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Training with Pain, It's Such a Happy Thing
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 7 2012 | Comments (9)

A neat little motivational motto has been gaining popularity in recent years. It’s the one that says, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” You’ve seen it, right? It’s all over t-shirts, gym posters, etc. “Pain is weaknes... Continue reading
Grip Strength Program for Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 30 2012 | Comments (7)

I've written about grip strength for weightlifting before, but have remained fairly vague with regard to actual training protocols. This time, I’m going to give you a simple program that you can start using right away as is, or modify a bit to suit y... Continue reading
Risks, Decisions, and Courage
Matt Foreman | General Training | April 26 2012 | Comments (11)

This one might not grab you right at the beginning. But if you stay with me until the end, I promise we’ll get something good out of it. If you’ve read some of my other stuff, you know I’m a fan of Ernest Hemingway. I don’t know if ... Continue reading
Where Have All The PRs Gone?
Aimee Anaya Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2012 | Comments (26)

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves—to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.” - Unknown Do you know what weightlifting is? It is the worst bitch you could ever encount... Continue reading
The Mental Switch: Prepare Yourself for Competition
Matt Foreman | General Training | April 18 2012 | Comments (7)

All great athletes have a mental switch, and it should be your goal to get one too. Think of a light switch in your house. You flip it, and the lights turn on. Pretty simple, ... Continue reading
Lowering the Bar Between Reps in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 16 2012 | Comments (4)

Generally snatches, cleans and jerks are dropped to the floor after the completion of successful reps. But when an athlete is doing multiple reps of the snatch or clean from the ha... Continue reading
The Superhero Complex: Stretch & Activate Easily for Squats
Greg Everett | Mobility & Training Preparation | April 9 2012 | Comments (6)

Easily the most common problem people bring up with regard to squatting is an inability to maintain the arch in their backs as they sit into the bottom position. This is not a comp... Continue reading
Learning Weightlifting Technique Through Imitation
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 2 2012 | Comments (18)

Has it ever occurred to you that weightlifting is a monkey-see-monkey-do activity? I’ve thought a lot about this over the years. If there is one thing I’ve be... Continue reading
Back to the Bottom: Squat Stance in the Snatch and Clean
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 20 2012 | Comments (2)

  I went to a weightlifting meet last weekend where almost sixty lifters were competing. It was a huge contest and a very long day, but it was a great one too. As with a... Continue reading
Hot Streaks in Weightlifting, Volume Two
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 9 2012 | Comments (2)

Have you ever sat down and written out your lifting goals on paper? I think it’s part of being on a hot streak. When your lifts are going through the roof, you start to think about how much progress you’re going to make in the future mont... Continue reading
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