her education in the field or her years of experience. Or mayybeee it’s her seemingly innate ability to perceive and read complex systems and people. This is what truly sets her apart from other coaches,… The post Ep 497 – Leadership GUT…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: I am going to moderate a discussion between a club sports team tonight at the gym. They have been training at my facility for about 3 years, excellent group. Sport coach is focused on games and practices… The post Ep 496 – Performance VS Tea…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hello Power Athlete Crew, I’m from South Dakota and I have been a long time listener and I’ve taken the mind-blowing and life-changing Methodology course. You guys are awesome. I have a jumped in to take… The post Ep 495 – Too Young For Crea…
 
Be Legendary Longtime friend of Power Athlete and “Physical Culture” visionary, Bert Sorin, joins us this week. The guys trade stories of growing up in a strength world devoid of social media and look back on those simple times fondly. If you haven’t heard Bert’s story of how he finagled his way onto his college… The post Ep 494 – Bert Sorin’s Phys…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey Power Athlete! My name is Caleb, I’m a long time listener and follower of the Power Athlete program. I’ve got a nutrition question for you about maintaining mass while doing long endurance work. I am… The post Ep 493 – Fueling the Endura…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey Crew, Chris here. Long time listener, second time caller. I got a bit of a technical spinal health movement a question for you guys. You have had Stu McGill on the podcast and you guys… The post Ep 492 – Spine Rounding, Jefferson Curls, …
 
Good Players Inspire Themselves, Great Players Inspire Others LAX…as it turns out, not just an airport but a sport whose excitement is rivaled only by maybe hockey or rugby. Lacrosse has become even more mainstream with the advent of PLL (Premier Lacrosse League) and lifelong athletes like our guest, Marcus Holman of the Archers. When… The post Ep …
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey, what’s up group? Is this Sean, first time Texan long time Power Athlete fan. Got a question for you all regarding nutrition and stuff like that. So my girlfriend and I workout in the morning,… The post Ep 490 – Pre-Morning Workout Nutri…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey their power athlete guys. This is Spud, and I’m following the shadow cycle. I’m loving it. I got summer coming up. I got this bachelor party in mid-June, and I need to be the most… The post Ep 489 – What Fitness Gurus Won’t Tell You Abou…
 
Miles Miller is a Grammy award winning (and nominated) musician who has played drums with Sturgill Simpson most of his adult life. I got to know Miles while on two different Sturgill music tours. We excitedly talk about a variety of topics such as the art of music, being an artist, and creating music. If you are a fan of Sturgill or drumming, you'l…
 
Not All Hyperbaric Chambers Are Created Equal Meet the hype man of hyperbarics, Joseph Dituri. Joe parlayed his career as a Navy diver into a research obsession after designing submersibles for the military. Engineering the necessary hyperbarics for our nation’s elite was just the beginning of discovering the incredible health benefits of utilizing…
 
The future is made of the same stuff as the present. Only better. If anyone can connect Doritos, Wild Turkey, and the future of home gym training, it is the Power Athlete Crew. Dr. Matt Zanis joins The Crew to share a recent hunting experience with Welbourn which sparked the potential solution to obesity and Power… The post Ep 487 – The Future of H…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: John and Texas, this is Tim. I’ve been following Bedrock with my son and working through the linear progression and I hit 270 my squats and I couldn’t complete with all my reps on the first… The post Ep 486 – Linear Progression Program for a…
 
Your worst battle is between what you know and what you feel. Healing from multiple TBI’s and post-concussion syndrome is a long road. After being on that journey for several years, Tait Fletcher is ready to talk trauma. The “computer” as he calls it, is a complex and adaptable organ which finds ways to continue… The post Ep 485 – One Thousand Batt…
 
In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener: Hey John and Tex. My name’s Alex. I’m from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. 5 months ago, I suffered a knee injury playing basketball. Basically, the guy went for my pump and the post and while I was in the… The post Ep 484 – Tendon Tensegrity & Rec…
 
Every time you are willing to say ‘Yes’ to everything on your path, you express the coach’s voice inside your head. The fitness industry can be fickle to say the least. Waves of beach-bod fads, special high-intensity interests, and outlaw programs take the industry by storm seasonally making starting a career in this field a… The post Ep 483 – Why …
 
A Stronger Sport of Fitness If you’ve had hankering for some classic training talk including CrossFit Games prep work, Ian Daniel [@ian.the.rhino] of Fortitude Sports Performance [@fortitudesportsperformance] is here to quench that thirst. With a multi-sport background and inclination towards powerlifting, Ian took somewhat of a unique approach to …
 
Monsters are built in the Shadows Monsters aren’t built in the spotlight, they grind far away from prying eyes and curious minds. They are forged in dark, poorly lit garage gyms, small warehouses with concrete walls, and places where “fitty” wont want to dirty their Lulus or gym shark. They are built in the Shadows.… The post Ep 481 – Jacked Street…
 
Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression. Old fashion rules for a first impression like look people in the eye, shake their hand, say your name and repeat their name seem to be losing value virtually. These simple lessons from parents to avoid lost interactions and leave lasting impressions are challenged with the… The post Ep 4…
 
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