Some Thoughts About COVID-19 and Weightlifting
So there’s this coronavirus thing going around right now. I’m not sure if you’ve heard about it…
All joking aside, can you believe this? I’m... Continue reading
Weightlifting Personalities: Are You a Dog or a Cat?
Some athletes are like dogs, and others are like cats. As a coach, you need to know how to handle both types. Let me explain.
With dog athletes, we’re talking about ... Continue reading
When a Weightlifter’s Toughness Goes Too Far
Not too long ago, I was watching the “Westside vs. The World” documentary film, which most of you have probably seen or heard of. It’s a chronicle of powerlifting... Continue reading
Inconveniencing Your Family and Friends With Your Weightlifting
I probably don’t even need to do a preamble paragraph to set up the topic of this article, do I? The title is loud and clear, and I’m pretty sure everybody understands ... Continue reading
About Egypt’s Weightlifting Suspension for Drugs
I’m writing this article on day two of the 2019 IWF World Championships. Everybody always loves watching the Worlds, and the hoopla is even higher this year because it’... Continue reading
Are the Olympic Lifts Helpful for ALL Athletes?
Almost all of my articles are about competitive Olympic weightlifting. Training, competition, mental development, etc. At this point, I think I’ve written around 300 articles... Continue reading
Weightlifting Weight Classes: Tweeners Should Go Up (Mostly)
Over the years, lots of weightlifters have asked me for advice about which weight class they should compete in. They tell me their bodyweight status, the class they’re curren... Continue reading
Don’t Worry…They’ll Suffer Too: Competitiveness in Weightlifting
I hope many of you are chuckling after reading the title of this article. That means you already know what I’m going to say and it gives you some devious pleasure.
E... Continue reading
Million-Dollar Bodies & Five-Cent Heads: Mental Strength in Weightlifting
There’s nothing more frustrating than a weightlifter with a million-dollar body and a five-cent head.
You know the ones I’m talking about, right? These are the... Continue reading
The Press-out Rule: Weightlifting’s Latest Drama Generator
The press-out rule has been around forever in weightlifting. It’s one of the fundamental technical rules of the sport, and probably the most prominent one. If you’re a ... Continue reading