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About The Author

Ben Crookston is the Founder and CEO of TrainHeroic. Prior to finding his home in the tech world, Ben ordered the Sampler off the career menu, teaching, coaching, and writing. He has an incredible family and back squats 500 pounds A2G.

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Recent Posts



Summer Strong 10: A Blueprint To Be Your Best

By Ben Crookston | Tue, Jun 6

In May of 2016, I made my maiden voyage to Sorinex Summer Strong. Several friends told me the experience would "change my life."

At the time, that sounded a bit extreme. And, though I didn't feel like I needed or even wanted my life to change, I went and left excited. 

After all, I like barbecue and barbells.

But as is often the case, my friends knew better than I.

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Want More Engaged Athletes? Take This Free 5-Day Course

By Ben Crookston | Mon, May 22

6 years ago I was a teacher and a coach on the Southside of Chicago at one of the worst schools in Illinois.

We were in the last 1% in nearly every statistical category. Our facilities were haggard, the neighborhood was riddled with gang violence, and “hope” was more a fleeting abstraction than tangible reality.

The experience changed my life. In those roles and environments, I learned an abundance about human behavior, social structures, and skill acquisition.

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PowerHouse Episode 5: Battling The B.S. with Power Athlete HQ

By Ben Crookston | Thu, Feb 23

Nestled in a warehouse district of Costa Mesa, California is Power Athlete HQ, a training laboratory that has concocted a potent recipe for performance out of time-proven ingredients. Their blueprint for developing athleticism is equal parts art and science. The philosophy blends creator John Welbourn's 10-years of NFL experience, Berkeley rhetoric studies, and empirical research on over ten-thousand athletes across the globe.

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