Articles by Travis Cooper



Travis Cooper is the 2013 National Champion and Pan Am Bronze Medalist in the 85kg weight class. He trains with and competes for team MDUSA.
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Variations in Programming & Technique in Olympic Weightlifting
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | June 1 2015 | Comments

When beginners start weightlifting, they don’t know what will or will not work for them, so it is important to start them with standard technique progressions and programming... Continue reading
Weightlifting Competition Warm-ups: The Importance of Flexibility
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | January 12 2015 | Comments

With the increasing number of competitors at national events comes an increase in competition. Weightlifting is now more exciting than ever to watch from the crowd, but what most p... Continue reading
The Importance of Celebrating your Success
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | July 7 2014 | Comments (3)

In weightlifting athletes come and go. Some people love the sport for a short period of time and progress very quickly, only to get tired of the sport and quit before they reach their true potential. I have seen a ton of weightlifters with more talent than m... Continue reading
The Team Environment for Olympic Weightlifting
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | May 19 2014 | Comments

A lot of weightlifters do very well training on their own as garage warriors. There is nothing wrong with that, and I commend everyone who digs deep everyday to grind through a wor... Continue reading
Understanding Sleep for Optimal Recovery & Productivity
Travis Cooper | General Training | April 14 2014 | Comments (5)

Sleep is the most important part of recovery when it comes to illness, depression, stress and especially training. In regards to weightlifting, without quality sleep, weightlifter... Continue reading
Proper Approach to Weightlifting Competition
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | March 17 2014 | Comments (1)

Approaching competition can be very stressful for a beginner or experienced lifter without proper planning. Competition requires you to get out of your comfort zone in several different areas, which can disrupt your mindset. Having a plan in place keeps your m... Continue reading
A Secret to Becoming Successful in Weightlifting: Your Environment
Travis Cooper | Olympic Weightlifting | February 19 2014 | Comments (3)

Peer pressure is real. You will turn into the five people that you spend the most time with. If you have certain goals that you want to accomplish, then you need to surround your... Continue reading
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