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Weightlifting Talent & Craziness: Are ALL The Good Ones Nuts?
Matt Foreman | General Training | October 26 2015 | Comments (2)

Does high performance go hand-in-hand with having a difficult personality? Seriously, think about all the famous names you’ve heard about, people who have incredible talents ... Continue reading
Getting Through a Five-Year Setback
Matt Foreman | General Training | January 26 2015 | Comments (5)

You’ve all heard the old expression, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So I’m gonna write approximately 1,000 words about a picture.   These articles on the Catalyst Athletics website are always accompanied by a photo. When ... Continue reading
Going From Level 3 to Level 7: Athlete & Coach Ability
Matt Foreman | General Training | December 16 2014 | Comments

Let me tell you one of the best things I know about coaching and athlete performance.   First of all, good coaching is important. If you’ve got an athlete (or an entir... Continue reading
I'm Gonna Have Me Some Fun... The Predator Cycle
Mike Gray | General Training | October 13 2014 | Comments (14)

I need to explain the title of this first before I get started. In 1987, I had just finished my freshman year of high school and I went and saw Predator in the theater. This was du... Continue reading
Are You an Athlete or an Exerciser?
Greg Everett | General Training | August 11 2014 | Comments (9)

Before you even say it, no, the title isn’t a jab at CrossFitters. This has nothing to do with what sport or activity you choose to pursue, only how you pursue it. It could be CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting or golf.   With the proliferation o... 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
Advice: Sometimes It's Okay, But... Unsolicited Coaching
Matt Foreman | General Training | February 24 2014 | Comments (2)

Here’s a little story for ya… I competed in my first powerlifting meet when I was fifteen years old. Back then, I was basically a hick from the mountains who came t... Continue reading
Motivation, Inspiration and Stabbing: 5 Steps to Being a Good Motivator
Matt Foreman | General Training | January 14 2013 | Comments (3)

I want you to think of someone who’s a good motivator. Know what I mean? This has to be somebody with a really strong ability to get you fired up, feeling positive and rea... Continue reading
Dumb Weightlifting Questions
Greg Everett | General Training | October 17 2012 | Comments (44)

It was suggested to me by our talented editor Yael that I write an article about “dumb” weightlifting questions. I turned to the internet’s leading repositories of dumb questions—Facebook and Twitter—for some ideas. The following ... Continue reading
How To Avoid Sucking When You Get Older
Matt Foreman | General Training | May 15 2012 | Comments (23)

How many of you have seen a movie called Vision Quest? It’s a 1985 flick about a high school wrestler who wants to make his mark in life by accomplishing something huge, so he decides to drop two weight classes and challenge the toughest undefeated grapp... Continue reading
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