Dilemmas of Competition and Retirement
I love it when I read things that get me thinking, because that’s when I get ideas for stuff to write.
One of the recent posts on this blog was from my friend Aimee Anaya Everett Fergie Madonna Spears, and one of the big questions in it was whet... Continue reading
Coach, I Totally Get It Now! Coaching Cues in Weightlifting
Here’s a weird little phenomenon to think about, because it’s something that works as a blessing for an athlete and an irritation for a coach.
In your ti... Continue reading
Maybe They're Not THAT Bad: Personalities in the Gym
I’m just going to ask you a blunt question, okay? Here it goes.
How often do you have to spend time in the gym with people you don’t like?
Think ... Continue reading
A Thank You and a Warning
You don’t do sloppy work at your job, do you?
If you’re an airplane mechanic, you don’t just spray some WD40 on a malfunctioning engine and then say, “That’s all I can do. I hope this sucker holds together.”
... Continue reading
They'll Never Take Us Alive
Does anybody here ever feel like they suffer from paranoia? I guess before you all start answering yes or no, let’s get an actual definition of what paranoia is. Paranoid thinking is when a person is heavily influenced by the fear that there is some... Continue reading
Some Nice Soothing Music to Piss Us All Off: Music for Training Motivation
You all like music, right?
I’m going to assume the answer to that question is yes, and I’ll also wager that you probably like to have music playing when you tr... Continue reading
Assistance Exercises With Cool Freaky Names
I was inspired by Greg’s recent blog post about the heaving snatch balance. What an idea…doing a quick write-up on a specific exercise instead of training philosophy, etc. Also, I always thought the name “heaving snatch balance&rdq... Continue reading
Peer Pressure Is a Good Thing
Remember when you learned about peer pressure for the first time? You were probably in high school, or maybe junior high. A teacher showed you a video where a juvenile delinquent kid with a motorcycle offers drugs to a little straight-laced kid that ... Continue reading
Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands Upon the Wheel: Committing to a Training Program
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
“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
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