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Rookies, Experts & Pimps: Coaching vs Training On Your Own
Matt Foreman | Editorial | May 14 2013 | Comments (13)

Those of you who read Performance Menu (i.e., the cool crowd) got a nice treat a few months ago when we published an interview with Christine Girard, the little Canadian weightlift... Continue reading
Progress... Twice as Hard for Half as Much
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 29 2013 | Comments (9)

In the spring of 1993, I was snatching 120 kilos (264 lbs). I was twenty years old and I had been training as an Olympic lifter for about three years. In my workouts at this time, I was usually doing my snatch pulls with 135-140 kilos. This weight was so heavy... Continue reading
Weightlifting Programming: Lots of Variety? Or Just Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Squat?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 15 2013 | Comments (8)

Ooohhh, this is a good question. Weightlifters and coaches have been debating it for a long time. Let me give you a little more explanation so you know what we’re talking abo... Continue reading
Simple Keys for Weightlifting Success
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | April 11 2013 | Comments (8)

I have noticed over the years that people really try to make this sport much more difficult than it is. Now, don’t get me wrong, this sport by itself is a pain in the ass; however, people then try and complicate it even more by adding things to it. So... Continue reading
This Is The Last Thing I'll Ever Write
Matt Foreman | Editorial | April 1 2013 | Comments (18)

This is going to be the last thing I write for Catalyst Athletics. It’s actually going to be the end of my whole journey in the iron sports. I didn’t think I was ever going to say this, but it’s time to finally get it over with. I’m ... Continue reading
Spasm! Dang it! Differentiating between Pain & Injuries in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 25 2013 | Comments (11)

We’re all such a bunch of little go-getters, aren’t we? We love to train hard. One of the big pleasures in our lives is going to the gym and working our asses off un... Continue reading
What the #@%! just happened? Reasons for Poor Performances in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 12 2013 | Comments (2)

Let me tell you about a little conversation I had recently. This is an exchange between me and one of the gals I coach after she attempted a heavy snatch and missed it. Me: &ldq... Continue reading
Missing Lifts in Weightlifting Training
Greg Everett | Quick Tips | March 11 2013 | Comments (2)

What percentage of your lifts in training are misses? If you know an actual number, you're spending too much time on the math and not enough on the lifting, but if it's a big chunk, you're probably aware of it. I've talked a lot about practice and how importan... Continue reading
Train Like A Champion: Technique, Habits and Positivity in Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | February 25 2013 | Comments (7)

Possibly the biggest mistake I see people making with regard to technique training is simply not investing enough time into the training itself. With the easy and usually free acce... Continue reading
Some Words From The Olympic Weightlifting Champions
Matt Foreman | Editorial | February 25 2013 | Comments (4)

The London Olympics finished up a few months ago. Recently, I got the new issue of World Weightlifting in my mailbox. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, World Weightli... Continue reading
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