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Positive thinking, and other crap like that
Matt Foreman | General Training | September 26 2011 | Comments (9)

Ever have one of those moments that just makes your whole mood sour and pissy? I had one at the 2000 Olympic Trials in New Orleans. I was standing in the warm-up room, watching the best lifters in the country getting ready for battle. It was pretty hardcore being back there, let me tell you. Years earlier, a coach had told me that the intensity in the warm-up room at the Olympic Trials was so ...... Continue reading
Sewage Shake
Mike Gray | Nutrition | September 18 2011 | Comments (4)

I dig the nutritional aspect of the weightlifting game. I really try to get the most out of what I eat and I love to come in just under my weight while trying to hold onto the most amount of muscle I can. Watching what I eat has always been pretty important to me and having to make weight gives me even more reason to really think about what I consume. I have read plenty about post-workout nut...... Continue reading
High school kids aren't all idiots
Matt Foreman | General Training | September 18 2011 | Comments (6)

Man...it never ceases to amaze me how I seem to hear some of the smartest, deepest ideas from some of the most unlikely people.  I'm a high school English teacher.  Last week, my students turned in a personal narrative essay I assigned them.  One of the essays I read was from a student who will never, ever be confused with Ernest Hemingway.  Initially,...... Continue reading
Trust and the Art of Competition
Jocelyn Forest | Olympic Weightlifting | September 16 2011 | Comments (8)

“Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? What I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?” – Frank Ricard (Will Ferrell) I have a crazy love affair wit...... Continue reading
DO NOT WANT
Audra Dunning | Olympic Weightlifting | September 12 2011 | Comments (6)

“DO NOT WANT” – three little, but effective words stated to me by Greg one day during practice when I did a clean off the blocks that was so horrendous, even I had to glance at him with a look of terror and somewhat disbelief as I was still completing the lift. For Greg of all people to have absolutely no other feedback or critique other than DO NOT WANT, the message came through...... Continue reading
Love the one you're with
Matt Foreman | General Training | September 11 2011 | Comments (1)

I'm writing this blog entry on September 11th, 2011.  As the whole world is aware of, this is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks.  Ten years ago, we all found out that you can lose everything you have in an instant. Two years ago, my wife and I took a trip to New York City.  The first place we went when we got to the city was Ground Zero (site wh...... Continue reading
Hips, Meet Bar: The Extension of the Snatch and Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 9 2011 | Comments (19)

Some topics seem to generate more heat that others, and for some reason, the question of how a barbell should come into contact with the body during the snatch and clean seems to get some people extraordinarily wound up. I personally don’t lose any sleep over how anyone else lifts or teaches the lifts. I may agree or disagree, but I don’t let it upset me too much. The following will un...... Continue reading
New Programs!
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | September 2 2011 | Comments (3)

I have to say I love them. It’s that start of a new program that has limitless possibilities that I really enjoy. The thought of new PR's and the day to day battle that just gets me fired up to get started. I have a system I have used for years when it comes to programs starting way back when with that "ADD 50lbs TO YOUR BENCH ROUTINE" out of an old MM2k Magazine that reall...... Continue reading
Hook Grip or Not Overhead in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 20 2011 | Comments (2)

A common question is whether or not a lifter should keep the hook grip overhead in the snatch. This is one of those issues that doesn't have a simple answer: what works best can vary among lifters. The main issue while holding a barbell overhead is stability: obviously the athlete needs to be able to support the weight. The hand and wrist need to be able to settle in under the weight of the ba...... Continue reading
Improving the Clean through a Better Turnover
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 12 2011 | Comments (2)

A lot more attention tends to be paid to the third pull or turnover of the snatch than the clean, likely because the consequences of poor execution tend to be more dramatic and obvious, but the turnover of the clean deserves its own share of attention. The timing and precision of the turnover in the clean can be the difference between a make and a miss, or can prevent the recovery from being so ta...... Continue reading
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