Two Thoughts About Online Weightlifting Competitions
Last week, USA Weightlifting announced that the National Masters Championship in September will have to be run as an online competition. Many of you have probably already heard abo... Continue reading
Figuring Out Your Legacy and Identity in Weightlifting
I want to revisit a subject I wrote an article about a while back. Some of you might recognize some of this, but it’ll be new to most of you.
A few years ago, I was ... Continue reading
Will Your Olympic Lifting Maxes Survive the Quarantine?
The COVID-19 quarantine has been going on for several weeks now. Gyms have been closed almost everywhere throughout this time, so lots of weightlifters have been dealing with frust... Continue reading
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