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?...


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 can do a muscle up no problem but I don't know if this is true. Does this have anything to do with the program doing a ton of weighted pull-ups and chin ups? Thanks, Jay Jay, before I go threw the reasons you [...]

By |2013-06-03T22:44:37-05:00December 27th, 2010|FAQ, Lifting Weights, Talk to Me Johnnie, The Power Athlete, Training|22 Comments

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 long steady-state work and have fallen in love with strength training.  I’ve been on the Amateur program for about 1 year now and I’ve been making good strides in my overall strength.  But I know I have a weak link…my lower back (and [...]

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 agility work because their parents are terrified of strength training. Sandy H. Lets take a look at how kids unfold. As children grow in size and develop muscle mass, they also develop increased strength. These strength improvements are independent of any training stimulus. [...]

By |2013-02-04T18:36:07-06:00October 14th, 2010|Lifting Weights, Talk to Me Johnnie, The Power Athlete, Training|20 Comments

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 over a year and finally got the chance to meet up. He loaned me a collection of old PL'ing articles for light reading on the plane ride home. I was reading an old article from Joe Weider in 1969 by Dick Tyler entitled [...]

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 speak. He was able to give an excellent lecture on the benefits and effects of a Paleo diet. Enjoy! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSuFQ1BE_s[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7SifouLN54[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uGyVTwDLKg[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq2fczX78jI[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veuPXN9SIvk[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap6oP-V-JeY[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5EFc6AMOBY[/youtube]

By |2013-06-03T23:01:13-05:00August 10th, 2010|Talk to Me Johnnie, The Power Athlete|8 Comments
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