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How to keep the PRs Rolling
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | October 28 2011 | Comments (6)

Remember your first year or two of Olympic Weightlifting when you were literally hitting PR’s every week? Remember how awesome that felt? I remember guys who would train at the same place I did actually start plotting where they would be a year from wher... Continue reading
Heaving Snatch Balance: I'm Sorry for Doubting You
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 27 2011 | Comments (8)

Until maybe a year ago, I typically wrote off the heaving snatch balance as more of a piece in a teaching progression than a useful exercise. But in the last year, I've started usi... Continue reading
Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands Upon the Wheel: Committing to a Training Program
Matt Foreman | General Training | October 25 2011 | Comments

MULTI-TASKING!! Everybody knows what this is, right? I’m sure you do, because our society is obsessed with it. We’re all expected to be able to juggle se... Continue reading
Don't Let My Patella Hit You in the Face: The Myth of Weightlifting's Danger
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 18 2011 | Comments (6)

“Ouch, that looks like it really hurts your knees!”   If you’re a weightlifter, try to make a mental list of how many times you’ve heard somebody say... Continue reading
I Lost My Weightlifting Technique and Now I'm Upset
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 10 2011 | Comments (9)

I’ve always thought that one of the most frustrating things about being a weightlifter is that you can lose your technique.   Let me explain what I mean when I say... Continue reading
Midnight Shakes for Weight Gain
Greg Everett | General Training | October 7 2011 | Comments (2)

Anyone who has ever tried to gain a significant amount of weight has tried or at least heard of taking down a protein shake in the middle of the night. Most importantly, this is an opportunity to bump up caloric intake in a 24-hour period without adding more f... Continue reading
The Power Snatch: Uses & Cautions
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 5 2011 | Comments (6)

I’ve nearly always defined a power snatch (or clean) by a receipt above a parallel squat. This is how I was taught. For the most part, I continue to use this definition because it’s served me fine. However, at times I change my expectations based o... Continue reading
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 hardcor... 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... Continue reading
High School Kids Aren't All Idiots: Overcoming Fear
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 teac... Continue reading
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