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Be a Good Gym Member: Safety, Respect and Taking Care of Equipment, Greg Everett
Be a Good Gym Member: Safety, Respect and Taking Care of Equipment
Greg Everett  |  February 17 2014  |  Editorial
The way you treat the equipment in your gym says a lot about you, not just as an athlete, but as a person. Whether or not you know it, you’re being judged, and if it’s by me, it’s probably harshly. For those of you with good hearts, but not enough experience to know proper facility etiquette yet, here is a handy list of rules to help you take care of the gym you train in, show the people around you that you care, and be safe. Back Away from the Squat Rack If you’re......
Why I Don't Travel More for Seminars, Greg Everett
Why I Don't Travel More for Seminars
Greg Everett  |  February 12 2014  |  Editorial
I’ve been giving my own Olympic weightlifting seminars for seven or eight years now. I started helping my coach, Mike Burgener, at his seminars in 2006, and began providing my own when the demand was made known to me. Initially, I traveled a reasonable amount across the US and did fairly frequent dates. If you haven’t been around more than a couple years, you’ll have to believe me when I say the seminar landscape was very different back then. The only significant (by this I mea......
Greg Everett Quote Collection, Greg Everett
Greg Everett Quote Collection
Greg Everett  |  December 30 2013  |  Editorial
I was asked to post a bunch of the various things I've posted on FB and elsewhere over time in one convenient location, so here are some of the ones I could find easily. If you have others you like, post them in the comments! "As we reach the start of a new year, remember that success doesn't come from a single day of resolutions, but from living every day with resolve." "As you grow up, you have to become useful in life, not just good looking." "Don't forget th......
Strength, Bands & Staying in Your Lane, Greg Everett
Strength, Bands & Staying in Your Lane
Greg Everett  |  October 10 2013  |  Editorial
This is an article I’m regretting writing before I even start. One, because I know it will spur a bunch of time-consuming argument on the internet; two, because no matter what it will sound emotional; and three, because it feels a bit like trying to convince people that it makes more sense to eat with your hands than with your feet. I expect that the people who agree with what I’m going to say already agree with it, and those who disagree will keep on disagreeing, and probably like m......
Mensticular Fortitude: Dedication and Focus for Athletes, Greg Everett
Mensticular Fortitude: Dedication and Focus for Athletes
Greg Everett  |  May 13 2011  |  Editorial
Weightlifting is a very mental sport and success can be dependent on focus and attitude to remarkable degrees. Mental and testicular (or ovarian, if you prefer) fortitude is imperative not only for a given lift, but for a training session, a week, a cycle or a career. The long term fortitude is usually thought of more as discipline. For example, the discipline to eat when, what and how much is necessary, the discipline to sleep adequately, the discipline to deny yourself activities or other ......
Start of Days: Cortisol & Stress, Cameron Conaway
Start of Days: Cortisol & Stress
Cameron Conaway  |  November 30 2010  |  Editorial
There are movies, books, songs, political advertisements, religious texts and environmental organizations that use the phrase “end of days.” As a studied poet, I’m trained to flip clichés like rocks to see what is underneath. As an MMA coach and personal trainer, I’m trained to sift through science then apply these findings to my clients. How does the start of days – the time immediately after we wake – change our bodies chemically? What hormones are......
Starting a Weightlifting Team, Greg Everett
Starting a Weightlifting Team
Greg Everett  |  October 30 2010  |  Editorial
This month, I decided to provide a simple guide to starting a weightlifting team. More and more interest is developing in weightlifting competition, and the process can seem mysterious to those who have not yet been exposed to it. This article should help get you started. Administrative Considerations The process may vary a bit depending on where you live, but it will likely be similar to how it works in the US. USA Weightlifting governs the sport in the US under IWF rules and oversees ......
The Essence of Time, Joe Kenn
The Essence of Time
Joe Kenn  |  August 31 2010  |  Editorial
In sports, when the word “time” is used in a conversation, most discussion will be focused on an individual’s 40-yard dash, or how fast they can cover 40 yards in a maximal effort sprint. This is usually discussed in seconds, as in, “My running back ran the 40 in 4.37 seconds.” In the structured programming of competitive athletics, the essence of time is a critical point of the planning process for the majority of strength and conditioning coaches across the na......
In Your Corner: Marketing, Media and PR for MMA Fighters and Managers (Book Excerpt), Yael Grauer
In Your Corner: Marketing, Media and PR for MMA Fighters and Managers (Book Excerpt)
Yael Grauer  |  May 29 2010  |  Editorial
The following is excerpted from In Your Corner: Marketing, Media and PR for MMA Fighters and Managers by Yael Grauer and Brant DeLorenzo. Interview Tips & Tricks There's a few things you should know about interviewers before they show up, or before they call. If they are writing for a website, they are usually either not getting paid at all or not getting paid very much. Although they may be incredibly polite and professional, most MMA writers are primarily fans. Being respectful to......
2009: A Year in Review, Greg Everett
2009: A Year in Review
Greg Everett  |  December 28 2009  |  Editorial
My usual practice of blasting out last-minute articles as I suddenly realize the new issue of the PM is due out shortly has been failing me this month. Despite having a number of articles started and notes for a few more, I’ve been wholly unable to make any progress. So instead I’m going to try something new: a Catalyst Athletics retrospective. Those of you who have been around for a while are well aware that the latter part of 2009 has contained quite a bit of excitement for us. ......
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