CrossFit Education’s Senior Content Developer Stephane Rochet and Head Coach of PowerWOD Jesse Burdick discuss the evolution of powerlifting and the importance of aerobic fitness in a sport primarily focused on strength. PowerWOD, a digital training system, helps athletes reach their full potential through fitness and strength training, and education. Burdick and Rochet discuss the evolution of the sport of powerlifting, why strength and mobility are essential components of a well-rounded CrossFit athlete, and how youth athletes are reaching elite levels of fitness at such young ages. With 20+ years of coaching experience and an extensive background in powerlifting, Burdick has trained athletes competing in the NFL, MLB, and UFC, as well as Navy Seals, CrossFit Games athletes, and more. With thoughtful programming and a focus on the “minimum effective dose,” Burdick offers a program consisting of strength-and-conditioning components that produce a higher level of fitness and health than has traditionally been the norm in the world of powerlifting.